Auxerre

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AUXERRE 507 m2 12 Rooms

€ 5 190 000

Reference : 485868

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    Description of the property

    € 5 190 000

    Reference : 485868

    A 16th century chateau, surrounded by 443 ha of land, less than two hours from Paris. A chateau and its numerous outbuildings, including a wine storehouse and stables, where the borders of the French departments of Yonne, Loiret and Nièvre meet. The property stands in a village near to Saint-Fargeau and Guédelon. The nearest train station is in Briare, 15 minutes away from the estate. It has links to Paris-Bercy. All amenities are to be found in the surrounding villages, just a few minutes from the property. This estate is in a verdant commune, dotted with clearings and criss-crossed by pathways. Visitors, seeking to access this property, have to go along the edge of a forest, dotted with little lakes, followed by fields and vines which eventually reveal an impressive and elegant chateau. A glazed-tile roof, covering the residence, contrasts with its white limestone facade. Numerous outbuildings precede the large building and impressive wrought gates stand at the entrance to the property. A vast paved courtyard makes it possible to park near to the chateau which is bordered on the north side by a forest, planted with oak trees. There are fields for as far as the eye can see on the south side. A chapel concealed amongst the tall grasses watches over the property. This chateau is surrounded by superb hunting grounds, with excellent resources and facilities (hides, hedges, aviaries, 4 lakes, farm and scrubland). The estate grounds and its resources make it particularly good for hunting and fishing. The chateauThe family that marked the history of this estate is without any doubt the De-Lestrade family who lived on the property from 1821 until 1909. It was this family that changed the chateau's architecture. Wrought iron gates with gold-leaf points mark the entrance to this estate. Further away, two limestone towers covered with glazed roof tiles flank the entrance to the chateau. Each tower has its own weather vane. The roofs with their coloured tiles have been completely renovated. Both pavilions feature double, small-paned windows. Small openings in the top of the towers resemble round loop-holes. The quoins on these pavilions are made of limestone and a moulded string course goes around their facades. The entrance doors feature a semi-circular stone arch with a through voussoir. Both buildings are bordered by a low wall. Beyond the pavilions, a large paved courtyard is laid out in front of the main residence. It is partially enclosed by a balustrade. A low wall, the base, replaces the balusters at regular intervals. The chateau itself is divided into three sections. It is flanked by two pavilions. An impressive central building was built in the 19th century by Count-de-Lestrade. A porch with several steps leads to double wooden doors, featuring coloured stained glass windows, that mark the main entrance. The opening is adorned on either side with scrolls. On the first floor are two matching openings with baluster railings. A moulded frieze runs along the facade. It is topped with a coat-of-arms belonging to the Marquis-de-Lestrade which represents a fess with 3 stars and 5 branches, symbol of human destiny and a border flanked by three ermine flecks which evokes innocence and grandeur. Two lions have been placed on either side of the coat-of-arms to symbolise strength and courage. It is topped with a Marquis' crown, showing Georges-de-Lestrade's social status. The base level of the chateau has basement windows. The two pavilions on either side of the central building feature attic roof dormers. Several oblong bull's eye windows adorn the attic level. Base level This level comprises a vaulted cellar and several utility rooms, including the chateau's kitchen spanning approx. 20 m². It has an open-hearth fireplace. Although the kitchen is in the basement, it remains bright ... Ref. ad : 485868

    • Type of property : Castle

    • Heating : Fuel oil

    • Living Space : 507 m2

    • Plot : 4336638 m2

    • Bedrooms : 6

    • Rooms : 12

    • Energy efficiency rating : The EPC of this announcement was not given by the agency.

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    NC excluding notary, registration and land registration fees

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