Only 50kms from central Paris, located in the Lunain valley region of Seine-et-Marne this peaceful property is located in the quiet area of St-Nicolas-de Macherin and only 3km from the village of Barbizon, a well known mythical place of pre-impressionist painters in the 19th century and continues to be an artist’s haven to this day .
In the close vicinity is the famous Forest of Fontainebleau, a UNESCO world heritage site which attracts international visitors, wooded paths are within walking distance of this tranquil pine forest which is populated with spectacular boulders and is a mecca for avid rock climbers.
The historic town of Fontainebleau is 15 minutes away , with it's impressive Chateau, regal buildings, cosmopolitan drinking and dining scene, and an international graduate business school INSEAD on the doorstep.
Two of France’s top 10 Golf clubs: Golf du Fontainebleau and Cely-en- Biere Golf & Country Club are both within 8km drive .
16 Rooms, 8 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, grounds 2550 sq m, living area 355sq m, 4 car garage.
The property sits within grounds of 2550sq m with lawns and trees to all aspects surrounded by hedges and includes its own water source.
Views from the rear of the property overlook protected corn fields, which are believed to be the fields depicted in Monet’s famous paintings “Fields of Corn” and the famous "Angelus"
The area of the house totals 525sq m comprising basement, ground floor and first floor .
Ground floor: 180 sq m comprising a large entrance hall, cloakroom area, guest toilet, very large double living room with French windows opening directly onto a broad south facing terrace overlooking the gardens to the front of the property, open plan dining room with French windows , large kitchen with all appliance , 5 bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. A staircase from the hallway leads to the basement. All rooms enjoy high ceilings of 2.5m.
First Floor: 175sq m separate outside access from the rear of the property (with provision to link internally to ground floor) comprises a large living room with magnificent fireplace suitable for wood burning and dining area , kitchen with all appliances, 3 large bedrooms, including vast master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 1 further bathroom and separate large washroom with WC (could easily convert to shower room) .Access to large unconverted loft from main corridor.
The majority of rooms on the first floor enjoy delightful views over the surrounding corn fields which are believed to be the fields depicted in Monet's famous paintings "Fields of Corn" and "The Angelus " Given the artistic importance of the fields these are protected and no construction will be permitted .
Basement: An enormous basement 170 sq m in area which houses a laundry room, wine cellar, large workshop room, further storage room, boiler room installed with 2 new gas fires boilers coupled with 600L water storage tanks , garage ( 45sq m) with space for 4 cars also includes an inspection pit .
Solar panels are installed to preheat water in a 1000L storage tank .
Reticulation for garden is served by pumped water from the source .
Water from the source is piped for use within the property if required, but presently water from the town supply is being used for household purposes .
The property nestles in picturesque, peaceful surroundings on the outskirts of the village of Barbizon with motorway access to Paris (A6) only 2km away.
Perfect for a large family.
Immediate easy rental of the first floor as a self contained appartment if wishing to keep as a separate dwelling.
Potential for use as a guest house .