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This unique country estate is located on the original site of the 13th century motte-and-bailey castle built in 1243 by Gautier, Earl of Avesnes and Blois, Lord of Guise. A magnificent mound on which the fortified tower once stood still stands proudly overlooking the rivers Oise and Le Ton, currently planted with mixed fruit orchard, next to the mansion house. According to the locals, the mound contains 8 underground mystery chambers. There is a great scope for aspiring historians – archaeologists – treasure hunters to explore at this property while living the life of a Lord or Lady of your own Manor! Read more ...
This outstanding property is located at the outskirts of the historic town of Étréaupont, known since the Roman times, with easy reach to Route Nationale N2 from Paris to Brussels. Central Paris is within 165 km (103 miles), Brussels – 109 km (68 miles), ferry ports to the UK at Calais – 186 km (116 miles) and Dunkerque -167 km (104 miles).
In Étréaupont you will find a bakery, a butcher’s, a grocer’s, a pharmacy, several cafes, a church and a petrol station. In the nearest town of Vervins (8 km or 5 miles) there is a hospital, two supermarkets, banks, schools, restaurants, a post office, a railway and a police station. Other larger towns with similar facilities (La Capelle and Hirson) are located within a 9 km radius.
This perfect 19th century estate can be used not only as a family home but also as an exclusive training and events centre, boutique guest house, a health retreat etc. The new owners can convert the outbuilding into an additional accommodation, artist’s studio, office space – possibilities are endless.
The property is ideally located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the centre of the historic Thiérache region, close to two natural reserves: Parc Naturel Regional de l’Avesnois and Parc Naturel Regional des Ardennes. The ‘Axe vert de la Thiérache’, a walking/biking/horse-riding route, runs next to the property’s garden. It follows the disused and dismantled old railway track from Hirson to Guise (about 39 km long).
Across this walking/biking/horse-riding route there is a separate plot of land (650 m2) belonging to the property along the bank of the river Oise. It offers your own access to the river for fishing, canoeing or simply relaxing.
The Manor house offers 245 m² of habitable space and additional convertible space in the attic, on a plot of 8636 m2.
The house has been lovingly restored and maintained over the years, preserving its 19th century original features and character: a solid wood and tiled floor, marble fireplaces and mouldings. No expense was spared in selecting and installing the modern fitted kitchen units with the latest appliances, bathrooms, the state-of-the-art, very expensive central heating system, marble flooring, double glazing – the list can go for a long time. The first thing that strikes you when you enter the property – is an exceptional attention to detail and quality of materials and workmanship.
INSIDE THE MANSION HOUSE CONSISTS OF:
Sitting/Living room 1 (25 m2): connected to the kitchen, fireplace;
Kitchen (15 m2): a large window to the terrace and the garden, cooking island, fitted cupboards, cooker and oven, dishwasher, sink. Recently installed designer kitchen;
Front entrance hall / bureau: outside entrance door, two toilets, a recess for a wood burner, and two built-in wardrobes/cupboards;
Shower room: hand wash basin, cupboard, walk-in shower;
Sitting/Living room 2 (25 m2): fireplace, doors on both side of the fireplace to the interconnected dining room;
Dining room (25 m2): fireplace, double doors to the interconnected veranda;
Veranda (15 m2): double glazing, panoramic views of the garden;
Original wooden staircase to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 (25 m2), two built-in wardrobes;
Bedroom 2 (25 m2): hand-wash basin;
Bedroom 3 (25 m2): four built-in wardrobes, hand-wash basin;
Bedroom 4 (25 m2): fireplace, two built-in wardrobes, interconnected with bedroom 1;
Bathroom: two hand-wash basins, bath with shower and steps for an easy access to the bath, toilet;
Original wooden staircase to the second floor.
Loft space, ready to be converted into an apartment, playroom, etc.
Garage with an inspection pit
Oil Boiler room
Ground floor: three sections: garage, two horse stalls, open-air wood shed;
First floor: a large, open-space workshop, which can be converted into an apartment.
Spacious gravelled driveway with parking for several cars or motorhomes
Two south-facing terraces at the back of the house with amazing views over the rivers Oise and Le Ton:
Terrace 1: raised and gravelled, steps to terrace 2, decorative espaliered plane trees;
Terrace 2: laid in grass
Gardens: the main plot, including the front and the back gardens, is fully enclosed, fenced and gated. The gardens are laid in lawn, mature shrubs and trees. The gardens are not overlooked on any side.
Mound of the 13th century motte-and-bailey castle
Mixed fruit orchard: apple, pear and plum trees
A wood with walking/running paths
A separate nearby plot of land (650 m2) along the river Oise
This magnificent family home is full of opportunities and needs to be seen at the earliest opportunity. Viewing is strictly by appointment with the agent.
All measurements are approximate.
DPE : The energy estimation cannot be produced owing to a lack of appropriate data that conforms to the "arrêté du 15 septembre 2006 relatif au DPE".