• Magnificent country house

    Magnificent country house and dependance,
    7 km from one of most beautiful villages of Paris area — Montfort l'Amaury


  • Magnificent
    historical house

    • 8 Bebrooms
    • 6 Baths
    • 1 Kitchen

About Property

Magnificent historical house entirely renovated. 7km from beautiful village of Montfort l'Amaury (castle, church, Ravel's home) in the Forêt de Rambouillet (200 km2). Former hunting lodge of President Sadi Carnot.



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Year Renovation




Property Details

Main House

Total surface area of the main house is 390 M2

  • Cellar size : 130 M2
  • Main bedroom : 60 M2
  • Kitchen : 60 M2
  • 3 bathrooms, shower Hammam, 4 WC
  • Dining room : 60M2
  • Bedrooms : 4


Total surface area of the farm is 295 M2. The attic could be rendered habitable.

  • Number of Floors : 2
  • First floor : 110 M2
  • Bedrooms : 4
  • Attic : 150 M2
  • Bathrooms : 2
  • WC : 3


Total surface of grounds is 2.2 ha with numerous fine trees and pathways contourning property and duckpond with bridge to miniature island. Stables and hangar land registered and can be converted. Planning permission for an increase in surface area of a third of the whole house is granted as long as the extensions join onto the house. Situated on a cul de sac that gives direct access to extensive forest paths and riding ways.

  • Hangar : 2 cars
  • Stables : 2
  • Duck pond
  • Wells : 5

Maison de caractère dans un cadre exceptionnel à 7 km de Montfort l'Amaury, aux Bruyères, au coeur de la forêt de Rambouillet.


Location of home?

7 km from Montfort l'Amaury — one of most beautiful villages in France. many celebrities live (and have lived) in and around the area, Brigitte Bardot, Philippe Starck, Chantal Thomas, Florent Pagny, family Lagardere (St leger en Yvelines, Family Pinault (Grosrouvre), Guillaume Canet, Anoulh, Ravel, Victor Hugo, Anne de Bretagne... Proust talks about the Stained glass windows of the church in "À la recherche du temps perdu".

What's included in the sale? White goods? Curtains? Wood burner?

Everything, furniture negotiable. The kitchen, custom made in solid oak, with Italian cupboards and Ilve cooker will be left.

What's the council tax band?

About 3000 euros" taxe d'habitation" and the same for "Taxe Foncier" per annum.

Have there been any subsidence problems?

Not in the 150 years of its existence.


Paris easily accessible by car (40 mins — 45km to Porte d'Auteuil) or public transport — train station 15 minutes away — Paris Montparanasse 35 mins.

Deauville and the Normandy coast an hour and a half away.

Bus for schools in Rambouillet and International school in Montfort — 5 mins walk.

Why are you selling it?

Changing country of work.

What renovations have been done?

Work carried out 2004/2005 (all bills and invoices can been sent).

Are there any parking issues?


How old is the boiler and when was it last inspected?

Boilers serviced every year. 2 boilers (one in main house - de Dietrich, one in dependance) installed 2004/2005. Fuel oil. 2 tanks 5000 litres and 3000 litres.

How long have you lived there?

Since 2005.

If there's a real fire, is it safe to use?

2 fires and numerous, possibility for other fires (chimneys conserved). Must be correctly swept every year but used regularly. The fireplace in the salon is the most used.

Has anyone ever been murdered here?

No. Last owner Mme de Planard died at age of 103 (?), but not in house. (Béatrice FAURE-DURIF veuve CASTAN de PLANARD, 17 juin 2002).

David Lowe


Please no mandate, no agency, by word of mouth only!

David Lowe


S'il vous plaît, pas de mandat, pas d'agence, de bouche à oreille seulement !


    Saint-Léger-en-Yvelines (78610)


    +33 6 08 67 43 28
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