Beautiful 16th c. presbytery, original features, great view,

€330,000  £289,113
Region: Champagne - Ardenne
Department: Haute-Marne
Ref No: 48475
Type: Detached
Date Added: 14/08/2011
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• An attractive, comfortable and large 16th century presbytery on grounds of 7.6 acres

• Exceptional location, high sun exposure, overlooking the whole valley with a unique, panoramic view in a protected, quiet historical village

• Beautifully decorated, strong Construction, 2 floors

• All distinctive original features : original 10-meter chestnut beams, original frame, three original fireplaces, vaulted cellar, original French oak ceilings, etc

• Huge space, en-suite bedroom and separated 120 m2 barn

• Possibilities of further conversion, space addition and added-value

• Close to all amenities and connections with excellent quality of life

Perfectly suitable as investment, second / holiday home, retreat, retirement or conversion as a gîte.

Overall description:


Presbytery located in an exceptional protected green spot in the midst of a historical typical French residential village, next to a 16th century and ancient church.

Located in the protected sought-after Champagne-Ardennes region, a stones’ throw away from Burgundy, famous as the birth place and residence of General de Gaulle.

Very attractive green area famous for hunting, fishing, hiking, and also for wine-tasting in particular and other cultural activities.

The local rivers are classified nationally as ‘first category’ due to the quality of the water. Several large lakes are also located about 10 minutes away from the properties.

The village is 20 km away from Chaumont, the “chef-lieu” of the department. All shops and conveniences are available from the small near-by village.

Great quality of life with a mild local climate.

Attractive financial support can be obtained in case of B&B, very successful in the area.

Local taxation very low.


Built in 1566 and the village itself dates back to 1174.

16 priests actually lived in this presbytery between 1501 and 1792.

Perfect condition, both inside and outside, and beautifully decorated. It can be inhabited as it stands, without any need for work or renovation.

Originals features, such as

- Three original beautiful fireplaces
- Original 10-meter chestnut beams running through the ceilings

- 3.14 m high original French oak ceilings

- Vaulted cellar

- Original wooden frame.

- 19th century tiles (80 for 1 m2) – old spare tiles available.

All in sound and perfect condition.

Breathtaking panoramic view.

The presbytery itself is surrounded by ancient walls and offers an
outstanding and unique view on the Rognon valley.

Fountain in the back garden.

Surface areas:

Ground-floor surface area of the property: 125 m2
First floor with a large en-suite bedroom of 60 m2
Further conversion possible on the 1st floor with another 65 m2
Further transformation possible in the attic as a 2nd floor for additional living space of about 80m2

Total habitable surface area of the house: 330 m2

Surface area of the gardens (front yard and back garden): 470 m2

Additional barn, separated to presbytery: 120 m2 of ground floor surface (in addition to a 1st floor). It houses currently 3 cars.


The presbytery was built on the basis of the ancient ‘golden number’ for perfect room sizes and construction harmony, each of the rooms on the ground floor having a surface area of 25 m2 (i.e. 5 x 5 m), and the middle corridor measuring 10 x 2.5 m.

General condition:

Perfect condition.

Absolutely no need for renovation or repair.

Beautiful and tasteful decoration, making it a cosy home in a historical property.

Can be inhabited immediately as is.

Just unpack your luggage and you are home !

Part of the furniture can also be sold with the property if desire

Home Features: Water connected, Sewage connected, Electricity connected, Gas connected, Telephone connected, Central Heating, Broadband,
Community Features: Local Shops, Boating, Entertainment, Playground/Park,

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