77 Mortcerf – This 15 room chateau set in 2 hectares is an ideal base for business, family and outdoor life.
This village in the woodlands of Brie is twenty five minutes’ drive from Val d’Europe malls and Disney complex and has a direct 45 min train to Paris every hour. The station is ten minutes’ walk from the property.
South facing, with tall ceilings (2m90), fireplaces and parquet flooring, the chateau itself has 500m2 of living space over 3 storeys. Generous reception rooms (100m2), 8 bedrooms, 2 studies, 4 bath or shower rooms, 3 separate toilets are served by two staircases and a fully fitted kitchen. The loft is converted (80m2) and the full basement provides cellars and utility rooms.
The grounds include a 2 bed guest cottage (70m2), a 1 bed caretakers’ lodge with barn and a garden reception hall for 60 people. To enjoy outdoors, there is a swimming pool (10*4m), mature trees, two ponds and a greenhouse.
Ironwork pedestrian and coach gates lead from the front wall of the property down a smart drive to the main entrance porch. There is ample gravelled parking space both at the top of the drive and to the left of the main building. The garden has extensive lawns, deciduous and evergreen trees and many decorative shrubs. From the full length stone veranda at the back of the building, the view is of broad lawns and trees with the outbuildings away to the sides.
From the entrance hall, there is access to the main horseshoe wooden staircase and of course the reception rooms. As well as a dual-aspect drawing room with fireplace and ‘point de Hongrie’ parquet, there is a separate dining room and a bright, classically designed extension, providing more living and dining space all along the garden veranda. The kitchen is a separate space with its own French windows and dining table. It has earthenware floor tiling and is fully fitted with light tiled surfaces and cabinets, hob, hood, oven, sink with drainer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is a downstairs toilet with basin.
Above each floor is arranged around the central stairwell, with bedrooms facing onto the grounds and bathrooms at each level, one with raised Jacuzzi. At the top, the attic is bright with skylights, beams and wooden flooring and could be a further bedroom, workspace or playroom.
The basement level provides two wine cellars, a laundry room with a shower facility and storage space. The windows, except on the veranda, are shuttered, the slate roof was redone in 2009 and there is oil-fired central heating, a water softener, ADSL internet.
The visitor’s cottage, close to the main building, has a large living space downstairs and a mezzanine level, a modern fitted kitchen, a shower room and separate toilet.
The caretaker’s cottage on the other hand is tucked away at the end of the grounds, with an adjacent shed. There is an open plan kitchenette in the main room, a mezzanine and a shower room with toilet.
On the other side of the garden is the stand-alone reception or activity hall, with tall windows onto the garden, ideal for parties, children’s activities or fitness. The large separate greenhouse is heated.
The village has the essentials, like a café, a doctor, ahairdresser, a boulangerie and elementary schooling. There are major supermarkets and shopping malls within a few kilometres. In addition to the SNCF trains from the village to Paris Gare de l’Est, there are within 19 kms two RER stations, Tournan - line E and Chessy Marne la Vallee - line A, where is also a TGV (speed train) connection.
- Property type
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 20,000 m²
- Total living area
- 500 m²
- All bathrooms
- Broadband internet
- Swimming pool