LE CHATEAU DE MONTJALIN
A splendid late century 18th century chateau, listed ‘monument historique’. Entirely restored by its present owners with considerable taste to constitute a comfortable and very elegant home, with extensive period outbuildings including a gardener’s lodge, an orangery, garages and barns, and a well-designed modern garage building housing a motor museum, surrounded by spacious grounds, a former vegetable garden (with swimming pool and helipad), woods and grazing land: in all, 35.47 acres with panoramique views over the burgundy countryside, the Morvan to the south and the Avallonnais to the north.
Situation and Communications:
Montjalin is some 4 miles to the East of the delightful historic market town of Avallon (sub-prefecture), on the edge of a hamlet surrounded by attractive countryside. It is about half-way between Paris (135 miles) and Lyon (150 miles) with particularly easy road access by the Autoroute du Soleil, A6 (Exit No 22, Avallon, 2 miles). Auxerre is 32 miles to the North; Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, 62 miles to the East. Amongst other interesting places nearby, it is worth mentioning Vezelay with its world-famous Basilica (13 miles to the West) and Chablis with its celebrated Vineyards (25 miles to the North). There is an excellent train service from Montbard, 20 miles to the East, with TGV High Speed Trains to Paris – Gare de Lyon as well as to London and Brussels via Lille and Charles de Gaulle CHARLES Airport.
Entrance hall with a grand stairway, salon, dining room, billiard room, library/study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, laundry room, 14 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Extensive attics and vaulted lars, including the old kitchen, bread oven and well. Oil-fired central heating throughout the ground and first floors and electric radiators on the second floor. Gardner’s lodge with living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Orangery, garages, barns and 8,000 sq. ft. of modern ‘Museum’ buildings constructed in harmony with its surroundings, presently housing a car collection.
PRICE: ON REQUEST