Country house for sale with lake Aisne, Picardie, France
Grand country house with gatehouse, hunting lodge and fishing lake in 5 manicured acres
The property is situated in a commanding position on the edge of the small village of Terny-Sorny, in the Aisne department. Schools, shops, restaurants and other businesses are located near the village, most notably in Soissons. Soissons also has good transport links (road and rail).
Geographical location: Soissons (7 km), Laon (28 km), Compiègne (48 km), Reims (61 km), Roissy CDG (87 km), Paris (108 km), Brussels (196 km), Calais (227 km), Luxembourg (241 km)
There are a number of entries to this property. Today we let the motorised gates directly in front of the main house swing open for us. At the other end of the drive we see the main house. The stone building is imposing, but elegantly proportioned. Climbing a few steps, we pass through the arched gateway and in through the main entrance.
Inside we are in a large hallway, with a grand staircase off to the left. To the rear of the property, side by side, there is a dining room and two sitting rooms. From the middle one, French doors lead out to the rear terrace. On the ground floor we also find a large kitchen with an informal dining room, and with a pantry to the rear. From here we have access both to the basement and, via a second staircase, to the upper floors. This floor also has an office, a cloakroom, and two WCs.
On the first floor we find the huge owners’ suite, with a bedroom, dressing room, office and bathroom. There are a further three en-suite bedrooms, as well as a large dressing room – all of which are accessible from the elegant hallway. There is also a WC off the hallway.
On the second floor we find a large games/home cinema room with a bar. There are four bedrooms (one with a shower room and three with sinks) as well as a separate shower room. Finally there is a storage room.
Below the house there is a full basement, with direct access from the garden. In the basement we find a double, temperature/humidity controlled wine cellar, as well as the oil central heating, water softener, pressure enhancer, etc.
The house is fully double glazed.
The property also benefits from a gatehouse. This has a fitted kitchen, a living/dining room and WC on the ground floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, as well as a basement.
The hunting lodge features a kitchen, a living room and a dining room, two double bedrooms, a shower room and two WCs – all on one floor.
Furthermore the property has another cellar in the garden, several garages and a large outbuilding.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn, gently sloping away from the house. There are mature trees and a herb/vegetable garden. Off to the side of the house there is a tennis court.
A very nice feature of the property is an artificial stream, which leads to a small (ca. 0.4 acre) fishing lake.
This is a truly remarkable property.
- Property type
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 18,480 m²
- Total living area
- 459 m²
- Stories / levels
- All bathrooms
- Garage car spaces
- Tennis court(s)
- Caretaker cottage