BUILT IN 1920 using Paris stone this EXCEPTIONAL MANSION has been entirely renovated to the very highest standards with superb hand painted marbling and faux effect decoration by the finest craftsmen in France.
Original oak parquet floors, marble fireplaces, mouldings and a magnificent staircase have been beautifully restored while the addition of an elevator and external fire escapes means that the building conforms to safety and mobility regulations.
IT IS DISCRETELY LOCATED 900m from Béthune station (Paris 1h20 by TGV) the mansion is 15km from the A26/E15 motorway.
With room to seat 70 guests and to accommodate a drinks reception for up to 300 people the mansion is an ideal venue for hosting business events.
High ceilings ensure excellent natural lighting with views over the elegant arches of the ruins of a Franciscan convent built around 1515 that lie within the grounds.
There are 5 reception rooms on the 1st floor and 2 luxury ‘gîtes’ on the 2nd floor. Video available.
GROUND FLOOR: 253m².
MAGNIFICENT BANQUETING HALL 100m² beautifully decorated to the very highest standard with faux effect graining and marbling on the walls and ceiling mouldings. Period features include oak parquet flooring, a superb chandelier and a magnificent marble fireplace. Full length south facing windows provide excellent natural light throughout with views across the grounds towards the historic Franciscan arches.
KITCHEN 36m² with 39m² of cold and ambient storage. Conveniently located next to the banqueting hall this spacious kitchen with a large marble topped central aisle unit that is ideal for food preparation. STRONG ROOM: 5m²
GEORGE Vl ROOM: 19m² currently used as a music room.
VISITOR CLOAKROOM: 9.5m² includes a washbasin and two toilets featuring marble walls and faux effect decorated ceiling.
ENTRANCE HALL: 36.2m² has a beautiful mosaic floor with an art deco theme echoed in the decoration on the walls. The hall leads to the magnificent MARBLE STAIRCASE overlooked by a stained glass window by George Depienne (1877-1937).
Access to the 1st floor is via these stairs or by an ELEVATOR.
1st FLOOR : 251m² comprises 4 individually styled reception rooms which could be used as offices or bedrooms.
“CATHERINE DE MEDICIS” RECEPTION ROOM 41m². This Italian themed room has authentic pink Venetian stucco plastered walls, faux effect marble columns and an original marble fireplace. A south facing balcony that overlooks the garden is accessed via a beautiful oval alcove.
“ALEXANDER THE GREAT” RECEPTION ROOM 34m². Decorated with dramatic faux effect marbling and trompe l’oeil figures, this reception room projects a modern dynamic image.
“NAPOLEON” RECEPTION ROOM 24m². Trompe l'oeil wood panelling on the walls and a marble fire place reflect the imperial theme of this impressive study.
“THE CHILDREN'S” RECEPTION ROOM 19m². Highly original lettered panels adorn the walls of this beautifully decorated room.
FERNANDEL GAMES/PROJECTION ROOM 51m², currently used as a games/projection room and has 2 adjacent WCs totalling 4.4m². With access to the first floor fire escape.
DISCO ROOM 20m².
FIRST FLOOR CORRIDOR 48m², with 2 WCs 9.5m² with marble walls and a hand painted faux effect ceiling.
2nd FLOOR: - 261m² consists of 2 independent luxury apartments/gîtes.
The 1st apartment has 3 double bedrooms, a large living room with an open plan kitchen, a shower room with toilet, a bathroom and separate toilet.
The 2nd apartment is a duplex with a black marble shower room, living room with American kitchen and separate toilet. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms and a circular gallery with room for a further bed.
EXTERIOR: The secluded landscaped garden is versatile and can be used in summer months for large events, weddings, seminars, etc. or alternatively as private off road PARKING for up to 25 CARS. In addition to the 16th century arches, there is a 1940 bunker that provides a secretive & original refuge.
THE BASEMENT: - 193m² with brick flooring.
The Boiler room: 10m², has an oil fired boiler. Oil storage room: 9m². The adjoining storage room is 19m² with the gas meter for the kitchen. The Wine cellar: 16.7m² has a steel reinforced door. Other Storage rooms total: 138m².
Floor plans available from the agent
- Commercial (category)
- Property Type
- Hotel / Restaurant / Bar
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 0-1 HA
- Total living m2
- 765 m²
- Plot size m2
- 1,953 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet