From the beamed interior to the riverside walk, this is a home that surprises and delights at every turn.
There is a magical realm hidden behind a demure wall in this wonderful medieval town. Enter through the gates from Rue Romagon and a captivating vista greets you, colourful planting, grass stretching away and majestic trees encircling, providing a haven to escape within. It is an environment that has enchanted generations of family and this is a home that is very much about enjoying life and bringing family together.
It is a home that captured the owners hearts nearly thirty years ago, a chance to purchase parkland that was once part of a, now no more, chateau, this property the former granary to the estate.
Once inside the walls of the garden a sense of peace descends and the majesty of the building becomes apparent. A delightful timbered facade speaks of the wonders to discover inside, a delight that is all the more impressive considering this was originally a working building and not designed to be a home as we know it.
The house has been improved by the owners during their tenure and there is still opportunity for you to add your flourish to this wonderfully spacious accommodation.
The house feels full of surprises, we were charmed by the kitchen, at one point a garage, it is a special space punctuated by mellow timbers that divide the breakfast area from the working space. It is somewhere to sit with a morning coffee, the door open to the terrace, to contemplate the day ahead and make plans then, at the end of the day, catch a moment to reflect on the achievements. It is also the place to admire the stained glass window, a relic of the former chateau we understand, and one of the many items that was salvaged and used when this home was converted to a residence.
The split level living and dining room has a grandeur that matches expectations, tall ceilings, wonderful beams and a fireplace to focus the living space upon. Grand windows look over the garden and there is a sense of tradition here that captivates.
Currently used as a study, a former bedroom has an en suite, it typifies the way this home can be flexible to suit whatever purpose needed as a family grows up, leaves and then returns to visit with grandchildren in tow, and this is a home that sees plenty of visitors and has the space for them. The star of the ground floor for many will be the suite of rooms that form the main bedroom, the bedroom itself has elegance at every turn, the en suite bathroom is a huge room stretching out and connects through, with a jack and jill arrangement, to a dressing room that, if needed could be another bedroom.
Prepare yourself for upstairs, it takes a moment, as you ascend the stairs and start to explore, to absorb the space that exists. The first bedroom you enter has been designed for visiting grandchildren, a room to share and play within, and as we said, it has served the family well, it once even housed a kitchenette.
The next bedroom is set as a first floor sitting room for visiting family and beyond is a vast play room, space that even this family has yet to fully utilise and it is a room that you may well find new uses and designs for.
There is another bedroom on this floor and bathroom too. The accommodation doesn't quite end there as outside you'll find doors leading down to a vaulted cellar space, storage aplenty there.
This feels like a complete home and we think it is, wander around the garden down to the rivers edge amidst the trees. Where garden meets the Aube, here a different feel envelops you, amidst the calm of the trees, a coolness on a hot day, this is where you can sit on a stone bench and reflect, perhaps watch from a distance as the children play. There's the swimming pool by the house, a pool house beside it and a garage and car port, all tucked away behind that demure wall that hides you from Rue Romagon.
A regal Plane tree stands watch over the grounds, believed to be one of, if not the oldest tree in the region, it provides a link with the past, what tales it might tell could it share its memories.
It's hard to imagine from inside that the historic town is a short walk away across the bridge.
A fabulous school nearby, champagne fields in the distance and historic wooded hilltops rising above.
This is an area that has so many stories to tell. Attila the Hun left his mark upon local legends, medieval fairs brought spices and silks from far afield when Bar Sur Aube was an incredibly important trade point.
Today it is a quieter place, life moves gently apace with the flow of the river. Champagne is the word that comes to mind when people mention the town, yet it has industry and farming to support the economy too. Stretching out away from Bar sue Aube is delightful countryside, your close to the Parc Naturel Régional de la Forêt d'Orient, seventy thousand hectares of protected woodland with five thousand hectares of lakes.
Live here and you'll always find ways to have fun.
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