In the enchanting village of Épiais-Rhus, nestled within France's famed Paris-Isle of France region, sits a breathtaking seven-bedroom mansion. This rural jewel offers a unique blend of comfortable living and luxury, making it an idyllic choice for a large family or an opportune investment for anyone seeking to establish a high-end Bed & Breakfast or charming Boutique Hotel.
Situated just 40 minutes outside of Paris and on the outskirts of Pontoise, this stunningly preserved 19th-century mansion rests on a full acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. Steeped in history and rich with natural beauty, this house is more than ready to welcome its new owners.
The village of Épiais-Rhus is accessible by public transportation (RER A) which is a mere 15-minute trip away, and it offers a 35-minute ride directly to the Champs Elysees. For those preferring road travel, major highways link you directly to Paris (A15), with CDG airport just 54km away, while major shopping centres provide plenty of options for retail therapy.
In this locale, you're perfectly situated to take advantage of the natural beauty of the Vexin Regional Nature Park. Known for its diverse and unspoilt scenery comprised of woods, forests, meadows, fields, and hills, this park provides an ideal retreat for nature lovers. Inspired by this stunning scenery, many Impressionist painters have played here.
This estate possesses all the charm and delicacy you can expect from a residence of its era, but with the added benefit of renovations and extensions. As soon as you enter through the impressive automatic gate and along the driveway, the presence of a courtyard and a double garage will greet you. Inside, you'll discover a home boasting high ceilings, a majestic marble fireplace, original wooden staircases, tile flooring, and other exquisitely elegant fittings. A standout feature is a Balinese Hardwood sliding door, handcrafted by a Master craftsman in Bali, that ushers you in.
The spacious living room, approximately 60 square meters, is bathed in light. A marvelous marble fireplace and four French windows providing stunning garden views make this room both impressive and inviting. The elaborately equipped kitchen features a top-of-the-range stove, a double oven, wide granite counters, a pantry, and a cozy island that begs for breakfast served in the morning sunshine.
The dining room, with its French doors and garden access, makes entertaining an elegant affair. Practical needs are taken care of with a well-placed laundry room and guest WC. The master bedroom, with its French doors to the garden, is a private haven complete with an en-suite bathroom featuring a double shower, a large jacuzzi bath, dual wash-hand basins, a bidet, a Sauna, and a walk-in wardrobe.
Ascending to the first floor reveals three light-filled double bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor offers up another three airy bedrooms, one with a dedicated en-suite bathroom and another bathroom that can be used privately.
Beyond the main residence, you'll find a sizeable workshop, storage room, cellar, and boiler area located within the basement. The home's heating needs are met with a geothermal system that ensures consistent underfloor warmth.
Stepping out into the garden, you're greeted by towering, age-old trees, an assortment of fruit trees, blossoming roses, fragrant lavender, a productive vegetable patch, and a picturesque pond complete with a fountain statue and thriving water lilies. An outbuilding offers extra storage space, a wood shed, and a second separate double garage. Thanks to the innovative underground rainwater storage system, the garden remains lush and verdant throughout the warm summer months without additional water costs.
For the potential homeowner, inhabiting this property offers not just a home but a lifestyle. Imagine having convenient access to local amenities like shops, restaurants, and a post office. The weather in this region mirrors the gentle climate of Paris, with mild winters and pleasantly warm summers, never becoming unbearably hot or uncomfortably cold. With the beauty of nature practically at your doorstep, you can enjoy regular forays into Vexin Regional Nature Park or just luxuriate in your private acre of landscaped gardens.
The commercial centre of Osny is nearby, as are the train stations of Cergy, Pontoise or Osny, and the A15 motorway. For families, the local schools of Epiais-Rhus Elementary, Osny Middle and High School, Pontoise University, and ESSEC are within easy reach.
Look no further if you are seeking the charm of countryside living within the outskirts of the dynamic city of Paris. This stunning property could be your peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Encapsulating rural charm and modern luxury, this seven-bedroom mansion in Épiais-Rhus deserves to be seen to be truly appreciated.