Soisy sur Seine, France
19c Mansion near Paris
Traditional “Mansard” house of 370 sqm from 19th century set in 2 hectares of a beautiful park and located along the Seine river just 30 to 40 minutes South of Paris.
Unique base to enjoy the calm of the countryside combined with the pleasure of days or nights visits to nearby Paris, Versailles or other renowned chateaux nearby (Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte). Fontainebleau also offers the best bouldering in Europe (if not the world!)
Families will also not miss a visit to Disneyland (45 minutes) or Asterix Park (1h).
The surrounding area provides biking, jogging or walking facilities along the Seine banks or in the nearby beautiful forest. 4 golfs are situated around 10 minutes drive.
The house comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on 3 floors. The house has been recently restored and redecorated by a well-known architect, providing simultaneously modern comfort and original features. Satisfying the most modern demands you’ll find a Lutron home automation, a multimedia installation, a 100Mb Ethernet/WiFi connection, a lounge with a LCD TV, DVD and music system, and a fully-equipped designer kitchen with Gaggenau appliances.
According to the French “bourgeois” style, a magnificent entry hall welcomes you and fire places are spread around the property: dining room (in state of work), reading room, bedrooms. The house has wooden floors throughout, and a traditional wooden staircase leading to the upper floors.
Numerous wooden French doors overlook the park and offer flow of lights all day long, and can be shuttered at night.
The large conservatory built in new materials (insulation, air condition) but following an old design provides at the same time a magnificent lounge overlooking the park and a home theatre which can be activated anytime (curtains automated, 3m wide unfolding screen).
The park surrounding the house offers green views, ancient trees, fruit trees, walking alleys, small soccer field, glasshouses and a playground area. As a central point of the park, a classified over 200 year old copper beech illuminates the views from the house.
A pool area is comprised of a pool of 14x7m (heated May to October), an independent 100 m2 pool house settled in an ancient Orangerie with kitchen, bathrooms, glass house, a 130 m2 shadowed wooden terrace overlooking the pool and the park, a Jacuzzi recessed in the terrace. Contemporary sets of resin furniture spread throughout the area will enable to welcome guests and family in this heaven…
In the basement, a very well filled Wine cellar (with possibility to reserve great bottles of all types of Bordeaux – from 1982).
A “caretaker” is available on site (living in an independent house well separated) and is looking after the park part time. His english is rudimentary but he speaks French, Portuguese and some Spanish.
The house is non smoking.
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 4000 square feet
1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, and 1 Double
10 guests maximum
Orly (ORY) and Roissy (CDG)
Cleaning is per hour and needs to be booked in advance.
- 40 inch plus tv
- Covered parking
- Dvd player
- Espresso machine
- High speed internet
- Hot tub
- Ipod dock
- Multiple tvs
- Satellite or cable
- Staffed guard gate
- Washer and dryer
- Wireless internet
Activities of Interest
- 4 golfs between 5 and 15 minutes away
- walking, hiking, biking in forest
Places of Interest
- Paris, 20 miles away
This house is so wonderful I almost want to leave a bad review so as not to let everyone in on the secret! The mansion is beautifully decorated, welcoming, comfortable and everything is designed around enjoying family time together (pool toys, ping pong, cinema room, video games, bikes - you name it, they have it here). The setting is just gorgeous on the banks of the Seine, with beautiful views, and next to extensive sports facilities (tennis courts, football pitches etc) - it's so calm and peaceful. The hosts Anne-Sophie and Stephane are very kind and helpful, and Vitor the caretaker is available to answer any questions during your stay. Paris is a short train ride away and flying into Paris Orly is so convenient for driving to the house.”
Serenity on the Seine
A special and unique property . The fusion of 19th century architectural tradition and contemporary restoration throughout is a perfect blend , providing ultimate comfort and an opportunity to recline into your surroundings .As previous reviewers have mentioned its location enables you to visit many places of interest. The highlights for us were in our immediate surroundings ,Walking around the property ,connecting with the trees and garden, walks along the river, daily visits to the local village , shopping for local fresh products at the Draveil market. Thanks to Stephane the owner for his communication leading up and during our visit . The caretaker Vitor is on site and of great assistance. Loved the peace of the place.”
What a wonderful stay
This estate is pretty incredible and better than the pictures. The kitchen is built for a chef but totally workable for the lay cook. There is an awesome air conditioned theater attached to the back of the home with a library of movies to watch. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable. Pool house is beautiful and the pool was a welcome break after a long day of sight seeing. The large grounds are fenced in so you have plenty of room to stretch out and if you have children, they get all their wiggles out. There is also a property manager on site so if you have questions they are quickly answered! The house is located about 40 minutes south of Paris. We braved the traffic (get a GPS!) and were able to run into Paris for sightseeing without issue. We also went to Fontainebleau and Versailles also each about a 45 minute drive. The town is quaint and charming with handy markets and a few restaurants. We want to go back!”
Antique mansion with chic modern design.
We spending a week at this magnificent antique property with chic modern design, perfect restoration. This Mansion is pretty incredible and absolutely better than the pictures. We can not say enough about it. The house is in front of Sena river water . The property is very well landscaped and feels very private. The pool lounging shelf was amazing. The kitchen is built for a chef but totally workable for the lay cook. There is an awesome home theater with a library of movies to watch. There is also a Caretaker and a housekeeper on site so if you have questions or need something, they are quickly answered! The house is located at Soissy sur Seine, quiet and charming town, about 40 minutes south of Paris. We braved the traffic (needs GPS!) and were able to run into Paris for sightseeing without issue. Just as there are 7 Stars Hotels, there should be an extraordinary score 7 Stars to rate Mansions like this. Thank you very much, Stephane and Ann-Sophie for sharing your home and making it a welcoming place in each detail. Andrea & Javier Alonso”
Such a Fabulous Home!! Stephane is such a caring Host!!!
Cudos to our Host, Stephane...our hero!!! Stephane worked very diligently to prepare the house for our visit after heavy rains caused the Seine to overflow its banks and flooded the grounds of the property. Stephane is a great communicator...he keep us informed of developments leading up to the day of our arrival. The house is lovely, spacious and very comfortable. Stephane's Dad (ex Concord Pilot) and friend Denise stopped by to help us acclimate to the area and the property. They were all so very kind and caring. Paris....we recommend parking at the metro stop called Place D'Orleans, and taking the train into Paris. For us, having lived in Paris previously, it was fairly easy to get around from there. We highly recommend the Big Bus Tour around Paris.....it was very informative. A week was not enough time to see it all....even for us.”
We had the most wonderful week here. From start to finish it has been absolutely perfect!! Owners Stephane and Anne-Sophie were incredibly friendly and helpful with their communications prior to the stay, and once we arrived we couldn't have hoped to find a better property. Of course as you can see from the photos, it's a stunningly beautiful property and decorated exquisitely. However beyond this and just as important, everything has been well thought out to provide family entertainments - from the bikes available in the garden to the ping pong table, wii sports, cinema room, entertaining and dining spaces, outdoor furniture, pool toys, wifi throughout, lots of kitchen equipment - absolutely everything has been thought of to make this both a comfortable and fun place to stay. We didn't want to leave!!!”
I had the privilege of staying at this property for a week. it is nothing short of spectacular. right on the Seine river, about 40 km south of downtown Paris, it is in a very quiet sleepy town on a large acreage surrounded by a stone wall for privacy. swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and large Bath house/ were wonderful the Owners are very personable and helpful and we truly enjoyed the experience. although it is 5 bedrooms, it might be a little crowded for 10 people or even 5 couples at night because of the 3 bathrooms, but the castle is 3 stories and there is plenty of room to spread out during the day”