LIVING SPACE : 1310 m2 - USABLE AREA : m2 - PLOT : 176900 m2
DESCRIPTION :         
A few minutes from Colmar, at the gateway to the Munster valley and at the start of numerous hiking trails linking the region's emblematic medieval castles, stands the Saint-Gilles estate, a unique multi-century building of undeniable charm. The complex consists of buildings and various outbuildings surrounded by 17.69 hectares of meadows and farmland. Reflecting a past ecclesiastical prosperity, the place appears in the archives as early as 1148 as an emanation of the Saint-Pierre de Colmar priory, itself subject to the Helvetic abbey of Payerne (Canton of Vaud). The arrival of the Reformation coincided with the acquisition of the agricultural estate in 1575 by the town of Colmar, which kept it until 1714, when Louis XIV entrusted the abandoned church to the care of the Grand Chapter of Strasbourg Cathedral. In 1777, heavy restoration work saw the roof of the chapel reunited with the dwelling, the drilling of new windows in the façade and the renovation of the wall paintings, which were hidden under plaster during the French Revolution. Sold as national property, the City of Colmar acquired the estate once again in 1793 until it sold it in 1815 to a merchant who organised the desecration of the chapel, thus putting an end to the Wintzenheim pilgrimage which had reappeared a decade earlier. The chapel is divided into two levels with a dwelling on the first floor, served by a beautiful wooden staircase. The skylight also dates from this period. In 2002, the building was partially listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments. The listed elements are: the facades and roofs, the chestnut balustrade staircase (East wing) and the former St-Gilles chapel with its remains of polychrome wall paintings depicting scenes from the life of St-Gilles (North wing). Numerous preservation and development works have recently been carried out: complete renovation of the roofs (insulation - roofing - frames), interior fittings, electrical and sanitary installations, partial replacement of the exterior joinery, additional water supply from a spring located upstream in the mountain (several catchment points + tank of approximately 25m3), kitchen meeting the standards of collective catering used as a processing room, etc. The site has now been returned to rural use and is particularly well suited to hosting a variety of agricultural, social and cultural activities.
SELLING PRICE : 1'950'000.- EUR
The strategic location of this exceptional place, both close to the main roads and away from the major tourist flows of the Wine Route, constitutes an undeniable potential and gives it a major asset. Colmar, 7 km away, is an essential tourist and cultural stopover in Alsace. Its train station is 10 minutes away by car and makes it possible to reach Paris in less than 3 hours thanks to the TGV. All of this is just a stone's throw from the German and Swiss borders.
Yearbuilt : 1148 Outside state : Good state
External box : Yes Internal parking : No
Exposition : South Environment : Very peacefulness
Shops : km School : km
Balcony : Yes Fully equipped kitchen : Yes
Laundry room : Yes Fireplace : No
Cellar : Yes Swedish stove : No
Basement: Basement Fully equipped kitchen : Yes
Inside state : Good state Heating : Fuel oil
External parking : Yes Carport : No
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