A 16th century manor house and its farm with numerous outbuildings
and 4 hectares of land 80 km from Paris in Upper Normandy

, EURE upper-normandy FR
Haute-Normandie

Location

This property dominates the countryside of a small commune with some 300 inhabitants in the French department of Eure. A nearby market town approx. 2 km away has small local shops.
The nearest town with a French SNCF train station is 15 km away. The N14 and N15 provide access to the French capital, 75 km away.

Description

The main street running through the village provides access to this property’s vast square courtyard. The manor house stands on the left-hand side and overlooks the large outbuildings in front, to its left and to its right.
Countryside stretches out behind these buildings.
The outbuildings, spanning two levels and comprising five vast stone buildings are used for farming purposes. They include the former stables, a cowshed, a sheepfold, a cider press and a “charreterie” where carts were once kept. One section could be restored as living space. The land, divided into ornamental gardens and meadows for animals, spans approx. 4 ha. There is a walled vegetable garden behind the manor house.

The manor house

This seigneurial manor house, dating from 1542, was built during the second half of the reign of François 1st in the latter third of the 16th century and was granted French Historic Monument classification in 1933. The church adjoining the manor house was sold and then demolished in 1886.
The dwelling, built of fossiliferous limestone, features windows framed with Vernon stone. This rectangular building is flanked at the ends of its west-facing facade by two towers. One, topped with a candlesnuffer roof, was levelled off and only comes up to the first floor. The other with corbelling is smaller and has an identical slate tile roof.
Mullioned windows, pediments, lozenges, capping pieces, delicate moulding, small crenelles and escutcheons; such are the features that decorate the facade, proving its origin and recounting the history of the site.
The pilasters that frame all the windows have fortunately not been affected by redesigning works. They stand on the ground on small bases and are decorated with lozenges and capping pieces. A few steps lead up to the main drop arch entrance door which is topped with two small oculi above a triangular pediment.
The builder’s decorative efforts are revealed in the regular layout of the pilasters, intersected by a string course half-way up the facade, through to the dentil course and the delicate moulding of the turrets’ corbelling. It is also to be found in the top of the chimney stack, adorned with small crenelles and in the decorative slope of one of the gable walls.
Astonishing barrel arch and cross-rib vaulted cellars featuring powerful piers are proof of a previous construction on this site.
The insides are also of great interest. Their southern section has been subject to works which, although not in character with the building, have provided some home comforts. Numerous decorative elements have, however, been preserved. The main entrance leads into a vestibule which has predominantly kept its decoration. There is semi-circular arcading supported by capitals. One of its doors is adorned with coats-of arms, probably those of the owner who had the residence built.
One section which also harbours some outstanding features awaits restoration. The residence spans approx. 500 m², 200 m² of which is restored and can be lived in.


Ground floor
An entrance hall with a Vernon stone floor and a guard’s bench, a reception room with a stone fireplace and floor, a study in a turret and a lounge with a suspended fireplace, both these rooms featuring terracotta floor tiles. A vast kitchen with a tiled floor and a door leading outside to the rear of the manor house, a wash-house, a shower room and a toilet.
The ceilings of the reception rooms feature exposed beams. Topped with an original bas relief, a condemned spiral stairway, still in its original condition, leads to 13th century cellars.

First floor
Five bedrooms including one with a fireplace, a bathroom, a landing room and a toilet. The floors are covered with oak wood parquet flooring.
The section awaiting full restoration works includes a large split-level room, an attic awaiting complete restoration and a barrel stairway. The keystones of the cross-rib vault bays have an escutcheon within a medallion. Recesses with shells flank two small windows which illuminate the stairway.

Second floor
This floor, awaiting full restoration works, spans a surface area of approx. 200 m².
The other 2-storey section of the manor house, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 300 m², also awaits full restoration works.

Basement
Superb features are still in their original condition.

The outbuildings

Vast outbuildings on each side of the main courtyard span a floor surface area of approx. 1,500 m².
One section of the old dwelling could be renovated as living space.

Our opinion

Long in use as a farm, this manor house remains an important feature of regional heritage. Its architectural importance and the surface area covered by the property make numerous projects possible, in addition to that of restoring a section of the manor house and converting the outbuildings into holiday accommodation rental units or bedrooms for a bed & breakfast activity.
Although it is an ambitious project, time alone will be the “main contractor” given that one section can be lived in.

780 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 957503

Land registry surface area 2 ha 24 a
Main building surface area environ 600 m2
Outbuilding surface area 1500 m2

Regional representative
Upper And Lower Normandy

Marie Merien       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.


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