Between Trouville and Honfleur, a villa and its outbuildings overlooking the sea,
in a commune labelled as one of Calvados’ character villages
Trouville-sur-Mer, CALVADOS lower-normandy 14360 FR

Location

The village, along the coastal road between Trouville et Honfleur, is one of the most beautiful on Normandy’s “Côte Fleurie” (Coast of Flowers). Constructed on the cliff between sea and countryside, it still exudes all of its authenticity. Narrow streets prevail over roads and little houses surround the villas. The beach at their feet is covered at high tide and the industrial-looking port of Le-Havre can be seen on the horizon.

Description

This property stands at the end of a no-through road, with its belvedere and flight of steps leading down to the beach. A high wall, composed of quarry stone blocks surrounded by brick, flanks large white gates that open on the side of the villa, where a little gravel courtyard acts as a link with the outbuildings at the back. The garden looks out over the sea. Dotted with bushes and shrubs, it is surrounded by boxwood hedges. Two dwellings have been converted in the outbuildings, but a double garage, accessed from the no-through road, has been preserved.

The villa

This villa dates from the early 20th century. Although rectangular in shape, an octagonal tower has been adjoined to a narrow, central projection and a veranda added to one side of said projection. The walls of the first level are composed of red brick. Those of the first-floor alternate rows of light-coloured and red bricks. On the top floor, the different coloured bricks are laid in geometric patterns. The villa is topped with a slate, Mansard style roof, featuring hanging windows. The tower has a polygonal, candlesnuffer roof. The villa is widely illuminated via windows, all of which overlook the sea. Its floors are covered with strip pattern parquet flooring. Its beams and joists are often exposed.


Ground floor
The front door of the villa and its stairway, providing access to the floors, are both housed in the tower. The latter is illuminated via vertical openings and bull’s eye windows, set below each slope of the roof. The entrance hall provides access, on the one hand, to a kitchen and its back kitchen with an opening leading outside and, on the other hand, to a hall area, with cupboards and a toilet, as well as a wide opening into a double lounge. Opposite a stone fireplace, openings in the wall have been enlarged so as to provide access to the fully glazed veranda.
First floor
The stairway goes up to a landing with four openings. One door leads to a toilet. A second door leads to a bedroom and its bathroom. An opening provides access to an L-shaped corridor, at the rear of the villa, which leads to a bathroom and toilet, followed by the master bedroom. This precedes a study which communicates via double doors with the landing.
Second floor
The layout on this level is the same as that on the first floor: a separate toilet, a bedroom and its bathroom as well as a corridor at the rear of the villa, leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings are laid out in an L-shape to the rear of the villa. The walls are composed of light-coloured brick. The openings are framed with darker brick surrounds. The slate, Mansard-style roofs feature roof dormers.


Guest house
This guest house stands at the end of the courtyard, facing the sea, its facade featuring two slightly arched, carriage doors. Intricate wrought iron works were carried out so as to insert a metal-framed, triple-panelled, glazed door in each opening. These open into a vast room which is steeped in copious amounts of light. A wooden stairway goes upstairs to rooms with sloping ceilings. These include a room with an open-plan kitchen. A corridor leads to two bedrooms, one of which has its own shower room and toilet, a separate toilet, a second bathroom and a study. A stairway in the latter goes back down to the ground floor. A door opens into the courtyard in a corner of the outbuildings.
Cottage
A door in the outbuilding courtyard opens into a room. The latter, with its shower room and toilet as well as a small kitchen, is self-contained courtesy of a door that provides access to the no-through road. This room spans a floor surface area of approx. 14 m².
Workhouse
A few steps at the entrance to the courtyard provide access to a door that opens into a room laid out in a small extension. It is illuminated via two windows. It spans a floor surface area of approx. 11 m².
Garage
This large area is able to take two cars. It can be accessed from the no-through road and a door provides access to the outbuilding courtyard. It spans a surface area of approx. 30 m².

Our opinion

The village has remained authentic and its reigning tranquillity contrasts beautifully with the hustle and bustle of Trouville, Deauville and Honfleur, all just 5 minutes away.
A masterpiece of French cinema was filmed here and remains one of the main symbols of the village which has also been a source of inspiration for numerous painters.
The villa’s unspoilt setting, its architecture, with all its openings facing the sea, and its well-protected garden make this a particularly lovely property.

3 150 000 € Negotiation fees included
3 000 000 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser


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Reference 293154

Land registry surface area 1379 m2
Main building surface area 200 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2

Regional representative
Caen region


Yann Campion       +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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