an elegant, white house, dating from the 1930’s, in its peaceful parklands
In the Centre region, in the south of the French department of Eure, adjoining the Perche area and the Ouche Country, very near to the historic town of Verneuil-sur-Avre easily reached via the N12, this property stands in one of Normandy’s small country towns, with some 340 inhabitants, in the midst of the Avre Valley.
Paris is hardly more than 100 km away; the train station, about 8 km away, has numerous 1⅓-hour daily links to Paris-Montparnasse.
Local shops and amenities are also just a few kilometres away in a town of art and history with a wealth of medieval heritage.
A gravel driveway, bordered by lawns, leads to the “White House”.
A guest house, a small outbuilding and a covered area coherently complete this property.
This house spans approx. 200 m² of living space over two levels, built over a basement. It has a white rendered facade, with dressed stone quoins.
Rectangular in shape, it comprises a central building symmetrically flanked by two pavilions, bestowing it with perfect equilibrium.
A flight of steps goes up to a covered porch, supported on columns.
The fully renovated, small tile roof features roof dormers, topped with rounded hip roofs, and double French windows opening on to a small balcony.
An entrance hall, with marble tiles laid in a chessboard pattern, provides access, on one side, to a dining room, with a monumental stone fireplace and, on the other, to a lounge, with oak wood parquet flooring, a marble fireplace as well as a ceiling rose and moulding. A door opens into a vestibule, housing a stairway leading upstairs, as well as a kitchen, made extremely bright by wide openings. Said kitchen has access to the outside as well as to the basement. A study with a bow window. A guest toilet.
A landing opens on to a corridor, with parquet flooring, which provides access to four bedrooms, also with parquet flooring. One of the bedrooms has a small balcony looking out over the surrounding valley. Two bathrooms, including one with a bath, a shower, two wash-hand basins, cupboards and hanging space. A marble floor and a trapdoor providing access to the attic. A separate toilet.
Spanning approx. 100 m², the basement is used as a garage for three vehicles, a storeroom and a machine room.
The guest house
This long, traditional farmhouse, spanning approx. 50 m², is in need of some attention.
Rendered facades. A gable roof covered with small local tiles.
Inside, the floors are covered with old terracotta tiles.
A living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a bedroom, a shower room and a toilet.
The full surface area of the attic could be converted.
A small, old stable, spanning approx. 30 m², still in its original condition and a covered area, spanning approx. 60 m², for storing firewood and garden tools.
The garden, spanning approx. 6,600 m², is enclosed by hedges and dotted with trees, hundreds of years old. It includes a tennis court, in need of renovation.
This first-class, discreet and elegant residence is well-proportioned, functional and immaculately kept such that it is pleasantly possible to move straight in.
Behind its apparent simplicity are many possibilities for increasing its development potential.
Its geographic location is a first asset and, following a few minor decorative and modernisation works, the “White House” and its outbuildings could easily be used for private and rental purposes, for instance, holiday accommodation and/or bed & breakfast activities.
|Land registry surface area||6715 m2|
|Main building surface area||205 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||130 m2|
Thierry Chabasseur       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.