An old farm, comprising three houses, vast outbuildings
and 2 ha of land, 130 km from Paris
Gournay-en-Bray, SEINE-MARITIME upper-normandy 76220 FR

Location

Although Paris is 130 km away, Beauvais and its airport, with flights to international destinations, are but 40 km away.
Three towns are nearby: Forges-les-Eaux, 10 km away, much-appreciated by tourists for its thalassotherapy centre and its casino. Gournay, 15 km away, with its SNCF train station which has two return journeys to the French capital per day and, then, Buchy, 25 km away, with its famous markets and their local produce.

Description

This attractive region in the French department of Seine-Maritime and the Bray Country is composed of undulating verdant landscapes. Meadows and forests constitute the area surrounding the property, set in the midst of a little village, with 200 inhabitants. Coincidence perhaps, but the origin of the property’s name evokes fallow and farmland.
This farm, entirely delimited by its outbuildings, comes into view around a bend on the outskirts of the village. A no-through road leads into a large, square courtyard, surrounded on all four sides by the farm buildings and the houses; one side also features an opening, providing access to the meadow.
Separated by the courtyard, the houses are quite a way from one another.

The main house

This long, traditional farmhouse spans three levels. Its rear facade features flint walls, whilst the front has a white-painted brick facade. Its hip roof is covered with local tiles. Skylights let in light. The front facade, with hip roof dormers, also features wooden-framed windows, glazed with medium-sized panes, on the first two levels. Curved with brick relieving arches, each window surround is adorned with a central coat-of-arms, made of local stone.
Traditional, curved, wooden shutters, painted blue with diagonal ties, protect all the windows.
On one side and at the back of the house, two lean-tos have been redesigned for use as a machine room and a kitchen.
The main facade is extended by a “charretterie” where carts were once kept, now used as a conservatory or carport.


Ground floor
A large living room is enhanced with a brick fireplace, featuring a wooden mantel, and exposed ceiling joists. A shower room and a separate toilet are near to the open-plan kitchen-bar. A lounge and a room, with a mezzanine as well as direct access to the conservatory, constitute this section of the house. The floors are covered with square sandstone tiles.
First floor
The landing provides access to three bedrooms and two shower rooms, the latter requiring attention, as well as the stairway that goes up to the attic space.
Attic
A landing opens into a vast room, awaiting completion, as well as a bedroom. The roofing framework is exposed and daylight floods in through the skylights and dormers.

The second house

This former stable differs little from the main house apart its main facade, rendered with ochre-coloured cement, and its roof, covered with slate instead of local tiles. All the windows have similar wooden frames and double-glazing
The building adjoins a vast farm shed, one of the farm’s outbuildings.
A small garden facing the fields is much appreciated for taking advantage of the sun during clement weather.


Ground floor
A door opening directly into the kitchen, enhanced with a brick fireplace, also leads to two rooms, one of which is large, a shower room and a toilet. The floors are either covered with parquet flooring or tiles.
First floor
Three small bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet take up the section intended for accommodation.

The studio flat

At the end of the outbuilding is a room converted into a bedroom, without a bathroom. This shortcoming could easily be remedied by converting a section adjoining the bedroom.


Ground floor

The outbuildings

Four large outbuildings could be put to good use as part of any rehabilitation project. They have packed mud or concrete floors. Their brick facades are covered with an ochre-coloured cement rendering. The openings are the same as those of the houses. Toothed quoins enhance the bays. Robust, sliding, wooden doors close the buildings.
The exposed roofing frameworks are protected by hip, slate roofs.


Outbuilding

Our opinion

The totally unspoilt countryside, the beauty of the landscape and the prevailing tranquillity make this geographic location a much sought-after haven, far from urban areas and their pollution.
The layout of the houses and the outbuildings could perhaps be reorganised but would, nevertheless, appeal to and be suitable for two families with a joint accommodation project. It is such a wonderful spot that hiking and cycling will take precedence over modernisation works!

450 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 747146

Land registry surface area 2 ha
Main building surface area 175 m2
Outbuilding surface area 900 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Haute-Normandie


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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