manors for sale upper-normandy - eure department in france

An elegant, 19th century, Anglo-Norman manor house in pleasant parklands
at the end of a bridle path in the French department of Eure
Évreux, EURE upper-normandy 27000 FR


Less than 2 hours from Paris by train and 1½ hours by road, less than an hour from Normandy’s “Côte Fleurie” (Coast of Flowers) and its beaches.
The nearby train station is just 2.5 km away as is the town centre with all shops and amenities. It is also near to a racecourse where Sunday races are still held.
Set back from the hustle and bustle of the town, standing in a verdant setting away from onlookers, this manor house is surrounded by landscaped parklands with a meadow and a little wood.
The property is entered via heavy wrought iron gates from which it is possible to glimpse the residence at the end of a long bridle path, bordered by impressive trees.


This manor house, reflecting a pure Anglo-Norman style was constructed in 1885 as a holiday home for the Meunier family by the famous architect, Thèo-Petit, who was also responsible for creating Deauville’s equally famous Hôtel-Normandy a few years earlier. Constructed over five levels and topped with a roof covered with old, flat tiles, the building itself is marked by walls of varying heights. It features external dormers, twinned windows, hanging windows, shed dormers as well as bell-turrets and it is enhanced with a large number of potteries from Bavent. Tall brick chimney stacks also rise harmoniously up from the roof.
Its brick facades are rendered in places. Numerous small-paned windows and bow windows provide this building with all the fantasy it requires.

The manor house

The architecture of this 19th century manor house, typical of the Anglo-Norman style, is both complex and functional. The residence spans 5 levels, all with high ceilings, especially on the ground floor where they go up to a height of approx. 4 m. The reception rooms are vast, comfortable and bright courtesy of their many openings, letting light in on all sides. Spanning a total surface area of approx. 500 m², the rooms are laid out in a well-designed and functional manner, made easier to move around by a wide, central stairway, logically providing access upstairs.

Ground floor
All the rooms on this level are bright and spacious with marble fireplaces of varying colours, panelling, high ceilings sometimes enhanced with moulding, roses, stucco decoration, coffers or exposed beams painted to give a Rococo air.
A vast vestibule, with cement floor tiles and wall panelling, houses the stairway leading upstairs. It also provides access to a large stateroom, with herringbone pattern oak wood parquet flooring, oak wood wall panelling, a coffered ceiling, a bow window and a spectacular, richly decorated, red marble fireplace. Double, glazed doors, leading outside, open on to a terrace topped with a pergola, complete with its fragrant, climbing wisteria. This room precedes a small lounge with panelling, chevron pattern oak wood parquet flooring and a black marble fireplace.
A dining room features oak wood parquet flooring laid in a chessboard pattern, a Bordeaux red and white, veined marble fireplace, adorned with two small columns and its trumeau, oak wood wall panelling in which are set two superb, oak wood cupboards, intended for storing crockery and table linen.
A utility room communicates with the old kitchen, with its terracotta floor tiles and its serving hatch; a back kitchen with a door leading outside. A toilet with a wash-hand basin.

Mezzanine floor
This level, awaiting rehabilitation, was once used by domestic staff. It includes a linen room with cupboards, a bedroom, a shower room and two other rooms.
First floor
The large stairway leads up to a landing, providing access to four bedrooms, all with a marble fireplace and parquet flooring, laid in a variety of ways such as in star, herringbone, chevron or strip patterns.
A dressing room, two comfortable, tiled bathrooms as well as a toilet.

Second floor
The landing leads to three bedrooms and an anteroom, a study with a wash-hand basin, a separate toilet and an attic section. Pitch-pine parquet flooring is laid throughout this level.
Third floor
Three former maid’s rooms, with pitch-pine parquet flooring, are laid out under the rafters. They await full renovation works.
The basement, covered with red brick, includes a storeroom, a wine cellar with a tasting area, a workshop, a laundry room, a machine room, an old room once used for storing coal nuts and various other storage areas with doors leading outside.

The outbuildings

A double garage as well as a building intended for horses with two loose boxes, a tack room, a fodder storage room and an outdoor shower area complete this property.

The parklands

The wooded parklands, spanning a surface area of more than two hectares, are harmoniously laid out around the manor house. They also include a heated swimming pool, with safety fencing, a terrace and an outdoor shower.

Our opinion

The undeniable charm of this manor house and its history will leave no-one indifferent. The noble appearance of 19th century, Anglo-Norman architecture can be seen here in all its glory and the magic comes into force as of the entrance gates. The interlocking of the various sections and the steeply pitched roofs verge on extravagance. And yet, the harmony of the proportions balances out the property, providing a rare example of the combination of fantasy and the impression of power. Furthermore, the natural surroundings enhance the architecture’s somewhat fantastical effect in a Victorian manner.
All those who appreciate Normandy will recognise the distinctive feature of a very specific place and an era now part of a world that has become almost mythological.

842 700 €
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Reference 614404

Main building surface area 450 m2
Outbuilding surface area 100 m2

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Thierry Chabasseur       +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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