manors for sale upper-normandy - eure department in france

A Normandy style half-timbered manor house dating back to the end of 16th century
in the Eure department, with just over a hectare of parklands and outbuildings.
Bernay, EURE upper-normandy 27300 FR

Location

In a small quiet village of approx. three hundred inhabitants and approx. 10 km from the sub-prefecture of the department where a full range of shops and amenities are to be found as well as a train station linking it to Paris in just 1and half hours.
The Côte-Fleurie and Deauville beaches are just 70 km away.

Description

In the heart of this peaceful village and its lush green environment, almost ‘confidential’, the property, completely sheltered from outside view, can only be seen once you have passed the remote controlled entrance gates.
The parklands of over a hectare, completely enclosed by quickset hedges and harmoniously planted with trees, in an unspoilt green setting, shelter a robust typical Normandy-style building. Its simplicity makes it authentic, without ostentation and in no way alters the appearance of grandeur of the property.
Driveways lead to the different outbuildings, smaller houses and caretaker’s lodge.
A quick-surface tennis court and heated swimming pool facing south and protected from the wind attract family and friends.

The manor house

Built at the end of 16th century with approx. 240 m2 of living space spanning 3 storeys, it was offered by the French King Henri III to one of his minions around 1580.
This manor house was considered a country residence at that time.
It stands on a lower section of stone and flint, has half-timbered facades and is covered by a hip roof with small local tiles. It features some small bulls’ eye windows at the rear. The whole roof is peppered with high Saint-Jean brick chimney stacks.
The facades feature small-paned windows large enough for plenty of light to shine through the whole building.
An old paved border surrounds the house.


Ground floor
A double-leaf wood door opens in to a hall incorporating the staircase to the upper floors.
There are terracotta floor tiles throughout. The ceilings feature exposed beams.
A lounge-boudoir with fireplace and wood panelling, dining room with fireplace and through light, a large reception lounge with fireplace and double French windows providing access to the garden, a fully fitted kitchen with fireplace, numerous cupboards for storage and access to a paved terrace, pantry used as a laundry room and for storage. A separate toilet.
The quality and condition of the panelling is particularly remarkable for a country house. In the lounge, the panelling literally frames the fireplace that features a trumeau consisting of a mirror and oil painting.

First floor
A landing room area leads to a master bedroom with a fireplace, bathroom en-suite and a separate toilet. It has parquet flooring.
Two other bedrooms, each with a fireplace, bathroom and a toilet. The ceilings feature exposed beams and the floors are covered with sisal carpet. The landing area incorporates the staircase.

Second floor
This attic floor comprises four bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet and a small room with a washbasin.

The caretaker's lodge

Spanning 100 m2, it is built in the same style as the manor house. With half-timbered facades and covered by a roof of small tiles, typical of the region.
On the ground floor: entrance, kitchen, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and a toilet.
On the upper floor: two bedrooms and a shower room. Gas central heating.

The guest house

Approx. 85 m2 and built of red bricks.
On the ground floor; a kitchen with pantry, storage room, living room, lounge and a toilet.
On the upper floor: a corridor leading to four bedrooms and two shower rooms with separate toilets.

The farm house

Approx. 75 m2 with half-timbered facades and covered by a roof of small tiles typical of the region. Entrance, living room, lounge, one large living room and converted attic above.
It is situated far enough away from the manor house to be used as a gite.

Outbuilding

A 40 m2-room, divided into two parts, comprises a technical room for the boiler and a room to house the pool machinery. A spiral staircase leads up to a study in the attic. Two cellars. Garage for two cars.

The parklands

Harmoniously planted with a variety of tree species on one hectare and three ares of land, it also includes a quick-surface tennis court and a recently installed heated swimming pool 11m x 5m, equipped with a safety system in line with current standards, and bordered by a travertine pool deck.

Our opinion

A manor house full of history, lived in through two centuries and modernised and brought up to date from the end of 16th century to the end of 18th century. Its half-timbers, for example, are like a country aristocrat, they astonish and amaze. The outbuildings surrounding the manor house consecrate the site and it is no longer just a house but a household, everybody is invited to live here.
Family home or holiday house, the property is a mystery giving you the chance to choose between different life styles: luxury, true.
“As in Himself eternity changes him” (Stéphane Mallarmé)

883 000 €
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Reference 297670

Land registry surface area 12889 m2
Main building surface area 238 m2
Outbuilding surface area 260 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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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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