An old, 18th century hunting lodge, a guest house and a caretaker’s cottage
on a 22 ha estate, with 16 ha of forest, in Normandy
Lisieux, EURE upper-normandy 14100 FR


2.5 km away from the old Normandy town of Bernay which is not only urban but also countrified. It has all shops and amenities, including an SNCF train station. Paris, 140 km away, can be reached by train in 75 minutes. Deauville and the coast are 45 km away.


This property, in a quiet, nuisance-free setting with no neighbours within a 1 km radius, is reached via a road that crosses undulating countryside with meadows and forests. A long lane leads to the entrance. The main residence, an old, 18th century hunting lodge, is on the right-hand side. A caretaker’s cottage, on the left-hand side, is near to a covered swimming pool and its spa bath. A guest house is not far away. The outbuildings, set back on the plain, comprise five lock-up garages, a horse loose box and a studio flat.

The former hunting lodge and its converted barn

This 3-storey, former 18th century hunting lodge could be extended by restoring the adjoining and communicating barn. The facades partially feature brick; that of the converted section features half-timbering on a flint lower section. The roofs, of varying heights, are covered with slate and dotted with some half-hipped roof dormers.
The continuation of the barn, converted into accommodation, comprises a terrace on the second level and a sheltered eating area on the ground floor. Firewood is also stored here.
Numerous openings, with small and medium-sized panes, let copious amounts of day and sunlight into these buildings, all connected to one another.
Five steps lead up to a porch way that provides access to the main entrance.

Ground floor
The entrance hall comprises a guest toilet, a boiler room, a laundry room and a stairway, with a wooden handrail and railings. The steps are covered with square terracotta tiles that match those on the hall floor. Adorned with a fireplace, the kitchen, on the left-hand side, is followed by a back kitchen, both featuring first-rate fixtures and fittings. A dining room on the right-had side is decorated with panelling. It precedes a library and a lounge-bar.
First floor
This level comprises three bedrooms, one of which is large with an outside terrace, a dressing room, two bathrooms, a toilet and a room laid out as an exercise room.
Second floor
This level includes a vast living room and a bedroom with carpeting. The ceilings feature the roofing framework of the attic space.

The caretaker’s cottage

This 2-storey building, with brick facades, is topped with a slate, gable roof. The ground floor houses a leisure area with a spa bath and a swimming pool whilst the upstairs comprises a 70 m² flat which includes a lounge, a kitchen, a toilet, two bedrooms and a shower room.
A workshop and a pool machine room take up a section of the ground floor.

Ground floor

First floor

The guest house

This former bread oven has been restored and is now tastefully and soberly converted. It spans a floor surface area of 55 m² and comprises an open-plan kitchen with a lounge area and a central fireplace on the ground floor. There is an attractive view over the meadows. The first floor includes a bedroom and a bathroom.

Ground floor

First floor

The pool-house with its covered swimming pool and spa bath

This superb room is lined with wide, sliding, pocket windows that open to provide access to the outside terraces, laid out alongside the covered swimming pool. A summer kitchen area with a bar and a shower is near to a sauna and a fully tiled hammam. A heat pump provides heating.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings, not far from the property, comprise five lock-up garages and a workshop, with a studio flat on the upper level as well as a horse loose box. There are two other horse loose boxes in the meadow.

Our opinion

This property, with its brick and flint, half-timbering and apple trees, is highly representative of Normandy, in addition to the paradox of being very near to a pleasant little town and right out in the country. The way of life here is tranquil, though it could also be sporty. It is possible to accommodate horses. The covered swimming pool is housed in a superb building typical of the region. There are numerous walks. The houses, in pristine condition, await but one thing: to fill their new residents with well-being.

1 280 000 €
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Reference 227308

Land registry surface area 22 ha 89 a 57 ca
Main building surface area 285 m2
Outbuilding surface area 200 m2

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Regional representative

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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