an old priory in the midst of a village
This property is set in one of the oldest communes in the Beauvaisis region, at the foot of a church, constructed in two stages and featuring Romanesque as well as Gothic styles. Beauvais town centre, its famous cathedral and its airport are just 4 km away; Paris is 80 km away and the beaches along the Somme Bay are about a 100 km away.
The main house
This building is currently a family home with modern-day comforts. In the 17th century, it was a priory then, in the 19th century, a presbytery, before finally becoming a country house in the 20th century. Constructed from stone, it spans two levels under an attic floor. Its external walls, covered with white rendering, are topped with a slate roof. Wisteria runs along the facade, whilst rose and hydrangea bushes at the bottom of the wall increase its charm.
A porch leads to the entrance hall which houses a stairway, going upstairs. At the other end are a lounge and a dining room. A section of the rooms still features its original floor covering, black and white tiles laid in a chessboard pattern and solid oak wood parquet flooring. The ceilings have moulding and the lower sections of the walls are lined with painted wainscoting. Although the rooms have been fully renovated, their former character is still very much present. Each has a marble fireplace, topped with a decorative mirror. Light is omnipresent as the windows are tall and well-exposed.
The landing provides access to a long corridor, with old hexagonal terracotta floor tiles, leading to all the bedrooms. This level comprises four miscellaneous bedrooms, one of which has a toilet. There is also a shower room, a bathroom and a linen room.
All the bedrooms have pinewood parquet flooring and look out over the garden as well as the village church. They were all recently repainted.
A second stairway goes up from the corridor to the converted attic floor. The insulation works are recent and the conversion into a large games room is a real asset for the house.
A group of brick buildings extend from the corner of the main house. They constitute vast outbuildings.
One outbuilding adjoining the house is in use as a workshop because of its large windows overlooking the garden. This building is extended by a covered area and a wooden terrace looking out over the garden and the impressive church.
Once a parish hall, this building adjoins the house. Its impressive size is enhanced inside by a cathedral-type ceiling under the ridge.
It still includes a podium, facing the large room and spanning almost 30 m². One section of the outbuilding is built over a partial cellar and garage.
The walled garden faces the house. The church looks down on to the property as if it were guarding the premises.
With its rose, lavender and hydrangea bushes, this priest’s garden forms a wonderful landscape, featuring a superb palette of colours in the summer season.
Sober architecture, balance, plain fixtures and fittings as well as modern-day home comforts are the characteristics of this property. An almost timeless house that the presence at the end of the garden of a venerable church, dating from the Middle-Ages, appears to arouse from a sleepy tranquillity, reminiscent of the character of a certain village dear to Proust. Its proximity to Paris makes it even more appealing and sought-after.
|Land registry surface area||1776 m2|
|Main building surface area||230 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||240 m2|
Jérôme Ferchaud +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.