character houses for sale - calvados - lower-normandy

A character house typical of the Auge region, surrounded by
a valley spanning some 10 ha, 30 minutes from Deauville
Deauville, CALVADOS lower-normandy 14800 FR


In the French department of Calvados, in the Auge region.
2 hours from Paris, 30 minutes from the centre of Deauville or Trouville and 5 minutes from the outskirts of Lisieux, an old town with a Saturday market, abounding in produce.
5 minutes from the N13, 25 minutes from a slip road for the A13 motorway and 15 minutes from one for the A28 motorway to Paris.
Barely 10 minutes from Lisieux train station with its links to Paris-Saint-Lazare.
Schools, hospitals, doctors and vets as well as supermarkets of all sizes are in the immediate vicinity.


This residence is an old barn, long abandoned in its meadow, lost amidst the grasslands. Although standing out of sight of onlookers, it is not isolated as there are discreet neighbours. The land looks down on the valley which unfolds below the walls of the residence. Completely enclosed by quickset hedges, its landscaped parklands blend into the surrounding countryside.
An alleyway leads from the rural lane across the lawns prior to reaching the entrance to the house, enhanced by a wide, well-exposed terrace and concealed by a copse.

The house

Although its east facade has been widened, this residence still has the rectangular layout of the old barns.
Its walls are made of half-timbering, spanning two levels, under a slate gable roof.
Found in a state of ruin, it has been completely restored and is no longer in need of any works.

Ground floor
The entrance hall leads to a living room set out around its fireplace, a fitted kitchen with an eating area, a bedroom with its bathroom and toilet as well as a separate guest toilet which is under the stairway. Old features, including terracotta floor tiles, panelling and a fireplace, have been given a new lease on life in these now extremely comfortable rooms.
The walls reflect gentle hues and the ceilings, with exposed beams, evoke the natural setting, a theme on which all the decoration was based.

First floor
Once a hayloft, the upstairs has been completely reorganised. The stairway leading upstairs is extended by a central landing which provides access to two bedrooms, each with a bathroom and toilet. The wall coverings, the unified floor and the white ceilings on this level, steeped in light, create a cosy atmosphere. The master bedroom has a dressing room adjoining the bathroom. Cleverly designed, discreet cupboards have been installed in miscellaneous nooks and crannies, notably on the landing. The size of the bathrooms is magnified and enhanced by large wall mirrors.

The outbuilding

This half-timbered building, spanning approx. 17 m² under a natural slate roof, was designed and created using old materials to reflect regional architecture. A greenhouse backs on to the gable wall.

Our opinion

The designing of a comfortable, warm and welcoming house, within the vestiges of an abandoned barn, is a dream that could appear risky. And yet, here, it has become a reality, such that new owners need but the desire and their belongings in order to move in straightaway. These lands will make it possible for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle to take on the role of a gentleman-farmer over a weekend or during a holiday whilst appreciating the tranquillity reigning over the premises.

445 000 €
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Reference 933802

Land registry surface area 9 ha 42 a 3 ca
Main building surface area 115 m2
Outbuilding surface area 17 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Lower Normandy

Yann Campion       +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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