The seaside is 22 km away and the nearest SNCF train station is 25 km away. All shops are to be found in the nearest village just 3 km away. Paris is two hours away by car via the excellent A28 motorway, 15 km away. Forges-les-Eaux, its casino and its thalassotherapy centre are but 30 km away. Rouen, a historic town with its universities, is 50 km away. Beauvais airport with its international flights is 80 km away. 250 km from the Belgian border.
The manor house
This austere manor house, spanning three levels, is an old hunting lodge where King Henry IV could have stayed. Listed as a French Historic Monument in 1930, its imposing brick facades are engraved in places with fleur-de-lis and the letter R, initial of the name of the lord for whom the farm was built in1602. The roofs of the dwelling as well as those of two quadrangular towers and a round tower, built outside of the fabric, are made of slate. Their slightly arched, small-paned openings are topped with triangular pediments. The property’s severe appearance is softened by the black glazed diamond-shaped bricks and the white stone to be found not only on the main building but also on the annex buildings. Two flights of stone steps with columns on either side of a large landing provide access into the manor house.
All these buildings feature openings framed with white stone quoin surrounds and are adorned with glazed bricks. They comprise a cowshed, a farm shed, two attics, a porch way, a tower, workshops, miscellaneous sheds and henhouses, all spanning a total floor surface area of 1,534 m², to which can be added the attics and cellars of some of the buildings. The tile-covered, hip roofs were recently checked over or even redone.
If ploughing and grazing are the lifeblood of France as stated by its minister Sully, then the kingdom was particularly fertile during the time of Henry IV. This is, in any case, what is suggested by this impressive farmhouse, built at the time of the “Good King”. Its robust walls still exude power and prosperity, especially when shafts of sunlight fall on the brick facades at the end of the day. It is but waiting for a purist and history lover who has the enthusiasm to revamp the manor house and bring it into line with this new century. Given the setting surrounding the property and the size of its outbuildings, it would lend itself to all kinds of projects from recharging a family’s batteries to hosting numerous types of events. The seaside is but 30 minutes away and the immense forest bordering the property is full of promise for hikers, pony trekkers and bike riders.
930 000 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||22 ha 47 a 35 ca|
|Main building surface area||450 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1534 m2|
Upper And Lower Normandy
Marie Merien       +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.