A listed, 17th century fortified farm comprising a manor house
and outbuildings with 22 ha of land in Upper Normandy

Location

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.

Description

A little road runs several kilometres through the countryside and the undulating Bray region which precedes the immense Eawy Forest, prior to reaching the enclosure wall of this property, standing in a slightly dominant position. The facades of this listed “clos masure” (local dialect meaning enclosed hovel) still bear the initials of its first 17th century owner as well as decorative fleur-de-lis motifs, partially removed during the French Revolution. The manor house or main dwelling dominates the rectangular courtyard bordered on three sides by farm buildings, above which stands an old tower porch way, dated 1602, the year it was built. A sheltered well is in line with the porch way. All the outbuildings adjoin one another, thus forming an enclosure around the property.

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.


Ground floor
This floor is reached via an arched doorway with toothed, white stone quoins. A wide living room featuring a monumental fireplace faces a vast bedroom. Another bedroom and a small kitchen are laid out in the square towers, in addition to a bathroom and a last room. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles, still in their original condition or more recent tiles. All the rooms have exposed ceiling beams. A superb wooden spiral stairway built into the carcass leads upstairs.
First floor
Five bedrooms, including two small ones, are set out on this level. The layout of the rooms is almost identical to that on the ground floor. All the floors are covered with old terracotta floor tiles.
Attic
This level comprises four rooms, awaiting full conversion works, under a magnificent roofing framework still in its original condition. Two of the small attics are to be found in the square towers.
Cellar
These rooms were probably once the old kitchens with paved flooring. They currently house the boiler room, a hall area, a storeroom and a toilet, with two storage areas in each square tower. They can be reached from both the inside of the house as well as the outside via an arched wooden doorway and a few stone steps.

The outbuildings

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.

Our opinion

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.

Exclusive sale

930 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
878 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 5.81% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur


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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 380549

Land registry surface area 22 ha 47 a 35 ca
Main building surface area 450 m2
Outbuilding surface area 1534 m2

Regional representative
Upper And Lower Normandy

Marie Merien       +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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