A superb 17th century residence and its second musician’s cottage with 4,000 m² of land
100 km from Paris and 40 km from Rouen in the French department of Eure
Rouen, EURE upper-normandy 76000 FR

Location

The A13 motorway makes it possible to reach Paris, 100 km away, as well as Rouen, 40 km away. A French SNCF railway station, 12 km away, has links to numerous destinations including Paris. A local golf course is said to be one of the most beautiful in France not only because of the quality of its setting and its upkeep, but also because of the various terrains offered by the course. It is also possible to practice all kinds of water sports on lakes 15 km away. The proximity of the banks of the Seine provides unequalled tranquillity.

Description

The road leading to the village, in which this property is set, is absolutely delightful, passing through forest and countryside with peacefully grazing cows. This property stands in the centre of a market town, with 800 inhabitants and old stone or brick houses, in a quiet, nuisance-free street. The main entrance is via the gates which open at the back of the manor house, to the right of a dwelling set at right angles to a small outbuilding. Having gone around the main house, visitors are confronted with the parklands, exuding a multitude of fragrances, at the end of which stands another dwelling, backing on to a small greenhouse and outbuildings, set near to a second entrance. This stately site is enhanced with beautiful trees, hundreds of years old, including a gigantic dormant cedar tree. This estate also comprises an orchard planted with apple and plum trees as well as raspberry and gooseberry canes.

The 17th century manor house

This manor house, more commonly known as the “little chateau”, was once the fiefdom of a local lord who owned several properties in this protected valley. In the 19th century it was home to a renowned composer and orchestra conductor who was greatly inspired by his surroundings.
The local tile, hip roof has Jacobin-style, hipped end roof dormers, skylights and chimney stacks. The cement-rendered facades feature brick toothed quoins as well as small-paned windows with brick toothed framing. The flint lower sections have basement windows that illuminate the cellar. A vast terrace runs along the front and the back of the manor house. A porch way with a few steps and another with a double landing mark the two entrances, one on each facade.


Ground floor
The double French windows on either side of the vestibule let in copious amounts of through light. Said vestibule provides access, on the right-hand side, to a lounge-dining room adorned with wainscoting and a majestic marble fireplace. On the left hand side is a kitchen with cupboards, and a guest toilet. The vestibule also houses a left-turning stairway, with a wrought iron handrail and railings, going to the upper floors. Open-work beams separate the vestibule from the large living room. The floors are covered with terracotta tiles or parquet flooring.
First floor
The landing provides access to two bedrooms and their bath or shower rooms. The floors are partially covered with terracotta tiles. A wooden stairway leads from the landing to the attic space.
Second floor
This level is taken up by a vast room and its loggia.
Cellar
This area, reached via a few outside steps, comprises several rooms: vaulted cellars, wine cellars, a boiler room, a strongroom and various storage areas.

The second dwelling and its music room

Nestling in the lush vegetation of the parklands, this little, attractive building was created and used as a music room by the composer and orchestra conductor who lived in the house. Its stone facades are topped with a gable roof. Extremely cosy, it has superb acoustics.


Ground floor
The floor tiles have inlaid decoration. An arched opening makes the living room, adorned with a fireplace and exposed ceiling beams, extremely bright. This room, with its cathedral ceiling, is topped with a mezzanine, reached via a wooden stairway. A kitchen, a pantry, a laundry room and a toilet are to be found behind this immense room.
First floor
This floor comprises a bedroom with a bathroom, a toilet and a study.

The third, small dwelling or workshop

This small dwelling with a fireplace comprises but one room on the ground floor. It has underfloor electric central heating; the windows make it very luminous.


Ground floor

The outbuildings

This one, continuous outbuilding stands facing the third dwelling or workshop. It comprises two garages, a farm shed with storage space and a woodshed.

Our opinion

It is hardly surprising that a composer set up home here: this house is but an ode to the pleasure of living. Sensual, pretty, enhanced with flowers and steeped in light, it will appeal to a family who will be able to move in straightaway and quickly settle down. The two guest houses can be used to provide adequate privacy for all residents. Given their ideal location in the parklands, they would also enable self-employed owners to set up offices so that they can work from home. The surroundings of the manor house contain more than cultural and gastronomic pleasures: the proximity of a prestigious golf course, hiking trails and rock climbing as well as water sports on the lakes can also be appreciated on a daily basis. The banks of the Seine, just a stone’s throw away, add a touch of romanticism to this charming scenario.

848 000 € Negotiation fees included
800 000 € Fees excluded
6% TTC at the expense of the purchaser


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Reference 120318

Land registry surface area 3899 m2
Main building surface area 350 m2
Outbuilding surface area 500 m2
Number of bedrooms 4

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Haute-Normandie


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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