Our property is located 4 kilometers from Etretat, famous seaside resort of the Alabaster Coast which has reached its peak at the time of the fashion of the sea baths and the advent of the railways. Originally, this village was a modest little fishing port at the foot of majestic white chalk cliffs and three world famous arches. The Impressionist painters, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin and others, the famous writers like Maupassant, Flaubert were worthy ambassadors to praise the delights of Etretat, its site and the exceptional colors of the Alabaster Coast. Maurice Leblanc, author of the adventures of Arsene Lupine, developed the myth of the hollow needle rising to the side of the three arches. Today, one of the most beautiful golf courses in France, the casino, fourteen hotels and forty restaurants testify to an intense tourist activity. Some castles or villas in the Channel Islands have stood the test of time and bear witness to a prosperous and festive past. Today a small town on the coast of the Channel, the 1500 inhabitants welcome a large tourist population, mainly northern European and Ile-de-France; population that comes to recharge in this valley of the Pays de Caux whose gray pebble beach is the culmination. Today protected, this flint fallen from the cliff and polished by the roll of the sea is the subject of a preservation policy necessary for the protection of the city against storms.
In the 9th century, the Vikings set up in the region and founded the Duchy of Normandy. They find a mild and temperate climate, deep lands, fishy shores, ideal conditions to thrive. They build Normandy houses with the materials found on site such as flint, clay for sub-basement bricks, timber for timber and frame, straw and earth for insulation mud, thatch for roofing. . Our country house for sale was built in this spirit and in the respect of the traditions, with the insertion of the modern techniques like the underfloor heating, the economic heat pump, the large picture windows in double windows to take advantage of the light, large volumes to live and receive around the fireplace.
In secondary residence as in main residence, our typical cottage between sea and land, benefits from an exceptional natural environment and a dynamic economic environment, near the port of Le Havre and the industry of the lower valley of the Seine , tourism activities of the Alabaster Coast, motorway networks leading to northern Europe and to the Paris region. For a personal or professional project, do not miss to take a serious interest in this Norman house which will remain eternally encamped in this beautiful green setting!