A very pleasant home
This lovely half-timbered house is set between two French territories: Normandy and Picardy, 12 kms away from two towns, Aumale and Poix de Picardie.
It has been perfectly renovated, keeping its period features. The roof slates come from Wales. Those slates are thicker and more insulating that others.
The traditional building material made of wood and mud is meant to last for over 300 years. It’s a shame that survey software used nowadays to calculate energy consumption does not take that kind of building material into account and therefore can only give a bad mark. In fact, a mud and half-timbered house really is a comfortable house with breathing and insulating walls. The heating bill doesn’t go higher than 3 000 € when using the two wood burners as well as the electric radiators.
There’s a living-room, dining-room, fitted kitchen, bathroom and a lavatory on ground floor; a landing opening into one bedroom on each side of the house and a shower room above.
A garage, a cellar, a lovely garden
A 20m² garage annexed to the house is closed with a plain solid wood double door.
A well-ventilated cellar can be used as a fresh storage place even in summer.