A historical heritage
Built in 1638, the year of the birth of Louis Pays de Caux, extracted from the nearby cliffs, and cut into sharp edges, like the strips of an uninterrupted checkerboard. Upstairs, the black bricks outline Saint Andrew's crosses. Beyond the remarkable aesthetics, these assemblies made the constructions more flexible to better resist the seasons and the wear and tear of time. The first impression is truly enticing!
A privileged environment
Around, the view is clear on two sides towards the fertile plains of the Pays de Caux which offer the colorful palettes of flax, rapeseed and other cereal crops. At the rear, the garden surrounded by brick and white flint walls will allow the future occupant to invest in landscaping adapted to the enclosed and intimate place. Part of the 3 hectares of the estate can be perfectly converted into horse pasture or even fruit orchards.
A refined and authentically restored interior
Past the front door, the hall and its staircase have retained the period materials. On the southwest side, a comfortable living room decorated with woodwork and a small fireplace is a charming and bright place. For intimate entertaining, or reading, listening or playing music, this room is cozy and comfortable. On the other hand, due to its volume, its high and wide openings on both sides, the large room is intended for receptions. The large fireplace typical of the Pays de Caux is impressive. Beyond that, a large family kitchen is the ideal place to share brunches or more intimate dinners. On the upper floors, the bedrooms and bathrooms are distributed by two staircases. The partial basement reveals a vaulted sandstone cellar, which lovers of cellaring wine will be able to use.
A seaside region with preserved assets
After the war of 1870, Étretat became the fashionable resort. All artistic and literary Paris can be found there. Painters like Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet came to appreciate the picturesque sites of the Alabaster Coast, the monochrome colors of the sea against the backdrop of milky cliffs inspired them. Composers like Offenbach, novelists like the Dumas father and son, or even Guy de Maupassant will come to enrich themselves with the atmosphere of the landscapes and the life of these very special valleys. During the 1914-18 war, the Belgian government came to settle in Sainte-Adresse, a prestigious seaside town which today combines history, culture, heritage and boating. In summary, located between Étretat and Le Havre, our property for sale is close to the attractions of the beaches of the Côte d'Albâtre, the nautical, golf, cultural and culinary facilities of the most prosperous region of Normandy.