Authentic character property
Lovers of history and old stones, here is this authentic Norman manor for sale built in the 16th century on a feudal motte, the size of a manor house surrounded by numerous outbuildings.
Norman manor or Maison de Maitre?
The notion of manor is linked to the feudal system which designated the residence of the lord, where one went to pay homage to him in his home, a free man owner of a fief, whatever its size.
After the revolution, this Normandy property became a farmhouse where many outbuildings were built. The main building looks imposing from the outside. However, it remained authentic and human-sized on the inside. Faithful to the construction techniques of the Pays de Bray, it has a solid base.
The elevation is made of brick and local stone. The elegant old clay tile roof of the Pays de Bray authenticates the origins of the construction. About thirty years ago, new owners fell in love with the site and over time brought all the care necessary for its preservation.
A real family home
For entertaining, the living room with a lovely Louis Philippe fireplace and 18th century wood paneling on the walls is wide open to the outside through large, high windows. In winter, the fire crackles and offers a soft and friendly atmosphere.
On the other hand, the large kitchen of yesteryear is still dominated by its large, tall, functional and rustic fireplace. Having breakfast with the family in this space facilitates relationships. A bedroom and a bathroom complete the ground floor in what must have been an extension to the cellar.
Upstairs, a long corridor leads to the four bedrooms and bathrooms. In the attic, the potential is significant. A video library, an artist's studio, a games room can be deployed there.
The sharecropper's house has not been inhabited for a long time. It would require renovation to make it a charming guest house. In the extension, the outbuildings were formerly the garages of agricultural equipment and the stables. A vintage car collector would be delighted with such potential. Opposite, the hay barn is long and high. It can become a huge reception hall.
The pretty dovecote has been saved by a new frame and tiled roof for the best effect. Finally, a few agricultural buildings and two and a half hectares of meadows would make the horses of a rider happy.
The tennis court is 40 years old and requires real surface cleaning, even if the fences are in good condition. The potential locations for the installation of the future are numerous. You just have to choose.
A village steeped in history but connected
In the shade of its bell towers, the village depends on the intermunicipality of Quatre Rivières, near Forges les eaux and Gournay en Bray. These two small towns have many local shops. Direct sales at the farm make it possible to buy the renowned Neufchâtel cheese and all the dairy products derived from it, seasonal fruits, etc. from producers.
Farmers markets are frequent and full of local and healthy products. Despite its isolation, the fiber has arrived and is just waiting to be connected to the property for sale. You will be able to stay connected to the world.
A beautiful immediate environment
The property is quiet, the view is distant on the meadows and the woods. If you are looking for a place to recharge your batteries less than 1.5 hours from Paris, one hour from the beaches of Côte d'Albâtre, between the Baie de Somme and Honfleur, this is it!
Leforestier immobilier, agency specializing in character real estate in Normandy.