A mansion in an old farmhouse
This mansion built in brick on a sandstone base is typical of the beautiful houses of the Pays de Caux, a prosperous region of Normandy. Past the elegant period porch, the visitor discovers the 18th century building well protected from view by a pretty surrounding wall. The owner, who will become the future tenant, has maintained it with passion for more than forty years. Now retired and without a direct heir, he wishes to continue to occupy and maintain it by paying a rent of 700 euros/month. It is a kind of life annuity that does not say its name.
A spacious family home
This beautiful house with two living rooms and many bedrooms is made to eventually accommodate a large family. All the structural work has been carried out: natural slate roof, individual sanitation to standard, double-glazed doors and windows, new air/water heat pump... Only decoration, kitchen and bathroom work will be necessary when the tenant will leave the dwelling house. An old outbuilding from the same period has become the garage, the workshop and the fruit store. A second more recent outbuilding is a very practical reception room for entertaining in summer.
Why so many Maisons de Maitre in Normandy?
After the revolutions of 1789 and 1830, the French bourgeois deliberately entered into competition with the aristocracy. To position themselves socially, they built superb and magnificent buildings, most often rectangular, in stone, brick or an alloy of the two, more or less sober according to the tastes and the purses of each one. Modern construction techniques allowed them to benefit from many large openings letting in natural light, in large reception rooms. Very often, an office was the room of the master of the place, where he could exercise his activity, receive his tenants, farmers, sharecroppers, workers, suppliers, customers or patients, in short impose his authority. Our Maison de Maitre deliberately falls within these criteria.
Between Rouen and the Alabaster Coast,
In the calm of a hamlet of Bertreville-Saint-Ouen, between Bacqueville-en-Caux and Offranville, the environment is very well preserved. A few kilometers away, the expressway takes you to Rouen, the regional capital and to Dieppe, an authentic and historic port on the Côte d'Albâtre. The location makes this rental investment easy to resell if needed. Local services are present: shops, medical centres, schools, colleges... The beaches and seaside towns such as Varengeville sur mer, Sainte Marguerite sur mer are undeniable assets of the Dieppe sector. Dieppe or Auffay stations serve via Rouen to Saint Lazare station in two hours. This character property in the countryside is an opportunity to be seriously considered.
Leforestier real estate agency Specialist in character properties for sale between Dieppe and Rouen, in Pays de Caux and Pays de Bray.