A privileged environment
At the end of a charming rural lane, the high wrought iron gates sealed in solid brick pillars open majestically to visitors. The calm and serene environment is expressed by the bucolic setting of the park planted in the heart of the typical closed masure of the Pays de Caux. The park planted in the 18th century with magnificent exotic subjects – redwood, araucaria, Virginia tulip trees, ginko biloba, holm oaks… enchant connoisseurs.
This manor is discovered by its north facade whose authentic building materials bear witness to the three eras. The 19th century brick outbuildings, Anglo-Norman style caretaker's lodge and former stables that can be seen in the background, harmoniously complete the character property. Registration in the additional inventory of historical monuments seems obvious!
A little history…
In the 15th century, this stronghold of the Dukes of Normandy was included in the tiny kingdom of Yvetot, a kind of free zone granted by Guillaume Le Conquérant in recognition of the participation of the lord of Yvetot in the battle of Hastings. Commercial activity became substantial. Many merchants from Normandy, Spain or elsewhere exchanged imported products with local produce from the sea and land, flax fiber in particular.
A spacious building with strong reception potential
In the 15th century, the thick walls were made of an alloy of brick and flint from the Pays de Caux. On the ground floor of this part, openings of the neo-Gothic type were opened later in order to let light penetrate into the large guard room. On the huge fireplace hangs the coat of arms of the lords of Yvetot. Beautiful and important receptions are organized there.
In continuity, the 18th century building opens up to more intimate lounges, with parquet floors or covered with old floor tiles, decorated with pretty woodwork and marble fireplaces. Finally, the part of the 19th is devoted mainly to a kitchen where the monumental fireplace imposes. The 19th century stoves are still present and bear witness to the time when the staff was fed by the wealthy farmer. The 230 m2 on the ground floor reveal the three periods of construction.
A large, pleasant and bright family home
Upstairs, distributed by a bright gallery, the office, the six bedrooms, the three bathrooms easily accommodate a large family and many passing friends. If space were lacking, the vast attic of 260 m2 of floor space would usefully meet the need.
The caretaker's lodge has long been unoccupied. However, some work could quickly transform it into a guest house. The old stables have become large garages, workshops and other pool house at the time of the swimming pool today filled with sand.
A character property in a preserved and connected countryside
In this village so close to the city of Yvetot, fiber has increased the attractiveness of the territory. The natural park of the loops of the Seine natural offers many tourist getaways appreciated by hikers who love nature and history. The local descendants of the Vikings proudly welcome visitors to the abbeys of Saint-Wandrille and Jumièges, to the 18-hole golf course or the nautical base or even to the charming village of Villequier where Victor Hugo lived.
The many hiking trails cross the woods and valleys of this picturesque region of Normandy. Between the beaches of the Côte d'Albâtre, its world famous cliffs, the banks of the Seine, the proximity of Honfleur and Deauville, this property of character has many assets less than two hours from Paris porte Maillot or Saint Lazare station!