Built on the site of an old abbey dating from the reign of William the Conqueror, belonging to a Benedictine community in the twelfth and thirteenth century, the property for sale has undergone many changes. In the extension of this remarkable building of the 18th century in brick of Saint John, sandstone and flint, a rich owner solicited at the beginning of the last century an architect of great talent, Henri Jacquelin, renowned for his work of expert in the valuation of the heritage, for its ability to reconstruct Anglo-Norman or Flemish buildings from ancient materials while relying on modern techniques enabled by steel and concrete. Thus a feudal dungeon and a house in northern Europe came to offer this Normandy property the standing and the volumes of the castles of the Bruges region in Belgium. The result is stunning !
The landscaped park of centuries-old tree varieties and local species is breathtakingly beautiful. Built in the shadow of the church tower of the village, this charming manor enjoys a quiet and privileged environment. Intimate walks in the park's English-style walkways are perfect for strolling, taking in inspiration and serenity. A feudal mound, vestige of a fortified enclosure, appears in a clearing testifying of the historical authenticity of the place. A green hand will be pleased to find the appropriate space to maintain the organic vegetable garden, whose charming former dovecote now serves as shelter for small tools and for plants sensitive to cold. Two horses will show their happiness in the food of one hectare which prolongs the wood.
For many years, the Great Hall, the Park and the Commons have allowed for elegant receptions and artistic events. The potential of this mansion is undeniable with the possibility of various uses: private residence, family home, country house, painting galleries, exhibition hall, charming residence with guest rooms, country cottage between Manche and Seine ...
On the ground floor, spacious rooms and wide open on the park ensure permanent clarity. Upstairs, the living rooms are more intimate and family. On the second floor, the en suite guest rooms receive friends and family. In the eighteenth century, a vast undeveloped attic, with a beautiful exposed frame, can be converted into a function apartment for guards, artist studio, charming cottage ...
Between Rouen and Dieppe, thirty minutes from the beaches of the Alabaster coast, this property of character enjoys a privileged logistical situation, thanks to major highways that irrigate the department of Seine Maritime, Deauville to Lille, Dieppe to Paris, from Brittany to Belgium.
From the Dieppe cross-Channel port, the Car-Ferry takes you to the English coast in four hours and offers you the opportunity to discover the exotic city of Brighton, which is less than two hours from London.
From Auffay, the nearby train station or Rouen, the train takes you directly to Paris in one hour thirty or to Marseille in five hours.
Real estate agency Leforestier Specialist manors Normandy axis Dieppe Rouen in Normandy