A captivating, listed, 17th century manor house and its Norman buildings,
awaiting full restoration on almost 3.5 ha of land, less than 2 hours from Paris in Eure
Cormeilles, EURE upper-normandy 27260 FR

Location

After having travelled the little lanes through the Lieuvin region’s bocage countryside, between the Vièvre and Risle rivers, this property comes into view in pastoral, rustic surroundings. This quiet estate, on the edge of a village with some 550 inhabitants, is in an enhancing rural setting, with the wooded hills of the Véronne river, fields and traditional Norman buildings.
The nearest big town, with shops and amenities, is but 12 km away. Bernay train station, 23 km away, has regular links with Paris-Saint-Lazare. Honfleur and the beaches along the “Côte Fleurie” (coast of flowers) are 35 km away. Hiking and horse-riding trails to be found around the estate provide long outings through the countryside.

Description

Visitors fall under the charm of this property as soon as they pass through the entrance gates with the lake on one side. These premises are composed of several buildings. All dating from the first half of the 17th century, they form a coherent and harmonious property.
The manor and all the other buildings await full restoration works throughout. This estate comes with a vast plot of grassy land, surrounded by thick hedges forming a verdant screen. It encloses the property, keeping it out of sight of any onlookers on the outskirts of the market town.

The manor house

Built in 1610 by Jacques-du-Foure, it is without doubt one of the most characteristic of the region. This manor house partially constructed over cellars, spans two levels as well as an attic floor. A rectangular building, it is flanked by four brick masonry, corner turrets, decorated with overfired cross-bars and featuring several loopholes as well as candlesnuffer roofs. It is constructed from half-timbering, filled with tile fragments, comprising sculpted beams and posts on lower sections composed of brick and dressed flint altering in a chessboard pattern with white limestone squares. A stairway turret, higher than the others, adjoins the centre of the west facade. The hip roof, featuring two roof dormers, is covered with slate.


Ground floor
The ceilings are 3 m high. A wide entrance hall, with brick flooring and half-timbered, small brick as well as limestone walls, provides access to a toilet, set in the turret and the wooden stairway going to the upper floors. A lounge features walls lined with floor-to-ceiling wood panelling, dating from the 18th century, and a monumental dressed stone fireplace, decorated in the Renaissance style. The floor is covered with cement tiles and the ceiling beams are exposed. The turrets house a storeroom and storage space. The old kitchen, with a fireplace and terracotta floor tiles as well as exposed ceiling beams, is laid out in the centre of the house. A dining room has a monumental dressed stone fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, a bare concrete floor and storage space in the turrets.
First floor
The landing provides access to a long, transversal corridor, with parquet flooring, which leads to three spacious bedrooms, some with a fireplace, parquet flooring or terracotta floor tiles. A bathroom.
Attic
The entire attic space, running the full floor surface area of the building, could be converted. It has a packed mud floor. Two roof dormers let in light.

The stable

This farm building, typical of Normandy and spanning a surface area of approx. 150 m², has a hip, slate roof featuring two shed dormers. With flint lower sections and facades made of half-timbering and cob, it houses five horse loose boxes and a garage, closed by double wooden doors.

The cowshed

A farm building, typical of Normandy and spanning a surface area of approx. 30 m², it has an attic, reached via an outside wooden stairway, which could be converted.
Its hip, slate roof ends in a “Jay-tail” section.
It has flint lower sections and facades made of half-timbering and cob.

The hay barn

This farm building, typical of Normandy and spanning a surface area of approx. 95 m², has a hip roof, covered with asbestos cement slate.
It has flint lower sections and facades made of half-timbering and cob.

The press-house

This farm building, typical of Normandy and spanning a surface area of approx. 165 m², has a 3-sloped roof covered in slate and asbestos cement slate.
It has flint lower sections and facades made of half-timbering and cob.

The distillery

This farm building, composed of wooden cladding and spanning a surface area of approx. 36 m², is topped with a hip, slate roof.

Our opinion

This character house, a masterpiece of 17th century architecture, has come down through the ages, not without conflict or disillusion, but always inciting admiration and delight.
It currently bears silent witness to past centuries and is but waiting for a new lease on life in order to fully reveal its historic heritage and strong character in this typical Normandy landscape.
The potential is great and the possibilities numerous for these rare and unusual premises.

Exclusive sale

495 000 € Negotiation fees included
465 000 € Fees excluded
Forfait de 30 000 € TTC à la charge de l’acquéreur


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Reference 130535

Land registry surface area 3 ha 44 a 20 ca
Main building surface area 340 m2
Number of bedrooms 3
Outbuilding surface area 414 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Thierry Chabasseur +33 1 42 84 80 85

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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