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Stylish family house with land and outbuildings
€399 500

Sold STC
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  • Characterful manior style property
  • Potential to create two gites
  • Potential chambres d’hotes business
  • Mature grounds/equestrian potential
  • Quiet yet within a community
  • DPE = 220 [D] GES = 68 [F]

An exceptional property, constructed in the style of a manoir and set within 1.9 hectares of parkland and pasture. The house itself offers an array of contemporaneous features including monumental stone fireplaces, tommette tile floors, wooden floors, original beams and a magnificent spiral staircase.

The spacious accommodation includes a huge lounge (68 m2), dining room (33m2), study, kitchen, spacious cellar, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large open landing and magnificent entrance lobby/hallway. Additionally, there is a former guardian's cottage (100 m2) another outbuilding used as the garage space (50 m2), a hen house and a wooden barn. The grounds are a mixture of parkland with mature trees and shrubs surrounding the property, and a field of open pasture beyond.

The property is thought to have been constructed in two phases and is dominated by a magnificent central circular tower. The origins are not absolutely certain, but the house was thoughtfully designed and was built with high quality materials. It is elegant, yet stands proud and emits a sense of solidity and permanence. It is situated within a small hamlet with open fields and quaint barns and cottages surrounding the ‘domaine’, yet it is only a stone's throw from the village.

The property would make an elegant family home, or could provide a fantastic commercial opportunity if you wanted to run a bed and breakfast business.


The region is known as the Ouche and is popular for hunting, walking, horse riding and cycling. There is large English community which fully engages with an Anglo/French Association which is involved in many events. There are two markets (Mon/Fri). A Centre Parc at Verneuil Sur Avre (30 mins) with golf. There is an excellent international boarding school nearby. The area is very well located. Train (SNCF) services operate from Evreux and Bernay direct to Paris. The Normandy coast is within 1 hour and 20 mins. The A28 is within about 20 mins giving access to the North and South of France. Other attractions including the fashionable towns of Honfleur and Deaville, the famous beaches in Houlgate and Cabourg, the Normandy landing beaches, Monet’s Garden and Mont St Michel are within range for a day out. There are many more attractions, famous chateau and manoirs. The landscape is populated with pretty small villages and market towns. Smaller hamlets can be found down pretty lanes and there is a feeling of openness and space. Summer festivals and events abound. There is always something to do.


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Large cellar with the central heating boiler. Plenty of storage with access from the grounds. A large wine storage area


The property is entered through the main entrance located in the tower.

Entrance Hall and cloakroom

11' 2'' x 14' 9'' (3.4m x 4.5m)

Large foyer with a tiled floor and an impressive spiral wooden staircase leading to the first floor. Guest cloakroom to one side.


36' 5'' x 19' 4'' (11.1m x 5.9m)

With a huge monumental stone fireplace, high ceiling with beams, large windows and terracotta tiled floor. Light and airy.

Hallway leading to study


14' 1'' x 10' 10'' (4.3m x 3.3m)

With tiled floor and original beams, internet.

Dining room

18' 8'' x 14' 5'' (5.7m x 4.4m)

With large stone fireplace, tiled floor, original beams and staircase to the first floor. Large windows and French doors to the garden. Light and airy.


15' 9'' x 10' 6'' (4.8m x 3.2m)

With fitted kitchen and worktops, tomette tiled floor and entry to the utility room. There is a door to the garden. Leading from the kitchen is an inner hallway and entrance to the large cellar below.


Approached via two staircases. There is a large central landing (3.6 x 3.6) which provides access to four bedrooms and four bathrooms. All are individual in character and spacious. All the bedrooms are spacious, light and airy with views of the mature parkland and pasture beyond.

Master bedroom suite

5.3m x 5m plus 5.9m x 2.5m

Master Bedroom with a magnificent ensuite which offers dressing area with wardrobe storage, large bath, sink, toilet with a further sink, toilet and shower beyond. There is a spacious hallway from the master bedroom which leads to the impressive wooden spiral staircase which leads down to the impressive entrance hall/foyer.

Bedroom 2

10' 6'' x 11' 10'' (3.2m x 3.6m)

Bathroom serving bedroom 2

10' 2'' x 6' 11'' (3.1m x 2.1m)

Offering a toilet, sink and bath.

Bedroom 3 and en-suite shower room

10' 6'' x 9' 6'' (3.2m x 2.9m)

With a small ensuite with toilet, sink and shower.

Bedroom 4

11' 6'' x 11' 10'' (3.5m x 3.6m)


With WC, basin and bath


Former guardian's cottage

Approx 100m2

With water and electricity. Ready for refurbishment to possibly provide a gite or maison d'amis.

Garage attached to the cottage

Approx 50m2

Will easily provide for three cars. An opportunity to create a further small gite.

Small hen house

Wooden barn


Entrance to the estate is via electric double gates with a long and impressive gravelled drive way. This then extends to a further gravelled drive that leads to the property and a generous parking area. The house is pleasantly sited and occupies a central position within the inner garden. The garden offers a wide range of shrubs, mature trees, roses and an ancient former pressoir. There is a large patio/terrace area and wood storage area. There are extensive grassed areas and the whole of the inner garden is enclosed with fencing. Beyond the garden is a large field which is fully enclosed.


Heating - oil central heating and two open fires

Septic tank drainage

Total land area = approx. 18929m2

Habitable area = approx. 286m2

Recent tax fonciere = 2038 euros per year

Ref 10837
Bois-Normande-près-Lyre 27300
County: Eure
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 10837
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