Manoir Elbeuf (76)
- 250 m2
- 8 rooms
- 4 bedrooms
A recent residence successfully reflecting an old style in 2 ha of parklands, bordered by a river, 120 km from Paris.
This property stands in a dominant position, in a verdant setting, with plains and forests stretching for as far as the eye can see. 120 km from Paris, 40 km from Evreux and 25 km from Rouen. The A13 motorway is about 15 km away. Many weekly markets are held in the surrounding area. An SNCF train station is 7 km away. Local shops and supermarkets are 3 km away in a town with 17,000 inhabitants.
This property is reached via a road, winding its way through countryside and forest. Once through the entrance gates, a long driveway, bordered by conifer trees, leads to the facade of the residence, where a brick terrace is laid out in front. An outbuilding, on the other side, comprises a garage and a workshop. The eye is immediately drawn to the surroundings composed of meadows and woods where deer are frequently to be seen grazing and quenching their thirst in a little trout river, flowing alongside the property for about 300 m on a lower level. The rare neighbouring houses are concealed by vegetation.
The residenceThis south-facing residence, reflecting the style of a Louis XIII coaching inn and backing on to the forest, spans a floor surface area of approx. 250 m² over two levels. Standing in a valley, renowned amongst tourists, it was built in keeping with the characteristics of local properties in the 1970's.
Its gable roof, covered with Normandy tiles, features numerous small-paned openings and double glazing which filter the light and provide wonderful views over the parklands and the forest.
The lower sections and facades are composed of successive rows of stone and flint, topped with Vernon stone. Quoins enhance the corners and half-hipped dormers the roof. Inside, panelling and exposed ceiling beams clearly reflect the Norman style, now updated. French windows make it easy to move between the inside and the outside.
The floor on this level is covered with large flagstones. The entrance hall, facing a left-turning stairway, provides access, left, to a vast lounge, featuring exposed beams in a cathedral ceiling, a monumental fireplace and a mezzanine, as well as to a bedroom, a study, a shower room and a toilet.
On the right-hand side is a large kitchen where a central unit is topped with a Corian work surface.
Heating is provided by glass storage heaters.
The openings feature double-glazed, burglar-proof panes, protected by indoor wooden shutters.
The floor is covered throughout with sisal matting. The mezzanine, protected by a guardrail made of wood and safety glass, looks down on to the lounge. The rest of this level is taken up by three bedrooms and a bath-shower room.The outbuildingThis building comprises a 2-car garage and a workshop.
reference : 182571 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 19587321