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House in DOUVREND , Seine Maritime , Higher Normandy

€700,000 €504,560 (HAI)** £451,934**
Ref: 52082TS76
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Reduction from €700,000 to €504,560
15th century former Benedictine priory now a superb 5 bedroom family or chambre d' hotes set in over 1 acre of grounds.

Tim Sage , your local Leggett agent, says :

Price €504 560 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€476 000 without fees)

Reduction from €700,000 to €504,560
Ref 52082TS76
Town DOUVREND
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Dept Seine Maritime
Surface 320 M2* Plot Size 4185 M2
Bathroom 5 Bedrooms 5
Location
  • 50km or less to ferry
  • Hamlet property
Type
  • House
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Country House
  • Family Home
Features
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Guest house / gite
  • High speed internet
  • Private parking
  • Sauna
  • Woodburner(s)
Condition
  • Excellent condition
  • Habitable
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The village of Douvrend lies 25kms from the seaport of Dieppe in the Vallée de l' Eaulne. The road winds out of the village and up into the forest. 2kms along the forest track is this superb family home with stunning views over the valley from the house and beautifully laid out gardens, one in English style with a sweeping lawn and the other in French style with fruit trees and herb gardens in formal designs. Read more ...

At the end of the winding 2km road through the forest arriving at Le Farival is like arriving in a fairy tale! A sight of a roof and windows through the trees and bushes! What are you going to find as you walk around the path to the main entrance? Firstly, a superb view over the valley and then the magnificent glazed verandah that has been added as the main entrance. Is it the main entrance? Let's use the real one, the original entry door for the priory in solid oak! The tiled entry hall with it's curling staircase and the double oak doors to the back garden, cathedral ceiling, the immediate feeling of calm and tranquility. This is a special home. Go to the right of the entry hall and into the formal dining room, a superb mix of ancient and modern that leads into a true "salon". The focus is on the open fireplace and the television is neatly hidden away inside a cabinet. Lined with bookshelves it is a magnificent library as well. Tucked away behind the shelves is a secret WC just in case you get too engrossed in a movie or book! Another oak door goes into the curé's private entrance and leads into a bright bedroom with en-suite bathroom and features the original oratoire (a private prayer room for the curé) in the small tower.
Back to the main entrance and to the left is the main kitchen, fully equipped and with the original open cooking fire although the modern range makes this this more decorative than functional. Beyond the kitchen is the back kitchen now a utility room and storage area with a door leading to ...... later!
Back again to the entrance hall and below the stairs is the vaulted brick cellar - even the monks had to have a good wine cellar! This was a Benedictine priory! The staircase has been renovated and again is a mix of old and new. Old stairs and modern balustrades that work in harmony and lead up to a landing that is currently a superb gallery office. From here cross over to a passage that goes to a bathroom with bath and sauna room along with a separate WC. From here into the double room that is the real first floor and is the owners private lounge and bedroom with brick chimmney and masonic timbering!
To the other side of the landing / office a small tower leads into another bedroom with separate WC, shower room and washroom all heavily timbered. From here is an area that is part of the house but can be a separate appartment with a living area and bedroom while going down the spiral staircase there is the kitchen and dining room as well as the bathroom. From this kitchen there is a door that leads back into the arrière cuisine and the main house. What a journey but there is more! The old outhouse has been converted to an individual appartment on the ground floor only with a beautiful bedsit complete with bathroom and WC.
Outside, the front garden overlooks the valley and is a large lawn with trees for shade. To the back, the gardens are more French style and formal with fruit trees, formal herb gardens and fruit bushes.
It's very rare for a property of this style to arrive on the market and even more so when it's of this quality and standard. It can be viewed only by appointment and with the agent



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