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(27) Eure

Former 18th C. hunting lodge at 1 hour from Versailles

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 3.73 ha

Reference: C5-3881
£ 696,227
$ 898,222

Former 18th C. hunting lodge for sale 1 hour from Versailles.
This former Anglo-Norman style hunting lodge offers a restful country setting while benefiting from the immediate proximity of the neighbouring towns providing most of the shops and services.

The dwelling is in a very Norman style, obviously reminiscent of the Anglo-Norman villas that shape the Deauville coast. A massive configuration topped by tiled roofs with multiple slopes proudly finished by a turret, from which emerge numerous dormers or dormers.

The main structure is made of flint with many brick openings on the first floor, the first floor reminds us that we are in Normandy.

The whole is built on 3 levels developing approximately 550sqm thus distributed:
On the ground floor: Central entrance (cabochon floor) with corridor and departure of massive wooden staircase. On the right dining room with fireplace, kitchen (insert), back kitchen and technical room to follow; on the left office with fireplace, living room to be totally renovated of 35sqm (fireplace and woodwork) with bow window, communication with a large living room (54sqm) with parquet floor (herringbone), decorated ceiling and brick fireplace. Nice height under ceiling at 3,05m. Adjoining room of 16sqm.

First floor: landing and central corridor distributing on the left 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are being renovated. On the right a small room to be restored with a corridor, office, bathroom, WC.

Second floor: 5 bedrooms equipped with shower room or bathroom, wc. Small room of 11sqm at the top of the turret.

Old kennel with adjoining stone barn (charreterie) under Eternit.
Outbuilding with 2 stables (3x3m) and 1 smaller pony box.
Old garden WC

An English-style park beautifully planted with all species (oaks, lindens, maples, acacias, chestnut trees) surrounds the immediate surroundings of the property. Flowers and hornbeams pleasantly complete the very green decor of the park.
Some fruit trees (apple trees, cherry trees, walnut trees) and an old vegetable garden.

The property is surrounded by 3 other houses from which it is separated by a wall and hedges ensuring the privacy of a small hamlet.

A rural road delimits a large grassy plot of land which can be built on up to 2000sqm on 1 ha.
This constructibility authorizes numerous projects for investors or industrialists, traders in need of premises. The proximity of the main roads and the economic area of Verneuil sur Avre/Nonancourt make this property a commercial site worthy of interest.

Nevertheless, the pastures will also lend themselves perfectly to keeping horses by their proximity to the property and the existing access and parking facilities.
The whole for a total of 3,73ha.

The property is located in the south of the Eure department bordering the Eure et Loir, at the gateway to Normandy, bordering the Perche and the Pays d'Ouche
The ancient medieval stronghold of Verneuil sur Avre is just a stone's throw away; today a medium-sized town of nearly 10,000 souls with a remarkable historical heritage that has earned the honorable distinction of being one of the 100 most beautiful detours in France. This is the setting available to candidates looking for a quality of life less than 100 km from the capital.
Dedicated to tourism, the Avre region offers numerous cultural and sporting activities (Golf, GR22, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, tourist routes, weekly markets, Center Parc, classified heritage, gastronomy...).

State of the property
Since their acquisition in 2005, the owners have undertaken a campaign of restoration and modernization of this property, which had been neglected for many years.
-The commercial parts have been prioritized to allow a sustained and profitable activity.
-Some private parts evaluated at 100m 2 for 3 main rooms require a renovation without delay.
-Flat tile roof redone in 2005 at 60%/40% in used condition. Esti- mate of 15 000 euros for the tower.
-Masonry of flint and brick, with coatings. A renovation of the gable would be desirable (estimate 40 000 euros).
-Double-glazed wooden frames (about 10 windows to be changed). • Functional fireplaces.
-Sanitary facilities OK
Electricity dating from 2003 to 2006, with current differential panels.
Town water + well (36m) + recovery tank of 20m2.
-Viesmann oil boiler, about 20 years old, buried tank of 8000 l.
-underfloor heating on the ground floor/electric on the first floor.
-Hot water each floor by 3 electric balloons of 500l
• Individual sanitation by 2 septic tanks favorably controlled in March 2019.
Good ADSL connection