Bival Abbey

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Authentic 12th century abbey :
suspended in time

Former manor house of a community of Cistercian nuns established between 1128 and 1167

Monasticon

British owned and maintained for 20 years : NOW FOR SALE

The perfect period location for your development project


ACCOMMODATION

Fine "L" shaped house of stone and red brick, tiled roof
Carefully renovated to preserve the integrity of the original
Situated at the north-east corner of a 1.75 acre plot,
affording sheltered south and west facing courtyard.
• 3,000 sq.ft. of accommodation, with a fine oak staircase to
• 1,500 sq.ft. of attic space in good condition, suitable
   for conversion to bedrooms.
• 5 existing bedrooms (one of 430 sq.ft.),
• 3 bathrooms (one being installed),
• large kitchen/dining-room with wood-burning stove,
• 3 reception rooms with open fireplaces.
A further wing of 3,760 sq.ft. awaits restoration.

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FEATURES

• Exposed oak beams
• Large working fireplaces
• Wine cellar in the original chalk
• Well, 560 feet deep, original wooden mechanism
• Partly uncovered "Oubliette", depth unknown
Documented extensive labyrinth of tunnels beneath the property, used by British and American airmen in WWII : still unearthed, but we know they exist!

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ADVANTAGES

• Unobstructed panoramic views of the beautiful
   Normandy countryside
• Exceptionally tranquil valley, surrounded by farmland
• Excellent fast access to motorways and shopping areas
• House already partially renovated and habitable
• Extensive garden with lawns, mature trees and
   flowering shrubs, herbs and fruit trees
• Property unlisted, so alteration is possible,
   subject to planning permission

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OUTBUILDINGS

• Remains of a tithe barn, converted to
  barbecue patio and garden
• Stables and tack room for six horses
• Pigeon roosting house
• Garage for two cars
• Open ended barn

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SITUATION

Upper Normandy, France
Very quiet environment, but only
10 minutes from Rouen/Amiens motorway
• 2 hours from the Eurotunnel
• 4 hours from London
• 2 hours from Paris

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PRICE

Offers considered
Sale does not depend on any other transaction

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Viewing by appointment only : for information call (33)6 14 67 18 58 or e-mail to :

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