Authentic 12th century abbey :
suspended in time
Former manor house of a community of Cistercian
nuns established between 1128 and 1167
British owned and maintained for 20 years : NOW FOR SALE
The perfect period location for your development project
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.
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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Unobstructed panoramic views of the beautiful
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
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
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
Sale does not depend on any other transaction
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