Stunning 12th Century Church Conversion in Normandy

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Normandy, Orne, Merlerault, France, Le Merlerault (France)

0 Bedrooms · 0 Bathrooms · 160Floor area



No parking

0 Bedrooms

0 Bathrooms



No pool

Not furnished


Welcome, dear prospective owner, to an immense opportunity in the strikingly beautiful Le Merlerault, Normandy in France. Immerse yourself in an exciting project that allows you to bring your dream home to life. This unique prospect gives you a chance to transform a former 12th-century parish church into a unique character home with your personal touch. This marvelously intriguing property is waiting for passionate esteem and nous to restore its olden splendor while infusing some contemporary charm.

Set on a sprawling plot of 0.29 acres, this property is located amidst the breathtaking countryside near esteemed Haras du Pin, the French National Stud. Revel in the hushed tranquility and pastoral magnificence, accentuated by the whispering breeze and soft chirping of crickets, as nature envelops you in its serene embrace.

Parts of this venerable structure date back to the 11th century, while others exemplify the architectural nuances of the 15th century. Historical traces remain evident in the meticulous restoration carried out in 1719 and, are further professed by the steadfast stone. Experience the transcending longevity of time as you explore the remnant elements of its glorious past.

The property has an expansive ground floor open space measuring 93 sqm, offering the perfect canvas for you to implement your creative concepts. Beyond this, loft space increases your creative freedom for inventing distinctive zones within this historical abode.

The farmhouse offers a total convertible space of approximately 160 sqm, and an additional adjoining garage measuring 13 sqm. The internal roof structure remains in remarkable condition despite the age of the property, and the grand fifteenth-century entrance door continues to welcome guests with resounding history.

It’s important to note that while there is no water or electricity currently connected, services are available at the boundary, and a new drainage system would need to be installed. Furthermore, while the land's measurement will be undertaking by a surveyor at no cost to future owners, any required fencing will be the responsibility of the new owner.

Key Features:
- Sprawling 0.29-acre plot
- Approximately 160 sqm of convertible/shell space
- Additional 13 sqm garage space
- 15th-century historical entrance door
- Internal roof structure in good condition

Life in Le Merlerault will whisk you into the quintessence of French rural living. While the local area prides itself on superbly manicured, natural beauty, it stands in stark contrast to the rugged charm of this renovator's delight presenting a unique juxtaposition of high-end, rural life with the satisfaction of crafting a home entirely of one’s own design.

Settling in Normandy assures you a balanced experience of summer bliss and winter charm. Summers are cool but pleasant with temperatures averaging up to 20°C. Winters, however, can be crisp and cold but warmed up by the picturesque snowfall in the region.

Living in a farmhouse in France is to live in concert with the seasons. Waking up to an orchestra of birdsong, evenings spent by the fireside, nourishing your soil, and feeding on its bounty—these are the simple yet profound joys of farmhouse living in Le Merlerault, Normandy.

Embrace this opportunity to carve out your own solemn sanctuary beneath the enduring trust of this charming fixer-upper. Be the visionary who conserves its historical prestige while embedding your modern sensibilities into its core, creating not just a house, but a treasured home echoing with tales from the past and ambitions of the future. The chance to create such a home is rare; grab this opportunity and begin your countryside dream life today.


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