house for sale in a pretty normandy village

by Sharon Santoni


Now here, I think, is a little house that will get you dreaming – again – about moving to France.
This pretty home is in a picturesque village, just an hour from Paris yet well in the country.  It has been entirely redecorated and renovated to a high standard and comprises four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, with further  space in a guest cottage.

The garden is very manageable, while still being large enough for a potager, and for dining al fresco …  besides the guest house, there is also a garage, a wine cellar and another building useful for a workshop or studio.

I love the bedrooms in this home, their soft neutral palette makes them chic but still welcoming …

The house was built in 1928, and lays on a quiet road, just a short distance from this lovely view.  If you’d like to have any further information or be put into touch with the owners, just drop me a line

In answer to the question you may be asking yourselves – no!  I am not in real estate, not do I stand to earn any commission on the homes I show for sale.  It is simply that folks around here sometimes hear about the blog, and ask if I would like to mention a house they are trying to sell.[blank]


Anonymous October 3, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Questa casa è meravigliosa!!

BEACH BUNGALOW October 3, 2012 - 3:32 pm


PURA VIDA October 3, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Oh I would love to own!

Kristie Franklin October 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

You are such a good neighbor. Not only are you putting a plug in for selling their homes on your blog, you also bring your readers a view of the lovely French countryside and the homes people live in. This is such a soothing looking home, I love everything about it. Your photos are wonderful! 🙂 If I were rich I'd buy this one!

Olly October 3, 2012 - 6:10 pm

I've been in normandy last summer and I loved their style!
And I really dreamed to live in a similar place…
…so, looking your post, I continue to dream!! 😉

Our French Inspired Home October 3, 2012 - 6:30 pm

What an amazing home! If we werent trying to get our new house started here I would be all over this one! I am confident in 5 or 10 years I will finally be able to ask for more information when you share one of these gems.

Virginia October 3, 2012 - 6:54 pm

I love the crisp white and grays and the uncluttered interiors, not to mention the fabulous setting. Le sigh.

High Heeled Life October 3, 2012 - 7:21 pm

awwwww….this looks move in ready …. gorgeous!!!

Elizabeth October 3, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Beautiful home. What village is it in?

Nancy October 3, 2012 - 7:59 pm

I'll take it! when can I move in?

Clare - Aimetu October 3, 2012 - 8:32 pm

Beautiful house 🙂

Laura @ 52 FLEA October 3, 2012 - 9:15 pm

If only…
…thanks for new dreaming material!

Geli October 3, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Really wonderful, especially the garden! Best wishes!

bee bon October 3, 2012 - 9:59 pm

I would love more info on this property, I'm in the process of selling my place and have been looking up the property mkt in France. Is this property near a village?
Merci Bee x

Sarah B October 3, 2012 - 11:36 pm

How absolutely beautiful! I can imagione it is well beyond my budget so I will continue to just dream about it 🙂

The Moerks October 4, 2012 - 5:24 am

So pretty and the palette is perfect!

Anonymous October 4, 2012 - 6:28 am

I am in love, wishing . . .

faye October 4, 2012 - 7:48 am

i really love the colors of the interior: neutral.:)

Vive Trianon October 4, 2012 - 10:06 am

We do something similar on our blog! That staircase is to die for, so pretty! And what a beautiful colour scheme

chiara October 4, 2012 - 11:04 am

If I only could… really, no need to see this house to dream of moving to Normandy, but truly a new good reason….

Anonymous October 4, 2012 - 11:34 am

je n'habite pas loin de croisy sur eure mais c'est un village absolument charmant,qu'il doit etre agreable d'y vivre,dans une si jolie maison decoree avec gout.

Julie October 4, 2012 - 11:46 am

It's beautiful – if I could, I would!

david terry October 4, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Sharon?….if you're not "in real estate" or making any sort of commission?….well, you SHOULD.

Before finally (after six years of desultorily and increasingly-dispirtedly searching for an old property)Herve andI bought this 220 year old, wonderful place this past June. Before then, however?….we dealt with all sorts of real-estate folks, who mostly ranged between the irritating, the manipulative, the "hard-sell" sort, and the merely ignernt.

By contrast (and quite like the real estate lady from whom we finally bought this house), you seem well-informed, sincerely enthusiastic, and capable.

Perhaps you SHOULD be a real-estate agent….if you can manage wearing yet another hat, so to speak, on top of the five or so vocational/family hats you're already wearing. I and Herve would certainly trust your instincts.

Quite sincerely,

David Terry

French Heart October 4, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Love your house for sale posts. I love Brittany too. Esp Brehat and Pont Aven. My son has lived in France/Amsterdam since 1992, and was recently on a 3-week Brittany coast/islands trip…emailed me 100+ photos. Just gorgeous.


savvycityfarmer October 4, 2012 - 3:11 pm

I would think it's already sold …. heehee

just lovely

Reply October 4, 2012 - 3:20 pm

I was hoping you would post a 'house for sale' soon…keeps my French dreams alive and well..Merci!

Debbie McMillan October 5, 2012 - 4:29 am

What a lovely house! I love the garden and the look of the house from the outside. All of the rooms are nicely done but I think my favourite rooms would have to be the living room/dining room and the 2 bedrooms shown.
It's amazing the number of women who daydream about France. From those who are lucky enough to actually visit and spend time there and the super lucky ones who eventually live and have businesses there to those like me who escape each day to France via My French Country Home and French Essence. I've planted a rose bush and will plant more. I am slowly transforming my neglected back garden. I'm now making my own cushion covers with fabrics that have a French look. I've printed many of your recipes and can't wait to start baking…..Merci!

Halbert Mason October 5, 2012 - 8:21 pm

This is an opportunity for any one to bring a cute and nice house in affordable rate. It is looking very beautiful and awesome.

Interior design

ChaumiereLesIris October 8, 2012 - 12:44 am

I like the headboards – where do you find those in Normandy?

Debbie October 14, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Hi Sharon – I have emailed separately – I wonder if I could have some further information please? Many thanks, Debbie

Lakisha Zimmerer December 5, 2012 - 7:50 pm

I guess you’re right. I’m lost in my dreams again. The suburbs really got me, you know. And to think it was just an hour away from Paris, of all cities! Though, living in that dream place is nearly impossible. I live oceans away from France (huhu). And the thought of buying a house abroad terrifies me, not being accustomed to the foreign finance and mortgage system. So, I guess some other family will have to enjoy that for me. 🙂

RES December 29, 2012 - 6:10 am

It is a great house. What all amenities available here?

Charlotte NC Homes May 16, 2013 - 7:14 am

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Patrick Tan May 30, 2013 - 1:50 pm

t is very interesting to stay in a house as grand as this. It feels like you are living from the old french community!

Condo Singapore July 21, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Wow! The house looks really beautiful!

Gardening July 21, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Such a lovely place. How I wish I can stay here!!

Shaun Wilson August 16, 2013 - 7:29 am

Beautiful House. Thanks for sharing this post about homes for sale.

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