maison for sale near Giverny!

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]Sit back, pour yourselves a glass of wine, or an extra cup of morning coffee and just enjoy this!
Some good friends of ours are selling their beautiful home, and I am very excited to show you some pictures …. come with me and I’ll show you around …..[blank]
[blank]This gorgeous 18th century house lies in the Seine valley, in a tiny sleepy village just ten minutes away from Monet’s garden at Giverny.[blank]
[blank]The house is large, with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a guest suite.
There is also a separate little guest house that is quite charming.[blank]
[blank]The garden is beautifully planted and maintained, with a heated pool, a chic little pool house and summer kitchen.[blank]

[blank]My friend Patricia is a wonderful gardener, with a great eye for garden design, and the lucky buyers of this house will inherit mature roses, a picture-perfect little potager and stunning mixed borders.[blank]

 [blank]Inside the rooms are bright and spacious, with a relaxed and friendly feel to the house – this is a real family home, ideal for somebody looking to live in Normandy full time or who dreams of a country home within an hour of Paris.[blank]
[blank]Patricia and David have carefully designed the garden for outdoor entertaining; be it dinner with friends, or a quiet coffee for two.[blank]


David and Patricia are selling their home because they would prefer something smaller now, but they have loved their years here, and really enjoyed village life.  They also appreciated being in a small village which still has  a post office, and butcher and excellent schools.

If you’d like to know more about the house you can check the details here,
or you can email me or email David directly  … [blank]
happy dreaming![blank]


Denise at Forest Manor August 28, 2013 - 1:54 pm

This is just LOVELY, Sharon!! Lucky the person who ends up buying this home.


Babi August 28, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Just a dream …
Let me see if I find, in the famous husband's drawer, all the money to buy this house.
Its simply amazing …
I'd like to transfer in Provence but I suppose is not easy find a work.
Thanks for these beautiful pictures …
Bisou, Babi

Karen (Back Road Journal) August 28, 2013 - 2:52 pm

I know your friends will miss their lovely home but it will also make another couple's dream come true.

La Table De Nana August 28, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Well.. a family could buy it and the in-laws ..parents..stay in the guest house:)That would be us…:)
It's wonderful.The gardens suit the house to a T.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family August 28, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Oh Sharon…I love it when your friends allow us to peek into their homes.
How appropriate that this exquisite home and garden be so close to Giverny.

donna baker August 28, 2013 - 4:28 pm


Karen Albert August 28, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Sharon how gorgeous, they have really made the property exquisite!
Thank you friends for the peak. What a dream to love so close to Giverney.
I hope they are staying nearby!

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Curtains in My Tree August 28, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Everyone should get to live so beautiful once in their lifetime

Lorrie August 28, 2013 - 5:31 pm

How magical it would be to live in that home. Perfect surroundings. The new home owners ( and I hope they appear quickly) will be very lucky.

Jennifer Clark August 28, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Oh. my…. What a lovely place! The people who buy this home will be incredibly lucky. It would work quite well for my family: room for my twins, my in-laws, all the company we would receive. Roses, oh how I love roses….

Thanks so much for such a pleasant morning read, Sharon!

Anonymous August 28, 2013 - 6:25 pm

That home is a dream!


Pam August 28, 2013 - 6:30 pm

it is gorgeous! we live in the city in paris…a country house is just what we need 🙂
thank you for sharing it with us!

Anna Conway August 28, 2013 - 7:59 pm


Laura August 28, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Oh, this makes me just want to cry (in a good way). We were in Paris this summer, and visited Giverny. I want to go back now!!! This house would just be the most perfect place to live. While it is waaaay over our budget, the price seems reasonable for such an amazing house. Sigh.

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon August 28, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Sharon, this is just stunning. I cannot believe it will be on the market long. Had I only won the lottery we could be having wine/coffee together.

Elizabeth Eiffel August 28, 2013 - 11:32 pm

Beautiful. If only………….Such a dream compared to my house in France;a pile of rocks with a leaky roof on top and and empty bank account to accompany it. Warm regards.

materfamilias August 29, 2013 - 12:02 am

Oh my, what a lovely daydream. . . thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous August 29, 2013 - 12:57 am

Hi Sharon what a lovely home and the garden just breathtaking. Thank you for sharing. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Emm August 29, 2013 - 2:22 am

What a lovely house. And the gardens are exquisite. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debbie August 29, 2013 - 3:06 am


Such a lovely house and garden. I just wanted to say how I really enjoy reading your blog each day. I re-read the ''How you came to live in France'.' So romantic and adventurous. The picture of the letters tied with a ribbon made me smile as it reminded me of the letters I have saved from my ''long distance relationship'' I had for a while before I married the man I'm still with after 25 years, after we first met while he was on holiday. We spent a few months together then he was gone but the letters flowed between USA and Australia, before we got together again and married. My friends said it would never last. I love to hear how people meet the love of their life, especially when it involves international travel and time spent apart proving distance can make the heart grow fonder.

Anne Marie August 29, 2013 - 6:57 am

sounds perfect….and just enough bedrooms 🙂

hope you have been well – sorry I haven't commented in such a long while – I do follow you though!!
xo + blessings,
Anne Marie

Colleen Taylor August 29, 2013 - 7:07 am

Charming & beautiful in every way. The location is ideal. I believe it would be difficult to leave such a lovely home but I can understand the downsizing since I've done that myself. Thank you for this lovely post. Best wishes to your friends and the couple that will gain such a treasure. XO

martinealison August 29, 2013 - 8:12 am

Effectivement c'est une très belle maison… Je recherche une maison secondaire à acheter mais à Honfleur…
Je suis certaine que cette dernière trouvera preneur rapidement. Elle est très jolie et son jardin merveilleux.
Gros bisous

Le Farm August 29, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Bonjour! I absolutely love getting an "espresso shot of France" from your lovely blog. Thank you for inspiring me every single day. P.S. I have a very small plantation in South Carolina if your friends want to trade! They would have to love picking blueberries, though…!
Au revoir! Suzanne @ Le Farm

The enchanted home August 29, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Such a charmer with beautiful gardens…you find the prettiest places Sharon.

Roxane August 29, 2013 - 3:53 pm

I'd be more than willing to sell everything we own and buy this! 😀 Not so sure I could talk my husband into the idea, but I know my daughter would be thrilled to live in France. So welcoming in a beautiful setting. I'd be very happy gardening at this home.

peggy braswell August 29, 2013 - 4:22 pm

what a dream to live so close to Giverney. the home is beautiful.

Wild Oak Designs August 29, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Just what dreams are made of……..

Leslie August 29, 2013 - 8:22 pm

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Ivy Clad September 1, 2013 - 1:40 am

It's completely wonderful–a real dream home.

Anonymous September 2, 2013 - 12:16 am

Wow, what an amazing artist! I am drawn to her florals and still life work. "The earth laughs in flowers" is amazing. It would be an honor to receive any of her artwork!
Barb Noble in Colorado

Linda C April 19, 2014 - 6:51 am

i love your blog. Your pictures are lovely. I visited France in October 2013 and fell in love with your country. your blog feeds my desire for more of France. I hope to get back ther someday.


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