4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with hilltop view
We used to advertise the house on owners about a few years ago ago.
Why Owner chose Mesnil-Verclives
History, culture, lifestyle, nature and time. Time to enjoy nature, to breathe, to walk, to discover, to read, to cook, to be together with friends and family, to be private and quiet.
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It is an area that will appeal to nature lovers. The forêt de Lyons is said to be the largest beech forest in Europe, though it has diversified over the past twenty years. It offers endless walks through varied landscapes, as well as rare but magical encounters with deer and other game on quiet days.
Guests can also follow the twists and turns of the Seine river banks, especially around the Petit Andelys.
Horse lovers can go riding in the forest, as Pays de Lyons was a royal hunting ground until the end of the 18th century.
It is a region rich in history that will appeal to heritage sensitive visitors. For instance, the house’s windows look over the plain where Henry I of England and Duke of Normandy defeated Louis VI of France in the epic Battle of Bremule, in the 12th century. Known to the Normands as Henri I Beauclerc, he was the son of William the Conqueror and the founder of the lovely town of Lyons-la-Forêt, nestled in the eponymous forest.
Other must-see sites include the majestic Chateau Gaillard in Les Andelys, built by Richard the Lionheart, grandson of Henry I of England, and the stunning Rouen cathedral.
Architecture lovers will also enjoy discovering the many chateaux, abbeys and little towns displaying a wealth of styles, from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. The stunning chateau de La Roche-Guyon, still owned by the La Rochefoucauld family, the amazing Champ de Bataille restored to its former glory by Jacques Garcia, or the Fontaine-Guerard cistercian abbey are all within an hour’s drive and will delight the most demanding visitors.
Art amateurs will not be disappointed either: Rouen's Museum of Fine Arts, Monet’s Clos Normand in Giverny, or Docteur Gachet’s house in Auvers sur Oise where Van Gogh are all within easy driving distance.
Finally, book lovers will enjoy reading Guy de Maupassant novels in the garden or by the fireplace: each book is a delightful and yet often cruel tale of life in provincial Normandy in the mid 19th century. Flaubert fans will also revel in discovering Lyons-la-Foret where Madame Bovary was filmed in the 1980s.
For more sporty entertainment, the tennis court just outside can be accessed with a key. There are also rivers nearby to go fishing, swimming pools to go swimming (summer only), great cycling adventures, as well as several golf courses a short drive away.