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(14) Calvados

Late 19th Century Castle for sale in Calvados. River. Pool.

property reduced

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 11 ha

Reference: C5-3478
£ 1,222,650
$ 1,574,399

In the west of the Calvados area the property was built in the centre of the Auge valley, convenient for towns yet in a particularly quiet country area. Amenites and shops are just a few kilometres away as are main roads, motorways and coastal beaches, just 45 minutes away.The castle was miraculously spared, having been built in the 1900s between two wars, and once used as a military hospital. The property has four floors and 735m2 of habitable surface area.

Garden level technical rooms, storage rooms , cellars, a workshop, a summer kitchen, a fitness room with shower, a hammam.
Suspended Ground floor An impressive staircase with stone colonnades leads to a vast tiled entrance hall 40m2. There is a recently equipped kitchen of 22m2 with rear kitchen. A harmonious suite of well lit rooms of 110m2 are iinterconnecting with beautiful views of the grounds, ending with a lovely billiard room and .WC.
First floor A most impresssive elmwood colonnaded staircase leads to the next floor. From the landing is a corridor off whcih are four bedrooms, all of over 20m2, 3 of which have their own bathrooms and W.C.s. There is a large separate bathroom with shower and WC. A room currently used as a linen room could provide a fifth bedroom. There is a WC on the landing.
Second floor In a similar layout a corridor leads to 3 bedrooms, two with their own shower room. There is a sauna, and a large space used as a projection room, a salon, a bar, a storage area and a staircase leading to the attics.

Used as a main residence for over thirty years, the chateau has beeen renovated and improved several times by the present owners, maintaining its authenticity and noble, high quality materials. It is in good overall condition. Bathrooms needing some updating. Brick and flint structure with a 20 year old slate roof 10 year old PVC double glazed frames (DPEC) double heating system 10 year old 'De Deitrich' Boiler with plastic tank. Aquathermy with a heat pump 300 litre tank, 150 litre electric tank. Mains water supply, functioning sanitation system that should be updated, alarms and electric gate.

Several outbuldings in brick with tiled roofs, including a stable block, (4 boxes ), a summer horse shelter, a harness room, a food supply store.
A building for storage and workshop, a small disused building with electrics and water, a barn to renovate, a lock up garage for three cars.
A small caretakers house in the process of being renovated.

A heated and covered swimming pool ( 9 x 4.5 m ) about ten years old, surrounded by a large stone, terrace partially coverd by a blind, with the machine room below ground level.

This south facing property has a stunning view over the wooden fenced paddocks and countryside.
WIth about 11 hectares of land overall the grounds are partially enclosed naturallly by a fish - filled river, and fencing or hedges. On the side towards town the property is enclosed with high walls,preserving privacy. Some beautiful chestnut and linden trees are in the immediate vicinity of the chateau and a pretty wooden kiosk overlooks a pond of over 300m2 which is fed by a spring.