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(14) Calvados

Stunning classical Manoir near Caen in lovely grounds

property sold

Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 11
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 6.4 ha

Reference: C5-3723
£ 1,313,137
$ 1,694,115

This classical 17th C. Manoir for sale near Caen is surrounded by its grounds of woodland and lawns, in a peaceful rural setting and yet within easy striking distance of Caen and civilisation in general - as well as the famous Normandy coastline. Protected by its listed status, it has the benefits of easy access to road, rail and airport networks with none of the disadvantages.

A beautiful avenue of lime trees leads to the horseshoe layout typical of the 17th century. This fine house has pilasters and a subtle moulded pediment. The simplicity of the facade combined with the proportions of the building and the classical symmetry are part of the charm of this gorgeous Manoir which dates back to 1602. Built of local stone the roof is of tiles and is listed.

The accommodation consists of 470m2 over three floors.
Ground Floor; A central entrance hall with an exceptional spiral staircase with an elegant listed wrought iron railing leading towards a painted medallion shaped listed ceiling. W.C./washroom under the stairs and on the half landing. To the left of the hall is a Salon/Dining room with a superb monumental fireplace. To the right, the main Salon 40m2 with beautiful period painted wood panelling and a large library with a marble fireplace leading to an incredible Orangery which is striking for its greenery.

First Floor: Four very beautiful bedrooms, all with an adjoining bathroom, W.C. and dressing room.

Second Floor: three further bedrooms, one of which with a shower room. Linen room. Technical room and space.

The property is a primary residence. The present owners carried out a major campaign of works, improvement to facilities and decoration some ten years ago. A small caretaker’s house has been completely renovated recently.

The Manoir has a flat tiled roof with copper nails in excellent condition (listed). The stone facades are of coated Caen stone and are also listed. The Zinc works were renewed 10 years ago. Windows have wooden frames with thick glass.
The fireplaces are all functioning. Floors are of stone tiles, ,quarry tiles or parquet on the upper floors. Walls are covered with painted panelling or luxurious fabrics or wallpaper. The electricity was rewired 1- years ago. The sanitary facilities are recent.
Heating is oil fired. The boiler is 20 years old andthe caretaker’s house has a more recent boiler. Hot water is produced by immersion heaters. Septic tank Recent drainage for the caretaker’s house ( 2014 micro station). ADSL in a working state. No urgent works are envisaged.

Charming ISMH stone dovecote on a circular base, tapering towards an elegant cornice formerly covered.The pigeon holes remain intact and the number of them is indicative of the importance of this property in the 17th Century.
To the north east, the old farm comprising a long low stone building, is mainly devoted to equestrian pursuits. It is used for stables, pigsties, workshop, garage and storage.
Heated greenhouse with a passageway.
An old house to restore on two floors.

Caretaker's house. In the north west. 70m2 entirely renovated with living room, kitchen, bathroom, W.C. , two bedrooms and a storage room. Adjoining building used as a boiler room and storage room.
Bread Oven.

Grounds: The property is surrounded with substantial lawns with trimmed boxwood, bushes and woods in the background. A generous vegetable garden sits alongside the Norman orchard. The park has numerous species of trees, many of which seem to have survived for centuries. An efficient gardener maintains the premises in perfect condition. The grounds extend to 6.40 hectares ( 15.81 acres) and are largely walled or open onto the countryside but are not overlooked.

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