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Magnificent 13-18th C listed manor house for sale

Reference: B4-20167NO

French Manor House For Sale - Normandie - Orne (61) - France

Magnificent priory estate for sale Classified as a Historic Monument. The property is comprised of a superb 13th C tithe barn, a 15th C press, dairy, bakery, chapel, cellar, large 18th C stables and the priory dwelling. 3 ponds fed by a spring.

Reception Rooms: 0
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 12
Land: 2.22 ha
Ref: B4-20167NO
Price € 1,390,000
Price £ 1,271,433
Price $ 1,577,094

Perched high and commanding a breathtaking view of the picturesque countryside of the Pays d'Auge Ornais, the gardens offer a spectacle of wide, green, and tranquil valleys.

Positioned 32 km from Lisieux train station with direct access to Paris St Lazare, a mere 1-hour journey from Carpiquet, and conveniently situated 60 km (40 minutes) from Deauville, this property also finds itself at a distance of 180 km (2 hours and 20 minutes) from Paris.


Magnificent priory estate Classified as a Historic Monument with just over 2ha in perfect condition, having preserved most of its buildings.

The property is comprised of a superb 13th C tithe barn, a 15th C press, dairy, bakery, chapel, cellar, large 18th C stables and the priory dwelling.

Surrounded by beautiful themed gardens, 3 restored ponds fed by a spring, perspective paths and separate and independent spaces.

The layout of the buildings offers an impressive unobstructed view of the surrounding countryside.
With a total of 1100sqm of habitable space, 16 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 450sqm reception area.

On the ground floor, spanning across 110 m2, the residence features a spacious entrance and staircase, a generously sized window, and two large doors leading to the 24 m2 dining room. The dining room is adorned with two windows, one of which is a French window that opens onto the English garden.

Adjacent to the dining room is a sizable living room of 38 m2, characterized by a large fireplace surrounded by two windows and an additional five windows that allow abundant natural light to fill the space.

The well-appointed kitchen, measuring 27 m2, has retained its original style, featuring a large fireplace, floor tiles, wooden cupboards covered with earthenware, and a French window opening to the courtyard. A window overlooking the garden enhances the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen, while the ceiling boasts beams that add to its charm. Completing the ground floor amenities is a WC and washbasin.

Moving to the first floor, which spans over 110 m2, a landing is adorned with two intricately carved wooden doors—one concealing the staircase leading to the second floor, and the other revealing a dressing room. On the right side, a spacious master suite comprises a 25 m2 bedroom with triple exposure and an adjoining private shower room. Additionally, there is a 16 m2 office and a 16 m2 bedroom with a window overlooking the gardens. Another bedroom, complementing the master suite, features a bathroom accessible from the adjacent room.

The second floor, a semi-attic space, accommodates three bedrooms connected by a lengthy corridor, along with a linen room and a well-maintained bathroom.

The property includes noteworthy outbuildings, such as:
- the 13th-century tithe barn, recognized as a Monument Historique. Constructed with Roussier stone, the barn spans 360 m2, featuring parquet flooring in one section and wood cladding in another. The magnificent oak frame is illuminated by an electrical installation, and the barn is equipped with forced air heating. Two garages are situated on the west gable of this historic structure.

-The 14th and 15th century ISMH press built in stone and half-timbering, tiled roof, tiled floor. Surface 330sqm, serving as a dining room with a semi-professional kitchen.

-In the extension of the press, a brick and stone barn from Roussier sheltering two large guest rooms in the former reception area of ​​the priory hotel.

-1 bedroom 36sqm old floor tiles, stone and fabrics, beautiful period fireplace, private shower room with washbasin and wc.

– 1 bedroom to the south 23.5sqm, tiled floor, shower room, washbasin, wc.

- Press room 140sqm summer reception room. –

- The stables: Pierre de Roussier and chaining in brick. 225sqm - On the ground floor a reception room of 65sqm with terracotta tiles, wc, washbasin and kitchen.
- On the 1st floor two large bedrooms of 50sqm with bathroom, bath, separate wc, washbasin 2 basins.

- The dairy: House converted into gites of 116sqm - Ground floor living room of 26sqm, small kitchen of 6sqm, - 1 shower room of 4sqm - Separate WCs - Bedroom 27sqm, shower room - Attic floor: - 2 bedrooms of 18.5sqm and 25sqm

- The bakery converted into gites of 153sqm. - Ground floor living room 41.7sqm with period stone fireplace. - A fitted kitchen. - 1 bathroom 5.6sqm with bath and sink - 3 bedrooms from 5 to 20sqm with shower room. - Service room, laundry room, electric heating, class

- The chapel: from the 13th century, built in Roussier stone, consisting of a single room under a vaulted wooden ceiling 42.17sqm. Recently restored

In the crypt, the boiler of the house as well as a clay cellar.

State of the property-
Energy reports, restoration reports of the estate and surveyor assessments have been carried out to allow the quick start of future projects.
Gas boiler with floor diffusion in the ground floor of the house and electric radiators in the outbuildings.
Standard sanitation
Frames in good condition sometimes double glazed

License IV (license to sell alcohol) to be discussed.

The park

The park is composed of various designs giving to walk in multiple charming atmospheres on a surface of 2hectares 2acres.

- Private ornamental garden to the east with a view of the English-style landscaped valley, large square courtyard surrounded by buildings with hundred-year-old trees, charming piece of bricked water fed by a spring sheltering several ducks of various varieties.

- Medieval garden with a rose garden, an Iris garden, a garden of medicinal herbs and a Japanese garden punctuated by 3 ponds fed by a spring which have been emptied and restored (leaks)

The enclosed gardens of hornbeams were landscaped by the famous Louis Benech

The property is inscrite or Classée (the large tithe) in the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques therefore benefiting from work subsidies from up to 30 to 40% and tax deductions for all the works.

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