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(14) Calvados

For sale fine 18th C.Chateau, Caen - "dans son jus"

property under offer

Reception Rooms: 6
Bedrooms: 14
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 3.5 ha

Reference: C5-3514
£ 969,430
$ 1,250,689

This elegant chateau is in the south of the Calvados, not far from a small town providing most amenities. Easily accessible from the main towns including Caen it sits in the main ceraeal growing region, protected by its enclosing walls, within its own unspoilt and exceptional environment. The property was built in the 18th-century and re organized following the addition of two wings that provide its symmetry and a living space with all the charm of a good family home. Built in stone and with a recently replaced slate roof,it has a surface area of approximately 430 m2 with 3 floors as follows:
Ground floor: beautiful central entrance of about 20 m2 opening onto a dining room (26 m2) with attractive cabochon tiling and a faience pottery fireplace feature; small and large living rooms (30 and 48m2) with fireplaces, Hungarian oak parquet floor and trumeau, storage room, office with fireplace, wooden main staircase.
On the right hand side, a hunting room, shower room/technical room, wc; equipped kitchen and small dining room, entrance and service staircase. WC mid-floor.

First floor: landing leading to a corridor, serving 9 bedrooms (12 to 28 m2), mostly with pine parquet floor and equipped with toilet and or shower-rooms.

Second floor: 5 small bedrooms providing optional conversion.
Small part cellar in basement housing the boiler room.

Inhabited for nearly 20 years as the main residence, it is nowadays an occasional place of family gatherings, however the will to retain the character of this place persists. The roof was completely replaced in 2014.
Heating is provided by conventional oil fired boiler (Ideal Standart) and by a new air/water heat pump. Buried tank (3500 litres).3 cylinders of 150 litres ensure the production of hot water.
Maintained single glazing. Old type electric wiring, sanitary facilities to modernize.
Authentic decoration. Individual sanitation to bring up to standard, sanitary evacuation provides good ventilation. Structure is in overall sound condition.

The outbuildings include:
Northeast, near the entrance gate, a group of buildings to renovate forming a courtyard with old 7-room caretaker's house, including 5 bedrooms, living room/ kitchen/living room.
Barn with beaten earth and garage.
Stone outbuilding under slates with awning and woodshed.
Well with pump/mains water supply.
To the South-East, large outbuilding in stone, including on the ground floor 2 garages, garage for bikes, workshop cellar, storage room;
Apartments upstairs, on 2 floors, with living room/dining room (fireplace), kitchen, 6 bedrooms, shower room/bathroom - wc. Major renovation required.

The chateau stands in the centre of a splendid landscaped park of 8 acres (3ha 50a 72ca), partly wooded and filled with multiple species (beech, oak, lime, maple, plane trees, ginkgo-not to mention the orchard with apple trees, pear, plum, kiwi, grapes ...). and an old vegetable garden and its greenhouse.
Attractive lawns complete this perfectly structured French garden.
The peace and quiet is ensured largely by large stone walls, in good general condition.
Park and chateau are the perfect illustrations of the splendour of the "siecle des lumières "