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(61) Orne

Wonderful 19th C. Manor house for sale near Alencon.


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 6
Land: 22 ha

Reference: C5-3733
£ 837,235
$ 1,080,141

Elegant 19th C. Manoir for sale, in a rural setting in the countryside to the south of the department of the Orne, near the state owned impressive forest of Ecouves and in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional National Park, a rural area which is a well known habitat favourable for equestrian pursuits such as horse breeding.

Sées with its striking gothic cathedral and Alençon, the lace making capital of the Orne are both a few minutes away thanks to the efficient road network.

The Manoir is protected from view, in a large park with mature trees, approached by a drive winding through the grounds with lovely views of the land. The property embodies all you could wish for in the perfect family home in a gorgeous rural setting. An air of authenticity and well being prevails.

The property comprises 2 main stories and a converted attic, all with a total cellar.
With approx. 600 sqm of living space, it is distributed as follows:

Basement: a converted room known as a hunting room and various cellars, laundry room, boiler room and storerooms. There is inside access at the foot of the turret.

Ground floor: Entrance via an elegant porch leading to a dining room, a living room with a beautiful stone fireplace, a small kitchen and wc. On the right-hand side a large living room, a study (used as a bedroom), shower room/wc.

First floor: 8 bedrooms of various sizes including 5 adjoining a bathroom/shower room.

Second floor: 2 bedrooms, one of which is in the turret. 2 attics.

On the main floors the ceiing height is between 3 and 3.48 metres.

To the rear of the property, an old farmhouse in the shape of a square courtyard comprising numerous buildings for agricultural use.
A caretaker's lodge of approx. 120sqm including 4 bedrooms, in average condition.
2 large garages
An awning with a functional bread oven
A small greenhouse
Large wood storage shed in the park
An old ‘quick’ tennis court to be refurbished.

There is a secondary access through the farm yard, creating total independence.

A small lake faces the property; a second, more modestly sized pond feeds it generously, preventing any winter flooding. These ponds are reputed to be full of fish.
A large orchard of approx. 2 ha (4.47 acres) borders the house.The park essentially consists of about of about 6 ha slightly and ideally sloping meadow, ideal for keeping a few horses.
Beautifullymaintained paths run through about 13 ha of woods, home to a variety of wild game.
The park is perfectly structured, laid out in the English style and features several remarkable hundred-year-old trees. Overall the grounds amount to 22 hectares in one uninterrupted piece.
The property is not spoilt by any nuisance whether visual or otherwise. Great opportunity.