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(61) Orne

Ravishing 18th C Manoir for sale near Alençon

€695,000

Reception Rooms: 3
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Land: 5.18 ha

Reference: C5-3985
695,000
£ 612,504
$ 790,208

Chaming 18th C manor house for sale in Normandy
The property is in the form of a main dwelling built of rendered rubble on three levels, topped by a slate roof with gerberes. On either side of the main building are two symmetrical wings of lesser height, giving the ensemble a perfect symmetry, an undisputed sign of the 18th century.

The current entrance is at the rear of the building, consisting of a small courtyard protected by a long outbuilding at right angles to the main building, as well as a small annexed house that was probably used as a caretakers cottage. It is worth noting a second, more "noble" entrance on the road side, which is now unusual.
The property is pleasantly oriented East-West.

The whole constitutes a living space of about 365sqm distributed as follows:

Basement: small partial cellar used as a wine cellar.

Ground floor: central entrance leading to a large open space including a dining room (26sqm) with a fireplace, an entrance hall (14,50sqm) and a living room (34m²) with a fireplace. To note an oak staircase with worked balusters with tiled steps, particularly easy to use.
On the south side, there is a corridor with amenities and access to a beautiful room (42sqm) called "office", where a monumental granite fireplace is enthroned. In anticipation of a need for living on the ground floor, a shower room has been provided adjacent to this room.
On the north side, a vast kitchen (27sqm) equipped with a double sink/marble worktop; fireplace equipped with an old rotisserie in perfect working order.
Small multipurpose room (linen room) of 15sqm with departure of a service staircase.
Technical room with boiler room.
Direct access to the common areas.

1st floor: landing distributing to the south 2 bedrooms (30 and 35sqm) and a bathroom (15sqm); corridor on the north side serving 3 bedrooms (13,15 and 16dqm), shower room (6,50dqm), bathroom (7dqm), wc ;
Landing with access to an attic possibly convertible.

2nd floor: landing (8dqm) leading to a bedroom (24dqm) with bathroom and WC on the South side; on the North side a large bedroom (34dqm).

The majority of the rooms on the first floor and on the first floor have a good height under ceiling between 2,66 and 2,86m.

The outbuildings include :
1) Large stone outbuilding under tiles comprising 2 surfaces respectively of 87,60 and 109,50sqm. Fibre cement floor. Electricity. beautiful frame in good condition.
Large high double door allowing the entry of vehicles or equipment of great height.
Possible exits to the North and South.
Other independent part of 121,60sqm, under trusses type "cathedral".
2) Small stone house under tiles for official use as a garage and workshop.

Grounds-
The grounds are a perfectly ordered English-style park with a variety of landscapes and views. A vast and deep lawn faces the property, drawing the eye away to give an impression of controlled nature.
In a slightly lower position, two bodies of water (one of which is 3500sqm) fed by springs, are self-regulating, to the delight of ducks and moorhens. The lakes contain plenty of fish.
A belt of trees of all species and for the most part bi-centenarians, ensures all intimacy to the whole and would almost make us forget that we are only on 12.80 acres (5ha 18a 36ca)....
The park is well maintained, allowing you to walk, ride or drive around it!
A large vegetable garden completes the picture and is waiting to be restored. An original brick greenhouse stands next to the numerous fruit trees that lean against the high stone walls on the road side.

The property is located in Normandy in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional Natural Park, between the Sarthoises and Percheronnes lands, in the immediate vicinity of the city-prefecture of Alençon to which it is attached within the Urban Community. It benefits from all the administrative, economic and commercial infrastructures of a city of 25,000 inhabitants. Local shopping is available at less than 2 km.
The motorway accesses are at the door of the property, authorizing a true crossroads of communication of the axes Paris-Brittany/Rouen-Touraine.
Although located away from civilization, this half-urban/half-country manor house benefits and disadvantages from a geographical situation that each person must evaluate according to his or her priorities.