manors for sale in bessin region in france

An equestrian property, with an 18th century residence
and some 16 hectares of land, in the Bessin region

, CALVADOS lower-normandy FR
Basse-Normandie

Location

In the French department of Calvados, 20 km from Bayeux train station and 26 km from that of Caen. Villers-Bocage, a town with 3,000 inhabitants less than 8 km away, has all shops and amenities. The proximity of the A84 motorway puts Deauville, Caen and Rennes within easy reach. Gold-Beach and Arromanches, both emblematic sites of events in the Second World War are 20 minutes away. One side of the property faces south, with a view extending over the surrounding countryside.

Description

In the verdant bocage countryside of the Bessin region, this large, luxurious home and two stone buildings are set out around a main courtyard with lawns and tall trees. Above and behind the residence, out of sight of onlookers is a leisure garden, with a natural swimming pool, which is clearly separate from the equestrian facilities that it looks down on together with the surrounding countryside.

The 18th century residence

Slightly set back, on the left-hand side of the entrance to the courtyard, a large horse-chestnut tree in the middle of the lawns forms shadowy patterns on the manor house facade. The latter comprises a main building with two side projections, both topped with triangular pediments. The slightly protruding, central entrance is flanked by pilasters and crowned with a pediment. A sculpted stone shed dormer marks the top of this central bay. The middle of the rear facade features an adjoining octagonal tower, built of white stone inlaid with red brick. It is set between two little, single-storey buildings, whose walls feature two windows. An extension adjoining the right-hand gable is built of shale quarry blocks. It houses a self-contained dwelling.


Ground floor
This level is divided into two sections separated by a through corridor, at the end of which is a wide wooden stairway leading upstairs. Cement tiles cover the floor.
A lounge, on the right-hand side, features a fireplace, with stone jambs supporting the wooden lintel and mantel, as well as old terracotta floor tiles. A door, on the right-hand side of the fireplace, opens into a fully fitted kitchen. The room also communicates with a bright, little study.
A dining room, on the left-hand side, precedes a triple aspect reception lounge, with four windows. Both rooms have painted parquet flooring which is laid in a strip pattern in the dining room and a herringbone pattern in the lounge. The latter is enhanced with a marble fireplace and a ceiling cornice.
A little corridor on the left-hand side, prior to the stairway, provides access to a toilet and a laundry room.

First floor
The three-quarter turning stairway goes up to a large landing which provides access, right, to a bedroom, with a ceiling adorned with a cornice and a small painted fireplace, to a bedroom, with a marble fireplace, and to a bathroom, with a toilet.
A master suite, on the left-hand side, comprises a large dressing room, a shower room and a separate toilet.
There is painted, strip pattern fir wood parquet flooring throughout this level. The windows look out over the main courtyard.

Second floor
A little stairway goes up from the landing to a large bedroom, with a sloping ceiling and a shed dormer, as well as a bathroom and toilet.

The natural swimming pool

A natural swimming pool provides peaceful linearity, between the residence’s original facade and the old bakery, in the raised garden behind the manor house.

The former bakery

This small building, constructed from shale quarry blocks, is to be found behind the manor house and the swimming pool. Transformed into guest accommodation, it opens on to the natural swimming pool terrace. The oven has been preserved in its original condition.

The outbuildings

The two outbuildings set out around the central courtyard stand at right angles to one another. Constructed from the shale quarry blocks characteristic of the local area, they are used for farming purposes. One houses a vast stone press and has an upstairs dwelling awaiting renovation. Outside of the property, a tarmacked carpark adjoins a little, shale quarry block building which has been restored as a dwelling.

The equestrian facilities

These have everything required for show jumping:
- a large, 80x35 m, sand and fibre, outdoor riding arena.
- a sandy grass, outdoor riding arena.
- an indoor, 35x18 m, sand and fibre riding arena, closed on four sides, covered with wood cladding.
- a Havrincourt lunge ring.
- an isolating paddock with a shelter.
- meadows and paddocks crossed by a stream.
- an elegant, wooden barn housing 11 large, horse loose boxes (4.2x4 m), a shower room, a tack room, a laundry room and a grooming area.
- an outdoor wooden stable with a concrete pavement and a canopy housing 7 horse loose boxes (3x3 m)
- a stable with a canopy, adjoining the indoor riding arena, housing 9 horse loose boxes.

Our opinion

The efficient and practical equestrian facilities are equipped for show jumping. This site, between the horse riding centres of Deauville to the east and Saint-Lô to the west, was almost essential for amateur and professional horse riders. Although it has everything to keep horses happy, between the leisure garden, the natural swimming pool and a distinguished, 18th century residence, it also has what is needed to satisfy its residents, a large family for example. The oriental style tower on the rear facade provides a touch of fantasy to an architecture carried by classicism. The outdoor life can but be seen as elegant, active and dynamic on these premises.

1 166 000 €
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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 122909

Land registry surface area 16 ha 34 a 97 ca
Main building surface area 300 m2

 

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Regional representative
Lower Normandy

Yann Campion       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.


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