A 19th century manor house in 5,000 m² of wooded parklands
in the midst of the French department of Manche in Lower Normandy
Mortain-Bocage, MANCHE lower-normandy 50140 FR

Location

This property stands in the French department of Manche near to a small town, surrounded by verdant countryside comprising irregular-shaped fields separated by hedges and ditches. The A84 motorway (linking Caen and Rennes) is some 20 km away. Paris is 300 km away. The seaside and Mont-Saint-Michel are but 45 km away.
The small town has a school, a chemist, a doctor as well as some shops and amenities. An SNCF train station is 20 minutes away.

Description

This property is in the midst of a village, near to a shopping street. Its perimeter walls guarantee its privacy.
Once through the entrance gates, the old stables come into view. The manor house, with its turret, stands on their right-hand side. On the other side are 5,000 m² of wooded parklands that adjoin a vegetable garden and a greenhouse. Outstanding trees from the world over, such as a Chinese February tree and a gingko bilboa tree, both classified by the department’s CAUE (Conseil d'architecture d'urbanisme et de l'environnement - an advisory service involving Architecture, Town and Country Planning and the Environment) majestically greet visitors. All these exotic species give the parklands colour and a seaside atmosphere!

The manor house

Historically named the “Château du Bourg” (town chateau), it was constructed by an oil broker in 1882 who later dubbed it “The Villa”. Its haughty, granite silhouette, enhanced by a tower, is reminiscent of the local houses to be found in and around Saint Malo, referred to as “Malouinières”.


Ground floor
A porch provides access to an entrance hall which leads, left, to a large, double, high-ceilinged living room, decorated with old wooden wall panelling and sober, elegant moulding on the ceiling, the centre of which currently features two 19th century chandeliers. Its double aspect makes this room particularly bright. It still has its original parquet flooring. A marble fireplace, in good working order, adorns a wall in the lounge section.
On the right-hand side of the vestibule are a fitted kitchen, with a window overlooking the parklands, a toilet and a wooden stairway following the shape of the turret and leading to the basement as well as the two upper floors.

First floor
On the first floor, a hall provides access to three bedrooms, with parquet flooring, one of which is a master suite, as well as two bathrooms with toilets.
Second floor
The second floor landing provides access to two bedrooms and a shower room with a toilet.
A foldaway stairway, in one bedroom, goes up to the attic space where a little stairway provides access to the roof.

Garden level
The garden level comprises a laundry room, a boiler room, a wine cellar and a door out to the parklands via a veranda.

The outbuildings

On the left-hand side of the property entrance are the small, old stables, the construction of which, a mixture of granite, quarry stone blocks and wood, reflects the wealth of colours in the parklands. Two large wooden doors provide access to this area which could easily be converted. An upstairs with a window completes the available floor space. Behind the building are a tool shed and a dry toilet.
Following, on the left-hand side, is a vegetable garden, the middle of which is taken up by a greenhouse.

Our opinion

The tower makes the manor house. Topped with a candlesnuffer roof, it matches the sober, elegant decor of the facades where granite enhances openings, corners and styles. A row of corbelling supports the roof. The middle-class interior will form a welcoming setting for a family way of life. The large outbuilding clearly features local architecture. The parklands, with their countrified and seaside airs, are an introduction to one of the most secret and bewitching regions of France.

404 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Reference 315967

Land registry surface area 5683 m2
Main building surface area 250 m2
Outbuilding surface area 120 m2

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Lower Normandy


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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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