manors for sale normandy - auge region - deauville in france

In the Auge region, 25 minutes from Deauville, with more than 17 ha,
a 15th century manor house, its press-house and its outbuildings
Bonnebosq, CALVADOS lower-normandy 14340 FR

Location

This manor house is surrounded by French bocage countryside, with meadows and copses, valleys and villages characteristic of the Auge region. A typical village, with all local shops is less than 2 km away. A large town, with a train station and all infrastructures, is 18 km away. The train line provides 1¾-hour links to Paris (210 km to Paris via the A13 motorway).
The nearby Nacre, Fleurie and Grâce coasts are between 20 and 30 km away.

Description

Wooden gates on a hillside open on to a lane going down towards the bottom of a valley. Lined with apple trees, it stops in front of the manor house and the old stables, renovated for use as a guest house. The manor house, its press-house and its distillery delimit a large, grassy courtyard. A tennis court is laid out behind the distillery. The manor house and its outbuildings are surrounded by grasslands with their apple trees. All the buildings are constructed from half-timbering, built on a stone and flint lower section. They face south, looking out over the bottom of the valley, with a river running through it.

The residence

This manor house is a Seigneurial residence, composed of three sections. A square, stone tower, vestige of a fortified farm, aligned with a central section featuring corbelling, followed by an extension which could have been where carriages were kept. The half-timbering is supported on truss beams and aprons. The first level on the south facade features seven windows and three doorways, one of which in the square tower has double doors under a wooden lintel. The second level features eleven windows, seven of which adjoin the apron. The Mansard style roof is covered with tiles. It features three roof dormers on each of the long sides and one on each of the gable sides. The rear facade features nine windows and one doorway. An outside stairway leads to an independent house.


Ground floor
This level is continuous. The floor is paved with old, square terracotta tiles. Beams and joists are exposed. A doorway opens into a very bright kitchen. A monumental stone fireplace separates it from a living room, leaving a passageway on either side. Adjoining the latter, a second stone fireplace enhances this first lounge, in which a wooden stairway goes upstairs. A stone lower section, topped with open half-timbering, separates two living rooms.
First floor
This level spans two-thirds of the surface area of the manor house. The other third is taken up by the independent house. The stairway leads to a corridor which provides access to four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A spiral stairway, concealed behind a wooden door at the end of the corridor, leads to the converted attic space.

The attic space

This continuous attic space has a sloping ceiling. The floor is laid with parquet flooring. Beams and trusses are exposed. Five roof dormers illuminate this area, separated in the middle by the double, stone chimney flue for the fireplaces. A half-timbered wall features a small wooden door, providing access to the independent house.

The independent house

This independent house is contained within the section taken up by the square tower. An outside wooden stairway behind the manor house provides access to a main room, with a kitchen area and a shower room. A stairway goes up to a room with a sloping ceiling.

The old stables

The hip, slate roof features two roof dormers. The building can be accessed via three doorways. An area where carriages were kept takes up one of its ends.
These old stables have been converted into two sections. On one side, a guest house with a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and a stairway, going up to a landing providing access to two bedrooms. On the other side, a vast function room, the height of which extends up to the ridge and one section of which is taken up by a mezzanine.

The press-house

A very old construction, it stands out courtesy of the very large pillars that were used. Its hip roof, covered with tiles, features a roof dormer. This press-house comprises two rooms, to which an area for storing carriages was added. The first level comprises a wide area, illuminated via two openings.
This press-house, in its original condition, gives the impression that the door was simply closed after the last harvest was pressed. It is still possible to see traces of hooves.

The distillery

This distillery stands between the manor house and the press-house, forming a sort of separation with the tennis court. The gable roof of this small building is covered with slate. It comprises two rooms. One is in use as a shower room and toilet. The other room is used as a restroom. One wall is enhanced with a stone fireplace. A wide window overlooks the countryside and a stairway goes up to a small room with a sloping ceiling.

Our opinion

It is the peculiarity of these little lanes, specific to the Auge region, to conceal such an estate from onlookers. The harmony of style appears timeless. The constructions are staggered over the hillside which looks down on to the south-facing valley, watered by springs and sloping down to the river.
Just a short distance from Deauville and other holiday resorts along the Fleurie coast, this extremely rustic property is both a haven and a refuge.

1 277 000 €
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Reference 658774

Land registry surface area 17 ha 91 a 4 ca
Main building surface area 260 m2
Outbuilding surface area 400 m2

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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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