In the French department of Orne, the town of Sées with its rich past currently remains a cultural, religious and heritage reference. It has no less than eleven listed buildings, including the cathedral, a gem of Norman gothic art, and Argentré Palace, a former 18th century bishopric. This town, with more than 4,000 inhabitants, is crossed by the river Orne. It has all shops and amenities, including renowned secondary schools and sixth form colleges as well as an art cinema. Alençon and Argentan are within easy reach via the A28 and A88 motorways which also go to Rouen, Caen and Tours. The train station, 5 minutes from the town centre, provides links taking less than two hours to Paris-Montparnasse. The majestic forest of Ecouves is just a short distance from the town. Spared by the Second World War, Sées still has its peaceful atmosphere even if its way of life is no longer governed by the chiming bells of miscellaneous religious communities.
The mansion house
This mansion house, constructed in the 18th century from stone and lime rendered quarry stone blocks, spans three levels including an attic floor. It comprises a main, rectangular building, with wings set at right angles on both gable walls and another building on a lower level, adjoining one of these wings on the garden side. The slate roofs feature roof dormers. Dressed stone forms the window framing and the quoins. The windows on the ground and first floors are slightly arched and the main entrance door is flanked by pilasters. Two separate, vaulted cellars can be reached via the courtyard and the residence. One is currently used as a wine cellar; the other notably houses the boiler room.
An orangery in the garden has dressed stone walls inlaid with brick. It opens widely on to the outside via a French window and three tall windows.
A garage, with a slate roof, on a lower level in the garden adjoins the back of the house. It can accommodate two vehicles and is, furthermore, used for storing miscellaneous maintenance tools. Double gates, supported by two dressed stone pilasters and opening on to an adjacent street, make it possible for cars to access the garage without having to use the main entrance.
The neighbouring, religious and civil pieces of architecture provide a discreet decor equal to that of this mansion house. Here, dressed stone frames the large, basket-handle arch windows, a bit like a rosary. The courtyard glorifies the residence, a gentle slope personalises its garden. Modernity has been tactfully integrated into a building dating from the Age of Reason, making it possible for a family to move in straightaway. All the amenities of the quiet, episcopal town of Sées are within walking distance.
875 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||1376 m2|
|Main building surface area||500 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||70 m2|
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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.