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This priory is in a region known as the Pays-d’Auge-Ornais and dominates a valley, interspersed with woods, fields and meadows. It is 180 km from Paris. Saint-Lazare train station can be reached in 100 minutes from Lisieux, 32 km away, whilst Montparnasse train station takes 110 minutes from Argentan, 25 km away. A slip road on to the A28 motorway, going to the north and the south-west of France, is 30 minutes away. Vimoutiers, 6 km away, has schools, shops and amenities.
The 18th century prioral house
This prioral house was built in 1771. A rectangular building featuring a central projection, its openings are vertically aligned on both levels. It is topped with a hip roof.
The listed, 13th century chapel
An old roofing framework supports a gable roof
Five stone steps lead up to the entrance. The room, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 42 m², and featuring whitewashed walls, is illuminated via daylight coming in through a gothic window. It has a barrel-vaulted ceiling.
The floor is covered with rectangular terracotta tiles.
The entire building has been restored. A small steeple, topping the ridge and covered with chestnut wood shingle, is from a later period.
Surprisingly, a semi-underground cellar can be reached from the outside, under the chapel.
The old, 18th century bakery
This bakery has been transformed and partitioned into living accommodation and utility rooms. The utility section, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 50 m², comprises a laundry room, a wash-room, a pantry and a private toilet.
A 35 m² attic, which could be converted, can be reached via a narrow flight of steps.
The old, 18th century dairy
The listed, 15th century press-house and 14th century monks’ cells
This construction has come down through the centuries courtesy of its robust stone architecture and its outsize wooden roofing framework. The half-timbering, with whitewashed filling, under a gable roof covered with flat terracotta tiles, bestow a Norman style on this building.
It is adjoined by a 2-storey stone storeroom. These buildings house an attic above the monks’ cells, transformed into bedrooms.
The listed, 13th century tithe barn
This barn comprises a single room, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 360 m². Its eaves walls are flanked with buttresses. An impressive, exposed oak wood roofing framework is supported on pillars, set on stone bases. The two carriage doorways were walled up in the 19th century, leaving it with just its pedestrian doors. Geminated windows at the top of the gables let in natural daylight.
An extension was added to the barn in the 19th century. It is used as garages.
The old 18th & 19th century stables
These old stables have been transformed into function rooms and guest bedrooms.
A variety of atmospheres are to be experienced by residents taking a stroll. The square courtyard is planted with two-hundred year old trees around a central round pond, fed by a spring overflowing from a stone pool higher up.
A pleasure garden has been laid out behind the manor house. There is a clear view over the little valley below and with a small village on the horizon. The garden goes down to a lake, with its brick surround, fed by a spring and decorated with water-lilies.
Beyond the courtyard and on either side of a plane tree-lined driveway, ending in fields, residents can wander through a garden growing medicinal plants and herbs in true medieval tradition, between two ornamental pools set in a landscape garden, alongside a rose garden and in an orchard or a verdant haven composed of hornbeam hedges.
Men have prayed and, above all, worked here for centuries. There remain many buildings, now renovated, that corresponded to the work and times of its residents. It has to be said that the original architecture was not only harmonious but also robust. The preservation of old features and their renovation has been protected by the French Historic Monument Society. For centuries, visitors, believers, pilgrims and farmhands have all been housed in these premises. This is a property which could provide a home for an entire family. It does, however, have great accommodation potential both for functions and for passing or holidaying guests. Residents, looking around, can see all kinds of different gardens, laid out in front of them, and then, further away, extensive woods on the rolling hills.
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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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