In the Bessin area, in the French department of Calvados, a region which symbolises the events of the last world war and which has a good tourist trade.
A secondary road provides a ten minute link between this property and the A13 motorway.
Paris can be reached in 170 minutes, Caen in 40 minutes, and Bayeux in 20 minutes. The beaches are less than a 15 minute drive away.
Lison SNCF train station, 10 minutes away, provides 140 minute rail links to Paris.
Schools, shops, doctors and chemists are to be found in the nearby town, 6 km away.
From the entrance to the property, this chateau can be partially seen at the end of the esplanade, concealed behind its high perimeter walls.
However, it comes completely into view once through the gates which are in line with the main entrance.
The current owners have done their utmost to revive all the splendour of this property by carrying out major restoration works. Supporting walls, partition walls, technical building service systems, wooden insulating windows and roofs are recent and in pristine condition.
The partial symmetry of the facade and the positioning of the brick chimneys give the impression that another wing was planned but never built or that it was destroyed.
The facades, marked by the patina of time, are built of limed rubble stone. The openings are framed with a projecting combination of brick and Caen stone. This same chessboard pattern enhances the dressed stone, gutter entablature.
The gable pediment roof dormers, Caen stone and brick acroterion, are topped with a stone ball, to match that of the front door.
The natural slate roof is recent and the roofing framework sound
The dovecote, set at one end of the perimeter wall and in a corner of the quadrilateral formed by the moats, marks the entrance to the property.
The circular walls, built of limestone quarry blocks pointed with earth, are topped with a natural slate, candlesnuffer roof.
A heavy wooden door on the ground floor opens into a former bakery with a bread oven at the end of the room. The flue of the outside chimney runs along the facade, forming a stack at the base of the roof.
The actual dovecote, located above this living room, can only be accessed via a ladder that has been added. The large number of dove-holes proves that the chateau was once a prosperous property.
A barn stands opposite the ruins, halfway between the gates and the chateau. With its open facade, it is used for storing wood and can take four parked cars.
This thick-walled construction, built of thin limestone bricks and cob, has a three-sloped, natural slate roof.
The west side of the parklands is sheltered from westerly winds by the ruins of a former mill.
They follow on from the dovecote and form a high wall, the foundations of which are buried in the water-filled moat.
The precision exerted during the chateau’s restoration works is worthy of mention as it would enchant and thrill any enthusiast of 17th century architecture. The wonderful position of this building, standing in the heart of lush surroundings with typical French Bocage countryside for as far as the eye can see, provides views that are both charming and poetic. The stone structure of the chateau makes life easier between these venerable walls, made indifferent to the onslaught of time.
The spacious rooms and the high level of comfort will be deciding factors for would-be buyers. They like their visitors will, furthermore, be gratified by the richness of the land and the delights that the sea adds to local gastronomy.
860 000 €
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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*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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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 %
|Land registry surface area||11445 m2|
|Main building surface area||548 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||100 m2|
Upper And Lower Normandy
Marie Merien       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.