On the outskirts of the Bessin area in the French department of Calvados, in a village with 300 inhabitants. 15 minutes from the centre of Caen, near to the 4-lane road leading to Cherbourg and Bayeux with its 2 hour train links to Paris-St-Lazare station.
10 minutes from the D-Day Landing beaches, in a region rich in manor houses with extremely varied architecture.
Schools, shops, doctors and chemists are in the neighbouring towns.
Impressive because of its architecture which is totally out of character for this region, the chateau was built in the 19th century. Mixing periods with a consummate art of pastiche, it is also characterised by the finesse and the profusion of its architectural features: balustrades, columns, garlands, statues, pilasters between doors and windows, large stairways and large arches.
The facades bear the monochrome stamp of Caen stone. The hip roofs are covered with slate tiles and the ridges with ironwork. They feature stone chimney stacks as well as roof dormers with stone pediments adorned with decorative elements.
Two immense griffins guard the entrance. Said entrance, marked by a wide stone stairway with its wrought stone railings and its two sculpted griffins, provides a foretaste of the atmosphere inside.
The orangery, at the bottom of the parklands and concealed behind copses of trees, is currently used as a workshop. Featuring wide openings framed with Caen stone, the facades are built of thin, lime-rendered, limestone bricks. The recent, metal “Bacacier” roof has not been treated in the same way as the chateau roof.
Adjoining the orangery, the chapel still has its triangular arched openings and entrance door as well as its dressed stone framing. The chapel opens into the orangery’s workshop via an arched opening in the shared wall.
The facades feature thin, lime-rendered, limestone bricks, the hipped corners are of dressed stone. The
On the edge of the property and bordered by a narrow village street, the pavilion comprises openings than look out solely over the parklands.
This house, currently in use as a shed, comprises one large room with a ceiling the same height as the ridge, the floorboards having disappeared over the years. It has an exposed roofing framework.
Concealed by a copse, the latrines were installed in a hexagonal tower built of thin stone bricks with arrow-loops framed by dressed stone, just like the lower sections. It is topped with dressed stone battlements.
Concealed from onlookers by the orangery, the vast garage with its double doors can house several vehicles.
This chateau, worthy of Sleeping Beauty, harbours many a mystery. The surprising details of its architecture, both inside and out, are such that it will immediately charm enthusiasts of the neo-gothic style and esotericists. It will also appeal to lovers of gardens and rare trees.
Despite its impressive appearance, the chateau forms a well-proportioned, reasonably sized dwelling. The outbuildings, once converted, will confirm this opinion, especially the orangery, the preserved size of which will enable it to be used once again for its original purpose or to be transformed into a guest house.
The dynamic towns in the surrounding area, the tourist activities linked to the Normandy coast and the local gastronomy will no doubt delight the new owners and their visiting friends.
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|Land registry surface area||7000 m2|
|Main building surface area||670 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||186 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.