castles / chateaux for sale - calvados - on the outskirts of caen

A 17th century chateau, with moats, a dovecote and outbuildings,
in 5 hectares of enclosed grounds on the outskirts of Caen

Location

This chateau is ten or so kilometres to the north of the Normandy town of Caen, between the town and the beach. The A13 and A84 motorways make it possible to reach Paris (240 km), Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel easily. The nearest train station, with links to Paris-St-Lazare is 15 minutes away. Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville airports, respectively 10 and 60 minutes away, have flights to Paris-Orly, Lyon and Nice.
This remote property is set in peaceful countryside between meadows and discreet neighbours. All shops and schools, including universities, are in the vicinity.

Description

This 17th century chateau is completely concealed by long walls running alongside the access road, by hedges and by the tall trees in the parklands. Neighbouring properties are similarly screened by their own parklands. It is near to the town without experiencing any of the disadvantages.

The 17th century chateau

This rectangular chateau, with its central section flanked by two pavilions, has masonry facades built of dressed Caen stone. The centre of said facades is marked by a triangular or a curved, adorned pediment, constructed from the same rock. The central section features a Mansard style roof whilst the pavilion roofs are hipped; all are covered with natural slate. The openings are vertically and horizontally aligned on each facade.
It spans approx. 900 m² of living space over three levels.


Ground floor
The entrance hall, housing a monumental, Caen stone stairway, adorned with wrought iron railings, provides access, left, to a large fully fitted kitchen, with a fireplace, as well as to a back kitchen, with a back door. On the right-hand side is a dining room, adjoining a lounge, with a fireplace, a 45 m² reception room, a shower room and a toilet.
A guest toilet has been installed under the stairway.
The ground floor spans a floor surface area of approx. 300 m², like the two other levels. The walls feature exposed stone and the floors are paved. The ceiling joists have also been left exposed and numerous original features have been preserved.

First floor
The main stairway goes up to the first floor landing which leads, left, to a vast master bedroom, with a dressing room, a bathroom and a toilet. On the right-hand side of this landing are two bedrooms with shower rooms. A lounge set between the landing and the latter two bedrooms, is set up as a billiards’ room. There is a separate toilet. The stairway continues up to the second floor. The original decor has been preserved and restored as on the floor below.
Second floor
This level, with its sloping ceilings, comprises two bedrooms, with shower and dressing rooms, a large study, an exercise room and a toilet.
An area spanning approx. 80 m², currently used as storage space, could easily be transformed into rooms.

The flat above the garages

This recent building comprises 3 large garages. Upstairs is a flat with a living room spanning more than 100 m², a kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room. The small Caen stone brick facades are topped with a gable roof, covered with natural slate. Gable roof dormers let copious amounts of daylight into the flat.

The stables

This building has been converted into a stable comprising 5 horse loose boxes, a tack room and a laundry room as well as a hayloft.
It is built of lime-pointed, small Caen stone bricks like the other buildings.

The 17th century dovecote

This round dovecote, built of Caen limestone, dates from the 17th century. Its facades have been repointed as part of recent restoration works.

The outsides

The fully enclosed parklands are interspersed with lawns and gravel paths as well as tall trees and copses with flowering undergrowth. The renovated moats on the south side of the chateau are laid out in an arabesque pattern. On the north side, meadows enclosed by wooden rail fencing await horses. A training arena completes the stables and other equestrian facilities.

Our opinion

The French formal style is faithfully reflected here. The law of symmetry, soothing the spirit and pleasing to the eye, governs the layout of the chateau, with its central section featuring a projection on either side, pavilion wings at each end and openings meticulously aligned, like soldiers in a military parade. Moats, marking the building’s status, exhibit a Baroque design. They are strictly identical at the end of the splendid loop formed by the driveway going around the lawn. Its classicism has another advantage in that contemporary furniture can but enhance it beautifully. The thin ceiling joists and the superbly structured chimney breasts are well suited to stylistic daring. This restored chateau, just a stone’s throw from a large town and set in walled parklands, simply exudes French perfection.

2 990 000 €
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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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En Province
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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Expertise

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 %

Reference 800481

Land registry surface area 5 ha
Main building surface area 900 m2
Outbuilding surface area 400 m2

 

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Upper And Lower Normandy

Marie Merien       +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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