A 17th century manor house and its barn
in some 12,700 m² of enclosed parklands in the Auge region

Location

In the French department of Calvados, on the outskirts of a very popular tourist village in the Auge region.
Barely two hours from Paris, 30 minutes from Cabourg and a further 10 minutes from Deauville and its beach.
15 minutes from Lisieux train station with links to Paris-Saint-Lazare. The town has all shops and amenities as does Mézidon, some 10 minutes from there.
5 minutes’ walk from the town centre with schools, doctors and vets as well as a grocer’s, a baker’s, a butcher’s and restaurants.

Description

A little road leads from the market town out into the peace and quiet. This property, standing at the end, is surrounded by unspoilt meadows that will never be built on. Its fully enclosed, landscaped parklands with their immaculate lawns are accessed through gates that open on to an illuminated driveway, leading up to the barn, facing the manor house. The French formal gardens that enhance the manor house’s main facade extend behind the barn.
Two lakes, filled with fish and aquatic plants, feature a backdrop of countryside, stretching for as far as the eye can see.

The 17th century manor house

This 17th century manor house, constructed with the straight half-timbered facades typical of the region, spans two levels under a converted attic. Two pavilions, with one-sloped roofs, are set at the gable ends, extending the ground floor. The ends of the ridge are marked by exposed brick chimney stacks.
The peripheral lower sections are constructed from lime-pointed, thin limestone bricks.
The main hip roof, covered with flat terracotta tiles, features roof dormers with overhanging eaves.


Ground floor
The vestibule, set in the centre of the residence, opens on one side into a lounge, followed by two studies and, on the other side, into a dining room, followed by a cloakroom and a kitchen. A back kitchen and a boiler room at the gable end provide access outside via a back door.
A classical, warm atmosphere is created by the wood and whitewash on the walls, the exposed ceiling joists and main beams as well as the shimmering colours of the terracotta floor tiles.

First floor
The original stairway goes up to a landing that provides access to two vast bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
The master bedroom has a recent shower room with a toilet and a dressing room.
The second bedroom also has a large bathroom with a toilet.
Both have their original fireplaces and wood-panelled wall cupboards.

Second floor
The attic space has been converted to increase the manor house’s living space courtesy of a clever transformation of the open wooden steps, made by the master hand of a joiner.
Two additional bedrooms and a shower room with a toilet have been set out around the landing, using the exposed roofing framework as decoration which has freed up space and provided a comfortably high ceiling.
Sprung parquet flooring is topped with light-coloured, painted sloping ceilings. Natural light comes in through the roof dormers.
The old doors retained in the stairwell bring its former vocation of an attic to mind.

The barn

The local architecture of the barn is identical to that of the manor house. Fully restored, it has not been altered and still has its original appearance: facades featuring half-timbering with masonry filler and cob rest on limestone lower sections. The doors are made of solid wood.
The hip roof is covered with flat terracotta tiles.
A wine cellar has been set up in the old stable on the gable end. A workshop, a garage and a shed share the remaining space. An attic, spanning approx. 32 m², can be reached via a stairway going up from the garage. This area could be converted and it would be possible to install windows to let in daylight.
This building, in pristine condition inside and out, spans a floor surface area of approx. 125 m².

Our opinion

The owners of this property have left nothing to chance when satisfying their need to feel at home behind these magnificent, straight half-timbered facades. Meticulous renovation works have been carried out in order to guarantee its continuity such that it is possible to move in straightaway and take immediate advantage of the region. The setting is full of promise with regard to its quality of life and its tranquillity will delight those seeking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the town courtesy of its diverse features: the sea and the countryside, both so near and yet so different.

892 500 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.

Reference 999834

Land registry surface area 12698 m2
Main building surface area 250 m2
Outbuilding surface area 125 m2

Regional representative
Lower Normandy

Hélène Lainé       +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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