Beautiful Historic Chateau for sale in Normandy

Normandy, Calvados

€475,000 ID: 136898

This lovely home just oozes calm, relaxation and comfort. Totally refurbished to the highest standards. Seven bedrooms with room for six more if the attic floor is converted. This property provides either a substantial family home or potential as a business opportunity. Set in a 19000 metres of land with a mixture of formal gardens & forest. The property is set in the rolling Norman countryside & comes complete with a heated pool, outbuildings & extensive gardens.

Beautiful historic château set amongst the fields of the French countryside. The chateau is set in its own grounds of 5 acres of mature gardens & woods. The house is mentioned in the book by G Le Notre which is based in the times of the French Revolution. The house has been refurbished to a very high standard with an Aga, a fully equipped kitchen, log burners & wifi but still retaining the original charm & features of the property. There is a heated swimming pool in the grounds & ample room for the kids to run around with a vast rear lawn. All the bedrooms are double in size with a games room, play room & gym available as well. There are numerous grand rooms with fireplaces, antique furniture & paintings. The house is situated in the heart of the Suisse Normand with its numerous possibilities for walking, cycling & kayaking. It is in a central position close to the events of the World Equestrian Games. It is also only a short drive away from the D Day beaches & the resorts of Cabourg, Deauville & Trouville. The historic towns of Caen, Falaise & Bayeux are all equally accessible. Mont St Michel & Monet's Garden & Giverny are all within easy reach.

You enter the house in to large hallway or loggia with initial access to the tower & its Grand Salon, complete with log burner & fireplace plus impressive double height windows & ceiling. Next to this room is the Petite Salon, complete with fireplace & comfy armchairs, it exudes a cozy feel. The large kitchen is next to this room & is fully equipped with an Aga & separate range cooker plus a large central island, American fridge freezer, plus book case & sofa, a great room for entertaining. The next room is the impressive dining room with flag stone flooring & very large oak table plus antique oak benches & furniture. Also on the ground floor, is a large study/playroom, utility room, boiler room, cloakroom plus porch & under stairs storage. Upstairs, there are seven large bedrooms with three bathrooms, two of which are very large & can easily serve the whole family. The bathrooms are fully equipped & have roll top baths with showers, wc & bidets plus heated towel rails. Most bedrooms incorporate fire places & are full of historical details & charm. All are very light, with large windows overlooking the extensive lawned gardens. There is also a pretty library, along with comfy chairs which overlooks the extensive driveway.

The gardens are impressive & incorporate a long drive with ample parking for many cars. The gardens are secluded & private, providing peace & tranquility, set amongst the beautiful rolling Norman countryside. A heated pool, complete with decking & sun loungers makes an enticing place to spend your time & is surrounded by a beautiful stone wall which provides ample privacy. There are two small outbuildings which serve as the pump house plus garden store & tractor house. There are also two log stores which provide ample storage for the extensive wood available from the forest. Two recently installed septic tanks conform to the regulations. Oil fired central heating is available with the tank housed in one of the outbuildings. The property is situated just over 30 minutes away from Caen & is about 2 hours from Paris, by car or train. It is perfectly situated for visits to the Normandy beaches or coastline, or any of the numerous attractions of the Norman countryside, all being just a short drive away. The house makes for a wonderful holiday home or a beautifully appointed & welcoming family home.

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  • Details

    Exceptional offers
    Strong Price Reduction
    Property type
    Chateau
    Status
    Excellent
    Special class
    Country Seat
    Central heating
    Fuel
    Extra info
    Grounds 1-5 HA
    Total living area
    650 m²
    Plot size
    19,000 m²
    Scenery
    Countryside
    Sewage
    Septic Tank
    Telephone
    ADSL/Cable
    max. occupancy
    14
    Stories / levels
    3
    Grounds
    Garden / Forest
    Occupancy tax p/a
    €1,120
    Ownership tax p/a
    €1,078
  • Room information

    Total number of rooms
    16
    Bedrooms
    7
    En-suite bathrooms
    3
    Toilets
    4
  • Special features

    • Child friendly environment
    • Swimming pool
    • TV available in rooms
    • Workshop
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Gym room
    • Parking Spaces 10
    • Pool house
    • Open fireplace
  • Services in the area

    • Coast 40 km
    • School 1 km
    • Supermarket 6 km
    • Hospital 20 km
    • River 10 km