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(14) Calvados

Superb XVII/XVIIIth Century Château & Estate


Reception Rooms: 4
Bedrooms: 20
Bathrooms: 14
Land: 46.92 ha

Reference: C5-3351B
£ 3,357,269
$ 4,208,713

Only 30 kms from the D Day landing beaches, this beautiful Château dates from the XVII and XVIII Centuries and benefits from a situation particularly chosen on its hilltop for the wonderful views it offers. Near a small town with all amenities and only 2 hrs 30 minutes from Paris by autoroute. Bayeux and Caen, are within easy reach.

The older part of the Château dating from 1637, consists of two Pavillions on either side of the central area surmonted by balustrades and at the end there is a large wing dating from 1766 surmounted by a triangular pediment. Recently restored with great love and care to preserve all original features, the property now profits from modern day conforts and is very well equipped.

The chateau of about 1400 sqm comprises: a large ground floor with 2 large living rooms (75 and 55sqm), a dining room (63sqm), a wood panelled room, kitchen, pantry, bathroom and the remarkable apartment of the Emperor.
There are splendid flagstone floors, oak parquet floors, wood panelling., trumeaux, marble 'trompe l’oeil'. An imposing staircase and an elevator lead to the
First floor which is also served by another stone staircase with wrought iron rail from the 18th Century. On this floor there are 9 comfortable rooms or suites with bathrooms or shower rooms. Mezzanine floor with 2 bedrooms with bathrooms.
On the second floor, still accessible with the elevator, there is a bedroom with cathedral ceiling with its bathroom and shower room, another bedroom with its bathroom. There are 6 to 7 bedrooms in potential development, for which water and electricity are ready.
On the garden level, the entire floor is accessible from the inside or from the outside. It is fully converted into a leisure area with a vast vaulted kitchen opening onto the terrace, a cinema room, jacuzzi for 14 people, Gym, sauna, indoor pool and a vast fireplace beyond. Near the Château is an elegant XVIII C House which is also restored. It is a perfect dwelling, possibly independent, with an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, and, on the first floor, two beautiful bedrooms with bathroom, a further bedroom with bathroom C.H.

Beautiful swimming pool.
In the vegetable garden, an elegant pavilion with mansarded roof and a large shed.

Away from the Château is a large quadrangular courtyard of outbuildings with:-
a house with a turret and more than four rooms, free of tenants. A four roomed rented, house, two three room houses rented. Two three roomed adjoining houses,rented. Various sheds garage, stables and convertible store rooms.
Independant access to the outbuildings.

The large park of 46 hectares 92 ares, comprises woodland and agricultural land. It is a beautiful French style park, with classic style around the chateau extending through meadows and groves on hilly land. The park is crossed by a few springs that feed four ponds connected by waterfalls.

This property which is in a turnkey condition is for sale with an offer of management to ensure the maintenance and development to absorb expenses and the sharing of its incomes whist ensuring periods of availability ' à a carte'.

Almost all the furniture could be included in the sale ( with the exception of some family furniture, to the extent that the choice of delegated management is retained by the purchaser.)

N.B. The property can also be bought with a restricted area of 15.5 hectares for 3,200,000 Euros.