Country Estate with Manor House, Studio and 11 acres land, Orne, Normandy
This country Estate consisting of a Manor House, a Studio and house to renovate set on just over 11 acres land is ideal as a substantial family home or for B&B activity in Normandy. This delightful property has been completely renovated and subsequently maintained by the present owners over the last 26 years. It is believed to have been constructed in the 1760's by Louis XVI's Astronomer. For equestrian enthusiasts there is access to out-riding on the original 1066 coach road.
THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE MANOR HOUSE
On the ground floor
Entrance Hall 5.62 x 1.79m Partly glazed double doors to front elevation. Tiled floor. Upright radiator,. Original staircase to first floor with cupboard under. Coving. Telephone socket. Double doors to: Lounge 5.62 x 4.50m 3 windows to front elevation. 3 radiators. Tiled floor. Coving. Display recess. Dining Room 7.23 x 4.70m 3 windows to front and partly glazed door and side panels and window to rear elevations. 3 radiators. Tiled floor. Electrics. Open fireplace with raised hearth and fire curtain. Raised plinth. Built-in cupboard. Serving hatch to kitchen. Bedroom 1 5.62 x 2.61m 3 windows to rear elevation. 2 radiators. Door to: En-Suite Shower Room 2.13 x 1.38m Corner shower. WC. Vanity unit. Radiator. Window to rear elevation. Fully tiled. Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.23 x 3.75m Glazed door to front and 2 windows to rear elevations. Range of fitted units incorporating built-in washing machine, tumble dryer and raised dishwasher. Pelmet lighting and uplighters. Janitor's Closet. Floor to ceiling pantry cupboards. Built-in fridge. Display unit. Serving hatch to dining room. Recess for fridge/freezer. Twin stainless steel sink bowls with mixer tap. 4 ring gas hob and wok burner and grill with extractor over. Built-in electric oven and microwave. Granite worktops and splash-backs. Tiled floor. 2 upright convector heaters. Separate sink with mixer tap. Cupboard housing electrics. Electric hob. Glazed door and side panel to: Winter Garden Room 6.52 x 5.00m (wedge shaped) Tiled floor. 2 windows to front and window to rear elevations. Access to loft space over kitchen. Tap. 3 high Velux windows to front elevation. Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Vanity unit.
On the First Floor
Landing Original tiled floor. Window to front elevation. Stairs to second floor. Double doors to: Bedroom 2 4.97 x 4.28m (used as study) Original parquet flooring. 3 windows to front elevation. 2 radiators. Marble fireplace (could work if required). Door to: Bedroom 3 4.65 x 2.55m (could be converted to additional bathroom or dressing room) 2 windows to rear elevation. Radiator. Parquet flooring. Radiator. Telephone socket. Master Bedroom Suite 5.72 x 4.59m 3 windows to front elevation. 2 radiators. Parquet flooring. Ornamental marble fireplace. Telephone socket. Door to: Dressing Room 3.50 x 2.21m 2 windows to rear elevation. Radiator. Door to: En-Suite Bathroom Fully tiled. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. Shower. 2 windows to rear elevation. 2 radiators. Heated towel rail. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Bidet. WC.
On the Second Floor
Landing Window to front elevation. Study Area 2.93 x 2.38m Sloping ceiling. Electrics. Bedroom 5 3.35 x 3.01m Window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Convector heater. Dressing Area 2.37 x 1.98m Cupboard with sliding door. Hot water cylinder. Pedestal basin. Bedroom 6 2.84 x 2.69m (at present used for storage) Hatch to loft. Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Shower Room 1.93 x 1.75m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. WC. Shower. Electric wall heater. Extractor. Bedroom 7 7.68 x 4.64m Velux window to rear and window to front elevations. 2 convector heaters. Sloping ceiling. Wardrobe with sliding doors. Hatch to loft.
Attached Boiler Room/Workshop 6.30 x 3.41m Boiler (approx. 6 years old). Oil storage tank. Detached Stone Building 6.06 x 4.59m Slate roof. Part open fronted . Access to loft over adjoining studio. Studio 7.59 x 3.82m (could be used as a Gîte with minimal work) Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Mezzanine storage area/sleeping platform (currently no stairs). 3 convector heaters. Fireplace with wood-burner. 2 windows to rear and 2 windows and glazed door and side panels to front elevations. Stainless steel sink unit. Hot water cylinder. Exposed “A” frame. Attached Tool Shed. Detached Garage 8.12 x 6.37m Constructed of stone under a slate roof. Double wooden doors to front elevation. Earth floor. 4 windows. Loft over. Separate Semi-detached House 8.00 x 6.00m (approx.) Constructed of stone under a slate roof. Separate water and electric meters. No septic tank. 1 Room on the ground floor approx. 8.00 x 6.00m Partly glazed door and window to front elevation. 2 Rooms on the first floor. 2 windows to front elevation. The garden is laid to lawn with specimen trees including Sequoia (grown from seeds from oldest in the world). Olives. Pine. Sycamore. Maple. Tulip tree. Rhododendrons and azaleas. Further area of garden laid to lawn with trees including a grafted double cherry tree and poplars. Greenhouse. Partly walled garden laid to lawn with large patio to front of the house. Outside tap. Trees including elm, cherry and bay. Well belonging to the property in adjoining field. 3 paddocks.
Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating to the majority of the house with back up electric heating. Broadband internet connection available. Drainage is to an all water septic tank.
ABOUT THE AREA AND ACCESS
The peace and tranquillity of the area makes it an ideal setting to ‘get away from it all’ and is a perfect place for quiet reflection. It is set at the southern end of Swiss Normandy; an area of outstanding natural beauty and a popular tourist destination. Travel from the port of Caen (Ouistreham) to the property is a mere 55 minutes.
Paris is only 2 hours to the east and the lovely old town of Bayeux and the Normandy beaches are just an hour to the north. It is also en route south (A88) for Le Mans, Tours and the South of France, with Brittany just a couple of hours away to the west. The nearest towns are Falaise, which is the ancestral home of William the Conqueror, and Flers. The property is near a large lake through which flows the River Orne. The lake is used, amongst other things, for water-skiing, canoeing and fishing and there is a choice of two restaurants on the lakeside. The local tourist spot of Roche d'Ouëtre is in close proximity. The property is well served by local shops and restaurants in the village, which is within walking distance, and nearby Athis de l'Orne (8 km). Within a few minutes' drive is Falaise and Clécy in the heart of the area known as Swiss Normandy. The D-Day landing beaches are within an hour's drive. There are 2 mainline train stations within 15 km of the property at Briouze and Flers.
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