Exceptional listed manor at the gates of Bayeux (Normandy)., Calvados, Normandy
Ref.3488: Beautiful manor for sale in Normandy (Calvados department).
Nestled in the heart of a historically preserved countryside, the manor of Argouges is located in the coastal land of Calvados, flagship of the tourist activity of Bessin, flirting between land and sea.The city of Bayeux, subprefecture of 15,000 souls, offers all the shops and services.As for the sea, to its famous landing beaches, it is enough to jump the hill to discover the exceptional beauty and to share all the emotion of a past full of history.The property is then entrusted to a sharecropper whose sole work was, by his presence, to preserve the site from all mischief and looting, widespread at the time. Surrounded by moats filled with dead water, carved in V and consolidated with crushed shells, the building is only accessible by a double dormant arch bridge, guarded by a sumptuous crenelated gateway with double trimming and pegged with pieces of wood. The main courtyard offers an imposing facade, with its Renaissance turrets, mullioned windows, historiated lintels, braces and foliage decorations. The seigniorial dwelling, built on four levels, has in its main part a living area of approximately 450 sqm comprising: On the ground floor: essentially includes the service rooms including a large living space with kitchen and dining room. A corridor allows access to two large cellars. A room connecting the main body to its annexes serves a beautiful stone spiral staircase whose intrados is molded. On the first floor: Succession of three rooms, two backed by a bathroom equipped with amenities. In each room, authentic monumental Renaissance fireplaces with curved shapes and contemporary design take center stage, including the famous royal fireplace offered by François 1er, diamond-shaped stained glass windows, green checkered, exposed beams, carved doors and, clay terracotta tiles ... On the second floor: two bedrooms, one with bathroom and amenities, framing a charming living room decorated with Louis XV alcoves.On the third floor: a bedroom and its annex. Attics. In line with the main house were developed private apartments of modest size including, on the ground floor: living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and wc. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms, bathroom and wc. Access to large rooms and attics. In line with the apartments are various multipurpose rooms.
The outbuildings include: 1) A covered courtyard of about 8 120 sqm recently converted into a showroom/meeting room, modern and comfortable design. 2) The bakery 3) The dovecote. 4) The old parish church of Saint-Pierre d'Argouges which unfortunately remains only the building of the 13th-century, vestige of the time of the famous William the Conqueror. 5) The guardhouse. 6) The old farmhouse, comprising a barn of about 120 sqm with old dairy, vestige of the past cattle farming. 7) Stable of about 125 sqm. 8) An immense stabling of more than 400 sqm, leaned on the barn, which raises all projects of development.
The land is about 14 acres (6 ha), with grassland mainly, bordered by the Aure, tributary river of Vire winding via Bayeux to reach the sea, not far from Argouges. On the sea side, a large fortified medieval garden reminds us that a "manor house" is historically a dwelling that can live in autarky.
Cabinet LE NAIL - Lower Normandy - Mr Eric DOSSEUR : +33 (0)18.104.22.168.20
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