Charming 19th C. property at the gates of Alençon, Orne, Normandy
Ref. 3733 Charming property for sale near Alençon, Orne
This charming manor house is located in the countryside in the south of the department of Orne, close to the large and beautiful state-owned forest of Ecouves, in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional Natural Park, a rural area known among other things for its biotope particularly favourable to horse breeding. The towns of Sées and Alençon can be reached in a few minutes by an efficient road network. Sheltered from view, bordered by a large park with trees, this property exudes the well-being and the good life of a perfect family home.
The property comprises 2 main stories and a converted attic, all with a total cellar. With approx. 600 sqm of living space, it is distributed as follows: In the basement: a converted room known as a hunting room and various cellars, laundry room, boiler room and storerooms. There is inside access at the foot of the turret. On the ground floor: Entrance via an elegant porch leading to a dining room, a living room with a beautiful stone fireplace, a small kitchen and wc. On the right-hand side a large living room, a study (used as a bedroom), shower room/wc. On the first floor: 8 bedrooms of various sizes including 5 adjoining a bathroom/shower room. On the second floor: 2 bedrooms, one of which is in the turret. 2 attics. Note the high ceilings from 3 to 3.48m for the main levels.
At the back of the property, an old farmhouse in the shape of a square courtyard comprising numerous buildings for agricultural use. A caretaker's dwelling of approx. 120sqm including 4 bedrooms, in average condition. 2 large garages An awning with a functional bread oven A small greenhouse Large wood storage shed in the park An old tennis court "quick" to be rehabilitated.
Access to the property is via a long driveway that winds through the grasslands offering a beautiful panoramic view. Another access through the farmhouse creates total independence. An autonomous pond of respectable size faces the property; a second, more modestly sized pond feeds it generously, preventing any winter flooding. These ponds are reputed to be full of fish. A large orchard of approx. 2 ha (4.47 acres) borders the house. The park is essentially made up of grassland of about 6 ha slightly and ideally sloping to accommodate a few horses or other ungulates ... Very beautiful maintained paths run through about 13 ha of woods where all species of game live together. This park is perfectly structured, laid out in the English style and features several "remarkable" hundred-year-old trees. The whole represents an entity of the order of 22 ha in a single block.
No visual or olfactory nuisance will spoil this restful place full of charm, really adapted to lovers of authenticity.
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