Beautiful 17/18/20th Century French Chateau for sale nr Alençon., Orne, Normandy
€2,250,000 Guide price
This beautiful Chateau which dates from the 17/18th and 20th centuries is in southern Normandy, close to the town of Alençon, 180 kms west of Paris, in stunning hilly countryside yet still close to all shops and transport links. The border of the park is set by a river and the property features a sweeping driveway through the grounds that lead up to this wonderful Chateau. The buildings are arranged in an pleasing and symmetrical way and include the main property, a slate roof building opposite the chateau, two garages, one oak stairwell with ornate, curved banisters and the other made of stone, a further room with a flagstone floor with a beautiful marble fireplace as some absolutely charming first floor rooms with wonderful 18th century wood panelling and fireplaces. There is also a generous loft and a dwelling. There are further outbuildings set within a courtyard and a lovely dovecote and the chateau has its own chapel, all within the grounds which are 16 hectares.
With 420m2, the Chateau offers plenty of habitable space. The reception rooms have retained beautiful period features including original woodwork marble fireplaces, moulded ceilings and over mantel. The property comprises:
Raised Ground Floor: Entrance hall featuring staircase. Beyond the hall is the library at 65m2. To the right is a small kitchen, vestibule and W.C. through to the triple aspect dining room, 50m2 To the left is a large triple aspect Salon, 50m2 and a smaller double aspect Salon of 30m2, all of which of these reception rooms are intercommunicating.
Half landing: Linen room, Bathroom and W.C. with basin.
First Floor: Six bedrooms, three with bathrooms and two with cabinet de toilette and one with an antechamber.
Second Floor. Mansarded Attics and old servants bedrooms.
Basement: Original kitchen, cellars and a boiler room.
Outbuildings: Apart from the beautiful building facing the Chateau, there is a courtyard of outbuildings including a building with two secondary dwellings, a building for agricultural equipment, an old kennel and a lovely Dovecote and Chapel.
Grounds The park consists of the immediate grounds and a former vegetable garden enclosed by stone walls or moats. At two corners of this beautiful spot are the superb Dovecote and the Chateau's own chapel. The remainder of the estate consists of unencumbered woodland and open meadows. Overall the land extends to 16ha 70a 43ca
Amenities; The roof is covered with slate tiles with inox hooks and dates from 2016. The windows are single glazed with wooden frames, some of them dating back from the 18th Century. Oil fired Central heating with a very old boiler Mains water Hot water is produced by electric immersion heaters. Wiring is in tubing and needs to be renewed. Sanitation and comforts are dated. The drainage is not to EU Normes. Consommation energetiques E.
The Taxe Fonciere is of the order of 5,257 Euros p.a.
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