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Region: Lower Normandy
Elegant 13th Century Manor House lovingly restored retaining much of its original character whilst incorporating the comforts of modern living.
The property has been host to paying guests who have had the opportunity to share in its opulence and partake of the culinary delights and home grown produce whilst experiencing 'Silver Service Dining' with their hosts, creating an informal sophistication.
The property is a sheer delight, a wonderful family home with the flexibility to offer ĘGite and/or Chambre d'hote/table d'hote for those wishing to share the way of life.
The property is situated at the edge of a small village in the Suisse Normande on a plot under 1/2 a hectare which encompasses, the main house, stable block (divided for use for garden storage, chicken house and recycling shed, the floor above accessed by an external stone staircase would be ideal to create further independent living space/Gite) , 2 garages, bakes house (also ideal to create further independent living space/Gite) large heated green house and beautiful walled kitchen garden a balanced mix of colour and perfume blending fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers around a central garden statue
The house itself has a quirky and elegant charm and comprises as you enter on the ground floor by the main entrance:- Wonderful entrance hall with original stone floor and impressive stone staircase ( a small wooden cupboard conceals electric sockets and the controls for outside lighting) to the left is the drawing room with its marble fireplace , continuing left you enter one of 3 kitchens with a lovely half round fireplace , the kitchen itself is a bespoke modern kitchen with central island but in harmony with its surroundings. There is a dining and seating between the fireplace and double glass doors which lead out to the front of the property. To the rear of the kitchen is a second staircase to the side of which is the boiler room.
Returning to the entrance hall and turning right is a wood panelled dining room with fireplace, behind which is a half glass panelled room used as an office. A corridor to the side of this room provides deep linen cupboards, at the end of the corridor is the second kitchen (professional) which services the dining room with larder and fuel tank. A rear door leads to a private garden with lovely views of the Suisse Normand countryside and its pond with fountain. Steps lead up to a patio area complete with tables, chairs, sofas and parasols for alfresco dining in the summer months. To the right of the corridor is a shower room with shower, WC and hand basin providing toilette facilities to diners. A door from here leads to a small bedroom with bunk beds, cupboards, shelving and hanging space which acts as an overspill room for the owners when other bedrooms in the property are occupied by guests.
Returning to the entrance hall once more the stone staircase has a door to the right half way up the stairs, before the stairs doubles back to another level. This door leads to another staircase which in turn leads to a corridor on the second floor off which is a door to a wooden staircase with to the loft which is ready to convert if further living space is required. Continuing along the corridor we arrive at a wonderful purpose built dressing room fitted out shelves, drawers and rails which can be tilted down to reach your chosen item of clothing.
Further along the corridor are double oak doors leading to an apartment. You enter into the bedroom suit with windows to the front of the property profiting from the South facing aspect, an archway to the right of the double doors leads to a large modern bathroom with bath in the middle of the room , a separate walk in shower room , double basins and WC. To the front of the suit is access to the living room with corner kitchen with co-ordinating furnishings, crockery and cutlery. There is discreet lighting in the room all adding to the ambiance.
Returning to the main stone staircase and doubling back you arrive at the landing to the front of the property with its original tall double doors at both ends of the landing. Turning left these doors lead to a large bedroom suit with large wardrobe and lots of storage, a light airy room with marble fireplace. To the back right hand corner of the room is a door to yet another little staircase with large cupboard at its base, the stairs wynds round to a half landing with window to the east with window seat ideal for catching the morning sun and taking in the view. At the top of the stairs is a large bright bathroom with bath with overhead shower, WC, bidet and hand basin there is also a door from here which leads to a separate WC and hand basin with another little door leading back to the central staircase.
Returning to the landing and this time turning right we enter another bedroom suit again to the front of the property which has twin beds electronically controlled to change your posture, a door leads to a bathroom with extra long bath with overhead shower (imported from Germany) WC, bidet and hand basin. Inner and outer doors connect with the landing at the top of the second staircase from the kitchen providing a link to the third bedroom suit on this floor. This third suit normally accessed by the stairs from the kitchen, has a bay window to the front of the property and original fireplace with hand painted cupboard surround. Its en suite bathroom has bath with overhead shower, twin hand basins and decorative vanity unit and seat in the bay window, a door leads off to the landing with separate WC with hand basin.
This is a delightful property full of character and charm too numerous to mention with a surprise at every turn, like the gargoyle at the side of the house. The property has been sympathetically renovated with attention to detail.
For those seriously interested please ask for a copy of the prospectus , however the pictures do not give you the true feel or sense of space which is only achieved by a visit.
Bed & Breakfast
Includes one or more Gites
Price: € 726960
Beds: 4 Baths: 0