Lower Normandy

Beautiful French 16th century Country House, of equestrian nature

PRICE: EUR €295,000

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Private Seller: R Burke
Tel: (France)

An excellent opportunity to acquire an outstanding home of generous proportions with stunning uninterrupted views across the heart of the Orne. The property is set on ten acres of land, which runs down to a subsidiary of the River Sarthe. There is the potential here for a lucrative Livery, Stud or Riding School... Or a multitude of any other ideas you may have.

Property features:
Some renovation
Immediately habitable
Equestrian property
Beautiful French 16th century Country House, of equestrian nature
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Property Details:

The house is spread over three floors, with a wealth of features to include the original solid Oak and Elm staircase - Five Feature Fireplaces - Wood Paneling - Oak beams - Herringbone Oak Parquet floor to sitting room.

This is a lot of house for the price, which reflects the need for some refurbishment to lesser used areas and renovation needed to some of the outbuildings.

The house is fronted by a generous turning circle and accompanied by a large traditional stable block to form one side of the main courtyard - twelve good size stables, plus one large double access double size stable.
Adjacent to the stables there is a convenient paddock and opposite the paddock, there is also a large sand school for refurbishment.

A traditional tiled barn forms the other side of the courtyard.

There is also the Old Fromagerie (cheese production) for renovation… This would make an excellent second house, Gite or Granny annex, and has its own separate access (visible in the top left of aerial photo).

Plus the carriage house (Garage) and bread oven for renovation, with space above.


History:
This property was once the home of a well known horse breeder, who founded a popular Trotter trophy, which is still in circulation today.
It has also been historically known for its cheeses, carrying its own label for over 40 years, on which an image of the house was depicted.

Ground Floor:
Spacious double aspect Sitting Room (or Formal Dining Room) with Master fireplace – 6.0 x 7.2 metres
Study with fireplace - 4.3 x 2.6 metres
Further large double aspect Sitting Room with fireplace – 5.8 x 7.2 metres
Large Family-size Kitchen – 7.3 x 5.5 metres
Good size Utility Room – 3.0 x 5.0 metres
Leading to Shower Room with Toilet and basin – 3.0 x 1.9 metres.

Further generous ground floor space to utilize as you wish – 7.2 x 6.7 metres
(potential Studio, Games Room or Workshop)
This is familiarly known as the Cider Room. In bygone days there were huge vats of cider stored here, the contents of which were piped directly to a tap in the kitchen.

Oil fired central heating serves cast iron radiators – Hot water is powered by electricity

First floor:
Master Suite of spacious Double Bedroom with fireplace, - 5.0 x 5.0 metres
-En-suite Bathroom – 2.0 x 4.25 metres
-Dressing Room (or Nursery) – 2.6 x 4.5 metres
Second suite of spacious Double Bedroom with fireplace – 5.3 x 4.1 metres
-En-suite Shower Room –1.6 x 4.1 metres
Smaller Double Bedroom – 3.0 x 3.7 metres
Landing with separate toilet, Linen cupboard and stairs to second floor.

Second floor:
Two double size rooms – 3.3 x 5.0 and 2.8 x 5.0 metres
Store room – 2.8 x 2.6 metres
Door leading to generous attic space.

Outside:
To the front…
Drive entrance leading past the stables and carriage house, to generous courtyard with turning circle

To the rear…
Secluded and very spacious, enclosed rear garden with a large selection of fruit trees and field access.
The remaining land (around 6.5 acres) runs all the way down to the river.

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