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Property Overview

The Chateau, a very attractive red brick and white stone construction from the " Directoire" period, is located in an idyllic location between town and countryside. There are in total 12 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms, a large kitchen, wonderful wine cellar. 

Includes a two bedroom lodge, impressive timber framed barn dating to 1480, garage with upper floor, caves, paddocks, stables, parkland, lake, stream, woodland, - extending to over 5H - wonderful views! All in walking distance to the town.




Property Details

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Reference 64908EI14 Price

agency fees included: 5.000030882362 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€1 133 333 without fees)
Bedrooms 12 bed Bathrooms 5 bath
Accommodation 600 m2 Land 51197 m2 - 5.1197 ha
Town La Vespiere Department Calvados
Location
  • 50km or less to ferry
  • 50km or less to airport
  • 0-2KM to amenities
Property Type
  • Country House
Property Features
  • Suitable for horses
  • Riverside
  • Private parking
  • Lake
  • High speed internet
  • Guest house / gite
  • Garage
  • Detached
  • Character property
  • Business potential
  • Barns / outbuildings
Property Condition
  • Good condition

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Full Property Description

The property is situated in total peace and quiet in a dominant position overlooking its grounds, lake, stream etc just next to the town, although accessible by foot you are not aware of the town at the property because you are high up and also have your own land well wrapped around the Château - including a wooded area behind the house which rises up and so you are very private. Town in one direction and in the other stunning views over the beautiful countryside and forest.

The Château was built in 1820 and is reached from the village by a private alley with gated entrance, the alley flows through the parkland and over the stream next to the lake and up towards the Château dominating the view. There was an older Château here on the site which was destroyed in the revolution.

A very attractive red brick and white stone construction from the " Directoire" period and a further brick extension in 1840 enlarges the property which today has a total of 12 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms. In particular there is a very large kitchen with a wood burning stove - a very comfortable place to be, the two large and elegant main reception rooms (dining and salon) and two entrances, then two smaller reception rooms (tv room and club room), a useful and modern laundry room, and boiler room, rear kitchen area, WC etc. This property has a basement vaulted cellar which is a superb wine cellar with dining area - ideal for wine tasting and candlelight dinners.

FIRST FLOOR …
First floor there is the owners apartment of office, bedroom, dressing room,shower room and another small room. Two letting double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and other shower room, then two further bedrooms and separate WC .

SECOND FLOOR …
There are two separate staircase to the upper floor, one to a letting room with a bathroom and wc , the other main staircase leads to two letting rooms and a bathroom with shower, and sauna, wc. Further 4 rooms - smaller bedrooms.
Outdoor terrace with dining patio area- wonderful views;

The decoration of the guests and family living areas was undertaken some 10 years ago - very well presented and beautiful rooms so ready to move in and live comfortably right away however, ready for redecoration. There is huge potential with this property as the layout of rooms and sizes of rooms works very well - the heating is by oil and the drainage septic tank - to be brought up to the European standards. The main façade was partly worked on in recent years - painting and re-Pointing of brickwork - the roofs are maintained regularly.

GATE KEEPER'S COTTAGE dates from 1700 …
This property has been let out as a two bedroom holiday gÎte - very open style living on the ground floor with a kitchen/breakfast room and a living room, upstairs 2 beds and a bathroom. Has its own private outside space.

The large barn dates from 1480 and was used by the village to leave rent in the form of produce. Very beautiful building with the original cider press and wood carvings. Currently used as 7 stables and hay storage etc - magnificent beams - would make a superb medieval banquet room. 

EXTERIOR … …
There are two grottes/"caves" carved into the chalk cliff, one is a workshop and the other would make a great wine cellar . They both have electricity. Double garage with upper level. Original greenhouses to renovate.

Sand school and paddocks, parkland, woodland, lake, stream and many mature trees, wonderful views make this a very special location - and you can walk to the restaurant! The land totals just over 5 hectares 

LOCATION …
The Château is superbly located just outside Orbec which has all amenities including several restaurants. Located 50 km from Deauville and other popular coastal towns, famed for their Summer activities and loved by the international Jet-Set, 10 from Bernay with a rail link to Paris (1h15), . Rapid access to Paris 2h by the A13 and the A28 . 1h15 to the Ferries at Ouistreham – Caen, Le Havre. Private planes can land at Deauville – St. Gatien and there are two return Ryanair flights to London – Stansted, at weekends in the Summer.

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