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House Caen (14)

Price: € 560,000
  • 225 m2
  • 8 rooms
  • 4 bedrooms

A 17th & 18th century, traditional, local farmhouse surrounded by outbuildings in 5.5 ha of enclosed meadows in the Auge region. In the French department of Calvados, in the Auge region, in a dominant position above a valley dotted with woods and meadows amongst world renowned horse stud farms.A slip road for the A13 motorway is less than 25 minutes away, putting the property barely 2 hours away from Paris by car. 35 minutes from the centre of Deauville and its beaches.10 minutes from Lisieux, a train station with 100-minute links to Paris and its weekly market, typical of the region. All the shops and amenities of a large town. Away from the centre of the village, a street shaded by trees forms a tunnel that winds its way between the dominating fields at the bottom of the valley through to the property's wooden entrance gates. An apple orchard precedes an old press-house, now transformed into a garage and a shed that conceals a gravelled area for cars. At the back are a vegetable garden, a building housing the old distillery, the bread oven, a tack room and a shed. Opposite, a small traditional local farmhouse accommodates a laundry room and a 2-storey guest house.In the field running behind the old press-house is a stable with two horse loose boxes near to the training arena.This is followed by the traditional local farmhouse with its main, south-facing facade dominating the valley which stretches for as far as the eye can see. Below the dwelling is a barn near to a lake.The traditional, local farmhouseThis rectangular building reflects local construction codes: flat terracotta tile on a hip roof, roof dormers with overhanging eaves, half-timbered facades featuring wood, bearing the patina of time, with ochre-coloured cob.It is extended by a vast covered courtyard with a panoramic view over the valley.Ground floorThe entrance door, under a closed porch way on the main facade, opens into a first lounge marking the centre of the farmhouse. Featuring a red brick fireplace, this room warmly repeats the external construction codes, notably the half-timbered walls on a lower section built of small limestone bricks. A light-coloured ceiling and its exposed joists provide additional light to the clarity already present courtesy of its double aspect. Two heavy doors in line with the fireplace conceal the stairway.An opening on the opposite side provides access to a second lounge, backing on to the fireplace.Walls covered with fabric and a light-coloured ceiling and exposed joists illuminate this room which is already steeped in light. Terracotta floor tiles cover the entire ground floor, from the entrance to the bedroom via a few steps.A door in the main lounge opens into a small hall area leading to a bathroom, a separate toilet and a bedroom with wallpaper on the walls and exposed joists in the ceiling.Set slightly back, out of line with the farmhouse, is a dining room, separated from the lounge and its fireplace by open half-timbering. Leading to the kitchen, this vast, friendly room, with its long table, can be extended in clement weather under the covered courtyard with its panoramic view over the valley and its sunsets.This space backs on to a vast laundry room and large storage areas, completed by a storeroom and the old attics.First floorThe stairway concealed by a heavy door leads to a through lounge.With its fireplace featuring a wooden trumeau and a dressed stone hearth, this room is currently used for reading but has a multitude of conversion possibilities.Narrow steps lead, from the stairway, to a closed dressing room which could be turned into a bedroom.Adjoining the through lounge, the master suite, with its exposed roofing framework and ceiling joists, is welcoming and well illuminated via its roof dormers with overhanging eaves that face one ...

reference : 766459 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 10286220