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A 17th century chateau, with moats, a dovecote and outbuildings, in 5 hectares of enclosed grounds on the outskirts of Caen. This chateau is ten or so kilometres to the north of the Normandy town of Caen, between the town and the beach. The A13 and A84 motorways make it possible to reach Paris (240 km), Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel easily. The nearest train station, with links to Paris-St-Lazare is 15 minutes away. Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville airports, respectively 10 and 60 minutes away, have flights to Paris-Orly, Lyon and Nice. This remote property is set in peaceful countryside between meadows and discreet neighbours. All shops and schools, including universities, are in the vicinity. This 17th century chateau is completely concealed by long walls running alongside the access road, by hedges and by the tall trees in the parklands. Neighbouring properties are similarly screened by their own parklands. It is near to the town without experiencing any of the disadvantages.The 17th century chateauThis rectangular chateau, with its central section flanked by two pavilions, has masonry facades built of dressed Caen stone. The centre of said facades is marked by a triangular or a curved, adorned pediment, constructed from the same rock. The central section features a Mansard style roof whilst the pavilion roofs are hipped; all are covered with natural slate. The openings are vertically and horizontally aligned on each facade.It spans approx. 900 m² of living space over three levels.Ground floorThe entrance hall, housing a monumental, Caen stone stairway, adorned with wrought iron railings, provides access, left, to a large fully fitted kitchen, with a fireplace, as well as to a back kitchen, with a back door. On the right-hand side is a dining room, adjoining a lounge, with a fireplace, a 45 m² reception room, a shower room and a toilet. A guest toilet has been installed under the stairway.The ground floor spans a floor surface area of approx. 300 m², like the two other levels. The walls feature exposed stone and the floors are paved. The ceiling joists have also been left exposed and numerous original features have been preserved.First floorThe main stairway goes up to the first floor landing which leads, left, to a vast master bedroom, with a dressing room, a bathroom and a toilet. On the right-hand side of this landing are two bedrooms with shower rooms. A lounge set between the landing and the latter two bedrooms, is set up as a billiards' room. There is a separate toilet. The stairway continues up to the second floor. The original decor has been preserved and restored as on the floor below.Second floorThis level, with its sloping ceilings, comprises two bedrooms, with shower and dressing rooms, a large study, an exercise room and a toilet.An area spanning approx. 80 m², currently used as storage space, could easily be transformed into rooms.The flat above the garagesThis recent building comprises 3 large garages. Upstairs is a flat with a living room spanning more than 100 m², a kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room. The small Caen stone brick facades are topped with a gable roof, covered with natural slate. Gable roof dormers let copious amounts of daylight into the flat.The stablesThis building has been converted into a stable comprising 5 horse loose boxes, a tack room and a laundry room as well as a hayloft.It is built of lime-pointed, small Caen stone bricks like the other buildings.The 17th century dovecoteThis round dovecote, built of Caen limestone, dates from the 17th century. Its facades have been repointed as part ...

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