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Castle Caen (14)

Price: € 1,700,000
  • Surface 1000 m2
  • Rooms 9 
  • Bedrooms 5 
  • Land 16.8 ha

A large, listed Renaissance chateau, with listed outbuildings, a lake and a millrace, in 16 ha of woods and meadows, near Caen in the French department of Calvados.
Paris is 240 km away via the A13 motorway. Caen, its large infrastructures and its airport, with flights to Lyon and the south of France, as well as its train station, with 2-hour links to the French capital, are 10 km away. The Channel coastline is some 15 km away. The nearest market town with local shops is a 4-minute drive away.
Set amongst the fields on Caen plain, the small villages resemble little islets. On the outskirts of one, the chateau’s entrance gates can be seen on the edge of a green open space, bordered by a river and featuring rows of trees and flowering shrubs. These gates open on to a drive winding its way between trees, several hundreds of years old, to a large grassy area, laid out in front of the main facade of the chateau and surrounded by woods and meadows.
The chateauThe origins of this noble estate date back to the 13th century, whilst the chateau itself was constructed in the 14th century. A high-ceilinged cellar, with ribbed vaults and corbelling, also remains from this era.
In the 16th century the chateau was greatly reconstructed: a main building and a rear building were set at right angles to form an L-shape above the cellar. Inside the corner thus formed, an extension houses the chateau’s Renaissance stairway. Whilst outside of this corner, a small building houses the chapel, adjoined by a polygonal tower and its stairway. It is topped with a small bell-tower.
In the 17th century, a narrow building was added to the end of the main building. This extension is composed of two square rooms flanking a terrace on both of its floors. Works were also undertaken at this time to decorate the vast bedroom on the first floor of the main building.
Major conversion works were carried out in the chateau during the 18th century. A majestic stairway was created on two levels in the main building.
In the 19th century, a long building, housing stables and a “charreterie” where carriages were stored, was built at right angles to the main building. Whilst inside the latter, the large room on the ground floor was transformed and became oval.
Ground floor
The entrance door set in the centre of the main facade opens into a vast hall, paved with cement floor tiles and housing the majestic stairway.
This hall acts as a link to a large, oval room, with a wide door opening on to a covered terrace. This was the dining room.
Moreover, one of the two doors in the entrance hall leads to a room, paved with stone, which contains a triple door supporting a large sculpted decorative feature. One provides access to the medieval cellar. The second gives access to the rear building via a hall area. And the third opens on to the Renaissance stairway. The second door in the entrance hall leads to a small room, with a cross-ribbed vaulted ceiling, laid out under the majestic stairway.
The hall area behind the Renaissance stairway not only provides access to the cellar and a room in use as a toilet, but also to the rear of the chateau, via a glazed door, and to the Renaissance kitchen, via a vaulted opening. The kitchen precedes a little corridor leading to a room, with a stone fireplace featuring a bread oven. Three openings lead, on one side, to an adjoining room, the wall of which is hewn with alcoves where loaves of bread were stored, and, on the other side of the fireplace, to the old latrines, that still have a packed mud floor and a stairway that goes to the other floors in this independent end of the rear building.
These rooms in the rear building were once the chateau’s utility rooms. Illuminated by large windows, their floors are paved with wide flagstones.
First level
The majestic stairway goes up to a landing, …

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Advertiser reference: 956472 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 26632787

In detail

    • Surface 1 000 m2
    • Rooms 9
    • Bedrooms 5
    • Land 16.8 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 2
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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