A stud farm, equestrian facilities, outbuildings and a contemporary manor house, with some 42 hectares, in the midst of the Auge region.
Very near to the Lower Normandy coast, 20 km from Deauville's International Equestrian Complex. Paris can be reached via motorway or via Lisieux and Pont-l'Evêque stations, with their 2-hour train links. Shops and amenities are a 5-minute car ride away.
In a village that marked writer, André-Gide's childhood and where he lived until he was 30 years old. The landscape, featuring meadows and woods surrounding several farms, was included in his work, bearing permanent witness to the stories that he confided to paper.
As a result of his work, he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1947, an event which made this corner of the Auge region a literary site.
The entrance to the stud farm, on the outskirts of the village, comprises a large driveway, bordered on both sides by grasslands where thoroughbred horses appear to be straight out of a stereotyped image. At the end, an impressive, Norman-style, contemporary residence, used for administrative purposes, is an indication of the size of this estate. The equestrian outbuildings, a little further on, dominate the grasslands and paddocks. A through driveway, a few hundred metres long, leads to a manor house, surrounded by meadows and valleys. Its haughty, sculptural silhouette is an integral part of the premises' stateliness. Inside, alternating stone and wood give the rooms a warm atmosphere. An infinity swimming pool, on the south side, dominates the verdant countryside such that residents are also completely immersed in silence and tranquillity.
The manor house
A robust, wooden door opens into a large entrance hall in use as a ladies' sitting room which provides access, right, to:
- A dining room, with a stone fireplace adorned with moulding, a ceiling with exposed wooden beams and joists, two French windows communicating with a lounge, two French windows opening on to a south-facing terrace as well as one panelled wall and one exposed stone wall.
- A large lounge with an impressive stone fireplace, a ceiling with exposed wooden beams and joists as well as a French window opening on to a south-facing terrace. The wall adjoining the dining room features exposed stone.
- A rotunda, laid out as a lounge-library, is extremely bright courtesy of all its windows and French windows. It is supported by a robust, star-shaped roofing framework.
On the left-hand side of the entrance hall is a fitted kitchen, with a large fireplace and picture windows.
A large landing, with three double cupboards, provides access to two bedrooms, with an adjoining bathroom and a separate toilet, as well as to an octagonal-shaped master suite, with a dressing room, a bathroom and a separate toilet. There is parquet flooring throughout.
A little stairway provides access to two bedrooms and a bathroom with a separate toilet.
The full basement comprises a garage, a studio flat, a laundry room, a wine cellar, a boiler room, a large storage room, an exercise room and the pool machine room.House no. 1This renovated, Norman-style building, with stone lower sections topped with half-timbering, spans a floor surface area of 62 m². It comprises two horse loose boxes and a storage area on the ground floor, whilst the upstairs has been converted into a studio flat.House no. 2This fully renovated, exposed stone and brick house spans a floor surface area of 214 m². It has a slate roof. The house comprises:
On the ground floor:
- A small lounge-dining room, with a stone fireplace, two French windows and two windows.
Le Figaro Properties reference : 20758327