Manoir Caen (14)
- 600 m2
- 15 rooms
- 7 bedrooms
- land 6.3 ha
An 18th-century manor in Calvados, midway between Caen and the coast, on 6.3 ha of land consisting of field and stream, wood and pond, and a French garden.
The manor is located on the outskirts of the plaine de Caen, 250 km from Paris: two and a half hours' drive to the French capital, and less than two hours by train to Caen station. An airport just 10 km away provides flights to London and the south of France. The property is 1.5 km (less than a mile) from the nearest town, which features all convenient shops and business.
Set away from the town centre, nestled in a small valley with a stream running through it, the manor is surrounded by grounds featuring tall trees, a meadow, a lawn, and a wood with a pond. The manor is accessed through a stone gateway, fitted with both carriage and pedestrian entrances. The main building, enlarged by a succession of four extensions, opens on one side onto the park grounds, and on the other side onto an enclosed French-style garden. A pavilion adorns one corner of the garden. A large outbuilding flanks the main gate, while a small, 18th-century stone hen-house marks the entrance to the meadow. An old bakery still stands on the edge of the wood
The ManorThe manor is composed of a main building enlarged by a spacious extension on one side, and three smaller extensions on the other. The walls are built of quarry stone, ordered by vertical pilasters. The main building is divided in two by a string course.
Facing the grounds, the large addition features three basket-handle arched carriage entrances on the ground level, each with double doors. The first floor is notable for its large triple window, covered by a shed roof.
On the other side of the main building, the three extensions are clearly differentiated by their diminishing roof heights. The first extension has four openings and is enlarged by a subsequent extension with an exterior stone staircase; this is followed by a third extension designed for use as an events room, with two sets of French doors.
Unlike its adjoining extensions, the main building could not be more symmetrical; the front door is flanked by a pair of six-paned windows on each side of the entrance level. Five more such windows are replicated on the first-floor level.
The other side of the building gives onto walled grounds, encompassing a French-style garden. This garden extends across the front of the main building, and the two adjoining extensions. The entrance hall projects out from the centre of the main building, and is capped by a triangular pediment. A stone terrace runs the length of the manor. In the middle, a convergent, U-shaped staircase leads down to the garden.
The manor's rooms are located in the main building and its two adjoining extensions.
This does not include the space into which the three carriage doors open: these rooms are separate from the main building, and respectively house a studio, a luxury garage, and a fitness room. The final door leads to an old stone staircase, which winds its way up to a small attic room.
On the grounds-facing side of the building, the front door opens onto a vestibule paved with Burgundy stone. This contains a wooden staircase, and two doorways leading to a drawing room and a dining room. These two rooms share the same features: four large bay windows provide natural light, and both are equipped with fireplaces. The lower walls are panelled with wainscot, and the ceiling is adorned longitudinally with moulded coffers. The drawing room has a herringbone parquet floor, while the dining room has straight wooden flooring. In the drawing-room extension, a doorway leads to an office whose walls are covered floor-to-ceiling with painted rectangular wood panels, adorned with mouldings. The stone flooring is the same as that in the vestibules and the kitchen. The ...
reference : 843208 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 22338941