Property Bayeux (14)
- 350 m2
- 9 rooms
- 5 bedrooms
An early 18th century, elegant residence and its 1.6 ha of parklands in the midst of the Bessin region in the French department of Calvados.
This residence is half-way between the Cotentin peninsula and the Auge area and Deauville. It is 20 minutes from the A13 motorway leading to Paris (275 km) and the A84 motorway to Mont-Saint-Michel (60 minutes). Omaha Beach as well as Caen and its airport, with flights to London and the south of France, are less than 30 km away.
The nearest market town, with all local shops, is 3 km away. All useful infrastructures, including sixth form colleges, a train station and supermarkets, are 15 km away in a well-known town.
Surrounded by fields and Normandy's bocage countryside, this large, middle-class residence, dating from 1730, stands in 1.6 ha of parklands, enclosed by thick hedges and trees. Its access lane separates the property from the surrounding fields and ends further on at a farm, once part of the property, typical of this type of countryside. This residence is composed, on the one hand, of a central building, flanked at either end by a short wing, and, on the other hand, of an adjoining orangery, extended by a blind extension. All the parklands are laid out in front and to the right of the residence's south-facing facade, bordered by a terrace. The biggest outbuilding is aligned with the residence at the end of the parklands.
The residenceThis residence consists of a central building, covered with light-coloured rendering, topped with a pediment featuring a bull's eye window, and an adjoining orangery, followed by an extension, both constructed from partially rendered quarry blocks of shale and separated in a figurative manner by two bull's eye windows, set one above the other. The central building has a gable roof, the wings have roofs with three slopes, all are covered with slate. The residence's openings are rectangular, with small panes, whilst those in the orangery feature semi-circular arches as did those, now closed, in the extension. Although the restoration of the original features such as fireplaces, old stone floor tiles, built-in woodwork and doors, was carried out in keeping with the original aesthetics of the building, a touch of modernity has been added. The rooms are bright and the decor is sober.
The little hall in the right wing of the residence provides access to the adjoining living rooms. A small pantry separates the first from the kitchen, laid out in the rear section of the wing, the facade to which it belongs being presented as the main facade. Following on are a reading room and the main lounge, which also takes up the left wing and is adorned with a stone fireplace. A corridor leads from there to the ground floor of the orangery.
This section comprises a reception room, with a mezzanine covering one third of the surface area. It is illuminated by semi-circular arched openings on the first and second levels. The contemporary stone floor tiles are sober. The walls of the lower section are partially rendered. An unsupported, monumental, Caen stone stairway goes up to a balcony and the mezzanine, both protected by wooden railings. The walls have been renovated on this level.
A corridor, generously illuminated by the large windows bordering it, provides access to five bedrooms. Its floor as well as those in the first three bedrooms (each with a wash-hand basin) is covered with light-coloured oak wood, wide strip parquet flooring. The fourth and biggest bedroom, decorated with a marble fireplace, topped with a wooden trumeau, has its own bathroom, with a shower and a toilet. The last bedroom, laid out in the right wing, has a shower room with a toilet. The mezzanine, large enough to accommodate a living room, opens into a little hall, housing a shower room and a toilet as well as ...
reference : 637916 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 21634461