An 18th century chateau and its lake in almost 2 ha of parklands
near to the beaches in the midst of the Cotentin Peninsula
Coutances, MANCHE lower-normandy 50200 FR

Location

Local shops are to be found in a village, with 600 inhabitants, 2 km away. A town, with 12,000 inhabitants, shops and amenities such as doctors and schools, is 12 km away. Beaches are 20 km away. Paris can be reached in 3½ hours by car or train. The nearest train station is 20 km away.

Description

An elegant set of 19th century wrought iron gates open off a secondary road on to a driveway, leading to the chateau. It is surrounded by 2 ha of parklands composed of vast grassy areas and a peaceful lake, where a gazebo stands on a little islet.

The chateau

This chateau was constructed after the French Revolution on the site of an old 11th century fiefdom. It was home to the Seigneur-de-Camprond, one of the king’s equerries. With a rectangular layout, it was built with 17th century proportions from quarry stone blocks, covered with a light-coloured rendering. It spans three levels, one of which is under the rafters. The chateau is flanked on one side by a pavilion and, in the centre of the rear facade, a polygonal stairway tower. The openings are framed with granite surrounds. The hip, slate roof, enhanced with chimney stacks, features dormers.


Ground floor
This level can be reached via two entrances. The first opens into a corridor providing access to a first lounge, two bedrooms and a bathroom. At the end of the corridor, a stairway is housed in the octagonal tower. A second entrance, in the centre of the building, leads to a second lounge, a kitchen, a toilet and a boiler room. A hall area gives access to a third lounge.
First floor
This level comprises seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and two shower rooms. On one side, a stairway leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. Then, a second stairway goes to a bedroom, with a bathroom, and a bedroom, with a shower room. A third stairway provides access to three bedrooms, a shower room and a hall area.
Attic
A single stairway goes up to the attic space. This area is laid out with four rooms and a storage area.

The outbuilding

Standing at right angles to the chateau on the rear facade, this outbuilding is connected via the pavilion. A porchway in the interior courtyard gives access to a stable and a storage area. A stairway goes up to the first floor where a corridor leads to two bedrooms and a shower room. The stairway continues up to the second floor taken up by two bedrooms.

The gazebo

A pathway, lined with boxwood on the edge of the lake, leads to a small bridge providing access to a little islet and its gazebo. The latter is topped with an octagonal zinc roof. Double, semi-glazed doors open into a single room, widely illuminated by three windows.

The parklands

The parklands are planted with tall trees, including three two-hundred-year-old oak trees, and some more recent species. Boxwood and reeds are appropriately dotted around the edge of the lake. The grassy areas give these parklands elegance. There are many shady spots which can spontaneously provide walkers with seclusion. A pathway makes it possible to go all around the lake.

The cross

A hossana cross, a funeral aedicula dating from the 16th century, stands at the crossroads of two pathways, just a few metres from the chateau. The cross is outstanding from a historical point of view as it depicts the face of Christ, on one side, and the Virgin with Child, on the other.

Our opinion

This classical facade reflects a great deal of elegance, the whiteness of its walls contrasting with the slate on its roofs. This soberness is lightened courtesy of a pavilion, whose steep roofs give character to the entire building. The parklands and the lake exude boundless tranquillity. The estate and all of its features can but inspire a multitude of projects.

690 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 294498

Land registry surface area 19621 m2
Main building surface area 500 m2
Number of bedrooms 12
Outbuilding surface area 80 m2

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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