In the Cotentin peninsula, near the port of Barfleur,
a listed manor and its outbuildings in a 2 ha park
Barfleur, MANCHE lower-normandy 50760 FR

Location

Located in the Val de Saire, in the north-eastern part of the Cotentin peninsula, this property is 1 km from the sea, close to the ports of Barfleur and St-Vaast-la-Hougue and about 3h15 from Paris.
Well away from any disturbance, it can be reached by several small roads.

Description

The manor and its outbuildings form an entire manorial complex dating from the beginning of the 16th century, with the oldest stones dating back to the 12th century.
Accessible via two entrances, the manor has an L-shaped layout, with a round tower at the corner of the two wings and a chapel consecrated in 1519. Adjacent to a crenellated doorway, the outbuildings stand to the north-west and are separated from the main house by a large gravel courtyard. They include a very substantial outbuilding with workshops, stables, a wine press and a carriage house as well as, further on, former pigsties and a pond.
The back of the manor and the garden face south. Here, the bakery and a small lake are to be found.
To the east lies a green space with a pond and an orchard of more than 1 ha with a hundred recently planted apple trees.

The house

The main house has three levels. It is L-shaped with a round tower at the corner and an adjoining chapel accessible by an external staircase. All the stone roofs have recently been redone.


Ground floor
A dining room of more than 40 m², with a monumental granite fireplace, is lit by stained glass windows and adjoins a fully equipped ultra-modern kitchen with central island and marble worktops. It has retained its antique hand-painted ceilings; as well as a laundry/boiler room. A large living room with fireplace and a bathroom complete this level. All these rooms have their own access to the outside. The floors are paved with terracotta tiles, the ceilings are hand-painted and the vaulted lintels are made of granite. As a concession to modernity, the electric installation is very recent and underfloor heating powered by a water-to-water heat pump guarantees energy efficiency and unequalled comfort.
First floor
A first master bedroom is located in the tower and accessed by the beautiful spiral staircase, with its niches and ancient bolt work. It features a stone fireplace, classic woodworking and an en-suite bathroom. A second suite with a granite fireplace and a shower room, overlooking the park and its lake, as well as a drawing room / library offering a monumental fireplace and a mezzanine with a high ceiling and exposed beams complete this level.
Second floor
A third bedroom can be accessed via the same staircase or via the mezzanine of the drawing room / library.
Garden level
Adjacent to the house and only accessible by an outside staircase, the former chapel with its stained glass windows has been converted into an independent room with a shower room. The ceiling, in the shape of an upside-down boat hull, and its bathroom, made of teak with black "boat deck" joints, like all the other bathrooms in the house, testify to the former owner's passion for the nearby sea.

The outbuildings

There are four outbuildings of different sizes and uses. Apart from the former bakery, which was appropriately located away from the house to avoid any risk of fire at the time, the outbuildings stand on either side of the second crenellated entrance, around a gravel courtyard with a stone basin.


Bread oven
The bakery, with a surface area of approximately 25 m², and its functional bread oven, have been almost entirely renovated: stone roof, electricity, etc. Only the interior fittings remain to be completed according to the desired future use.
Outbuilding
The main stone outbuildings, with new slate roofs, except for the stable, span over more than 300 m². There are: a carriage house, a wine press, a workshop, a shed with a ceiling height of more than 8 m and a former stable.
Stable
A third outbuilding with a surface area of approx. 25 m², with a new roof, currently used for wood storage, closes the courtyard on the west side of the property.
Pigtail
The pigsties, “burets à cochons” in local parlance, also benefit from a new stone roof. Today, they are used for storage.

The parc and the orchard

Protected by walls and hedgerows, the park covers more than 1.5 hectares. It consists of an orchard of over 1 ha, where more than a hundred apple trees have been planted, and a garden with a small pond, a well, vegetable patches and flower beds, all benefiting from the well-known mildness of the Val de Saire climate.

Our opinion

This listed manor has been comprehensively and professionally renovated using period materials. It features stone roofs and exudes a timeless elegance yet offers all modern comforts. Away from any nuisance and close to two of the most beautiful villages in France and their preserved beaches, the property can be moved into immediately. If desired, the size of the outbuildings would allow an increase of the housing capacity or the creation of an income-generating activity. A perfect example of the particular land-sea balance of the Cotentin region.

1 368 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 146147

Land registry surface area 18568 m2
Main building surface area 320 m2
Number of bedrooms 4
Outbuilding surface area 400 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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