Exclusive listing - In Valognes, in the heart of the Cotentin region and 20 minutes from the sea, at the end of a private avenue, stands this imposing manor house carefully restored. The property, which includes several outbuildings and a small stream, extends over 4.5 hectares, part of which is constructible.
The manor house is L-shaped and has a Renaissance wing and a body built or remodeled in the 18th century. A turret and a porch were added on one of the facades at the beginning of the 20th century. The ensemble forms a dwelling of 366 m2 of living space for 8 very spacious main rooms, spread over three levels and several half-levels. In addition, there are utility rooms, attics that can be converted and a leisure area.
The first floor includes several entrances, a 40 m2 dining room, a 26 m2 kitchen and a back kitchen, a 30 m2 living room or playroom, a storeroom and a cellar. On the second floor is the 55 m2 living room, particularly bright thanks to five windows and a high 3.7 meters high ceiling. This elegant room is decorated with a checkerboard parquet floor, interior shutters, a stone fireplace, trompe l'oeil decorations and a painted French ceiling. On the same level, there is an office-library of 30 m2 and three bedrooms, each with a private bathroom or shower room. A fourth bedroom with private shower room is located on the second floor.
In the extension of the dwelling, the leisure space is composed of a spa and a sauna on the first floor, and a covered swimming pool of 8 meters by 5 meters on the second floor.
The outbuildings - with a floor space of more than 600 m2 - are arranged at right angles to form a vast courtyard with the manor. There are old paved stables, a large garage, a former farm building built in the 19th century, a huge shed, a former bakery and a former janitor's house.
The property is carefully maintained. All the roofs were redone in 2016. In the manor house, the windows are in wood. Central heating is provided by a town gas boiler.
Located near the center of Valognes, this manor is currently a comfortable family home. It offers the potential to develop an hospitality business, thanks to the convertible attics, the outbuildings and the building land. As an option, it can be sold fully furnished and decorated.
Nicknamed the "Norman Versailles" because of its rich architectural heritage, Valognes benefits from a privileged location, 14 kilometers from Cherbourg and maritime links to Ireland, England and the Channel Islands. Valognes is also close to many popular seaside resorts such as Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Barfleur or Barneville-Carteret. Finally, the city has a train station with a line to Paris Saint-Lazare.