Ref.3720 : French house for sale near the sea.
This property is located in the so-called «Bessin» region where many superb stone properties of Caen rub shoulders recalling the spirit of builder, from the Renaissance to the «century of lights».
Medieval jewel of the 11th century the unmissable Notre-Dame Cathedral testifies to this, imposing itself majestically in the heart of a maze of alleys enriched by numerous mansions and remarkable mansions, of which only large entrance porches betray the existence.
With its location in a very residential area and its immediate proximity to the commercial heart of the city, this property enjoys an ideal location to offer a almost country living at the gates of civilization.
Surrounded by high stone walls it ensures and offers all the peace and serenity hoped for.
The property would date from the 18th century and would probably be an annex a larger adjoining house, owned by the Comte d’Orsay.
Housing abandoned for many years, the current owners make the acquisition in 2012 and undertake a systematic renovation campaign to restore it all its original splendor.
The completion of the restoration in 2020 encourages new projects, new challenges
The south facade is made up of a stone building under slate decorated with a glass roof resembling an orangery.
The building includes a squared wing interspersed with a porch leading to the alley.
The North facade opens onto an inner courtyard with a covered area serving as a dependency.
The set consists of 2 levels and storage attics.
On the ground floor, large entrance hall leading to the right on old stables converted into offices.
On the left vestibule constituting the official entrance with elm staircase departure and wrought iron banister.
Beautiful tiles of cements. Amenities with washbasin
Large equipped kitchen with beautiful marble fireplace. Falcon induction range cooker.
Series of 3 open linked rooms for use of dining room, summer and winter living rooms (fireplace).
Opening onto a large steel canopy of 30 sqm with privileged view and access to the garden.
On the first floor, landing serving to the right a master suite consisting of a large dressing room, a bedroom of 27 sqm backed by a shower room/WC. Linen room with independent dressing.
On the left, corridor leading to 3 luxurious rooms with fireplaces, all equipped with bathroom or shower/WC.
Attic storage on the whole, boiler room and WIFI station.
The total living space is around 360 sqm
The outbuildings comprise :
– Independent covered courtyard of 18sqm
– Workshop of 15 sqm
– Carpor type 2 car garage
The property is completely enclosed by high stone walls.
A «remarkable» garden, of Anglo-French inspiration, was created with a form of abundance and generosity as a multitude of trees (yew, palm, black elder, hazel), fruit trees (cherry, raspberry,
groseillers, mulberry, angelica), flowers (old roses, clematis, glycines, jasmine, syringe, lilac, hydrangeas, etc. ), of spices (tarragon, laurel, rosemary, dill, sorrel, mint), under the gaze of cut boxwood and topiary.
Terraces and lawns harmoniously complement this lush but orderly nature.
The property has a total surface area of 1342sqm.
Cabinet LE NAIL – Lower Normandy – Mr Eric DOSSEUR : +33 (0)18.104.22.168.20