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Manor house with turret and land for sale in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 00395


  • Habitable Space: 382m²
  • Land Area: 15,370m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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To the “Manor born”?  Manor house on the outskirts of a sleepy village in rural Normandy dating back in part to the 15th Century, with numerous additions and alterations until the 19th Century.  The Manor is a long rectangular building with  a slate roof and turret with spiral staircase to the first and second floors.  There is believed to have a tunnel which connects it to the Chapel in the village. It has changed hands from one Lord to another from the Lord of Brouains to the Lord of Mesnil-Adelée and is now in private ownership.

The Manor benefits from double glazed windows, gas central heating and utility room/office extension.  It is surrounded by its own land which extends to nearly 4 acres.  Whilst the Manor is imposing and has spacious rooms (habitable space of 382m²) it is ideally suited as a comfortable family home or could be adapted for use as a B&B.

It is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados,  approx. 5 kms from Sourdeval, the nearest town. Only a few minutes drive away, the town offers every amenity including two banks and supermarkets. Market day is held every Tuesday morning, as is the livestock market.  The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and thirty minutes from Cherbourg. A little further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, the Mont St Michel.  The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 15 minutes drive,  as is the Saint Sever forest.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/breakfast room : 7.61m x 7.12m – Glazed French doors and 2 windows to the front elevation and door to the rear elevation.  2 radiators.  2 granite fireplaces one with Esse (Aga) style cooker which can be used for cooking, heating and hot water if required.  Exposed beams and stone. Tiled floor.  Door to turret and spiral staircase with understairs storage cupboard.  Opening to Dining Room.  Range of matching base units with glass fronted display cabinets over.  Space for range style cooker.  Plumbing and space for dishwasher.  Space for under counter fridge and freezer. Roll edge work surfaces.  Central island with base units and breakfast bar).  Telephone point.

Dining room : 6.54m x 6.06m – Window to the rear elevation and window and glazed French doors to the front elevation.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.  Tiled floor.  2 radiators.  Door to turret and stairs.  Exposed stone and beams.  Glazed small pane double doors to

Living room : 6.14m x 5.85m – Glazed French door and window to the front elevation.  Glazed door to rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.  2 radiators.  Exposed stone and beams.

Utility room : 7.09m x 3.25m – Glazed double doors and window to the front elevation.  Windows to the east and north elevations.  Tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.  Built in cupboard.  Shelving.  Worksurface.  Stairs to office.

Cloakroom : Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Toilet.  Tiled floor.  Extractor fan.

On the first floor –

(Approached via the utility room) –

Study : 5m x 4.75m – Double aspect with velux windows to the front and rear elevations.  Sloping ceiling.  Radiator.  2 stained glass windows to the east elevation.  Wooden floor.  Built-in cupboard with hatch to loft space.

(Approached via the spiral staircase in the turret) –

Landing : 7.18m x 1.42m – Window to the rear elevation.  Wooden floor.  2 radiators.  Exposed beams.

Guest suite :  Bedroom : 4.44m x 2.85m – with window to the rear elevation.  Exposed beams. Open to – Sitting room : 4.07m x 4.11m – Granite fireplace.  Wooden floor.  Radiator.  2 windows to the front elevation.  Bathroom : 4.90m x 3.16m – Window to the front elevation.  Radiator. Corner bath with mixer tap.  Pedestal hand basin.  Toilet.

Master bedroom suite : 8.33m x 6.42m – Double aspect with 2 windows to the front and rear elevations.  3 radiators.  Wooden floor.  Granite fireplace.  Exposed beams.  Door to –

En-suite bathroom : 4.66m x 4.01m – Window to the front elevation.  Twin vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Central claw foot roll edge bath with mixer tap.  Toilet. Corner shower.  Radiator.  Exposed beams.  Wooden floor.  Granite fireplace.

On the second floor –

Feature original toilet with door off spiral staircase (not in use).

Landing : Wooden floor. Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 3 : 3.46m x 3.31m – Skylight and velux window to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.  Radiator.

Bedroom 4 : 3.19m x 2.86m – Skylight. Velux window to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.  Radiator.  Sloping ceiling.

Bathroom : 3.74m x 2.22m – Skylight to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.  Corner bath with mixer tap.  Toilet.  Pedestal hand basin.  Radiator. Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 5 : 6.41m x 3.46m – Window to the front elevation and skylight.  Wooden floor.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.  Radiator.


A long drive leads to a turning circle and parking area.  The garden is mainly laid to lawn with orchard.  The garden is to the front and rear of the property and there is a small paddock and large pond.  There is a large detached stone barn with slate roof which is divided into stable and feed room, animal shelter and tractor/camping car store and measures approx. 85m² on the ground floor.

Boiler room : Attached to the house with external door.


Mains water,  electricity and telephone.  Drainage to an all water septic tank. Wifi internet connection.   Oil fired central heating.

Please note : Whilst this property has had an Energetic Performance Test carried out there is no A-G energy rating because the Vendor does not have records of his last 3 years energy bills.


Taxes Foncières : € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 298,500€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fees – 21,200€

Please note : All room sizes are approximate.  Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

SIF – 00395

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