20 bedroom French chateau for sale with 119.77 hectares of land, Putanges Pont Ecrepin, Orne , Normandy

4,685,000 EUR      3,888,550 GBP 5,153,500 USD

REF: 230935   Show Map

  • Bedrooms: 20
  • Bathrooms: 20
  • Floor Size: 550 m2
  • Plot Size: 119.77 hectares / 295.97 acres
  • Swimming Pool
  • Balcony
  • Equestrian / horse ownership facilities
  • Lake, River or Pond
  • Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
  • Income Potential
  • Parking space(s)
  • Tennis Court

Fabulous Eighteenth Century French Chateau with 4 exclusive gites, pool, tennis courts and outstanding equestrian facilities, set in 300 acres of renowned Normandy pasture, with prestigious stud farm and luxurious accommodation.

This outstanding manoir and stud farm is set in an enviable position on prime land, situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by rolling countryside boasting the famous Normandy grass so coveted by horse breeders.
It is located within easy access to major competition sites - 30 minutes from Haras du Pin, just over 1 hour from Deauville, 3 hours from Paris and 40 minutes to the ferry at Caen.

It is rare to find a property of this quality. The house itself is superbly appointed, sitting in beautiful gardens with the gites and equestrian facilities adjacent.

Currently a stud farm breeding high quality sport horses, however, in the past some renowned thoroughbreds have been produced here. With 57 boxes, manage, carriere, lake, swimming pool, and tennis courts, the property also has arable land.

Set in the heart of Normandy's horse breeding countryside, it has been a working stud farm for the most part of the past two hundred and fifty years, during which time it has produced some renowned thoroughbreds.

The estate consists of an 18th Century manor house, 120 hectares of land, equestrian facilities including 54 boxes, 3 Stallion boxes, manege, and a comprehensive range of modern agricultural buildings including modern young stock housing.

The four high quality self-contained gites/apartments accommodate up to 40 people and in addition there is a large office with 5 staff bedrooms above and a rider's 3 room self-contained apartment.

Outside, there is a formal French garden at the front of the house, whilst to the north, the land is established with lawn, trees, shrubbery and water garden. There is a small area of woodland, approximately 1.5 ha, a haven for wildlife and a well stocked lake, fed by a small river which runs through the property.

The leisure facilities include a lovely outdoor covered pool surrounded by attractive garden areas and two two tennis courts.

The Haras occupies a total of 120 hectares (approximately 320 acres) of well drained land, based on limestone with veins of clay. There is a spring which supplies all the water for the house as well as some neighbouring properties. There is additional mains water supply to house, buildings and paddocks. 54 boxes with automatic drinkers are housed within several courtyard areas and include some indoor stabling.

There is a veterinary block, designed to provide a complete veterinary inspection facility and shoeing area plus an adjacent feed storage room, a covered manege for lunging or covering and a fenced and drained carriere (90m x 75m) with an adjacent level grassed area which could be suitable for a heliport.

One stone barn is in need of renovation, which would make useful stables (4) for outlying paddocks or serve as an isolation stable.

The manor house dates back to around 1750 in the realm of Louis XV and has undergone major renovations to create larger more comfortable rooms with modern facilities. There is a total habitable area of 555 m2 offering the following accommodation :

Dining Room/Sejour: 39m2 with triple aspect to the south west and north.
Salon/Library: 48m2 with stone fireplace, southern aspect and French windows leading into the orangery Salon: 42m2 with fireplace, wooden panelling and triple aspect to the south east and north.

Kitchen with dining area: 46m2 fitted with electric hob and oven microwave and steam ovens, large central island, and Kashmir granite worktops.

Orangery: 75m2 to the north of the house, specially designed and built by Glasshouses of England, with underfloor heating and radiators, antique tiled floor. Access from the dining room, the kitchen and the garden.
A stone staircase leads to the first floor, with a double cloakroom on the half landing between the two floors.

FIRST FLOOR - Landing with sitting area. Views to the south with French garden Suite One (west side) Living room: (45m2) with aspect to the north and south. Oak parquet floor and original fireplace, Bedroom: (28m2) with stone fireplace, fitted cupboards, parquet floor, aspect to the south and west, Bathroom (gold and black) with underfloor heating, large hydro-massage shower, basin and WC.

A private staircase leads to bedroom 3, Suite 2 (east side), Living room (23m2), oak panelled with southern aspect, oak parquet floor, Modern kitchen (9m2), Bedroom: (30m2) with wood panelling, aspect to the east and south, with separate fitted walk in wardrobe plus a bathroom: (blue and white) with underfloor heating and hydro massage shower, basin and WC.

SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 3: (49m2) with en-suite shower room, walk in wardrobe and fitted cupboards. Staircase leading down to suite 1. Bedroom 4 (56 m2) with en-suite shower room, fitted cupboards, Bedroom 5 (22 m2) with en-suite shower room, fitted cupboards, Bedroom 6 (22m2) with en-suite shower room, fitted cupboard (Bedrooms 3 and 5 and 4 and 6 have shared landings so can be linked if required. )

BASEMENT - Total area of 145m2 with walk in cold room, laundry room, linen room, staff w. c. pantry and cellar/stores suitable for wine etc. Boiler room for central heating.

Guest apartment 1 has 3 double en-suite rooms and one large attic room- en-suite with 6 single beds (+ TV DVD). There is approximately 220m2 living space over 3 floors. It accommodates up to 12 guests.

Guest apartment 2 has 2 double en-suite rooms and one attic room en-suite with 4 single beds (+TV and DVD). There is approximately 150m2. living space. It accommodates up to 8 guests. There is also a small balcony with tables and chairs overlooking the lake.

Guest Apartment 3 has 3 double en-suite rooms and one children's bedroom, also en-suite with 2 double bunks and 1 single bed (+ TV DVD). There is approximately 210m2 living space over 2 floors. It accommodates up to 11 guests and opens out into the garden.

Guest Apartment 4: Ground floor: Reception/Living, then kitchen/diner and 1 double en-suite bedroom opening out on to the garden. The first floor has a living room and 2 double en-suite bedrooms and the second floor has a mezzanine and one children's bedroom, also en-suite with 3 single beds. It has approximately 170m2 living space and accommodates up to 11 guests.

Staff Accommodation: In a building to the east of the house there is an office with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms above and in addition a rider's 3 room self-contained apartment.


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