- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 10 habitable rooms
- 300 square meters of living space
This residence is 170 km from Paris. Deauville is less than 60 km to the north across the Auge region. To the south, the French department of Orne and its horse stud farms still have their original rurality. The nearest large town with a train station and all infrastructures is 25 km away. A small town, with local shops and amenities, as well as slip roads for the A28 motorway, is 8 km away.
This property’s semi-circular entrance is on a secondary road, bordered by fields and meadows. It is closed by wide wrought iron gates, flanked by brick pillars extended by fencing on either side. A double row of lime trees leads to a lake and wide lawns, planted with trees and flowers, which surround the residence. A small house awaiting restoration stands on the edge of the property.
The whitewashed, quarry stone block facades are marked by the patina of time. Brick and Caen stone form the quoins and the surrounds around the openings.
The residence is symmetrical. Both levels feature five openings. Double glazed doors in the central bay on the ground floor form the main entrance. It is flanked by pilasters and topped with a stone entablature. The hip slate roof features a triangular pediment, containing a window, and two skylights.
This small, brick house, at the end of the parklands, is used for storage and workshop purposes. Its hip, slate roof features two roof dormers. A door leads to two rooms illuminated via two windows.
The parklands, composed of grassy areas dotted with flower beds and tall trees, are laid out around the residence. Facing it, the lake is bordered by lawns, a small area of undergrowth as well as sweet gum, wild cherry, deodar cedar and Himalaya pine trees.
The lime tree-lined driveway is so long that the residence is not in sight. It acts as a link between the shade of the trees and the light of this refined refuge amidst the fields and meadows of the Normandy bocage countryside. As a result, the mind can wander and the pleasure of the residence finally coming into view remains intact. The landscape then elegantly reveals lawns, adorned with ball-shaped boxwood, vertical tall trees and a willow weeping by the side of the lake, whilst resembling a painting enhanced with touches of colour provided by clematis, rhododendrons and other laburnum trees.
A little over two hours from Paris, this harmonious haven of peace makes an ideal holiday home, reasonable in size, easy to maintain and with modern-day home comforts.
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