Renaissance château on 10 ha of woodland between Caen and the sea
TypeCastle / Palace
For sale / For rentFor sale
Renaissance château of around 1000 m² on 10 hectares of leafy grounds crossed by a stream. Built in the 14th century and remodelled in the 17th century, it has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1913. Part of it still needs to be renovated and fitted out. Located on the edge of the village, its land backs onto the grounds of two other castles. 1/ Its central living space is arranged around a large stone staircase, giving access to two ceremonial rooms. On the ground floor: a dining room with colonnades backing onto a covered south-east facing terrace. On the 1st floor: the former bedroom of the Marquise de Croismare, now a music room, with a coffered ceiling from the 17th century representing the 9 muses with Apollo. This room is adorned with a remarkable fireplace and herringbone parquet flooring. The staircase then opens onto the living floor, renovated and equipped with central heating. It includes a beautiful panelled living room with fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen, a small living room (former chapel with a domed ceiling 8 m high), 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.The large entrance allows access to a very ornate Renaissance staircase, a magnificent 14th century vaulted cellar and a large Renaissance kitchen (in need of restoration). 2/ At right-angles to the main body of the castle, you will find a modern apartment of 90 m² with beautiful open beams. It has just been fitted out on the 1st floor of the 19th century outbuildings. The ground floor has a summer lounge and a large reception room with exposed stone walls of around 140 m². Behind it, there is a duplex apartment (in need of restoration) and a large attic. 3/ Behind a closed courtyard presents, there are several utility buildings. 4/ In the South-East wing of the main body of the castle, there are independent sleeping quarters spread over three levels. 5/ The North-East wing of the castle is spread over four levels and is yet to be developed.