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7 bedroom house for sale

France - Near Champsecret, Orne, Lower Normandy


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CHF14521 Beautiful 7 Bedroom Country House / Manoir with Cottage and Large Garage is set in just over 3/4 of an acre of Landscaped Gardens with an above ground swimming pool and was once the home of the renowned French Artist and Caricaturist Charles Lucien Leandre. This tastefully restored property which retains all it's period charm and character offers a habitable space of 350 m² and is presented in perfect condition throughout. All rooms are of good proportion. The landscaped gardens and terraces offer superb far-reaching views. The property offers a large family home or potential to create a "Boutique" Chambre d'Hotes. The property sits on the edge of a popular village with good amenities including a school, doctor, church, post office, bakers, general store, butchers, pub, restaurant and hairdresser. The beautiful spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne with it's many cafes and restaurants, lake and casino are a 15 minute drive away and Domfront a picturesque medieval town built into the cliff is only a 10 minute drive away.

Viewing Highly Recommended         

Peaceful Location
Superb Views
Close to Shops and Restaurants
Swimming Pool 
Central Heating
ADSL Broadband

The House comprises on the Ground Floor :


Entrance Hall  - On entering the property via the double front doors, you are greeted by a large, bright entrance hall featuring a beautiful staircase winding its way to the upper floors.

Sitting Room (7.5m x 3.9m)  Double aspect with original carved wooden fireplace with wood burner. French doors open out onto a terraced area with central fountain and countryside views.

Dining Room  (7.7m x 3.95m) Via large double glazed doors , bright double aspect room with a carved wooden fireplace.

Kitchen  (6.25m x 5.35m) Very large, modern and bright kitchen  featuring extensive wall and base units, central island, breakfast bar and wine storage area. This room also benefits from dual aspect with views to the rear garden, countryside and picturesque terraces and fountain. Fitted log burner in addition to the oil central heating.

Utility Room (4m x 2.75m)  Leading from the kitchen there is a good sized bright utility room  with storage units, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and windows overlooking the gardens and a second staircase leading upstairs.

Study (3.66m x 2.75m) with a window overlooking the gardens.

Cloakroom With w.c. and modern bowl sink.

First Floor :

Mezzanine On reaching the first floor you are immediately greeted by the very impressive mezzanine sitting area.  

Bedroom 1  (4.47m x 3.85m) A bright spacious room with a beautiful tower area with pretty stain glass windows and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes .

Bedroom 2 (4.17m x 3.35m) A bright spacious room with working marble fireplace and fitted wardrobe. 

Bedroom 3 (3.35m x  2.52m) A bright bedroom in perfect decorative order, with a fitted wardrobe and window with beautiful uninterrupted views .

Family Bathroom  - light and spacious with twin sinks, hydro massage shower and corner jacuzzi bath (all recently fitted). 

Master Bedroom Suite (7m x 5.10m) Originally Charles Leandre’s artist Studio, this light and airy room is in perfect decorative order  with a high beamed ceiling and floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes with balcony overlooking the gardens and far-reaching views over the countryside. The en-suite bathroom consists of twin sinks, hydro massage shower and w.c. (all recently fitted).

Bedroom 5 with En Suite (4.47m x 3.85m)A light airy room in perfect decorative order with windows overlooking the side garden and a working marble fire place. The en suite leading off the bedroom is in a tower and features a beautiful vintage pedestal sink, shower and w.c.

Second Floor : 

Bedroom 6 with En suite (5.95m x 6.17m) A large bedroom with newly fitted Velux windows and in perfect decorative order with a large en suite bathroom with bath, w.c. and twin glass bowl sinks (all recently fitted).

Bedroom 7 (4.4m x  3.38m)A light room in perfect decorative order, with views over the gardens.

Cellar  with central heating boiler, fuel storage, large hot water tank and general storage area.a  

EXTERIOR The house sits in a landscaped gardens of just over 3/4 of an acre, consisting of numerous terrace, decked areas and water features.

To the front of the property there is a large sun deck with integrated summerhouse and splash pool, which overlooks a 2 tier garden pond with waterfall and a large lawn garden and beautiful views. Within the terraced area at the rear and side of the property there is a large terraced area with multiple seating areas, a fountain and raised flower borders. The terraces overlook a second pond with waterfall and stunning views.

Also to the rear of the property there is the "Cottage"  (which originally housed a horse and the stable boy), currently divided into four separate rooms which at present are used as a gym, games room and two store rooms. This area is of a good standard and could easily be converted to a guest Cottage / Gite with the appropriate permissions.

The property also has a Large Garage suitable for four vehicles. In addition to this, there is ample parking space on a large gravel drive.


The property benefits from double glazed windows throughout and a newly installed SPANC approved fosse toutes eaux drainage system (2015).

Agency Fees Included


This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Caen (Carpiquet) (INTERNATIONAL), 39 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 66.4 miles
  • Le Havre (Octeville) (INTERNATIONAL), 69.9 miles
  • Dinard (Pleurtuit) (INTERNATIONAL), 70.3 miles
  • Cherbourg (Maupertus) (INTERNATIONAL), 83.1 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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