6 bedroom country house for sale
France - Tinchebray, Orne, Normandy
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- Former member of parliaments property
- Unique country residence
- Gardeners Cottage
- Professional Kitchen
- Cellar guarded by prison gate
- Fantastic Medieval Door
- Former public gardens
- Box hedge maze, rose garden, wild garden, 1000 m² vegetable plot
The property with its professional kitchen has in more recent years has played host to many famous French politicians.
This is a fabulous property set in over a hectare of land, which include divided gardens with over 500 roses reminiscent of an English country garden. In front of the house there is a lawned area just before the impressive box-hedge maze. There is a sunken garden with pond, wild garden, orchard and 1000 m² vegetable patch.
A field surrounds the stables on three sides enclosed by "post and rail" fencing and electric tape.
The property is approached by a sweeping driveway with parking area at the end. Gated access to the property followed by a graveled path to access the main house or down the side of the field to access the Gite.
As you approach the main house bordered by plants on either side you arrive at a paved area, a gazebo protects the kitchen entrance and provides dry-storage for wood.
Entering the house via the kitchen 1 of 5 entrances to the main house you enter a stunning black and white tiled kitchen of 60 m² with "La Cornue" central cooking station, boiler room and larder are next to the kitchen. The kitchen has air conditioning and seamless worktops into which are 2 double sinks and hole for the disguised waste bin. At the side of the kitchen is a large utility room/back kitchen of which there are 2 entrances one to the rear next to the kitchen and one to the front of the property via a very impressive medieval "portcullis" door with metal studs and a large metal key reminiscent of the key to the castle
A deep, floor to ceiling cupboard is built-in, for the storage of pots and utensils. A swing door opens into a brick tiled corridor/cloakroom with large cupboard for cleaning equipment and access to a WC with hand basin. An archway at either end of the corridor leads to a dining room with large granite fireplace. There is access to the side of the property from the cloakroom or to the patio at the rear from the dining room. From the dining room there is an archway to one side of the fireplace which leads to the lounge/library again with granite fireplace, a double set of French doors lead out onto the patio. Exposed stone and beams are evident throughout. Stairs lead to a bedroom with fireplace and dressing room with steps up to another bedroom/dressing room. Turning to the left is an enormous bedroom suite, of 70 m²with its own spacious and fabulous bathroom with discreetly positioned WC, bath with shower, handbasin and window overlooking the garden an eclectic mix of classical and modern
The Gite is a magnificent structure which mirrors externally the stables. A large 3 bed property recently decorated to a high standard, each bedroom has its own bathroom all large rooms with character and quality fittings.
The gardener's cottage is structurally sound previously used as an office with 2 rooms downstairs each with fireplace, upstairs is one large room office/bedroom and a WC with handbasin, some renovation is necessary to make it habitable ie Kitchen and bathroom but would make a lovely Gîte with its own garden . The stables are housed in a building that mirrors the Gite and therefore have the potential to create further accommodation whilst still maintaining the stables.
Each building on the property has its own garden
The cellar is a separate building which is accessed by stone steps from the gazebo which is used for summer dining and BBQ area, the cellar itself is a large and professional cellar with wooden door leading to the iron prison gate.
This sort of property does not come on the market very often and represents a piece of history and a memory of a bygone era which merits preserving.
- Caen (Carpiquet) (INTERNATIONAL), 31 miles
- Dinard (Pleurtuit) (INTERNATIONAL), 62.6 miles
- Le Havre (Octeville) (INTERNATIONAL), 65 miles
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 66.4 miles
- Cherbourg (Maupertus) (INTERNATIONAL), 69.6 miles
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