Large fortified manor house in rural Normandy - NM005634

2km from Saint-Patrice-de-Claids, Manche, Normandy Reference: NM005634 Advertiser since: 26 September 2000
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Manoir de la Guerrie Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3 Baby's cot and double sofa bed (2)

About this property

15th C. Fortified Manor House In Norman Countryside. This chateau is in a rural setting.

A fortified manor house full of period features - including monumental fireplaces, spiral staircase in tower, entrance gateway, gun loops and mediaeval stonework.
The manor is surrounded by a large garden and in quiet countryside. The house is spacious and furnished with a tasteful mixture of antique and classic modern furniture.

You enter through a reception room/entrance hall with a large stone fireplace and wood burning stove. There is an antique chaise longue which can be used as an extra child's bed. On one side a lobby, separate wc and handbasin leading to the downstairs bed room. On the other side the living room leading to the kitchen.
The first floor is approached by a stone spiral staircase from the living room.

Type

Chateau

Kitchen and dining

A modern large, bright kitchen equipped with electric oven and hobs, stainless double sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. There is generous storage and a small dining table and seating for three.
In the living room a large dining table with seating for eight.

Living rooms

A large living room with monumental working fireplace, large armoire, three sofas and a chaise langue. There is a beamed ceiling and windows on two sides.
Dining table with seating for eight.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1: on the ground floor and suitable for someone with limited mobility. Double bed (140cm), wardrobe, dressing table double handbasin and shower.
Bedroom 2: Two children's single beds (80 cm), sofas bed, antique wardrobe and tv.
Bedroom 3: Two large single antique beds (120cm), wardrobe, and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 4: An antique double bed (140cm), wardrobe, chest of drawers monumental stone fireplace. Bathroom 2 adjoining.

Bathrooms

1: Separate wc with handbasin off the downstairs lobby. Shower and twin hand basins in the bedroom.
2: En suite with bedroom 3. Handbasin, wc, bath with shower.
3: Adjoining bedroom 4. with handbasin, wc bath with shower

Heating

Wood burning stove in entrance hall, wood burning fireplace in living room, electric panel radiators in the bedrooms and electric heated towel rails in the bathrooms.

Entertainment

Large selection of books, games, tv, table tennis, croquet and boules.

Garden and outside

Large garden, with garden furniture and barbecue in barn.

Parking and garages

Double garage and generous parking area.

Visitor suitability

Downstairs bedroom and bathroom facilities suitable for a person with limited mobility.
The staircase is possibly not suitable for more elderly guests.

Facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Cle des Temps, Coutances
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Riviere de Claids.
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Marchesieux
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecurie de Leseigneur, Route Mare, Bolleville,
Distance: 10 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Foret de St Patrice

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Richard Senior

Richard and Sylvia Senior are a retired interior designer and teacher respectively.

Year property purchased 1990
Why this location? The quality of the architecture and beauty of the countryside.
Unique benefits of property Calm, space and sense of history.

The Owner Recommends

Worth seeing.

Beaches are quite close at Pirou and St Germain- approx 20 km. Brocantes in several locations nearby, markets every day of the week nearby, the closest at Periers (6 km) on a saturday. Footpaths on the doorstep and quiet lanes for cycling. A large number of historic sites ( including the invasion beaches) within easy reach.