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Built in 1675 Normandy Manoir 10117 is flanked by an exquisite Italianate 17th century stable block and on the other side by an important chapel designed by Mansart, architect to the court of Versailles.
The historic residence is at once imposing and intimate.
The entrance hall still has the original stone floor and walls and runs the length of the building. It hosts fine antique chairs and armoires crafted in local style. At the other end of the hall you can enter the Manoir´s private walled garden.
The Manoir has been extensively renovated in recent years and is now divided into three luxurious, self-contained apartments.. The apartments are exquisitely furnished and equipped with every contemporary convenience. They feature both family antiques and ultra-modern plumbing and heating, with a choice of bath and shower facilities - truly the best of both worlds. Fresh bed linen and bath towels are supplied on request.
In addition each of the three apartments has its own private outdoor space with luxuriously appointed garden furniture for dining al fresco. There is also a communal lawn for croquet and picnics.
On the First Floor is the main apartment with an up to date kitchen and the children's bathroom. A large dining / drawing room which is painted a delicate shade of antique rose and can easily accommodate ten for dinner. There are two master bedrooms with their own en suite bathrooms and in between the two is a twin bedded room. All the bedrooms are decorated in either toile de jouy or antique chintz. Large private terrace with a outdoor dining table in the garden. It commands delightful views across the Norman countryside.
On the ground floor there is an apartment with a main salon painted in resplendent empire yellow. The modern, galley kitchen gives access to the gardens and private terrace. The bedroom is painted in celadon green. The bathroom is accessible from the bedroom and the salon, making it possible for two additional guests to sleep in the salon on comfortable single beds.
On the other side of the Ground Floor there is another apartment with a bedroom/drawing room with it's fireplace painted cornflower blue with matching Toile de Jouy - the printed fabric depicting landscapes and figures for which the eighteenth-century factory of Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles, was famous. There is also a spacious dining room/kitchen area featuring an imposing, original stone fireplace. There is a large all white bathroom with bath, shower, large basin and WC. A private terrace off the kitchen looks out over the large garden.
The Manoir offers private self catering or you can actually have access to the dining areas and lounge areas of the nearby Boutique Hotel.
The Manoir is situated in the heart of Normandy in La Manche and is an ideal holiday home from where to visit the tourist sites of Normandy or just to relax in the magnificent drawing room. Incorporating the elegance of a bygone era and is an ideal venue for a romantic getaway in Normandy, a birthday celebration, wedding anniversary or a think-tank venue for corporate meetings. Golf holidays in Normandy are becoming increasingly popular and there are parkland and true lynx courses in the Cotentin peninsula region of Normandy.
Situated on a private island the Manoir shares it’s estate witha 6 bedrom boutique hotel style Chateau. Situated in the centre of the Normandy peninsula in, the heart of lower Normandy. Within easy driving distance of Bayeux, Mont Saint-Michel and the D-Day landing beaches.
The best way to travel to the Manoir, depends on where you are coming from. From England there are excellent ferry connections. Between Paris and Cherbourg fast trains are running that stop at Carentan, 10 km from the castle. And from the motorway it is easy accessible.
Airports: Caen - 95 km. Cherbourg - 50 km. Paris - 300 km
Ferry ports: Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre
Rail: Carentan - 10 km (on the line Paris Gare St-Lazare - Cherbourg)