Luxury Boutique Hotel/Home for sale, Normandy, France
This beautiful property was built in 1987 on the site of an old cider orchard as the home for the local doctor and his family. The ‘cabinet’ or doctor’s surgery was to the front of the house which has now been converted to the owner’s apartment.
Luxury 5 beautifully designed en suite bedrooms all with built in wardrobes (one of which is on the ground floor) accessed by a stunning marble sweeping staircase, the first-floor landing area has a relaxing seating area and library.
Spiral oak staircase leads to the large insulated and boarded attic which could easily be converted to further accommodation or cinema room.
The ground floor is accessed from typical French glazed and wrought iron double doors leading into a foyer with staircase to first floor, a corridor leading to downstairs cloak room/ kitchen and owner’s apartment. double doors lead into a fabulous lounge area with lemon silk clad walls, a grand stone fireplace fitted with a large wood burner.
From the lounge are 3 sets of double French doors leading to the terrace and garden and two steps leading up to the dining area where the walls are also covered in blue silk. door leading to small foyer with doors off to: kitchen, basement, back stairs to first floor, door to electrical switch gear and further door leading to the owners apartment. The floor throughout the ground floor is a local stone and was cut on the premises when the house was built in 1987.
The owner’s apartment has a lounge, a dining room/office area, one bedroom, shower room/wc and a small foyer with door to side of property.
The basement of the property houses a single garage with a double wood store, leading into a large area which can easily take 3 cars, the main garage has an inspection pit built into the ground.
Doors leading off to a cellar, a workshop and laundry/boiler room. the main garage also houses 3 large hot water tanks. electric roller doors to main garage, manual doors to smaller area.
The current owners of the property bought the house in 2016 when the doctor retired and have completely redesigned the first floor and part of the ground floor to create a beautiful chambres d’hotes, and has since achieved registration as the only 5 star chambres d’hotes in Normandy.
The property is entered by electric gates and the entire parc is surrounded by high trees at the boundary. there is a large car park which has tarmac and gravel and can accommodate 10+ cars.
At the far end of the car park is an open barn currently used for storage of garden tools etc, it has water and electricity points. to the side of the barn is a tarmac slope leading to the garden which is beautifully designed with trees and shrubs of pinks, purples and yellows when in flower. At the rear of the garden is an avenue of trees where the current owners hold special events and marriage services. this parcel of land is also possible to construct another property or annex (verbal permission has already been sought from the mayor). in the main garden, in front of the terrace, is a heated swimming pool (aprox 17mt x 4mt) with a dome cover, the heater unit was installed in 2019 and is very efficient, heating the water at night and the heat is contained by the dome cover.
About the area
Normandy has many charms, from the beautiful countryside and the lovely local architecture to the historic highlights such as Mont Saint Michel and Chateau Gaillard, and the attractive cliffs and beaches along the coast. important sights such as the Normandy Landing beaches and the Bayeux tapestry are also very popular and Normandy is truly a region with something for everyone.
The Normandy region is on the coast of north-west France, with the English Channel to the north and Brittany to the west.
Normandy is made up of two official regions and five French departments: Lower Normandy (containing the Calvados, Manche and Orne departments) and Upper Normandy (with the Eure and Seine-Maritime departments).