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The Mansion house is located in the beautiful historic quarter of Alencon on the site of an older property which you can see traces of in the cellars, oldest wing of the property dates back to C15th and the façade and majority of the property are C18th. This property is a historic treasure – the current entrance gate to the property is in part the old Medieval portcullis gate entrance to the medieval city , a spectacular curved tower with arrow loop. Set up high within the old medieval ramparts the property dominates the town overlooking the rooftops and communal gardens to the forest beyond. Centrally located in town yet remarkably peaceful location due to the large gardens surrounding the property , walled and river boundaries and the preservation of this ancient quarter which includes the neighboring magnificent Castle of Alencon. There are views from the house and gardens to this magnificent castle (which appears huge today but is in fact just 10% of the original castle).
The current owners have successfully brought this historic gem back to life enhancing the original features such as the superb wood paneling and original floor tiles, unique staircase, ornate plaster ceilings, original wood floors and at the same time have created a very efficient and comfortable environment. A beautiful and comfortable private home which could also be adapted to a luxury guest house business with outbuildings ripe to convert.
Accommodation : Ground floor reach by the stone staircase: Entrance hall opening into the inner large entrance hall with superb original staircase and original tiled floor, Salon with parquet wood flooring and marble fireplace, leading to a music room with corner fireplace, dining room with marble fireplace, kitchen, wc. First floor: beautiful landing area leading to Master suite of bedroom, bathroom with large shower and large dressing room, three further bedrooms, family bathroom., wc. Second floor: Ironing/laundry room , tv/cinema room, 3 bedrooms and large space for childrens games etc. Ideal separate apartment or owners accommodation if running a business or workspace if needing home office.
Lower ground floor – access internally and externally, large boiler room , workshop/artists studio , wine cellar, and storage rooms.
Heating by town gas; Mains drainage.
There are two entrances to the property , both gated and the property and gardens walled with a river to the boundary. The outbuildings include a double garage with apartment above – to renovate (if required). Beautiful orangery, fully renovated reading room by the river, gatehouse apartment to renovate (if required).
Charming mature gardens with areas of lawn, seating areas, herb and vegetable garden and flower beds, very pretty and open space with access to the boundary river.
Alencon is a historic town 2 hrs Paris and 1 ½ hrs Normandy beaches.
HONOURED BY UNESCO, AS WELL AS BY A MUSEUM IN TOWN, ALENÇON IS PARTICULARLY PROUD OF ITS UNIQUE LACE-MAKING TRADITIONS… AS IT IS OF ITS MANY EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN. THE TOWN HAS ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS TOO AS ONE-TIME CAPITAL OF A LITTLE DUCHY AND AS HISTORIC CAPITAL OF THE SOUTHERN NORMAN DÉPARTEMENT OF ORNE.