Castle for sale


12 bedrooms 1100 square meters

Immoweb code : 8505549
Immoweb code : 8505549


12 bedrooms
1100 square meters livable space
1458614 square meters of land


Fifteen minutes south of Cherbourg, an IMH listed castle, st

North of the Cotentin peninsula, in an unspoilt natural environment and less than fifteen minutes from the sea and the beaches. Paris is just three hours away by car or by train. Cherbourg and its shops, its harbour and ferries for England is a quarter of an hour away. A long avenue crossing the north of the park leads to the castle. The oldest part of the castle dates back to 1580. It was transformed in the mid-19th century into a neo-gothic castle by the English architect, William Henry White (one of the architects who built Chateau de Bizy). Damaged by bombs in 1944, it was restored by the current owner. Somewhat away from the castle are the buildings of a model farm (one of the most modern and significant in France in the 1820s). It was a farm school in the mid-19th century and its 16 different outbuildings are now currently houses. The property includes a stud farm dating back to 1867 with all the specific fixtures, built of grey shale and red brick alternating with ashlar blocks and covered by a slate roof just like the stalls and castle service quarters. "Sancy", one of the most famous horses here and winner of numerous prizes in France and abroad is buried in the English landscape park created at the beginning of 19th century when it was transformed from a French style garden. Nothing is missing: large windy paths, clusters of trees, several ponds, one of which has water lilies, an island and a river, an arboretum of more than two hundred species, mainly exotic conifers and final

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