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Manor homes: a country seat for fans of weathered stone

Manor homes: a country seat for fans of weathered stone

An elegant home-away-from-home in the countryside, manor houses have become popular among buyers with an eye for weathered stone. Now is the perfect time to turn to this safe investment.

Manor homes: a country seat for fans of weathered stone

Summary

Whatever you do, don’t confuse a manor with a château! Manors are smaller and primarily located in the countryside, just outside of a village. This style of non-fortified home has been a charming feature of the country’s luxury real estate heritage since the 15th century. The many discreet manors for sale in France are designed to cater to their residents, who can rightly consider themselves lords and ladies of their own slice of heaven.

17th century manor in Vouvray (37210)

Renowned for its wines, which have been granted protected destination of origin status, this village in the Loire Valley, located 15 minutes outside of Tours, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Its exceptional homes are used as both primary and secondary residences.

A conversion into a B&B is possible

This particular manor overlooks a 1.3-hectare landscape garden complete with a pool and caretaker’s home. The 540 m² building includes a collection of sitting rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, eight bedrooms with bathrooms, an office, and an attic.  It even sports an underground room outfitted with its very own bread oven.

Manor built in 1913 in Villerville (14113)

Built in 1913 by King Alfonso XIII of Spain, this historical, half-timbered home is located five minutes away from the beaches and polo fields of Deauville. Set in the heart of Normandy’s wooded countryside, the main attraction of the village of Villerville even features a panoramic view of the English Channel.

A majestic site overlooking the sea

Located on an eight-hectare plot, the manor boasts 50 rooms, several spectacular reception halls, seven bedrooms with balconies, seven bathrooms, and outbuildings that have been converted into apartments. If you think the region needs a new luxury hotel, this manor is for you.

18th century manor in Montfort-l'Amaury (78420)

Located 55 kilometres from Paris on the edge of Rambouillet forest and not far from a golf course, the village of Montfort-l’Amaury is a favourite destination for celebrities visiting Yvelines that will make you want to invest in one of the manors for sale in Île-de-France.

An enclosed plot planted with trees

Renovated in the 19th century and covered with traditional slate, this manor offers 450 m² of living space on a 2 000 m² plot. Its three floors boast three beautiful reception halls, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and one two-car garage. This cosy home also gets all the natural light you could hope for.

A manor just outside of Angers (49000)

The Anjou countryside, located in an area known for its wonderfully temperate climate, were often visited by royalty, are home to a rich cultural heritage, and feature an economic environment that can support the rising luxury real estate industry. You’ll find a number of manors for sale in Maine-et-Loire.

In the countryside of Maine-et-Loire 

Located near Angers, this manor features 380 m² of living space on a 5.62-hectare plot. It includes three formal halls, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a four-car parking lot. Horse lovers will delight in the three-stall barn and pasture.

Listed manor in Trouville-la-Haule (27680)

Set within the Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Natural Park, this town in the French department of Eure is spared the usual flood of tourists. Its prestigious real estate offering includes a number of manors located just 150 kilometres from Paris.

The proximity of Deauville and Honfleur

A driveway leads to the entrance through a two-hectare plot of green lawn set off by a pool. The manor is made up of two buildings, featuring 600 m² and 400 m² of living space, respectively, and offers two living rooms, nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two barns, and three garages. The entire complex is also a listed historical monument.

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