22/07/2019Barnes
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In Normandy, a property open to History

With the castle of Boutemont, a piece of France's grand history is offered for sale.

Its origins go back to the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in the eleventh century! The archives of the Pays d'Auge retrace with minutia what the fate of this extraordinary property was through the various families who owned it.

The current castle dates from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and mixes, in an astonishing harmony, fortified elements and amenities. Forming part of the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments (ISMH), it is famous for its postern with a polychrome tile roof, drawbridge and four corner towers surrounded by dry ditches. Pays d'Auge insists it is distinguished by its half-timberings, many times reproduced in the books of Norman architecture.

With a living area of approximately 1,200 sqm, the castle of Boutemont, which has been restored with great respect for the nobility of its materials, includes extraordinary reception rooms and fifteen rooms. Not to mention several outbuildings, including a chapel, a greenhouse, an orangery and a caretaker's house.

As for its park, ranked as a 'Remarkable Garden,' it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of Normandy. In the classic French style, remarkable for its boxwood, an Italian Renaissance garden has also recently been added, consisting of blue cedar, purple beech and lime trees.

Does this property interest you? Contact the real estate agent of this prestigious house!