Happy Tuesday, Escapists! A whole French castle for less than $500K USD? Yes! The Manoir de Sausserie, a 15th-16th century castle in Normandy, France seeks quality buyer!
Why live in a boring old new build home when you could live in this stunning piece of history! The property comes with the original castelet (with MOAT) and an additional three-bedroom house for comfortable countryside living!
The Sausserie manor: This stately site, whose origins go back to Robert le Saucier, vassal of Eleanor of Aquitaine, has known several lives since 1195, belonging to a single family. It constitutes the first residence of the Sauciers and marks the beginning of the constitution of the seigniorial domain in the middle of the marshes. There are successive periods of prosperity and doubt. With the end of the Hundred Years War, the descendants began the construction of a tower-porch, for defensive purposes, surrounded by a moat, then a mansion in the interior courtyard. The gatehouse is a veritable small fortress and certainly contained the original principal residence. Around 1860, the manor was destroyed, the buildings surrounding it collapsed, the ditches were filled. A new house is built on the ruins of the manor. Only the châtelet remains.
The manor is asleep, under its chestnut essences. Its elegance and beauty strike at first sight and arouse the need to protect it. This is to forget that it remains the only building still standing in this lordship which dates back to the Middle Ages. Certainly because of its robustness, perhaps also the curiosity aroused by its round or square shapes, the stiffness of its chimneys and their crowning, and again the aerial grace of its hull and dome roofs, it will have crossed the ages . It is archaic, original: it is rare. A rescue is essential for the admiration of all. Not far from the manor, a second house, a barn and ruined farm buildings on 1.4 ha of land form a second lot. A third batch of land with an area of approximately 37.5 ha surrounding the manor is also available for sale. The land is leased in the form of a 25-year quarry lease ending in late 2028.