Vire, France

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Added to OHD on 5/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   40 Comments
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Vire, France

  • $214,677
    185,500 €
  • 7 Bed
  • 9 Bath
  • 5349 Sq Ft
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Rare opportunity to purchase this stone mansion (Listed Building) dating back to 1583 ( Louis XIV). Situated close to the thriving market town of Vire this intriguing house would make a stunning large family home or business venture with separate owner's accommodation.

The main floor is divided into two areas. One area is currently used as a private two bedroom apartment with spacious lounge, large kitchen/diner, office and bathroom.

The original section of the house has an impressive entrance hall leading to a large kitchen with store room, morning room, dining room and drawing room which are all light and spacious with ceiling roses, cornice and mouldings and parquet flooring.

The second floor has five en-suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms and a large attic area which could easily be converted to living, office or meeting space.

The basement level accessed by arched coach doors at one end and garage doors at the other could be used as one continuous space or easily divided to provide meeting, conferencing or retail units.

The property faces onto land of just over one acre of garden and is approached via a private driveway. Ample parking.
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Ken Roberts, Agence Newton
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40 Comments on Vire, France

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  1. Jennifer says: 78 comments

    What the what???? OMG!!!! I. Want. This.

  2. ddbacker says: 508 comments

    Think about this: I bet the expense of replicating these rooms in my terrible split-level (that would be funny, wouldn’t it?) would be nearly the cost of this entire mansion. I don’t think they date from 1583, but I bet they are 18th C. Unless there is something horribly wrong with it, like a new roof maybe, this would be a good deal at half its size.

  3. Laine Berry says: 5 comments

    Kelly you are killing me!!! In a GREAT way!

  4. Shelli says: 2 comments

    I love this! Thanks for posting!

  5. MimiMimi says: 195 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Familiar w the town of Vire— the original ceiling roses, parquet floors & sumptuous other features are a delight! This is such a lovely listing w wonderful possibilities!

  6. CindyCindy says: 270 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    What a beautiful house!

  7. tim hildebrandt says: 100 comments

    very cool, with a strong running creek in back?

  8. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1115 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    This can’t possibly be the actual price? I mean, yes, it need a great deal of work, but… really? What fun this would be!

  9. Tiff says: 5 comments

    Why would this be so inexpensive? It’s really beautiful and the creek behind it? Oh my!

  10. Anne Hamilton says: 204 comments

    OH ,,,YUM!

  11. gbellousgbellous says: 35 comments

    Holy Cow, I’m moving to France. This is incredibly beautiful. I love it.

  12. Margaret Chrisawn says: 24 comments

    Oh, dear. I think the build date of 1583 is off by about a century for two reasons. First, Louis XIV wasn’t even born until 1638, and began his reign as a minor in 1643. Second, the style of the interior decoration is definitely late 17th century, and not late 16th.

  13. Kfidei says: 334 comments

    Amazing. I am wracking my brain trying to figure out what I could do with all that space. Kelly, you’re making it really hard for me to decide whether I want France, Italy, Spain… so many dreams!

  14. Elaine Howell says: 13 comments


  15. Laura Thornton says: 69 comments

    Surprising price for a beautiful villa. Thanks, Kelly, for sharing these luscious properties!

  16. Karen Abadie says: 105 comments

    Kelly, I’m really enjoying all these European homes. Thank you so much for posting!

  17. Jane Maxwell says: 35 comments

    I could live here. Nice sofa in the basement..

  18. Jennifer HTJennifer HT says: 774 comments
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    Anthem, AZ

    WHAT THE HECK! That price can’t be real! The details are stunning!

  19. Elaine says: 95 comments

    Is that a ball room? I was just stunned looking at that for probably 5 minutes. It is breathtaking. I can’t even imagine SEEING a real room like that, let alone owning a house with this room inside. If this was my house, I would not LEAVE this room except to go to the closest of the 9 bathrooms! The whole place is fantastic, but that room is a total showstopper! I am still just in awe!

  20. Christopher Weakley says: 7 comments

    Interesting. This property is listed on a local (French) real estate site for €267,000 (a little over $300,000). There are additional photos taken when it was lived in, but who knows how long ago.

  21. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    Wow, such a square footage with so many bathrooms is very unusual for France (usually 1 bathroom for 3 bedrooms). And for that low price! Lots of work, but beautiful elaborate bourgeois interior!

    Apparently prices are quite low in this town & area:

  22. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    OK, so I found in which village this property is: Villedieu-les-poêles (thanks to this website, 2nd listing: I’m really scratching my head about its location. I think that on the first pic there are buildings in the background. And it has an urban feel, it looks like a townhouse, not like a countryside detached house look, so it would suggest it’s quite in the center of the town. But on the other hand there’s this wild stream running nearby and an acre of land… I have plenty of time to kill at work because of low activity, so i’ll keep wandering in Villedieu today for my sleuth job 😀

  23. akd1953 says: 197 comments

    Wow, I don’t speak French but I want to move here!

  24. Billie says: 1 comments

    I can see Miss-Apple 37 lives in France and she would know, I recently moved to Paris and I see a number of comments regarding the price of this place. There are so many properties for sale in the countryside in France and some much lower in price than this one. Many needing renovation or not just depending upon location. It is, to me, evident that the current owner started renovating and did a lovely job on what they did. It will take a bit of time and money should someone continue but would make a lovely home. Perhaps they had plans to make it into a commercial venture as many people do. There are a lot of wedding venues such as this. Anyway the king of France during this period was Henri III but most people are familiar with all the Louis’s so maybe that is why XIV is mentioned, not being that familiar. I personally see more than 18th century – there is provincial and possibly Louis XIV chair. All in all it’s a lovely place and there are many more like it out there.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      Hi Billie! I hope you’re enjoying Paris! Welcome in France!

      Regarding the price, just like in the USA, it varies a lot from an area to another. The listing prices are not always accurate as they are what the seller wants to get, but it is often negotiated (lower, never higher, not legal), and if i want to list my house for 500,000€ whereas it’s only worth 150,000€, i can. But of course it does not reflect the price of the local market and obviously won’t sell. When i was working in a real estate agency 10 years ago (oh my…), a man listed his house for 300,000€. My colleague (agent) told him this was unrealistic seeing the amount of works needed. She was right and ended selling it for 180,000€. The guy had to come to a reason that he wasn’t selling a treasure.

      Now regarding architecture, in France it’s mostly vernacular, using the local stone or bricks or timber-frame, structures styles varying according to the era and place where they were built. Now if the interior is bourgeois (like in this listing), it can follow architecture and decor principles that are more widespread among the well-to-do, being less rustic (exposed beams, clay tiles floors…). Whereas the main structure may be older, the interior here is def. not 16th C. The outside also have a lot of windows, so i’d say the way it looks today is more recent. Of course stone buildings are difficult to remodel unlike wooden structures like in the USA, but it might be possible, who knows! At that time (16th C.), the renaissance was just starting and decors were more medieval. No flourishes everywhere like in this house. The castle in my town of Langeais was built in 1465 at the turn of middle-ages and renaissance, the public façade (medieval) and the private one (courtyard – early renaissance) are very different.

      I don’t have enough knowledge to recognize which interior style is which in France, so i won’t guess a date on this one. Sorry! 😉

  25. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11851 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Looking at the agents website, there’s a detail section that actually says the build date is 1650 and renovation date 2010. I’ll take off the date on the title. I don’t know enough about French architecture but glad many here do!

  26. Rebecca says: 34 comments

    Oh my, takes my breath away! What a fantastic place! This is super lovely. I can see it being so many things and a live-in business. Just wow. Thanks for sharing this!

  27. mitchell cantor says: 6 comments

    The basic structure is not Louis XIV, it is Henri III, who was king until 1589! (I was a French literature and civilization major in college and grad school). But the interiors are pure Louis XV. I LOVE it and I WANT it. Louis XV is my favorite style, and properly restored and furnished this house could be a mini-Versailles.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      I’m French and I don’t even know the Kings names and dates by heart *shame*
      I only know the end date of Louis XVI is 1789, the French revolution.

  28. AbMellyAbMelly says: 44 comments
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    1920 Craftsman

    Having gone to Caen 3 years ago, I’m a little too excited about this property! Such a beautiful area of France and the price is amazing. Time to pack up the dogs and the husband!

  29. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 98 comments

    This is just beautiful!

  30. Karenz says: 1204 comments

    The price is so low I have to wonder if there is running water, lol! Beautiful place!

  31. Narelle Lindner says: 28 comments

    Yes, I would buy it instantly, but am I allowed to just move to France???!!! I don’t think so. It was hard enough moving to America from Australia. It took years and thousands of dollars in fees. I think it would be very hard to migrate to France. Does anyone know?

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1174 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      There are plenty of expats from abroad in France, so it must be feasible. Just brace yourself before facing the french administration and bureaucracy because the cliché is real.

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