LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading global marketplace Concierge Auctions is to sell Haras de
L’Ermitage, one of the most prestigious rural estates in the region of
Normandy known as the “Golden Triangle,” an area renowned for its race
horse breeding and booming tourist industry. With 275 acres (111
hectares) of land, 46 loose boxes, stables, indoor arenas and additional
farm buildings, the estate is ideal for equestrian use or for
development into a country hotel or resort. Initially listed at €15
million, the property will sell without reserve to the highest bidder on
10 May. Bidding will open on 7 May.
The estate incorporates a total of 38,050 square feet (3,535 square
metres) of existing buildings, including a main house, built in the
1980s to the traditional French manor house style, with 11 bedrooms and
numerous reception rooms, one of which is an impressive geometric wood
panelled dining room. Additional to the equestrian facilities is a
farmhouse cottage, helipad, event hall, gymnasium and sauna, swimming
pool with pool house, two tennis courts, formal gardens, sculptures and
four artificial lakes. The grounds have previously been used as a nine
hole golf course and the landscaping is still in place, allowing for
this use to be easily reinstated.
Haras de L’Ermitage is situated just outside the village of
Aunou-le-Faucon, a 15-minute drive from the idyllic town of Argentan,
which offers a number of restaurants and shops. The estate borders
National Forest, Forêt de Petite Gouffern, offering opportunities for
walking, camping, hunting, cycling and hacking. Paris is three hours by
road and Caen’s Carpiquet Airport, which offers connecting flights
throughout France and to London, can be reached in one hour by road.
Paulina Kimbel, Vice President of Business Development at Concierge
Auctions, comments: “It is very unusual for Normandy estates of this
size to be brought to the open market. This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity for buyers to be able to name their price for a development
opportunity of an impressive 275 acres. The estate has huge potential
for commercial use, either as a country hotel, golf resort or equestrian
Visit the property here.
The property is open for viewing from 1-4pm CET daily or by appointment.