A new way of life
Located at the heart of Ouville village in the Manche département in Normandy, the eighteenth-century property comprises a mansion house and stone outbuildings. The buildings are set in a wooded estate featuring a majestic 200-year-old lime tree, fruit trees and many other species.
The estate has been renovated with an eye to the setting, history, regional traditions and resources. We have preserved existing features using quality materials produced by local craft workers.
The interior and outside of the building, which is made from local Ouville stone, have regained their original charm and character through the knowledge and skills of local tradespeople, who put heart and soul into this renovation project.
The imposing central staircase built several decades ago by a journeyman has been restored to its original splendour. The floor tiles have been restored using traditional techniques.
Items that lay abandoned around the property now form part of the interior and exterior décor, adding colour to your stay.
The heating and hot water systems have been redesigned to use geothermal energy. The entire system was made in the local area.
The electrical system for the property and grounds was also created with energy efficiency in mind.
In addition to the plants growing all around the estate, just under 300 trees have been planted to form hedgerows. The hedges play a valuable ecological role, guaranteeing conservation and diversity, and preserving the traditional landscape.
The property has been renovated entirely by local craft workers – a project that took over two years.
At Clos l’Abbé, we are committed to creating a memorable experience for all our guests, drawing on local resources, traditions and knowledge and thereby benefiting the local economy.
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