The Manoir de Barneville is located in Normandy, on the coast of the islands, 3km from the sea and 1km from the center of the seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret.
The Manor has been labeled since 2015 "Patrimoine Historique VMF".
The Manor was the former capital of a territorial seigniory, placing itself in the feudal hierarchy, between castle and rural house.
Built at the end of the 15th century, its oldest foundations date back to the 12th century. It was the residence of the lords of Barneville. We advise you to read the works of Jean Barros and, in particular, "the canton of Barneville-Carteret" (Côtes des Isles), "the Heritage", Eddition of the Coast of Isles.
The entrance to the paved courtyard is marked by five pilasters with ionic capitals. Facing the entrance, the seigniorial dwelling, which has kept only a small part of its construction, consists of the old kitchen, the old office and a spiral staircase leading to the floors.
The building perpendicular to the house is composed of 3 distinct parts. An old bakery having also kept a spiral staircase leading to the apartments of the squire. A cart and stables whose doors are marked by bas-reliefs representing horses. This building is supported by powerful buttresses.
A large tower (about 10 m in diameter) once closed the courtyard as an extension of the stables. Another building dating from the 16th and 17th and organized around a courtyard garden, is arranged in barn, cellar and dwelling house. The latter, which was an old cellar, was rehabilitated in the 18th.
This courtyard garden is closed by ruins, a press that has retained its semi-elliptical and a stake. It is reasonable to think that the press was once to link the monumental seigniorial dwelling.
Many architectural elements highlight the authenticity of this Norman heritage.
The Manor was surrounded by many meadows and farmland. Today, the property has only two meadows lined with two streams that once fed the moat of the Manor.
Near the landing beaches, Mont Saint Michel and the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark), the property covers an area of 1.5 hectares.