Manoir du Clap is an od mansion located in the village of 'La cerlangue', in Normandy. It was built in the late 1590's, during the reign of Henri IVth of France. In medieval times, the village was a part of Tancarville's Baronny (which became a county under the domination of Jean II de Melun).
At the end of the XVIth century, the place now called 'le Clap', not far from the village, became economicaly dynamic. In fact, 'black money' was found in that place, testifing that it was a trading centre. A Norman Squire (probably protestant) decided to build a Mansion in that lucrative place.
In 1740, an other family decided to buy the Manor. They were called 'Yon'. They began to renovate the place in Louis XV, Louis XVI and 'directoire' styles.
In 1890, the Manor house was once again renovated, and in 1935 the famous composer Arthur Honneger came to recite 'Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher'.
The place is now owned by the Family Prevost.
Bed and breakfast services are proposed in the Manor.
Bed and breakfast will open on September, rooms are being renovated
Ängsö Castle was first named as "Engsev" in a royal charter by king Canute I of Sweden (r. 1167-1196), in which he stated that he had inherited the property after his father Eric IX of Sweden. Until 1272, it was owned by the Riseberga Abbey, and then taken over by Gregers Birgersson.
From 1475 until 1710, it was owned by the Sparre family. The current castle was built as a fortress by riksråd Bengt Fadersson Sparre in the 1480s. In 1522, Ängsö Castle was taken after a siege by king Gustav Vasa, since its owner, Fadersson's son Knut Bengtsson, sided with Christian II of Denmark. However, in 1538 it was given by the king to Bengtsson's daughter Hillevi Knutsdotter, who was married to Arvid Trolle.
In 1710, the castle was taken over by Carl Piper and Christina Piper. Ängsö Castle was owned by the Piper family from 1710 until 1971, and is now owned by the Westmanna foundation. The castle building itself was made into a museum in 1959 and was made a listed building in 1965. It is currently opened to visitors during the summers.
The castle is a cubical building in four stores made by stone and bricks. The lower parts is preserved from the middle ages. It was redecorated and expanded in the 1630s. The 4th storey as well as the roof is from the expansion of Carl Hårleman from 1740-41. It gained its current appearance in the 1740s.