Manor homes have a very typical and slightly different meaning in England and France. In England the reference of Manor is related to the land whereas in France the 'Manoir' refers to a large home of nobility within an estate with either larger or smaller size grounds. In England and France The manor estates are of medieval origin. In France the Manoir could also be a chateau or vice versa whilst its origin in France may be as old as the 12th century.
On the moulin websites we do not make a listing distinction between Manor (Manoir) or Maison de Maitre (House of the Lord or Master) These type of houses are generally of large proportion and are often centrally located in a commanding visible position within a community, town or village.