Renovated detached cottage in Normandy
All the charm of an old stone cottage with all the conveniences of modern day living! This lovely detached cottage has been completed renovated by the present owner – including a new all water septic tank, new fitted kitchen, new floors on the ground floor, re-wiring, new windows, insulation, new bathroom and re-decoration. It is now ready to move into. There is access to the local forest at Halouze St Clair (with many circuits) and the GR22 route which forms part of a network of bridleways across France close by. Ideal holiday home. Viewing is highly recommended.
The cottage is situated in the Orne department of Basse Normandie in the north west of France. The area is within the Normandy National Parks region and the village itself has a hairdresser, bar, bakery and small shop. The nearest major town with all amenities, including a mainline train station with direct access to Paris is at Flers which is 11 km away. Closer to home is the Medieval town of Domfront (about 5 minutes’ drive) which caters to all every day needs, including doctor’s surgery, pharmacies, schools, shops, bars and restaurants. The renowned Spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne is about a 20 minute drive from the property with lake, restaurants, and 9-hole Golf Course. The property is 89 km away from the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham, the closest port and just over 4 hours’ drive from Calais. The nearest airport is Caen-Carpiquet which is about an hour’s drive.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.51 x 2.81m Solid fuel cooker. Stone tiled floor. Glazed door and side panel to front and window to west elevations. Sink unit with mixer tap. Range of matching Base units. Built-in oven and microwave. 5 ring gas hob with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Inset spotlights. Electrics. Worktops and tiled splash-backs. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Built in dishwasher.
Lounge/Dining Room 5.51 x 5.09m Partly glazed door and window to front and window to rear elevations. Radiator. Stairs to first floor. Laminate flooring. Fireplace with wood-burner. Electrics.
Cloakroom WC. Hand basin.
On the First Floor –
Landing Wood flooring. 2 Velux windows to rear elevation. Inset spotlights.
Bedroom 1 5.11 x 2.50m Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Convector heater.
Shower Room Velux window to rear elevation. Vanity unit. WC. Heated electric towel rail. Extractor. Shower cubicle with overhead shower.
Bedroom 2 4.16 x 3.02m Velux window to front and rear and window to west elevations. Sloping ceiling. Wood flooring. Hatch to loft. Hot water cylinder. Convector heater.
In and out gravel drive and parking for 2/3 cars. The garden is laid to lawn with trees and shrubs. Terrace. Block built shed. Outside toilet with hand basin.
Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected. Broadband internet connection available. Drainage is to an all water septic tank installed in 2020. Electric heating with a woodburner in the lounge and a solid fuel cooker in the kitchen.
Please note : Whilst the Energy Report has been carried out there is no Energy Rating because the owner does not have the last 3 years’ energy bills for full time occupation.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières – Approx. 280€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation – Means tested
Asking price – 145,000€ including Agency fees of 10,000€. Notaire’s fees -11,200€
Please note : All room sizes are approximate. Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.
SIF – 001411