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The Old Tax Office! – A detached family house in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 00326


  • Habitable Space: 150m²
  • Land Area: 2,435m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Immaculate detached family house in Normandy for sale in a secluded position surrounded by open fields and woods with large patios to make the most of the views.

This delightful detached stone house is perfect for those seeking a property which is ready to move into.  It is in an enviable position and near the D’Egrenne stream known for trout fishing at the bottom of the valley.  The property benefits from upvc tilt and turn double glazed windows with wooden shutters on the ground floor, electric heating and light and airy accommodation.

Beauchêne is located in Orne in the Normandy region of France. The closest airport to Beauchêne is Deauville Airport (99 km) also within reach are Dinard Airport (100 km), Rennes Airport (101 km), or Angers Airport (128 km). The UNESCO Heritage site of Mont St Michel is 58 km away and the coast at Granville is about 1 1/2 hours’ drive.  It is about 25 minutes to a 9 hole golf course Golf De Bagnoles – Route de Domfront at Bagnoles sur Orne.  The ferry ports are within easy reach – 1 hour to Caen Ouistreham, 4 1/2 hours to Calais, 2 1/2 hours to Le Harvre port or Cherbourg.   It is about 2 hours 15 mins to Paris by train.  The pretty village of Lonlay l’Abbaye is about 6 km away.  More extensive facilities can be found in the historic town of Domfront, which is a 15 minute drive and the town of Flers with a swimming pool, bowling, restaurants, shops and schools (about 10 minutes drive) or Vire (15 minutes drive).


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/breakfast room : 7.56m x 5.62m – 1/2 glazed door and side panel and window to the front and rear elevations.  Exposed stone and beams.  Tiled floor.  Matching range of base units with solid wood roll edge worktops and tiled splashbacks incorporating inset ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Built-in electric oven and 4 ring electric hob.  Built-in dishwasher and washing machine.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.

Dining room : 5.53m x 4.47m – 2 windows to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.  Stairs to first floor.  Electric convector heater.  Exposed stone and beams.  Double sided woodburner.  Opening to –

Lounge : 5.86m x 3.83m – Glazed French doors to the east elevation and decking area.  Windows to the front and rear elevations.  Wooden floor.  Exposed stone wall.  Cupboard housing electrics.  Double sided woodburner.

On the first floor –

Landing : Velux window to the front elevation.  Built-in cupboards.  Hatch to loft space.

Bedroom 1 : 3.71m x 3.05m – Window to the front elevation and glazed double French doors to the east elevation and balcony.  Door to –

En-suite bathroom : 2.65m x 1.26m – Velux window to the rear elevation.  Pedestal hand basin.  Tiled walls.  Toilet.  Electric convector heater. Bath with mixer/shower tap.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 2 : 4.20m x 3.49m – Window to the front elevation.  Eaves storage cupboards.

Bathroom : 2.94m x 2.51m – Velux window to the rear elevation.  Bathwith mixer/shower tap and shower screen and tiled surround.  Pedestal hand basin.  Toilet. Sloping ceiling.  Electric towel dryer.

Bedroom 3 : 3.37m x 2.66m – Window to the front elevation.  Sloping ceiling.


The garden is dog proof and fenced with post and rail fencing with sheep wire.  A wooden gate leads to the gravel drive, parking and turning area.  There is a large brick patio with raised dwarf walls and flower borders affording superb views over the valley – this has the added advantage of two 4m wind out awnings on the front of the house to create a shaded seating area if required.  The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with apple trees.  To the rear of the property is another large patio with raised flower beds.  Covered wood store.  Covered terrace to the east elevation under the balcony with decking and outside lighting.  The Old Tax Office is on the approach to the property in the lane and the remaining 3 stone walls serve as a useful parking area.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Internet connection available via satellite.  Drainage to an all water septic tank.


Taxes Foncières : 525€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : 102€ per annum

Asking price : 166,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 12,600€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 00326

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