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Attractive cottage with attached barn, garage and garden in stunning location



Property reference: SIF - 001651


  • Habitable Space: 54m²
  • Land Area: 880m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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Message From The Seller

It is with heavy hearts that we are selling our beloved Malloué cottage. We have enjoyed 8 of the past 10 Christmases around its warm fireplace and have gone on a traditional New Year’s Day hike and picnic along the River Vire regardless of weather conditions. We purchased it in late summer of 2010 from a darling English couple who had lovingly restored the cottage from ruins over a period of 30 years during vacations from the UK. They shared stories of how several of their friends had come to visit them at Malloué and then decided to purchase property in Malloué and its surroundings. In fact, in 2011, after friends from Paris came to stay with us in the cottage, they decided to leave Paris and they then purchased and restored a home in Saint Michel de Montjoie in the Manche department. Needless to say, there is something magical about the place, and we invite you to discover it for yourself.

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Attractive cottage with attached barn, garage and garden in stunning location

This charming detached cottage boasts plenty of character features including a granite fireplace with woodburner, exposed stone walls and beams.  The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and there is plenty of room to extend into the attached barn and old house.  The majority of the outside space is the other side of the lane where you will find the garage with loft space over and a separate stone barn used as a wood store. The cottage is located in the Gorges of the River Vire offering scenic hiking, road cycling, and mountain biking routes as well as picnic areas.  Just up the hill from the cottage you will find the picturesque Church of Our Lady of Malloué, home to an altarpiece of the seventeenth century and statues of local Saint Ortaire and Saint Gilles dated from the fifteenth century. Viewing is highly recommended.

Local shopping facilities can be found at nearby Campeaux (1.5 kms) with Post Office, Bar, Butcher, Bakery and Grocery store or further afield at Torigini-sur-Vire (14 kms) and Vire (17 kms).  The nearest major cities are Saint Lô (25 kms), Bayeux (50 kms) and Caen (62 kms).  The local junior school is at Campeaux and senior school is at Le Bény Bocage (5 kms).  Hospitals are at Vire and Caen.    The ferry ports of Caen Ouistreham (70 kms) and Cherbourg (100 kms) are easily accessible from the A84 Caen to Rennes motorway which is 5 minutes drive away. The famous Viaduc de Soulevre, renowned for bungee jumping is 5 kms away for the house.  The UNESCO world heritage site of Mont St Michel is 75 kms and the Normandy landing beaches are about 60kms away.

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On the ground floor –

Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room/Kitchen 6.43 x 3.75m Window and partly glazed door to front and window to rear elevations. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Cupboard housing electrics. Granite fireplace with wood-burner Space and plumbing for washing machine. Stairs to first floor. Range of matching base and wall units with space and plumbing for slimline dishwasher. Built-in electric oven and 4 ring gas hob with extractor over. Space for under counter fridge. Sink with mixer tap. Worktops and tiled splash-backs.

On the First Floor –

Landing Laminate floor. Stairs to second floor. Window to east elevation.

Bedroom 1 2.48 x 2.14m Window to rear elevation. Laminate floor.

Shower Room 2.70 x 1.51m Laminate floor. Pedestal basin. Fully tiled walls. Shower. Vent.

Bedroom 2 3.71 x 2.35m Window to front elevation. Laminate floor. Exposed beams.

On the Second Floor –

Bedroom 3/Sitting Room 3.75 x 3.30m Tiled floor. Sloping ceiling. Large Velux window to front elevation. Clothes hanging rail.


Attached Barn constructed of stone under a corrugated iron roof:

Room 1 6.30 x 3.66m Door and 2 windows to front elevation.

Room 2 6.30 x   Concrete floor. Door and window to front elevation.

Attached Old House 6.35 x 3.30m Door and window to front elevation. Electric meter. Fireplace. Sink. Concrete floor.

On the other side of the lane:

Garden laid to lawn. Parking area.

End of terrace stone Garage with synthetic slate roof. Double wooden door to west and 2 Velux windows to rear elevations.

Detached Stone Outbuilding 3.73 x 3.66m Corrugated iron roof. Used as log store. Door to north elevation.


Mains water and electricity.  Heating is provided by a woodburner.  There is a septic tank which will need replacing, it is connected to the main cottage (about 40 years old).  There is no septic tank for the old house.  Internet connection available.  There is no plumbing for a toilet in the old house, there is only an electricity meter and the water meter for it is outside.


Taxes Foncières : 232€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 86,500€ including Agency fees of 6,500€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 7,500€

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.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between 1136 € and 1536 € per year
Average energy prices indexed to 01/01/2021 (including subscriptions)

The costs are estimated according to the characteristics of your home and for a standard use on 5 uses (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, auxiliaries)

Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website: (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

 SIF – 001651

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