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Barn conversion with stunning view and house to renovate



Property reference: SIF - 00832


  • Habitable Space: 127m²
  • Land Area: 4,861m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Old detached stone house to modernise in Normandy with open views over the valley.  It has a  solid structure and good roof.  Water and electricity are on site.

Detached stone house which has been converted from a barn with stunning views over the valley.  It benefits from a downstairs bedroom with ensuite shower room and a lovely mezzanine with picture window overlooking the valley.  The house comes with a second house to renovate – overall the building is in good condition but will need new plumbing, wiring, kitchen and bathrooms, etc.  There is an adjoining barn which could be used to extend the accommodation (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission).  There is also a garden, orchard and large workshop and garage suitable for a camping car or at least 2 cars.  Viewing is recommended.

It is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados,  a few kilometers from Sourdeval, the nearest town and about 25 minutes drive to Vire.   Only a few minutes drive away, the town offers every amenity including two banks and supermarkets. Market day is held every Tuesday morning, as is the livestock market.  The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg. A little further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, the Mont St Michel.  The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 15 minutes drive,  as is the Saint Sever forest.


On the ground floor – 

Lounge  6.24 x 4.96m  Glazed double doors and side panels to front and terrace and 2 windows to rear elevations.  Stairs to first floor.  2 radiators.  Laminate flooring.  Fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner.  Exposed stone wall and beam.

Dining Room  3.83 x 2.81m  Window to north and west elevations.  Tiled floor.  2 radiators.

Kitchen  3.09 x 1.94m  Window to rear and half glazed door to north elevations.  Tiled floor and walls.  Wall mounted gas fired boiler.  Range of base and wall units including wine rack.  Built-in electric oven and 4 ring gas hob.  Built-in fridge.  Single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap.

Bedroom/Study  3.30 x 3.04m  Window to south and half glazed door and side panel to front elevations.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Built-in wardrobe.

En-Suite shower room  3.03 x 1.72m  Fully tiled.  Pedestal basin.  WC.  Heated towel rail.  Extractor fan.  Shower.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.

On the First Floor –

Mezzanine  6.39 x 5.00  Large picture window to front and Velux window to rear elevations.  Laminate flooring.  Exposed beams.  2 radiators.

Bedroom 1  5.00 x 3.90m  Radiator.  Exposed beams.  Half glazed doors opening onto Juliette balcony.  Window to front elevation.

Bedroom 2  3.10 x 2.96m  Window to front elevation.  Radiator.  Sloping ceiling.  Hatch to loft.

Bathroom  3.09 x 1.72m  Velux window to rear elevation.  Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.  Fully tiled walls and floor.  WC.  Vanity unit.  Heated towel rail.


Walled entrance with double wooden gates leading to large gravel parking and turning area.  The garden is laid to lawn with flower beds and borders. Vegetable garden.  Orchard.  Small Stone Barn with tiled roof.

Large Block built Barn with attached lean-to  divided into:

Workshop  9.51 x 4.40m  Concrete floor. Power and light.  Window to rear and wooden doors to front elevations.

Double Garage  9.51 x 5.19m  Window to side and rear and double doors to front elevations.  Ideal for caravan/camping car.

Attached lean-to:

Car Port/log store (west)  9.51 x 3.16m.

Car Port (east)   9.51 x 3.60m.


On the ground floor – 

Entrance hall : 4.28m x 1.63m – Stairs to first floor.

Living room : 5.61m x 4.56m – Window to the front elevation and door to the rear elevation.  Fusebox.  Built in cupboard.

Room : 5.58m x 3.06m – Double doors to the front elevation.

On the first floor –

Landing : Window to the rear elevation.

Bedroom 1 : 5.58m x 2.94m – Window to the front elevation.

Bedroom 2 : 5.58m x 4.24m – Window to the front elevation.


The property has an attached barn which has a door and window to the front and rear elevations and a first floor storage area which has a door back into the house.  There is also an attached corrugated iron garage with a sliding door to the front elevation and pedestrian access door to the rear elevation.  An open block built lean-to is attached to the garage.  The garden has been delimited and is fenced.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are on connected.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Gas fired central heating.


Taxes Foncières :  Approx. € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price  : 139,500€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 10,900€

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.

Ref : SIF – 00832

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