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Beautifully appointed cottage with 1 acre garden in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001260


  • Habitable Space: 83m²
  • Land Area: 4,110m²
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Pond/Water feature

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Beautifully appointed cottage with 1 acre garden in Normandy

The property has been completely renovated and extended by the present owners over the last 16 years, and incorporates many original features. It benefits from wood framed double glazed windows, re-wiring, a new woodburner and electric heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen/dining room, inner hall and wet room, a recent kitchen and wet room.  There are various outbuildings mostly with power and light.  The garden and outside living space is a particular feature of this much loved cottage.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The closest town is Le Teilleul (6 km) – it has 2 banks, 2 boulangeries, butcher, supermarket, restaurants and bars, and a good, although small, weekly market. The property is situated in the Selune Valley on the boundary of the ‘Parc Naturel Regional Normandie Maine’, amidst rolling countryside in a small rural hamlet, with one other property at the end of a “no through road”.   Nearest main facilities are to be found in the pretty town of Mortain with its Abbey, waterfalls, 11th century Chapel and panoramic view of Mont St. Michel (about 10 minutes drive). This delightful town also offers a selection of Bars and Restaurants to suit all tastes and a wide range of shops together with a large supermarket. The medieval town of Domfront, with is narrow streets and ruined castle, also offers the same facilities within a 20 minute drive.  Also St. Hilaire du Harcouet is only 12kms with a big weekly market.  The UNESCO heritage site at Mont St Michel is 46 km away.  The Voie Verte which forms part of the Paris to Mont St Michel cycleway and provides links into a further network of routes throughout Manche, into Calvados and Bretagne is 1.5 km from the property.  Located at the southern tip of Manche the property is served by the ports of Caen Ouistreham ( 1 hr 15 min.), Cherbourg (2 hr 15 min.), Le Havre (2 hrs) and Calais (5 hrs). The closest airports are at Rennes (apprx.1hr 15 min.) and Dinard (1 hr 15 min.).


On the ground floor –

Lounge  5.3 x 5.26m Window and partly stained glass door to east and window to south elevations.  Wood (bamboo) flooring.  Fireplace with wood-burner (flued).  Telephone socket.  Exposed beams.  Built-in shelves.

Inner Hall  3.8 x 2.6m Spiral staircase to first floor.  Built-in wine rack.  Central heating thermostat.

Wet Room  2.6 x 1.89m Partly obscure glazed window to front elevation.  Walk-in shower.  Hand basin.  Suspended WC.  Inset spotlights.  Tiled floor.  Partly tiled walls.

Kitchen/Dining Room  5.8 x 5.4m – 2 windows to south and window and glazed double doors to west elevations.  Range of matching pine base units.  Cupboard housing electrics.  Inset spotlights.  Exposed beams.  Double ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Wood worktops and tiled splash-backs.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Built-in electric oven and 5 ring gas hob with extractor over.  Island unit.  Wood-burner.

On the First Floor –

Landing  Large Velux window to south elevation.  Wood flooring.  Built-in cupboard.  Inset spotlights.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 1  5.28 x 2.2m Window to north and large Velux window to east elevations.  Built-in hanging rail and cupboards.  Inset spotlights.  Wood flooring.  Exposed “A” frame and stone walls. Sloping ceilings.

Bedroom 2  5.45 x 2.26m Window to west and 2 large Velux windows to south elevations.  Built-in cupboards under eaves.  Inset spotlights.  Wood flooring.  Sloping ceiling.  Hanging rail.


Gravel drive and parking for up to 3/4 cars and leading to double wooden gates to the rear of the property.  Gravel patio and seating area.  Log Store.

Gate to front garden and  gravel patio, seating area and pergola.  Bank planted with shrubs.  Covered seating area with concrete base.  Water feature with pump.

Old  Bakery  3.69 x 3.48m  Used as workshop.  Constructed of stone and cob (insulated) under a slate roof.  Window to south and west and door to north elevations.  Concrete slab floor.  First floor mezzanine storage area.

The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.  Orchard area including chestnut, cherry, walnut and apple trees.  Polytunnel and vegetable garden.

Block built building with corrugated iron roof divided into:

Shed 1  2.71 x 2.07m  Door to front elevation.  Concrete floor.

Shed 2  2.71 x 1.67m  Door to front elevation.

Attached timber barn  3.78 x 3.34m  Corrugated iron roof.   Lean-to storage area.  Door to north elevation.  Access to mezzanine storage area.

Corrugated iron  wood shed.


Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected.   Drainage to an all water septic tank installed in 2007.  Broadband internet connection.  Electric heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen/dining room, inner hall and wet room and 2 woodburners.


Taxes Foncières :  453€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum (including TV license)

Asking price  : 108,000€ including Agency fees of 8,000€. Notaire’s fee 8,800€

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 – 001260

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