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Beautifully presented Farmhouse for sale in Normandy

Calvados

€161000

Property reference: SIF - 00553

Features

  • Habitable Space: 185m²
  • Land Area: 4,834m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views
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Spacious pre-revolution stone farmhouse for sale in Normandy, dating from about 1760, and offering family accommodation with room to extend into attached outbuildings at either end of the house.

The farmhouse benefits from gas fired central heating, double glazing and insulation.  A particular feature of the property is the recently refitted farmhouse kitchen.  It is surrounded by its own land which extends to nearly 1 1/4 acres which is separated into formal gardens and paddock.  The house stands in a small, tranquil rural hamlet in an elevated position and has direct access to a bridleway from outside the gate. There is a recently installed decking area to the front of the property (east facing) and a gravel seating area to the rear offering every opportunity to relax in the garden and enjoy the peace and scenery.

Local shopping facilities can be found at nearby Campeaux (1.5 kms) with Post Office, Bar, Garage, 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 nearest airports are at Caen Carpiquet, Deauville (118 kms) and Dinan (127 kms).  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.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :

On the ground floor – 

Farmhouse kitchen : 30m² – Door to side elevation into log store and boot room.  French doors to the front elevation.  2 windows to the rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Electric radiator.  Space for range style cooker.  Extractor fan.  Recently fitted with range of base units with wooden worktops and inset ceramic butler sink with mixer tap.  Space and plumbing for dishwasher.  Space for American style fridge/freezer.   Small pane glazed door to –

Hallway : 12m² – Window to front elevation.  Stairs (believed to date from circa 1860)  to first floor.   Radiator.  Tiled floor.  Oak floor.  Door to –

Conservatory : 10m² – Exposed stone wall.  French doors to the rear garden.  Tiled floor.

Living room : 25m² – Double aspect with window and 1/2 glazed door to front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  Fireplace with wood surround and woodburner.  Original built-in cupboard.  Oak floor.

Bathroom/laundry : 7m² – Window to the rear elevation.  Hip bath, basin and toilet. Tiled floor.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.

Bedroom/study :  28m² – 3/4 glazed door and window to the front elevation.  Decorative fireplace.  Exposed beams.  Hatch to loft space. (This room and the adjoining garage with the loft space over could easily be converted into a self-contained gîte if required, subject to planning.)

On the first floor –

The first floor has original wood floors throughout and believed to date back to the 1860’s.

Landing : 7m² – Stairs to second floor.

Master bedroom : 30m² – Double aspect with 2 velux windows to the rear elevation and window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams.  Radiator.  Access to loft space.  Door to –

En-suite shower room : With window to the front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Shower cubicle.  Toilet and pedestal hand basin.  1/2 wood panelled walls.  Tiled splashbacks.  Electric towel rail.

Bedroom 2 : 22m² – 2 windows to the front and rear elevations.  Radiator.

Bathroom : 7m² – Window to the front elevation.  Corner bath with shower and fully tiled surround.  Vanity unit with hand basin.  Heated towel rail.

On the second floor –

Bedroom 3 : 36m² – Double aspect with 2 velux windows to the front elevation and 1 to the rear.  Exposed beams and stone walls.  2 radiators.  Door to –

En-suite cloakroom : Velux window to the front elevation.  Toilet.  Hand basin.  Sloping ceiling.

OUTSIDE :

The property is approached via double gates and a gravel driveway which leads to a parking and turning area (approx. 500m²) and the Garage (24m²) with sliding wooden door, power and light and first floor for storage.  Separate utility area (21m²) with wall mounted gas fired Combi boiler, boot room and wood store with pedestrian door to the front and rear garden and door to kitchen.  The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with an orchard with 12 different types of fruit trees.  There is an enclosed vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

To the right of the house there is an open-fronted barn of 112m² with hay store over built of stone under a corrugated iron roof which has a separate access to the road, if required, and outline planning consent to convert into additional living space.  There is a fully enclosed paddock of over 1/4 acre.  To the rear of the property there is a private, enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with mature flowers and shrubs and  garden shed (20m²).

SERVICES :

Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected.  Broadband internet connection.  All water septic tank.  Woodburner and gas central heating.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières : Approx. €350 per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 161,000€ including Agency fees + 12,300€ Notaire’s fees

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 – 00553

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