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Bungalow with basement, large garden and barns in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001211


  • Habitable Space: 82m²
  • Land Area: 4,635m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Balcony
  • Broadband
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

Peaceful and private with an abundance of wildlife yet short drive to amenities. Warm and cosy in winter.

This detached bungalow is built over a basement with over an acre of garden in Normandy with barns including an old granary, and stands in a quiet rural position.

The bungalow benefits from double glazed windows suprisingly spacious accommodation with a ramp to access the kitchen.  There is a lovely, fully enclosed, gravel seating area and raised terrace with a pleasant outlook over surrounding countryside.  The garden is fully enclosed and fenced for dogs.  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 and 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.).


Kitchen/dining room : 4.58m x 3.89m – 1/2 glazed door and side panels to the front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Range of base and wall units.  Solid fuel cooker.  Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap.  Space for freestanding cooker.  Tiled splashbacks.  Telephone point.  Door to basement.

Inner hall : 5.54m x 0.98m

Bathroom : 3.52m x 1.44m –  2 windows to the rear elevation.  Pedestal hand basin.  Bath with mixer tap and shower screen.  Tiled floor.  Toilet.  Heated towel rail.  Extractor.

Bedroom 1 : 3.39m x 3.39m – Window to the front elevation.

Lounge : 5.62m x 3.42m – Glazed French doors to the front elevation.  Woodburner.  Pine clad ceiling.

Bedroom 2 : 3.42m x 3.03m – Window to the east elevation.

Bedroom 3 : 4.60m x 2.03m – Window to the rear elevation with far-reaching views to Mortain.

In the basement :

The basement is divided into a utility area – (5.30m x 4.62m) with part glazed door and window to the east elevation and window to the rear, hot water cylinder, plumbing for washing machine.  Electrics.  Workshop/storage area (7.10m x 6.63m) with part glazed doors and side panels to the rear elevation.


Double wood gates lead to a gravel parking and turning area.

The Old Granary is a 2 storey stone and colombage building with a corrugated iron roof.  There is a lean-to storage area built of colombage.  It is on the boundary of the property.  The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and raised stone borders.  Vegetable garden.  Separate detached block and timber outbuilding.  Outside tap.  Well.  Barbecue.

Separate detached colombage barn with a corrugated iron roof (approx. 133m² ground floor surface area) which would be ideal for conversion into a substantial dwelling, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions. The barn has 2 large openings to the front elevation and 1 opening to the rear elevation.  There is a lean-to car port to the rear (8.45m x 4.60m).

Small colombage building with a corrugated iron roof divided into 2 sheds (each measuring approx. 2.80m x 2.37m).


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage to a septic tank.  Solid fuel heating.


Taxes Foncières : 373€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : 397€ per annum

Asking price :  70,500€ including Agency fees of 5,500€. Notaire’s fee 6,400€

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 – 001211

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