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Character detached house in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001277


  • Habitable Space: 183m²
  • Land Area: 8,678m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Broadband
  • Garage
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

We love the house being non typical and a bit quirky – the steps up to the paddock at the side of the house, the secret garden, the footpath that can take you almost into Saint-Lô without being on a road.
The quiet and tranquility.
We love its history and the fact that it has been here for so long.
It has accommodated our large family and very large celebratory gatherings.
Our farmer neighbours and their family from day 1 have been, and still are, so very supportive.
Outside, we love being surrounded by the most wonderful number of trees which support a host of unusual wildlife and the views across the valley from the paddock are beautiful.

Character detached house for sale in Normandy with delightful gardens and spacious accommodation.

The property offers spacious accommodation with delightful gardens, orchard and paddocks.  There is 5 bedroom family accommodation with further possibilities of creating additional living space if required.  It is situated in a quiet rural hamlet with a footpath leading directly from the lane.  Ideal for gardeners, walkers and nature lovers.  Viewing is recommended.

The town  is located in the department of Manche in Basse-Normandie, in the north-west of France.  It is part of the district of Saint-Lô which has all amenities and is about 8km from the property.   Closer at hand is the pretty village of Pont Herbert which sits on the banks of the river Vire and offers day to day facilities.  The Normandy landing beaches are 27km from the property and Paris is 251km (accessible by train from Saint-Lô).  The channel tunnel at Calais is 288km.  There is easy access to the ports at Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg.  The nearest airports are at Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville St Gatien.


On the ground floor –

Entrance Hall : 4.69m x 2.14m – Beams. Exposed stone (painted). Terracotta tiled floors. Radiator. Stairs with cupboard under. Door to front.

Shower room : 2.32m x 1.96m – Tiled floor. Hand basin. Window to the rear elevation. Radiator. Toilet. Corner shower.

Kitchen : 2.74m x 4.90m – Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Window to the front elevation. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Wall mounted combi-boiler. Space for freestanding ¾ range style cooker. Electrics.

Utility : 2.69m x 6.36m – Tiled floor. Exposed stone and beams.  Opening in to –

Studio : 6.36m x 4.93m – Painted stone walls. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. 2 windows to the front elevation.

Dining Room : 6.93m x 3.56m – Window to the front elevation. 2 Radiators. Window to the rear elevation. Terracotta tiled floor.

Lounge : 5.11m x 5.65m – 2 windows to the front elevation. 1 window to the North West elevation. Cupboard with electric. Fireplace with wood surround and mantle. Terracotta tiles. Beams. 2 radiators. Opening in to –

Study area : 5.11m x 1.13m – Radiator. Window to the rear elevation. Terracotta floor tiles. Telephone socket.

On the first floor –

Landing : Wood floor. Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Stairs to second floor.  Access to loft space with drop down ladder.

Shower room : 2.39m x 1.83m – Velux window to the rear elevation and large picture window overlooking the private garden. Vanity Unit. Toilet. Heated towel rail. Shower.

Bedroom 1 : 2.70m x 5.03m – Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Window and half glazed “stable” door to the rear elevation giving access to walled private garden from which access can be gained to the first floor level of the attached barn above the studio.

Bedroom 2 : 3.85m x 3.47m – Window to the front elevation. Radiator.

Dressing Room : 1.39m x 3.21m – Sloping ceiling.  (Off landing)

Bedroom 3 : 3.30m x 2.59m – Window to the North West elevation. Wood floor. Radiator. Beams.

Bedroom 4 : 5.05m x 2.95m – 2 windows to the front elevation. Beams. Wood floor.

On the second floor –

Bedroom 5 : 4.84m x 5.34m – 2 windows to the North West elevation. Wood floor. Radiator. Exposed beams. Sloping ceiling.


Secret Garden : (rear) Access from bedroom to enclosed garden which is laid to lawn with fruit trees and part walled terrace. Shrubs.  From here there is access to the barn with hayloft with garage/workshop and stable under.  There is also access to the first floor level of the studio which has 2 openings to front elevation. 1 opening to the South East. Window and door to the rear elevation. Wood floor. Exposed stone walls.

To the front of the property there is gravel parking and a patio area with mature hedges and shrubs.

Park like garden with wood shed and mature shrubs and trees.  Orchard.

Orchard Garden : Laid to lawn. Mature trees and shrubs. Bay, Redcurrant, pear, cherry, apple and hazel trees.

2 wells used for watering.

To the rear of the property – Orchard. Small field shelter. Paddocks. Vegetable garden.


The property has mains water, electricity and telephone.  Gas fired central heating.  Partial secondary double glazing.  Drainage is to a septic tank.  Satellite internet connection.


Taxes Foncières : Approx. 720€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price :  219,000€ including Agency fees of 14,000€.  16,100€ 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.

Property Ref : SIF – 001277

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