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Character house and outbuildings



Property reference: SIF - 00282


  • Habitable Space: 96m²
  • Land Area: 2.000m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Broadband
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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This house is full of character and offers further potential to develop the adjoining barns.  Ideal for someone wishing to run a B&B or business from home as there are extensive outbuildings and road frontage.

The house benefits from double glazed windows and a new regulation all water septic tank.  Extensive modernisation works have been carried out including new windows and doors, re-wiring, a roof overhaul and new plumbing.

The property is situated in a village about midway between Mortain (Manche) and Domfront (Orne) within the Mont St Michel Bay heritage area. Local shops and amenities can be found at Barenton (4 km).   The nearest beaches are approximately 50kms away and the Mont St Michel is 65 kms distant. It is  233 km from Paris and 326 km from the port at Calais. Dinard airport is one and a half hour’s drive, as are the ferry ports at Caen Ouistreham and Saint Malo.  The ferry port at Cherbourg is 2 hours away.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/dining room : 3.87m x 3.57m – Window and 1/2 glazed door to the front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Open fireplace.  Sink unit with sink and mixer tap adjustment.  Dresser style unit.  Built in electric oven and 4 ring electric hob.  Cupboard built-in under the window.  Stairs to first floor and understairs storage cupboard.

Lounge : 5.03m x 4.94m – Open fireplace.  Door and window to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  Wooden floor.

Shower room : 2.17m x 1.37m – Window to the front elevation.  Fully tiled walls and floor.  Corner shower.  Ceramic sink.  Toilet.

Utility room : 3.09m x 2.01m – Window to the rear elevation.  Hot water cylinder.  Tiled floor.  Plumbing and space for washing machine.  Worktop.  Door to –

Attached barn : 11.52m x 5.90m – Offering the possibility of creating additional living accommodation over 3 floors (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions.

On the first floor –

Landing : Window to the rear elevation.  Wooden floor.

Bedroom 1 : 5.85m x 3.96m – Door to mezzanine in adjoining barn.  Double aspect room with windows to the front and rear elevations.  Wooden floor.

Bedroom 2 : 4.23m x 2.46m – Window to the front elevation.  Built-in wardrobes.  Wooden floor.

Bedroom 3 : 5.44m x 2.80m – Window to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.


The garden is laid to lawn on 3 sides of the property.

Attached to the main house (to the west) is an apartment to renovate with external granite stairs leading to a room of 5.35m x 5.14m – glazed door to the front elevation and door to the rear elevation.  Storage room under.

To the east elevation there is a stone barn attached to the main house with an earth floor and a wood store constructed of wood under a tiled roof.

The old cider press – Open-fronted stone barn (10.89m x 5.63m) with slate roof opposite the house with stairs leading to storage area.  Fireplace.

Separate large detached wood and corrugated iron barn with tiled roof.

The old forge – Detached stone building with a part slate and part tiled roof (7.39m x 5.14m)  with fireplace and first floor with 2 mezzanines (one of which used to be an office).  This building has a lapsed outline planning consent to convert into living accommodation. Attached cob building with slate roof.



Mains water and electricity.   Drainage to an all water septic tank.

Please note : Energetic performance test not required as there is currently no heating.


Taxes Foncières :  Approx. 350€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Approx. 250€ per annum (including TV license)

Asking price  : 86,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 7,400€

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.

Ref : SIF – 00282

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