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Charming 2 bedroom country cottage in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 00697


  • Habitable Space: 72m²
  • Land Area: 2,084m²
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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Charming 2 bedroom country cottage in Normandy with character features and over 1/2 garden with a pretty old stone bakery and other outbuildings.

The cottage has been completely renovated over the last 12 years including re-wiring, double glazed windows, new kitchen and bathroom, electric heating and an all water septic tank. There are 2 outbuildings in excellent condition which would be ideal to convert into gîtes, subject to planning.   Viewing is highly recommended.

The cottage is in a quiet position, attached to a neighbouring property in a rural hamlet about 3 km from the small town of Barenton with a local supermarket, bakeries, pharmacy, hairdresser, post office, tabac and cafés. Further shopping can be found at Mortain and Domfront (10km) and St Hilaire du Harcouet (15 km). The ferry port of Caen Ouistreham  is about  1 hour 15 minutes away, served by Britanny Ferries from Portsmouth. St Malo with its ferry port is 1 1/2 hours away and Cherbourg is 2 hours. Calais and the Euro Tunnel are approximately a 5 hour drive.  Airports within 2 hours are Rennes, Deauville (Ryanair from Stansted), Dinard (Ryanair flights from Bristol, Birmingham, London Stansted and East Midlands) and Cherbourg (Flybe from Southampton).


On the ground floor –

Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen  5.82 x 5.54m – Double partly glazed doors and window to front elevation. Laminate flooring. Exposed Whitewashed beams. Granite fireplace with raised hearth and woodburner. Stairs to first floor. Electrics. Fitted kitchen with matching base and wall units. Space for freestanding fridge /freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Stainless steel sinks with mixer tap. Built-in electric oven and 4 ring gas hob. Worktops and tiled splashbacks.

On the First Floor –

Landing – Window to front elevation. Inset spotlights. Smoke detector. Stairs to second floor.

Cloakroom – Wood flooring. Hand basin. WC. Inset spotlights.

Bathroom 3.41 x 2.27m – Bath with tiled surround and mixer tap/shower fitment. Window to rear elevation. Vanity unit. Built-in shelves. Inset spotlights. Exposed beams. Shower with jets.

Bedroom 1 3.78 x 3.26m – Vent from woodburner. Convector heater. Window to front elevation. Exposed beams.

On the Second Floor –

Bedroom 2 5.25 x 2.50m Exposed “A” frame (whitewashed). Sloping ceilings. Velux windows to front and rear elevations. Wood flooring. Hot water cylinder. Vents from woodburner. Inset spotlights.


Gravel parking and turning area. Garden laid to lawn with shrub borders. Outside tap.

Old detached stone Bakery 4.64 x 3.99m Slate roof. Concrete floor. Bread oven.

Small paddock with field shelter.

Detached stone Barn 14.00 x 5.52m with slate roof (recent).

Detached stone and cob barn 13.00 x 5.82m under synthetic slate roof and wooden extension 6.97 x 6.80m.

Attached Shed.

Block built log store.  Old chicken coop.


Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected.    Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Heating is provided by a woodburner and electric convector heaters.

Please note : There is no energy rating for this property because the owners are unable to provide heating costs for the last 3 years.


Taxes Foncières – Approx. 399€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation –

Asking price – 76,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 6,700€

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 – 00697

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