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Completely renovated house in quiet rural hamlet



Property reference: SIF - 00147


  • Habitable Space: 212m²
  • Land Area: 3,754m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Patio/Terrace

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This superb house  is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados, 3 kms from Sourdeval, the nearest town. Only a few minutes drive away, the town offers every amenity including two banks and supermarkets. Market day is held every Tuesday morning, as is the livestock market. The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg. A little further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, the Mont St Michel. The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 20 minutes drive, as is the Saint Sever forest.

The  house has been carefully restored by local Artisans and the quality of workmanship shows through.  The accommodation is versatile and has been set out to allow for either end of the house to be closed off and used for B&B guests or family whilst maintaining the privacy of the main house.  There are separate accesses and stairs to the first floor at either end.  The property is built of stone under a new slate roof and benefits from a new all water septic tank, new wiring, new windows and doors and gas fired central heating.


On the ground floor – 

Fitted kitchen/breakfast room : 6.06m x 4.9m – Double aspect room with original stable effect door and window to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  With modern stone floor.  Exposed beams.  Understairs storage cupboard.  Stairs to first floor.  Range of matching cream base units with integrated dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, electric oven and hob with extractor fan over and solid marble worktops with tiled splashbacks.  Wall units including some glass fronted display cupboards.  2 full height larder cupboards.  Pelmet lighting. Oak double doors to the dining room and lounge.  Radiator.

Lounge : 6.43m x 6.15m – Double aspect room with 2 sets of French doors to the front elevation and the terrace and another set to the rear elevation.  Feature stained glass window to the west.  Granite fireplace with woodburner and internal lighting.  2 radiators with covers.  Oak floor.  Exposed beam.  Exposed stone wall.  Handmade oak staircase to first floor.

Dining room : 6.15m x 3.93m – Double aspect room with windows to the front and rear elevations.  Granite fireplace with woodburner and internal lighting.  Oak floor.  2 radiators.

Sun room : 6.15m x 3.35m – Double aspect room with French doors to the south elevation and terrace and French door and window to the rear elevation.  Built in cupboard housing boiler.  Radiator with cover.  Spiral stairs to first floor.

On the first floor –

(Main house – above the kitchen/breakfast room and dining room and accessed via the stairs from the kitchen)

Landing – Carpeted throughout.  Radiator.  Built-in cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 1 : 3.63m x 2.94m – Window to the front elevation.  Radiator. Door to –

En-suite bathroom : 2.96m x 2.53m – White suite of panelled bath, low level toilet, pedestal hand basin and shower cubicle.  Fully tiled floor and walls.  Velux window to the rear elevation.  Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 : 3m x 2.94m – Window to the front elevation.  Radiator.

Bedroom 3 : 3.60m x 3.26m – Window to the front elevation.  Radiator.

Family bathroom : 2.73m x 2.54m – White suite of low level toilet, pedestal hand basin, panelled bath and shower cubicle.  Exposed beams.  Velux window to the rear elevation.  Heated towel rail.

(Above the Lounge and accessed via the handmade oak staircase)

Master bedroom suite : 6.30m x 4.47m – 2 French doors to the front (south) elevation with “Juliette” balconies.  Fully carpeted.  Exposed beams and A frame.  Exposed stone wall.  Radiator.  Door to –

En-suite shower room : 2.95m x 1.41m – With fully tiled floor and walls.  White suite of large shower, pedestal hand basin and low level toilet.  Heated towel rail.  Velux to the rear elevation.  Shaver socket.

Walk-in dressing room : 3.02m x 1.67m – Window to the rear elevation.  Radiator.  Expposed beams.  Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.  Loft access.

(Above the Sun Room accessed via a spiral staircase)

Bedroom 5 : 4.52m x 3.36m – Exposed stone wall.  Exposed beams.  Window to the front elevation.  Radiator.  Door to –

En-suite shower room : 1.61m x 1.51m – Fully tiled floor and walls.  White suite of shower cubicle, low level toilet and pedestal hand basin.  Heated towel rail.  Shaver socket.  Velux window to the rear elevation.


The property is at the end of a “no through road” in a small hamlet, surrounded by open farmland.  It is approached via a gravel driveway leading to parking and turning area.  There is a large paved  terrace which runs along the front of the property.  The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn for ease of maintenance.  Wooden garden shed.  Old stone bakery ( 31m²) with a slate roof and water and electricity connected – this would make an ideal project for someone wishing to create a gîte, subject to planning consent.


Mains water, electricity and telephone.  Broadband internet connection.  Gas fired central heating.  Drainage to an all water Septic tank.


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Asking price : 298,900€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 19,200€

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 – 00147

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