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Country house for sale in the Orne, Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 00658


  • Habitable Space: 194m²
  • Land Area: 1,800m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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Country house standing in a walled formal garden orginally believed to have been built in the mid 19th Century as a coaching stop.

Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the charm of this property which benefits from double glazed windows with shutters, a recently fitted bathroom and a conservatory.  The property looks across a gravel parking and turning area to the D21 but is surrounded by fields.  To the side and separate from the house is an old barn which can be used as car port, wood store and workshop.  The rear garden is a particular feature of the property.

The property is in the Swiss Normandy area about midway between Caen and Le Mans.   The nearest neighbours are about half a kilometer from the property and the village of Briouze with all amenities.  The major town of Flers is about ten miles away.   It is conveniently located about 3-4 hours from the Channel Tunnel, 2 hours from the Newhaven to Dieppe route or 1 hour’s drive to Caen Ouistreham.  The Normandy battlefields and beaches are about an hour and a half away.


On the ground floor –

Entrance Hall  5.34 x 1.51m  Partly glazed door to front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Stairs to first floor with storage cupboard under.  Glazed double doors to

Dining Room  5.35 x 3.44m  Window to front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Glazed double doors to conservatory.  Small pane glazed door to

Lounge  5.35 x 4.93m  Brick fireplace (not operational) with wood mantel.  Tiled floor.  Window to front elevation.  2 radiators.  Exposed stone.  Glazed door to rear elevation.  Small pane glazed door to –

Boiler Room  2.26 x 1.81m  Tiled floor.  Window. Boiler.  Cupboard housing electrics.  Spotlights.

Cloakroom  Window to front elevation.  Pedestal basin. Radiator.  WC.  Tiled floor. Spotlights.  Extractor.

Snug  5.35 x 3.95m  Tiled floor.  2 windows to front elevation.  2 radiators.  Fireplace with woodburner.  Telephone socket.  Glazed double doors to

Conservatory  6.14 x 2.47m Slate roof.  Radiator.  Tiled floor.  Large glazed patio doors opening onto garden.

Kitchen  5.35 x 2.34m  Windows to front and rear elevations.  Stainless steel sinks with mixer tap.  4 ring electric hob and electric fan oven.  Tiled floor.  Range of matching base and wall units. Worktops with tiled splashbacks.  Radiator.  Built-in fridge.  Plumbing and space for dishwasher and washing machine.  Recess for freezer.  Built-in wine rack and open shelving.

On the First Floor –

Landing  Door to stairs to second floor.  Radiator.  Window to rear elevation.  Telephone socket.  Built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 1  5.35 x 354m  2 windows to front and rear elevations. 2 radiators.

Bathroom  2.36 x 2.14m  Window to front elevation. Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Radiator.  WC.  Ventilation.  Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and shower screen, tiled surround.

Bedroom 2  3.90 x 2.45m  Window to front elevation. Built-in cupboards.  Radiator.

Master Bedroom   5.35 x 4.87m (max)  Hatch to loft space.  Wood flooring.  2 radiators.  Window to front and rear elevations.   Small pane glazed door to –

En-Suite Bathroom   Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and tiled surround.  Pedestal basin.  WC.  Wood flooring.  Ventilation.


Double wooden gates to front of house opening into gravelled courtyard, parking and turning area.  Partly walled garden enclosed by mature evergreen hedges.  Mature trees.  Detached stone and block barn under slate roof 17.00 x 3.30m  used as open fronted car port, garden shed and storage.  Attached to the house is a small room housing oil storage tank.

The lawned rear garden is partly walled.  Mature shrub borders.  Large established trees and rose beds with gravel walkways. Pergola with outside seating/dining area.

Outside lighting.  Well.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Oil fired central heating (new  boiler fitted about 10 years ago) and woodburner.

Please note : There is no Energy Rating for this property as the owner does not have the last 3 years bills for energy consumption for full time occupancy of the property.


Taxes Foncières : € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 182,000€ including Agency fees of 12,000€ + Notaire’s fee 13,700€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 00658

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