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Countryside house, barn and gîte with 1.5 acres in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001327


  • Habitable Space: 100m²
  • Land Area: 6,500m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Countryside house, barn and gîte with 1.5 acres in Normandy

The property stands in a south-facing position in a quiet rural hamlet with a pleasant garden, large barn, orchard and old bakery which was used as a one room house some years ago – it would require renovating for use as a gîte.  The house itself is clean and tidy but would benefit from modernisation.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The house is situated near a village with a shop and 2 minutes drive from the small town of Saint Pois with every day amenities and school.  It is 15 minutes drive to the market town of Sourdeval and 15 minutes drive to Vire and Brécey. The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 10 minutes drive as is the Saint Sever forest. It is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados.  The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and it is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg.


On the ground floor –

Covered Porch

Kitchen/Dining Room  4.37 x 3.78m  Partly glazed door and window to front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Space for free standing cooker with extractor over.  Ceramic sink unit.  Wall units.

Inner Hall  Window to rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Stairs to first floor.  Hot water cylinder.

Cloakroom  Obscure glazed window to rear elevation.  Vents.  WC.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.

Lounge  4.47 x 4.43m  Window to front elevation.  Radiator.  Tiled floor.  Under stairs cupboard.

On the First Floor –

Landing  Wood flooring.  2 windows to rear elevation.  Radiator.  Hatch to loft space.

Bedroom 1  3.76 x 2.98m  Window to front elevation.  Wood flooring.  Radiator.  Telephone socket.

Bedroom 2  3.78 x 2.96m  Window to front elevation.  Wood flooring.  Radiator.

Bedroom 3   3.81 x 3.04m  Wood flooring.  Window to front elevation.  Radiator.

Bathroom  Hip bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and tiled surround.  Tiled floor.  Hand basin.  Radiator.  Obscure glazed window to rear elevation.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.


Tarmac drive leads to parking and turning area.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedges and shrubs.  Former vegetable garden and fruit trees.

Attached Store Room  (former stable)  5.42 x 4.66m   Loft space over.  Door and window to front elevation.   Concrete floor.  Power and light.  Old granite fireplace.

Attached Boiler Room  Constructed of timber under a corrugated iron roof.  Door to front elevation.


Detached Barn/Dairy  11.52 x 6.70m  Constructed of block under a roof and part wall cladding of Fibro cement.  Sliding metal door and 2 windows to front and rear elevations.  Boarded hay loft over.

Chicken coop constructed of block and timber with enclosure.

Separate Detached house constructed of block under a corrugated iron roof:  Living Room  6.15 x 4.75m    Loft over.  Partly glazed door and window to front elevation.  Exposed stone walls.  Granite fireplace.  Electric meter for house.

Attached Workshop  5.65 x 3.77m  Constructed of block and stone under a corrugated iron roof.  Concrete floor.  Door to front elevation.

Attached Open Fronted Double Car Port  8.18 x 5.66m

SERVICES : Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage is to a septic tank.  Single glazed oak framed windows with shutters (roller shutters on first floor).  Oil fired central heating.

Under new French legislation effective from 1st April 2013 this property is unrated in it’s Energetic Performance Test because the Vendors do not have the last 3 years heating bills.


Taxes Foncières : Approximately 328€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 124,000€ including Agency fees of 9,000€. Notaire’s fee – 9,900€

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 – 001327

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