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Delightful house and gîte with 1 acre landscaped gardens



Property reference: SIF - 00443


  • Habitable Space:
  • Land Area: 4,200m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Views

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Spacious detached stone house and 1 bedroom gîte in tranquil landscaped garden of 1 acre.  Ideal for extended family or guests.

The property has been renovated by the present owners and is ideal for a home and income or for an extended family.  The property benefits from double glazed windows, rewiring, new kitchen and bathrooms to the main house.  The house is in a quiet rural position and viewing is highly recommended.

The property is located in Orne in the Normandy region of France. The closest airport  is Deauville Airport (99 km) also within reach are Dinard Airport (100 km), Rennes Airport (101 km), or Angers Airport (128 km). The UNESCO Heritage site of Mont St Michel is 58 km away and the coast at Granville is about 1 1/2 hours’ drive.  It is about 25 minutes to a 9 hole golf course Golf De Bagnoles – Route de Domfront at Bagnoles sur Orne.  The ferry ports are within easy reach – 1 hour to Caen Ouistreham, 4 1/2 hours to Calais, 2 1/2 hours to Le Harvre port or Cherbourg. It is about 2 hours 15 mins to Paris by train.  The pretty village of Lonlay l’Abbaye is about 6 km away.  More extensive facilities can be found in the historic town of Domfront, which is a 15 minute drive and the town of Flers with a swimming pool, bowling, restaurants, shops and schools (about 10 minutes drive) or Vire (15 minutes drive).


On the ground floor –

Living room : 5.92m x 4.66m – Glazed door and window to the front elevation.  Window to the rear elevation.  Fireplace with woodburner. Tiled floor.  Built-in cupboard housing electrics.  Stairs to first floor with understairs cupboard.  Exposed beams.  Small pane glazed door to –

Dining room : 5.92m x 3.22m – Glazed French doors to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  Exposed beams.  Electric convector heater.  Tiled floor.  Small pane glazed door to –

“L” shaped kitchen/breakfast room : 5.11m x 3.52m and 1.68m x 1.62m – Glazed door to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Fireplace.  Inset spotlights.  Exposed beams.  Space for 3/4 size range-style cooker.  Recently fitted range of matching base units with worktops over and tiled splashbacks.  Inset single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Woodburner.

Utility room : 1.64m x 1.54m – Glazed door to the front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Plumbing and space for washing machine.  Worktop with tiled splashback.

Shower room : Toilet.  Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Exposed beam.  Fully tiled floor and walls.  Extractor fan.  Corner shower. Heated towel rail.

On the first floor – 

Landing : Velux window to the rear elevation.  Sloping ceiling.  Laminate floor.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 1 : 6.02m x 4.88m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.  Laminate floor.  Door to –

“Jack & Jill” Bathroom : 3.87m x 1.53m – Door from landing and Bedroom 1.  Window and velux window to the front elevation.  Heated towel rail.  Vanity unit.  Tiled walls.  Bath.  Corner shower.  Toilet.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 2 : 4.34m x 3.05m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Laminate floor.  Sloping ceiling.

Games room : 6.38m x 5.32m – To finish – could be converted into a third bedroom if required.  Window to the front elevation.  Hot water cylinder.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed stone walls and beams.


On the ground floor –

Open plan living room and kitchen : 5.82m x 3.49m – 2 pairs of glazed French doors to the front elevation and 2 small windows to the rear.  Windows to the south east and west elevations.  Stairs to first floor.  Tiled floor.  Exposed beams.  Range of base and wall units incorporating double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap.  Granite effect worktops with tiled splashbacks.  Space for freestanding cooker and fridge.  Inset spotlights.  Woodburner.

On the first floor –

Bedroom : 5.80m x 2.07m – Window to the north elevation and velux to the west.  Exposed beams.  Tiled floor.

Shower room : Windows to the south and west elevations.  Toilet.  Heated towel rail.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.  Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.  Corner shower with jets.  Tiled floor and walls.


The garden is a particular feature of this property and extends to just over 1 acre.  Careful attention has been given by the present owners to ease of maintenance combined with colour and interest.  The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrub borders.  It is well established, secluded and accessed via double wrought iron gates which lead to a gravel drive, parking and turning area.  There are 2 seedless grape vines, a fig tree, blueberries, damsons, walnuts, sweet chestnuts, 3 eating cherries, 2 peach, 2 victoria plum, dwarf pears, 5 eating apples, bramley apples and cider apples.  Attached to the main house is a 2 storey double garage with mezzanine storage over (6.78m x 3.44m and 6.78m x 3.94m).

Stone woodstore.  Gazebo and above ground pool area.


Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage to an all water septic tank which serves both properties. Electric heating and woodburner.

There is no energy rating for this property because the Vendors do not have the last 3 years’ energy bills.


Taxes Foncières : € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 161,000 including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 12,200€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 00443

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