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Detached country house with potential B&B or Gîte and nearly 3/4 acre, 15 minutes from the Coast



Property reference: SIF - 001842


  • Habitable Space: 156m²
  • Land Area: 2,709m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Garden
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

“The property’s situated in a peaceful setting in a quiet hamlet about a mile outside the village.  It’s conveniently situated about 10 mins from the A84, giving access to Caen – also for our motorhome to venture further afield.  We’ve been very fortunate to have really friendly and helpful neighbours, 2 of whom speak fluent English – you couldn’t wish for nicer neighbours.
The grandchildren love coming here as the zoo at Champrepus is a 5 minute drive and we’re only 25 minutes from the beaches.  There’s plenty to do here, but equally you can just relax in the garden and listen to the birds!
The property’s been sympathetically renovated to retain a lot of original features using traditional lime mortar.  The whole building has been rendered internally before the insulation was put in.  It offers comfortable living, with low energy bills.
We believe the main house, together with the boulangerie at the top of the garden would offer good business potential for running a gite or Air B&B.  The boulangerie hasn’t been renovated but there is an independent water supply there and it has been registered at the Maire’s office and Building Control for renovation at a later stage.”

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Detached country house with potential B&B or Gîte and nearly 3/4 acre, 15 minutes from the Coast

This house has been modernised by the current owners to offer bright and spacious accommodation.  There is the option of using one or both of the downstairs bedrooms as B&B rooms or an annexe if required. It would also be suitable for those wishing to live entirely on the ground floor.  A particular feature of the property is the lounge with its exposed beams.  Water and waste pipes are in place in case a new buyer wishes to make this room into a kitchen.  There is an old stone bakery which could also be renovated into a gîte, subject to planning.  It is situated in a pleasant rural hamlet with a large garden.  It has had some new flooring, drylining and insulation, plumbing, bathrooms and electricity. Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is conveniently placed within minutes of  shops and amenities.  The pretty market and tourist town of Villedieu-les-Poêles is 10 minutes away with mainline trains to Paris (approx. 2 hours 50 mins) and motorway access to the A84.  Gavray-sur-Sienne is 8.4km away.   It is 1 hour 10 minutes away from Caen Ouistreham Ferry port and 1 hour 20 minutes from Cherbourg.   The UNESCO heritage site of Mont Saint Michel is 40 minutes drive.    It is 15 minutes away from the coast at Granville.

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On the Ground Floor –

Dining Room   5.54 x 4.76m   Partly glazed door and side panel and window to front elevation.  Stairs to first floor with cupboards under housing hot water cylinder. Granite fireplace with woodburner.  Cupboard housing electrics.

Kitchen   4.74 x 2.80m   Window to front and rear elevations.  Tiled floor.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Built-in oven and recess for microwave. Space for upright fridge/freezer.  4-ring electric hob.  Ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Convector heater.  Worktop.

Cloakroom   Hand basin.  WC.  Tiled floor.  Inset spotlights.

Lounge   7.97 x 3.86m   2 sets of partly glazed patio doors to west and 2 windows to east elevations.  Wood flooring.  Exposed stone wall.  Woodburner (flued).  Window seat.  Exposed “A” frame.

Inner Hall   Partly glazed double doors to east elevation.  Wood flooring.  Built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 1   4.08 x 3.18m   Window to west elevation.  Wood flooring.  Convector heater.  Exposed beam.  Built-in wardrobe.  Door to study area.  Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room   2.48 x 2.04m   Window to west elevation.  Wood flooring.  Pedestal basin.  WC.  Corner shower.  Exposed beam.

Study Area/second entrance hall   3.28 x 3.10m   Partly glazed double doors to east elevation.  Wood flooring.  Stairs to first floor.

Bedroom 2   4.14 x 3.26m   Window to east elevation.  Wood flooring.  Exposed beams.

On the First Floor (via stairs from study area)

Studio/Bedroom 3   10.54 x 1.51m   Exposed “A” frame.  Window to north elevation.  Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom   2.36 x 1.51m   Exposed stone wall.  Sloping ceiling.  Pedestal basin.  WC.  Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.

On the First Floor (via stairs from dining room)

Landing   Door to stairs to second floor.  Hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 4   5.10 x 3.35m   Window to south elevation.  Wood flooring.  Ornamental fireplace.  Convector heater.  Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom   3.32 x 2.12m   Window to south elevation.  WC. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.  Pedestal basin.  Shower.  Wood flooring.  Inset spotlights. Wall-mounted heater.

Loft   5.90 x 2.40m   Boarded and insulated.  Skylight to north elevation.  Exposed “A” frame.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed stone walls.


Double gates lead to a gravel drive and ample parking.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedges. Enclosed vegetable plot.  Oak Shed (used as workshop)   4.50 x 3.00m   Concrete floor.  Power and light.  Plasterboarded.  Could be used as an office.

Detached Bread Oven   5.46 x 4.64m   Constructed of stone under a corrugated iron roof.Door and window to front elevation.  Granite fireplace.  First floor loft over.  Attached Open Barn   5.06 x 4.57m.  Attached chicken coop and a small stable.


Mains water and electricity are connected. There is a separate water connection to the old bakery.  Telephone is not connected, although the cable is live.  Drainage to a septic tank which will need replacing.  Heating is provided by 2 woodburners and electric convector heaters .


Taxes Foncières : 320€ per annum (likely to increase as the size of the accommodation has doubled)

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum (means tested)

Asking price : 161,000€ including Agency fees of 11,000€.  In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 12,300€

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.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling are between € and € per year.
Average energy prices indexed to 01/01/2021 (including subscriptions)

The costs are estimated according to the characteristics of your home and for a standard use on 5 uses (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, auxiliaries)

Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website: (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

SIF – 001842

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