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Detached family house which has been used as a B&B with 4 letting rooms



Property reference: SIF - 001691


  • Habitable Space: 320 m2
  • Land Area: 2,057 m2
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Balcony
  • Broadband
  • Garage
  • Off-road parking space
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

We have always enjoyed entertaining guests as well as friends and family at La Haute Herbelais, winter in the dining and living rooms and summer on the terrace and gardens. The house is brilliant for receiving guests of all types. It is perfect for chambre d’hote business. A guest entrance, guest stairs and guest lounge/breakfast room make it very friendly for all concerned  It is a ‘welcoming’ house and we will miss it.

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Detached family house which has been used as a B&B with 4 letting rooms

The property is in good order throughout and offers comfortable living accommodation.  The roof was replaced in 2012 and loft insulation and a pellet burner were added in 2021.  In the past there have been 4 letting rooms – 2 with en-suite bathrooms and 2 with a shared bathroom.  There is plenty of parking and a pretty, mature garden.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated in a quiet rural hamlet about 8 km from the renowned Spa town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne with its healing thermal waters, open daily from March to October,  golf course, lake and restaurants.  For the gambling enthusiast there is a casino and a racecourse.  The centre piece is its lake which is surrounded by elegant buildings, the most commanding of which is the casino. Across the lake is a park with a wood surrounded racecourse. The town is overlooked by the Rock of the Dog from where you can obtain spectacular views of the lake and surrounding countryside.  The medieval town of Domfront (24 km), and La Ferté-Macé (9 km) are a short drive away.  The famous Normandy Beaches are approximately 1 1/2 hours away and the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont Saint Michel is a couple of hours’ drive.  There is a 95 hectare lake, Lake Rabondanges, a short distance away where you can, in the summer, waterski, canoe or enjoy a cruise.

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On the Ground Floor –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.72 x 3.90m Window to front elevation. Glazed double doors opening onto terrace. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit and wine rack. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Built-in oven and 4 ring hob (3 gas and 1 electric) with extractor hood over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Worktops and tiled splash-backs. Radiator. Tiled floor. Exposed beams.

Utility Area 3.34 x 2.84m Tiled floor. Radiator. Base and wall units. Work surfaces. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Ceramic sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to basement.

Rear Hall Stairs to first floor. Tiled floor. Door to garage.

Boiler Room Hot water cylinder. Tiled floor. Boiler.

Study 3.84 x 3.12m Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed beams. Inset spotlights. Part wood panelled walls. Telephone socket. Arch to:

Dining Room 5.84 x 5.06m 3 radiators. Glazed double doors and window with seat under to front elevation. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Arch to:

Cloakroom Window to rear elevation. Pedestal basin. Part wood panelled walls. Tiled floor. Cupboard housing fuse board and coat hanging space.

Toilet Tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to rear elevation. WC. Part wood panelled walls. Exposed beam.

Lounge 5.90 x 5.20m Window and glazed door and side panel to front elevation. 2 radiators. Tiled floor. Display recess with shelving. Exposed beams. Granite fireplace with pellet burner. Window seat.

Guest Lounge/Breakfast Room 6.18 x 5.90m Tiled floor. Window to side, window and glazed door and side panel to front elevation. Exposed beams. 3 radiators. Granite fireplace. Stairs to first floor. Display recess with shelving. Central heating thermostat.

On the First Floor –

Landing 6 windows to rear elevation. 2 radiators. 2 hatches to loft. Airing cupboard with radiator. Built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 1 4.08 x 3.56m Double aspect. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

Laundry Room 4.18 x 2.24m (ideal to create en-suite or dressing room) Window to front elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 5.28 x 3.24m (max) Window to front elevation. Radiator. Recess with hanging rail and shelf.

Bedroom 3 5.23 x 3.26m Glazed double doors to front elevation opening onto balcony. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 5.27 x 3.59m Glazed double doors to front elevation opening onto balcony. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom 3.78 x 2.95m Window to front elevation. Heated towel rail. Vanity unit. Corner shower. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. WC.

Shower Room 3.37 x 1.46m Partly tiled walls and tiled floor. Radiator. Pedestal basin. WC. Large walk-in shower

Bedroom 5 4.84 x 3.71m Glazed double doors to front elevation and balcony. Radiator. Telephone socket. Door to bathroom.

Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC.

Bathroom 3.90 x 2.31m Window to front elevation. Radiator. Tiled floor. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment, screen and tiled surround. Twin vanity unit.

Bedroom 6 4.83 x 3.90m Glazed double doors to front elevation and balcony. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room 2.99 x 2.03m Window to rear elevation. Vanity unit. Radiator. Tiled floor and walls. WC. Large walk-in shower. Heated towel rail.


Large drive giving parking for several cars and leading to:

Attached Garage 9.22 x 5.45m Wooden sliding door to front elevation. Concrete floor. Power and light. Oil storage tank. Electric meter. Hot water cylinder supplying hot water to kitchen.

Brick paviour terrace and gravel seating area.

Beautiful garden with mature hedging, trees and shrubs. Well (needs new pump). No garden to the rear of the house.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating and a pellet burner. Drainage to a septic tank.  Broadband internet connection.  Single glazed windows.


Taxes Foncières : 1,600€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 240,000€ including Agency fees of 15,000€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 18,500€

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 from 2,731€ 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 )

Property Ref : SIF – 001691

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