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Habitable renovation project in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001117


  • Habitable Space: 63m²
  • Land Area: 3,367m²
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Views

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Habitable renovation project in Normandy!

Plenty of rustic charm in this detached house with large barn about 20 minutes from Bayeux in Normandy.  Once cleared there will be lovely open views over the valley.  The property stands in a prominent position with no neighbours. There is plenty of potential to create additional bedrooms on the first floor and extend in to the adjoining barn, subject to planning.   Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is in an enviable position, central to all major ports and attractions, with easy access to the famous D-Day Landing beaches (20 mins drive) and to/from the major ferry ports of Cherbourg and Caen (50 minutes); Carpiquet (Caen) airport (40 minutes) and Cherbourg airport (50 mins). It is situated near the village of Cerisy la Foret, midway between the major towns of Bayeux and St Lo.  The nearest mainline train station with trains to Paris (2 hours 30 minutes) is nearby.  Within a short distance is Cerisy Forest (forêt de Cerisy or forêt de Balleroy), is a 2,127 hectare (5,260 acre beech tree woodland (75% of the land), located in the French Calvados and Manche departments.  Since 1976 it has been a national nature reserve managed by l’Office national des forêts (ONF).

Bayeux, a most beautiful, picturesque medieval town is only 25 minutes drive.  St.Lo, situated approximately 18k south-west of the property has good shopping, leisure facilities (new aqua-park and golf-driving range), restaurants and an extensive Saturday morning market. The UNESCO heritage site of  Mont St. Michel is around 1 hour 20 minutes drive.  The beautiful sandy and spacious Normandy beaches, WWII museums and military cemeteries / memorials are 20-40 minutes, depending on which beach.

The closest village, 5 minutes away, is St Georges d’Elle which has a shop/bar.  Further facilities are available at the nearby village of St Clair sur Elle is the local village for general shopping and offers bar/restaurant,, butcher, supermarket, baker, garage, post office, doctor’s surgery, chemist, bank, 2 hairdressers and a small market on Tuesdays.


On the ground floor – 

Lounge/Dining Room  5.84 x 5.82m  Window and door to front and window to rear elevations.  Tiled floor.  2 original built-in cupboards.  Granite open fireplace with raised hearth.  Exposed beams.  Electrics.  2 radiators.

Kitchen  3.56 x 1.73m  Window to rear elevation.  Double stainless steel sink with mixer tap.  Space for free standing fridge/freezer.  Space for range style cooker.  Radiator.

Shower Room  1.71 x 1.63m  WC.  Hand basin.  Shower.  Window to rear elevation.  Radiator.

Bedroom  5.34 x 3.74m  Window to front elevation.  Radiator.  Cupboard housing electric meter.

On the first floor –

External stairs to loft space  12.00 x 4.97m  Part wood flooring.  Exposed “A” frame.  Hot water cylinder.  (Wood has been treated)

Occasional Bedroom  2.97 x 2.09m  Wood flooring.  Window to east elevation.  Exposed stone wall.


Attached Stone Barn  6.68 x 5.91m  Window to rear, door and 3 windows to front elevations.  Exposed stone walls.  Old wood-burner (not functioning).  Earth floor.  Attached Barn/Wood Store  5.91 x 5.18m  Door and window to front and 2 small windows to rear elevations.  Earth floor.  Exposed beams and stone walls.  Attached Lean-to Garden Shed/Stable.

The garden is laid to grass and mature trees.  Old Stone Bakery (ruin).  Old sundial or chimney.  Well.

Second detached stone building  with no roof (ideal to reinstate as garage).


Mains water and electricity are connected.  Telephone was connected previously.  Drainage is to a septic tank.  Broadband internet connection believed to be available.

Please note : There is no Energy Report for this property because there is no form of central heating.


Taxes Foncières :  190€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price  : 44,500€ including Agency fees of 4,500€ + Notaire’s fee – 4,600€

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 – 001117

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