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House with 2.5 acres and 2 carp ponds in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001319


  • Habitable Space: 165m²
  • Land Area: 10,400m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Balcony
  • Broadband
  • Garage
  • Lake/Stream
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Message From The Seller

The things I like most about the property is the wonderful tranquil location and the garden which I have managed for the considerable wildlife interest, whilst the fruit and vegetable gardens are both very productive without requiring much labour to maintain.

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This spacious, beautifully presented detached house is in an enviable rural setting and stands on grounds of about 2 1/2 acres including 2 carp ponds.

The property has undergone a complete renovation programme and now offers beautifully presented, versatile accommodation with an interesting room arrangement on different levels which makes the house unique.  The house benefits from double glazing, a well and spring water, gas central heating and electric underfloor heating in the Kitchen.  The boiler was replaced in January 2012 and the all-water septic tank was installed in November 2012.

The nearby village of Montsecret is only 2 km, and has a  village shop with dépôt de pain and post office.  The property is midway between Vire and Flers (both a 20 minute drive) which both offer all major facilities, including daily trains to Paris.  Tinchebray and Vassy are about  10 minutes drive away.  The ferry port at Caen Ouistreham is 1 hour’s drive, Cherbourg is 1 1/2 hour’s drive and Calais is 3 1/2 hour’s drive.  The airport can be reached in under 90mins.


On the ground floor –

Entrance Porch : 1.44m x 1.43m – Double glazed French doors to the east elevation.  Window to the south elevation.  Tiled floor.  Exposed stone wall.  Built-in cupboards.  Double glazed French doors to –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room : 3.77m x 3.72m – Window to the front elevation.  Range of matching cream base and wall units complemented by solid beech worktops with tiled splashbacks.  Inset 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap.  4 ring electric hob with extractor fan over and electric double oven.  Built in fridge and dishwasher.  Exposed beam.  Tiled floor.  Double French doors to the conservatory.  Archway to –

Utility Room : 2.26m x 1.99m – Window to the west elevation.  Tiled floor.  Space for upright freezer and cooker.  Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.  Wall mounted gas boiler.  Ceramic sink with mixer tap.

Cloakroom : Window to the rear elevation.  Radiator.  Toilet.  Extractor fan.

Conservatory : 4.63m x 4.03m – 4 sets of sliding patio doors (one of which opens on to the terrace).  Door to –

Boot Room : 4.02m x 1.70m – Window to rear elevation.  Glazed door and window to the west elevation.  Tiled floor.

Living Room/Dining Room : 44m²  – Double aspect with 2 windows and a glazed door to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation. 3 radiators.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.  Exposed stone and beams.

Half landing : Window to the rear elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom 1 : 3.86m x3.66m – 2 windows to the front elevation.  Radiator.  Door to –

En-suite shower room : 2.18m x 1.89m – Window to the west elevation.  Corner shower with jets.  Pedestal hand basin with tiled splashback.  Toilet.  Tiled floor.  Heated towel rail.

On the first floor –

Cloakroom : Velux window to the rear elevation.  Hand basin.  Tiled floor.

Bedroom 2 : 4.26m x 2.73m – Window to the front elevation.  Built in cupboards.

Bathroom : 3.10m x 2.22m – Velux window to the rear elevation. Bath with tiled surround and mixer/shower tap adjustment.  Toilet.  Heated towel rail.  Vanity unit with marble top and mirror.

Bedroom 3 : 5.74m x 3.24m – Double aspect with glazed French doors to east elevation and juliette balcony and window to front elevation.  2 radiators.

Bedroom 4 : 4.80m x3.22m – Double aspect with velux window to the rear elevation and window to the front elevation.  Radiator.


The access lane is to the front of the property and leads to a parking, hardstanding and turning area and a detached stone outbuilding which is divided into workshop, wine cellar, wood store and a car port for 2 cars.  The mature garden is laid to lawn with flower and shrub beds and borders. There are a variety of soft fruit trees, and orchard with plum and apple trees.  Cob nuts, sweet chesnut and walnut trees.  To the west elevation of the house there is a terrace and landscaped gravel garden. Outside tap.  Polytunnel and raised vegetable and herb beds.  Asparagus bed.  There are 2 large ponds stocked with carp.  Open fronted field shelter/shed with tool shed attached.  Wild flower meadow. Paddock with stone barn/field shelter.


Mains water, telephone and electricity.  All water septic tank.  Broadband internet connection.  Gas central heating.


Taxes Foncières :  1,115 € per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price  : 319,900€ including Agency fees of 20,000€. Notaire’s fee – 22,600€.

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 – 001319

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