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House with carp lake,14 acres, gîte and barn for sale



Property reference: SIF - 00369


  • Habitable Space: 146m²
  • Land Area: 58,583m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Lake/Stream
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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House with carp lake, 14 acres, gîte, barn and fishing cabin for sale.  The lake is over 1 hectare.

The property is built of stone with a slate roof and benefits from partial double glazing.  It is situated in a quiet rural hamlet.  The land is arranged to accommodate equestrian enthusiasts as well as providing fishing opportunities.

The property is situated near a village with a  bar/shop and bakery.  10 minutes drive to the market town of Sourdeval and 15 minutes drive to Vire.  The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 10 minutes drive as is the Saint Sever forest.  It is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados,  10 minutes from Sourdeval or Saint Pois the nearest towns.  The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/breakfast room : 6.56m x 3.56m – 1/2 glazed door and side panels and window to the north west elevation.  Tiled floor.  Inset spotlights.  Range of matching base and wall units including display cabinets.  Ceramic butler sink with mixer tap. Ample roll edged work surfaces with tiled splashbacks.  Space and plumbing for dishwasher.  Space for rangestyle cooker.   Stairs to first floor with understairs storage and utility area and space and plumbing for washing machine.

Lounge/dining room : 9.25m x 6.56m – Door and 2 windows to the front and rear elevations.  Television aerial socket.  Granite fireplace with wooden mantel and raised hearth with woodburner and back boiler.  Tiled floor.  Exposed beams.  Wall cupboard housing electrics.

On the first floor –

Study area : 3.72m x 3.25m – 1/2 glazed door to external staircase.  Laminate floor.  Exposed beams.  Exposed stone wall.  Sloping ceiling.

Bathroom : 3.76m x 2.65m – Velux window to the rear elevation.  Hot water cylinder.  Sloping ceiling.  Pedestal hand basin.  Toilet.  Freestanding claw foot bath. Corner shower unit with jets.  Exposed stone.

Landing : 6.07m x 1m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams.  Laminate floor.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 1 : 3.25m x 2.96m – Velux window to the rear elevation.  Exposed stone and beams.  Sloping ceiling.  Vent from fireplace.

Bedroom 2 : 3.07m x 2.62m – Velux window to the rear elevation.  Laminate floor.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3 : 4.67m x 3.54m – Velux window to the rear elevation and window to the west elevation overlooking the lake.  Sloping ceiling.  Hatch to loft space. Exposed beams.  Eaves storage cupboard.  Telephone point.


A five bar wooden gate and gravel drive lead to a parking and turning area.  The garden is laid to lawn with a seating area.  Large detached stone barn (13.36m x 5.84m) with slate roof (previously had outline planning consent to convert into additional accommodation).  There is an attached block built stable with area of concrete hardstanding in front.  The remaining land is used for grazing.

There is a separate detached gîte to finish renovating with another access which also leads to the lake when required.  It is built of rendered block under a corrugated iron roof.


On the ground floor –

Living room : 5.25m x 3.18m – 1/2 glazed door to rear elevation and west elevation overlooking the lake.  Stairs to first floor.  Granite fireplace.  Exposed beams.  Door to –

Kitchen/dining room : 4.65m x 3.31m – Windows to the front and rear elevations.  Ceramic sink.  Tiled floor.

On the first floor –

Landing : Wooden floor.

Shower room : 3m x 1.72m – (To finish) – Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Tiled shower surround.

Bedroom 1: 3.53m x 2.86m – Window to the east elevation.  Wooden floor.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 2 : 3.07m x 2.86m – Glazed door the west elevation and balcony overlooking lake.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.  Wooden floor.

Hardstanding for static caravan (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions).

Fishing cabin (to renovate) built of wood. Steps lead up to balcony.  It is divided into a shower room – 3m x 1.72m – To finish.  Corner shower and toilet.  Living area – 5.19m x 3.97m – Double, glazed French doors and 2 windows to the front elevation overlooking the lake.  Windows to the south and north elevations.

The lake is a private, category 2 spring fed lake covering 10, 760m² with a maximum width of 190m and length of 110m.  The average depth is 1m and the maximum depth is 2.5m.  There are 6 fishing pegs and the lake is stocked with carp up to 50lb.  There is a separate stock pond.


Mains water and electricity are connected.  Drainage to a septic tank.  Separate all water septic tank for the gîte and fishing cabin.  Woodburner with backboiler supplies central heating.


Taxes Foncières :  856€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 267,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 19,100€

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 – 00369

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