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Ideal smallholding or equestrian property with 8 acres, potential gîte and outbuildings



Property reference: SIF - 001626


  • Habitable Space: 160m²
  • Land Area: 34,140m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Broadband
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Lake/Stream
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

The property is a tranquil idyllic private corner of paradise. It’s like a retreat where guests have always commented on how relaxing and calming the place is.The area is a beautiful tranquil and relaxing retreat from where you can enjoy the wildlife attracted to the area by the babbling river. The land has yielded two hay crops annually (May and Sep) and has previously accommodated 5 horses at grass.

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Ideal smallholding or equestrian property with 8 acres, potential gîte and outbuildings

This property is ideal for anyone wishing to own a smallholding and has possible income generating possibilities in the form of a small detached house (believed to have been a Shoemaker’s cottage) which requires the renewal of outline planning permission to finish the renovation.  The larger outbuilding has planning permission to create a separate entrance from the road. The main house is built of block which has been rendered under a slate and tile roof.  It has been sympathetically modernised and benefits from gas fired central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators in every room, recent electrics, insulation and double glazing.  There are phone and TV points throughout the house and reliable broadband connection.  The current owner has converted the attached garage into a ground floor bedroom with shower room and toilet and utility area.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is approximately 5 minutes away from a small town with amenities including a bank, supermarkets, restaurants, newsagents, doctor’s surgery, vet’s surgery and a school.  The larger towns of St Hilaire du Harcouët and Avranches are within easy reach for weekly markets.  It is situated approximately 30 minutes drive away from the coast and 1 hour and 15 minutes from the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham.

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On the ground floor –

Part glazed door leads to the 

Kitchen/breakfast room : 30m² – Window to the front elevation.  Fully fitted with a range of matching base units with work surfaces over and inset 1 3/4 bowl stainless steel sink unit.  Tiled floor.  Exposed beams.  Large original fireplace with woodburner.  Hand crafted oak stairs to first floor.

Rear Lobby Quarry tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Wall mounted boiler. Door and two windows to rear elevation. Part wood flooring. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

Cloakroom Quarry tiled floor. WC. Hand basin. Small window.

Shower Room Tiled floor. Partly tiled walls. Extractor. Corner shower. Ceramic vanity unit with mixer tap and mirror over.

Bedroom  1 3.75 x 2.73m Wood flooring. 2 Velux windows and window to rear elevation. Radiator. Exposed beam.

Lounge : 33m² – Recently converted from the attached barn.  Windows to the south west.  Radiator.  Large exposed oak beams.  Door to the front elevation.

Dining room : 24.8m² – Ornamental fireplace (could be re-instated if required), oak beams and large French windows leading out to the garden.

On the first floor –

Landing : 5.43m x 2.05m – Russian oak flooring.  Exposed beams.  Velux window. Radiator.

Master bedroom : 4.40m x 3.32m² – Double aspect room with windows to the front and side elevations affording superb views over the fields and river.  Sloping ceilings.  Original pine flooring. Large built-in wardrobes.  TV point. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 : 5.04m x 2.0m – Large velux window to the rear elevation.  Pine flooring.  Radiator.   TV point.

Bedroom 4 : 5.04m x 1.85m – Large velux window to the front elevation.  Pine flooring. TV point. Radiator.

Study : 6.98m x 1.84m – Window to front elevation. Exposed beams.  Oak flooring. Radiator.

Bathroom : White suite of full size bath, separate multi jet shower unit, vanity unit with hand basin and toilet.  Oak flooring.  Velux window to the rear elevation.


The property is approached via double gates and a gravel driveway which leads to a parking area.  The garden includes a vegetable garden, terrace, orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees which are enclosed and beyond that are the paddocks.  There is a working well which has been tested but will need a new pump.  The gardens are fully enclosed and a trout and salmon river creates a natural boundary to the south of the property.  There are 2 small oak framed colombage barns with concrete floors ideal for chickens, sheep, goats, etc. In total there is approximately 8 acres of well-drained and maintained land surrounding the property.  Separated from the main house and from each other is the barn and

DETACHED GÎTE (to finish) –

On the Ground Floor –

Living Room 5.10 x 4.65m Door and window to east and window to west elevations. Inset spotlights. Exposed beams. Stairs to first floor with storage space under. Electrics. Concrete floor. Opening to

Kitchen 4.35 x 2.69m Window to south and partly glazed door to west elevations. Exposed stone wall and beam. Plumbing, drainage and electrics available.

On the First Floor –

Shower Room (to finish) Plumbing and drainage available for shower, WC and hand basin. Velux window east elevation. Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 5.08 x 3.76m Exposed “A” frame and beams. 2 Velux windows to south and window to east elevation. Sloping ceiling.


Mains drainage, water, electricity, telephone and broadband.  Well water for outside use.  Gas fired central heating.


Taxes Foncières : €

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested and based on individual circumstances

Asking price : 298,500€ including Agency fees of 18,500€. In addition the buyer will need to pay the Notaire’s fee of 21,300€

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 between 2114 € and 2860 € 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 – 001626


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