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Imposing 5 bedroom detached house with nearly 2 acres and cottage to renovate



Property reference: SIF - 001732


  • Habitable Space: 174m²
  • Land Area: 7,185m²
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Broadband
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Imposing 5 bedroom detached house with nearly 2 acres and cottage to renovate in a rural hamlet with far-reaching views over surrounding countryside

The property  is a south facing granite farmhouse, typical of the area & built during the 17th Century. It’s located in a beautiful spot with stunning views over the Vire valley and benefits from just under 2 acres of garden and grounds.  There is further potential to extend the accommodation into the loft  room, or extend into the attached workshop and create a gîte in the adjoining cottage which needs renovating.  The house has oil fired central heating and some double glazed windows and shutters.  It has been run in the past as a successful Bed & Breakfast establishment with 2 or 3 letting rooms.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated on the Manche/Calvados border and is only 1 hour away from the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham and 3 hours from Paris.  Calais is about 4 hours away.  The beach at Granville is approximately 30 minutes drive, as is the UNESCO heritage site of the Mont Saint Michel.  The nearest main town is Villedieu-les-Poêles about 10 minutes drive away and Vire is approximately 15 minutes distant.  The property is also well placed to pick up the A84 motorway at Pont-Farcy or Villedieu-les-Poêles.

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On the ground floor – 

Kitchen/dining room : 6.10m x 5.75m – Window and glazed French doors to the front elevation and small window to the rear elevation.  2 radiators.  Tiled floor.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.  Cupboard housing electric fusebox.  Exposed beams. Range of matching base units with solid wood work surfaces and tiled splashbacks.  Space and plumbing dishwasher.  Space for an under counter fridge.  Space for freestanding range-style cooker.  Ceramic 1 1/4 bowl sink unit with mixer tap.  Understairs storage cupboard.  Stairs to first floor.

Utility room : 4.21m x 3.54m – Glazed double doors to the front elevation.  Ceramic sink.  Boiler.  Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Door to –

Wine cellar/store 3.54 x 2.29m Window to the rear elevation.

Cloakroom : Toilet. Hand basin.

Lounge : 6.10m x 3.62m – Double aspect with glazed double doors to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Door to stairs.

On the first floor –

Landing : Window to the front elevation.

Bedroom 1 : 4.59m x 4.22m – Window to the rear elevation.  Electric radiator.  Door to –

En-suite shower room : Shower.  Handbasin with mirror and light over.  Toilet.  Extractor fan.  Tiled floor.  Heated electric towel rail.

Bedroom 2 : 4.84m x 3.52m – Window to the front elevation.  Stone walls.  Stairs to Mezzanine.  Door to –

En-suite bathroom : Bath with fully tiled surround and mixer/shower tap and shower screen over.  Toilet.  Pedestal hand basin.  Extractor fan.  Electric radiator.  Tiled floor.

Mezzanine bedroom :  (4m x 3.41m) – Velux window to the front elevation.  Wooden floor.  Exposed beams.

2nd landing (access via Kitchen) : Wooden floor.

Study/Bedroom 3 : 2.78m x 2.22m  – Window to the rear elevation.  Radiator.  Door to –

Jack and Jill Shower Room : 2.53 x 1.70m Extractor fan.  Heated towel rail.  Vanity unit.  Part tiled walls.  Large shower.  Toilet.

Bedroom 4 : 5.72m x 3.47m – 2 windows to the front elevation.  Radiator.  Wood floor.  Door to Jack and Jill Shower Room.

Bedroom 5 : 4.65m x 3.65m –  Window to the front elevation.  Radiator.  Door to –

En-suite Bathroom : 3.77m x 1.64m – Wooden panelling.  Bath with fully tiled surround and mixer/shower tap and screen over.  Pedestal hand basin.  Heated towel rail.  Toilet.  Extractor fan.

On the second floor –

Landing : Window to the rear elevation.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 5/Study : 4m x 3.85m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams. Radiator.  Laminate floor.  Built-in cupboard.

Attic : Boarded with skylight and window to the front elevation.


Double gates lead to a gravel driveway and turning area.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.  Part-walled garden. Vegetable garden.  2 walnut trees.  Raspberry canes.  Apple trees.  Well with pump to vegetable garden and trough in the lower part of the garden.

Attached to the house is a 3 storey cottage to renovate – it is built of stone with a recent synthetic slate roof.

On the ground floor – Room 6.22 x 5.13m – Door and window to the front elevation.  Granite fireplace.  Earth floor.  Stairs to 1st floor.

On the first floor – Room 6.22 x 5.13m – Window to the front and west elevations.  Fireplace.  Hatch to second floor.

Attached stone and cob building divided into 2 woodsheds each with a door to the front elevation (4.73 x 2.16m and 4.73 x 2.49m).

Timber open-fronted barn 6.48 x 5.41m currently arranged as storage area and stable with concrete floor, power and light.  Door to the rear.  Stairs to hay loft. Attached block built garage 4.30 x 3.37m – currently used as a stable with access from the barn.  Separate stone barn with a corrugated iron roof with chicken run.  Attached to the house is a Workshop 6.83 x 2.44m – Door to the front elevation.  Hot water cylinder.  Power and light.  Concrete floor.  Oil storage tank. Separate stone building with corrugated iron roof.  Paddock.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage to an all water septic tank.  Fibre-optic internet connection.  Oil fired central heating.


Taxes Foncières : Approx. 450€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 293,500€ including Agency fees of 18,500€. In addition the buyer will need to pay the Notaire’s fee of 20,900€

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   € and  € 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 environmental risks to which this property is exposed is available with us or on the Géorisques website: 

Property Ref : SIF – 001732

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