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Part of a historic Manor House with outbuildings in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 001149


  • Habitable Space: 106m²
  • Land Area: 5,453m²
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

We have always loved this house’s position, always quiet and extremely private with just one neighbour at the end of a long lane on the edge of a really pretty and friendly village.
It must have been extremely important at one time as it’s ancient and more recent history even gets mentioned at length on a plaque in the village square!
The large modern country kitchen diner with its huge log burner is the heart of the house and opens directly into the south facing easily maintained back garden, a real sun trap. French rural bliss all year round!

Part of a historic Manor House with outbuildings in Normandy

The property is believed originally to have been built in 1561 and used as a refuge.  It was rebuilt after a fire in the last century.  It is semi-detached to the neighbouring property which still has intact turrets.  There is a pleasant outlook over open fields and there are several outbuildings.  The second floor of the house could easily be converted into additional bedrooms or one large master suite with en-suite bathroom and dressing room.  There is further potential to renovate the old detached stone house in the garden.  Viewing is highly recommended.

It is situated near Mortain where you will find shops, schools, doctors’ surgeries, supermarkets, etc. and local walking, and fishing. Extensive recreational facilities can be found nearby including local waterfalls and walking clubs, canoeing and outdoor sports. Major towns such as Caen, St Malo, St Lo, Falaise, Bayeux, Honfleur and Northern Brittany available for day trips. Normandy landing beaches are easily accessible. Suisse Normande and Spa towns 35 minutes drive. Choices of Golf Clubs with open availability for non members. Large French Mobile home site within 50 minutes for all resort facilities… pedaloes, canoe, football, fishing, pools with slides, snooker , entertainment. Sports centre with pool and slides, Go Karting and board park less than 15 minutes. Weekly market on a Tuesday in Sourdeval, including Livestock and Mortain on Saturday. 30 mins to Bowling, sports centers and 18 hole golf course and the forest of Saint Sever. Beaches within an hour, river activities/ forests/ spa resort within 45 minutes. The nearest Airport is at Dinard (70 miles), Ferry Port at Caen (50 miles) and the nearest train station is at Vire (15 miles) from where you can take a fast train to Paris.  The UNESCO heritage site of Mont Saint Michel is approximately 45 km.


On the ground floor –

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room  6.13 x 5.95m  Partly glazed door and side panel and window to front elevation.  Granite fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner.  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Fitted kitchen with range of matching base and wall units including plate rack.  Worktops and tiled splash-backs.  Built-in oven and electric hob.  Wine rack.  Sinks with mixer tap.  Space for upright fridge/freezer.  Exposed beams.  Door to stairs to first floor.  Electrics.

Lounge  6.00 x 2.66m  Tiled floor.  Radiator.  Glazed double doors to front elevation.

Inner Lobby  Tiled floor.

Shower Room  1.86 x 1.74m  Obscure glazed window to east elevation.  Tiled floor.  Partly tiled walls.  Vanity unit.  Shower.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.

Cloakroom  Fully tiled walls.  Window to rear elevation.  WC.

On the First Floor –

Landing  Granite fireplace.  Stairs to second floor.  Built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 1  4.55 x 3.99m  Window to front elevation.  Built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2  4.01 x 3.78m  Exposed beam.  Cupboard housing hot water cylinder.  Window to front elevation.  Built-in wardrobe.

Bathroom  2.45 x 1.86m  Exposed beam.  Hand basin.  WC.   Built-in shelves.  Heated electric towel rail.  Corner bath with shower over.

On the Second Floor –

Exposed stone walls and beams.  2 Velux windows to rear and window to west elevations.  Wood flooring.  Head height sufficient for easy conversion to further bedrooms if required.


Long tarmac drive.  Garden laid to lawn.  Decking area to the front of the house.  Outside tap.

To the rear of the property :

Attached block built Garage  9.53 x 4.72m  Mezzanine storage area. Storage room.

Wooden shed with tiled roof.

Open fronted Barn with corrugated iron roof  7.00 x 3.00m

Open fronted cob Barn  13.00 x 8.50m (overall)    Corrugated iron roof.  Lean-to on either side.

To the front of the property :

Separate Detached Barn  40.00 x 14.00m  Part stone with slate roof with attached timber and corrugated iron building divided into open storage with cider press, and 2 closed garages.

Detached Old Stone House  5.82 x 5.72m  (slate roof to be replaced)  Window and door to front elevation.  Fireplace.

Mains water and electricity.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank. Woodburner and electric heating.  Broadband internet connection believed to be available.

Please note : Whilst the Energy Report has been carried out there is no Energy Rating for this property because the owners do not have the last 3 years’ bills for full time occupation.


Taxes Foncières : Approx. 440€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 89,000 including Agency fees of 6,500€ + Notaire’s fee – 7,600€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 001149

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