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Pretty detached cottage with beautiful half acre garden



Property reference: SIF - 001196


  • Habitable Space: 103m²
  • Land Area: 2,199m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Off-road parking space
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Pond/Water feature

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Pretty detached cottage with beautiful half acre garden – ideal for retirement, holiday home or first time buy.

All the major renovation works were carried out between 2002 and 2005 including the roof, an all water septic tank, rewiring, new kitchen and bathrooms.  The property also benefits from double glazed windows throughout and wooden shutters.  There is a beautiful garden of about half an acre with ornamental pond, fixed gazebo and a car port/outside dining area to the front of the house.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated in the Selune Valley on the boundary of the ‘Parc Naturel Regional Normandie Maine’, amidst rolling countryside in a small rural hamlet.   Nearest main facilities are to be found in the pretty town of Mortain with its Abbey, waterfalls, 11th century Chapel and panoramic view of Mont St. Michel (about 10 minutes drive).  This delightful town also offers a selection of Bars and Restaurants to suit all tastes and a wide range of shops together with a large supermarket. The medieval town of Domfront, with is narrow streets and ruined castle, also offers the same facilities within a 20 minute drive.  Also St. Hilaire du Harcouet is only 12kms with a big weekly market.  The UNESCO heritage site at Mont St Michel is 46 km away.  The Voie Verte which forms part of the Paris to Mont St Michel cycleway and provides links into a further network of routes throughout Manche, into Calvados and Bretagne is 1.5 km from the property. Located at the southern tip of Manche the property is served by the ports of Caen Ouistreham ( 1 hr 15 min.), Cherbourg (2 hr 15 min.), Le Havre (2 hrs) and Calais (5 hrs). The closest airports are at Rennes (apprx.1hr 15 min.) and Dinard (1 hr 15 min.).


On the ground floor –

Living room : 5.30m x 4.89m – 1/2 glazed “stable” door and window to the front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Stairs to first floor.  Exposed beams.  Granite fireplace with raised hearth and woodburner.  Telephone socket.  Small step down to –

Kitchen/dining room : 5.04m x 3.53m – Glazed French doors to the front elevation.  2 windows to the east elevation.  Exposed stone walls, colombage and beams.  Inset spotlights.  Electric convector heater.  Range of fitted base and wall units with worktops and inset 1 1/4 bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Space for upright fridge/freezer and cooker.  Extractor fan.  Door to –

Utility room : 2.54m x 1.81m – 1/2 glazed door to west elevation.  Shelving.  Tiled floor.  Worktop and cupboards over.  Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.  Space for freezer.  Door to –

Shower room : 1.81m x 1m – Window to the rear elevation.  Tiled floor.  Toilet.  Corner shower.

On the first floor –

Landing : Velux window to the rear elevation.  Wooden floor.  Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 1 : 5m x 2.92m – Window to the front elevation and velux to the rear.  Built in wardrobes.  Laminate floor.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3/study : 2.45m x 2.22m – Sloping ceiling.  Hatch to storage area. Velux window.

Bedroom 2 : 3.52m x 2.63m – Window to the front elevation.  Electric convector heater.  Exposed beams and colombage.

Bathroom : 2.65m x 2.59m – Window to the east elevation.  Corner bath with mixer tap.  Toilet.  Exposed colombage.  Electric towel dryer.  Fully tiled walls and floor.  Vanity unit with mirror and light over.  Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.


Double metal gates lead to a gravel drive, parking and turning area.  The pretty landscaped gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.  Wooden garden shed with tiled roof.  Vegetable garden.  Pond.  Black and red cherry trees, together with bramley apple, pear, peach, plum and mirabelle trees.  Soft fruits.  Gazebo.  Ornamental pond.  Car port/outside seating area.


Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank which was installed in 2002.  Heating is provided by the woodburner and electric convector heaters. Broadband internet connection.


Taxes Foncières : 370€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested.

Asking price :  108,000€ including Agency fees of 8,000€. Notaire’s fee – 8,800€

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 – 001196

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