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Quality barn conversion with over an acre in quiet rural position



Property reference: SIF - 001313


  • Habitable Space: 130m²
  • Land Area: 5,290m²
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Broadband
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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Message From The Seller

“The house is spacious, light and airy, the living area especially, it feels like you are outside when you are inside, which makes for comfort whilst enjoying the view of this little green valley. You can watch the morning sun rising  from the main bedroom, take breakfast on the oak balcony whilst watching the red squirrels playing in the poplar trees, and hares dancing in the neighbour’s field”

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Quality barn conversion with over an acre in quiet rural position

This lovely detached house was renovated just over 10 years ago for the present owners by local Artisans and the quality of the work shows throughout the house.  The house is light and airy with plenty of windows looking out over the garden and paddocks.  At present there are two bedrooms but there is ample room to create another on the mezzanine if required.  The house was completely re-roofed, had a new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, windows and wiring.  The two stables and arrangement of paddocks would make the property suitable for a couple of ponies or sheep.  There is access to the local forest at Halouze St Clair (with many circuits) and the GR22 route which forms part of a network of bridleways across France less than 1 km away.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The cottage is situated in the Orne department of Basse Normandie in the north west of France. The area is within the Normandy National Parks region and the village itself is very pretty with a hairdresser, bar, bakery and small shop.   The nearest major town with all amenities, including a mainline train station with direct access to Paris is at Flers which is 15 km away.  Closer to home is the Medieval town of Domfront (about 5 minutes’ drive) which caters to all every day needs, including doctor’s surgery, pharmacies, schools, shops, bars and restaurants. The renowned Spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne is about a 20 minute drive from the property with lake, restaurants, and 9-hole Golf Course.  The property is 89 km away from the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham, the closest port and just over 4 hours’ drive from Calais.


On the ground floor –

Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen :

Living/Dining Room Area  9.41 x 5.44m  Arched double partly glazed door to front elevation.   Glazed French doors with windows either side and 2 windows to elevation.  Custom made oak stairs to first floor.  Exposed beams.  Electrics.  Tiled floor.  Central stone fireplace with wood-burner. Central heating thermostat.

Kitchen Area  5.44 x 4.42m  Window and glazed door to front and window to west elevations.  Tiled floor.  Range of matching base un its.  Solid wood worktops.  Built-in AEG electric oven and 4 ring Zanussi induction hob with AEG extractor over.  Built-in AEG dishwasher.  Exposed stone wall and beams.  Central heating thermostat.  Extractor.  Opening to:

Utility Room  Partly glazed door to west and window to rear elevations.  Tiled floor.  Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Space for fridge/freezer.

Cloakroom  Tiled floor.  Heated electric towel rail.  WC.  Extractor.  Vanity unit with hand basin and mixer tap.  Exposed stone wall.  Hot water cylinder.

On the First Floor –

Large Mezzanine Study Area  6.07 x 4.00m  Exposed stone chimney breast.  Window to front elevation.  Hatch to loft.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.  Built-in oak shelving. (This mezzanine offers space to create a third bedroom if required).

Master Bedroom  4.88 x 4.00m  Window to front and Velux window to rear elevations.   Built-in cupboards.  Electric radiator.  Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.  Glazed door opening on to balcony to the east.

Bedroom 2  3.17 x 2.33m  Window to front elevation.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed stone wall.

Shower Room  3.17 x 1.00m  Sloping ceiling.  Velux window to rear elevation.  WC.  Tiled flor.  Pedestal basin.  Heated electric towel rail.  Extractor.  Large walk-in shower.


Long gravel drive leads to parking and turning area.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and flower/shrub borders.  Orchard with a variety of trees including 3 large pear trees, 4 cider apple trees, 10 eating apple trees, cherry pear and plum trees.    3 paddocks.

Timber Barn  5.00 x 3.00m  Open ended hay/log store.  Concrete floor.  Power and light.

Detached timber stable block of 2 stables and store room with solar power lighting.

Stable 1  4.98 x 3.46m

Stable 2  3.85 x 3.61m  Door to feed store.

Stock fencing for sheep and one strand of barbed wire.


Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected.  Broadband internet connection available.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Electric underfloor heating in the lounge/dining room/kitchen and convectors and radiators on the first floor.


Taxes Foncières – 755€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation – Means tested

Asking price – 139,500€ including Agency fees of 9,500€. Notaire’s fee 10,900€

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.

SIF – 001313

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