Renovated stone cottage with over 5 acres
Property reference: SIF - 00831
- Habitable Space: 98m²
- Land Area: 22,616m²
- Bedrooms: 2
- Equestrian facilities
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Detached stone house in enviable rural setting overlooking the valley.
The property sits in an elevated position surrounded by its own land which extends to over 5 1/2 acres which makes the property ideal for equestrian use, if required. There is direct access from the boundary of the land leading in to the forest with an ancient path going to a beautiful, unused little chapel in the woods. The paths and tracks in the forest go as far as Ger in one direction and Bellefontaine in the other direction and are ideal for hacking over about 80 km. There is a small outbuilding. The property has been renovated by the current owners to offer comfortable, light and attractive accommodation arranged to make the most of the stunning views. It benefits from a new all water septic tank, solar panels for the hot water, re-wiring and partial double glazing. A new kitchen and bathroom have been fitted and the property has been completed redecorated. It is built over a basement which could be converted into additional accommodation if required, subject to planning.
It is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados, approximately 5 kms from Sourdeval, the nearest town. Only a few minutes drive away, the town offers every amenity including two banks and supermarkets. Market day is held every Tuesday morning, as is the livestock market. The beaches on the west coast are an hour’s drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg. A little further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, the Mont St Michel. The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 15 minutes drive, as is the Saint Sever forest.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Entrance Hall 3.19 x 2.07m Partly glazed door and side panel to front elevation. Stairs to first floor. Electrics. Tiled floor.
Kitchen/Dining Room 5.94 x 4.03m Window to front and rear elevations. Wood flooring. Exposed beams. Granite fireplace. Exposed stone wall. Rayburn. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Space for free standing fridge/freezer and cooker. Central island unit. Ceramic sink with mixer tap. Base units with worktop and tiled splash-back.
Shower Room 3.15 x 1.93m Vanity unit . Window to rear elevation. WC. Tiled floor. Shower. Heated towel rail.
Lounge 5.94 x 3.34m Window to front and rear and west elevations. Granite fireplace with woodburner. Wood flooring. Under stairs cupboard. Exposed beams.
On the First Floor –
Landing/Study Area 4.42 x 2.19m Wood flooring. Window to front elevation. Seating area. Exposed beams. Sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 1 4.42 x 3.94m Velux window and skylight to front elevation. Exposed stone wall. Wood flooring. Exposed “A” frame.
Bedroom 2 4.42 x 3.36m Velux window to rear and skylight to front elevations. WC. Plumbing (hot and cold) in place for en-suite. Exposed “A” frame and stone wall.
In the basement –
Basement : 11.5m x 6.21m – 2 windows and door to the north elevation. Hot water cylinder.
Sloping fields in front and surrounding the house. Detached stone bakery ( 3.48m x 3.4m) with block extension and fireplace.
Chestnut, walnut and cherry trees.
Mains electricity, water and telephone. Drainage to a recently fitted all water septic tank. Electric heating.
Please note : Whilst this property has had an Energetic Performance Test carried out there is no A-G energy rating because the Vendor does not have records of his last 3 years energy bills.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières : 319€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation : Means tested
Asking price : 98,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fees – 8,200€
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 – 00831