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Spacious country house with no neighbours, 3/4 acre garden and extension/gîte to finish



Property reference: SIF - 001696


  • Habitable Space: 126m²
  • Land Area: 3,278m2
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Views

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Message From The Seller

The house is in a very tranquil setting with beautiful surroundings. I particularly enjoy the bird song and the occasional distant sound of church bells from Barenton village church.

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Spacious country house with no neighbours, 3/4 acre garden and extension/gîte to finish

The property was renovated in 1999. It is in a quiet rural hamlet, in a National Park area, and is surrounded by its own land with no close or overlooking neighbours.  The Studio/Work Room and Garden room with potential bedroom over (an additional 87m²) offer an ideal opportunity for conversion into a gîte (subject to planning), for someone wishing to work from home or for extending the accommodation.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is located in Manche in the Normandy region of France.  The UNESCO Heritage site of Mont St Michel is 58 km away and the coast at Granville is about 1 1/2 hours’ drive.  It is about 25 minutes to a 9 hole golf course Golf De Bagnoles – Route de Domfront at Bagnoles sur Orne.  The ferry ports are within easy reach – 1 hour 40 minutes to Caen Ouistreham, 4 1/2 hours to Calais, 2 1/2 hours to Le Harvre port or Cherbourg. It is about 2 hours 15 mins to Paris by train.  The pretty village of Lonlay l’Abbaye is about 6 km away.  More extensive facilities can be found in the historic town of Domfront, which is a 15 minute drive and the town of Flers with a swimming pool, bowling, restaurants, shops and schools (about 10 minutes drive) or Vire (30 minutes drive).

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On the Ground Floor –

Kitchen/Dining Room 5.73 x 5.6m Window with cupboard under and partly glazed door and side panel to front and window to rear elevations. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Fireplace with wood-burner (flued). Range of matching base and wall units. Worktops and tiled splash-backs. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Cupboard housing electrics. Plate rack and display shelf. Space for range style cooker. Telephone socket.

Hallway Window to front elevation. Real wood laminate flooring. Convector heater. Stairs to first floor with cupboard under and space and plumbing for washing machine. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Exposed beams.

Bathroom 2.93 x 2.50m Window to rear elevation. Wood flooring. WC. Corner shower with jets. Claw foot slipper bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Partly tiled walls. Vanity unit. Convector heater. Exposed beam. Inset spotlights.

Lounge 6.16 x 3.92m Window to rear and glazed double doors to front elevations. Real wood laminate flooring. Exposed stone wall and beams. Wood-burner on stone hearth (single skin flue).

Studio/Work Room 5.70 x 4.9m Glazed double doors and window to front and window to rear elevations. Granite fireplace with raised hearth. Real wood laminate flooring. Spiral staircase to:

Mezzanine 5.70 x 1.78m Window to rear elevation. Exposed “A” frame.

Garden Store Room 6.21 x 3.95m Partly glazed door and window to front and window to rear elevations. Part tiled and part real wood laminate flooring. Granite fireplace with ornamental wood-burner (the chimney does not allow for a flue pipe as it is too narrow) on a raised hearth. Inset spotlights. Exposed beams and stone wall. Stairs to:

Loft Space/Potential Bedroom 5.80 x 3.95m Velux window to front and rear and window to front elevations. Sloping ceiling. Inset spotlights. Wood flooring.

On the First Floor via stairs from hallway –

Landing Part wood and part laminate flooring. Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 1 5.99 x 5.58m Exposed stone wall and “A” frame. Window to front and Velux window and skylight to rear elevations. Sloping ceiling. Wood flooring. Telephone socket. 1 power point.

Bedroom 2 4.23 x 2.28m Electric radiator. Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Exposed beams.

Study/Nursery 2.7 x 2.64m Velux window to rear elevation. Laminate flooring. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3 3.88 x 3.23m Window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Laminate flooring. Cupboard housing single skin flue. Door to:

“Jack & Jill” Cloakroom Laminate flooring. WC. Pedestal basin. Exposed beams.


Gate leading to gravel drive, parking and turning and seating area.

Old Bread Oven (ruin)

Old Detached Stone and Cob House 5.79 x 5.64m Stone floor. Door to front elevation. Fireplace. Power and light. Loft over used for storage.

Attached to the house is a “drive through” Barn 7.04 x 6.98m with store room. Constructed of cob under corrugated iron roof.

Corrugated iron Lean-to at the rear 7.82 x 3.86m

Open fronted Store/Field Shelter and wood shed.

Detached stone and cob Barn with corrugated iron roof 6.78 x 5.32m Open to front and rear. Earth floor.

Attached Store Room 5.32 x 2.80m

The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.


Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage to an all water septic tank which will does not conform to current regulations. Electric heating and 2 woodburners.  Double glazed windows with solar powered roller shutters (except 1).


Taxes Foncières : 187€ per annum (since the last Taxes Foncières bill a declaration has been made to the Mairie so this may increase).

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 150,000€ including Agency fees of 10,000€. In addition the purchaser will need to pay the Notaire’s fees of 11,600€ 

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.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between  2284€ and 3090€ 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 risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website: (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

SIF – 001696

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