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Stunning, beautifully appointed, detached stone house with large garden and gîte potential

Calvados

€239,000

Property reference: SIF - 001545

Features

  • Habitable Space: 121m²
  • Land Area: 2,771m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Broadband
  • Garage
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Views

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Message From The Seller

This has been a truly lovely escape to the French countryside over the past 12 years : breathtakingly beautiful in the summer and the epitome of wood burner powered coziness in the winter . Beaches , countryside, ports and of course the autoroutes are all very easily accessible. The memorable trips we have enjoyed to Cognac , St Emilion, nearby Bayeux and the French Alps from this amazing base all spring to mind. As do happy dinner parties and barbecues with friends at this lovely house into which incredible light streams in spring and summer simultaneously from front and back . We cannot ever forget the plethora of butterflies annually in the secret garden drawn there by the buddleia and landing on us where we sat  , nor the culinary delight of home- made apple crumble warm from the oven made with the Calvados -infused  apples freshly picked by us .”

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Stunning, beautifully appointed, detached stone house with large garden and gîte potential

This property has had considerable improvements over the last 12 years including, re-pointing to 3 external walls and slate hanging on the west gable, re-wiring, renovation of the garage including a concrete floor with damp proof course, a new roof on the kitchen, new shutters, bathroom renovation and renovation of the detached building which offers potential as a gîte. In addition engineered oak flooring has been fitted on the first and second floors and a new slate floor in the kitchen.  The property is immaculately presented and ready to move in!  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is in Calvados and enjoys great views over the surrounding countryside. Although located in a rural area, all facilities can be found close by. Just 10km away is the 17th century castle of Torigny-sur-Vire, and Bayeux with its famous tapestry, cathedral and restaurants is only 20km away. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km. The property is located in a rural area but all facilities can be found close by in Saint Martin de Besaces.   There are excellent motorway links nearby.  It  is an ideal base for walking, cycling or touring the surrounding area.  There are many places to visit within an hour.  Within 15 minutes you have an amusement Centre called Bungimagine offering Bungee jumping, Tyrolean traverse, sledging, swings and food caterers.  Ample parking.  There are at least 9 zoos within an hour, including the Park Zoologique de Jurques, also within  within 15 minutes.  The D-Day Landing Beaches at Omaha, Utah and  Arromanches are about half an hour away and Caen with its ferry port and airport is about a 30 minute drive.  The UNESCO heritage site of Mont Saint Michel is just over an hour away in the car and the fishing port of Cancale, with fabulous seafood restaurants, is about an hour and a half.  The beaches on the West Coast are super with Carteret about an hour and 20 minutes away.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :

On the ground floor –

Dining Room 5.71 x 2.84m Polished stone floor. Glazed double doors to front and window to rear elevations. Ornamental stone fireplace. French oak cupboard housing electrics. Radiator. Recess under stairs. Exposed beams.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.07 x 3.34m Glazed double doors to front and half glazed door to rear, window to east elevations. Slate floor. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit. Tiled worktops and splash-backs. Ceramic sinks with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Wall mounted gas boiler. Built-in wine rack. Built-in oven and grill. 5 ring gas hob with extractor over. Built-in freezer. Space for fridge. Radiator.

Lounge 5.65 x 4.35m Glazed double doors and window to front elevation. Glazed door to rear onto terrace. Radiator. Built-in shelving. Exposed beams. Granite fireplace with Godin wood-burner. Stairs to first floor. Central heating thermostat.

On the First Floor –

Landing Oak flooring. Stairs to second floor. Window to rear elevation.

Master Bedroom 4.00 x 3.00m Window to front elevation. Radiator. Oak flooring Large built-in wardrobe. Arch to:

En-Suite Shower Room 2.06 x 1.67m Vanity unit. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Suspended WC. Shower directly heated from the boiler to ensure plenty of instant hot water. Window to rear elevation. Built-in shelves. Inset spotlights.

Bedroom 2 3.98 x 3.27m Window to front elevation. Oak flooring. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Ornamental fireplace.

Family Bathroom 2.45 x 1.65m Obscure glazed window to rear elevation. Slipper bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and tiled surround. WC. Radiator. Pedestal basin. Inset spotlights.

On the Second Floor –

Study/Bedroom 3 3.81 x 3.80m Sloping ceiling. Oak flooring. Exposed beams. Eaves storage cupboards.

Bedroom 4 3.80 x 3.50m Eaves storage cupboards. Oak flooring. Velux window to front and 2 small windows to east elevations.  Exposed “A” frame.

OUTSIDE :

A gravel drive leads to:

Attached Garage 6.79 x 3.52m Double wooden doors to front elevation. Power and light connected. Concrete floor.

The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedging. Large terrace and decking area to the rear of the property.  Arch to secret garden. Outside tap.  Pergola to the front of the house with very prolific, verdant grape vine creating a shaded seating area in the Summer.

Detached Barn 7.72 x 3.97m Constructed of repointed stone under a slate roof. Separate access if required. (Ideal for conversion into a gîte)

Stone walls from former buildings offering potential to re-build or use as outside seating area.

SERVICES :

Mains water and electricity are connected. There is a telephone line coming into the house but it hasn’t been used for at least 10 years. Broadband internet connection.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank  installed in 2002.  Gas central heating and woodburner.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières : 315€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : 342 per annum

Asking price : 239,000€ including Agency fees of 15,000€. The buyer will also need to pay the Notaire’s fee of 17,400€

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 – 001545

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