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Super three storey country house with large garden and barn



Property reference: SIF - 001453


  • Habitable Space: 171m²
  • Land Area: 3,960m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

As regards the things we would say about the house – certainly the thing that sold it to us was the staircase, so imposing. Also the wooden floor in the master bedroom. Many of the original features that we have tried to incorporate in modernising it, such as the master bathroom’s cast-iron bath and 1930s basin. The 360 degree views. What we also liked was that you are 5 minute drive from Brecey, but you can go out for a run or bike ride for an hour and not see another person. All of the improvements in the house, ie pointing and roof of the house, attic, double glazed windows, log burners,  central heating, kitchen units, master bedroom ensuite have all been put in in the last 12 years by us.

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Super three storey country house with large garden and barn

This lovely detached stone house stands in a quiet position surrounded by its own garden with open views over surrounding farmland.  There are plenty of character features including exposed stone walls and beams and a fabulous conversion of the loft space.  This spacious area is currently open plan ready for a new owner to decide on the layout. Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated in the Manche area of Lower Normandy.  The nearest beach at St Jean le Thomas, in the bay of Mont St Michel, is approximately 35 minutes by car and the port of Granville around 1 hour. The D-Day landing beaches between Caen and Bayeaux are about  1 1/2 hours  by car.  The golf course at Lac Dathée (near Vire) is about 20 minutes away.  The property is well positioned for transport links with Rennes airport  approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive and Dinard airport  approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive.  The port at Caen is  approximately 1 hour 15 minutes drive, St Malo approximately 1 hour drive and Cherbourg approximately 2 hour drive.   Le Havre is around 2 and a half hours and Calais – 4 and a half to 5 hours.

The house is within walking distance of a boulangerie/bar-brasserie/tabac and an easy walk into the woods and the bridleway GR22. It is a 5 minute drive to the nearest town of Brecey for supermarkets, etc.  Local facilities are at nearby Brécey with shops, schools, doctor’s surgery, etc. The large town of Avranches is a 25 minute drive.


On the ground floor –

Entrance Hall Partly glazed door and side panel to front elevation. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Upright radiator.

Lounge/Dining Room 6.26 x 5.61m Window to front, glazed door to rear and 2 windows to east elevations. Tiled floor. 3 radiators. Cupboard housing electric meter. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Exposed beams. Electrics. Telephone socket.

Kitchen 4.89 x 3.74m Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Radiator. Built-in dishwasher. Stainless steel sinks with mixer tap. Solid wood worktops. Space for free standing cooker. Exposed beams. Under stairs storage cupboard. Central heating thermostat.

Utility Room 3.88 x 1.52m Radiator. Wall mounted gas fired boiler providing central heating. Tiled floor. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Window to rear elevation. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

Cloakroom Window to rear elevation. Tiled floor. Radiator. Hand basin. WC.

On the First Floor –

Landing Window to rear elevation. Wood flooring. Radiator. Exposed beams. Door to stairs 5to second floor.

Bedroom 1 6.57 x 4.44m 2 windows to east and window to front elevations. 2 radiators. Ornamental fireplace. Original flooring and exposed beams. Door to Study/Nursery. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room Large shower. WC. Extractor fan. Tiled walls. Wood floor. Pedestal basin.

Study/Nursery 2.62 x 1.99m Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Radiator. Built-in cupboard.

Bathroom 2.81 x 2.13m Claw foot cast iron bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Pedestal basin. WC.

Bedroom 2 3.84 x 3.56m Window to front elevation. Built-in cupboards. Laminate flooring. Radiator. Granite fireplace. Exposed beams. Connecting door to Study/Nursery. Telephone socket.

On the Second Floor –

Master Bedroom Suite 11.00 x 4.80m (to finish or possibility use as a Studio divide into 2 bedrooms) Wood flooring. Exposed “A” frame and stone walls on gable ends. 3 Velux windows to rear and skylight to front elevations. Hard wiring for electric radiators.


Double metal gates lead to gravel drive, turning and parking space.

The garden is laid to lawn with terraces to the front and rear of the house. Mature shrubs and trees. Outside tap.

Old stone and Colombage Bakery with corrugated iron roof. Internal bread oven and attached Barn 4.04 x 2.91 and 3.88 x 3.59m.

Attached Barn 5.59 x 3.59 + 3.88m Earth floor. Door to south elevation. Power and light. Tile and corrugated iron roof.


Mains water and electricity are connected.  Drainage to a septic tank.  Single and double glazed wood framed windows with shutters.  Gas fired central heating and wood burners.


Taxes Foncières : 538€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 150,000€ including Agency fees of 10,000€. In addition the buyer will 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.

Property Ref : SIF – 001453

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