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Surprisingly spacious house for sale in Normandy



Property reference: SIF - 00539


  • Habitable Space:
  • Land Area: 1,031m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Broadband
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings

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This surprisingly spacious house for sale in Normandy is immediately habitable but would benefit from some further alterations and modernisations.

The house benefits from partial rewiring, partial double glazing and a brand new all water septic tank installed in 2014.  The main house is believed to date back about 300 years with a more recent extension.  A particular feature of this house is the Cinema Room which could be used to provide additional bedrooms, if required.  It would be ideal for use as a B&B or house and gîte, subject to planning.

The property is situated in the Orne department (Normandy region) in the north of France at 62 km from Alencon, the department capital.  Local services can be found at nearby Saint Mars d’Egrenne 1.5 km, with butchers, bakers and general store.  The village is 229 km from Paris (or 2 hours 15 minutes by train) and 324 km from the port at Calais or about 1 hour 30 minutes to the port at Caen Ouistreham.  Local facilities can be found at Domfront (8 km) and Bagnoles de l’Orne at 22 km. The nearest large town is Flers (23km). The coast at Granville is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away.


On the ground floor –

Living room : 5.59m x 4.07m – 1/2 glazed door and window to the front elevation.  Fireplace with woodburner.  Built in cupboard housing electrics.  Wood floor.  Telephone socket.

Bedroom 1 : 3.52m x 3.52m – Window to the front elevation.  Telephone socket.  Electric convector heater.

Bedroom 2 : 3.54m x 2.42m – Window to the rear elevation.

Utility room : 5.64m x 2.48m – 1/2 glazed door to the rear elevation.  Fireplace with woodburner.  Tiled floor.  Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap.  Plumbing and space for washing machine.

Bathroom : 2.74m x 2.71 – Window to the rear elevation.  1/2 wood panelled walls.  Tiled floor.  Pedestal hand basin.  Bath with mixer/shower tap adjustment.  Toilet.  Heated towel rail.

“L” shaped kitchen/dining room : 6.16m x 2.55m and 3.01m x 2.1m – Window and glazed double doors to the front elevation.  Window to the rear elevation.  Wood floor.  Built in cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Stairs to first floor.  Freestanding base units with double stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap.  Worktops and tiled splashbacks.  Space for range-style cooker with extractor fan over.

On the first floor –

Landing/mezzanine: Velux window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.

Library: 4.22m x 2.58m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3: 2.91m x 2.43m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Exposed beams.

Shower room: 2.10m x 1.81m – Velux window to the front elevation.  Heated towel rail.  Pedestal hand basin.  Toilet.  Shower with jets.  Exposed beams.

Games/cinema room: 7.84m x 4.22m – 2 velux windows (with blackout blinds)  to the front elevation.  Sloping ceiling.  Exposed “A” frame beams.


There is a gravel drive which leads in front of the property to the attached double car port (6.45m x 4.79m) built of block under a slate roof; wooden pedestrian door to the rear and door to shed/woodstore.  Well.  The front garden is mainly laid to lawn. Separate detached block barn with tiled and partially synthetic slate roof (10m x 5.41m)


Mains water, telephone and electricity available.  Broadband internet connection.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank installed in 2013.  Partial double glazing and there are metal and wood shutters to the front elevation.  Heating is provided by a woodburner.

Under new French legislation effective from 1st April 2013 this property is unrated in it’s Energetic Performance Test because the Vendors do not have the last 3 years heating bills.


Taxes Foncières : 180€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 76,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee 6,700€

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.

Ref : SIF – 00539

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