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Château with 2 attached gîtes and 1 1/4 acres with superb views

This 13th century stone farmhouse château, originally built for the Bishop of Bayeux in the 13th Century,  is central for World War 2 historic areas. It is a substantial residence, only 3 kms from the town of St. Martin des Besaces, in Normandy, France. The property is at the end of a pretty, private driveway in tranquil countryside with beautiful views down the valley and has 2 gîtes which have been successfully let by the present owner.  There is huge potential to renovate the Château part of the building which has a new roof.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is located in a rural area but all facilities can be found close by in Saint Martin de Besaces (3 km).   There are excellent motorway links nearby.  It  is an ideal base for walking, cycling or touring the surrounding area. Just 10km away is the 17th century castle in the Town of Torigny-sur-Vire, and Bayeux with its famous tapestry, cathedral and restaurants is only 20km away. The Landing Beach at Arromanches is about 35km and Caen with its ferry port and airport is about a 30 minute drive.

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THE ACCOMMODATION IN “LA FERMETTE” COMPRISES :

On the Ground Floor –

Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Lounge:

Lounge Area 4.70 x 4.28m Glazed double doors to rear and glazed door to front elevations. Wood-burner. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Area 4.70 x 2.35m Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation. Range of matching base and wall units.  Built-in Cooker and 4 ring gas hob with extractor over. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Worktops and tiled splashbacks. Space for free standing fridge/freezer.

Inner Hall Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation.

Bathroom 2.91 x 1.70m Bath with tiled surround with mixer tap/shower fitment and screen. Extractor. Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. WC. Pedestal basin.

Bedroom 1 4.61 x 2.92m 3 windows to rear elevation. Tiled floor. Exposed stone wall. Electric radiator.

On the First Floor –

Landing Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 2 3.64 x 3.44m Velux window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Convector heater. Laminate flooring.

Cloakroom Hand basin. WC. Vanity basin. Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 3 3.00 x 2.33m Velux window to rear elevation. Laminate flooring. Convector heater. Sloping ceiling.

THE ACCOMMODATION IN “LE PETIT MANOIR” COMPRISES :

On the ground floor –

Entrance Hall Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Partly glazed door to rear elevation. Fuse board. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Exposed stone wall.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room/Lounge 8.37 x 4.22m

Kitchen/Dining Area Window to rear elevation. Tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed stone wall. Inset spotlights. Range of matching base and wall units. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Built-in oven and 4 ring gas hob with extractor hood over. Worktops and splash-backs. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap.

Lounge Area Tiled floor. Partly glazed door and window to west elevation. Granite fireplace with wood-burner (with back boiler).

Bathroom 3.09 x 2.04m Window to rear elevation. Tiled floor. WC. Pedestal basin. Radiator. Open shower with handrail.

Bedroom 1 4.58 x 3.42m Window to east and north elevations. Tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed stone wall.

On the First Floor –

Landing Exposed stone wall. Hatch to loft. Convector heater.

Bathroom 2.00 x 2.00m (minimum) Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Twin vanity unit. Sloping ceiling. WC. Bath with tiled surround, mixer tap/shower fitment and screen.

Bedroom 2 3.43 x 3.23m Window to east elevation. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Exposed stone wall. Convector heater. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.43 x 3.23m (minimum) Window to rear elevation. Laminate flooring. Radiator. Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 4 3.16 x 2.03m Window to rear elevation. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Radiator.

Master Bedroom 3.77 x 3.12m Velux window to west elevation. Laminate flooring. Radiator. Exposed stone. Sloping ceiling. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room 2.09 x 1.36m Sloping ceiling. WC. Shower with jets. Hand basin.

THE ACCOMMODATION IN “LE CHATEAU” COMPRISES :

On the Ground Floor –

“L” Shaped Main Room 6.90 x 4.59m (minimum) Door and 2 windows to south and window to east elevations. Concrete floor. Electrics. Built-in cupboard with shelving. Granite fireplace. Exposed beams. Door to attached room.

Inner Hall Thermal store water heater. Stairs to first floor.

Kitchen 3.57 x 2.07m Door and 2 windows to rear elevation. Tiled floor. Double stainless steel sink with mixer tap and cupboard under. Recess for free standing fridge/freezer.

Shower Room Tiled floor. Pedestal basin. WC. Shower. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Exposed stone wall.

Attached part to renovate. 7.02 x 6.90m Door and 2 large arched window openings to front elevation. Fresco on first floor.

On the First Floor –

Room 7.05 x 6.70m Stairs to second floor. Wood flooring. 2 windows to rear and window to front elevations.

On the Second Floor –

Provision for 2 dormers to south elevation. Exposed stone.

OUTSIDE :

Long drive leads to parking and turning area.

Attached Open Fronted Workshop/Car Port 7.75 x 5.04m Mezzanine storage area.

Attached to west (part of Château) Room to renovate 7.75 x 7.00m Approx. Window and door to front elevation. Granite fireplace. Exposed stone walls. Exposed beams. On the first floor is a Room to renovate with fireplace. Window to front elevation.

Well. The garden is laid to lawn.  Cabin 5.00 x 3.00m. Polytunnel. Vegetable garden.

Above ground swimming pool 9.50 x 5.00 x 1.30m deep. New liner 2 years ago. Not heated.

Tiled terrace area with flower borders.

SERVICES :

Mains electricity, water and telephone are connected.  Drainage to 2 all water septic tanks.    Fibre optic  internet connection. Heating is provided by a woodburner and electric radiators in La Fermette and a woodburner with a backboiler in Le Petit Manoir.  There are solar panels which receive payment from EDF.  New solar panels were installed in 2022 for personal use.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières : Approx. 670€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 367,800€ including Agency fees of 22,800€. In addition the purchaser will have to pay the Notaire’s fee of 25,700€

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.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between  1690€ and  2340€ per year for the part which is occupied.
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: www.georisques.gouv.fr (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

Property Ref : SIF – 001713


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Farmhouse with attached barn and garden of nearly 1.5 acres with far reaching views

This house is a family house with light rooms and views over the valley.  It is in rural hamlet, near a farm.  There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room and two of the bedrooms on the first floor have en-suite bathrooms.  There is potential to extend the accommodation into the attached barns, subject to planning.  The land is maintained by resident sheep and it is set up for a geese enclosure and a chicken coop and run.   Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated near the town of Mortain where you will find shops, schools, doctors’ surgeries, supermarkets, etc. and local walking, and fishing. Extensive recreational facilities can be found nearby including local waterfalls and walking clubs, canoeing and outdoor sports. Major towns such as Caen, St Malo, St Lo, Falaise, Bayeux, Honfleur and Northern Brittany available for day trips. Normandy landing beaches are easily accessible. Suisse Normande and Spa towns 35 minutes drive. Choices of Golf Clubs with open availability for non members. Large French Mobile home site within 50 minutes for all resort facilities… pedaloes, canoe, football, fishing, pools with slides, snooker , entertainment. Sports centre with pool and slides, Go Karting and board park less than 15 minutes. Local village with many bars restaurants and shops. Weekly market on a Tuesday in Sourdeval, including Livestock. 20 mins to Bowling, sports centers and the 18 hole golf course and the forest of Saint Sever. Beaches within an hour, river activities/ forests/ spa resort within 45 minutes. The nearest  Ferry Port is at Caen (50 miles) and the nearest train station is at Vire (15 miles) from where you can take a fast train to Paris.

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THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :

On the Ground Floor –

Entrance Hall   5.40 x 2.12m   Prtly glazed door to front elevation.  Small pane glaszed double doors to lounge.  Exposed beams.  Fuse board.  Electric radiator.  Quarry tiled floor.  Built-in cupboard.  Wood panelled walls.

Lounge   6.37 x 3,92m   Tiled floor.  Granite fireplace with woodburner.  Part wood panelled walls.  Exposed beams.  Window to front elevation.

Utility Room   3.90 x 2.00m   Shelving.  Electric radiator.  Ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.  2 windows.  Space for free standing fridge/freezer and tumble dryer.  Wood flooring.  Exposed stone wall.

Shower Room   2.00 x 1.88m   Wood flooring.  Electric radiator/towel rail.  Shower with jets.  Vanity unit with mixer tap.  WC.

Bedroom 1   3.56 x 3.18m   Window to front elevation.  Tiled floor.  Part wood panelled walls.  Convector heater.

Kitchen/Dining Room   6.85 x 3.58m   Quarry tiled floor.  Stairs to first floor with shelf under and storage space.  2 windows and door.  Exposed stone. Ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Solid wood worktops.  Fitted base units.  Central island with drawers and shelves under.  Electric radiator.  Exposed beams.  Part open screen to office.

Office   3.36 x 3.25m   Partly glazed door and window.  Exposed beams.  Quarry tiled floor.  Part stone and part wood panelled walls.

On the First Floor –

Landing   Wood flooring  Exposed beams.

Bathroom   3.48 x 1.95m   Wood flooring.  Corner bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.  Ceramic basin with mixer tap, drawers and cupboards under.  WC.  Velux window.  Electric radiator/towel rail.

Master Bedroom   6.28 x 5.77m   Wood flooring.  Exposed “A” frame and beams.  Velux window and window.  2 electric radiators.  Opening to:

En-Suite Shower Room   Corner shower with jets.  WC.  Vanity unit.  Velux window.  Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3   3.50 x 2.28m   Wood flooring.  Velux window and small skylight.  Exposed beams.  Stairs to:

Sleeping Platform   3.80 x 3.50m.

Bedroom 4   5.90 x 3.33m    Wood flooring.  2 Vellux windows.  Exposed beams.  Electric radiator.  Step up to:

En-Suite Area   Vanity basin with mixer tap.  Roll top bath with mixer tap/shower fitment.  WC.  Exposed beams and stone wall.

OUTSIDE :

Attached Barn   8.29 x 6.75m   Sliding door to front and double wooden doors to rear elevation.  Mezzanine storage area.  Power and light.  Earth floor.

Second Barn   6.75 x 5.49m   (Lower level)  Sliding door to front and door and window to rear elevations.  Concrete floor.  Mezzanine storage area.

Attached Garage   7.04 x 4.29m   Constructed of stone and cob.  Double wooden doors to front elevation.  Earth floor.

Detached Open Fronted Wood Shed   4.23 x 4.16m

Open Fronted Barn   8.28 x 7.00m   Used for storage and 2-car car port.  Timber and corrugated iron.  Gravel and earth floor.

Attached corrugated iron shed.

Small enclosed paddock with geese house.

Double wooden gates lead to gravel drive with parking and turning area.

The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and is fully fenced for dogs.  Well and patio with pergola to the front of the house.  Raised vegetable beds.

Small Detached Barn divided into chicken coop and run and sheep shelter.

Enclosed paddock.  Well (not in use).  Orchard.

SERVICES :

Mains water and electricity connected. Telephone connected and Fibre optic broadband available. Heating is provided by a woodburner and individual electric radiators. An electric cylinder provides hot water. Drainage is to an all water septic tank. Single and double glazed windows.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières : Approx. 1,294€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 214,000€ including Agency fees of 14,000€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 15,700€

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.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between  2 685€ and 3 633€ 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: www.georisques.gouv.fr (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

SIF – 001828

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