Delightful and spacious Normandy Farmhouse with super views, stables and over 4 acres
This is a stunning detached former farmhouse set in over 4acres of formal, landscaped gardens, wildflower meadow, paddock, woodland and trout stream. The house has been sympathetically renovated with exposed stone walls, granite fireplaces and woodburners. The property offers spacious accommodation on split levels over 3 floors with the majority of renovations complete giving the opportunity to expand more and create a further 3 bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor which is currently used as storage. The house overlooks the valley with magnificent views from the south side of the property. Directly behind the property lies the formal gardens, following on from that are two productive vegetable and fruit gardens, newly planted fruit trees, a poultry enclosure and stabling for 6 ponies. There is a separate plot of land and woodland and wildflowers of roughly an acre straddling its very own trout stream. Viewing is highly recommended.
The property is situated near a small Town located in the north west of France, in the department of Manche of the french region of Normandie. It is located in the township of Cerisy-la-Salle with local shops and amenities and is part of the district of Coutances. The property is ideally located between the towns of Saint Lô (24 km), Coutances (13 km) and Granville (35 km). Its proximity to the beautiful sandy beaches on the coastline between Saint Martin-sur-Mer and Agon Coutainville is perfect for you to enjoy both the activities of a dynamic coastline and the calm of the area around Coutances. Situated close to the Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin, it affords easy access to the Routes des Abbayes, Lessay Heath, Coutances Cathedral, the upper town of Granville (35 km) or the magnificent bay of Mont Saint Michel. The D-Day Landing Beaches and the International Peace Memorial in Caen are within easy reach. The ferry ports at Caen Ouistreham and Cherbourg are about 1 1/2 hours’ drive, Le Havre is 2 1/4 hours and Saint-Malo is 2 1/2 hours. The airport of Caen Carpiquet is 65 km. The airports at Dinard and Rennes are 1 1/2 hour’s drive offering cheap and convenient travel to the UK. The nearest big shopping centres are Coutances (15 mins drive) and St Lo (20 mins). The neighbouring village of Cerisy la Salle (0.5km) has a butcher, two bakers, a post office, a bank, two supermarket and a Tourist Information office. There are markets every weekday in some town or village within a short drive.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Entrance Hall 3.97 x 2.40m Partly glazed double doors to rear elevation. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Partly glazed door to stairs to first floor.
Cloakroom Window to front elevation. Quarry tiled floor. WC.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.39 x 4.22m Window to rear elevation. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed beams. Range of matching base and wall units including central island unit with double stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Breakfast bar. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for range style cooker with extractor unit over. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Partly glazed double doors to:
Conservatory/Breakfast Room 3.38 x 2.70m Glazed double doors to east elevation. Block built to half height and then windows over. Solid roof. Radiator. Quarry tiled floor.
Lounge 5.46 x 5.32m Quarry tiled floor. Partly glazed door and window to south, door and window to north elevations. Exposed stone wall. Fireplace with wood-burner. 2 radiators. Stairs to first floor. Cupboard housing electrics.
Boot Room 4.35 x 3.05m Sink. Quarry tiled floor. Exposed stone walls. Radiator. Partly glazed door to:
Half glazed Conservatory/Garden Room 6.58 x 2.48m Stone flooring. Sink. Glazed door opening to garden and glazed door to west elevation leading to covered walkway to pedestrian door of the garage.
Snug 5.17 x 4.11m Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. 2 windows to south and window to north elevations. Fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner.
On the First Floor (via stairs from entrance hall) –
Landing Exposed stone wall. Mezzanine storage area 3.35 x 2.72m Quarry tiled floor. Window and Velux window to rear and Velux window to south elevations. Radiator.
Bedroom 1 5.58 x 4.65m 2 windows to front and window to west elevations. Radiator. Door to:
En-Suite Bathroom 2.24 x 1.86m Window to south elevation. Quarry tiled floor. Radiator. WC. Bath with shower over. Pedestal basin.
Hallway Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Wet Room 3.73 x 2.90m (to finish) Window to south elevation. Radiator. Tiled floor and walls.
Bedroom 2 5.33 x 4.13m Window to front and rear elevations. Wood flooring. Radiator. Door to:
Bedroom 3 (access via stairs from lounge) 5.57 x 4.91m Stairs to second floor. 2 radiators. 2 windows to south and window to north and east elevations. Wood flooring.
On the Second Floor –
Mezzanine Seating Area/Landing 5.33 x 3.96m narrowing to 5.20 x 1.83m Sloping ceiling. 2 windows to south and 3 Velux windows to north elevations. 2 radiators.
Room 1 3.57 x 1.77m Window to front elevation. Radiator. Sloping ceiling. Wood flooring. Built-in wardrobe.
Room 2 4.00 x 1.75m Window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Built-in wardrobe.
Cloakroom 2.42 x 2..07m Velux window to rear elevation. WC. Radiator. Hand basin.
In the Basement –
Wine Cellar 3.06 x 2.37m
Attached to east gable is a Boiler Room 3.38 x 3.13m Door and window to south and window to east elevations. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Mezzanine storage area.
Attached Double Garage 6.34 x 6.20m 2 metal up and over doors to north, window and pedestrian door to south and 2 windows to west elevations. Pedestrian doors from the parking area and to the covered walkway to the Garden Room. Concrete floor. Power and light. Mezzanine storage area.
Parking for 2/3 cars.
Stone terrace. Gazebo. Flower and shrub beds and borders. Ornamental pond. Greenhouse and vegetables gardens. Various seating areas.
Second parking area. Chicken coop and run.
Woodland. Paddock. Stable Block with concrete yard in front. Separate vehicular access if required.
Stables with automatic watering system. Power and light. Tap.
- 3.41 x 2.96m
- 3.49 x 2.96m
- 3.62 x 3.01m
- 3.61 x 3.00m
- 3.60 x 2.99m
- 3.60 x 3.00m Tack Room/Feed Store/Grooms quarters 5.63 x 3.99m Tiled floor. Window to front elevation. Sink. Shower.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Broadband internet connection and landline are available but not connected. Partial double glazing. Drainage is to a septic tank installed which will need replacing to bring it up to current regulations. Oil fired central heating and two woodburners.
Please note : Whilst the Energy Report has been carried out on this property there is no energy rating because the owner does not have the last 3 years’ energy bills.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières : 1,234€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation : Means tested
Asking price : 224,500€ including Agency fees of 14,500€. Notaire’s fee – 16,500€
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 – 001373