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Two detached houses, 2 ponds and over 10 acres in Normandy

This substantial property comprises owners’ accommodation and a second house or gîte with two en-suite bedrooms.  The land is level and mainly used for pasture.  The pond area has been planted with coppice around it. Viewing is highly recommended.

This property is situated on the outskirts of 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 Airport is at Dinard (70 miles), Ferry Port at Caen (50 miles) and the nearest train station is at Vire (15 miles) from where you can take a fast train to Paris.


On the ground floor –

Dining Room 5.00 x 3.80m Glazed double doors and window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Fireplace with wood-burner. Built-in cupboard and shelves. Cupboard housing electrics. Door to stairs to first floor with cupboard under. Radiator.

Kitchen 5.48 x 2.02m Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine or dishwasher. Space for free standing cooker. Double sink with mixer tap. Door to garden. 2 windows to the rear elevation. Door and opening to:

Lounge 5.05 x 3.72m 2 windows to front elevation. Upright radiator. Tiled floor. Fireplace.

Bedroom 1 4.60 x 2.21m Tiled floor. 2 windows to rear elevation. Upright radiator.

On the First Floor –

Landing Radiator. Exposed stone wall. Window to rear elevation. Shelving.

Bedroom 2 6.11 x .05m Laminate flooring. Window to front, Velux window to front and rear elevations. 2 radiators. Inset spotlights. Vaulted ceiling. Exposed beams and stone.

Bathroom 2.75 x 2.29m Heated towel rail. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and tiled surround. Hand basin. Velux window to rear elevation. Inset spotlights. WC.

Bedroom 3 3.70 x 3.55m Laminate flooring. Window and Velux window to front elevation. Exposed stone and beams. High ceiling.


On the ground floor –

“L” shaped Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.44 x 2.02m and 3.36 x 2.86m Tiled floor. Fitted base and wall units. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Electric oven and 4 ring hob with extractor over. Rolled edge worktops and tiled splash-backs. 2 radiators. Stairs to first floor. Sinks with mixer tap. Glazed door and window to west and glazed double doors to east elevations. Space for free standing fridge/freezer.

Rear Lobby 1.82 x 1.35m Built-in cupboard to one wall. Electrics. Half glazed “stable” door to east elevation. Tiled floor.

Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Pedestal basin. Radiator. Half tiled walls.

Lounge/Dining Room 6.83 x 5.43m Laminate flooring. Small pane glazed double doors to south, 2 windows t9o west and 3 windows to east elevations. 3 radiators. Terrace.

On the First Floor –

Landing 3.05 x 2.60m Velux windows to south elevation. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Radiator. Cupboard.

Master Bedroom 1 6.01 x 3.62m Glazed double doors to east elevation. Velux window. Radiator. Laminate flooring. 2 Walk-in wardrobes. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom 3.83 x 1.71m Tiled floor. Bath with mixer tap. Half tiled walls. Tiled floor. WC. Heated towel rail. Velux window to west elevation. Pedestal basin.

Bedroom 2 4.73 x 3.76m Glazed door to north and Velux window to east elevations. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Large built-in wardrobe to one wall. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room 2.73 x 1.60m Pedestal basin. Velux window to west elevation. WC. Heated towel rail. Large walk-in shower.


The two houses are accessed via a gravel drive with parking area.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and flower borders.  Vegetable garden.

Timber Shed with open fronted field shelter.  Paddocks. On the other side of the lane there is a large area of field, with planning to erect a building, and two ponds, one of which has been previously stocked with trout and the other has carp.


Separate mains water, telephone and electricity are connected to each huose. Oil fired central heating in the gîte.   Broadband internet connection.  Drainage in the main house is to a septic tank and in the gîte there is an all water septic tank.


Taxes Foncières : Approx. 1,600€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 383,500€ including Agency fees of 23,500€. In addition the purchaser will have to pay the Notaire’s fee of 26,700€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 001557

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Character detached house with 1.5 acre garden and superb views

The property has been completely renovated by the present owners since 2007 including a new roof, windows, insulation, plumbing, re-wiring, a new kitchen and bathroom.  There were previously 3 bedrooms but they have taken a partition wall out to create a master bedroom with access onto a south-facing balcony to take advantage of the views, it could easily be re-established as a 3 bedroom house.   There are plenty of outside seating areas to take advantage of the superb views.  Viewing is highly recommended.

The house is situated in Southern Normandy, half way between the lively medieval market town of Villedieu les Poêles, famous for its copper production and the historic town of Vire, renowned for its culinary delights.The nearest airport is Dinard – 1 hour away.  The nearest ferry is at Caen Ouistreham (1 hour) and the channel tunnel is at Calais which is about 4 hours away.  The village of Coulouvray Boisbenâtre is approximately  2 km away, with 2 bars/bistro, bakery and small store for essentials and Saint Pois is slightly further away.  The closest town, being some 10 minute drive away, is Brécey.  Here you will find the local supermarket – Super U which also offers Petrol/Diesel facilities 24 hours a day. The town also has other shops, bars and restaurants including a pizzeria, bakeries & banks schools and doctors’ surgery.  It is 50 km from mystical Mont St Michel and its bay and 40 km from Granville, with boats to the Channel islands. The house is also within easy reach of the D-day landing beaches.  The forest of Saint Sever is within a 10 minute drive.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.43 x 3.45m Glazed door and window to rear and glazed double doors to east elevations. 2 sets of glazed double doors to south elevation opening onto terrace. Range of matching base and wall units, worktops and tiled splashbacks. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Electric radiator and heated electric towel rail. Breakfast bar. Inset spotlights.  Built-in fridge/freezer. Built-in over. 4 ring gas hob with extractor over.

Dining Room 3.84 x 2.65m Window to front elevation. Exposed stone and beams. Electric radiator.

Cloakroom Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Part wood panelled walls. WC. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and cupboard under. Worktop. Electric radiator.

Lounge 5.63 x 5.47m Glazed double doors and window to front elevation. Granite fireplace with raised hearth and electric wood-burner. Electric radiator. Exposed beams. Stairs to first floor with cupboard under housing electrics. Exposed stone walls.

On the First Floor –

Landing Exposed beams. Electric radiator. Built-in cupboard. Exposed stone. Sloping ceiling.

Bedroom 1 4.79 x 4.32m Exposed stone and beams. Electric radiator. Window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Sloping ceiling.

Bathroom 4.21 x 3.12m Window t9o front elevation. Electric radiator. Claw foot bath with mixer tap. Corner shower with jets. WC. Exposed stone wall and beams. Heated electric towel rail.

Bedroom 2 (originally 2 bedrooms) 6.39 x 3.65m (max) 2 pairs of glazed double doors opening onto terrace. 2 windows to east elevation. 2 electric radiators. Exposed stone wall.


Double metal gates and pedestrian gate lead to gravel drive with turning circle and parking space. There is an attached garage/workshop with glazed double doors to the south elevation, power and light.   Paddock to the front and side of the house. Well. Various terraced seating areas.  Small walled garden accessed from the kitchen (east elevation). Gravel and patio slabs. Raised flower bed.  Enclosed garden and seating area to the front of the property. Covered patio. Outside power points. B & Q.


Mains water and electricity are connected. There is a telephone line which is not currently in use.  Broadband internet connection.  Drainage to an all water septic tank. Pvc double glazed windows.  Electric heating.


Taxes Foncières : 275€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price : 186,000€ including Agency fees of 12,500€.  In addition the purchaser will pay the Notaire’s fees of 13,900€

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 1800 € and 2460 € 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: (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

Property Ref : SIF – 001650

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