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Spectacular Maison de Maître with Mill race and river frontage with over 3 acres

This gorgeous  Maison de Maître was formerly a Paper Mill and it stands in a wooded valley just outside the major Town of Vire-Normandie. A long, private gravel drive leads to the 4 car Carport and outbuilding to the front of the house.  The property is presented in excellent condition throughout and benefits from oil fired central heating, double glazed windows, high ceilings and light and airy rooms.  There are approximately 4,500m2 of formal gardens which have a river on the boundary and the rest has been left more natural.  The Mill race runs under the property and could be harnessed for generating electricity.   There is the additional benefit of a self-contained annexe or gîte if required.  Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this property.

This property is situated in the south of the department of Calvados within 5 minutes from the centre of Vire.  The 18 hole golf course is within a few minutes drive.   The property is within easy access of all facilities including a train service to Paris (2 hours 30 minutes)  and about an hour’s drive south from the port of Ouistreham, Caen , the landing beaches and an hour inland from the breathtaking bay of the Mont St Michel to the west.  The nearest beach is at Granville which is about a 45 minute drive.  It is about 36km from the town of Avranches and the nearest airports are at Caen Carpiquet (about 35 minutes), and Rennes (about 90 mintues)from the property.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :

On the ground floor –

Entrance Lobby 1.76 x 1.24m Tiled floor. Double wooden doors to front elevation. Cupboard housing electrics. Double partly glazed doors to:

Entrance Hall 6.03 x .08m Stairs to first floor. Tiled floor. Part wood panelled walls. Radiator. Partly glazed double doors to rear elevation.

Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Hand basin.

Lounge 8.23 x 4.86m Wood flooring. 2 windows to front, window and partly glazed double doors to north elevations. Coving and ceiling roses. 3 radiators. Marble fireplace (at present sealed but could be opened up for use). Part wood panelled walls. Double doors to:

Study 4.90 x 2.03m Window to north and west elevations. Glazed double doors to west elevation.

Utility Room 2.23 x 1.86m Window to west elevation. Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Sink. Tiled floor.

Dining Room 5.85 x 4.62m 2 windows to front and partly glazed door to rear elevations. 2 radiators. Stairs to first floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.45 x 3.12m Window to front elevation. Radiator. Tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Range of custom made oak units and worktops. Bosch induction hob. Built-in oven. Sinks with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Granite fireplace with extractor fan. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Radiator.

Boiler Room 5.47 x 5.44m Tiled floor. 2,000 l Oil storage tank. Boiler.  Partly glazed door and 2 window opening to north elevation.

On the First Floor – via stairs from dining room (could be used as separate annexe/bed and breakfast with independant access)

Bedroom 1 4.32 x 4.14m 2 windows to east elevation. Radiator.

Dressing Room 2.61 x 1.73m Window to west elevation.

Study/occasional bedroom  2.56 x 2.55m Window to north elevation. Radiator. Built-in cupboard.

En-Suite Shower Room 2.55 x 1.75m Window to west elevation. Pedestal basin. Radiator. WC. Shower.

Kitchen 4.76 x 2.48m (to renovate if required) Sink unit. Glazed double doors.

Landing – (via stairs from entrance hall) –

Master Bedroom  5.33 x 4.23m 2 windows to west elevation. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom 4.07 x 2.56m Window to west and 2 windows to north elevations. Vanity unit. Travertine floor. Slipper bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Large heated towel rail. WC.

Sitting Room/Bedroom 3 6.92 x 2.82m 2 radiators. Window to north and 2 windows to east elevations. Ceiling rose.

Dressing Room Fitted wardrobes to both sides of the room. Radiator. Window to front elevation. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

On the Second Floor – 

Landing Built-in cupboard. Window to west and front elevations.

Shower Room 2.12 x 2.11m Tiled floor. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. Suspended WC. Heated towel rail. Window to front elevation.

Bedroom 4 4.04 x 2.84m Marble fireplace. Window to west elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom 5 6.95 x 3.78m Window to east, west and north elevations. 2 radiators. Marble fireplace.

Bedroom 6 3.96 x 2.90m Window to east elevation. Marble fireplace. Radiator. Built-in cupboard.

OUTSIDE :

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

Open Fronted stone Car Port for 4 cars.  Concrete floor. Electric.  Attached Barn 13.00 x 6.46m with basement. Room attached for storage – the basement level of the building previously held the Mill workings.

The partly walled park style gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, including a Virginia Tulip Tree which is about 200 years old.  Former Orangerie.  The Mill race is currently partially diverted into the River which is on the boundary of the garden with a backdrop of stone from the cliff face.  Terrace leading out from the Lounge.

SERVICES :

Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected.  Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Broadband internet connection.  Oil fired central heating.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières :  Approx. 1,200€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : Means tested

Asking price  : 630,000€ including Agency fees of 30,000€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 43,300€

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 – 001537


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Well presented semi-detached house with garden and barn

The main renovations were carried out in 1984/5 and the property is well presented throughout.  The roof was replaced, together with the roof timbers, in 1990.  The septic tank was replaced in 2012.  The windows to the front of the house have been replaced with upvc double glazed windows, together with the garage door in 2014. Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated just outside the village centre with a bar/restaurant and shop. It is a 10 minute drive to the market town of Vire with all amenities including mainline train station to Granville and Paris (approx. 2 hours 40 mins), Supermarkets, Schools, Bowling, 18 hole Golf Course, Lake, Swimming Pool, Skate Park, Gym, Riding School, Hospitals, shops, etc. Market day is Friday. The beach at Granville is approximately 50 minutes away. The ferry ports of Caen (1 hour), Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre are within easy driving distances and Calais for the Tunnel is about 4 hours away. The nearest airports are at Caen Carpiquet (55 minutes drive with flights to Stanstead and Southend, Deauville (Cityjet), Rennes (Flybe) and Dinard.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :

On the ground floor –

Entrance Lobby Partly glazed door to front elevation. Stairs to first floor. Exposed stone wall. Electrics. Door to:

Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen 5.78 x 5.70m Window to front and rear elevations. Tiled floor. Granite and brick fireplace with raised open hearth. 2 radiators.  Corner Kitchen Double ceramic sink unit with mixer tap. Space for free standing cooker with extractor hood over. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Exposed beams and stone wall. Central heating thermostat.

Bedroom 1/Study 3.63 x 3.42m Glazed double doors to front elevation. Radiator. Tiled floor.

Shower Room 3.50 x 1.94m Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Vent. Tiled floor. Hand basin. WC. Shower. Partly tiled walls.

On the First Floor –

Landing Radiator. Velux window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobes to one wall. Hatch to loft.

Bedroom 2 4.34 x .42m Sloping ceiling. Radiator. Velux window to front elevation.

Bedroom 3 4.04 x 3.06m Sloping ceiling. Radiator. Velux window to front elevation.

Cloakroom 2.88 x 1.41m Pedestal basin. WC. Sloping ceiling.

OUTSIDE :

Attached Garage 6.27 x 2.75m Sliding insulated PVC door to front elevation. Wall mounted boiler. Tap.  Attached Store Room 6.27 x 2.51m Door to front and window to side elevations. Concrete floor. Power and light. Access to loft storage area.

Double PVC gates give access to terrace and gravel drive, parking and turning area. Orchard with a variety of trees including cherry, apple, pear etc.

Detached Barn 5.82 x 4.73m Constructed of stone under a corrugated iron roof. Part open fronted car port.  Old Stable 5.98 x 5.00m Stairs to loft storage area over. Door to front and window to rear elevations.

SERVICES :
Mains water, electricity and telephone. Oil fired central heating. Drainage is to an all water septic tank.  Broadband internet connection.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières : Approx. 395€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price : 97,000€ including Agency fees of 7,000€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 8,600€

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 – 001541

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