- Perfectly presented character farmhouse
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- 2.5 acres of grounds
- Gas central heating
- Double glazing
- Glorious rural setting
- 2 spring-fed carp ponds
- One hour from ferry port
- One hour to the coast
You might be reminded of Monet’s garden (also in Normandy) whilst enjoying the view of the carp ponds in the glorious grounds of this fully renovated character house. It is situated just 2 kms from the little village of Montsecret, between Flers and Vire, and one hour from the Caen ferry.
The property has undergone a complete renovation programme in recent years. It is double-glazed, has gas central heating, electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, a new boiler in 2012 and a modern septic tank installed in the same year. The interior is full of character features and the accommodation is arranged on various levels which makes it quite intriguing.
The local village of Montsecret has a village shop where fresh bread is available. A wider selection is available in either Vire or Flers (both a 20 minute drive). These towns have rail links to Paris, with a travelling time of about 2 hours. Flers lies at the edge of the lovely Suisse Normande region, gateway to some of the prettiest landscapes in France and a popular weekend escape for those working in the capital.
The region offers a range of sporting activities for all levels of fitness! At the gentler end the softly rolling countryside is good for walking and cycling. For the more energetic there is a golf course in Flers, and you can also find squash, tennis, swimming and fishing.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance Porch : 1.44m x 1.43m (4’8” x 4’7”) – Double glazed French doors to the east elevation. Window to the south elevation. Tiled floor. Exposed stone wall. Built-in cupboards. Double glazed French doors to –
Kitchen/Breakfast Room : 3.77m x 3.72m (12’4” x 12’2’) – Window to the front elevation. Range of country-style, cream base and wall units complemented by solid beech worktops with tiled splashbacks. Inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap. 4 ring electric hob with extractor fan over and electric double oven. Built in fridge and dishwasher. Exposed beams. Tiled floor. Double French doors to the conservatory. Archway to –
Utility Room : 2.26m x 1.99m (7’5” x 6’6”) – Window to the west elevation. Tiled floor. Space for upright freezer and cooker. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas boiler. Ceramic sink with mixer tap.
Cloakroom : Window to the rear elevation. Radiator. WC. Extractor fan.
Conservatory : 4.63m x 4.03m (15’2” x 13’2”) – 4 sets of sliding patio doors (one of which opens on to the terrace). Door to –
Boot Room : 4.02m x 1.70m (13’2” x 5’6”) – Window to rear elevation. Glazed door and window to the west elevation. Tiled floor.
Living Room/Dining Room : 44m² – Double aspect with 2 windows and a glazed door to the front elevation and window to the rear elevation. 3 radiators. Feature granite fireplace with woodburner. Exposed stone wall and beams.
Half landing : Window to the rear elevation. Radiator.
Bedroom 1 : 3.86m x3.66m (12’8” x 12’) – 2 windows to the front elevation. Radiator. Door to –
En-suite shower room : 2.18m x 1.89m (7’ x 6’2”) – Window to the west elevation. Corner shower with jets. Pedestal hand basin with tiled splashback. WC. Tiled floor. Heated towel rail.
Cloakroom : Velux window to the rear elevation. Hand basin. Tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 : 4.26m x 2.73m (13’11” x 8’11”) – Window to the front elevation. Built in cupboards.
Bathroom : 3.10m x 2.22m (10’2” x 7’3”) – Velux window to the rear elevation. Bath with tiled surround and mixer/shower tap adjustment. WC. Heated towel rail. Vanity unit with marble top and mirror.
Bedroom 3 : 5.74m x 3.24m (18’9” x 10’7”) – Double aspect with glazed French doors to east elevation and Juliet balcony and window to front elevation. 2 radiators.
Bedroom 4 : 4.80m x3.22m (15’9” x 10’6”) – Double aspect with Velux window to the rear elevation and window to the front elevation. Radiator.
The property is approached from the front. There is plenty of parking space, hardstanding and a turning area. A detached stone outbuilding is divided into a workshop, wine cellar, woodstore and a carport for 2 cars.
The grounds are a real feature of the property, planted with soft fruit trees, plum, apple, sweet chestnut, walnut and cob nuts. To the west is a terrace and landscaped gravel garden. If one wanted to be self sufficient, then the polytunnel would be very useful and the raised herb and vegetable beds easy to maintain. An asparagus bed is already established.
There are two large ponds stocked with carp, and an open-fronted field shelter/shed with space for tools. A wild flower meadow and paddock with a field shelter complete the tranquil scene.
Habitable space: 165m2
Land area: 10,400m2 (about 2.5 acres)
Mains water, well & spring water
Mains electricity and telephone
Taxes Foncières: 1115€ per annum
Septic tank drainage
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Close ferry ports
Please note: All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence 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 either given or implied.