- Character cottage in Normandy
- Large garden with games/living room outbuilding
- 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
- Very good order
- Electric heating & double glazing
- Modern septic tank
- Space for a studio
- 3km from local shops
- Good access to cross-channel ferry ports
This detached house, with ½ acre of land, has been lovingly renovated by the current owners over the last 16 years. The construction of random stone under a slate effect roof, is typical of NW Normandy. Its proximity to 3 cross-Channel ferry ports means easy access from the UK for weekend breaks.
All the hard renovation work on this cottage has already been completed, so the new owner will have the benefit of a fitted kitchen, two modern bathrooms (+ 2 separate WC), double-glazed upvc wood effect windows, super master suite, modern septic tank, electric heating and a woodburner. In addition there is a large room, yet to be finished, which could be used as a wonderful light studio/games room/ sitting room.
The property would seem to be attractive as a comfortable second home or as an investment for holiday letting, or a combination of both! It is situated about 3kms from the town of St Martin de Landelles, which has a bakery, post office, supermarket, butcher, school, newsagents, hairdresser, petrol station, garden centre, 2 bars and a restaurant. St Hilaire du Harcouët is little further but is worth the drive, even if it’s just to stock up the larder on a Wednesday when most of the town centre is taken up with the local market.
The area is an ideal base for holidays. You will never be at a loss for things to do. The most famous of all Normandy’s sights, the beautiful Mont St Michel is just around the corner, there are many lovely beaches, horse-riding, golf and fishing. A little further afield is the city of Bayeux, famous for its tapestry of course, and the D-Day Landing beaches and museums. The scenery is stunning and the lakes, waterfalls, parks and playgrounds means there is something for all ages and interests.
Whilst it is possible to fly to Rennes or Dinard, most visitors would use the car ferry ports of Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo or even Le Havre. There is a mainline station at Vire (30 minutes away) with regular trains to Paris taking about 2½ hours.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room/Sitting Room:
Kitchen Area: 5.54m x 2.54m (18’2” x 8’3”) Glazed double doors to front elevation. Tiled floor. Range of matching base and wall units. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Worktops and tiled splashbacks. Space for free-standing cooker with extractor over. Built-in fridge/freezer. Cupboard housing electrics. Exposed beams. Tiled floor. Opening to:
Sitting Area: 5.33m x 3.87m (17’5” x 12’7”) Granite fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner (with metal flue liner). Tiled floor. Window to front elevation. Convector heater.
Dining Room Area: 4.56m x 2.98m (14’10” x 9’8”) Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Convector heater.
Rear Hall: Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor.
Utility Room: 2.07m x 1.60m (6’8” x 5’2”) Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Space for tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: WC. Hand basin.
Ground floor Bathroom: 2.63m x 2.56m (8’6” x 8’4”) Obscure glazed window to rear elevation. Large walk-in shower. Twin vanity unit. Concealed hot water cylinder. Slipper bath with mixer tap. Heated electric towel rail.
Split level Landing: Wood flooring.
Master Bedroom: 8.08m x 3.84m (26’5” x 12’6”) 2 windows to front and Velux window to rear elevations. Exposed “A” frame. Laminate flooring. 2 convector heaters. Loft storage. Exposed stone wall. Sloping ceiling. Walk-in wardrobe. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room: 1.96m x 1.58m (6’4” x 5’2”) Velux window to rear elevation. WC. Pedestal basin. Shower. Extractor. Inset spotlights. Convector heater/towel dryer.
Bedroom 2: 6.00m (max) x 2.34m (19’6” x 7’7”) Window to front elevation. Exposed beams and stone wall. Wood flooring. Convector heater.
Cloakroom: WC. Hand basin. Wood flooring.
Bedroom 3: 5.24m x 2.47m (17’2” x 8’) Velux window to rear elevation. Wood flooring. Exposed beams and stone wall. Sloping ceiling. Convector heater.
Attached Living Room/Games Room (to finish) 6.40m x 5.90m (max) x 3.40m high. (21’ x19’ x 11’ high). Constructed of part stone and part cob. Fireplace. Concrete floor. 2 sets of glazed double doors to front elevation. Window over.
A wooden gate leads to a large area of garden which is laid to lawn and enclosed by post and rail fencing. Polytunnel. Chicken coop and run. To the front of the house is a smaller, fully fenced, dog proof area which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.
Modern septic tank
Broadband apparently available
Taxes Foncières: 381€ p.a.
Habitable space: 119m²
Land area: 2430m²
3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
Easy reach 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.