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Lonlay l'Abbaye, Orne,
€161,000  |   Ref: 8969A

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  • Detached country cottage
  • Quiet, rural location
  • 4km from local shops & services
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Family kitchen with open plan living space
  • Central heating & wood-burning stoves
  • In good order
  • Easy maintenance 1/4 acre garden
  • Outbuildings & off-road parking
  • One hour from the beach / 80mins to ferry port

Built of random stone, this south-facing, Normandy longhouse is typical of the region.  You will be cosy here all year round, as the property has double-glazing, upgraded insulation, oil central heating and two wood-burning stoves.  It is just over an hour’s drive from the ferry port at Caen.

The cottage is tucked away in a peaceful position, about 4kms from the historic town of Lonlay l’Abbaye and within easy reach of the larger, medieval town of Domfront.  Property prices in this region are rising as it becomes more and more popular.  Some are finding Brittany outside their budget and are looking to Normandy for that accessible weekend  property.

Domfront has excellent shopping facilities with some really lovely bars and restaurants too.  Walk around the old Cité, which has some attractive half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, restored townhouses and pretty squares.  The battlements are superb and give an insight into the traumatic times the town saw in the Middle Ages and later during the French Revolution.  The countryside around is picture-book Normandy and it really is just as you might have imagined it to be.



Entrance Hall:  3.33m x 0.81m (10’9” x 2’6”) Partly glazed door to front elevation. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Radiator.

Bathroom: 3.20m x 1.74m (10’5” x 5’7”) Window to rear elevation. Tiled floor. Partly tiled walls. WC. Pedestal basin. Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Extractor fan.

Sitting Room: 5.78m x 4.80m (18’9” x 15’7”)  2 radiators. 2 windows and glazed double doors to front elevation. Laminate flooring. Brick fireplace with wood-burner. Inset spotlights.

Dining Room: 4.34m x 3.22m (14’2” x 10’6”) Partly glazed door and window to front elevation. Radiator. Part wood panelling to walls. Tiled floor.

Kitchen:  4.10m x 3.02m (13’4” x 9’9”) Brick fireplace with wood-burner. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Part wood panelled walls. Tiled floor. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Sink with mixer tap. Worktops with tiled splash-backs. Space for range style cooker with extractor hood over. Inset spotlights.
Door to:

Boiler Room: Boiler

Landing: Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling Radiator.

Master Bedroom; 5.93m x 4.13m Velux window to rear and window to front elevations Exposed “A” frame. Wood flooring. Radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room: Sloping ceiling. Velux window to rear elevation. Radiator. Pedestal ban. WC. Shower.

Study: 2.66m x 2.34m (8’ 7” x 7’7”) Wood flooring. Window to front elevation. Radiator.

Cloakroom: Sloping ceiling Velux window to rear elevation. Vanity unit. WC. Radiator.

Bedroom 2: 2.92m x 2.77m (9’6'’ x 9’1”) Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams. Velux window to rear elevation. Window to front and Velux window to rear elevations. Radiator. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3: 4.95m x 3.51m (16’2” x 11’5”) Sloping ceilings.  Window to the front elevation and velux to the rear.  Radiator. Exposed beams.

A metal gate leads to the drive and a gravel parking area.  The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedges. Rockery. Working well with pump. Patio. Small poly-tunnel.  Block-built lean-to with oil storage tank.  Garden shed and chalet. Summer house.

Small detached stone barn 5.01m x 1.85m (16’4” x 6’) used as a wood store. Outside tap.
There is plenty in the area for both the tourist and regular visitor.  Golfers can head to the course at the spa town Bagnoles de l’Orne (20 minutes), there is a boating lake at Larchamp and spectacular waterfalls at Mortain.  A little further afield are the D-Day Landing beaches, the associated museums, the tapestry at Bayeux, and Mont St Michel.

Additional Information: 

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 Reception Rooms
Habitable space:125m²
Land area: 1203m²
Taxes foncières: 600€ p.a. approx
Internet connection available
Mains water, electricity & telephone 
Septic tank drainage
Oil central heating
Woodburning stoves
Off-road parking
4kms to shops
One hour coast
80 mins Caen ferry port

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.

Lonlay l'Abbaye, Orne
Normandy 61700
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 8969A
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