- Country house with two gîtes
- In immaculate condition
- Proven letting track record
- Over 4 acres of land
- Pretty village with shops & amenities nearby
- Within easy reach of ferry ports
This fabulous gite complex has a proven and profitable letting track record. The property has been owned and run as a gîte business by the current owners for the past 29 years. The property consists of a main house, together with 2 independent gites and over 4 acres of beautiful grounds. Originally a farm with outbuildings in the 19th Century, the original dwelling was the Old Farmhouse. The Owner’s accommodation was renovated from a large stone barn and the attached gîte was the bread oven.
There is the opportunity to buy an adjacent, modern, detached house, with disabled access accommodation, which has been part of the gîte complex. Click here for details.
The pretty village of Céaucé, with a good selection of shops and services, is a few kms away.
The property has available business accounts and is usually rented out for 6 months per year. Ideal home and income possibility or for those with extended family.
Entrance Hall 7.08 x 4.95m Glazed double doors and side panels to front elevation. 2 electric radiators. Central staircase to galleried landing. Tiled floor. Exposed beams and stone wall and built-in terracotta wine rack
Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Pedestal basin. Window to front elevation.
Kitchen/Dining Room 5.45 x 5.43m Glazed double doors to rear elevation and terrace. Exposed beams and stone walls. Tiled floor. 2 electric radiators. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit. Central island with wine rack. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Electric oven and 4 ring hob. Worktops and tiled splash-backs. Sink with mixer tap.
Utility Room 2.70 x 2.17m Double ceramic sink unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Hot water cylinder. Space for fridge/freezer. Window to front elevation. Electric distribution board and meter
Entrance Lobby Tiled floor. Glazed door and side panel to front elevation. Built-in cupboard with shelving.
Conservatory 4.67 x 3.80m Windows all the way round and glazed double doors to rear patio. Tiled floor. 5 skylights.
Bedroom 1 7.08 x 4.98m Glazed double doors to rear and front elevations. Tiled floor. Exposed beams and stone wall. 2 electric radiators. Door to:
En-Suite Shower Room Large shower. Pedestal basin. WC. Convector heater. Exposed stone wall. Bamboo flooring. Window to front elevation. Exposed beam.
Sitting Room/Reading Room 7.12 x 6.03m Exposed stone walls and “A” frame. Wood-burner. Wood flooring. 2 Velux windows to front and window to side, 2 windows and 2 Velux windows to rear elevations. 2 window seats.
Bedroom 2 3.21' x 2.98m Window to front elevation. Electric radiator.
Bedroom 3 3.46 x 2.98m Exposed beam. Window to front elevation. Electric radiator.
Bathroom 3.93 x 1.90m Window to rear elevation. WC. Pedestal basin. Bidet. Electric radiator. Shower. Bath.
Bedroom 4 3.68 x 2.94m Window to rear elevation. Electric radiator
Garden and large field to the rear of the property. Pergola. Small greenhouse. Raised vegetable beds. Patio. Natural pond.
Detached Barn 20.00 x 6.47m Constructed of stone and cob with steel sectional roof used as garages and workshop. 2 pairs of double wooden doors to front elevation. Attached Lean-to for log storage as well as secure log store inside the barn.
“L” shaped open plan lounge/Dining room/Kitchen 5.39 x 5.03m and 3.73 x 2.25m Partly glazed door and side panel and window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Exposed stone walls and beams. Granite and brick fireplace with wood-burner. Stairs to first floor. 3 windows to rear elevation. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder and electric meter. Electric radiator. Range of matching base and wall units. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Built-in 4 ring electric hob and oven. Single drainer sink with mixer tap. Worktops and tiled splash-backs. Space for free-standing fridge freezer (as well as for washing machine and dishwasher)
Bedroom 1 3.54 x 2.91m Velux window to front and rear elevations. Exposed stone wall. Sloping ceiling. Electric radiator.
Shower Room Tiled floor. Velux window to front elevation. Exposed stone wall. Sloping ceiling. WC. Pedestal basin. Corner shower. Electric radiator.
Bedroom 2 3.54 x 2.15m Window to side and Velux window to front elevations. Exposed stone wall. Sloping ceiling. Electric radiator. Hatch to loft.
Seating area and garden.
Living Room/Dining Room 5.74 x 5.10m Partly glazed door and window to front and rear (with cupboard under) elevations. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. 2 electric radiator. Brick fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner. Open to:
Kitchen 3.66 x 2.67m Window to front elevation. Tiled floor. Range of matching base units with worktops and tiled splash-backs over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Built-in oven and 4 ring electric hob. Electric distribution board. Wall mounted gas fired hot water boiler (currently disconnected). Built-in under-stairs cupboard. Space for free-standing fridge freezer (as well as for washing machine and dishwasher)
Rear Hall Tiled floor. Glazed double doors to patio and garden. Electric radiator. Stairs to first floor.
Shower Room Pedestal basin. Fully tiled shower. Electric radiator
Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC.
Landing 2 skylights to front and 1 to the rear elevations. Sloping ceiling. Electric radiator. Hatch to loft.
Bedroom 1 2.93 x 2.84m Velux window to rear elevation. Electric radiator. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 2.93 x 2.79m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Electric radiator. Exposed beams.
Bedroom 3 3.00 x 2.93m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Electric radiator. Exposed beams.
Shower Room 2.15 x 1.81m Pedestal basin. WC. Shower. Wall mounted electric radiator. Velux window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Bamboo flooring.
There is an enclosed terrace area with flower/shrub borders in front of the house. Patio to the rear of the house surrounded by lawns.
Mains water and electricity are connected with separate water and electricity for each property. The main house and 2 of the gites have centrally-controlled electric heating using a mixture of radiant panels and convector heaters, all of which also have individual thermostat controls. All 3 properties also have wood-burning stoves.
The property is situated in a peaceful and private location, 3kms from the pretty village of Céaucé. There’s a small produce market here every Thursday morning and there’s a good selection of shops and services, including an excellent bakery. The larger towns of Domfront and Lassay-les-Chateaux are both about a 15min drive. Both are delightful medieval towns and have a wide range of shops and restaurants (Le Grandgousier restaurant in Domfront is certainly worth a visit). The popular spa town of Bagnoles de L’Orne is also within easy reach.
The ferry port at Caen is about a 90min drive, whilst St Malo is just under 2hrs away.
The surrounding countryside is green, lush and rolling and the picturesque Normandy/Maine National Park is on the doorstep. This is a perfect destination for cycling, hiking and horse-riding.
Normandy is of course one of the gastronomic centres of France and there are some fantastic local restaurants. There are several Michelin-starred restaurants within easy reach as well a good selection of more low-key Auberges.
The Orne region is well known for its cider orchards and cheese farms. The local tipple is AOC cider and perry (poiré), made from the abundance of apple and pear orchards that dot the surrounding countryside. Visitors can enjoy cider and cheese tasting at many farms throughout the region. In early spring there are carpets of blossoming trees while in the autumn it’s possible to join the apple harvest and cider-pressing, which is celebrated traditionally with local village fairs.
At a glance:
Plot size: 20,660m²
Habitable space: 322m²
Drainage: Septic tank
Heating: Electric convector + Wood-burners
Distance to shops: 3km
Distance to ferry port: 90mins
Distance to coast: 1h10mins
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.