The house is a traditional "Maison de Maitre" which has an authentic, relaxed french feel with plenty of character. Located in the fabulous French Normandy countryside, it is within easy reach of Caen ferry or Dinard airport.The house has been used as a holiday home which is rented out extremely successfully due to its size and facilities, providing an annual income in excess of 30,000 euros in the summer months alone. L'Etre Corneillet provides the perfect opportunity for those wishing to run a successful holiday lettings business in France with the potential to increase income further by developing numerous semi-renovated buildings to provide workshops or conference facilities for businesses, painting, cookery or pottery workshops or indeed provide additional holiday letting space.The house was renovated in 2006 including a new roof to provide seven bedrooms and three bathrooms set over three floors and sleeping up to 15 people. Set in three acres of private land, L'Etre Corneillet also has a 12m x 4m roman-step style private indoor geothermically heated swimming pool. There are two enclosed garden sections and a 14ft trampoline. There is a large sandpit area containing swings, seesaw and slide for the children. There are outside eating areas, two separate stone built barbecue areas (one under cover) plus a boules pit.The pool has its own entrance, changing rooms, showers and toilet. The pool room has state of the art barrisol stretch ceiling and water resistant walls, air heating and a dehumidification system installed. In the summer, the large glass doors can be opened up leading on to a large patio area.Geothermic heating has also been installed to service the vast area above the pool, along with new windows. This areas has yet to be fully renovated but could easily provide more holiday apartments and/or event hosting such as painting, yoga or pottery course holidays.The second house that is currently used as a games room for guests is also semi-renovated with new windows and stairs. This could easily provide 3 bedroom accommodation which could be used by the owners when holidaymakers are at the house or vice versa. Backing on to this property are two large workshops, one of which was previously used as stables to house 4 horses.There is a further small house at the edge of the property that has had a new roof and could be renovated to provide further accommodation. This section of the land could easily be fenced off to offer separate living space from the rest of the properties if required.Opposite the house and gardens there is a separate field (1ha 47a 80ca) that currently has a very small orchard in one corner but could be cultivated for crops or, if permission to build were obtained, could be sold separately. Alternatively, it could be used for horses as there is a stable area on the grounds.There are many things to do and see close to the property as it is near to a number of national parks with plenty of idyllic forest picnic spots, horseriding as well as the famous spa town of Bagnoles, which is a 15 minute drive. The property is perfectly situated for access to numerous beaches at the coast from Mont St Michel in Brittany to the Norman resort of Deauville and, of course, the famous landing beaches - all within a 1 to 2 hour drive. If you don't fancy the car journey and want to feel sand between your toes, a 20 minute drive will get you to a beautiful lakeside beach in the heart of the Andaine Forest at Ferte Mace. France's 'Little Switzerland' or Suisse Normande is close by with its breathtaking mountain-like scenary and sporting facilities such as kayaking. A sightseeing/shopping trip to Paris or even Disneyland Paris is also worth considering.Facilites:7 bedrooms (3 double, 1 twin, 1 single, 2 triple)3 bathrooms (one on each floor) including walk in showerKitchen with dishwasher, 2 large cooking ranges, American style fridge, washing machine and dryerDining room with large table seating 10. Room off dining room with large open fire for winterSeparate living roomIndoor swimming pool (large doors opening on to patio in summer)Two separate barbecue areas. One with undercover seating.Partially renovated area above swimming poolPartially renovated houseFurther building with new roof3 workshops. One of which was previously used as stables for 4 horses. 2 garages
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