Ideal for tourism based business in enviable setting, Manche, Normandy
Ideal for tourism based business in enviable setting - possibility of B&B with fishing and gîte business. Or tea rooms, etc. with land adjoining the waterfall, all within walking distance of Town. This unique property is of particular interest as it is listed as a "site classé" under Fondation de la Patrimoine. It has an interesting history and started life as an ancient mill in the 19th century for cotton and wood. It was then an electricity station with turbines under the house and in the Second World War it was a cheese factory. More recently is has been run as a trout fishery and hatchery in the late 1970's. Now there is a huge potential to transform the property into a home and income. There are 3 separate accesses to the property and land and views over the Abbey Cloisters. The property benefits from an overhauled roof (about 5 years ago), some replacement windows and insulation. The accommodation is light and well-proportioned and would benefit from further modernisation. The property is partially double glazed and there are wooden shutters on the ground floor.
THE MAIN HOUSE On the ground floor
Living room : 5.7m x 5.2m - Glazed French doors and side panel to the front elevation. Laminate floor. 2 radiators. Corner fireplace. Inner hall : 8.29m x 1.10m - Tiled floor. Radiator. Bedroom 1 : 3.96m x 3.61m - Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Bedroom 2 : 3.94m x 3.57m - Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Bathroom : 2.59m x 2.05m - Window to the front and north elevations. Pedestal hand basin. Toilet. Bidet. Bath with mixer tap. 1/2 tiled walls and tiled floor. Radiator. Bedroom 3 : 3.53m x 2.99m - Window to the front elevation. Radiator. Kitchen/breakfast room : 4.96m x 3.41m - Window to the rear elevation. Glazed double French doors to the south leading on to the terrace. Range of matching base and wall units. Worktops with tiled splashbacks. Double stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Space for freestanding cooker and tall fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Radiator. Storage area Cloakroom : Tiled floor. Toilet. Boiler room : 4.16m x 3m - Window to the rear elevation. Boiler. Double ceramic sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to - Garage : 9.36m x 8.11m - Built of block under a tiled roof.
External stairs to: Entrance hall : 1/2 glazed entrance door. Stairs to first floor. Living room : 12.40m x 5.07m - 2 windows to the east elevation and window to the south elevation. Opening for fireplace if required. Oak window cill. Stairs down to main house. Double sink unit. Corner kitchen area. Bathroom : 2.21m x 1.73 - To finish. Vent. Bath. Pedestal hand basin. Toilet. Room 1 : 5m x 4.72m - oak floor. Room 2 : 9.01m x 5.15m - oak floor. Loft space : approx. 70m² - 4 skylights. Exposed beams. Window to the north elevation. Oak flooring.
The basement level
2 rooms with earth floors. Electric meter. Stairs to living room in main accommodation.
Just inside the access from the main road is the old Coach House, built of stone under slated which is arranged as an apartment which will need modernising. Attached to the rear of the building is the old brick built cheese factory (10m x 5.97m), a shower room, a storage room and double garage. The garden is mainly divided into small paddocks. A small lake stocked with carp, pike, roach and perch and concrete hatchery. An orchard with many varieties of apple trees and plum trees. Small stone building (12 sq.m) with slate roof ideal as a summer kitchen or for fisherman as it is next to the lake. Separate 4 storey stone building with recently tiled roof. Large arched entrance to the North elevation which could provide garaging for a camping car (approx. 79 sq.m ground floor surface area).
Mains water, telephone and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Broadband internet connection. No Energy rating for this property as it is lived in for less than 4 months a year. Taxes Foncières : approx. 600 €uros per annum
ABOUT AREA & ACCESS
This property is situated just outside Mortain where you will find shops, schools, doctors' surgeries, supermarkets, etc. and local walking, and fishing. Extensive recreational facilities can be found nearby including local waterfalls and walking clubs, canoeing and outdoor sports. Major towns such as Caen, St Malo, St Lo, Falaise, Bayeux, Honfleur and Northern Britanny available for day trips.
Normandy landing beaches are easily accessible. Suisse Normande and Spa towns 35 minutes drive. Choices of Golf Clubs with open availability for non members. Large French Mobile home site within 50 minutes for all resort facilities… pedaloes, canoe, football, fishing, pools with slides, snooker , entertainment. Sports centre with pool and slides, Go Karting and board park less than 15 minutes.
Local village with many bars restaurants and shops. 20 mins to Bowling, sports centers and 18 hole golf course and the forest of Saint Sever. Beaches within an hour, river activities/ forests/ spa resort within 45 minutes. The nearest Airport is at Dinard (70 miles), Ferry Port at Caen (50 miles) and the nearest train station is at Vire (15 miles) from where you can take a fast train to Paris.