3 bedroom character property for sale, Manche, Normandy
This beautiful 3-bed Normandy farmhouse comes with over an acre of land and several outbuildings. The property is in a tranquil and private position at the end of a lane in the village of Lapenty but within easy reach of shops, restaurants and markets of Saint-Hilaire.
The property is a traditional oak-framed Normandy house that dates back to around 1750. Over the years the property has been extended and renovated, the result is a spacious and welcoming family home that manages to strike the perfect balance between the traditional and the contemporary.
There is a generous 200m2 of habitable space and the layout of the accommodation is as follows:
Entrance Hall: (16m2) Galleried entrance hall, open to roof height. Oak staircase.
Kitchen: (40m2) Fireplace with wood burner. Fitted kitchen with plumbing for dishwasher. Wood work surfaces. Large kitchen island and separate space for more formal dining. Some exposed stone walls and exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Doors to garden.
Larder: (3m2) Tiled, north facing larder with window.
Bathroom: (10m2) Bath with shower above, WC and washbasin. Fitted cupboard with plumbing for washing machine.
Sitting Room: (40m2) Fireplace with wood burner. Exposed stone wall. Doors to garden.
Bedroom One: (36m2) Oak floor, exposed beams. Exposed stone, timber and cob walls. Free standing bath. Additional plumbing could easily be added and the room divided to provide a full en-suite bathroom if required.
Bedroom Two: (24m2) Double dormer windows, wooden floors.
Bedroom Three: (11m2) Wooden floor. Velux window
Bathroom: (11m2) Cabin shower, washbasin on marble surface, WC. Painted wooden floor.
The property comes with 1.2 acres of land, most of which is mature landscaped garden.
Approximate sizes of outbuildings:
Hayloft - 50m2
Store and workshop - 50m2
Stable - 50m2 on each floor
Garage Area - 56m2
‘Owl' Barn - 50m2
Wood store - 25m2
Terrace - 25m2
Chicken House - 18m2
Freezer room - 10m2
Wooden shed - 6m2
The house is situated 5km from the busy market town of St Hilaire du Harcouet. The towns has a good range of shops, restaurants, bars and an excellent weekly market (held on a Wednesday). There are also several large supermarkets.
The property itself is in the heart of the famous bocage countryside (think lush rolling countryside, pretty rivers, Normandy cattle and apple orchards). The area is known for its food, especially cheese, beef, cider, Calvados and fresh sea food including the famous oysters and fish direct from Cancale just along the coast. Cancale oyster sellers come to St Hilaire on Sunday mornings and sell top grade, fresh oysters.
The village of Lapenty (4km away) has a bar, shop, fishing lake with exercise track and children's play area. The village also has Chez Agnes, a local restaurant offering five courses of predominantly local meat and produce cooked on the open fire every day of the year with wine, cider and coffee included for €14 a head.
There's a great deal to do in the area including cycling, horse riding and walking/running on over 7000km of trails in Manche alone. The area benefits from sandy beaches that stretch for miles offering great days out as well as being able to experience the very real history of the D-Day landings. Sailing is available from a number of locations as well as trips to the Channel Islands and both sea and fresh water fishing.
The famous attraction of Mont St Michel is about 30km (approx 35 mins) away and the D-Day landing beaches are a must-see (approx 90mins drive away)
The ferry ports of Caen (90mins), St Malo (75 mins), Cherbourg (2hrs), Le Havre (21/2 hrs) and Roscoff (2h 45min) are all within an easy drive and serve the South Coast of England.
There are train links to Paris from Vire and Rennes (which also has a direct link to Paris CGD as well as regular flights to UK)
Heating: Electric and woodburner
Taxe fonciere: 346 Euros (per annum)
Drainage: Septic tank
(Location shown on property portals is approximate) Please note: All sizes and locations are approximate. La Residence 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.