Country House with just under 10 acres land and river frontage, Calvados, Normandy
Beautiful detached country house with just under 10 acres of land and outbuildings with River frontage and no neighbours within 300m. Plenty of authentic features including original stairs, exposed stone walls and beams.
The surroundings of this property offer a peaceful place to live, seemingly in the middle of nowhere! However it is just a couple of minutes drive to Vire with all amenities and mainline train station to Paris. There is room to extend the accommodation into the loft space, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission, or create a gîte or two in one of the outbuildings ....
THE ACCOMMODATION On the ground floor
Entrance Hall 4.60 x 2.90m Partly glazed door to front elevation. Tiled floor. Radiator. Exposed beams. Large built-in cupboard. Lounge 6.21 x 6.01m Exposed stone wall. 18th century granite open fireplace. Window to west and rear and glazed double doors to front elevations. 2 radiators. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Dining Room 5.86 x 5.39m 2 pairs fo glazed double doors and window to front elevation. Stone floor. Exposed stone wall. 2 radiators. Exposed beams and stone wall. 2 radiators. Kitchen 3.56 x 3.18m Glazed door and window to rear elevation. Stone floor. Exposed beams. Single sink with mixer tap. Base units with tiled worktops and splash-backs. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free standing cooker with extractor over. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Radiator. Door to inner hall and stairs to first floor. Study 5.56 x 5.55m Window to east and front elevations. 2 radiators. Tiled floor. Exposed stone wall. Granite open fireplace with raised hearth. Exposed beams. Built-in shelves. Telephone socket. Door to rear hall.Inner Hall Radiator. Stairs to first floor. Exposed stone wall. Cloakroom Radiator. WC. Hand basin. Bathroom 2.51 x 2.46m Bath. Exposed stone wall. Radiator. Window to rear elevation. Pedestal basin.
On the First Floor
Landing Stairs to second floor. Window to rear elevation. Telephone socket. Shower Room 2.96 x 2.49m Window to rear elevation. Radiator. Pedestal basin. Corner shower. Partly tiled walls. Cloakroom WC. Radiator. Vent. Bedroom 1 5.74 x 5.62m Window to front elevation. Granite fireplace (at present closed off) 2 radiators. Wood flooring. Exposed beams and stone wall. Bedroom 2 3.29 x 1.35m 2 windows to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Radiator. Inner Hall Storage area. Exposed stone wall. Door to : Loft Space for 2 further bedrooms if required. Window to front elevation. Bedroom 3 5.95 x 3.43m Window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed stone walls.
On the Second Floor
Bedroom 4 6.03 x 3.40m Window to east and Velux window to front elevations. Sloping ceiling. Wood flooring. Exposed “A” frame. 2 convector heaters. Built-in cupboards. Cloakroom Built-in cupboards. Wood flooring. Radiator. Hand basin. WC.
Old Detached Stone Building (pressoir) :
Basement 7.40 x 6.22m with thatched roof (re-roofed 15 years ago) used as a workshop. Power and light. Double doors to front elevation. First Floor 7.80 x 6.15m 2 windows to rear and door to front elevations. Attached Boiler Room Boiler. Hot water cylinder. Space and plumbing for washing machine.
Security entry gates lead to gravel drive, parking and turning area. The garden of about 2.5 acres is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Partly walled former vegetable garden (1,000 – 1,200 sqm). Gas cistern. Second Basement 6.15 x 3.36m Double doors to front elevation. Power and light. Attached Stone and block sheds – 2 wood sheds and 1 kennel. Detached stone open fronted Barn 7.62 x 6.08m Corrugated iron roof. Detached Stone Barn with thatched roof (replaced 3 years ago) divided into 2 stables 4.69 x 3.38m and 4.69 x 3.27m and attached garage 5.26 x 3.07m Double doors to front elevation. Power and light. Cider apple orchard. Old detached stone house which was formerly a bread oven and lived in during the war which was re-thatched 4 years ago. Fireplace.
Mains water, electricity and telephone Broadband internet connection Gas fired central heating Drainage to a septic tank All windows have interior shutters
ABOUT THE AREA
This property is situated in the south of the department of Calvados, on the outskirts of the Town of Vire which has all amenities including schools, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, indoor swimming pool, skate park, bowling, a gym and cinema.
There is an 18 hole golf course within a couple of minutes drive. Stunning out-riding starts near the property and can be continued on to the Lake Dathée and further west to the Saint Sever forest. The property is a 5 minute drive from the town of Vire and about an hour’s drive south from the port of Ouistreham, Caen, the landing beaches and an hour inland from the breathtaking bay of the Mont St Michel to the west.
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