2 bedroom village house for sale, Orne, Normandy
If you're keen to feel part of a French village community while improving your French language skills, you couldn't do better than consider this gem of a 2-bedroom village house, on offer at an incredibly affordable price. It's set in the heart of a pretty Normandy village, with shops and restaurants on the doorstep, and makes the perfect lock-up-and-leave property.
The little village of Juvigny-sous-Andaine is found in the lush countryside of the Orne department, at the edge of the extensive Andaine Forest. Attractive and authentic, the village is close not only to the region's principal attractions such as the spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, but is less than an hour and half by car from the ferry port of Caen.
Set in the main square, this pretty, stone-built cottage, reputedly one of the oldest in the village, has plenty of character with exposed beams and stonework. Bars, restaurants, the superb boulangerie and a small supermarket are only a few paces away across the village square.
A 10-minute drive gets one to the more comprehensive shopping at Bagnoles de l'Orne, a fabulous spa town where the spa treatments complement the charm of the elegant Belle Epoque and Art Deco buildings. A 12-minute drive in the other direction finds the mediaeval town of Domfront, where the half-timbered houses and quaint streets are a delight and the shopping great.
The area around Juvigny-sous-Andaine is perfect for many outdoor pursuits, with walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf and fishing all being accessible and popular. However, the seaside is also easily accessible, being a drive of about 90 minutes, so beach days are also possible.
The cottage is connected to mains drainage and fully habitable. Public car parking in the square is free, plentiful and unrestricted. We asked the owner about the running costs and here's the response: 'As a holiday home, spending about three months a year there, I find that I can keep the house going including all taxes, insurance, water and electricity for under £1000 pa.'
The accommodation, measuring approximately 55m2 of habitable space, consists of:
Living Room: combined kitchen/dining/sitting room
Shower Room: shower, wash-hand basin, WC
Small Landing: independent access to:
Bedroom 1: double size, stairs to attic
Bedroom 2: double size
Attic: boarded out and with existing roof window
Separate Garden Land: 480m2 (0.12 acres) approximately. This is separate from the cottage and situated about 150m down a fenced path. It is secluded and a perfect space for summer barbecues and camp fires.
Habitable space: 55m2 (approx)
Total Plot size: m2 (0.13 acres) approx
Distance to shops: On the doorstep
Distance to ferry port: 105 kms (Caen - 88 minutes)
Taxe Fonciere: 249 € per annum
Taxe d'Habitation: 197 € per annum
(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.