Traditional stone house with substantial outbuildings and 4 acres, Manche, Normandy
The fabulous stone country house has been renovated in keeping with its origins dating back to 1793 with exposed beams, window seats, wood floors on the first floor, an original staircase and fireplace. The property benefits from double glazed windows with shutters, heating supplied by a woodburner and solid fuel cooker. It has been repointed, the front roof was re-placed including the timberwork, and a new insulated floor has been but in the attached store room.
At present there are two huge en-suite bedrooms - with a third bedroom to finish. There are two stone outbuildings, one of which would have been the original house and is believed to date back to 1454-1575, offering a huge amount of storage, including for tractor, Motor home, etc. They would also lend themselves to renovation into a separate gîte or even several, subject to planning. The property is in a quiet position with no close neighbours and overlooks its own garden and fields. There is a gate from garden to Voie Verte bridleway.
On the ground floor
Entrance Hall 5.69 x 2.01m Double doors to front elevation. Tiled flor. Telephone socket. Original staircase to first floor with cupboard under. Electrics. Lounge 6.15 x 5.69m Window with window seat to front elevation. Fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner. Painted beams. Storage heater. Kitchen/Dining Room 5.69 x 4.37m Window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Range of matching base units with solid wood worktops. Built-in oven with 4 ring electric hob over and extractor hood. Sink with mixer tap. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Godin solid fuel cooker. Cloakroom/Utility Room 2.16 x 1.74m Tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to rear elevation. Pace and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Hand basin. WC.
On the First Floor
Landing Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Stairs to second floor. Master Bedroom 5.78 x 4.11m Window to front and rear elevations each with window seats. Original flooring. Vent. Painted beams. Built-in wardrobe. Telephone socket. Door to: En-Suite Shower Room 3.84 x 2.41m Large walk-in shower. Vanity unit. Storage heater. Tiled floor. WC. Built-in cupboard with sliding doors. Window to rear elevation.Bedroom 2 5.33 x 5,27m Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Telephone socket. Door to: En-Suite Bathroom Window to rear elevation. Wood flooring. Heated electric towel rail. Pedestal basin. WC. Bath withy tiled surround, shower screen, mixer tap/shower fitment. Bedroom 3 5.85 x 5.69m (To finish) Exposed beams. Window to front and rear elevations. Wood flooring.
On the Second Floor
Insulated Loft space. 2 Velux windows to front elevation. Hot water cylinder. Wood flooring. (Could make additional bedrooms if required).
Double metal gates lead to gravel drive, parking and turning area. Attached to the house is a Workshop 5.62 x 5.58m Double doors to front, window to rear and east elevations. Electrics. Concrete floor. Detached stone Barn 26.00 x 6.36m (old dairy with loft over). Part slate and part corrugated iron roof. Attached open fronted Car Port/Tractor shed (ideal for camping car). Attached Garden Shed/Store constructed of timber with Fibro cement roof. Attached Pig Sty/tractor shed. Garden to the front is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Well. Outside tap. Gravel seating area. Small water feature. Old vegetable garden. Old stone and cob Bakery with slate roof. 2nd Detached Stone Barn (cider barn) 15.00 x 7.52m Slate roof. Cider press. Loft over. Attached greenhouse. Separate detached stone building with recently tiled roof - 8m² Pond.
Mains water, telephone and electricity. Drainage to a septic tank. Broadband internet connection. Heating is provided by a woodburner and a solid fuel cooker.
ABOUT THE AREA AND ACCESS
The property is situated 3 kms from Barenton, with local shops and amenities, which is found in Manche in the Normandy area of France. The house is situated halfway between Mortain (Manche) and Domfront (Orne) within the Mont St Michel Bay heritage area.
The closest airport to Barenton is Rennes Airport (89 km) also worth considering are Dinard Airport (91 km), Deauville Airport (111 km), or Angers Airport (122 km). Within easy reach of Barenton attractions like as Mont Saint Michel (50 km), Coutances (67 km), Bayeux Tapestry (Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux) (75 km), or Memorial de Caen (77 km) will keep you occupied.
The nearest beaches are approximately 50kms away. It is 233 km from Paris and 326 km from the port at Calais. The ferry ports at Caen Ouistreham and Saint Malo are one and a half hours' drive. The ferry port at Cherbourg is 2 hours away.