Manche, Normandy
€245,000 [convert]

9 9749m2


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Key Features

Property Type: House, Detached
Number of bedrooms: 9
Swimming Pool
France Property Shop ID: 537643
Reference: VENGEONSSIF001128

Property Description

Detached stone and slate "former seminary" property(348 sqm) with a farm attached, from the 18th century, lies in the countryside in a peaceful setting, in the area of Brecey, with a land area of 2.40 acres(9 749 sqm). 18th Century Seminary in Normandy : ideal for B & B or large family house. The theological Seminary was built in the early 1700's and had a farm attached. The farm is now under separate ownership. The property itself has been partially renovated (200 sqm) and the attached West Wing of 148 sqm requires renovation, but would make an ideal B&B or self-contained gîte. The property sits in an elevated position with over 2 1/4 acres of garden and paddock. The windows have all been replaced in the renovated part of the house with PVC and aluminium double glazed windows with roller shutters. The roof was overhauled in 2001 and the central heating system was installed about 10 years ago. There are 2 magnificent granite staircases (only one is currently in use) and a huge granite fireplace and the ceilings are over 3m high. There is also a basement which is believed to have a secret tunnel. Mains water, electricity and telephone are connected. Drainage is to an all water septic tank and a septic tank. Wood chip/wood pellet fired central heating installed about 10 years ago. Gravel drive leads to parking and turning area. Garden laid to lawn and is partly walled. Well. Vegetable garden. Soft fruit bushes. Greenhouse. Orchard to the rear. BBQ. Car Port attached to house for one car. Stone Outbuilding with corrugated iron roof (used at present as workshop). Attached Garage with metal doors. Utility Room. Sink unit. Electrics. Door to rear elevation. Stone Building used as chicken house. Second detached stone building with corrugated iron roof.

Main accommodation :: BASEMENT :

Room with pump and cylinder for well water. Well water and mains can be used.

Former tunnel. Wine Cellar. Storage area.

Large Store Room.

Boiler Room with hot water cylinder. Store room for wood chips.


Entrance Hall/Dining Hall(6.05 x 4.00m) : Double doors and 2 windows to front elevation. Granite fireplace with open hearth. Exposed beams and stone walls. 2 radiators. Double doors to lounge and inner hall. Door to attached utility room.

Lounge(6.18 x 5.65m) : 2 windows to front elevation. 2 radiators. Fireplace. Part wood panelled walls. Telephone socket.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room(6.56 x 3.12m) : 2 windows to rear elevation. 2 radiators. Exposed beams and stone wall. Range of matching base and wall units. Worktops with tiled splash-backs. Double ceramic sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Recess for microwave. Built-in electric double oven. 4 ring hob (2 gas and 2 electric) with extractor over. Double original doors to :

Inner Hall : Built-in cupboard (originally second staircase). Granite stairs to first floor. Radiator. Exposed beams. Door to stairs to basement and back door. Door to outside (east) and utility room.

Cloakroom : WC.


Landing : Window to rear elevation. Granite stairs to second landing. Radiator.

Bathroom(3.61 x 1.82m) : Window to rear elevation. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and tiled surround. Pedestal basin. Partly tiled walls. Radiator. Electric heater. (Where second staircase would have come up).

Second Landing : Double doors to granite stairs to second floor. Door to West Wing to renovate (via cloakroom).

Cloakroom(2.29x 2.,14m) : Window to east elevation. Cupboard (former second staircase to second floor). Bidet. Hand basin. Radiator.

Bedroom 1(3.98 x 3.77m) : 2 windows to front elevation. Radiator. Ornamental fireplace. Wood flooring (40 years old).

Bedroom 2(3.73 2.26m) : Window to front elevation. Radiator. Wood flooring (40 years old).

Bedroom 3(6.18 x 3.61m) : 2 windows to front elevation. 2 radiators. Ornamental fireplace. 2 built-in cupboards. Part wood panelled walls.

Bedroom 4(3.74 x 3.44m) : Window to rear elevation. Radiator.

Bedroom 5(3.49 x 3.28m) : Window to rear elevation. Radiator.

Cloakroom : WC. Door to unrenovated part.


Loft space : (108m sqm) Granite stairs. Skylights. Wood flooring. (Could be converted : good head height).

Accommodation in the west wing :: GROUND FLOOR :

External stairs to :

Lounge(7.66 x 6.70m) : Fireplace. Double doors to lounge in main house. (could be re-opened). Exposed beams. Door to :

Room(6.70 x 3.53m) : 2 windows to rear elevation. Wood flooring. Exposed beams.


(accessed via Cloakroom in Main House) :

Landing : Window to east elevation. Wood flooring. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 6(6.08 x 3.35m) : Wood flooring. Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 7(6.08 x 3.36m) : Wood flooring. Ornamental fireplace. (floor needs to be replaced)

Bedroom 8(3.52 x 2.65m) : Window to front elevation. Wood flooring.

Bedroom 9(3.52 x 3.47m) : Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Exposed beams. (chimney not in use).


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