Superb detached stone house with a barn and a pool, Manche, Normandy
In the Manche area of Normandy, this superb detached stone house with spacious accommodation (over 140 s.qm) over 3 floors comes with a barn, car port and a pool. This lovely house has been the subject of extensive, tasteful modernisation including a new roof in 2001, a recent all water septic tank, hardwood double glazed windows and wooden shutters, electric heating and a superb in-ground heated swimming pool (2016). It stands in grounds of over 1 and 1/4 acres (over 5000 sq.m) with several outbuildings.
On the ground floor
Kitchen/dining room : 5.94m x 5.57m - Door and glazed side panel and window to the front elevation. French doors to the west elevation leading out on to the patio and pergola. Central heating thermostat. Tiled floor. Exposed beams. Stairs to first floor with built-in cupboards under (one housing the hot water cylinder). Concealed washing machine. Range of recently fitted matching wall and base units with solid wood work tops incorporating double ceramich sink and mixer tap and tiled splashbacks. Built-in wine rack. Built in electric oven and 4 ring Miele electric hob. Space for fridge/freezer. Electric heater. Living room : 5.90m x 4.20m - Window to the front elevation. Exposed stone wall. Electric heater. Recently tiled floor. Granite fireplace with woodburner. Built in cupboard housing electric fusebox. Built in shelving.
On the first floor
Landing : Door to external staircase/fire escape on the rear elevation. Hand crafted curved staircase to the second floor. Bedroom 1 : 6.52m x 4.40m - Double aspect with windows to the front and rear elevations. Granite fireplace with woodburner. Electric heater. Built in wardrobes. Exposed stone walls and beams. Door to - En-suite bathroom : 2.74m x 1.93m - Window to the front elevation with window under. Claw foot bath. Wooden floor. toilet. Pedestal hand basin with tiled splashback. Wall mounted electric heater. Exposed beams. Extractor fan. Bedroom 2 : 6.52m x 3.48m - Windows to the front and rear elevations. Electric heater. Exposed beams. Fireplace.
On the second floor
Landing : Velux window to the front elevation. Telephone point. Exposed beams. Inset spotlights. Shower room : 3.24m x 1.16m - Velux window to the rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Toilet. Heated towel rail. Exposed beams. Inset spotlights. Hand basin. Large shower. Extractor fan. Bedroom 3 : 3.43m x 3m - Window to the front elevation. Exposed beams. Inset spotlights. Under eaves storage cupboard. Sloping ceiling. Bedroom 4 : 3.67m x 3.33m - Window to the front elevation. Velux to the rear. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams. Built in cupboard.
Double gates (with electicity adjoining for the installation of electric gates) and a gravel drive lead to a parking area. Attached to the property is a stone built garage with a metal up and over door (3.87m x 2.95m). Separate open fronted car port of timber construction with power and light (6.21m x 5.06m). Detached old stone bakery with the original oven and fireplace with power and light (4.45m x 3.97m). Large detached stone barn with a corrugated iron roof and power, light and water (approx. 12m x 6m). The garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and trees. Fully heated swimming pool (via heat exchange unit) with electric cover 11.5m x 5.5m x 2.3m at the deep end). Automatic chlorine and pH system. Pool cleaner. New tiled surround. Stone pool house with recently tiled roof.
Mains water, telephone and electricity. Broadband internet connection believed to be available. All water septic tank. Electric central heating. Security alarm system. Taxes Foncières approx. 800 €UROS per annum
ABOUT THE AREA & ACCESS The property is situated in the southwest of Normandy, near the borders of Manche and Calvados, a few kilometers from Sourdeval, the nearest town. Only a few minutes drive away, the town offers every amenity including two banks and supermarkets. Market day is held every Tuesday morning, as is the livestock market.
The beaches on the west coast are an hour's drive away and Sourdeval is approximately 80 minutes drive from the port of Caen and an hour and forty minutes from Cherbourg. A little further afield are the D-Day landing beaches, the Mont St Michel. The Lac de la Dathée, ideal for walking, fishing and boating, and an 18 hole golf course are within 15 minutes drive, as is the Saint Sever forest.