Fully renovated detached stone village house with large garden, Orne, Normandy
This spacious family house is in a prominent position in a small village with a local school bus stopping just over the road and would lend itself to use as a B&B if desired, with 2 en-suite bedrooms, a self-contained Studio apartment and room to create another on the second floor. The current owners have completely renovated the house including new windows with at least 1 tilt and turn window in each room and electric shutters; 2 new staircases; re-pointing; new bathrooms, re-decoration and a new kitchen.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES
On the ground floor
Entrance Hall 2.23 x 1.97m Partly glazed door to front elevation. Tiled floor. Understairs storage cupboard used to wood. Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Vanity basin. Lounge 6.16 x 5.82m Tiled floor. Exposed stone walls and beams. Window to rear and glazed door, side panel and window to front elevations. 2 radiators. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Cupboard housing electrics. Stairs to first floor. Kitchen/Dining Room 6.00 x 5.33m Window to rear with cupboard under and glazed door to front elevations. Fitted kitchen with matching base and wall units including display and mirror fronted cabinets. Wine rack. Built-in dishwasher and oven. Recess for microwave. DeDietrich 3 ring induction hob with extractor over. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Granite worktops and splashbacks. Built-in fridge. Lighting. Cupboard housing space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for free standing freezer. Built-in cupboards. Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Shower Room 1.89 x 1.75m Obscure glazed window to front elevation. Heated electric towel rail. Fully tiled. Vanity unit. Walk-in shower.
On the First Floor
Landing Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation. Oak staircase to second floor. Built-in cupboards. Bedroom 1 5.72 x 2.64m 2 windows to rear elevation , one with cupboard under. Built-in wardrobe. En-Suite Shower Room Tiled floor. Shower. Twin vanity unit with mirrors over. Heated electric towel rail. Inset spotlights. Bedroom 2 5.85 x 2.39m Window to rear elevation. Heated electric towel rail. En-Suite Wet Room Fully tiled. Vanity basin. Window to rear elevation. Bedroom 3 5.80 x 3.16m Granite fireplace. 2 windows to front elevation. Electric radiator. Built-in cupboard. Cloakroom Tiled floor. WC. Built-in cupboard. Hand basin. Cupboard housing electrics. Bathroom 2.66 x 1.92m Window to front elevation. Corner bath with tiled and marble surround and mixer tap/shower fitment. Heated electric towel rail. Vanity basin. Bedroom 4 3.85 x 3.49m Window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Electric radiator. Granite fireplace with vent for heat from wood-burner.
On the Second Floor
Mezzanine Velux window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Cupboard housing electrics. Hatch to loft space. Filled cupboards. Studio Apartment 5.31 x 4.70m Sloping ceiling. Exposed “A” frame. Window to east and Velux window to front elevations. Wood flooring. Built-in eaves cupboard. Kitchenette with 2 ring hob. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap with cupboard under and over. Space for under counter fridge. Shower Room Vanity basin. Corner shower with jets. Heated electric towel rail. Cloakroom Wood flooring. WC. Vanity basin. Loft Space Velux window to front elevation. Hot water cylinder. Exposed “A” frame. (Could convert to another studio of similar dimensions).
Dwarf walled garden. Gravel drive leading to parking area and PVC sliding gates leading to rear garden laid to lawn. Pond. Shrubs. To the rear a gravel drive continues to the rear of the property. Garden laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders. Greenhouse. Large brick terrace with outside lights. Well (used for watering the garden). Second vehicular access with PVC gates. Flower borders. Vegetable garden. Outside tap. Chicken and geese/duck runs. Small paddock. Lean-to constructed of block under a Fibro cement roof and lean-to in back acres. Barn with lean-to. 2 car ports and wood store. Wine store. Electrics. Old Dairy 9.00 x 5.38m with loft over.
Mains drainage, water, telephone and electricity are connected. Electric heating and 2 woodburners Taxes Foncières : Approx. 1,200€ per annum Taxe d’habitation : Means tested
ABOUT THE AREA AND ACCESS
The property is located in Orne in the Normandie region of France. The pretty village of Chanu is about 4 km away. More extensive facilities can be found in the town of Tinchebray (8km), which is a 15 minute drive and the town of Flers (10km) with a swimming pool, bowling, restaurants, shops and schools or Vire (15 minutes drive).
The closest airport is Deauville Airport (99 km) also within reach are Dinard Airport (100 km), Rennes Airport (101 km), or Angers Airport (128 km). The UNESCO Heritage site of Mont St Michel is 58 km away and the coast at Granville is about 1 1/2 hours' drive. It is about 25 minutes to a 9 hole golf course Golf De Bagnoles - Route de Domfront at Bagnoles sur Orne.
The ferry ports are within easy reach - 1 hour to Caen Ouistreham, 4 1/2 hours to Calais, 2 1/2 hours to Le Harvre port or Cherbourg. It is about 2 hours 15 mins to Paris by train.