La Manche - near Saint James - Beautiful spacious 5 bedroom home with character and charm, Manche, Normandy
In a small hamlet at the end of a no through road is this beautiful home, deceptively spacious, previously the hunting lodge with an attached barn which has now been updated and the barn converted to join the house by the current owners giving so many lovely rooms, including a large lounge with feature fireplace, a TV snug room, a garden room and the all important kitchen/diner along with 5 bedrooms and lovely gardens, this is the perfect home for family and friends. Close to the beautiful town of Saint James with all amenities and free music evenings in summer, beautiful places to visit including Le Mont St Michel, St Malo, Cancale, Avranches to name a few, this is a beautiful part of France to live in. The property consists of Ground floor
Entrance hall with beautiful tiled floor leading to the TV/snug lounge to the right and the garden room to the rear, the TV room has a lovely cosy feel to it and the garden room so beautiful with all the light pouring through the french doors which lead to the garden. To the left of the entrance, steps go up to the large main lounge with exposed beams and feature granite fireplace with wood burning stove which incorporates the back boiler that heats the radiators, it is a lovely light room with windows and french doors leading to the garden. The kitchen is off of the lounge and again is a lovely light large room, double aspect with windows and a stable door to the front of the property. There is a lovely fitted kitchen with wall and floor cupboards, plenty of work surface and room for a dining table. A utility room is to the rear with a sink, cupboards, a w.c. , room and plumbing for a washing machine.
The stairs in the kitchen take us to the 1st floor which is laid out with the master bedroom to the left and front of the property, it is double aspect with wonderful views of the countryside and has an ensuite shower room with w.c. There is a granite fireplace surround which is not in use. A door in this room takes us up to the 2nd floor where there is a large room currently used as a craft room and a large walk in wardrobe. Continuing along the first floor landing there is an airing cupboard, 2 further bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a bath and shower cubicle, double wash basins, a bidet and a w.c.
To get to the barn side bedrooms you currently have to walk through the third bedroom in the house, this could be made smaller to make an enclosed corridor or it could be possible to build in another staircase the other side of the property. In this new part there is a large landing, 2 large double bedrooms and an office.
The garden is separated into 2 parts with an enclosed garden and patio area directly from the French doors of the garden room and lounge. There is a large shed for storage. A side gate goes to the parking area where there is room for several cars and then a five bar gate takes you into the rest of the land with different areas including a vegetable plot and wood store and further shed. There is plenty of fruit with apple, pear, plum and walnut trees.
The property has an all water septic tank which conforms a to current regulations.
Saint James is the nearest town and has all amenities with shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, a weekly market and in previous years has held free music nights. The American war memorial is close by. There are many places to visit in the surrounding area including the Mont St Michel which is the most visited attraction in France, gardens, chateaus and zoos. Other beautiful places to visit are St Malo, Cancale, Combourg, Avranches amongst a few and many beautiful beaches along the bay of the Mont St Michel.
There are railway stations in Avranches 26km or Rennes 70km which also has an airport. The ferry port of St Malo is 66km and Caen Ouistreham 141km.