House & cottage for sale in Calvados, Normandy, France

Subtitle

Granite farmhouse and potential gite business 
165,000 Euros  (Negotiable)

GET INTO FRANCE BEFORE THE BREXIT.  RUNNING A  SMALL GITE  BUSINESS 
CAN GET YOU INTO THE FRENCH SYSTEM
(Agency and Notaire fees are not included in the price)

 This traditional Normandy farmhouse, in the department of Calvados, has three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Professionally refurbished.  Dating from 1724, with thick granite walls and ancient beams. An attached one bedroom cottage brought a steady income from 2002 - 2015. 

The whole property comprises four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a separate toilet.

The cottage is not shown above - it is attached on the right-hand side - see The Gallery.

 The adjoining granite barn, to the left of the chimney, has development potential : e.g. as a studio, gites, B & B. or to extend the farmhouse. Paddock & gardens of 2160 sq.m: Good WiFi connection: Low 'council tax': Satellite dish. 

 Now, at 76 and 74 years,  we are finding it too large for us.



The main features of the property

THE HOUSE : Generously sized rooms: three double bedrooms, one with large en-suite, beamed living-room, bathroom/utility, and a large, beamed, farmhouse kitchen. GITE: Adjoining one bedroom guest cottage which has its own entrance and gates - affording privacy to all. 

Windows are double glazed: the walls - apart from feature stone walls, are insulated. Wood burners in both houses. All in excellent condition and maintenance. All bath/shower rooms have undergone refitting in recent years.

A new roofing project was carried out in 2010. An attached two storey, granite barn, with a footprint similar to the house, is ripe for development.  Five small outhouses and a paddock.   2160 sq metres of land in all.  Sewerage is by the Septic Tank method.


The situation

In a hamlet of nine houses near Champ du Boult, Calvados. Rural but not isolated: quiet, private, peaceful and the garden is a green haven. Champ du Boult village centre is 2km away and has a bar/grocery shop/tabac. This is a friendly community with an active social organisation. Another nearby village boasts the most wonderful boulangerie and a friendly bar/shop. The abbey town of St Sever is 10 minutes away through the beautiful National Forest. It has good shopping, a market, doctor, schools, pharmacy, market, lake, arboretum, outdoor pool and forest adventure centre with walkways through the tree-tops. An 18 hole golf course, beside a beautiful lake with water-sports, is another attraction just a few miles away.  Vire is 15 minutes and is well served with shops, supermarkets, restaurants, hospital, clinic, a branch of the national theatre and market days. It has a reputation as a gastronomic area and has a  2.5 hour direct train to Paris. The coast is less than an hour by road. In easy reach of  WW2 sites, Mont St Michel, Avranches, Granville, Bayeux and Brittany.   Barn owls nest in the gable end of the barn; red squirrels and  deer are never far away.