Charming 6 bedroom stone/brick built house on edge of village

Price: €140,000 (plus notaire’s fees)

New to the market a charming 6 bedroom French stone & brick built house constructed in the 1890’s.

Situated on the edge of a lovely village in the Valdalliere region of Calvados in Normandy. This sort after location allows wonderful views across the countryside whilst being within walking distance of the small village and it’s amenities which include a bar/tabac/shop, hairdresser, petrol pumps, car mechanic, library, post office, function hall, church and a school for children age 2/3 to 10/11 years of age (Maternelle & Elementaire).

The house is the last in the village and overlooks acres of farmland so we get the added benefit of practically living in the country but we only have a relatively small plot to maintain! The house faces south pointing toward the village and our nearest neighbour in that direction is over 50m away. The back and sides of the house points towards open farmland.

The house sits on approximately 700 m2. There a lawn to the front of the house of approximately 165 m2. The rest of the land is occupied by the house, a double garage, and mostly gravel to all other areas with room for parking several vehicles.

Services provided to the house include: water, electricity, main sewerage, and a broadband connection speed of approximately 50mbit with recorded transfer speeds of up to a maximum of 6 Megabytes per second which is more than fast enough for all online TV services up to 4K ultra high definition.

The house consists of 6 bedrooms and the following rooms:

  • Bedroom 1: Approximately 18.35 m2 with plenty of extra room for storage not included within this calculation.
  • Bedroom 2: Approximately 15.83 m2 with extra room for storage not included within this calculation. In addition there is a separate en-suite WC and “Mini Bathroom” consisting of a small bath with shower attachment and a hand basin with cupboard below. The en-suites are not included within the calculation of the area.
  • Bedroom 3: Approximately 12.4 m2.
  • Bedroom 4: Approximately 11.8 m2.
  • Bedroom 5: Approximately 7.8 m2.
  • Bedroom 6: Approximately 7.5 m2.
  • Bathroom: Approximately 5.35 m2. Fitted with a bath including shower attachment, a WC, and hand basin.
  • Living room/diner: Approximately 22.68 m2. There is a door with a large double glazed panel leading directly to a patio area on the west side of the house.
  • Kitchen: Approximately 15.5 m2 with fitted cabinets
  • Utility room: Approximately 6.15 m2. This is where we locate our white goods (dishwasher, washing machine, & tumble dryer. There is also a double sink with double drainer.
  • Entrance hallway: Approximately 5 m2. Some of this space is taken up by a large built in storage cupboard with sliding doors which currently homes coats, shoes and plenty of shelf storage.
  • There is also a downstairs WC and hand basin located off the entrance hallway which is situated under the stairs, it has plenty of room for use and a little more room for storage but we have not included the measurements.

The house has oil fired central heating which is fed by a 1000 litre tank located in the garage. All of the main rooms including the entrance hallway and 1st floor landing have radiators.

The ground floor is double glazed throughout, the first floor stairway has just secondary double glazing and bedroom 6 is not double glazed. All other windows on the first and second floor are double glazed. There is a modern insulated PVC door to the front of the house. The first and second floor of the house is isolated from the ground floor by a doorway that leads to the staircase (a staircase which is beautifully crafted and which I think is a feature of the house). The stairs are little creaky but they have true character.

Externally the house measures approximately 9.5m across the front and 7.73m front to back.

A large double garage (with two sliding doors) which is big enough for two cars and further storage measures approximately 5.59m in width and has a length of 7.53m internally. There is a cellar (approx 3.57m x 5.57m) in the garage which allows access to an inspection hole in the ground floor of the garage allowing access to the underneath of vehicles for those interested in such tasks! There is a wooden boarded “mezzanine” level which allows storage with barely enough space for standing in apex of the roof. It’s a large area measuring approximately 5.59m x 3.69m.

A private patio area which is concreted and tiled measures 3,57m x 4.88m, this is located to the side of the house which can be accessed through the garden or directly from the living room/diner through a doorway. We have fenced and gated this area of the garden (wire fence – see photos) which is accessed through the side door to keep children and pets enclosed! There is an area on the side of the house covered by some roofing which covers and shades the doorway whilst protecting it from adverse weather.

The town of Vire is a major town with plenty of shops and facilities and is about 14km from the house and it takes about 15 minutes by car. We are just over an hour from both the north and west coast of Normandy (formerly know as Lower Normandy).

I love this house, I have been here for nearly nineteen years and have enjoyed it a great deal. The house has a friendly feel and feels welcoming. The house is in generally good order, the construction is very sound, the location is great and I shall be sad to leave. I purposely chose a house with a relatively small footprint because I wanted a smaller garden and easy land maintenance, my first house in France with more land than this had me working practically non-stop (it seemed) just keeping the place tidy and manageable. Because of the location of this house I luckily still have all the delight of a lot of land but someone else maintains it!! The village is very nice and well maintained, the people are very friendly and I have always felt welcome.

If you need any further information or would like to view (by appointment only) please contact me.

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