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4 bedroom character property for sale

France - Normandy, Calvados, Vire


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Call: 03339 395508

Key features:

  • Large maison de maitre
  • Separate 2 bedroom gite
  • Huge outbuilding with scope for loft conversion (subject to planning)
  • Potential for stables
  • About 38 acres of land
  • River frontage for about 750m
  • Water access for horses
  • Fishing in River Vire with permits etc

Full description:

Maison de Maitre near to Vire


The property has been renovated by the present owners and benefits from upvc double glazed windows (made to look like the originals, , re-wiring, a new kitchen and bathrooms and now offers spacious accommodation with further possibility to add 2 bedrooms on the second floor. The gîte could easily be split into 2 separate one bedroom units if required. The large stone barn was the former farmhouse and could be converted into additional accommodation if required, subject to planning consents.


The property is situated about 3kms from the town of Vire with all amenities including mainline train station to Granville and Paris (approx. 2 hours 40 mins), Supermarkets, Schools, Bowling, 18 hole Golf Course, Lake, Swimming Pool, Skate Park, Gym, Riding School, Hospitals, shops, etc. Market day is Friday. The beach at Granville is approximately 50 minutes away. The ferry ports of Caen (1 hour), Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre are within easy driving distances and Calais for the Tunnel is about 4 hours away. The nearest airports are at Deauville (Cityjet), Rennes (Flybe) and Dinard.

Accommodation in the main house

On the ground floor -

Entrance Hall : 4.04m x 1.99m - Part glazed door and side panel to the front elevation. Sweeping wooden staircase to first floor. Radiator. Laminate floor.

Kitchen/breakfast room : 5.02m x 3.81m - Window to front elevation. Laminate floor. Modern, recently fitted kitchen with matching base and wall units. Breakfast bar. Electric convector heater and radiator. Worktops with inset double sink unit and mixer tap. Built in electric oven and 4 ring electric induction hob. Inset spotlights. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Door to :

Utility room : 7.30m x 1.67m - 2 windows to the rear elevation. Tiled floor. Radiator. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to living room. Inset spotlights.

Lounge : 6.05m x 3.82m - Double aspect with window to the front elevation and glazed French doors to the rear elevation. This room is the full width of the house and has a tiled floor and a very large granite fireplace with woodburner. Radiator. Electrics. Door to -

Inner hall : 1/2 glazed door to the front elevation. Vanity unit. Door to -

Cloakroom : WC

Boiler Room : 1/2 glazed door to the front elevation. Hot water cylinder. There is currently no boiler.

On the first floor -

Landing : Stairs to second floor. Wooden floor. Window to the front elevation. Inset spotlights.

Master bedroom : 6.08m x 4.16m - Large room occupying the full width of the house with windows to the south and north elevations. Wooden floor. 2 radiators. Electric convector heater. Door to -
En-suite shower room : 3.45m x 2.01m - Window to the rear elevation. Large shower with jets. Electric towel heater. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. Tiled walls. WC

Bedroom 2 : 5.18m x 3.90m - Window to front elevation. Wooden floor. Radiator. Door to -
En-suite shower room : 3.74m x 2.01m - Window to the rear elevation. Corner shower with jets. Radiator. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. WC

On the second floor -

Loft space which would make an ideal conversion. Plumbing for shower and toilet already in place.

Accommodation in the gite

Ground floor

Open-plan living room and kitchen : 5.28m x 4.65m and 3m x 1.90m - Tiled floor. 2 windows and French doors to the front elevation. Granite fireplace with wood burner. Stairs to first floor and understairs storage cupboard. Electric convector heater. The kitchen is fully fitted with a matching range of white base units with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space for washing machine and fridge with work tops over. Built in electric oven with 4 ring electric hob and extractor fan over. Wall units. Exposed beams. Electrics. Door to lounge. Door to :

Shower room : 1.90m x 1.86m - Window to the rear elevation. Corner shower. Vanity unit with mirror and light over, toilet and heated electric towel rail . Tiled floor and walls.

Lounge : 6.70m x 5.73m - Part tiled and part laminate floor. Glazed French doors and window to the front elevation and windows to the west and rear elevations. Exposed stone wall. Stairs to first floor. TV aerial socket.

On the first floor -

Approached via the Living room/kitchen -

Bedroom 1: 5.10m x 4.92m - Laminate floor. 2 electric convector heaters. Study area. Velux window to the front elevation and window to the east elevation. Exposed beams. (Could be divided into 2 small rooms if required).

Approached via the Lounge -

Bedroom 2 : 4.2m x 4.16m - 2 velux windows to the front elevation. Laminate floor. Sloping ceiling. Walk in wardrobe. 2 eaves storage cupboards. Television aerial socket. Exposed stone. Door to -
En-suite shower room : 1.76m x 1.56m - Window to the west elevation. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. Shower with jets. WC. Laminate floor. Heated towel rail.


The property is accessed by double gates and a long private driveway which leads to a gravel turning circle in front of the main house and continues to the gîte. There is a tiled terrace outside the gîte.

There is a huge stone and block outbuilding which comprises barn, garage, workshop and tractor shed. The oldest part is believed to date back to 1646 and has a bread oven. The most recent part which is block built can be used for cattle or pigs or could be divided up to provide approximately 6 stables (12x12) and a tack room. There is a loft over the barn and workshop which could be extended or turned into living accommodation (subject to planning).

There is an outside toilet in the Garage area which is connected to the Gîte septic tank. The land extends to nearly 38 acres. The majority is level, well maintained and ready for grazing. There is no water supply to the fields except where the river Vire runs at the bottom of the property - access has been created for horses. Fishing available in the River Vire (subject to obtaining necessary permits).

Services and taxes

Mains water, electricity and telephone. Broadband available. Drainage to 2 all-water drainage systems (Fosse toutes eaux). The main house has radiators installed but no boiler.

Taxes Foncières : Approx. 1,200€ per annum


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Nearest Airports*

  • Caen (Carpiquet) (International), 30.2 miles
  • Dinard (Pleurtuit) (International), 57 miles
  • Cherbourg (Maupertus) (International), 61.9 miles
  • Le Havre (Octeville) (International), 65.1 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 65.8 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

To view this property or request more details, contact
Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Bracken House Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple Devon, EX31 4TG, England.
03339 395508  Local call rate
About Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Guy Sherratt started the business in 1994 specialising in the marketing of equestrian properties throughout the south and west of England and also in South Wales.

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Guy Sherratt Equestrian & Overseas Properties, Devon

Bracken House Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple Devon, EX31 4TG, England.
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