House for sale
France - Normandy, Manche, Sourdeval
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The property is situated in a beautiful river valley untouched by the modern world for over 200 years, in the heart of the Normandy bocage. It is 75 minutes from the ferry port at Ouistreham, and 20 minutes from the fast rail link to Paris at Vire, making day trips to the capital a reality. All modern conveniences are to be found in Vire, including several major supermarkets, shops and good quality restaurants. The world famous Mont-Saint-Michel is 45 minutes away, as are the beautiful sandy Atlantic beaches between the Mont and Granville to the north. The river, which is famous for its salmon fishing, runs close by, and the nearest access point to the long distance footpath, bridleway and cycle track linking Vire to the Mont-Saint-Michel is a 5 minute drive away. An 18-hole golf course is 15 minutes away, alongside Lake Dathée, with its nature reserve, footpaths and water sports centre.
The house is approached from a single track lane which zigzags its way down the valley side. Once renovated, the house will sit in its own private garden. The small building which was originally a stable provides a further 21m² of useful accommodation. The whole area is calm and peaceful, with outstanding views.
The house and adjacent former stable will require total renovation. The walls are of local schist, with dressed granite quoins, lintels and sills. A fascinating original feature which remains substantially intact is the central chimney stack. This has dual fireplaces, as the house was originally built as two cottages for the local mill workers and their families. Massive beams are still in place, but otherwise very little of the original internal fabric remains fit for use.
This is an unusual and exciting opportunity to create your new home. The hamlet in which the house is located consists of just 9 properties, 3 of which have already been restored. No new development will be allowed once the existing buildings have been renovated. The surrounding countryside will continue to be managed unobtrusively for the enjoyment of the residents, and with complete respect for this outstanding natural environment.
- Caen (Carpiquet) (International), 60.8 miles
- Dinard (Pleurtuit) (International), 86 miles
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 93.7 miles
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