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4 bedroom house for sale

France - Normandy, Manche, Prétot-Ste-Suzanne


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Key features:

  • Garden decorative/vegetable
  • Spacious
  • Central heating
  • Character
  • No traffic
  • Garage
  • Outhouses
  • Wood burners x 2

Full description:

Stunning longere,fully renovated( 2005) keeping the traditional character and charm of the original house.No traffic at all as it sits at the end of a small lane,surrounded by fields and orchards.
The layout and sizes of the rooms gives flexibility to suit the needs of a couple,a family or running a b&b.
The land, total of approx 3 1/2 acres, also gives flexibility whether you wish to keep it low maintenance or work yourself and it to its full potential!


Hallway: 2m60x3m20 (8'6"x10'4")
Tiled floor. Leading to sitting room, shower room, light and airy passageway to bedroom 4 and kitchen.

Living room: 6.5m x 5.7m (20'11"x 18'4")
Wood flooring, exposed oak beams incorporating wood paneled fireplace with "hidden" cupboards built in. Wood burning stove. A beautiful custom made feature wooden floor to ceiling "biblioteque" plus drinks cabinet runs the length of the back wall giving real character and warmth. Windows to front and back plus French windows opening to courtyard make this room light and sunny at all times of the day TV&telephone points .Beech stairway leading to first floor well lit by 2 windows.

Shower room: 2.4m x 2.6m (7'10" x 8'6")
Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating,half-height wood panelled walls.Shower with massage jets,wc and basin. Plumbing for washing machine.

Bedroom 4: 4.4m x 3.3m (14'5" x 10'9")
Carpeted with double glazed window to front.There is a 2nd door from this room which has been "closed" but keeping the option to reopen it as it leads directly to the kitchen.Phone point.

Kitchen: 5.0m x 5.8m (16'5" x 19')
Tiled floor with large wood paneled fireplace & mantlepiece, wood burning stove. Exposed beams,built-in kitchen units plus a full height double door cupboard built into the thick stone wall, a perfect food store cupboard.2 mobile island/cupboard units which give endless flexibility of layout. Multi-coloured tiling behind wooden worktop. Range
cooker.Double ceramic sink& drainer. Double glazed windows to front. Direct access to both garden and front of house by well insulated wooden doors.TV&phone point.

2nd Staircase
From behind a door in the kitchen is a "secret 2nd staircase". Made from the wood of WW2 shell boxes.It is a fascinating part of the house and its history & also provides a working 2nd staircase.From upstairs it can be kept secret by the clever installation of a trap door.

Back Kitchen/Utility: 2m50x4m50 (8'2"x14'8")
Former kitchen with some built-in cupboards,ss sink&draining board.Plumbing for washing machine.A really useful multi purpose room.


Master Bedroom: 5.9m x 4.3m (19'4" x 14'2")
Wooden floor.Velux window to front and French windows to
balcony (4mx1.6m) overlooking orchards and fields.Mezzanine area above (either storage or extra sleeping)
Ensuite Bathroom: 2.2mx2.8m (7'4"x9'2") seperate shower with massage jets,wood panelled bath,basin, wc. Heated towel rail.

Open PlanArea: 8.2mx1.9m (26'10"x6'4")
Spacious, light and airy, wooden floor throughout with velux window to garden.Built-in airing cupboard,double doors,slatted shelves plus extra storage. Leading to;

Office : 3.8mx2.0m (9'10"x6'9")
Area presently used for office,It has also been used as additional bed space
for visitors. Panelled cupboard with electric hot water tank.

Bedroom 2: 3.7mx3.7m (12'2"x12'2")
Exposed beams with wooden floor. Velux window to front with views over surrounding orchards.

Bathroom: 2.6mx2.1m (8'6"x6'10")
Half height,white 'washed' wood panelled walls & floor.Wood panelled bath,basin & wc. Storage recess.Electric towel rail. Velux window to front of house.

Bedroom 3: 5.7mx3.7m (18'7"x12'2")
Large double room (it has taken 5 single beds on occasions) with velux windows to front and rear. Wooden floor.Railed wooden staircase to mezzanine level.

Mezzanine: 3.5mx3.6m (11'6"x11'8") Window to courtyard. Electricity and lighting.


Shed 1: 2.4mx3m (7'8"x9'10")
Forms part of the L shape of the house.Contains the central heating boiler and oil tank.

Shed 2: 2.4mx2.1m (7'8"x6'9")
Adjoining Shed 1. Currently used for storage.Originally small animal/poultry shed.

Garage: 4.2mx7.0m (13'7"x22'10")
Deep open fronted. Window to side.Lighting..Entrance from courtyard side.Attached to end of house.Access to sitting room chimney from the garage for sweeping is possible through a small door/flap installed during renovations.

Workshop: 11.6mx7.0m (38'x22'10")
Originally a large animal unit with water,electricity& drainage. Presently used for woodworking and garden store.Subdivided into 3/4 / 1/4 with block walls and 1 internal door. 2xDouble doors to yard and directly into field.

Storage/Drying shed: 3.1x7.0m (10'2"x20'10")
Attached to workshop.Open fronted. Multi purpose. Really useful.

Large Shed: 7.3mx4.6m (23'10"x15')
Large corrugated shed currently used for storing timber/ firewood.Its height makes it ideal for large machinery/tractors/ladders etc. Earth floor.


The garden has been divided into sections to enable
fruit and vegetable growing, keeping chickens and decorative
flower and shrub borders to live side by side. There are several
sizeable fenced off areas for chickens with a good sized hen
house. A small orchard with a selection of apple plum and pear
trees and also blackcurrant and raspberry bushes. A large fenced off
vegetable garden. Lawn.

The two fields (1.3acres each approx) have been used for animal grazing in the past but are currently laid to grass. They are well drained and the grass is good quality. A local farmer makes and takes the hay as well as the the apples from the 5 mature trees.At present this is done by amicable arrangement whereby they are informally exchanged for logs,straw, cider etc.


Electricity : Mains
Water: Mains
Drainage: Septic tank



Nearest; 2miles; Pretot , Lithaire
Main; 5miles. La Haye du Puits


Cherbourg; 33miles. (40mins)
Caen Ouistreham; 67miles (75mins)


Carentan (direct line to Paris) 11miles (20mins)


There is a large new multi-disciplined medical centre in La Haye du Puits. 5miles

Carentan, Coutances,Cherbourg,St Lo . CHU Caen is a renowned teaching hospital which also covers this region.


Nursery/Infant/Primary; There are several nearby, the nearest being at St Jores -2miles
Junior/Senior; Nearest , La Haye du Puits. 5miles
The region is well served for both private and state schools. A school bus service runs in this area.
A number of fixtures and fittings may be available subject to separate negotiations, including the range cooker.

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Nearest Airports*

  • Cherbourg (Maupertus) (International), 22.7 miles
  • Caen (Carpiquet) (International), 45.4 miles
  • Dinard (Pleurtuit) (International), 58.4 miles
  • Le Havre (Octeville) (International), 70.1 miles
  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (International), 87.4 miles

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

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