4 bedroom country house for sale
France - Normandy, Manche, Brouains
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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. Fibre optic cables will deliver a super-fast internet connection from September 2016.
The house is approached from a single track lane which zigzags its way down the valley side. It is constructed of stone, with a natural slate roof, and has been fully renovated to a very high standard, retaining many original features.
It consists of a large living room, dining room, kitchen and 4 bedrooms over 3 storeys, with a full basement, half of which has been converted into a utility room.
Living room (5.8m x 6.7m) wooden floorboards, large granite fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed beams; dining room (3.8m x 4.2m) wooden floorboards, wood burning stove; kitchen (2.5m x 4.00m) tiled floor, door to small balcony overlooking the river meadow.
Landing and corridor (1.8m x 6.7m); bathroom (2.6m x 2.8m) tiled floor, bathe, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail; bedroom 1 (2.6m x 3.9m) carpeted floor, wall cupboard; bedroom 2 (3.7m x 4.00m) wooden floorboards, wall cupboard; bedroom 3 (4.00m x 4.4m) wooden floorboards, wall cupboard; en-suite shower room (1.6m 2.4m) tiled floor, corner shower, WC, wash basin.
Bedroom 4 (4.6m x 8.00m) wooden floorboards; en-suite bathroom (2.4m x 3.00m) tiled floor, corner bath, WC, wash basin, storage cupboards.
Workshop (4.4m x 5.1m) concrete floor, exposed beams; cellar (2.4m x 5.1m); utility room (3.8m x 5.7m) tiled floor, fitted cupboards with worktops.
Summer house (2.3m x 3.1m) stone walls with concrete floor and tiled roof.
This lovely house demonstrates what can be achieved by applying the highest standards and paying meticulous attention to detail.
Energy Rating – E 311 Property Ref 1948HC