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4 bedroom farm house for sale


France - Contrières, Manche, Normandy

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Key features:

  • Recently renovated
  • Huge barn that could be developed
  • Close to shops and services
  • 6 acres of land
  • Guest accommodation

Full description:

This newly renovated 17th Century farmhouse would suit someone with big ideas! The main building comprises of a 3-bed main house together with self-contained guest accommodation. There is also an enormous 3-storey, 40m long barn which is a developers dream.

The current owners have renovated the main house and guest accommodation and the result is a modern and luxurious home but with all the charm of a rustic French farmhouse.

There is further scope to dramatically increase the accommodation by converting the attic space, which occupies the whole of the top floor.

The layout of the property is as follows:

This "new" part was added to the house in the end of the 19th century and was used as both accommodation and a hay barn. Today it is the main house, which has been converted into a spacious 3-bed property.

Ground floor:
Large modern kitchen (35m2) with a black granite topped island, wooden kitchen units and fireplace.

Living room with exposed stonewalls and open staircase which leads to the galleried first floor.

First floor:
Bedroom 1 (with en suite bathroom)
Bedroom 2
Master bedroom (with large open-plan en suite bathroom)

Second floor:
Attic space

The guest accommodation is the original 17th Century part of the property.

Ground floor:
You enter the old part into a small hallway, which leads to the main living room with oak-beamed ceiling and huge open fireplace. This leads onto the kitchen and cloakroom. From the kitchen the stairs stairways lead to the first floor landing.

First floor:
Upstairs is a large bedroom and bathroom

Second floor:
Attic space

The barn measures 40m x 6m and is set out over 3 floors.

There is currently planning permission to develop half of the barn into living accommodation. This section is structurally sound and, we are told by the owners, that the windows, roof, doors and walls are structurally sound.

The other half of the barn is divided into 4 rooms on the ground floor and was originally used as storage and stables. The possibilities for this are endless. The owners were thinking of installing an indoor swimming pool for example. It would also make

The garden measures approximately ½ an acre with 2 further fields adjoining the plot, which the local farmer currently manages (free of charge). The total plot size is approximately 6 acres.

The property is situated in between the villages of Quettreville sur-Sienne,Trelly and Contrieres. The bakery and supermarket in Quettreville is a 10min bike ride across the fields of the nearby Chateau Monceau. There are local markets in nearby villages most days of the week and Coutances (5min away) has a supermarket. The beautiful river Sienne is a 10min walk from the house. Kayaks are available to rent and the river is also popular swimming spot!

Heating: Electric radiators
Drainage: Septic tank
Distance to shops: 5min
Distance to coast: 15min
Distance to ferry ports: 1hr

Town: Contrières
Postcode: 50660

This pin shows the general area of the property as the exact location was not given

Nearest Airports*

  • Dinard (Pleurtuit) (International), 64.2 miles
  • Caen (Carpiquet) (International), 74.3 miles
  • Cherbourg (Maupertus) (International), 74.5 miles

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

To view this property or request more details, contact
La Residence, Oxford

La Résidence 1 King's Meadow Osney Mead OXFORD OX2 0DP
03339 395515  Local call rate
About La Residence, Oxford

Bienvenue à La Résidence – the French property people.

Whatever your budget, wherever in France you want to buy, you’re now in touch with the experts. We’ve been selling houses in France for more than 25 years – in Normandy, Brittany, the Pas-de-Calais, the Vendée, Poitou-Charentes, the Limousin, Aquitaine, Burgundy, the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Midi-Pyrénées and Provence. We also offer a Paris apartment service.

Our UK-based team, with decades of professional estate agency experience between them, know the French property scene intimately. You’ll find their enthusiasm for France and the French way of life infectious. All of our colleagues in the field are entirely bilingual and chosen for their experience and outstanding levels of service. From the moment you first contact La Residence, you’ll find that we’re dedicated to ensuring that you find the right house, at the right price, in just the right spot – and with the minimum of fuss.
On our site, we showcase a wide range of French property – from barns to manor houses, from cottages to châteaux, from B & B’s to gîte complexes and hotels and from fishing lakes to country estates.
By the way, you’ll find that some agencies ask you to pay an up-front fee or make extra commission charges or to pay for the services which we provide as standard, such as help with setting up a bank account, advice on the best foreign exchange rates, transferring the utilities at the new house into your name and so on. When you place yourself in our hands you can be assured that there are no hidden extra charges. The price you pay is not one Euro more than you’d pay if you approached a French agency directly.

Stephen Hilton heads up the Oxford-based firm. He was formerly a member of the British Diplomatic Service. Following a successful career which included a number of overseas postings and culminated in his appointment in the Foreign Office as First Secretary with responsibility for Anglo/French relations, Stephen joined the family property business as a Partner. It was from this base that La Résidence was founded in 1985. Since that time, the firm has gone from strength to strength and La Résidence is now widely regarded as one of the most respected French property companies in the UK whose opinions are regularly canvassed by property correspondents commenting on the French market.

Having himself owned a house in France for many years, he has much personal experience to add to his professional expertise. Together with his French colleagues, he has successfully arranged and overseen many hundreds of transactions, and it is now rare for him to come across any situation not previously encountered.

We are based in Oxford and welcome personal visitors. If you’d like to discuss your plans face-to-face, please call us for an appointment. We’d be delighted to help to make your dreams come true.

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