4 bedroom farm house for sale
France - Ducey, Manche, Normandy
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- Up-and-running home-and-income property
- 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms in all
- 3-bed main house & 1-bed gîte
- Quiet countryside position
- Gardens of 1.5 acres
- Well fitted kitchens
- A few minutes from Avranches shops
- Easy access to St Malo and Caen ferries
- Lots of weekly fresh produce markets nearby
This old farmhouse is set in an acre and a half of Normandy countryside, with small farms on all sides. However, Avranches, the major town in the area, is only 10 minutes away. The St Malo ferry can be reached in less than an hour and the ferry port at Caen is a drive of 75 minutes.
The house has 3 twin bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and 2 separate WCs. The gîte is ideal for a couple, with an en suite twin bedroom, but two more people could be accommodated on the sofa bed downstairs. The 2 units can be let separately or together for a large family. Without trying too hard, the present owners have been able to let the gîte on its own for an average rent of £175 per week for 13 weeks a year.
This is a great place for children with easy access to sandy beaches, swimming pools, zoos, horse riding and of course the famous Mont St Michel. Older visitors will enjoy a trip to the WW2 landing beaches, or a longer day's outing to Monet's garden at Giverny. There are golf courses nearby and local rivers for the fishermen. The nearby restaurants serve local produce and seafood and include a Michelin starred restaurant renowned for its quality eating at sensible prices. The restaurant was started by the celebrity chef, Jean Christoph Novelli.
Kitchens in both the house and the gîte are fully equipped with gas hob and oven, microwave oven, fridge with small freezer and dishwasher and the main house also has a washing machine. There is a good selection of kitchen implements and saucepans and plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. There is room for 8 around the table in the house and 4 in the gîte.
The house has a sofa and several easy chairs. There is also an enormous fireplace. The gîte has a large settee.
The house has 3 twin bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and 2 separate WCs.
In the gîte, the galleried first floor has twin beds, with an en suite shower room and separate WC with hand basin.
The house has gas-fired central heating and a large fireplace. The gîte has electric panel radiators.
Both houses have satellite TV receiving UK TV and radio programmes. There are also DVD/CD players.
The fully enclosed garden has 1.48 acres laid to grass with trees and shrubs. There are barbecues and garden furniture for al fresco eating. A little distance from the house, there is an outbuilding with outline Planning Consent for change of use from an agricultural building to a dwelling. There is ample car parking.
The historic town of Avranches (10 minutes away) is quite an upmarket town with many boutiques, interesting shops, art galleries and restaurants It has three hypermarkets - Leclerc, Intermarché, and Carrefour. The small town of Brecey is the nearest with a full range of shops and is very typical of the area.
Granville, just to the North of Avranches, is a very fashionable town where many Parisians come for their holidays. It boasts a casino as well as many restaurants and shops. The old walled town of St Malo is well worth a visit and the nightlife within the city walls is lively.
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