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3 bedroom character property for sale


France - Thury Harcourt, Calvados

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Call: 03339 396204

Key features:

  • River frontage - ideal for anglers and canoeists
  • Spacious light airy accommodation
  • Secluded terrace with river views
  • Wealth of local facilities
  • Close to ferry port and motorway network
  • DPE = 118 [C] GES = 13 [C]

Full description:

Less than a mile from the centre of Thury Harcourt and with GARDENS RUNNING DOWN TO THE RIVER ORNE, this STONE BUILT HOUSE has been sympathetically modernised and is in EXCELLENT DECORATIVE ORDER. It has new slate roof, double glazing throughout, extensive thermal insulation and attention has always been paid to necessary maintenance.

It is a most relaxing house to live in, and can confidently be locked and left if you are away for a while.The location is enviable. The facilities of a small market town are nearby whilst the house with its mature gardens and riverside aspect feels naturally connected to the timeless landscape of rural Normandy. The rooms are all spacious, light and characterful with none of the interior gloom which is sometimes a feature of older houses. The terrace is screened by plantings and it has always given the owners great pleasure to dine there.

Direct access to the river provides an exceptional opportunity for anglers and water sports enthusiasts to indulge in their passions. The Orne is a clean river with abundant fish, kingfishers and otters. For those of less energetic nature the seasonally changing view of the river Orne and the chateau gardens, which are on the opposite bank, is an endless delight.


Thury-Harcourt is a lively market town often described as the “Gateway to the Suisse Normande”. From the bottom of the garden you can fish, launch a canoe or go swimming. The local kayak club is on the opposite bank a short distance away - the World Championship for Kayak Polo is held here. The Voie Verte - a series of interconnecting cycle routes across France has a local route to Caen. Within a mile is a swimming pool and tennis courts. The Suisse Normande offers mountain biking, walking, pony trekking, rock climbing and parascending.


French Properties Direct markets properties on behalf of the owner. There is no estate agency commission to pay us if you buy this house following an introduction by us.


Living room - 28.3m2
L shaped with two large windows with wooden shutters onto terrace and large window with painted wooden shutters to front of house. Woodburning stoveThe room is light and airy with a high ceiling.Wooden floor.Glazed door opens to terrace.

Cloak room - 1.2 m2
Leading to:

Bathroom 1 - 7m2
Large window with wooden painted shutters. WC, bidet and bath. Large fitted cupboard recessed into wall.Hardwood parquet flooring

Kitchen - 12.5m2
Large window with wooden shutters onto garden.Belfast sink with pitch pine draining board and worktop. Fitted cupboards beneath.Gas point for cookerTeak parquet flooring

Corridor - 2.4m2
Exits to kitchen, living room, staircase and outside terrace. Gives internal access to garage.

Stairs to first floor
Illuminated by Velux roof light.


Bathroom 2 - 4.3m2
Shower, WC, bidet, washbasin, Velux roof light, Wooden floor

Bedroom 1 - 13.6m2
2 large Velux roof lights to garden and riverLarge integral wardrobe with louvred doors (0.7 x 2.2m)

Landing - 10m2
Velux roof light

Bedroom 2 - 7.2m2
Velux roof light view of garden and River OrneWooden floor

Bedroom 3 - 11m2
Light airy room. Double aspect with roof lights to garden and front of house2 slit windows to south aspect of houseWooden floor


Cellar - 36.5m2
Plumbed for washing machine. Useful dry storageOutside is the area under the terrace - 6m x 3.4m. Dry storage area for wood/gas bottles, boats etc.Double doors open to passageway leading to road at front of house.

Garage - 17.5m2
Houses central heating and boiler. Oil tank. Immersion heaterFull width sliding doors.

Raised Terrace - 6m x 3.4m
Terracotta tiles. Access from both Living room and kitchen. Stairs down to garden and cellar.

Mature private garden some 35m long with a maximum width of 14m, sloping down to the banks of the River Orne. Thury-Harcourt Chateau gardens are on the opposite bank.Gravel paths with shrubs and trees: Sumac, Box, Paulownia, Yuccas, Holly etc14m of river frontage with concrete landing stage.Good sized "viviers" for storing live fish if required!


Full oil- fired central heating throughout with generous provision of radiators.Clearview woodburning stove with stainless flue in living room.


Habitable area = 95m2

Land area = 545m2

Tax Fonciere = 765€ in 2016

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Nearest Airports*

  • Caen (Carpiquet) (International), 21.2 miles
  • Le Havre (Octeville) (International), 73.6 miles

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

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French Properties Direct, London

27 Old Gloucester Street LONDON WC1N 3AX
03339 396204  Local call rate
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