Detached stone house, Vire, Calvados.
This fine, double-fronted house is hidden away in a rural, farming hamlet just a few minutes drive from the town of Vire. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors, with plenty of light and high ceilings. The outbuilding, which is in excellent condition, would be ideal for conversion into a gîte. Overlooking the vast forests of Lower Normandy, Vire is an historic town with a population of about 14,000. In the 17th and 18th centuries it flourished as a centre for agriculture and trade. However, its strategic position also meant that in 1944 it suffered badly, when much was destroyed to hamper allied advancements. Nowadays there are a number of fine restaurants in the town, supermarkets, bowling, a golf course, lake, swimming pool, hospital, riding school and a wide range of shops. There is a mainline station with trains both to Paris and Granville. Market day is on a Friday. Easy to reach from the UK, this region is extremely popular with buyers looking for a second home. The ferry ports of Caen (one hour), Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre are all within easy easy driving distances. Calais and the Channel Tunnel are about 4 hours away. The attractive beach at Granville is less than an hour by car. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 5.11m x 3.73m Double doors to east, window to west and north elevations. Tiled floor. Space for free standing fridge/freezer with fitted shelves over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free-standing cooker. Tiled worktops and splash-backs. 2 convector heaters. Inset spotlights. Ceramic sink with mixer tap. Cupboard housing electrics. Cloakroom: Window to east elevation. WC. Tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Fitted shelves. Sitting/Dining Room: 5.19m x 5.11m Window to front and rear elevations. 2 convector heaters. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Granite fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner. Double doors to front elevation. First Floor Landing: Wood flooring. 2 windows to west elevation. Door to stairs to second floor. Bedroom 1: 5.11m x 3.83m Window to north, front and rear elevations. Built-in shelving. Ornamental granite fireplace. 2 convector heaters. Exposed beams. Bathroom: 1.82m x 1.59m Window to front elevation. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Pedestal basin. Tiled floor. Convector heater. Saniflow type WC. Partly tiled walls. Exposed beams. Bedroom 2: 5.11m x 3.21m Window to front, rear and south elevations. Ornamental fireplace. Wood flooring. 2 convector heaters. Built-in shelving. Second Floor Bedroom 3: 5.82m x 2.48m Velux window and 2 windows to west and window to east elevations. Exposed “A” frame. 2 convector heaters. Door to: En-Suite Shower Room: 2.48m x 1.43m Small shower. Sloping ceiling. Velux window to east elevation. Saniflow type WC. Pedestal basin. Convector heater. Extractor. Access to eaves storage. OUTSIDE The garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. There is a detached outbuilding constructed of stone under a roof of slate: Room 1: 3.29m x 3.20m Window and door to front elevation. Bread oven. Attached (north) Old Stable: 3.20m x 2.62m Door to front elevation. Second Stable: 3.20m x 2.30m Door to front and window to north elevations. Opening to first floor. Open Fronted Log Store: (south) over 4.88m x 3.20m There is a lower level of garden with a pond. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Reception room Habitable space: 125m² Land area: 4740m² Taxes Foncières: 680€ p.a. Mains water & electricity Telephone (currently disconnected) Septic tank installed in 1996 Electric heating & woodburner Substantial outbuilding Gîte potential Water feature 3kms to shops 50 minutes to coast One hour ferry port Off-road parking Disclaimer: Please note: All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.