5 bed Country House with land and character

€250,000 | Soulles, Normandy, France | 5 Bedrooms | 270 sqm

Features

  • Tranquil country setting but with villages nearby
  • Ideal for home with chambres d,hote, gite or small holding
  • Geothermal heating & hot water by heat pump
  • 5 Bedrooms ensuite
  • Excellent pastureland
  • Large barn with hayloft
  • Attached garden
  • 20 Minutes to the coast
  • South facing

Details

Total tranquility at the end of a lane yet by no means remote, a charming and unusual Normandie farmhouse between Coutances and Saint Lô set in a green framework of peaceful countryside, it has been sympathetically restored throughout providing a spacious, well presented, comfortable home retaining many of the original features. There is no traffic noise to disturb you, indeed no road in sight but two pretty villages with all amenities about 10 minutes away. An ideal family house looking out over it’s own 1.8 hectares, (approximately 4.8 acres) of pastureland it has made use of three of the five bedrooms for chambres d’hôtes and if desired, has gite potential.

Soulles is situated near the base of the Cotentin Peninsular, 20 minutes from Saint Lô and about 75 minutes from the ports of Cherbourg and Ouistreham, the A84 is conveniently 15 minutes away with a journey time of around 3 hours 30 minutes to Paris. Added to which the lovely western coast is within easy reach as are the visitor centres of Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux and the D-Day landing beaches.

The traditional Normandie farmhouse is hidden away at the end of a small lane with lovely views over the pretty bocage countryside with no rad in sight. It provides flexible accommodation with water and heating provided by geothermy water. It is ideally suited for it’s current use as a B&B with a separate entrance and staircase for guests, but is very versatile and could also be easily split into two to accommodate 2 families or a gite. The fields offer excellent pastureland for equestrian use or smallholding.
There is also an unrestored barn comprising 4 pieces with a hayloft over, a garage and attached shelter.

The accommodation:
The first entrance leads through a sun room into the salon used as a dining/sitting room and for the use of guests. It has underfloor heating and an efficient open fireplace with heat exchanger. This was the original kitchen and the services are hidden but still in place and could be easily reinstated should you wish to make a gite or groundfloor bedroom. The salon leads into a hall with toilet and staircase up to the next two floors and three bedrooms with attached shower rooms.

From the hall there is a substantial sliding door into the family sitting room with large Godin wood-burning stove and original beams and doors out to the terrace. There is a second staircase leading to a pretty bedroom with bathroom and dressing area.
From the sitting room there is a door to the kitchen which has a dining area and a wood-burning stove. There is a toilet and laundry room adjacent. Above the kitchen is a bedroom with shower room and mezzanine, which is currently used as a studio and is reached by a separate staircase.

Outside:
The garden is in front of the house bordered on one side by a long tiled barn divided into 4 parts with hayloft above, a modern tiled garage with shelter attached is accessed from the hard standing at the side.
The three fields and vegetable garden form an apron round the front of the house with lovely peaceful open views to farmland.

The asking price is 250,000€ plus notaires fees




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