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Bellefontaine, Manche, France
Agency Fees Included, €148,400 For Sale


Property Details

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This beautiful 3 bedroom cottage with gite has stunning views. It has a fully working water wheel, which produced enough electricity to heat both he house and the hot water. Perfectly situated in the scenic Normandy countryside this idyllic cottage would make an either an ideal holiday home or family home.

Key Features

  • Double glazing
  • Water wheel
  • Outbuildings
  • Gite
  • Countryside Views
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • Total Plot Size - 1514m²

Ground Floor

Conservatory

4.50m x 1.70m
The property is enter through the glass fronted conservatory which leads to the hallway and lounge, and is a real suntrap.

Hallway

3.40m x 3.00m
The hallway has retained a lot of the original features with wooden floor and exposed beams. From the hallway there is a stairs case to your right which leads to the bedrooms or continuing straight on to the kitchen. The cellar can also be accessed from here.

Kitchen

4.00m x 3.00m
The fully fitted modern kitchen with small breakfast bar also has a log-burner as well as a gas oven with hob. The kitchen has access to both the lounge and rear terrace. As with the hallway there is a wooden floor and ceiling beam. The room has a light and spacious feel to it, due to the large windows which have stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Terrace

4.70m x 2.20m
The glass doors at the end of the kitchen lead out to the wooden terrace. The perfect breakfast location.

Lounge

4.20m x 4.60m
This room is currently used as both a lounge and dining area, with a table for four people it makes the perfect entertaining space. The room benefits from a log burner.

Dining Room

4.00m x 2.40m
Accessed from the living room, this room is currently used as an office but could easily revert to being a dinning room, allowing for the lounge to be opened up. The windows over look the rear of the property, it also has the dark wooden flooring and exposed ceiling beams.

First Floor

Bedroom 2

3.80m x 2.50m
On the first floor to the left is the second bedroom which is large enough for a double bed and wardrobes with a window that faces to the front of the property.

Master Bedroom

4.60m x 4.30m
The master bedroom is on the right of the landing. This large room has a window to the front and plenty of room for a double bed and wardrobes.

Bedroom 3

3.40m x 3.00m
The third bedroom in the main house has lots of light as there are a number of velux windows in the roof as well as a window to the side looking over the fields . As with the other bedrooms it has a wooden flooring and exposed ceiling beams.

Bathroom

3.60m x 2.00m
Next to the third bedroom is the bathroom with a toilet, sink and bath with hand held shower. Storage for your towels and a nice wooden floor with exposed ceiling beams. This room could benefit from some updating.

Cave/Cellar

Cave

This cave is accessed from the kitchen by stairs or has a private entrance from the side of the house. It has some of the electrical workings of the water wheel in it and currently is home to some nesting swallows.

Gite

The Old Forge

4.00m x 2.20m
The gite or Old Forge as it was, is entered from the decking area. The first room you come to is the kitchen with fitted units and gas oven. With a breakfast bar by the window.

Bathroom

2.00m x 1.50m
With a tiled floor and splash back sink, there is a toilet and bath with a window to the side of the property.

Lounge/Diner

8.40m x 4.00m
From the kitchen you enter diner/lounge. This has a log burner for warmth and windows to both sides, tiled floor and exposed wooden ceiling beams. It has an exit to the single garage and stairs to the bedrooms.

First Floor

Landing

2.50m x 2.00m
At the top of the stairs there is a mezzanine landing, which is just above the wood-burner so benefits from the heat generated downstairs. From here you can enter either of the bedrooms.

Bedroom

4.00m x 2.60m
A lovely double room over looking the back of the property, with a wooden floor and exposed wooden beams and velux window.

Bedroom

4.00m x 4.00m
The bedroom is a good size and is currently used as a twin room, which makes this ideal for renting to families with children or couples.

Garage and Outbuildings

Garages

There is a single garage with wooden doors which is connected to the old forge, as well as a double garage with a roller door. The third garage is open fronted and used as a log store.

Outbuildings

This property has several outbuildings. The largest one houses the the water wheel workings. The smaller shed are currently home to geese and chickens and here is also a workshop. At the end of the driveway there is a chicken coop, and the land surrounding the house allows for them to roam freely.

Overview

This property is in a wonderful location, with views over the the surrounding countryside but with the benefit of easy access to the neighbouring small towns. The added attraction being the working water mill which provides electricity making which helps to keep energy costs low. The numerous outbuildings and garages provide plenty of storage with the possibility of a man-cave! . Not far from the coast and ferry ports your dream French property is waiting for you.




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