Set in rolling Normandy countryside in the Bay of Mont St Michel, the Normandy Barn is part of a hamlet of 5 properties, sitting at the end of its own private drive. Believed to date back, in part, to the 17th century, the majority of the barn was added in 1837. Converted by local artisans 5 years ago, this high-spec 3-storey, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home offers over 350 sq metres of space and quality, with Tv & telephone points in every room.
Fully insulated and double glazed, the property benefits from 2 wood-burners and has gas central heating – an unusual luxury for French country living! Drainage is via an up-to-date septic tank, and mains water and electricity are connected.
For those who need easy access to and from the Uk, the closest ferry ports are St Malo (1hr) Caen (1hr 15) both with year round sailings to Portsmouth or Cherbourg for crossings to Portsmouth & the Channel Islands, making the home convenient for visiting friends and family.
The Ground Floor (all measurements approx.)
Spacious Vaulted Dining Kitchen – 7.55m x 5.53m; Utility Room – 1.90m x 1.93m Includes black/chrome Rangemaster cooker, with gas hob, griddle & wok cradle, and 2 electric ovens. Granite breakfast bar, with built-in wine cooler, and pop-up electric points.
Family Lounge – 6.35m x 4.95m Another spacious reception room. Bespoke brick fireplace with wood-burning stove.
Dining Room – 5m (max) x 4.5m For formal dining, this large dining space is just off the kitchen.
L-Shape Hall – 2.42m x 7.66m; 4m x 1.86m (max) Gives access to a beautiful oak front door which is surrounded by opaque double-glazed panels, allowing light to flood across 2 storeys. Also, toilet/wc, 2 large storage cupboards, and stairs to first floor.
17th Century Sitting Room – 6.63m x 5.80m Space and character, with massive granite fireplace and wood-burning stove
The First Floor
Mezzanine Bedroom Suite – 6.14m (max) x 5.78m (max); 4.23m (max) x 2.8m An incredible space, featuring a 2-storey exposed stone wall with floodlights, 2 Tv points, a huge bedroom, modern ensuite shower room with fitted hairdryer & wall mirror with lights, and separate mezzanine level.
Bedroom – 6.64m x 3.8m (max)Large, characterful bedroom, with high-quality ensuite shower room, featuring large, full-height shower and fitted hairdryer & wall mirror with lights.
Bedroom/Office – 4.65m x 3.88m Currently used as an office. The Normandy Barn benefits from 2 separate phone lines and broadband.
Family Bathroom – 1.58m (max) x 4.75m
L-Shape Galleried Landing – 7.64m x 1.83m (max); 5.85m x 1.15m Overlooking the double-height, oak front door, this roomy landing also has stairs to the second floor and understairs storage.
The Second Floor – Landing with eaves storage, and walk-in storage cupboard.
Master Bedroom – 6.6m x 4.1m; Ensuite Bathroom – 4.55m x 2.9m So romantic in the eaves – but with plenty of headroom – this is another huge bedroom. Featuring an unusually large ensuite bathroom, with double jacuzzi corner bath, double shower, fitted hairdryer and wall mirror with lights.
Gardens / Land: The Normandy Barn is surrounded by its own land of 6.5 acres. Transformed into a beautiful smallholding, there are 5 large paddocks and 3 smaller areas, with new, high-quality horse, sheep and pig cabins, secure stock fencing and gates. With 2 natural ponds, a magnificent walnut tree, other mature trees & planting, and a copse, this land is a treasure-trove of opportunity. Wide pathways within the grounds are perfect for horse riding, dog walking or picnics.
Attached to the property is a large hangar (10m x 10m) which is currently used for storage but which was given planning permission to be converted into an annex/further living space. There is also a metal Yardmaster garage (7.62m x 2.97m) along the driveway.
A south/east-facing patio terrace is the ultimate spot for al fresco dining, with its outstanding views. Only 40 miles from Jersey, the Normandy Barn enjoys a sheltered micro-climate throughout the year
Price € 350,000
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,166.67
Number of mandate: ARB500542
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Agency: ARB French Property