• Authentic 17th Century colombage longere
• Peaceful/tranquil location yet not isolated
• Attractive garden/grounds, outstanding views
• Cabin with space for hot tub
• Orbec 6km, Lisieux, 24 km, Bernay 24 km, Paris 174 km
• High speed internet (fibre available)
An exceptional, spacious, 2/3 bedroom 17th century timber framed colombage longere with original features and immense character and charm that is presented in excellent condition. Ideal permanent or second home.
Located in a small hamlet at the end of a Roman 'chemin' and overlooking the Orbiquet valley with uninterrupted views and a Southerly exposition. Peaceful and private, yet only 6km from the historic medieval town of Orbec with has recently benefitted from a significant regeneration project.
Only 1 km from the pretty village of La Folletiere Abenon with the source of the river Orbiquet. Within an hour of the coast and fashionable Deauville/Honfleur. Lisieux is only 24km and Bernay 24km. Paris is two and a half hours by road, Sncf Lisieux and Bernay with regular trains to Paris. The A28 (junction 9) is only 15 minutes. Rouen 40 minutes and Le Mans just over an hour.
The property sits within its own enclosed grounds (3035 m2) with mature trees including walnut, laburnum, pear, apple, cherry, pines, plum and poplar. Extensive views of ‘La Grande Vallee’. There is a productive potager with apples, red currants, raspberries, strawberries and blackcurrants.
A cabin with woodstore and a leisure area that includes a space a hot tub. To the front is a partially enclosed garden with attractive borders stocked with bedding plants, shrubs, roses and lavender. All overlooking the meadow and the valley beyond.
This spacious home presents a contemporary appeal that compliments the charm of a rare traditional 17th century longere. A wonderful, unspoilt, natural environment.
A property for all seasons that enjoys a micro climate and a southerly aspect with a very cosy winter appeal.
Enter from the garden through the solid oak front door into:
Lounge/dining room - 31.8m2 - Evenly split with open colombage. A large authentic handmade brick fireplace with Stovax woodburning stove, original cupboard, tiled floor, original beams. Staircase to first floor.
Kitchen/dining - 13m2 - Original brick floor, original beams and a fitted country farmhouse style kitchen with washing machine, fridge and separate freezer. Range for cooking and heating. Staircase to first floor.
Bathroom/utility area - 8.2m2 - Shower, sink and Wc. Hot water cylinder and storage area.
Workshop/store room - 8m2 - Possible to enlarge the bathroom, utility room or create a small ground floor bedroom adjacent to the bathroom.
Bedroom 1 with its own lounge area 30.68m2. Original beams with character and charm. Floorboards and laminate wood effect flooring. Excellent headroom. Small area used as an office.
Excellent views. Accessed from an independent staircase.
Bedroom 2 with its own lounge area 28.37m2. Original beams, wood effect flooring and wood effect laminate flooring. Excellent headroom. Excellent views. Accessed from an independent
*There is the potential to divide one or both of the bedrooms to create a further bedroom.
Timber cabin with woodstore (9m2 enclosed, plus 9m2 under hanger used for dining), gravel leisure area with attractive stone landscaping, planting and area for a hot tub. Extensive views.
Electricity and water available externally.
Semi enclosed garden to the front of the property with gravel, planted borders, arbor and bbq. The meadow comprises mature trees which include: walnut, laburnum, pear, cherry, poplar, plum, copper beech and pines. Well stocked potager, including apple, apricot and cherry trees with feature coppice fencing, stile and quirky gate.
Gravelled drive and hardstanding suitable for four vehicles.
Heating – Wood burning stove (Stovax) and electric radiators. Everhot range in the kitchen.
Drainage - Septic tank.
Surface area - approximately 120m2, with some restricted headroom on the first floor.
Total land area of the property - approximately 3035m2.
Recent Tax Fonciere = 365 euros.
High speed internet available (Fibre). Partial double glazing.
Price 245,000 €
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 2,041.67
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