FRANCE - NORMANDIE FABULOUS CHARACTER HOME APPROX 5 HECTARES NO AGENTS FEES SOLD

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Summary

CALVADOS

Calvados belongs to the region of Basse-Normandie surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Orne and Manche. To the north is the Baie de la Seine, part of the English Channel. On the east, the Seine River forms the boundary with Seine-Maritime. Calvados includes
the Bessin area, the Pays d'Auge and the area known as the "Suisse normande" ("Norman Switzerland"). The most notable places in Calvados include Deauville and the formerly elegant 19th-century casino resorts of the coast. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados. The area is known for producing butter, cheese, cider and Calvados, the apple-based spirit that takes its name from the area. The Bayeux Tapestry is on display in Bayeux and makes the city one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Normandy. Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados, commemorates the D-Day landing of the Canadian liberation forces at Juno Beach during World War II in 1944. The cult of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux brings large numbers of people on pilgrimage to Lisieux, where she lived in a Carmelite convent. Every September, Deauville hosts the Festival of the American Movie and the beach resort of Cabourg hosts the Festival of the Romantic Movie. Annually, the city of Caen celebrates the festival of the electronical cultures called "Nordik Impakt" & The festival of Beauregard, just around Caen. The local dialect of the Norman language is known as Augeron. It is spoken by a minority of the population. Calvados is one of the most visited areas in France because of its seaside resorts which are among the most prestigious in France with their luxurious hotels, casinos, green countryside, manors, castles, the quiet, the chalk cliffs, the typical Norman houses, the history of William the Conqueror, Caen, Bayeux, Lisieux, the famous D-day beaches and numerous museums about the Second World War. The culinary specialities from the verdant countryside of Calvados are abundant: cider, calvados, camembert and Pont-l'Évêque cheeses. One of the advantage of Calvados is to be at fairly near large urban centres (Paris, Ile de France). Calvados is therefore often preferred for holidays and for weekends and sometimes considered as the countryside of Paris . Calvados, via the port of Ouistreham, is an entrance to the continent from Britain. There are two airports: Caen-Carpiquet and Deauville-Saint Gatien. The department of Calvados has several popular tourist areas: the Bessin, the Plain of Caen, the Bocage Virois, the Côte de Nacre, the Côte Fleurie and the Pays d'Auge. Several beaches of Calvados are popular for water sports, including Cabourg and Merville-Franceville-Plage. Le Havre is approximately 82 miles distant and Caen approximately 24 miles La Fauviere is considered to be beautifully situated, secluded but by no means isolated, the centre of the village being about 10 minutes drive away, Sainte Honorine de Ducy is reported to have 131 inhabitants in 2006.

Description

The property is particularly imposing with its central entrance with curved walls leading into the grand gravelled driveway leading up to the white painted entrance door. To the left of the driveway lies the stone buildings being the barns and tractor stores with obvious potential to create further accommodation. To the right of the driveway is the former entrance lodge  which could readily create a cottage, subject to permission. Dating back to circa 1748 this is a fabulous character home within 20 minutes drive of the The main house offers approximately 3390 sq ft of accommodation with mature gardens and fields, this imposing stone built property has tremendous potential to be used as a stud farm or perhaps a small hotel or Chambres D’ Hotes. The home itself offers lots of original features and spacious accommodation which includes entrance foyer, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cloakroom, drawing room with log burning fireplace, dining room, 2 separate kitchens, boot room and cellar. The main ”winter” kitchen which has an electric fired AGA oven range is located on the site of the original farmhouse dairy however there is also a small summer kitchen just off the verandah and patio which is very useful when entertaining visitors or having a barbecue. Beaches offer a seaside experience with a difference. On the second floor (the original granary) which was recently converted by the current owners there is a large apartment boasting two additional bedrooms (easily sleeping 5) and a modern family bathroom.

The landscaped gardens and grounds have several old apple and walnut trees. There good sized pond and a smaller ornamental pond and fountain. There are two paddocks with long road frontage on both sides. Further to the rear lay two large fields hedged by mature blackberry bushes. In the fenced stable yard are three stables with a storage area and a 20ft by 14 ft foaling box. The stables are well ventilated but give good shelter from the elements during winter. Up to July of 2014 the fields produced 50 round bales of hay and there was
expected to be another cut of hay at the end of August. Several large outbuildings sit in the main drive, with a work room, wood store, Garage and tractor shed. There is also a potential Studio flat with its own rear entrance and small garden. Water is laid on at the Gatehouse which has a separate entrance and driveway. The walls and roof are sound and plans are available for a 3 or 4 bedroom house with kitchen/ diner, sitting room, bathroom and cloakroom. One small room has already been finished and wired for internet, electricity, telephone and heating. Great potential for Gites!There are original tiled floors in the drawing room and entrance foyer and wood floors in the
dining room, bedrooms and two of the bathrooms. The master bathroom has a tiled floor as do both kitchens. This has been a wonderful family home for the current owners who have really enjoyed living in the home and all that the Bayeux area has to offer. They believe it would make a superb primary residence for a family with equestrian or business interests. 
PRICE GUIDE PRICE  445000 Euros

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