- Characterful timber framed/brick construction
- Well planted, gardens surround the house
- Comfortable, charming and contemporary appeal
- Close to a village and amenities
- Potential to develop further accommodation
- DPE = 322 [E] GES = 8 [B]
A charming detached three bedroom fermette/longere constructed in brick and colombage beneath a slate roof. Approximately 300 years old, the property is set within an attractive, well planted and mature garden which extends to approximately a hectare. The grounds are largely fenced with some hedges. Additionally, there is a large barn which previously had planning consent for conversion to living accommodation, an additional barn used as a hen house and storage of garden equipment, and a large car port suitable for three vehicles. There is also CU consent for a two level extension.
The main property has been cleverly planned with sensitivity over recent years. and provides a traditional, authentic home with a contemporary twist. The house comprises: Kitchen, dining room, lounge, a covered terrace, three bedrooms (two ensuite), one further bathroom and office space. Features include double glazed windows, underfloor heating, wood burning stoves, an impressive Caen stone central fireplace, fitted kitchen, natural tile and marble flooring together with oak floors on the first floor. Everything is very tastefully presented.
An attractive garden surrounds the property with very colourful planting, fruit trees and a potager. There is hard standing for several vehicles. The property is about 1 km from the historic, medieval village of Le Sap which boasts many fine buildings, a market, cider museum, restaurants, bakers, mini market and a bar. All day to day requirements are available in the village. From the house there is also easy access to both Lisieux and Bernay SNCF stations. The A28, a useful major road, is about 20 minutes away.
ABOUT THE AREA
This house is located along an ancient lane, and is convenient for the road that provides access to the famous medieval village of Le Sap. Le Sap is accessible by car in two minutes, or it is possible to walk there in about 15 minutes. Le Sap provides all the day to day necessities. These include a baker, two convenience shops, pharmacy, bank, two restaurants, café/bar, post office, tourist information, hardware store and Mairie. There is a cider museum and an annual Jazz event. The market takes place on a Saturday morning and there are occasional vide grenier and other events throughout the year.
The area is rural in character with many traditional, timber framed buildings and many pretty traditional villages and small hamlets. Access to local small towns is quick, for example Vimoutiers can be reached in 15 minutes, Livarot in 20 minutes and Orbec in 20 minutes. For larger towns you have Bernay (30 minutes), Lisieux (35 minutes) and Deauville/Honfleur (60 minutes). The beach is within an hour, Houlgate is particularly popular.
Carpiquet-Caen airport to Southend takes around 80 minutes.The area is easily accessible via the ferry ports: Caen (75 minutes), Le Havre (75 minutes), Dieppe (135 minutes) and Calais/Channel Tunnel (200 minutes). Deauville St Gatian airport is approximately 60 minutes away. Paris can be reached from Bernay in about 70 minutes, or 150 minutes by car using the A28 which also provides access to the Loire valley (120 minutes) and beyond.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
French Properties Direct markets property on behalf of the vendor who is selling privately. We will forward any enquiry you make to the vendor who will contact you personally. The vendor reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time prior to a compromise/promesse de vente being approved and signed by both parties. The property information and photographs we have published have been provided by the vendor. We publish them in good faith, but cannot warrant their accuracy, completeness or legality. Please confirm the exact location of any property we advertise with the vendor as the location indicated on any maps provided may not be exact.
There is no estate agency commission to pay us if you buy this property following an introduction by us.