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Character filled, detached colombage farmhouse
€192 000

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  • Authentic 17th Century colombage longere
  • Peaceful/tranquil location yet not isolated
  • Attractive garden/grounds, outstanding views
  • Cabin with hot tub
  • Beach less than one hour. Paris only two hours
  • Electrical, asbestos and lead diagnostics are perfect
  • DPE = vierge

An exceptional, detached, 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 family home or a 'maison secondaire'. Situated IN A SMALL HAMLET at the end of a Roman 'chemin' and overlooking a prime Pays D'Auge valley with UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS. Peaceful and private (nearest neigbour 250 m), yet only 6km from the historic medieval town of Orbec with all amenities. 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 26km and Bernay 25km. Paris is two hours by road, SNCF Lisieux and Bernay (one hour and 20minutes). The A28 is only 15 minutes. Rouen 40 minutes and Le Mans just over an hour.

The property sits within its own enclosed meadow (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 red currants, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and vegetables, all within a quirky rustic fence. A recently contructed timber cabin and woodstore and leisure area that includes 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 property for all seasons that enjoys a micro climate and a southerly aspect with a very cosy Winter appeal.


The Pays D'Auge boasts beautiful soft valleys, orchards and gentle rivers and streams. Historic Manoirs, Deauville, Honfleur are within an hour with many pretty villages. Normandy landing beaches, Monet's Garden and Mont St Michel, Lisieux Basilica and Cerza Safari Zoo are all within easy reach. Paris within two hours by road or rail. The area is famous for cider, Calvados, Camembert cheese and vibrant markets. Very popular with tourists in the Summer with many events. The property is located in typical Pays D'Auge countryside with easy access to Orbec, Livarot, Lisieux and Bernay. Easy access via the A28 (15 minutes) to reach the Loire valley within two hours.


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Enter through the oak front door into:



Evenly split with open colombage. A large authentic handmade brick fireplace with Stovax woodburning stove. Built in original cupboard, tiled floors throughout, original beams with plenty of charm. Staircase to first floor.

Dining room



With original old brick floor, original beams and fitted kitchen. Washing machine with space for a dishwasher. Everhot range for cooking and heating. Recently fitted solid wood farmhouse style kitchen

Bathroom/utility area


Shower, sink and WC. Hot water cylinder and storage area.

Workshop/store room


Possible to enlarge bathroom, create artist’s studio or small ground floor bedroom.


Bedroom 1 with its own lounge area


Original beams with character and charm. Carpet and timber flooring. Excellent headroom. Small area for a desk with internet. A very spacious and unusual room. Not en foulade!!! Super views.

Bedroom 2


Original beams, carpet and wood effect laminate flooring. Excellent headroom. Similarly spacious and unusual. Super views.

Bedroom 3

Separated from bedroom 2 by colombage beams

It would be straightforward to create a shower room/WC on the first floor if desired.


Recently constructed timber cabin with woodstore (9m2 enclosed, plus 9m2 under hanger), Graveled leisure area with attractive stone landscaping, planting and hot tub. External supplies of electricity and water. All overlooking the meadow and valley beyond.

Semi enclosed garden to the front of the property with gravel, planted borders and arbor. Ease of maintenance. The meadow comprises mature trees which include: walnut, laburnum, pear, cherry, poplar, plum, copper beech and pines. Well stocked potager, including apple and cherry trees with feature coppice fencing, stile and quirky gate. Gravelled drive and hardstanding suitable for three vehicles.



Woodburner (Stovax) and electric radiators. Everhot range in the kitchen.

Drainage via a septic tank

Habitable area = approx 120m2, with some restricted headroom

Total land area of the property = approximately 3035m2

Recent tax fonciere = 350 euros

High speed internet

Telephone connected

Private parking

Partial double glazing

Ref 10365
La Folletiere Abenon, 14290
County: Calvados
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10365
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