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Beautiful 18th C Longere and a barn in Normandy
€199 500

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  • Authentic 300 year old colombage longere
  • Three bedrooms each with bathroom
  • Original features and contemporary appeal
  • Additional outbuilding/development opportunities
  • Pretty manageable garden/open views
  • DPE = 265 [E] GES = 6 [B]

SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED IN PRICE; this exceptionally spacious 3 bedroom 18th CENTURY TIMBER FRAMED COLOMBAGE LONGERE with original features is presented in excellent condition. Ideal family home or a "maison secondaire". Additionally a LARGE BARN arranged on two floors with power. Excellent for storage or possibly ripe for conversion to a gite.

Situated in a small hamlet enjoying WONDERFUL VIEWS of the surrounding countryside, the property is only 1 km from Le Sap which boasts shops for everyday needs and a market on Saturday. Le Sap is within an hour of the coast and fashionable Deauville/Honfleur. Vimoutiers is 12 km and Lisieux is only 26km away. Paris is two and a half hours by road, SNCF Lisieux (one hour and 20minutes). The A28 is only 20 minutes. Rouen 50 minutes and Le Mans just over an hour.

The property sits within its own enclosed grounds (3300 m2) with mature trees, mature shrubs and borders. There are productive raised beds to the rear for growing soft fruits, salad crops and herbs. This spacious home presents a contemporary appeal. A property for all seasons with a southerly aspect that enjoys a micro climate.


The Pays D'auge boasts beautiful soft valleys, orchards and gentle rivers and streams. Historic manoirs, Deauville and Honfleur are around an hour away. Normandy landing beaches, Monet's Garden and Mont St Michel, Lisieux Basilica and Cerza Safari Zoo are also all within easy reach. It takes around 2 and a half hours to get to Paris by road and 1 hour and 20 minutes by rail.

The area is famous for cider, Calvados, Camembert cheese and vibrant markets. It is very popular with tourists in the Summer with many events taking place locally. The property is located in typical Pays D'auge countryside with easy access to Vimoutiers, Orbec and Lisieux. There is easy access via the A28 (20 minutes) to the Loire valley in about two hours.


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Spacious cellar divided into two distinct spaces. Power and light available.


Entry from the garden to the front:

Large Kitchen/lounge/dining area (45m2). Tiled throughout with a wealth of beams and character. The kitchen is open plan with a range of fitted units equipped with an electric cooker, washing machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Central area for dining, light and airy with views of the garden. The kitchen/dining area then leads through to a spacious lounge area with open colombage and a wealth of beams. The room is dominated by the monumental stone fireplace which is fitted with a wood burning stove. A light and airy room with views of the garden and beyond.

Original feature oak door giving access to:

Bedroom (20m2) and bathroom (12m2) beyond. Laminate and tiled flooring. The bedroom is light and airy with a host of original features including beams, fireplace and recesses. A handy storage cupboard. Views to the front garden and beyond. Onwards through the beautifully crafted oak door is a large bathroom (12m2) equipped with bath/shower, toilet and double sink.

Access from the lounge via a beautifully crafted oak staircase to the first floor.


To the right:

Bedroom 1 (14m2) with laminate flooring and oak beams. Light and airy with open views to the front and rear. Cathedral ceiling giving an air of spaciousness. Through to the separate bathroom:

Bathroom (6m2) with tiled floor equipped with a shower, sink and toilet.

To the left from the central landing area:

Bedroom 2 (13m2) with laminate flooring, oak beams and feature stone wall. Cathedral ceiling giving a aire of spaciousness. Open views to the front and rear. Through to the separate bathroom:

Bathroom (6m2) with tiled floor equipped with shower, sink and toilet.


There is a large block outbuilding with a footprint totalling approximately 64 m2. Arranged around two floors with a staircase. Power and lighting available. Currently stores garden tools and equipment. Excellent opportunity to develop additional accommodation subject to any necessary consents



The grounds are largely laid to grass with mature fruit trees and other specimen trees and shrubs. Pretty lavenders and borders to the front and side. Open views of the surrounding countryside. A gravelled area at the front of the property for sitting out and barbeques. Raised bed to the rear.

There is a gravelled parking area for three vehicles and an area for wood storage. Access to the property via a gravelled path.



Wood burner and electric radiators throughout.

Septic tank drainage

Approx 128m2 of habitable accomodation

Total land area = approx 3300m2

Additional facilities

High Speed Internet
Satellite TV
Telephone line
Private parking
Partial double glazing

Recent tax fonciere = 629 euros

Closest shops and services

Located about 1 km from Le Sap. An authentic Normandy village with two convenience stores, two bakers, bar, two restaurants, hardware shop, pharmacy and a cider museum.

Ref 10668
Le Sap 61470
County: Orne
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10668
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