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Crouttes, Orne

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  • Characterful colombage construction
  • Excellent condition
  • Well stocked, manageable garden
  • Potential for bed and breakfast
  • Excellently located for rail and road.
  • DPE = D GES = E

This very interesting traditionally built house is thought to be approximately 300 years old and it still has an old, stone pressoir in the garden. This was a machine for extracting the juice from fruit; which in this case would most likely have been apples. Internally the house boasts magnificent beams and the character reflective of the period.

The property rests pleasantly within its own fully enclosed, well stocked and managed grounds. It has an open view to the rear and a feeling of space and quiet without a feeling of isolation. The house is located between Vimoutiers and Trun with access to the coast within about an hour by road and to Paris via SNCF railway stations located at Lisieux and Argentan.

The property offers a very spacious lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, toilet, three generous bedrooms and a shower room/toilet. Additionally there is a bureau which could provide a fourth bedroom or an additional bathroom. This pretty house would make a generous family home or could provide the potential for a small bed and breakfast business. It is presented in excellent condition and is ready to move into and enjoy.


Crouttes is a village near to Le Renouard and is located between Vimoutiers and Trun. Rural in nature, but not remote from the local town of Vimoutiers 6kms, which boasts all the necessary shops and facilities and Trun 12kms. Both Lisieux and Argentan are a 30 minutes drive and have excellent shopping facilities including the larger supermarkets. Crouttes has a salle des fetes (or village hall) with events organised throughout the year. Le Renouard is also a very active small community with events and a famous local annual tennis tournament which is supported by many nationalities. It has its own Chateau - Vieux Chateau Le Renouard which has a very interesting history. There are many interesting small villages within a superb landscape.. The wonderful Normandy coastal resorts are within about an hour to an hour and a quarter's drive. Houlgate provides a fantastic family day out, with the famous Honfleur and the sophisticated Deauville also easily accessible for a great day's entertainment. The Montormel war memorial is near by and the Tiger tank in Vimoutiers and the coastal D Day beaches remind you of the region's significant recent history. Lots to do and see.


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The ground floor is entered via an open hall and has a feeling of spaciousness through out.


29' 6'' x 16' 5'' (9m x 5m)

Good ceiling height with original beams and tiled floor. Light and airy with double French doors to the front and rear gardens. A magnificent inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. A small drinks bar and some interesting open colombage. There is a staircase that provides access to the first floor.


13' 1'' x 8' 6'' (4m x 2.6m) Maximum dimensions

Good ceiling height and tiled floor. A galley style kitchen with an option for breakfast dining. Fully fitted with kitchen units with some appliances available via negotiation. A door leads to the rear garden.

Utility room

9' 8'' x 13' 1'' (2.94m x 4m)

A very useful area for equipment and storage. Could also potentially be converted for other uses - perhaps to enlarge the kitchen.



All rooms are accessed via a generous corridor which is carpeted. It may be possible to introduce a landing door to separate the owners' bedroom and toilet from the remainder of the landing and rooms. This could provide an excellent opportunity to provide two or three letting bedrooms.

Master bedroom

14' 9'' x 13' 1'' (4.5m x 4m) maximum dimensions

Carpeted with beams and good height. Built in cupboards and a WC. A lovely room with a view of the garden.

Double bedroom

9' 10'' x 13' 5'' (3m x 4.1m)

With beams and built in wardrobe.

Twin bedroom

7' 5'' x 13' 5'' (2.25m x 4.1m)

Newly fitted carpet.


Equipped with shower, sink and toilet. Tiled walls and floor.


8' 2'' x 16' 5'' (2.5m x 5m)

Built in cupboard. Could provide a fourth bedroom or an additional bathroom.



There is a small brick outbuilding with electricity available. Used to store garden and other equipment.



The plot measures 1310ms and is fully enclosed with fencing and hedges. Laid to lawn with borders and mature shrubs. Lovely specimen trees including a prized walnut. A real feature is the old stone pressoir. These are prized and sought after. There is a lovely view to the rear with a valley beyond.


The property provides ready access to a road that is not intrusive as it is screened by hedges. This permits simple access to the local towns of Vimoutiers and Trun. This is a real benefit in the winter and helps to add to a feeling of being in touch and not isolated. A real benefit if a small bed and breakfast business were to be considered.

Some items of furniture may be available via negotiation

Partially double glazed

Heating is via liquid gas fired central heating and a woodburner

Drainage is via a septic tank

Approximate habitable area = 120m2

Total land area = approx. 1310m2

Recent tax fonciere was 600 euros per year

Documents available for inspection

Last Acte de Vente (dated 2003), cadastral plan of the property, electricity bills for the last 12 months.

Ref 10784
Crouttes 61120
County: Orne
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 10784
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