Five-bedroomed southwest-facing 18th century farmhouse with two and a half acres (1.02 hectares) of land, extensive stone outbuildings and barns suitable for conversion to further living accommodation or workshops, garages, stabling etc. Also a two-bedroomed cottage, adjacent to the main house, which has been let out as self-catering holiday accommodation for over twenty years.
Situated close to D-day beaches, the historic city of Bayeux & channel ferry ports.
MAIN HOUSE GROUND FLOOR:
- Dining Room/Study/Studio/Home Office with original carrelage floor and marble fireplace.
- Large traditional farmhouse kitchen, marble effect open fireplace, coal stove, original carrelage floor.
- Very large – 8m x 4.5m – Grande Salle/Sitting Room with original mosaic carrelage floor, marble fireplace, moulded panelling and plaster ceiling mouldings. Large window at the front, three further windows to the sides..
- Kitchen/pantry, stone and carrelage floor, electric radiator, access to rear garden.
Original white stone ‘Pierre Blanche’ stairs to:
FIRST FLOOR –
4 bedrooms – 2 with marble fireplaces – 3 with polished wooden floors. Bathroom, WC, shower room (work in progress), 2nd WC.
Stairs to SECOND FLOOR:
1 Bedroom with polished wood floor, large storage space.
Corridor & stairs to large attic, spare room.
Dining room… or study/home office… or cosy snug to relax, watch TV, listen to music….
Marble fireplace with ceramic and brass insert, original tomette (terracotta tiled) floor set in a diamond pattern, roomy cupboard in the corner.
4.15m x 3.4m
THE FARMHOUSE KITCHEN / LIVING ROOM
To the right of the front door is the farmhouse kitchen / living room. A large room with windows to the front and rear and the original tomette(terracotta tiled) floor. There’s a door at the rear to the arrière-cuisine (back kitchen or scullery).
An antique cast iron and brass range is to the left of the huge fireplace which has a wooden surround with a trompe l’oeil marble paint effect.
The lovingly-restored traditional ivy-clad stone cottage is adjacent to the main farmhouse. Many original features have been retained in its simple, natural country style decor.
The irregular oak-beamed ceilings were carefully sanded and polished and the dining room walls rendered with traditional Normandy creamy limestone plaster.
The cottage itself was a cider storage space with accommodation for farm workers above; the kitchen and rear utility area were once part of the dairy buildings which ran along the back of the house. A line shaft ran though this series of rooms to run the various machinery used.
We converted the cottage with due regard for its history, leaving in place many original features. The ground-floor window frames and the back door are made from oak which grew on site; the stairs from old oak cider barrel ends. Many of the building’s features, including the upstairs windows, are original and date back almost 300 years.
It has been let out as a gîte (self-catering holiday accommodation) for over twenty years, providing a useful and reliable income. It currently sleeps five people in two bedrooms.
It could, of course, serve as a separate dwelling for family members.
Calvados, Normandie – 5 Bed Farmhouse + 2 Bed Gite + Barns, Garage, Workshop, Storage Space, 3 Acre field, etc. as visible at www.lachapelle-holidays.com/sale Valued at £230,000 ish available to swap for 3 bed, 2 rec. minimum with garden, parking/garage. Prefer detached in Devon or Cornwall coastal area. In need of restoration, modernisation plus cash adjustment welcome.