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Beautiful Normandy farmhouse with numerous outbuildings in a perfect, peaceful location at the end of a lane with no passing traffic making it quiet and completely pet-safe.
Set within 1.2 acres of gardens. 5 minutes from the town of St Hilaire du Harcouet on the crossroads of Normandy, Loire and Brittany.
La Gautrais is a traditional wooden, box-framed house that dates back to around 1750. It has been extended over the years and now forms a substantial and spacious family home set in the centre of over an acre of gardens.
The house has been beautifully and sensitively restored retaining all of its charm and character. The exposed wooden frame with cob and stone walls give the house and warm and welcoming feel.
The house benefits from new electrics, new plumbing, A+ rated double glazed windows and has been renovated to an extremely high standard.
Heating is provided by two wood burners and electric heaters.
Broadband is available.
La Gautrais is situated 5km from the busy market town of St Hilaire du Harcouet and sits on the borders of Normandy, Brittany and The Loire. The ferry ports of Caen, St Malo, Cherbourg, Le Havre and Roscoff are all within an easy drive and serve several locations along the South Coast of England. There are train links to Paris from Vire and Rennes (which also has a direct link to Paris CGD)
There’s a great deal to do in the area including cycling, horse riding and walking/running on over 7000km of trails in Manche alone. The area benefits from incredible sandy beaches that stretch for miles offering great days out as well as being able to experience the very real history of the D-Day landings. Sailing is available from a number of locations as well as trips to the Channel Islands and both sea and fresh water fishing.
The area is an excellent centre for food, especially cheese, beef, cider, Calva and fresh seafood including the famous oysters and fish direct from Cancal just along the coast. Oyster sellers come to St Hilaire every Sunday morning and sell top grade, fresh oysters.
Entrance Hall: (16m2) Galleried entrance hall, open to roof height. Oak staircase.
Kitchen: (40m2) Fireplace with wood burner. Fitted kitchen with plumbing for dishwasher. Wood work surfaces. Large kitchen island and separate space for more formal dining. Some exposed stone walls and exposed beams to walls and ceiling. Doors to garden.
Larder: (3m2) Tiled, north facing larder with window.
Bathroom: (10m2) Bath with shower above, WC and washbasin. Fitted cupboard with plumbing for washing machine.
Sitting Room: (40m2) Fireplace with wood burner. Exposed stone wall. Doors to garden.
Bedroom One: (36m2) Oak floor, exposed beams. Exposed stone and timber and cob walls. Free standing bath. Additional plumbing could easily be added and the room divided to provide a full ensuite bathroom if required.
Bedroom Two: (24m2) Double dormer windows, wooden floors.
Bedroom Three: (11m2) Wooden floor. Velux window
Bathroom: (11m2) Cabin shower, washbasin on marble surface, WC. Painted wooden floor.
Mont St Michel and beaches
World class local produce
Cycle or walk along the many kilometers of old railway.
La Gautrais has many outbuildings. All are intact, oak framed and full of character. They offer great scope for development. The present owners use them for dry storage for cars, garden machinery, furniture etc. as well as outside entertaining spaces for everything from civilised tea on the open colombage terrace or a somewhat less refined medieval-style ‘banquet’ in the hayloft.
Fibre Optic Connection To The Home (FTTH)
A+Rated Double-Glazed Windows