A large restored and fully modernised 3-bedroom stone-built farmhouse, in quiet countryside, with half an acre of mature gardens and orchard. The property is situated in a very quiet country lane, just under 1km from the village of La Chapelle au Riboul which is equidistant ( approx. 14Km ) between the attractive market towns of Mayenne and Villaines la Juhel. The Channel port of Caen ( Ouistreham ) is 1hr. 45M. Drive away. It is within walking distance of the village which has a junior school, a good restaurant open Monday to Friday, lunchtimes only a depot de pain, a garage, doctor's surgery, and a very useful agricultural store from which may be purchased many useful items of hardware, ironmongery, paint, gardening items and etc. The house has been completely re-roofed, has had all the walls re-pointed with mortar, and full central heating has been fitted. The central heating is powered by gas, the hot water by off-peak electricity. The house has mains electricity and water, the gas for the central heating is supplied from a buried cistern which needs to be filled only once year. A modern septic tank system is installed, microbacteriological action, which if correctly used should not require emptying.
Accommodation On the ground floor: Lounge/dining room - approx.6m x 5m with exposed oak beam. Oak-Faced parquet floor. Stone hearth with 12kW wood burning stove. Two large central heating radiators. Twin inputs for English satellite Tv and input for French SatelliteTV. Double-Glazed window. Double-Glazed oak door to courtyard. Glazed internal pine door to: Hallway - approx. 5M x 2.5m with oak-faced parquet floor and radiator. Separate toilet with wash hand basin and radiator. Separate shelved storage cupboard. Pine staircase to first floor. Telephone distribution point. Electrical distribution panel/fuse box. Double-Glazed window. Glazed pine door leading to: Family kitchen - approx. 6M x 5.2m with exposed oak beam. Vinyl floor covering laid on high density board over concrete. Fitted Hygena pine floor units, fitted with ceramic tile worktops. Sink 1/2 sink and single draining board, electric fan oven, gas hob and overhead stainless steel hood. Two large central heating radiators. Double - glazed window. Double - glazed stable door to courtyard. Glazed internal pine door leading to: Utility room - approx. 5M x 2.6m with tiled floor. Fitted with Hygena floor and wall units and worktops. Large glazed butler's sink . 300L hot water cylinder ( cheap rate tariff for electricity). Spaces for washing machine, tumble drier, dish washer and upright freezer. Internal glazed pine door leading to: Workshop - approx. 5M x 3.4m. Concrete floor. Fully insulated and fitted with worktop, bench, wall cupboards and shelves. Power points and strip lighting. Gas boiler and timer control for central heating. Internal and external doors to courtyard. Adjoining woodshed - approx. 5M x 3.4m. Lean-To timber construction with slate roof.
On the first floor: Landing - approx. 3M x 3m. Laminated flooring ( imitation timber ). Velux window with internal blind. Doors leading to: Bedroom 1 - approx. 3.5M x 3.5m. Double bedroom with exposed beams. Walk-In wardrobe 3m x 1m with hanging rail and shelves. Central heating radiator. Velux window with external shade and internal blind. Double-Glazed window to courtyard. Panelled door leading to: En Suite Bathroom - approx. 3.2M x 3.2m. Exposed beams. Wash basin unit with cupbards, shelf, and mirror.A new shower cabinet 115 x 90cms and a new large 175 x 75 cms bath recently fitted.. A large upright central heating radiator/towel drier. Velux window with external shade. Bedroom 2 - approx. 4.5M 2.2m. Very large free-standing wardrobe. Exposed beam. Central heating radiator.Velux window fitted with blind.This room is currently used as a computer room and only contains one single bed. Without the computer desk it accommodates two single beds. Self-Contained Guest Suite consisting of a short corridor with doors leading to: Bedroom 3 - approx. 5M x 3.9m. Central heating radiator. Double - glazed window to courtyard. Toilet with extractor fan. Shower/Sauna room - approx. 3.6M x 2m. Wash hand basin. Tiled shower unit with temperature controlled shower unit. Extractor fan. 2Kw electric wall heater. Fitted Scandinavian Tylo Pine Sauna , approx.2m x 1.7m, for two persons.
Loft, above guest room and utility room This is a very large undeveloped loft, approx. 6.2M x 5m, which could be developed to provide substantial additional accommodation if required.
Garden room -approx. 6M x 3m. Stone built, fully insulated, with a small hallway. Fitted with electric light and power points. Imitation wood laminate flooring. Double - glazed windows overlooking terrace and the courtyard. Potting Shed - approx. 3M x 2m. Stone built. Attached to the Garden Room. Cement floor. Fitted with electric light and power point. Used for the storage of garden tools. Terrace 1- approx. 6.8 m x 3m, attached to the garden room. It has a large pergola, approx.4.1m x 3.2 m, with bamboo roof, which offers just the right amount of shade for 'al fresco' meals. This terrace overlooks the flower garden with shrubs, ornamental cherry tree and fountain feature. Terrace 2 - approx. 10.2M x 1.65m, has three large ,500l, water butts which collect the rain water from the garden room. These water butts are included in the price of the house. This terrace overlooks the lawn and adjacent fields. Both terraces have electric lights on the walls of the garden room, and also electric power sockets for tools etc.
The large garden leads down to the orchard with five established apple trees, three cherry trees, one walnut tree, one chestnut tree and a small pear tree. The orchard contains a small oak plank shed, approx. 2.25M x 2m, which is used to house the mower etc. This mower shed collects rain water into a 200l water butt. There is also an aluminium greenhouse, approx. 2.4M x 1.85m with polycarbonate glazing. The mower shed, water butt and greenhouse are included in the price of the house. The price includes the kitchen cabinets, oven, sink, and gas hob and hood. The utility room cabinets and butler sink. The workshop bench, worktop, cabinets and shelves. The Swedish pine sauna and its fittings. The wood burning stove in the lounge. The external satellite dishes for English and French Tv. The mower shed and the greenhouse. All water butts. A wooden/metal bench in the flower garden. A 'stone' bench in the orchard. All of the details in the following descriptions are given in good faith but shall not form part of any contract nor shall the vendors be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Where stated dimensions are to be regarded as approximations only. Where mentioned, equipment and appliances are included in the sale price, as are fitted carpets. Other items including furniture, garden equipment etc. Are also available for sale.
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Number of mandate: 10124
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Agency: RANKIN SARL