An authentic Norman country house, or "longère" as they are locally known, brimming with traditional charm and character set in the idyllic Perche countryside.
The roof structure and tiling was completely redone about 15 years ago and the inside part of the livable area has been partially refurbished in a sympathetic manner keeping stonework and beams apparent. The habitable rooms have double glazing throughout and central heating provided by a very efficient recently installed gas boiler. During the winter months the "insert" fireplace provides a very cozy focal point and useful extra heat - thanks to a heat recovery system where heat is extracted from around the fireplace and distributed to all the rooms. With the fire going strong, the entire place can be heated with wood alone even with outside temperatures as low as 5 degrees.
Additionally to the existing 210sqm of habitable floor space, a further 360sqm of floor space is yet to be refurbished giving the property huge potential for becoming something quite special. The habitable part comprises on the ground floor - kitchen diner, bedroom, sitting room and bathroom; and on the 1st floor - bathroom and two connected bedrooms. Furthermore the property sits on 2 hectares of land, 1.6 hectares of which is a field and the remainder is a beautiful garden providing the most relaxing of setting, as can be observed on the photos. In the field there is also a small pond where the frogs can be heard gently croaking in the background on warm summer evenings..
The quaint little village of Bresolettes (one of the smallest in France) is an area of outstanding natural beauty set amidst forests, streams and ponds (a quick look on Google maps will reveal quite what a uniquely beautiful area it is). This is one of the reasons why the area is protected by law as a "Site Classé" meaning that there are strict restrictions in place in order to preserve the area's exceptional natural beauty. There are beautiful walks to be had in the area
The nearest train station is in l'Aigle (about a 20 minute drive away) which provides a direct link to Paris Montparnasse in 1hour and 20 minutes. The nearest shops are in the picturesque village of Tourouvre an 11 minute drive away. The drive to Paris along the N12 is also very manageable and takes under 2 hours depending on traffic. Golf and leisure park fans will be well served at the nearby Center Parcs about 20 minutes away by car. For the seaside lovers and seafood aficionados, about 1 hours and 40 minutes drive away are the stunning beaches and seaside villages of Cabourg, Deauville/Trouville and Honfleur.
This is a wonderful house with unique charm and potential. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or if you would like to arrange a viewing - I'll be happy to help!
210 m² of habitable surface (2260 sqFt)
1 parking space (in garage)
2 hectares of land (4.95 acres)
gas-fired central heating
Open plan kitchen
good structural condition
2 parking spaces
No overlooking neighbours
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,190.48
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