4 bedroom detached house
La Sauvagere, Normandy>
Absolutely exceptional, highly desirable, spacious, light modern house in truly tip-top order throughout. This 356 sq. metre (construction area) property standing in 5860 square metres (circa one and a half acres) of lovely grounds is approached through electric gates.
This delightful home comprises a spacious reception hall, cloakroom, 3 living rooms, fully fitted kitchen, 4 large double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double garage, store room, and workshop.
A French couple had the property constructed as their dream home, their major emphasis being on a quality construction. Sadly, after 5-years, the dream was shattered when they parted. The current owners purchased the property in an internally unfinished state. Since then much up-grading and improvement work has been carried out.
Quietly, but conveniently, situated 1 km outside the village of La Sauvagere, famous for its magical Christmas lights and summer flowers. La Sauvagere lies within the Andaine National Park. Les Magnolias is one of approximately 14 homes in a small residential hamlet, non-agricultural and non- lotissement.
The village has a bar/restaurant, general store/post office, award-winning butcher, baker, hairdresser, health-centre, church and primary school. A very modern Leclerc and Lidl are located 15 minutes away. La Sauvagere lies 1 hour south of the Caen/Ouistreham ferry port and the historic Normandy Beaches/War Cemeteries. Falaise (birthplace of William the Conqueror) is 30 minutes away. Beautiful Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, the famous spa town, is 10 minutes away. Apart from the 400 year old spa, Bagnoles has a cinema, theatre, casino, open-air pool, tennis courts, pretty lake, and a plethora of restaurants and coffee shops. This ‘Belle Epoque’ town is also home to an immaculate nine hole golf course, and small race course. The magnificent Forest d’Andaine (14000 acres) is 2 km away and is home to the famous Louis Vuitton Hunt, along with some 250 km of paths for hiking, riding etc.
The vendors have up-graded and improved the property since their purchase in December 2006.
• Very strong roof double timbered for extra strength
• Mains drainage
• Oil fired central heating with 15 radiators. New burner installed in 2019
• Drive resurfaced 2019
• New hot water system 2017
• Sealed unit windows with individually remote-controlled electric shutters (the shutters disappear into the wall so no unsightly boxes)
• Fully re-fitted kitchen with Neff appliances
• 2 new bathrooms and 1 remodelled bathroom (all white suites)
• English architraves and skirting boards throughout. Plaster coving to all main areas
• Fitted wardrobes to all bedrooms
• Two large terraces – 1 to front and 1 to rear.
• Landscaped third acre front garden. 1 acre park to rear with country views to the forest. The rear park includes a separately registered building plot of half an acre
• Registered for Chambres d'Hotes (B & B) - 2 double rooms with bathrooms - but never traded by owners
Front entrance door to reception hall 6.16m X 1.80m (11.12 m2) Double radiator, doors off to:-
Cloakroom 1.9m X .90m (1.71 m2) Low-level WC and hand basin (white suite), window to front.
Bedroom 3 3.97m X 3.64m (14.45 m2) Double fitted wardrobe, double radiator, window to side, door to en-suite
Shower room 2.67m X 1.9m (5.07 m2) Low-level WC, pedestal basin, shower with glass door incorporating ‘rain’ shower, centrally heated towel rail, window to front.
Kitchen 6.04m X 2.84m (17.15 m2) Double aspect to front and side. Fully re-fitted with hand-painted oak units, beech worktops, Neff appliances - double circo-therm/multifunction ovens, hob with extractor, dishwasher, one-and-a-half bowl granite inset sink incorporating Insinkerator waste disposal unit, cookery book shelved unit, under pelmet and floor lighting, double radiator, intercom to gates, glazed doors to both dining room and hall.
Feature double glass doors from hall to:-
Lounge 5.54m X 4.66m (25.81 m2) Triple aspect with French doors to terrace, attractive fireplace, 2 double radiators, wide opening to
Dining room 4.66m X 3.72m (17.33 m2) Double aspect with patio doors to terrace and window to side, double radiator.
Stairs from hall to first floor with inset LED lighting:-
Landing 3.9m X 1.8m (7.01 m2) Inset ceiling lighting, mahogany floor, hatch to loft 1, doors off to:-
Bedroom one (24.7 m2) Double aspect to rear and side, inset ceiling and floor lighting, mahogany floor, hatch to loft 2, bedroom area 4.35m X 3.27m (16.18 m2) double radiator, window to rear, dressing area 3m X 2.84m (8.52 m2) double radiator, 2 double built-in wardrobes, window to side, door to en-suite
Bathroom 3m X 2.84m (8.52 m2) Large bath inset on raised area, basin on mahogany worktop, low-level WC, single radiator, chrome centrally heated/electric dual-function heated towel rail, inset ceiling, wall, and floor lighting, window to front.
Bedroom two 5.54m X 4.66 (25.81m2) Double wardrobe, double radiator, inset ceiling lighting, window to rear. (Note - some restricted head height)
Bedroom four 3.81m X 3.35m (12.76 m2) Double wardrobe - half fitted out as linen store, double radiator, inset ceiling lighting, window to side.
Family bathroom 4.71m X 2.47m (11 m2) Bath incorporating ‘rain’ shower with folding glass screen, two basins in unit with mirror, cupboards and drawers below, bidet, double radiator, electric towel rail, inset ceiling lighting, arch through to low-level WC. (Note - some restricted head height)
Door from reception hall to:-
Semi basement (circa 75 m2) Double garage, workshop area , storeroom with metal shelving, utilities area housing boiler, 300 litre hot water cylinder with night rate heating, 1500 litre oil storage tank. Access to ground floor via steel security door.
Family room 5.54m X 4.66m (25.81 m2) Currently used as office/laundry room, double radiator, window to side. (This room could be joined to the lounge above by a spiral staircase to make an excellent media room).
Exterior Recently re-surfaced drive with bullnose edging stones leading around the front garden to the garage. There is plenty of parking for at least 10 cars. Pretty gardens to front and sides with path and terrace leading to front entrance. Large terrace (44.4 m2) to the rear with electric sun blind and lighting. Well for garden watering. The terrace overlooks parklike grounds with uninterrupted country views to the forest beyond.
Tax Foncierre 1634 Euros Category 4 Maison bourgeoise (Large impressive house)
*Based on an exchange rate of 1.1629 from GBP to EUR last updated on May 26, 2021
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