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Lonlay-l'Abbaye, Orne, Lower Normandy, France €161.000
  • Normandy house and gîte for sale in rural hamlet surrounded by fields and mature trees.
The property has been renovated by the present owners and the gîte was finished in 1994. Further improvements include the double glazed windows with wood shutters and insulation. The roof has also been overhauled. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the peaceful, verdant setting this property is privileged to enjoy.

The property is located in Orne in the Normandy region of France. The closest airport is Deauville Airport (99 km) also within reach are Dinard Airport (100 km), Rennes Airport (101 km), or Angers Airport (128 km). The UNESCO Heritage site of Mont St Michel is 58 km away and the coast at Granville is about 1 1/2 hours’ drive. It is about 25 minutes to a 9 hole golf course Golf De Bagnoles – Route de Domfront at Bagnoles sur Orne. The ferry ports are within easy reach – 1 hour to Caen Ouistreham, 4 1/2 hours to Calais, 2 1/2 hours to Le Harvre port or Cherbourg. It is about 2 hours 15 mins to Paris by train. The pretty village of Lonlay l’Abbaye is about 3.5 km away and Beauchêne with a friendly bar/restaurant is about 2 km from the house. More extensive facilities can be found in the historic town of Domfront, which is a 15 minute drive and the town of Flers with a swimming pool, bowling, restaurants, shops and schools (about 10 minutes drive) or Vire (30 minutes drive).


On the ground floor –

Lounge/Dining Room: 5.17m x 5.70m. ½ glazed door and window to the rear elevation. ½ glazed door and side panel and window to the front. Tiled floor. Telephone socket. Granite fireplace with wood burner. Stairs to 1st floor. Exposed beams. Doors to –

Kitchen : 2.85m x 3.01m. Beams. Tiled floor. Base and wall units. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Free standing cooker and fridge. Single stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Worktops and tiled splash backs. Window to the front.

Utility area : 2.04m x 1.94m. Part glazed door to rear. Tiled floor. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Worktops. Beams.

Cloakroom : Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Pedestal basin. Toilet. Beam.

On the first floor –

Landing : Window to the rear. Built in cupboard.

Bedroom 1 : 3.70m x 5m. Large Velux window to the front. Exposed stone wall and chimney breast. Beams. Sloping ceiling. Laminate floor. Heat vent.

Bedroom 2 : 3.28m x 2m. Velux window to the front. Sloping ceiling. Beams. Vent for warm air circulation.

Bathroom : 1.38m x 2.33m. Velux window to the rear. Pedestal basin. Sloping ceiling. Convector heater. Toilet. Bath with mixer/shower over and tiled surround.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/Dining Room : 4.15m x 3.59m. Tiled floor. Window to the east side. Part glazed door and window to the rear. Stairs to 1st floor. Under stairs cupboard. Space for free standing fridge/freezer and cooker. Base and wall units. Single stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Tiled splash backs.

Shower room : 1.98m x 1.67m. Shower. Toilet. Pedestal basin. Heated towel rail. Window to the front. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Cupboard with hot water cylinder (providing hot water for main house and gîte) and well water storage cylinder.

On the first floor –

Sitting room : 5.82m x 4.54m. 2 windows to the east side. Window to the rear. Exposed stone wall. Wood burner. Wood floor. Curtained storage area. Stairs up to –

Sleeping platform : space for double bed. Velux window to the front elevation. Built in cupboard.


The tranquil setting of this property creates a backdrop for a natural garden divided into separate areas for the main house which has a sloping garden and a private terrace. Old outbuilding. The gîte has a private seating area with a terrace and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. Area of lawn.


Mains water is available although the property currently has spring water with a UV filter connected; telephone and electricity are connected. Broadband internet connection. Drainage to an all water septic tank. Heating is provided by a woodburner in the house and gîte.

Note : There is no Energy Rating for this property as it is not lived in permanently.