Normandy – Impressive, Renovated, Maison de Maître Home


Normandy – Impressive, Renovated, Maison de Maître Home


Property Features

  • High Quality Home
  • Would Suit B&B
  • Fab Gardens
  • Edge of Village

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Tel: +44 (0)1803 469 367
  • Ref: ARB500547
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway
  • Outside Space: Enclosed Gardens, Views
  • ARB Ref: ARB500547
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Property Summary

A superb 5 bedroom detached “Maison de Maître” property. Spacious but homely. Well balanced layout with central entrance hall incorporating a downstairs toilet. All bedrooms are double. Spacious, modern, triple aspect kitchen, 2 reception rooms plus a dining room, all set in gardens and grounds of 1.25 acres. Offered by the current vendors in excellent order, ready to use and benefiting from modern sanitation that was installed in 2012.

Set in a peaceful setting, yet just over  a mile (1.8KMS) from the nearest town of Ducy, a bustling town where you will find shops, restaurants, bakers and supermarkets. Mont St Michel is just 12 miles, and the beaches and coast no more than 30 mins drive. Within the hour are numerous places to visit and explore, including beautiful and historic St Malo or Rennes the capital of Brittany.

Ideally placed for those who need easy access to and from the UK, with year-round ferry services to Portsmouth from St Malo (1hr) Caen (1hr) or Cherbourg (1hr 30 mins) Crossings also go to and from the Channel Islands on a regular basis. The closest airports served by low cost flights are Rennes (1hr) or Dinard (1hr) making the home convenient for visiting friends and family.

Accommodation Comprises:

(all room measurements are approx.)

Main Entrance 2.2 m x 3.9 m.

Tiled hallway with wooden panelling and antique curved wooden staircase with door off to the right to the living room and to the left to the second reception room which leads to the dining room and kitchen. Hall incorporates the downstairs toilet.

Living room 6.67 m x 4.65 m

Double aspect. Hall door leads into front area with book shelves and reading area leading through wide archway to seating area with black marble fireplace containing a woodburner. Hardwood floors, double glazing, 3 x radiators. Second door leading to rear hallway.

Dining room 4.90 m x 3.27 m

Doorway from second reception room leads into the dining room. Second doorway in dining room leads to rear hallway. Third door leads into kitchen. Hardwood floor, double glazing, 1 x radiator.

Kitchen 6.56 m x 5.13 m

Triple aspect, double glazing with French windows leading into rear garden. Woodburner, oak floors and work tops, 2 x radiators, 5 ring gas/electric range cooker plus integrated single oven and integrated dishwasher. Cooker hood. Utility room with sink and room for under worktop freezer, washing machine and dryer. Pantry.

Reception room 2 4.9 m x 3 m

Antique hardwood wall cabinets, open fireplace, hardwood floor, double glazing, 1 x radiator.

Bedroom 1: Measures 6.8 m x 5.5 m

Double bedroom. Modern construction in roof over kitchen. Double aspect double glazed windows including French windows with Juliette balcony to the rear. Built in wardrobes. 2 x radiators. Includes ensuite shower-room with electric radiator and separate ensuite toilet with sink. Both with velux windows. Two additional velux windows in bedroom area. Carpeted.

Bedroom 2: Measures 4 m x 3.9 m

Double bedroom with double glazing, 1 x radiator, wooden flooring, white painted armoire included.

Bedroom 3: Measures 4.4 m x 3 m

Double bedroom with double glazing, 1 x radiator, wooden flooring, fitted hardwood armoire.

Bedroom 4: Measures 4.4 m x 2.8 m

Double bedroom with double glazing, 1 x radiator, wooden flooring, fitted hardwood armoire.

Bedroom 5: Measures approx. 3.9 m x 2.5 m

Double bedroom with double glazing, 1 x radiator, wooden flooring.

Family bathroom 4.8 m x 2.0 m

Bath, separate shower, sink, toilet, double glazing, 1 x radiator plus electric radiator, wooden flooring.

Shower room 2.4 m x 1.4 m

Walk in shower, sink, toilet. Fully tiled, double glazing, electric radiator.

Downstairs toilet 2.5 m x 1.1 m

Toilet , sink, shelving. Linolium flooring.

Rear hallway 2.6 m x 1.6 m

Double doors leading to rear garden plus doors leading to living room and dining room.


Approx 5400 sq. m. Parking for 10 plus cars at the front of the house which is set back from the road by 80 metres. Along the front boundary is a row of pleached lime trees. Facing the house to the right is a small copse of mature trees. To the left is a vegetable and fruit patch with mature pear and apple trees screened by a hedge. The larger barn backs onto the vegetable patch. Also to the right in line with the house is the smaller barn and between the barn and the house is a small herb garden. There are several very old pear trees against the front kitchen wall.

A hedge and fence extends along the rear boundary. In the rear garden, there is a wild life pond with a gravelled area between the pond and the larger barn. The rest is mainly grass and various mature trees including a cherry and a walnut tree. The gravel continues along the back of the house to a concreted storage area situated behind the smaller barn. There are also various shrubs and perennials.

The rear garden is enclosed. Apart from the small copse which is on a slight rise, the garden is flat.

It is not suited to livestock.


1 – Boiler room 4.1 m x 2.5 m attached to the kitchen wall.

2 – Larger barn 14.65 m x 5.74 m. Facing onto the rear garden. Divided into three sections on the ground floor, with separate entrances. First floor divided into two areas. Stone with slate roof and chimney.

3 – Smaller barn 5.87 x 4.68 m. Stone with tiled roof. Needing some repair.

Sanitation – Modern 5000 ltr fosse septic installed in 2012 taking all waters.

The property benefits from being double glazed, has oil fired central heating and heat pump plus 2 wood burners (one in the living room and one in the kitchen) and one open fireplace in second reception room. Wooden floors to all main rooms apart from the master bedroom, shower room, downstairs toilet and rear hall. It has been re-wired and re-plumbed, new boiler installed in 2012 plus an 11 kw air sourced heat pump. New 5000 ltr fosse septique installed in 2012 and a 300 ltr water tank. Successfully run as a Chambre d’hote/B & B in 2014 and 2015.

Out & About:

Walking distance

“Voie verte” or “Voie ferrée” is a pathway built on an old railway line route that runs about a 10 minute walk away. Frequently used by walkers and cyclists en route to Mont St Michel in one direction and Domfront in the other. You can walk to Ducey along it in about 40 minutes or you can walk to Ducey via Poilley village which takes about 25 minutes.


Within an hours’ drive:

Mont St Michel (19 km)

Normandy beaches


St Malo



Dinard Airport

Zoo Parc de Jurques

Cobuc amusement park

Belle Fontaine

Festyland Theme Park

Grand Aquarium de St Malo

Cancale oyster/mussel beds

DPE Energy Rating CAT D / CO2 – CAT C

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