Property Details

France - Normandy, Orne, Montsecret-Clairefougere

Bedrooms3 Bathrooms2 Reception rooms2

  • Stone-built 3-bed detached barn conversion
  • Half and acre private gardens
  • Superb distant views
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Basement garage, workshop and wine cellar
  • One hour from Caen ferry port
  • One hour to the beach

This detached stone-built house is situated in a rural hamlet in an area popular with walkers and, from its elevated position, enjoys superb views over the very beautiful surrounding countryside.The double glazed, centrally heated, 3 bedroom property was converted from a barn in 1995.

The nearby villages of Montsecret-Clairefougère and Frênes are a few minutes’ drive and provide basic shopping needs.  The property is about 10 km from the town of Flers which offers all major facilities, including daily trains to Paris.  Tinchebray is about 8 km away.  The ferry port at Caen is 60 minutes’ drive and Cherbourg is 90 minutes.

The accommodation, measuring 124m² of habitable space, consists of:

On the ground floor:

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen:  7.86 (max) x 5.96m  Door to stairs to basement.  Exposed stone walls and beams.  Granite fireplace with raised hearth  and open fire. 

Study Area:  6.68 x 2.56m  Exposed stone wall and beams.

Bedroom 1:  3.29 x 2.56m 

Half Landing:   Exposed stone wall.

Cloakroom:   WC. 

Bathroom:  3.20 x 1.52m   Pedestal basin. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment and shower screen. Space and plumbing for washing machine. 

On the First Floor:


Bedroom 2:  4.14 x 3.81m  Access to separate room with Velux window to rear elevation and access to loft over whole house.

Bedroom 3:  5.80 x 3.16m 

In the Basement:

Wine cellar.

Garage with electric up and over door and workshop.


Drive leads to parking area and garage.  The garden is mainly lawn with mature hedges.  Orchard.


Mains water, telephone and electricity.  Drainage is to a septic tank.  Oil-fired central heating.

Location: Hamlet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Habitable space: 124m² 
Plot size: 2000m² (0.49 acres)
Heating: Oil-fired central heating
Distance to shops: 5 minutes
Distance to ferry port: 60 minutes (Caen)
Taxe Foncière: 395 € per annum


Please note: All room sizes and locations are approximate. British-Owned Property Abroad has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

For sale

Ref #: 477

€161,000 Freehold

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    Fireplace / log burner, Open plan living space & kitchen, Double glazing, Garden, Garage, Shops/amenities a bike ride away, Lively market town nearby, Coast within 1 hour, Ferry ports within 1hr

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