Carantilly, Manche, Lower-Normandy
Floor Area: 400 m2
Land Area: 24281 m2
A beautifully presented 18th Century Moulin, self-contained apartment and two guest cottages all nestled in woodland of 2.42 hectares (6 acres) with a stream running through. Close to all amenities and just 20 minutes from sandy beaches. In total offering some 400m2 (4,305 sq ft) living space this property is in excellent condition having been finished to high and exacting standards throughout.
A beautifully presented 18th Century Moulin, self-contained apartment and two guest cottages all nestled in woodland of 2.42 hectares (6 acres) with a stream running through. Close to all amenities and just 20 minutes from sandy beaches. In total offering some 400m2 (4,305 sq ft) living space this property is in excellent condition having been finished to high and exacting standards throughout. Retaining many original features including magnificent wooden beams, tomette tiled floors and stone fireplaces. A fabulous property offering the possibility of substantial income generation.
Number of rooms: 15
Number of bedrooms: 9
Habitable space: 400m2 (4,305 sq ft)
Entrance hall (4 m2)
Kitchen (22 m2)
Utility Room (11 m2)
Dining room (25 m2)
Lounge (32 m2)
Office/Study (11 m2)
Boiler room (9 m2)
Garage (28 m2)
Workshop (28 m2)
Landing (9 m2)
Bedroom (16 m2)
Bedroom (16 m2)
Bedroom (14 m2)
Bathroom (7 m2)
Bathroom (9 m2)
Dressing room (7 m2)
Library (25 m2)
Second landing (17 m2) with large cupboard.
Bedroom (25 m2)
Bedroom (27 m2)
Gymnasium/games room (45 m2)
Landing (8 m2).
2.42 hectares (6 acres)
Living area (31 m2)
Bedroom mezzanine (31 m2)
Bathroom with bathtub and WCX
2 bedrooms (1 mezzanine) with shower room/WC
Access is onto a small but good width 'private' lane that descends gently from a nice rural road. The main property is on the right hand side of the lane. Behind the main property is a smaller building that was once a single storey barn which at some point it has been tastefully converted to form 2 self-contained gites.
A small stream runs through the property and meanders towards the rural road before turning under the access lane and passing the former mill-house.
Looking at the front of the house (the elevation facing the lane), there is a third gite on the left, then to the right of that a garage, then the house is to the right of the garage.
I entered the house via a pretty, typically French kitchen behind which is a large utility room. To the right of the kitchen is the dining room behind which is cupboard that is sited under the staircase.
To the right of the dining room is the bight double aspect main living room which has a large fireplace and doors to the outside. At the rear of the living room is the staircase accessing the first floor and a door accessing a ground floor 'lobby' in which are two meter/storage cupboards and a door to the outside.
Heading now back towards the utility room we pass through a room used as an office which also has a WC. Beyond the office is a storage area with a door to the outside then the boiler area and then we are back in the utility room.
One sure sign of the way this property has been cared for is the boiler pipework. All cold water pipes are carefully painted blue whilst hot water pipes are painted red. This fastidious approach to caring for a property is both welcome and rare. In fact everything about the property suggests that thought, care and a thoroughly professional approach exists about all works undertaken. This is a home that has been loved and cared for by the present owners and possibly previous owners.
Climbing the stairs from the living room to the first floor one accesses a pleasant landing off which are bedrooms and a 'house' bathroom. All bedrooms are generously proportioned being large doubles. The 'master' bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe which could be converted to an en-suite if required and subject to adjacent services. One of the other bedrooms does have an en-suite.
At the far end of the landing is a door accessing a large lobby sited over the garage. On the far side of this lobby one reaches another door which accesses the first floor of the attached gite.
Rising from the lobby is a very high quality timber staircase accessing a second floor lobby leading to a bedroom then a very large area currently used as a fitness/games room from where one descends a series of steps into yet another room currently used as a bedroom.
Going back to the lower lobby and into the first floor of the gite one descends a stair to the ground floor . At ground floor level one finds a cosy living area behind which is a small but adequately equipped kitchen to the side of which is a clean and serviceable shower room.
Between the house and the attached gite is a garaging area at the rear of which is the boiler serving the main dwelling. Behind the gite at 90 degrees to the main building is an open storage building certainly large enough to keep tractor mowers and similar garden equipment.
Running parallel to the main house is the second building containing two gites. One is a two-bedroomed unit whilst the other is a one-bedroomed unit. Both, like the main dwelling, are in excellent decorative order with adequate kitchen facilities and shower rooms. Both gites have electric heating.
Beyond the gite building is a large area of wooded land which has a pretty stone and concrete bridge over the stream. A pretty 'internal' lane crosses the bridge from the area behind the gite building onto the wooded area and then to a gate which accesses the rural road.
Beyond the track to the chateau is a large garden area belonging to the property for sale. It is generally level and has a children’s play area, a large lawn and a boules court.
An awful lot of quite lovely property with huge potential for the right buyer. It is well located and within easy reach of both Cherbourg and Caen ferry ports not to mention St Malo. The west coast beaches are within easy reach as are a number of interesting towns such as Coutances.
Taxe d'Habitation 1055,00
Taxe Foncieres 1259,00