Thatched country cottage for sale in a rural setting. Calvados

Normandy, Calvados

€240,750 ID: 139457

In the hamlet of Fumichon, close to the pretty village of Moyaux with schools, shops restaurants etc.
A chocolate box pretty thatched cottage in colombage style. Set in its own grounds with surrounding countryside.
With three bedrooms it is an ideal family home or that perfect holiday retreat in rural tranquility.

Many people have dreamed of owning a pretty thatched cottage in the countryside, and this property could make that possible, and at a fraction of the price you would pay in England.
The accomomdation comprises :-
Breakfast kitchen; 4.5 x 2.78 metres
Sitting room 4.5 x 4.35 metres
Entrance 4.3 x 3.1 metres with WC off.
Bedroom 4.3 x 3.1 metres
Bathroom Bath with shower over, wash hand basin.
Bedroom 7.1 x 2 metres
Bedroom 6 x 2 metres
Both bedrooms are situated in the roof space so the width across is measured at head height, the floor width being much wider.

The small kitchen has wall and base units, oven and refrigerator

It has electric central heating and is mostly double glazed.

There is an attached workshop, plus an outbuilding for gardening equipment.
The garden area is maintained,but beyond is a field that ensures the property will remain private, fallow deer occasionally graze this field.

I believe that, understandably, there is sometimes reluctance to look at thatch as it is different, costly and needs maintenance, and of course there is some truth in this, but not much. In France the life span tends to be around forty years, renewal costs vary according to size and complexity but a fair average would be say 30,000 euros, but get an estimate BEFORE buying the house. It should be a once in a lifetime thing, and even tiled roofs need replacing sometimes.

There is also some maintenance to do, a new ridge every 15 years or so, but this tends to be a lot more reasonable of course. Search around for the best insurance quote, some firms are much more reasonable than others, particularly in regions where it is commonplace. Finally it is the warmest and most beautiful roof covering around, and gives any house character.

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  • Details

    Property type
    Good/some renovation
    Special class
    Country Seat
    Plot size m2
    4,000 m²
    Total living area
    137 m²
  • Room information

    All bathrooms
  • Special features

    • Workshop