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Brief Description

Rare opportunity to acquire a substantial farmhouse with numerous outbuildings in land of around 25 acres. Lots of potential here – currently used as a small campsite but lots of potential to expand.

The main house is built of stone and has a slate roof. The property is in need of upgrading but it retains alot of its original charm and features. There are numerous outbuildings – lots of scope here to create additional gites or expand on the campsite theme – this would clearly make an excellent equestrian property in view of the amount of land and outbuildings – its ripe for conversion and has lots of potential. The property is well place within very easy access to the cathedral city of Coutances – famous for its annual international jazz festival.

Detailed Description

The main house is configured as follows on the ground floor there s a large kitchen with dining area which leads through to the quaint main living room with its stone fireplace and woodburner. There is a downstairs bathroom and a cellar.

Upstairs you have four en-suite bedrooms.

The barn opposite is configured for two units of accommodatiion as per the plans above.

There is the campsite which has an area suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Part of the camp site is grass covered hardstanding, and part grass covered soil for tents / awnings. Both areas are equipped with full service pitches containing electric hook ups and water taps and grey water soakaways. Currently wifi is available in the barbeque area, . The current owners also host pre-booked groups of up to 60 people in one of the fields. This offers alot of scope for expansion and the potential is there.

This is an ideal leisure project offering owners accommodation with potential to develop gites and camping facilities. Alternatively in view of the amount of land available – could be ideal for someone with several horses using the property for equestrian purposes.

The property is near the Cathedral city of Coutances – the channel ferry ports of Caen Ouistreham and Cherbourg are within easy reach.

 

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Please note : All room sizes are approximate.  MILES IMMOBILIER EURL 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.