Private Comfortable House with Countryside Views
|Location:||Manche 6kms from Mortain|
|Property Type:||House - Detached (144 m²)|
|Rent per month:||700€ pm|
|Long letting period:||Available year round for long lets|
|Min. rental period:||6 months|
|Bedrooms:||1 Single bedroom. 2 Double bedrooms. Two single beds in the large single|
|Sleeps:||5 to 6|
Description of Property:
Lets start with the kitchen; the kitchen is modern and spacious. It includes: fridge/freezer, freezer, dish washer, double sink, coffee maker, microwave, a range (6 gas ring hob/electric double oven), extraction fan. We have tried to provide everything an enthusiastic cook might need (such as electric mixer, weighing scales, good quality sharp knives, copper bottom saucepans, etc). There is a solid (English) oak dining table in the kitchen (home made from Irish Oak). There is also a dining table in the adjoining room if you want to use it. Both rooms have views over the Normandy countryside and both have double doors opening to the large patio/sun deck. The utility room adjoins the downstairs hallway, it contains a new shower (with a radio – never had one of those before), toilet, sink, washing machine, and a tumble dryer There is a clothes drying rack. Across the hallway is a large dining room/spare room which has double doors to the patio. Going through the kitchen is a front room with TV, double settee, 2 armchairs and a woodburner. The side of the house with the fireplace is the original old wall, retained when this house was otherwise completely rebuilt 8 years ago. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a bathroom (bath/shower, toilet, hand basin, cupboard/drawer, mirror/shelf unit electricity socket). There are 2 double bed rooms and another bedroom with 2 single beds. There is an exercise or massage machine in the hallway upstairs. A cot with bedding is available. There is not, at the moment, a toddler proof stair gate or a high seat and in that regards cannot describe ourselves as toddler or infant friendly in that regard. Nevertheless there are rounded scorners to the oak kitchen table (the homemade one); making the top I remembered how my toddlers aimed for sharp corners with their heads first.
There are four built in cupboards, one is under the stairs. We would like to retain two for some personal possessions
Water heating is with an immersion heater which is located with a storage area just behind it so it is good for airing and keeping things dry. There is a timer on the heater (and the washing machine) so economy rates can be utilised.
There is a gas boiler for central heating. The gas boiler recently been fitted with a Netatmo device so timing and temperature can be controlled remotely and easily by smartphone if required.
Outside Amenities: The garden is private, it is not overlooked and it is contained all round by hedge and fence. A wood fence separates it from the drive way. The patio/sun deck is not overlooked from any direction. The patio/sundeck is wood; it is large and extends across most of the front of the house). The BBQ area is paved (fireproof) and located in the lawn next to the patio.
The sun deck has seats, lounger, table, two parasols (one very large) and a full size table tennis table. We have bicycles (4 adult, one is a small adult/teenager size), a set of golf clubs, and a B-B-Q are all available. Please note we have not supplied helmets for the bicycles. There are board games and a set of bowls for beach. Parking is off road in the driveway beside the house.
There are two sheds/workshops in the garden.
Surrounding Area: Within 3 minutes walk of the front door is an extensive mature natural woodland of Sweet Chestnut, Beech and Oak. It has many streams running through it. There are deer and wild boar. We watched a large pale and silent owl hunting in a nearby field one night. It is little visited, the paths and tracks are rough. There are several paths and tracks through it; there is no restriction on access but one should respect this is a privately owned woodland and used for hunting (the hunting season generally lasts from September to the end of February, at that time best stay out or at least wear a flourescent vest!).The nearest village (hairdressser, bakery) is Romagny (5min). Nearest supermarket/town/restaurants is Mortain (7 min). There is a medical centre there. There is riverside/waterfall walk/cycle route at Romagny. Normandy Maine Natural Park is 15 mins away (to the east). Large towns in the vicinity are Sourdeval (19min), Vire (30 min), St Hilaire du Harcouet (15 min - great open air market every Wed) and Villedieu les Poelles (37 min). All full of character and interest. In the area there are festivals and events celebrating, cider, music, classic cars, fashion and cheese throughout the year.
The ferry ports of St Malo/Cherbourg are 1.15/1.50 hrs drive. There are railway stations at Vire (30 mins) and Flers (37 mins). A bus can be caught at Romagny (5 mins). To the north/east are found the Abbeys and Castles of William the Conquerer and his wife Matilda (to whom he remained ever faithful, there is no record of mistresses or children other than Matildas’s) at Falaise and Caen (1.15 hrs). Also to the north is Bayeux and the D-Day beaches (1.26 hrs). Mont St Michel is to the west (58 min) the seaside, beaches and fishing and leisure ports are also to the west at Granville and Avranches (50/33 mins). To the south is castle town of Fougeres (45 min) and racing at Le Mans (1.56 hrs).
|Heating system:||Central heating (Gas boiler, fitted with NETATMO control. The house has its own gas tank.). Wood burning stove|
|Services / Facilities:||Mains water. Mains drainage. Septic tank. Electricity. WiFi Broadband Internet Access. Television. Satellite TV.
The TV is not new, it has sky and satellite
Conventional oven. Hob. Microwave. Freezer. Combined Fridge/Freezer. Dishwasher. Washing Machine. Tumble Dryer.
Two ovens, 5 hobs, coffee maker, liquidiser
Children welcome. We have no stair gates
No smokers. No pets allowed. BBQ.
Cot is available.
As electricity is the biggest component of utilities cost and the most variable (we use about 75 euros a month) it is not included in rental. Utilities are not included in the price. Off-road parking.
Distance to Nearest (in kms):
|Village/Town:||Mortain 6 kms|
|Supermarket:||Mortain 6 kms|
|Shops:||Mortain 6 kms|
|Market:||St Hilaire du Harcouet 12 kms|
|Airport:||Caen 86 kms|
|Train Station:||Vire 29 kms|
|Bus Station:||Romagny 5 kms|
|Port:||Granville 56 kms|
Pricing Info: The house is 700 Euros per month for periods of 6 months to a year, or more. The house is available from October 2023.
Availability: This property is available year round for longer lets.
My property is NOT available for weekly summer holiday rentals.
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|Name:||Darryl and Jocelyne Ridge|
|Telephone No 1:||+44 (0) 7485578190|
|Telephone No 2:||+44 (0) 2825 685541|
|Languages spoken:||English, French|
|Time to contact:||Anytime|
|Time to contact:||Anytime|
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'Private Comfortable House with Countryside Views'