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FOR SALE

Nature . seasons . culture . history . heritage

St. Martin de Landelles, Normandy, France

Your own French hamlet in the heart of rural Normandy

for sale . à vendre . se vende . ar díol . zu verkaufen . для продажи


Hello! Hello! We are Margaret and Alan the current owners of the hamlet that is La Cahudiere. We have lived our own dream running the two properties that are La Cahudiere as a successful Gite business for 14 years and are now planning to retire and continue to enjoy what France has to offer. We want to pass on the opportunity to someone else so that they can live their dream and hopefully make it easy to do, by offering two immaculately presented properties and grounds which are ready to walk into so that you can live and work (if you want to) from the word go. We invite you to read all about La Cahudiere and the opportunities these properties offer. Once you have read this brochure, if you want more information about the properties or the business we have been running then we are happy to provide it. Please contact us in the following ways: UK: 01204 657413 UK: 07973 817338 FRANCE: +33 02 33 49 09 24 margaret@lacahudiere.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you.

Margaret & Alan


Ireland UK

Calais Channel Tunnel Cherbourg Le Havre

Jersey

Caen

St. Malo Dinard

France

Rennes

Easy to reach La Cahudiere is a small French hamlet comprising 2 properties, 3 dwellings; part of the commune of St Martin de Landelles in Manche a department in the Western part of Normandy. It is easy to reach from all over Europe and beyond by car, boat, plane or train. By car: La Cahudiere is best reached by car from all major ferry ports and the channel tunnel or from anywhere in mainland Europe. By air: Ryanair and Flybe airlines serve Dinard and Rennes airports from a number of European destinations; both airports are only an hour away from La Cahudiere. Nantes airport is just 2 hours away an offers more links. Visitors from other continents use Paris to start their French fly/drive journeys. By sea: The area is also well served by the sea ports of Caen, St Malo and Cherbourg bringing travellers from the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, the British Isles and Ireland. All the ports are within 2 hours of La Cahudiere. By train: Train links are excellent from Rennes, Vire and Laval for Paris and beyond.


A great place to live In the middle of nowhere yet within 2km of somewhere and 50km of everywhere!

The hamlet of La Cahudiere is situated in the Selune valley a beautiful undulating landscape surrounded by the beautiful Lac de la Selune

La Cahudiere provides a perfect balance between a tranquil rural life and a range of diverse cultural and gastronomic opportunities. The hamlet of La Cahudiere is situated in the Selune valley a beautiful undulating landscape surrounded by the beautiful Lac de la Selune. From here you are within easy reach of wonderful coastal landscape and beaches, world heritage sites like Mt St Michel as well as many historic monuments of the second world war.


Things to see & do beaches walking cycling fishing horseriding local history heritage trail eat, drink shop On your doorstep – well almost... The pretty local village of St Martin de Landelles only 2km away provides a range of amenities, butchers, bakers (actually no candlestick maker!) but bars and a restaurant,pharmacy and hairdresser and great award winning pork and beef producers. St Martin has a nursery and primary school and even boasts its very own leisure park, L’Ange Michel, very popular with locals and visitors in the school holidays.


on your doorstep


St Hilaire du Harcouet just 6km away is a smart town re-built after the second world war and boasts the biggest weekly market in the region. In addition there are primary and secondary schools to choose from as well as all the other things you need to get on with your life such as great small shops as well as bigger restaurants, bars, supermarkets, banks, a post office and everything else you would expect from a modern town.

Diverse cultural and gastronomic opportunities


Your own French hamlet in the heart of rural Normandy


Secluded private grounds

Beautiful landscaping


the great outdoors

large heated pool


Properties for Sale In brief

The village of La Cahudiere comprises 2 properties within a parcel of land which measures 2.5 hectares. Both properties are accessed by a chemin rural (rural lane) which comes to a stop at La Cahudiere rendering the hamlet private with no through traffic. The larger property (1 & 2) is currently used as holiday lettings and is made up of 2 dwellings; a main house and a former barn each able to function independently of the other. Each of these dwellings has a private terrace and both enjoy a communal garden at the front. This plot also contains an outdoor heated swimming pool that has been built and equipped to French safety standards.

The smaller property (3) sits adjacent and is currently lived in by the owners. Both properties have been renovated to a very high standard and provide stylish and comfortable living. They also are surrounded by mature gardens with walnut and hazelnut trees and a wider variety of mature fruit trees. Part of the land parcel is designated as agricultural land but it is possible to change its use if desired. It is currently used to graze cattle, rear pigs and keep chickens. Both properties have septic tanks that have been recently checked and have passed the new regulations relating to their installation.


The properties have mains water and electricity supplies, telephone, satellite and internet facilities. The buildings are well insulated in addition to the thick stone walls. There are a number of practical and useful outbuildings that also form part of the offering.

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2

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labour of love


after


Properties for Sale In detail

La Cahudiere: La Grande Maison (The Big House) The Big House which is covered in grey slate tiles (Ardoise) comprises 2 separate dwellings which sits in 0.5 hectare of land..

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Le Bleuet

Le Bleuet /Cornflower This dwelling offers very spacious ground floor accommodation with 5 bedrooms and 2 open plan sleeping areas with 3 bath/shower rooms. It is currently designed to provide comfortable and practical accommodation for holiday makers but could also be a spacious family home with plenty of opportunity to re-designate space without much additional work.

Ground Floor:

cornflower

Exterior Very large patio and decked area at rear with access to the swimming pool Garden to front

Floor plans

9m

9m

Lounge/kitchen diner

6.25m

FIREPLACE

6.25m

FIREPLACE

The large lounge area has a large fireplace with log burning fire, The open plan fitted kitchen comprises fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, sink and fitted units with ample work surface. The dining area will seat 14-16.

First Floor Bedroom One: Double bedroom Bedroom Two: Twin bedroom Bedroom Three: Double bedroom

ground floor

Bedroom Four: Bunk room 9m

Bedroom Five: Double bedroom Bedroom Six: Bunk area with stairs to mezzanine. Bathroom One: Full size bath with shower above, basin and WC. Bathroom Three: Bath, shower, WC, basin

Mezzanine level Bedroom seven: Twin bedroom

BEDROOM 7 (twin beds)

BEDROOM 6

BEDROOM 4 BATHROOM 2

STAIRS TO MEZZANINE BATHROOM 3 BEDROOM 7 (twin beds)

child bunk

BEDROOM 6

9m

adult bunk

BATHROOM 1

BEDROOM 4 BATHROOM 2

adult bunk

BATHROOM 1

BEDROOM 2

6.25m

Bathroom Two: Shower, WC, basin.

STAIRS TO MEZZANINE

child bunk

BEDROOM 2

BATHROOM 3

BEDROOM 5

BEDROOM 3

BEDROOM 1

first floor BEDROOM 5

BEDROOM 3

BEDROOM 1


Le Coquelicot

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poppy

Le Cocquelicot / Poppy

Floor plans

This dwelling was created from the former barn of the house and comprises an open plan living and dining area on the ground floor and 2 double sized bedrooms and a bath/shower room upstairs.

6.86m

4.63m

This dwelling is currently set out to provide comfortable and practical holiday accommodation but could be re-assigned as independent living space for teenagers or extended family. Ground Floor: Lounge/kitchen diner The lounge area has a large fireplace with log burning fire. Kitchen is fitted with modern amenities. The dining area will seat 8. French windows open at the front onto a tiled terrace.

FIREPLACE

ground floor

First Floor Bedroom One: Double bedroom

Bathroom: Full size bath with shower above, basin and WC.

Small patio and gardens to the front Access to pool from garden area currently

first floor

4.63m

Private enclosed patio area to the rear

BATHROOM

BEDROOM 1

Exterior

BEDROOM 2

Bedroom Two: Double or twin bedroom (currently a triple room)


More facilities Swimming Pool The outdoor pool which measures 7m x 3.5m is a steel frame construction (usually an above ground pool) but has been enhanced and made safer by being supported and surrounded by an attractive decked area. The pool has been built to all appropriate French safety standards including being fenced and gated.

Laundry The building also contains an independent laundry facility comprising washing, drying and ironing facilities.

Additional space at the Big House The Big House also has a large barn storage area situated at the back of the laundry and an additional ground floor WC. At the back of the big house there is a large car park, and a large open barn with shed attached for additional storage.


La Petite Maison Little house

15.3m

3 CONSERVATORY

KITCHEN

The Little House which is covered in red tiles (Tuiles) is one dwelling and is in fact not so small! We used the term to distinguish it from the main house. This house sits in 2 hectares of land some of which planted as garden or used as drive and the rest is currently used for agricultural purposes.

It is currently used as a family home but could easily be re-assigned as a more luxury holiday rental option.

Ground Floor: Lounge: The lounge is the original house which comprised just one room with a dirt floor. It still contains the original fireplace and beams but has been modernised with a more efficient wood burning stove. The open stairs (antique) to the first floor rise out of the lounge. Kitchen: The kitchen is kitted out with a handmade oak kitchen designed by us to be practical yet different and in keeping with the style of the house.

6m

ground floor

PORCH

8.5m

BEDROOM

The house has been restored from an original stone building consisting of one room. The extensions have been faced in Normandy stone and granite. The addition of a fabulous conservatory with tiled roof and bi-fold doors provides comfortable family accommodation with plenty of ground floor living space. The floors are in the main solid oak or tiled as appropriate.

CAR PORT

LOUNGE

BATHROOM

BEDROOM + BATHROOM ENSUITE

6m

LANDING

first floor

Conservatory: The conservatory and veranda provides spectacular views across the landscape from all sides as well as providing a very large multi- purpose space for dining or entertaining or just chilling out. The tiled roof makes if a practical space all year round.

First Floor Bedroom One: Large double bedroom with lounge area and open plan bathroom with slipper bath and shower attachment Bedroom Two: Double or twin bedroom Bathroom: Bath with shower above, Handmade oak stand with basin and WC.

Exterior Gardens to front and rear Large decked area in front of conservatory Large covered car port Large open barn and additional laundry facility


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after


High quality produce from the region is all around. Normandy is famous for dairy produce such as cheese milk and cream, quality pork and of course Cider and Calvados! All these are produced in abundance locally and can be bought from local artisans or the shops and supermarkets they supply. The French in these parts think local and shop local!

Fresh & Local Grown at La Cahudiere or available locally, you are never far from good food.

La Cahudiere also enjoys the best of both worlds being as close to the coast as it is. If you want a change from grass to sea then you are less than an hour away from the beautiful beaches on the Cotentin peninsula or the emerald coast towards St Malo and of course the best seafood in France!


Within an hour ... La Cahudiere also enjoys the best of both worlds being as close to the coast as it is. If you want a change from grass to sea then you are less than an hour away from the beautiful beaches on the Cotentin peninsula or the emerald coast towards St Malo and of course the best seafood in France!

within an hour

You can enjoy beautiful countryside on your doorstep with many opportunities to walk or cycle or take horses using the route vertes (old railway lines). There is the Lac de la Selune that returns to a river at La Cahudiere but can be seen at its best around by the Pont de Biards (5 minutes away). You can take boats on the lake and get an even better view from the water.

We should not forget the French passion with cycling. Our area has enjoyed hosting le Tour twice in the last 10 years. In 2002 St Martin de Landelles hosted the start of a stage and only last year the race went through Ducey, only 10km from La Cahudiere.

Beaches Mont St Michel and the Cotentin peninsula Mont Saint-Michel, surmounted by its sculptural abbey and golden archangel, is nestled between sand and waves in a bay listed “World Heritage� by UNESCO. The pride of Normandy has been standing for almost a Millennium between Brittany and Normandy. Close to three million visitors come to Mont SaintMichel each year. They visit the abbey but also the shops in the main street, and the medieval walls. The walls of Mont Saint-Michel are listed, as are several hotels and houses in the village.


The Cherbourg peninsula has some of the nicest beaches such as; Bec D’Andaine, Genets, St. Jean le Thomas, Carolles & Jullouville Alternatively, having taken the second left turn towards Jullouville you can follow the signs for the route of the bay and discover the coastline yourself. Places of interest might be: Le Grouin du Sud, St Leonard and Le Grand Port.

All these provide sandy beaches. Many have facilities for eating and drinking. Views across the Bay of Mt St Michel and the Mount itself. There are free car parks Horse & Pony riding is available or for the daring, a guided tour across the sand flats.

Fortresses & Castles

St Malo an d the Brittany beaches If you head further west you will discover the historic walled city of St Malo and you can take in Cancale en route. You will discover more beaches as you head towards Cancale and St Malo. Look out for Port St Mer – a beautiful cove with some good the restaurants and activities for children during the summer. There is so much to see within easy reach of La Cahudiére. If it castles you are after then the medieval towns of Fougeres, Vitre, and Dinan are a must.

Rennes The University City of Rennes is only an hour away by car and offers everything could want from a modern vibrant city The Marché des Lices- Every Saturday morning, France’s second largest market invites visitors to browse the colourful stalls of over 300 producers from across Brittany, in the unique historical backdrop of old Rennes. In the centre of Rennes, in the midst of the city’s rich heritage, a large pedestrian area with a wide range of quality shops provides the perfect environment for browsing or window shopping in Brittany’s retail capital.


Rennes has over 400 restaurants; Gastronomic or traditional restaurants, bistros, crêperies ... variety and quality are everywhere. The opera, fine arts museum, the National Theatre of Brittany, the Regional National Conservatoire, the numerous cultural centres, the jazz, rock and rap scenes – all bear witness to Rennes’ rich cultural life. Alongside the city’s cinemas, festivals and modern art events demonstrate Rennes’ contemporary spirit.

within 2 hours

City living Nazaire, sprawls along the Loire estuary. There is lots to see and do and shopping, eating and socialising are the name of the game. In particular there are some must sees...

Caen

William the Conqueror lent the town his favour in the 11th century and commissioned many of the city’s most famous sites including the Abbey aux Hommes and the Abbey aux Dames, where his wife Mathilde is buried. Caen was rebuilt after the War, The city has something to offer everyone! West of Caen this stretch of the Norman coast with its code names Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword is world famous for the part the beaches played in the Second World War. On 6th June 1944, the D-Day landings of Allied troops in Normandy heralded the liberation of France and Continental Europe and the onset of the Battle of Normandy and Operation Overlord. After visiting the D-Day Beaches, a visit to the Caen Memorial, a museum for Peace, is a must. The room devoted to D-Day is particularly fascinating because it uses a large screen, divided into two, to follow the landings simultaneously from the Allied and German viewpoints. The Nobel Peace Prize gallery celebrates all the winners of the Prize since it was founded. Like all big cities there is lots on offer for shoppers and diners alike as well as large parks and gardens to enjoy

Nantes Nantes was recently voted as the City in which French people would most like to live! The historic capital of the dukes of Britanny, Nantes is a gem, a great industrial centre and a university town. The port, shared with Donges and Saint-

Visit the Les Machines de l’île is an unprecedented artistic project. Born from the imaginations of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, it is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and the industrial history of Nantes, on the exceptional site of the former shipyards. Take a trip on a mechanical elephant if you dare! If you want more conventional sites then the Château des Ducs de Bretagne or the Musée des Beaux-Arts which houses many works including 19C works by Ingres, Courbet and the Kaïd by Delacroix, the rooms covering impressionism and fauvism, a unique collection of works by Kandinsky (Bauhaus period) and four contemporary art rooms that highlight local artists.


a lifestyle choice

great places

live the dream


A change of lifestyle A lifestyle that pays the bills

If you want a change of lifestyle and the best of both worlds then La Cahudiere can offer just that. Comfortable properties that you can enjoy with family or friends and plenty of land if you want to be self sufficient or keep animals. Or, you may want a lifestyle that pays the bills? If so then buying La Cahudiere and its 3 dwellings provides the perfect opportunity to live the French way of life while also providing an income stream. France is the number One tourist destination in the World. Normandy is in the top 10 of most visited regions of France as is Brittany which is also on our doorstep. The properties that make up the village of La Cahudiere have a proven track record and have been run as a successful Gite holiday business for 14 years. The large house with its 2 dwellings grounds and pool is let while the smaller house is used as a residence. We consistently achieve 32+ let weeks across the complex each year which is 400% more than any local rivals. Gite businesses with swimming pools can command 30% more rental income in core summer months than those without. We have had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America as well as countries across Europe. We have had over 5000 contented visitors over this time with 40% repeat business or recommendation. You could choose to continue to offer holiday lets or think outside the box about all the other opportunities properties like these may offer. If you want any advice on running these properties as a business we would be happy to help.

“ “ No.1 Tourist “ destination “ Cosy Gites, pefect hosts in Alan and Margaret – Thanks for a lovely time and a fab new year! Everetts, Hampshire

A little peice of heaven.We had a fabulous stay and thanks for the wonderful hospitality. Hope to be back soon. Eileen & Tom, Manchester

Thanks for an ideal base for a memorable holiday with sun and pool. (I loved the dogs, chickens, cows and the swimming pool. Olivia Age 4.) Boylan family, Burnley

Peace, tranquility – batteries recharged – Thank you Sawyers, Somerset


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The price and terms of sale The properties, outbuildings and the land they occupy are sold in their entirety. This price does not include Notaire fees.

GUIDE PRICE 408,000â‚Ź


Summary 1

Hamlet

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Outdoor heated swimming pool

2

Separate properties

2

km to the village

3

Separate dwellings

3

Hectares of land

3

barns

6

km to the town

7

Hens

20

Fruit trees

Countless opportunities


Contact Margaret, for more information via the following: UK: +44 (0)1204 657413 UK: +44 (0)7973 817338 FRANCE: +33 (0)2 33 49 09 24 Email: margaret@lacahudiere.co.uk Web: lacahudiere.co.uk

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