On the mar­ket

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In the west­ern part of Nor­mandy the me­dieval town of Dom­front sits on the Varenne river. In the 11th cen­tury this was a strate­gic stronghold be­tween Nor­mandy and Brit­tany lead­ing to the con­struc­tion of its for­ti­fi­ca­tions and now ru­ined cas­tle. The old town has nar­row cob­bled streets lined with half-tim­bered houses, in­ter­spersed with cafés and open squares. The church of Notre Dame sur l’eau was once a stop­ping point on the pil­grim­age route and en­ter­tained Richard the Lion­heart and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Sur­rounded by lush coun­try­side just 5km out­side Dom­front is this beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated half-tim­bered home ooz­ing charm and qual­ity. The main house has a large dou­ble-as­pect liv­ing room, where the orig­i­nal wood frame has clev­erly been re­tained, and the spa­cious kitchen leads to a sec­ond re­cep­tion room. Stairs from here lead to two en­suite bed­rooms while the mas­ter bed­room is ac­cessed from stairs in the main liv­ing room.

A handy gîte is in a sep­a­rate stone cottage with lovely ameni­ties on the ground floor and two more en­suite bed­rooms up­stairs. In the two acres sur­round­ing the prop­erty are sev­eral at­trac­tive out­build­ings and the whole prop­erty has won­der­ful views over the sur­round­ing fields. Fer­ries are just 90 min­utes away and the coast un­der an hour’s drive – a peach at €294,250!

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