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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!