Happy Tuesday! An imposing country house in need of renovation, overlooking Andaine Forest in Champsecret, Normandy, France!
Sending healthy thoughts and peaceful wishes to everyone stuck in social isolation right now. I was torn between a cheerful bungalow and this brooding beauty today but the moodiness felt right today. Those brooding wall murals! I hope someone can restore them to glory.
From the listing on Leggett:
What a fabulous project for your new life in France! This is habitable, but needs a whole lot of tlc to become that perfect country residence.
Whilst the structure and roof are sound there is renovation work to be done – the property is single glazed, the bathrooms are minimal, there is a central heating system fired by oil which requires a new boiler and the drainage does not conform to regulations.
However the spacious layout and setting could provide for a beautiful family home. From the front door you enter into the entrance hall with tiled floor, to the left a snug with fireplace, the hallway leads through to a larder and the kitchen at the rear. To the right of the hallway is the lounge/dining room with fireplace and woodburner with a doorway leading to the ‘chapel’ which has very high ceilings and a huge feature fireplace.
The staircase leads up from the hallway to a landing and three bedrooms with views over the forest to the front, water closets and potential bathroom/s. Then on up to the second floor with a large open landing, a bathroom and a further two double bedrooms which have the best views in the house.