3 Bed House for sale

La Folletière-Abenon, Calvados, Normandy, France



Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Plot size: 3035 m2
  • Habitable space: 120 m2


  • Authentic 17th Century colombage longere
  • Peaceful/tranquil location yet not isolated
  • Attractive garden/grounds, outstanding views
  • Cabin with hot tub
  • Beach less than one hour. Paris only two hours

Full Description

An exceptional, detached, spacious 3 bedroom 17th century timber framed colombage longere with original features and immense character and charm that is presented in excellent condition. Ideal family home or a 'maison secondaire'. Situated in a small hamlet at the end of a Roman 'chemin' and overlooking a prime Pays D'Auge valley with uninterrupted views. Peaceful and private (nearest neigbour 250 m), yet only 6km from the historic medieval town of Orbec with all amenities. Only 1 km from the pretty village of La Folletiere Abenon with the source of the river Orbiquet. Within an hour of the coast and fashionable Deauville/Honfleur. Lisieux is only 26km and Bernay 25km. Paris is two hours by road, SNCF Lisieux and Bernay (one hour and 20minutes). The A28 is only 15 minutes. Rouen 40 minutes and Le Mans just over an hour.

The property sits within its own enclosed meadow (3035 m2) with mature trees including walnut, laburnum, pear, apple, cherry, pines, plum and poplar. Extensive views of La Grande Vallee. There is a productive potager with red currants, raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants and vegetables, all within a quirky rustic fence. A recently contructed timber cabin and woodstore and leisure area that includes a hot tub. To the front is a partially enclosed garden with attractive borders stocked with bedding plants, shrubs, roses and lavender. All overlooking the meadow and the valley beyond.

This spacious home presents a contemporary appeal that compliments the charm of a rare traditional 17th century longere. A property for all seasons that enjoys a micro climate and a southerly aspect with a very cosy Winter appeal.


The Pays D'Auge boasts beautiful soft valleys, orchards and gentle rivers and streams. Historic Manoirs, Deauville, Honfleur are within an hour with many pretty villages. Normandy landing beaches, Monet's Garden and Mont St Michel, Lisieux Basilica and Cerza Safari Zoo are all within easy reach. Paris within two hours by road or rail. The area is famous for cider, calvados, camembert cheese and vibrant markets. Very popular with tourists in the Summer with many events. The property is located in typical Pays D'Auge countryside with easy access to Orbec, Livarot, Lisieux and Bernay. Easy access via the A28 (15 minutes) to reach the Loire valley within two hours.


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