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house and barn for sale
near Maison Ponthieu, Picardie, France
A house with unconverted barn and stables in the Picardie region of France
Fixed price £60,000

A characterful two bedroom house, built circa 1775 in the Somme village of Maison Ponthieu in North East France. The property is set in almost half an acre of land and has a timber frame barn and timber frame stables which could be developed (subject to planning permission)


House, barn and stable for sale in the village of Maison Ponthieu, in the Somme department of North East France.

The house was built around 1775 and has the traditional double inglenook fireplaces with a Picardie bread oven in the lounge.

The barn and stable / shed wood frames are thought to date from the same period.

Location

Maison Ponthieu is a small rural village with 185 houses (240 inhabitants). It has a butcher’s shop which also sells bread and other groceries, a village school, a farm machinery dealer and a Mairie. The nearest petrol stations and supermarkets are in Auxi-le Chateau and Crecy. Surrounding farming is a mix of dairy and cereals.

The House

The house was renovated initially in the 1980’s and again when the current owners bought it in 2003.

The kitchen has an antique tile floor. Included in the sale are a gas cooker (bottle gas), fridge and washing machine (new 2015). It is fitted with cupboards and worktops and the inglenook fireplace also has units fitted inside. 1½ sink unit with mixer tap.

Lobby area (4.4m x 3.7m) with stairs to bedroom one

Bedroom one (5.2m x 4m) is a mezzanine bedroom with staircase. It has Velux style roof window to front, original beams plus new beam structure.

Bathroom one with bath, shower mixer, wash basin, electric socket for shaver, electric heater and cupboard with water heater.

The lounge (4.3m x 4.7m) has an inglenook fireplace with Picardie bread oven and Godin wood burner fire. It has a window to the front, tiled floor and an original beamed ceiling. UK satellite TV FreeSat but also does Sky with appropriate box.

A lobby area (2m x 3.3m) behind the lounge has stairs to bedroom two which has a new double glazed window to rear.

Bedroom two (4.3m x 3.9m) is also a mezzanine bedroom with staircase. It has a double glazed window to side, original beamed ceiling and pine flooring.

Bathroom two with toilet and part completed shower. Space and pipes for wash basin. Two new double glazed windows.

Roof is fully insulated and 50% of the structure replaced in 1990’s.
Heating is via the large wood burner in the lounge and water is heated by a large electric water tank which operates efficiently.

Outside

Approx 1350 square metres (just under half an acre).

New decking to the front of the property (2015).

Outbuildings

The barn (10.9m x 5.7m) has great potential. Original timber frame with one brick end. Power and light

Stable / shed (4.17m x 6.9m) with original timber frame and mainly concrete floor. Power and light, workbench. Outside tap.

Services

Septic tank.