A seaside castle in Quiberon
On the “Côte Sauvage” (Wild Coast), in Quiberon, a seaside and health resort in the south of the French department of Morbihan renowned for its rich natural heritage (megaliths on the peninsula), its leisure centres (casino, thalassotherapy) and its bay, recognised as one of Europe’s best stretches of water (Quiberon is a member of the “Club of most beautiful bays of the world”).
On the Beg-er-Lann point, on the sea front, facing Belle-Île, Houëdic and Houat. 5 hours from Paris by car, 3h10 by train, 1 hour by airplane (Lorient airport 30 minutes away), links to Belle-Île. 5 minutes from a marina with 1,000 moorings. There are schools in the town and a sixth form college 30 minutes away.
Built in 1910, it is a symbolic, influential feature of the town of Quiberon, and bears witness to the wealth of its initial owner.
Beg-er-Lann castle holds its own against the endless waves of the Atlantic ocean from its 4,500 m² (1.11 acres) of moors. The sea below its feet can be accessed once the line of encompassing rocks that border the property have been crossed. Under its steep slate roof, the building with its round battlemented turret, its hexagonal tower, its watch turret with its corbelling and its conical roof, as well as its lancet windows, is the archetype of an era when there was no fear of mixing architectural styles. An era also when the building of a property was assured by quality craftsmen who knew how to work with stone, wood and iron.
The inside of the castle spans approx. 400 m² (4,305 sq ft) over four floors.
All the rooms have a seaview.
The ground floor with floor tiles throughout, includes an independent flat comprising a lounge/dining room, a study, a kitchen, a bedroom, a shower room, a laundry room and a study.
The mezzanine floor includes a vestibule, an entrance hall, a laundry room, a lounge, a kitchen area, a bedroom, a bathroom, a shower room, a toilet and access to the terrace.
The first floor comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, two shower rooms, a lounge-dining room, and a kitchen.
The second floor comprises two carpeted bedrooms, and a bathroom.
The terrace can be accessed via one of the bedrooms. There is strip pattern parquet flooring throughout the two first floors.
The reception rooms on the mezzanine and the first floor all have granite stone framing around the windows which provide a 180° view over the ocean. A cellar. Outbuildings: a double garage.
Both the symbol of a town and proof of a rich past, the castle looks more like a manor house and appears to have eyes but for the sea. It does, however, have one side facing the nearby town. This property is one of the survivors of an era when it was still possible to build on sites which today are completely protected and therefore cannot be built upon.
Its rare situation and setting have made a family the privileged owners of an outstanding residence for almost half a century.
Today, a few necessary home improvements would enable new owners to go on with its story.
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|Land registry surface area||4436 m2|
|Main building surface area||288 m2|
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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.