A 16th century chateau and its French formal gardens, in 11 ha of parklands
near to Morlaix in the north of the French department of Finistère
, FINISTERE brittany FR

Location

This property is just five minutes from the town-centre of Morlaix with its TGV train station providing 3-hour links to Paris. The N12 is nearby and leads in 35 minutes to Brest-Guipavas airport, with its national and international flights.
A private airplane could land in a public aerodrome 2 km away from the property.
Ferries cross to Ireland and Great Britain from the port of Roscoff, 35 minutes away.
The centre of Morlaix can be reached on foot or by bike. A sail boat could be moored in the town’s marina, with its locks.
The beaches are not far away, whether on the Trégor or Léon coasts, depending on the amount of privacy sought. The renowned seaside resort of Carantec, with its sailing and golf clubs, is 20 minutes away.

Description

The origins of this chateau date back to the 15th century. It was redesigned during the 16th century and underwent outstanding conversion works from the 19th century up until the current time. It combines modern-day home comforts with all the architectural features from centuries past such as mullioned windows, fortifications, moats and a tower stairway. The design of the French formal gardens is equally outstanding. This chateau, near to a medium-sized coastal town, still has all of the assets of great residences including stables (19th century), a caretaker’s cottage, a vegetable garden and adjoining wooded parklands extending over 11 hectares.

The chateau

This chateau was constructed in the 15th century and has always been immaculately kept and improved. Major modifications were made as of the Renaissance period up until the 17th century and sections were added during the 19th century. The total living space spans approx. 800 m², including the domestic staff accommodation.
The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, a vast dining room, two lounges and a large fitted kitchen.
The upper floors provide access to 6 large bedrooms with their bathrooms and to other smaller bedrooms with sloping ceilings.
There is a very good wine cellar in the basement.


Basement
The cellars can be reached via the tower stairway as well as via an entrance on the south side overlooking the valley.
Ground floor
The central section comprises:
An entrance in a vestibule, spanning approx. 18 m², with panelling, a coffered ceiling and a granite stairway.
A dining room, spanning approx. 65 m², with parquet flooring and a monumental fireplace.
A double aspect lounge, facing east-west and spanning approx. 65 m², with parquet flooring, panelling and a fireplace.
The south wing comprises :
An entrance hall providing access to a cloakroom and toilet.
A lounge, in use as a study spanning approx. 25 m², with wooden flooring and a granite fireplace.
A stairway.
The north wing comprises:
A separate entrance hall providing access to a large kitchen, with a granite fireplace, a pantry, a laundry room and a back stairway, all spanning approx. 65 m².
An adjoining greenhouse.

First floor
Above the small lounge in the south wing:
- A double aspect bedroom, overlooking the courtyard and the south-facing valley, with an alcove, a Louis XV style stone fireplace and a bathroom with a bath and toilet.
The central section comprises:
- An east-facing bedroom, spanning approx. 25 m², with an alcove and a shower room.
- A west-facing bedroom, spanning approx. 25 m², with a shower room.
A large landing opening on to the tower with the main stairway.
Above the dining room, a corridor leads to:
- A bedroom, in use as a study and spanning approx. 25 m², with a fireplace topped with a trumeau.
- A double aspect bedroom, spanning approx. 30 m², with a large fireplace.
- A large bathroom, with a bath, a shower and a toilet, all above the north wing pavilion.

Second floor
This level is above the main building and the south wing. It can be reached via the spiral stairway in a watch-turret adjoining the tower and also via the wing stairway.
The south wing comprises a superb, triple aspect bedroom with a sloping ceiling and a large bathroom, with a shower and a toilet, as well as access to a terrace overlooking the valley.
The main building comprises three bedrooms, with fireplaces, two of which have wash-hand basins, as well as a shower room.

Tower
An oratory can be reached via a stairway.

The surroundings and outbuildings

Below, on the right-hand side of the chateau are a recent, heated swimming pool and a tennis court awaiting renovation.
All the buildings comprising the outbuildings date from the 19th or early 20th century.


The garden
Behind the chateau on the east side are superb French formal gardens. They are looked down on by a vegetable and botanical garden above the valley.
Stone steps provide access to all these areas.

The parklands
Landscaped parklands with alleyways are laid out at the entrance on the west side. They are extended on the east side of the French formal gardens by a verdant stretch, surrounded by tall trees.
farmlands
Cultivated land, spanning a surface area of 3.9121 hectares, is free of any lease or contract.
Gardener house
This south-facing cottage looks out over the vegetable garden. The ground floor, spanning approx. 30 m², comprises a large room with an open-plan kitchen.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, one of which has a wash-hand basin, as well as a bathroom and toilet.

The stables
The stables comprise a central entrance porch way, on the right hand side of which is a series of four stalls whilst two large horse loose boxes are on its left-hand side.
Behind are a tack room and a garage.
There is a hayloft upstairs.
Behind the stables is an old cowshed with a storage area.

Outbuilding
The vegetable garden includes an old curing shed in use as a woodshed and a greenhouse.
A kennel adjoins the garden wall on the chateau courtyard side.

Our opinion

Perhaps, after 6 centuries of existence, this chateau has quite simply reached its maturity. All its additions have been naturally integrated. Harmony has been created through gable features and mullioned windows and even the outbuildings conform to this rule of elegance. Such homogeneity demands tamed natural surroundings as are to be found in the French formal gardens. Brittany’s former provinces of Trégor and Léon have every reason to be proud of a residence such as this one.

1 600 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Reference 723198

Land registry surface area 10 ha 94 a 97 ca
Main building surface area 800 m2
Outbuilding surface area 250 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.

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