in the midst of a quiet village on Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast
In the west of the Trégor region, near to a town in first place as regards French towns where it is pleasant to live according to the number of inhabitants, just 4 km from the fine sandy beaches and 15 minutes from a TGV train station. This property looks out over a quiet street, in the midst of a typical Breton village, with its small parish enclosure. A small square lawn is laid out behind the church and provides access to a little pedestrian street as well as to a fountain. The following, old wash-house has been beautifully restored. The alleyway leads to a public tennis court, French as well as Breton bowls pitches and, a little further on, to a sports stadium. Hiking trails lead from the house through the woods and across meadows, sometimes with an unobstructed view of the sea from the top of a rise.
The large, luxurious home
Various doors open into the building, whose main entrance features a semi-circular arch. Another more discreet door opens on to the garden. A basket-handle arched picture window takes up its full width.
On either side of a traditional wooden stairway, set in front of the entrance, is a fully fitted, open-plan kitchen, complete with its eating area. A dining room precedes a lounge. The kitchen is fitted with a cast iron Aga cooker and storage heater. The latter was shipped direct from the English county of Shropshire, in the West Midlands. It is able to grill, simmer, steam, roast, cook on a plancha grill and heat the room all at once. The lounge has a very-well preserved, period dressed stone fireplace, fitted with a wood-burning stove. The walls, covered with a mixture of hemp and whitewash, feature windows with exposed stone surrounds. Other features include sandblasted period beams, traditional terracotta floor tiles, cast iron radiators heated via a mains gas-fired boiler and double-glazed, wooden-framed windows.
The landing provides access to two vast bedrooms as well as a bathroom with a toilet. One of the bedrooms has its own shower room and toilet. Stone, whitewash and wood are omnipresent. The original fireplaces have been preserved. There are numerous windows, some of the rooms running the full width of the building.
A wide mezzanine separates two bedrooms.
The small, adjoining, rehabilitated house
The large, luxurious home is extended by a 2-storey building which has been completely rehabilitated and converted. It is accessed via the living room or via the vast terrace and its basket-handle arched picture window.
A spacious, bright lounge is heated via a wood-burning stove. Facing south-west, the sunlight floods into the room summer and winter alike. The room’s luminosity is increased by two lightwells set in the cathedral ceiling. The garden is but a stone’s throw away.
Between this monumental area and the ground floor of the main house is a utility room in use as a vast back kitchen and a shower room. The mistress of the house currently uses it for doing her ironing, making jam and other menial tasks.
A bedroom under the rafters could also be used as a private office for a professional working from home. In fact, the stone, load-bearing wall insulates it perfectly from the living room and the bedrooms.
The long, parallel outbuilding
This outbuilding, almost as long as the main house, has undergone first-class restoration works. The carcass has been completed but free rein can be given to the conversion of the two vast areas in addition to the already functional garage.
Made of stone, these are enhanced with wooden doors and are used for storing gardening equipment or as larders.
This pleasantly organised garden alternates flower beds, trees, stone walls of varying sizes, lawns and a pergola. A water supply has been laid on for the construction of a pool.
This geographical location is quite strategic as it is but a stone’s throw from the beaches and a renowned seaside resort, near to all shops in a peaceful setting in the midst of a quiet village.
A bright, welcoming and authentic property, it looks out over its immaculately kept garden. Its vast outbuilding, whose vocation is still to be decided, would lend itself to a multitude of projects. The natural, historic heritage of the well-protected coastline pleasantly enhances the property’s assets with those of the sea and the countryside.
|Land registry surface area||2862 m2|
|Main building surface area||250 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||140 m2|
Jérôme Masson +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.