facing the sea and the 7-island archipelago
Perros-Guirec, a prestigious seaside resort for more than a century, is in a protected natural site, with an unusual landscape where land and sea are dotted with pink granite rocks forming shapes that appear to have been carved by the wind. This town takes on another dimension during the summer months. It has a reputation as a family seaside resort courtesy of its fine sandy beaches bordered by outstanding villas and its coastline partially composed of impressively shaped pink granite rocks. Several festivals as well as its natural, architectural and religious heritage, its unforgettable coastal paths and its many water-sport activities are but a few of its assets which, since the late 19th century, have encouraged many new residents, notably numerous artists, to settle locally. Elected “Village Préféré des Français” (the French People’s favourite village) in 2015, this site is one of Brittany’s main tourist attractions.
A TGV train station as well as all shops and administrative amenities are to be found in the nearby town of Lannion.
This villa looks down on a seafront, the colourful hues of which range from turquoise to emerald. The building has two projecting features on the street-facing, front facade: a polygonal tower on one corner and a protruding bay on the right-hand side, forming a gable wall facade. The facade facing the sea is enhanced with corbelling topped with a covered balcony, whilst a second bay goes up into a roof dormer featuring a triangular gable pediment. The carcass is constructed from exposed granite stone. Pink granite has been used for the quoins, the framing around the openings and for decoratively bordering the gables.
The central front door is protected by a canopy. The openings feature a semi-circular arch or a lintel. The lounge and the dining room are separated by a decorative feature in the Art Deco style which is also to be found on the stairway in the form of carved plants and quatrefoils. An octagonal study in the tower could also be used as a bedroom. The fully fitted kitchen, very recently installed by a kitchen specialist, opens directly into an insulated and heated, polygonal veranda reminiscent of another style, that of the turret.
Three spacious bedrooms, each with its own private shower room and toilet, take up this entire level. One of the bedrooms opens on to a delightful balcony facing the sea, from where the current owners every year watch the 14 July firework show and the demonstration put on by the Patrouille-de-France, the French Air Force aerobatic team.
The triangular-based roofing framework of the octagonal tower covers a bedroom with openings looking inside as well as outside: a somewhat unusual place to sleep. There is also a large room, currently used as a convivial dormitory for three people, with a shower room and toilet.
This lower level is taken up by a garage, reached via one of the side facades. A fully fitted linen room as well as a spacious bedroom open directly on the garden facing the sea. A wine cellar has just the right temperature with constant hygrometry.
Three phoenix welcome visitors as they come through the property’s remote-controlled gates. These exotic, majestic palm trees, characteristic of the Canary Isles, have become perfectly acclimatised, “like fish in water”, to the pink granite coast, especially in Perros-Guirec where they greatly appreciate the mild, clement and sunny climate, with its very rare negative temperatures. The entire garden looks out over the sea and the rear of the villa provides a glimpse of a secluded terrace. Gardeners have done their utmost to plant the garden with a wide variety of flowers that explode into a kaleidoscope of colours and fragrances as soon as spring approaches.
The detached garage
The outside of a building, standing in a corner of the garden facing the main entrance, is covered with shingle, reflecting a blue hue, which blends subtly with the marine backdrop. This building is heated on the ground floor. It would also be possible to put heating upstairs in order to create a sort of little English cottage. It could also be kept as a perfectly sound storage area or even turned into an artist’s studio.
A vast, 26 m² garage is enhanced with a wide door and a window, looking out over the sea.
This attic space could easily be converted. It is currently accessed via a retractable ladder.
The easily reached beach and town centre of a renowned seaside resort make this villa a strategic haven for a seaside way of life or holidays. Its architecture, typical of the outstanding local, 1930’s villas, has resulted in a layout perfectly in keeping with tradition and modern-day tastes. The internal home comforts of these premises are ideal, just like its geographical location.
|Land registry surface area||1008 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Main building surface area||210 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||40 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.