surrounded by old stone walls, near to La-Roche-Bernard
This house is in a market town, with more than 5,000 inhabitants and all schools, half-way between Nantes and Vannes in the Regional Brière Nature Park. All local shops are within easy walking distance. Redon train station, 30 minutes away, has TGV train links with Paris. The Atlantic beaches are but 25 minutes away. La-Roche-Bernard, a starting point from which to explore the La-Vilaine river, is 10 minutes away.
This house, composed of quarry stone blocks, spans two levels under attic space, topped with a half-hipped, gable slate roof. The facades feature five bays, the openings of which are all framed with dressed stone surrounds.
The main entrance, with its double doors, opens into a vestibule. The latter provides access to a vast wooden stairway, with balusters, as well as two reception rooms and a bedroom. On the other side, a hall area leads to a kitchen, a study, a shower room, a door giving access to a cellar and a door opening out into the garden. A lounge and a dining room intercommunicate with one another and with the vestibule via wide double doors. The floors are covered with strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring, whilst the walls are embellished with wainscoting and marble fireplaces. The rooms are widely illuminated courtesy of their tall windows. A French window in the dining room makes it possible to reach the garden via a stone step.
The wide stairway goes up to a landing, providing access to a vast bedroom and its separate toilet, a stairway concealed by a door, leading to the attic space, and a corridor. The latter gives access to four bedrooms, three of which have a separate toilet, as well as to a bathroom and a toilet. All the floors are laid with strip pattern parquet flooring. The wide windows can be blacked out by indoor wooden shutters. Wainscoting and fireplaces are present once again.
The attic space is taken up by three bedrooms, two of which have their own bathrooms, as well as a separate toilet. Two attics could still be converted.
The garden and the outbuilding
This completely enclosed, nuisance-free garden is laid out around the house. Tall trees provide welcome shade during the summer season. A small, stone and brick outbuilding, topped with a slate roof featuring upward-turning eaves, adjoins the walls in a corner. Its facades are completely glazed.
The village on the edge of Normandy is in the midst of a region that is particularly attractive in terms of history and architecture as well as hiking and sports activities. The nearby international golf course is one of the most beautiful in France. The poorly-named La-Vilaine, literally meaning bad or nasty, is but 10 minutes from the house. The biggest concentration of Brittany’s old rigging is to be found in the old port of La-Roche-Bernard. This building is sheltered by majestic trees, hundreds of years old. Some wonderful blue and pink hydrangea bushes border the facade, facing the parklands, and accompany visitors who climb the few steps leading to the lounge. Spacious, very bright and high-ceilinged, all the reception rooms and the bedrooms are made welcoming by their wainscoting and parquet flooring. This house is the epitome of the definition of a “family home”. The small but bright outbuilding at the end of the garden could inspire artists seeking a studio.
|Land registry surface area||3242 m2|
|Main building surface area||350 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||8|
Nadine Riant +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.