A “Malouinière” built on the vestiges of a feudal castle
standing in a 62 ha estate in Ille-et-Vilaine


In the French department of Ille-et-Vilaine, some 20 km from Saint-Malo and Dinard. Near to the region’s many tourist sites such as the Corsaire City, the Emerald Coast, Mont-Saint-Michel, etc.
In the centre of a triangular-shaped, territorial, historic and geological area dubbed “Clos Poulet”, the vertexes of which are the towns of Saint-Malo, Cancale as well as Chateauneuf-d'Ille-et-Vilaine, whilst the sides are the river Rance and the Dol-de-Bretagne marshes.
The regional capital, some 50 km away, forms the centre of a rail, motorway and air transport network that provides easy access to all possible destinations.


A driveway, off the secondary road linking Dinan to Dol-de-Bretagne, borders the north wall of the vegetable garden with its 15th century wayside cross. From there, a semi-circular view provides a glimpse of most of the buildings: a 17th century chapel, an orangery, the former stables, the “malouinière” (a luxury home built in the 18th century by ship owners) and a dovecote. This property was built on a rocky promontory overlooking a lake spanning more than 4 ha, on the other side of which are 53 ha of woods.
On a lower level are a mill and a bread oven.

The “Malouinière”

“Malouinière” is the name that was given, especially in the second half of the 19th century, to the country residences owned by St Malo’s ship owners, spread around the “Clos Poulet” area. In the 18th century, they were known as “belles demeures de plaisance” (beautiful leisure houses). Their main features are stone roof dormers directly above the openings, large steep-sided hipped roofs, tall chimneys, some of which are adorned with scrolls and lead or terracotta fire pots. Predominantly built in the first half of the 18th century, they are the result of fortunes amassed during this era by the main ship owning and trading families.
This one was built on the ruins of a feudal castle. The visible bases of the towers and the curtain walls make it possible to imagine this once fortified building with its keep on the north side and another tower on the east side.
“Malouinières” are never entirely built of granite; opposing their austere facade is a warm and welcoming inside with wainscoting and panelling. The owners usually complemented their houses with sophisticated gardens in the aim of creating leisure areas.
It spans a total of approx. 460 m² of living space.

Ground floor
The entrance hall, with its marble floor and granite stairway leading upstairs, is extended by a vestibule constituting a secondary entrance hall with a toilet. The access to the basement is under the stairs.
A north-south-facing living room comprises a kitchen, an eating area and an area in which to relax. In the centre, a dining room has parquet flooring and 18th century panelling lining its rounded shape. An 18th century ceramic wood-burning stove and a door leading outside. And lastly, a double aspect, east-south-facing lounge with parquet flooring, panelling, an 18th century wood-burning stove and a door leading outside.
On a half-landing, a room (possibly a fruit store).

First floor
The landing provides access to a first bedroom, followed by two others. The latter have a bathroom with a toilet and a cloakroom. They are accessed via a lobby.
Second floor
On the east side are four adjoining and intercommunicating bedrooms; on the west side, another bedroom and a shower room as well as a bathroom.
This top floor comprises four rooms that could be converted. It spans an effective floor surface area of approx. 72 m².
This floor is worthy of mention as it includes vaulted rooms, vestiges of the old fortified castle.

The mill

Once an industrial flourmill, it is built of granite quarry blocks and comprises, in addition to a lower floor, a raised ground floor and a first floor topped with a slate hip roof. Greatly redesigned, the mill features numerous rectangular openings with semi-circular arches.
It spans more than 200 m² of living space.

Ground floor
This floor comprises a vast living room with an American-style kitchen, an eating area and a south-facing lounge with a view over the lake.
There are toilets in the basement.

First floor
This floor comprises 2 bedrooms, a dressing room and a bathroom.
On a mezzanine floor over the biggest bedroom are a small lounge, a bedroom and a shower room.

The outbuildings

Once an industrial flourmill, it is built of granite quarry blocks and comprises, in addition to a lower floor, a raised ground floor and a first floor topped with a slate hip roof. Greatly redesigned, the mill features numerous rectangular openings with semi-circular arches.
It spans more than 200 m² of living space.

- The former stables span a floor surface area of more than 100 m² and comprise a 55 m² mezzanine floor. This building also includes a guest house, all on a level, spanning a floor surface area of 55 m².
- The orangery includes an 83 m² room, a cloakroom as well as bathroom and toilet facilities spanning 17 m² as well as a 44 m² kitchen. Adjoining this building is a 365 m² barnum.
- A 51 m² chapel.
- A dovecote.
- An old hunting lodge with a bread oven.
- A swimming pool adjoins the “Malouinière”.

Our opinion

This is quite an outstanding property as it comprises buildings, land, water and woods. Gradually constituted by the current owners, it is unique in this region.
The main residence originally stood on a prominent site as it kept a close eye on the old road passing nearby. The same can be said of it today but for another reason: this estate has become a sought-after location for the holding of conferences, functions and wedding receptions.
Once the function season has finished, the new owners will have the opportunity of continuing and even developing the business or, quite simply, taking advantage of their estate.

1 800 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
1 700 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 5.88% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur

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Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 376487

Land registry surface area 62 ha 84 a 48 ca
Main building surface area 645 m2
Outbuilding surface area 1000 m2

Regional representative
Brittany, Côtes D' Armor - Ille-et-vilaine

Didier Bénard       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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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