facing the sea from the edge of the beach, just a stone’s throw from Arcouest Point
The coastline along the Bay of Launay, just a stone’s throw from Arcouest Point, has been urbanised since the beginning of the 20th century. This coastal section of the town of Ploubazlanec became a holiday haven for a group of Parisian scientific academics as of the 1900-1920’s, which descendants of the families of Louis-Lapicque, Marie-Curie, Seignobos, Victor-Auger, Georges-Pagès, Paul-Langevin, Pierre-Auger, Joliot as well as Jean & Francis Perrin continue to visit even now. The Bay of Launay faces “Sorbonne-Beach” (in reference to the scientists and artists that stayed there), looking out over the islets in the Bay of Paimpol and the Bréhat Archipelago. Classified as “Outstanding Coastline Areas”, the bay and its setting are marked by wild and prolific vegetation and unspoilt natural surroundings.
This property nestles in the midst of the bay, with a seafront delimited by a little stone wall, more than 115 m long. A view of the sea, endlessly changing in keeping with the tides and the different light that exists at night and during the day. Paimpol, its port, its amenities and its market are only 4.5 km away. The landing stage for the Isle of Bréhat is 2 km away.
The seaside villa
This villa, constructed in the 1960’s, has been marked by the major improvement and modernisation works carried out by the current owners. Large picture windows looking out over the sea have replaced small-paned windows, the stairway has been moved and partition walls removed, the result is a great success. Spacious rooms on the garden level as well as on the ground and first floors, under cathedral ceilings.
This floor, all on a level with the wooded parklands, has been designed and laid out as an independent sleeping area. It also houses a machine room and a linen room. A large bedroom and its bathroom-toilet as well as a spacious dormitory are all in a row prior to a discreet door leading out to the garden. The layout is such that it is easy to move around and there is no lack of privacy.
Both a spacious reception room, with large windows on the east and south sides, and a vast kitchen have views over the entire bay.
The stairway splits into two on a half-level and continues in two directions, both leading to the first floor. On one side, a bedroom lined with white-leaded panelling looks out over the sea. The second wing provides access to a main bedroom, with its bathroom and toilet, a bedroom with a bathroom and a separate toilet.
The annexe villa
The layout of this little, bright, annexe villa, looking out over the sea, was designed so as to be comfortable and pleasant for its residents.
A vast living room, with an open-plan kitchen and a very large picture window, looking out over the sea, on the gable side.
A spiral stairway goes up to a bedroom, with various types of windows and a view of the sea. This level also includes a bathroom and separate toilet.
The caretaker’s cottage
This cottage, near to the entrance on the heights of the property, is at a distance from the two villas. A living room, an open-plan kitchen and a bedroom, with a shower room and toilet. An eye has been kept on the property over the last few years courtesy of the fact that it has been let on a yearly basis. It is currently free of any tenants.
The main villa, on its 1.5 ha plot at the end of a no-through road several hundreds of metres long, stands facing the sea. The views from the terrace running alongside the south gable as well as from all the rooms in the house look out over the sea. The same can be said for the annexe building standing just 20 m from the villa. Another small house, 80 m from there at the far west end of the plot, was long home to the property’s caretakers. On one side are the sea and its islets, on the other are verdant wooded slopes and woods. The villa is completely unoverlooked. The omnipresent silence is occasionally broken by the birdsong of a few seabirds.
|Land registry surface area||14776 m2|
|Main building surface area||331 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
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.