A 19th century residence and its outbuildings in South-Finistère,
historic birthplace of the famous “Barzaz-Breiz” collection of Breton popular songs


In the south-east of the French department of Finistère, in Quimperlé, a very old town of art marked by the visits of numerous painters and poets such as Xavier-Grall and Adolphe-Beaufrère.
Mentioned as of the 11th century, the small town is also a rich historic city, as is notably proven by Sainte-Croix Abbey and Sainte-Ursuline Chapel. Currently with a population of 12,000 inhabitants, it is near to the sea (12 km) and surrounded by hiking trails mostly courtesy of the vast, national Clohars-Carnoët Forest (750 hectares).
Located between Quimper (44 km) and Lorient, Quimperlé is four hours from Paris via TGV train and an hour by airplane (Lorient-Bretagne-Sud-Lann-Bihoué airport is 30 minutes away).


On the outskirts of the town of Quimperlé, gates open into a vast estate spanning almost 15 hectares composed of woods, gardens and cultivated land (approx. four hectares). A driveway leads past the caretaker’s house to a first residence, built in the middle of the 19th century. The latter was built by the writer, Théodore-Hersart-de-la-Villemarqué, famous author of a collection of Breton popular songs known as Barzaz-Breiz (in 1839, when he was but 24 years old). This anthology is a collection of regional oral culture, Barzaz-Breiz being a memory, a founding feature of the rediscovery of the Breton culture by means of poems and songs written down and saved which are still today a source of inspiration for numerous artists (Alan-Stivell, Denez-Prigent and Gilles-Servat for example).
A nearby, more discreet manor house, awaiting renovation, appears together with a chapel and a garage. There is also a dolmen in the parklands.

The 19th century residence

Constructed in 1852, this residence, with its slate roof, spans two levels under a converted attic floor. It stands over cellars and has approx. 330 m² of living space. It is built of rendered quarry blocks with quoins and features lower sections, a central bay, a cornice and dressed stone framing around the openings. Facing east-west, it faces parklands with cultivated land behind the house.

Ground floor
An entrance hall with its original tiled floor provides access to two lounges, one of which has a rounded section, a dining room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a back kitchen, a boiler-laundry room, two corridors and a toilet. The floors in the lounges and the dining room are covered with parquet flooring laid in strip and herringbone patterns. (All the rooms have fireplaces.)
First floor
This level comprises a corridor providing access to five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a toilet. The floors feature strip pattern parquet flooring.
Second floor
This level, partially under the rafters, comprises two bedrooms and four rooms awaiting conversion, one of which is the attic.
Two rooms span a floor surface area of approx. 40 m².

The manor house

Originally dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, the manor house comprises four sections, one of which adjoins a tower with a spiral stairway, under steep-sided, slate, hip and gable roofs (floor surface area of approx. 285 m²).
Awaiting full interior renovation, three living areas span two and three levels under attic space; the fourth section being a lean-to.
A circular granite stone well is in front of the manor house.

Ground floor
An entrance hall provides access, on the left-hand side to two rooms (one spanning 35 m² with a fireplace, exposed beams and floor tiles) and, on the right-hand side, to four rooms, one spanning 35 m². A lean-to.
First floor
A spiral stairway leads up to four rooms and a bathroom. The floors are covered with parquet flooring.
Second floor
Two rooms and attic space. The floors are covered with parquet flooring.

The outbuildings

This 16th century chapel is set in undergrowth, prior to reaching the residence.
At the entrance to the property, a small house or caretaker’s cottage, spanning approx. 50 m², is currently empty.
The garage stands facing the manor house.
The parklands
Designed by landscape gardeners, the parklands were only partially finished when the residence was built but are nevertheless very pleasant.

Our opinion

This residence, currently available, is a part of Brittany’s history. It is, in fact, where many of Brittany’s oral cultural works were united and studied courtesy of the motivation of a writer, philologist and bard, who believed that cultural and artistic transmission was essential to Brittany’s identity. The residence is in need of some attention to install modern-day home comforts. Whilst the manor house offers the opportunity to carry out full and interesting renovation works.

520 000 €
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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*
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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 862874

Land registry surface area 14 ha 89 a 52 ca
Main building surface area 335 m2
Outbuilding surface area 285 m2


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Regional representative

Gilles Durin       +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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