5 bedroom character property for sale
France - Caden, Morbihan, Brittany
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- Extensive and versatile 5 bedroom property in three independant units of accommodation
- Ideal for a multi-generational family or for letting
- 3 bedroom farmhouse, 2 bedroom cottage and a studio
- Gardens and grounds of 1.6 acres
- Location in a small hamlet but only 4km to a village with facilities and a supermarket
- 10 minutes drive to the Port of Foleux
This highly desirable spacious and extremely versatile stone farmhouse is tucked away in an idyllic rural setting with gardens and woodland of approximately 1.6 ACRES. There are stunning rural views over a beautiful tranquil wooded valley which is a haven for an abundance of wildlife. This 'ensemble' has been sympathetically renovated to a high quality finish with innovative design. The property provides enormously flexible three generational accommodation or alternatively has huge potential to run as a seasonal gite letting business generating additional income. The flexible and well proportioned stylish accommodation boasts oodles of original character features and the entire property is complemented with exquisite décor. The property would also work equally well as a large family home with ancillary guest accommodation. There is a pleasing balanced symmetry to the well appointed accommodation. The property easily divides into three independent dwellings. As a whole property it provides a spacious 5-BEDROOM HOUSE. It has connecting doors on the ground and first floor thereby giving adaptability. The accommodation can be divided into two totally independent generous sized dwellings for example as a 3-BEDROOM FARMHOUSE PLUS A 2-BEDROOM COTTAGE - each having their own spacious kitchen/dining and sitting rooms plus bathrooms/showers, utility and mezzanine areas. The farmhouse and the Cottage each have its own wood burning stoves (with your own woodland nearby to collect your winter wood supply). Being in a small hamlet, the farmhouse is linked to a small neighbour on the far side. On the first floor of the attached barn and accessed via a spiral staircase is the actractive STUDIO/GUEST APARTMENT which is totally self contained with independent access. There is a spacious kitchen/diner/living area with alcove bedroom and separate bathroom and toilet. French doors open onto a stunning wide balcony from which magical uninterrupted views can be enjoyed across an enchanting wooded valley. There is also a STONE COTTAGE requiring RESTORATION standing on its own generous sized plot with an attached double CARPORT.
The cottage accommodation
GROUND FLOOR Front door gives access into: Large character open plan living area incorporates a Kitchen/Dining room/Sitting room (60m2). It is slate tiled floor throughout and has an original stone feature fireplace with an attractive dark red free standing wood burning stove. Exposed beams and painted stonework. Eye catching Artisan crafted wooden staircase leading to the first floor. Traditional country kitchen with ample storage cupboards and worktop surfaces and a white Belfast sink. Door with feature stain glass window (connecting door to adjoining ground floor farmhouse accommodation). Leading off from the kitchen area: Spacious Sun Porch: A lovely bright area to sit and relax with a view over the garden. A great place to kick off your shoes/boots/coats. This leads out onto the pretty and secluded rear decking terrace and garden. Tiled floor From dining area of the main living room a traditionally made artisan wooden staircase leads to first floor: FIRST FLOOR Large mezzanine landing: 15m2. Wooden floor. A lovely light and bright area ideal as an office/art studio /hobbies area. Ample space for a sofa bed too. Exposed beams. Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower and screen. Toilet. Heated towel rail. Wooden floor. Bedroom 1: 15m2. Wooden floor. Velux. Bedroom 2: 15m2. Wooden floor. Velux. Door communicating to adjoining first floor 'farmhouse' accommodation. This can be secured if required. This cleverly resembles a cupboard door. From the main living area downstairs a door leads into what was an adjoining barn and has now been converted to provide Rear lobby/utility room: A great storage area. Wooden floor. Sink unit. Ample storage space and shelving. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Ample space for fridge/freezer etc. Door from utility giving access into: Workshop area: 25m2. Spacious bright room ideal at present used as a workshop/hobbies room. French windows. Door with access to small cloaks area and access to spiral stairs up to 'The Studio' apartment. (The studio is located above the workshop).
Self-contained with sun balcony and independent access Spiral interior staircase leading to small landing area with door into: Separate shower room with toilet.- tasteful décor and well appointed. Large living area (34m2) incorporating an attractive well fitted kitchen, velux window, dining and sitting area. Alcove bedroom. Very comfortable stylish well proportioned accommodation. Wooden floor. Double doors open onto a spacious balcony with views over the beautiful garden and countryside beyond. Exterior staircase leads down to the garden and to: Sun Lounge: (12m2 approximately) This is a lovely room with plenty of light from which to enjoy views out across the garden (located below the studio balcony). French windows. Electric Heating.
The farmhouse accommdation
Front door leading into: GROUND FLOOR Large Living area (40m2) comprising of character sitting room, dining area and traditional country kitchen. Original ancient fireplace with free standing wood burning stove which efficiently heats the property. Slate floor. French windows give access to front of property. Attractive character features. Connecting door with semi glazed stain glass feature giving access to the ground floor accommodation of adjoining 'Cottage'. Door leading to rear lobby: Tiled floor. Utility area: Ample space for washing machine/dryer etc. Tiled floor. Ground floor Bedroom 1: 13m2. A most inviting bright and sunny room. Lovely features. Attractively presented and decorated. Window to front of property. Shower room: Corner shower cubicle with wash hand basin and toilet. Attractive artisan crated wooden staircase leading to first floor landing. FIRST FLOOR Large 'mezzanine' landing: 14m2. Wooden floor. Window. A very inviting space to use as an office, hobbies room/library. Would also be ideal as a further guest bedroom. Door connecting to the 'Cottage' first floor accommodation. Bedroom 2: 21m2. A superb double bedroom. Light and bright with many original character features. 3 Velux windows. Exposed beams. Painted stonework. Bedroom 3: 11m2. Wooden floor. Velux window. Exposed beams and painted stonework. Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower and screen. WC. Wash hand basin. Wooden floor. Velux window. A bright and inviting room.
STONE COTTAGE TO RESTORE At the approach to the property is a pretty stone cottage which requires total restoration. Concrete floor. This area could be used as a recreational area but is ideal for converting to create a further 'gite' with great potential for additional income. This cottage stands on its own generous sized plot of land. Adjoining is a large covered carport for several vehicles with additional parking space. This cottage will require the installation of a septic tank. Gardens The gardens are a particularly attractive feature of this property. The plot amounts to 1.6 ACRES (6,558m2) - one acre of which is woodland, a short walk from the property. Principally laid to lawn and interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. There is also a well stocked fruit orchard. Enviable far reaching rural views over a stunning wooded valley. There is a garden shed and a log store. Vegetable patch. Rear sun Terrace - This is a lovely decking area which is totally private and the perfect area for alfresco entertaining during those warmer months of the year. A very pretty garden with various seating areas from which to enjoy the garden.
Services and taxes
Services: Mains water, electricity are connected. A septic tank is connected to the property. Heating: Electric radiators. 2 large wood burning stoves. Double glazed windows and doors. Telephone and good broadband connection available. Tax Fonciere: 482 Euro per year Taxe D'Habitation: 603 Euro per year (excluding the TV Licence). DPE Rating: D & B
The property nestles in a small hamlet with just a handful of neighbours dotted around. Conveniently close to small village (4km) where you can find bakery, bars, excellent restaurant and a supermarket just 5 minutes away. Set within 10 minutes drive to the beautiful medieval village of Rochefort-en-Terre, which has been voted one of France's most beautiful villages and as a result is a most popular tourist site. There are lovely cobbled streets with a variety of little craft shops to wander around. During the summer months the flower displays are breathtaking. Worthy of note is the Moulin Neuf in Rochefort en Terre which boasts a huge lake with sandy beach on one side (supervised during the summer) as well as many outdoor activities such as fishing, walking, cycling and a bar during the summer. This area gives easy access to a wide range of outdoor pursuits something to suit everyone. Malansac village is a short drive away (4km) and offers an excellent range of day-to-day shopping facilities to include a large supermarket. There is a wealth of recreational activities in the immediate area. The market town of Questembert is a 15-minute drive. La Roche Bernard with its popular port and marina approximately a 20-minute drive and extensive range of sandy beaches eg. Damgan, Penestin and Kervoyal are only a bit further. Just 35 minutes drive west if the medieval City port of Vannes situated on the Gulfe Du Morbihan, sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and pretty fishing villages. For those interested in sailing the PORT OF FOLEUX (10 minutes drive away) set on the stunning river Vilaine and offers good mooring facilities.
REDUCED Price guide 395,000 euros including agency fees but excluding Notary costs for which you should allow about 7%. (Reduced 30 Sept 16)
For the avoidance of doubt, the agency fees are included in the price quoted and where we work with other agents in France, they share part of their fee with us, so there are no additonal costs for our involvement in the process. The price quoted in the details excludes Notary costs and you should allow about 7.5% for these costs which include legal costs, Registration charges and 'Stamp Duty'.
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