4 bedroom detached house for sale
France - Brittany, Finistère, Loqueffret
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- Fully renovated 1979 Neo-Breton house
- 4-5 bedrooms (one used as a study)
- 3 ensuite bathrooms/shower rooms
- Large basement area
- Large kitchen/breakfast room
- Gardens and grounds of some 1.25 acres
- Scope for camping or glamping
- Separate hangar for stables or as a workshop
- Ready to move into and some furniture can be inlcuded
- PRICE REDUCED APRIL 2016
Known as 'La Grande Manoir' locally, this house has huge potential as a bed and breakfast business. From the car park, a wide path takes you up to the house, through beds of flowering shrubs and azaleas. The front of the house is south west facing and is surrounded by a large patio so that you can take full advantage of the sun and stunning view, whilst al- fresco eating and drinking.
It was built in 1979 by a prominent villager at that time to a very high specification, with character and charm to which we have added all modern facilities. It stands in approximately 1.25 acres of land, mainly lawns, flower beds, with potential paddock, small wooded area, wild garden with fruit trees, and a large separate hanger suitable for workshop or stable block. The drive leads up to the house where there is a large parking area for numerous cars, boat, horse box etc.
The house is ready to move into, fully renovated, connected to mains sewer, double glazed, rewired and tastefully decorated and furnished for all tastes.
ENTRANCE HALL 11' 8" x 7' 8" (3.5 x 2.3)
A Front door leads to a good size square entrance hall with original tiled floor and antique chandelier.
SITTING ROOM 24' 10" x 14' 10" (7.9 x 4.5)
The lounge which is the full width of the house, windows to the front overlook the patio and view across the lawn, windows to the rear overlook the rear garden/paddock and boundary trees. The room has original wooden parquet flooring complimented by a large cream/gold rug. The focal point of this room is the large granite fireplace with a new glass fire insert. There are French doors leading to a large dining room.
KITCHEN 19' x 13' (5.8 x 4m)
On the right, off the entrance hall, a door leads to the large kitchen/breakfast room.
Double windows overlook the patio and front lawn and magnificent view across the village to the horizon. A modern French style fitted kitchen in cream with green worktops was fitted five years ago by a quality kitchen design company from the town of Quimper. There are plenty of cupboards with built in dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A black range cooker adds the touch of county kitchen.
UTILITY ROOM 10' 10" x 6' (3.3 x 1.8)
From the kitchen a further door leads to a good size utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer. A door connects to the inner hall and there is an exterior door to the side garden.
DINING ROOM 14' 7" x 12' 8" (4.4 x 3.8)
This room has French double connecting doors from the lounge, is a good size, a window to the rear over looks the garden/paddock.
STUDY/BEDROOM 5 11' 6" x 11' 6" (3.5 x 3.5)
The inner hall leads to an impressive mahogany staircase, fully carpeted, leading to large galleried landing with window overlooking the front of the house, the views are even more spectacular from upstairs. Large French chandelier. Large chest of drawers, mirrors, and lamp with plenty of space for additional sofa bed. Radiator. Doors lead to four bedrooms and family bathroom.
MASTER BEDROOM 1 - 12' x 15' 5" (3.6 x 4.7) Large master bedroom with views over garden and countryside beyond, fitted wardrobes, carpet and radiator. EN SUITE BATHROOM 1 - 8' 8" x 7' 9" (2.6 x 2.3) with bath, vanity basin, luxury shower cubicle with multi jets and radio!
BEDROOM 2 - 13' x 16' (4 x 5m) With window overlooking the lawns, pine flooring and electric heater. Door to EN SUITE BATHROOM 2
8' x 7' 3" (2.4 x 2.2) with double ended bath and side taps, WC and pedestal basin, radiator.
BEDROOM 3 - 9' 6" x 15' (2.9 x 4.5) Overlooking the rear of the property, pine floorboards and radiator. EN SUITE BATHROOM 3 - 10' 8" x 9' (3.2 x 2.4) WITH shower cubicle with multi jet system, vanity unit and window overlooking rear of the property.
BEDROOM 4 - 11' x 10' 8" (3.4 x 3.2)
PRIVATE/FAMILY BATHROOM - 7' 3" x 6' 2" (2.2 x 1.8) with bath, pedestal basin and WC.
The garden and land total around 1.25 acres. All boundary hedges have trees and shrubs for privacy. A driveway leads up to the house and garden which is mostly lawn with flower beds with shrubs, azaleas, Rhododendrons and some wonderful imposing trees. The rear grass area could be used as a small paddock. The garden is easy to maintain but has huge potential for garden lovers, to be developed further.
The large hangar in part of the garden is in excellent condition and of metal construction. It is a good size storage area and could easily be used as a workshop or stable block. 32' x 26' (9.9 x 7.5)
There could also be great scope to provide camping or glamping facilities at the property, subject to any consents that may be needed from the Mairie as well as a bed and breakfast business using the ensuite bedrooms.
Location and surrounding area
The village is in mid Brittany, in area 29, in the region of Finistere. Situated on D12 between Huelgoat and Pleyben and is only 35 minutes drive from some of the best beaches in France. The village is a small rural environment, with a village square with the church, museum and Mairie (Town Hall) set amongst flower beds. There is a village school for children up to the age of eleven. A village hall, where various events take place during the year. There is a Tabac (Bar cafe) which has a small shop, from where bread and croissants are collected in the morning, and where the locals will make you very welcome for drinks in the evenings. There is a slow pace of life here, the local Breton people have made the vendors very welcome.
ARMORIQUE NATIONAL PARK
The house is situated in the Armorique National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with stunning views and beautiful countryside. A beauty which has to be seen to be appreciated. Drive along roads with trees, flowers and hedgerow with wild flowers. Around every bed is another breathtaking view across fields, hills, forest, or a lake. Nestling among all this beauty you will find small villages or towns. You can join the locals who will make you very welcome at one of the weekly markets, or have a drink or lunch at one of the bars or cafe's and enjoy the relaxed French way of life.
Finistere is an unique part of France, and described by visitors as the garden of Brittany, lush and green with wild flowers trees and hillsides, but with coast on three sides, rugged in places but with beautiful sandy beaches and pretty fishing villages. To the North 45 minutes drive, the coast with the pretty fishing port of Roscoff, where the Ferry brings visitors from Plymouth. Take a short ferry trip from here to Ile-de-Batz, a pretty island with lovely gardens, stunning scenery, or the coastal resort of Carantec with its wonderful beach. Further along the coast the larger town of Saint-Pol-de-Leon with its impressive churches, shops and Cafe's. A little further inland 30 minutes drive the impressive old town of Morlaix. To the west, 45 minutes drive, the large town of Brest, one of Frances most dynamic towns. The airport is situated on the outskirts with flights from here to U/K and other destinations in France. Follow the coast round to the coastal peninsular of Carantec, Crozon, and Morgat further down the coast Douarnenez and further down to the south coast, one hours drive, Pont-L-Abbe All these places are unspoilt with white sandy beaches and harbours, with small cafe's and bars, situated in glorious countryside enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
A small town less than ten minutes drive, from Loqueffret, as featured in the English Daily Telegraph newspaper as a must place to visit in this area , visit its lake and woodland grotto, with huge boulders set amongst the trees. Folk law and legend abound as to how these huge stones came to be there. You will find shops, cafés, restaurants and bars set around the village square. There is a good size supermarket, sports hall, cinema, college for older students which has an excellent reputation. Thursday is market day, and very popular with the locals and tourists, who enjoy the atmosphere over a drink or lunch at one of the cafe's. A popular tourist destination, but never too busy.
Approximately fifteen minutes drive, a larger town set alongside the Brest Nantes Canal. A wonderful view as you walk or cycle along the embankment, of the church and town which is set on the hillside above. A good choice of eating places, shops, Doctors, Dentist, (English speaking). Two supermarkets, garage, builders merchants, garden centre etc Wednesday is market day here. Nearby Laz Forest has a 19th century castle with beautiful gardens, very popular with tourists.
Around twenty minutes drive, a town Set in the Aulne valley, the river Aulne meanders its way between the Arree mountains to the North and the Black Mountains to the south. The large market takes place on a Thursday along side the river where there are outdoor cafe's and restaurants, a good place for lunch, and to watch the world go by. The river continues on to Port Launay a former trading port where it becomes tidal.
Continue on, a further few minutes drive from Chateaulin and you will come to the coast with bays and beaches. The beach of Pentrez has beautiful white sand stretching far along the coast, it is totally unspoilt, and even on a busy holiday time there is plenty of space to relax and soak up the sun or swim in the sea. En route to the coast, along this road, you can stop off at a viewing point, Menez Hom, on the hill top and get a fantastic view of the peninsular with the coast line, sea and surrounding countryside.
CROZON & MORGAT & DOUARNENEZ
Nearby resorts along the coast here, popular with visitors. Crozon has some good places to eat in the town square, Morgat is popular with its small harbour full of sailing boats, with bars and cafe's catering for the visitors. Douarnenez is a larger town with a large harbour catering for fishing boats.
A walled town steeped in history, cobbled streets, quaint shops, restaurants and bars. A popular tourist destination.
The nearest city, about 40 minutes drive, famous for it's cathedral and historic buildings. The town centre is pedestrianised with quaint cobbled streets, black and white buildings, designer shops, cafe's and restaurants. Parking is on the edge of the town and is close to shops etc.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.
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