8 bedroom detached house for sale
France - Callac, Côtes-d`Armor, Brittany
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- Walking Distance to shops & Bakers
- Stunning Family Home
- Self Contained Annex
- Would Suit Boutique B&B
- Enclosed gated & walled Gardens
- Ample Parking
- High Quality Finish Throughout
- Dble Glazed and Central Heating
- Mains Drains
The property is located in a quiet neighbourhood and adjacent to all amenities with the square, shops, cafes, and restaurants all a 2-minute walk away. The lake in the town is great for fishing and its surrounding areas are ideal for dog walking and picnics. The beautiful beaches and coves Brittany is famed for are just 40-minute away.
For those who need easy access to and from the UK, Roscoff with daily ferries to Plymouth and weekly ferries to Eire is approx. 1 hour, while St Malo with daily crossings to Portsmouth is less than 2 hours. Low cost flights are available at Rennes, Dinan or Brest making the home convenient for visiting guests, friends and family.
The house was custom built for the Auregan family between 1932-34. Monsieur Auregan was a bailiff and used the annex part of the house for his business; the two upper rooms were the maids quarters. Clients came in the side entrance and up one flight of stairs to the waiting room. Today, the former waiting room has been converted into a downstairs bathroom/utility room; the office remains in its original condition, complete with the built-in closets. The oil central heating was installed in the 1987. The current owners have renovated this property to a very high standard.
No expense was spared when this property was built; the craftsmanship is superb. All the original 1930s architectural features remain in place: the wrought iron and marble hallstand with its oak framed mirror; the variegated Italian marble mantelpiece in the dining room; the oak panelled wall, fireplace and built-in cupboards in the living room; the oak staircase with its beautifully carved Newel post and brass stair rods, and the oak spiral staircase in the annex. There are 3 sets of double French doors in the hallway, and a double set dividing the dining and living rooms. These features along with the high ceilings and solid oak floors all help retain the homes original qualities.
An additional advantage is it is equipped with a high speed internet connection, satellite dish, UK TV channels, and excellent mobile phone reception - making the home especially ideal for home based work.
The following work has been carried out under the supervision of the current owners who have worked tirelessly to keep many of the properties original period features. The work has been carried out to exacting standards by high quality local registered artisans whose work comes with insured guarantees. Upgrade and restoration works include:
Electrical system - upgraded and has a new and inspected panel.
Plumbing - including connection to mains water and drainage
Additional WC and en-suite shower added to the master bedroom en-suite
First fit - full bathroom on the 3rd floor.
The downstairs bathroom plumbed for the washing machine.
The front windows and the living room patio doors were replaced with double-glazing.
The ground floor and attic were insulated.
In the basement the following items were completed: lead pipes removed and the new ones connected to the mains drainage system; windows replaced with double-glazing; heating pipes stripped and insulated; clay floors were replaced; beams across the front of the house replaced and all beams treated, and the plaster was stripped off the front walls to eliminate humidity build-up. In the living room the redbrick hearth was re-faced with marble and a gas fire inserted. All the rooms, hallways and basement were redecorated. The furnace has an annual serviced contract.
The courtyard was levelled and covered with a weed-blocking material and layered with gravel. The annex and potting shed roofs were redone and new gutters installed. The following inspections have been completed (certificates available): plomb (lead), amiant (asbestos), parasitaire (wood eating insects), DPE (energy), electricite (electricity), gaz (gas) and risque naturels (risk of natural disasters).
The property now comprises in brief of:
Main Entrance Hall - 20m2
Sitting Room - 19m2
Dining Room - 14m2
Kitchen - 10m2
WC & Store
Annex - with
Office / Living room 11m2
1st floor - Landing
Master Bedroom - 15m2
En-suite to master 4m2
Double bedroom - 13m2
En-suite to bedroom 2 - 3m2
Double bedroom - 14m2
Family bathroom - 11m2
Annex - with
2nd floor - Landing
Bedroom - 21m
Bedroom - 10m2
Bedroom - 10m2
All measurements are approx.
Basement with annex entrance, wine store, double garage, garden equipment storage & housing the oil fired boiler. Door to the gardens.
Gardens / Outside: To the front are fabulous courtyard gardens with high wall and impressive wrought iron gates. To the rear is a gravel drive with parking for several cars with ample space for storing a caravan or motorhome and entrance to the garage. The gardens are a real delight with walled surrounds making them perfect for children and safe for pets. To one side is a good sized potting shed with a dining terrace beside ideal for outside dining and entertaining or simply relaxing with a cool glass of wine while you take in and enjoy your new surrounds. The gardens are designed for low maintenance, mostly laid to lawn with established flower beds and borders and some trees and shrubbery. They are afforded a good degree of privacy and are very peaceful.
DPE - Energy results - C 128 kwhrs pa pm2 / CO2 - D 28 kgrms pa pm2