7 bedroom house for sale
France - Kergrist, Morbihan, Brittany
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- Existing, thriving gîte business
- Peaceful setting on the edge of a lively village
- Handily placed for Pontivy and Guerledan Lake
This is more than simply a business, it's a lifestyle. Start a new life in Brittany in this stunning property, providing an income as well as a lovely home. The grand old 'Maison de Maître' is currently let as a holiday property and features a substantial loft area which is ripe for conversion to provide further bedrooms etc. The owners' four-bedroom home is a converted barn and there is a separate cottage ready to renovate to finish and provide further accommodation if required. Both of the main houses are sympathetically restored, retaining many original features, set in a perfect location on the edge of this busy little village.
The property benefits from mains drainage (so no worries about fosses conforming to new regulations), gas central heating, mains water and electricity, all electricity and telephone wires are underground. Broadband internet is in place.
This charming property has been the current owners' home and business for the past 13 years with a successful letting history with repeat and referral business as well as new clients each year.
The business potential could be enhanced by the addition of further bedrooms on the third floor of the letting house, completion of the cottage and even the addition of a swimming pool and tennis court.
The property briefly comprises:
PRINCIPAL HOUSE (GÎTE)
This former "Maison de Maître" is currently successfully let as a holiday home providing a good income. Built at the beginning of the 18th Century, this is a very grand and imposing building providing spacious accommodation yet fully equipped with all modern conveniences.
Total current living space approximately 180 sq metres with further loft area of approximately 75 sq metres ready for conversion. Mains drainage, gas central heating, broadband connection, satellite TV. The sale includes all bedding, cutlery, furniture etc that is necessary to run it as holiday accommodation from day one.
This house comprises:
Ground floor: hallway (6.4m x 1.8m) central heating radiator, with staircase and separate doors leading to?..
Spacious characterful Farmhouse Kitchen (5.8m x 4.8 m) with a tiled floor and all modern appliances and a central heating radiator. There is a large feature chimney breast which could house an Aga or be opened up for a wood burner flue, or indeed another open fire.
Living room (5.6m x 4.8m) with feature open fire place (in use), strip wood floor, exposed stonework and a central heating radiator.
To the rear of the downstairs is an area currently used for the guests as a gym (4.4m x 3.6m) and a games room (5.3m x 3.6m) with a WC (1.7m x 1m) and a separate bathroom (3.4m x 2m).
First floor: accessed via a hand turned oak staircase leading from the hallway to a landing area (3.1m x 1. m) giving access to:
Two large double Bedrooms with central heating radiators, modern en-suite shower facilities, (each bedroom is approx 5.9m x 3.8m and each shower/WC is approx 1.8m x 2m)
Twin Bedroom (2.7m x 3.9 m) with a central heating radiator.
Separate WC (1.6m x 1 m)
Second Floor - The staircase continues to the second floor ...
An unconverted area (12m x 6.3 m) which would provide ample room for two further en-suite bedrooms.
To the rear of the house is a large garden laid mostly to lawn including a private patio area with stone built barbeque. There is a variety of fruit trees such as apple, plum and pear.
THE OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION
Total living space of approximately 174 sq metres with a converted barn which has full gas central heating and double glazing to the ground floor:-
Overlooking the front garden, entrance to:
Spacious kitchen (6.3m x 3.6 m).
Exposed stonework and beamed ceiling.
Central heating radiator.
A tiled floor.
Glazed door leading to:
Utility area (2.9m x 2.4m) and separate Family Bathroom (3m x 4 m) with a full sized bath with overhead shower, WC, wash hand basin and plumbing for washing machine. Floor and wall tiles. Central heating radiator.
Huge characterful Living Room (5.9m x 10.3 m) with exposed beams, a wood-burning fire set in a stone fireplace, French doors leading onto the south facing terrace and stairs leading to first floor, a central heating radiator and wood strip floor.
Strip wood flooring throughout, exposed beams, 4 very large double bedrooms each with a central heating radiator and south facing windows over the front garden. Most of the furniture is available to the purchase subject to negotiation. The house comprises:
Separate WC and wash hand basin. (1.5m x 2.4m)
Bedroom 1 (5.2m x 4.4m) with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 2 (4.7m x 4m)
Bedroom 3 (4.7m x 3.3m)
Bedroom 4 (5.4m x 4.3m)
Insulated loft space with access.
Private patio area, out of sight from the holiday home with covered BBQ area.
This is a partially converted cottage (ground floor 5m x 7m, first Floor with reduced head height 5m x 6 m) sitting at right angles to the house, which when finished would provide one double-bedroomed accommodation.
GARAGE & OUTBUILDINGS
- Two bay open garage (13m x 5m) and small workshop area which adjoins?
- Rustic open fronted stone barn currently housing the hot tub (approx 13m x 5 m).
Well established front garden with a variety of trees and shrubs. Large lawned area and tarmac yard providing ample parking space. Rear garden with a variety of established trees including plum, cherry and apple with a large lawned area and a covered terrace with barbeque. The ride-on tractor is available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.
On average the holiday house is let for 20 weeks of the year. This is as much by choice as market led. It remains open all year round but the owners refrain from accepting bookings if family and friends want to stay, or if there is maintenance work to do. The finishing of the cottage and conversion of the second floor of the holiday let would substantially increase the revenue, as would the addition of a swimming pool and/or tennis court.
The nearby, historic town of Pontivy offers schools, an Institute of technology, restaurants, shops, hospitals etc and is just a 10 minute drive away in this lively area of Brittany. The north and south coasts are within an hour by car.
Taxe Foncière for 2016: EUR 1,744.
Ferry ports and airports:
Saint Malo ferry port (serving Portsmouth and Jersey): 123km / 77 miles.
Roscoff ferry port (serving Plymouth and Cork): 133km / 83 miles.
Dinard airport (www.ryanair.com): 108km / 68 miles.
Rennes airport (www.flybe.com): 112km / 70 miles.
Brest airport: 138km / 86 miles.
AND FINALLY....a few words from the owners:
Can you imagine a world where there is practically zero crime and you never live in fear for yourself or your goods?
A place where we never lock our car and seldom our house. We've haven't seen a policeman in our village over the last 13 years.
Can you imagine a world where the youth do not wear hoodies and do not have mobile phones constantly in their hands or glued to their ears?
Can you imagine walking into a bar you've never been in before and everyone, without exception, shaking your hand and saying hello?
Can you imagine buying a good bottle of wine for under £2.00 and a really nice 3 course meal in a quality restaurant for around £15.00?
Can you imagine a place where you never see litter?
Can you imagine a world where the older you are, the more respected and venerated you become. Where everyone on seeing the oldest man or woman will slightly doff their hats as a mark of respect.
Can you imagine a world where designer clothes or flashy cars mean absolutely nothing? Where you are accepted for who you are rather than what you represent.
Welcome to my world.
We live in a small village of some 600 people in Brittany in Northern France. We have a beautiful home and a second home attached that is rented out to holidaymakers. We have done this for over 13 years and generate a comfortable income that is enough to sustain our lives out here. You will not get rich but the quality of your life will become priceless.
We are selling our dream life and lifestyle and this is a real opportunity for someone to change their lives. Are you excited enough to want to make this change now?
Out here space is not at a premium, you do not live cheek by jowl with neighbours. Boundaries are not an issue, we are offering two wonderful spacious homes surrounded by green fields and yet within walking distance of two bar/restaurants and the village shop. We have been trading for 13 years and have an excellent letting history averaging 20 weeks per year. There is the possibility of extending and improving the current facilities either to grow the business or accommodate extended family.
Property ref. M585-56. Price excluding agency fees: EUR 428,435. Agency fees of 4.8% (including TVA) to be paid by the buyer.
- Dinard (Pleurtuit) (INTERNATIONAL), 51.1 miles
- Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 57.2 miles
- Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 93.6 miles
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