Situated just 600 metres from Lake Guerledan in central Brittany, this detached twice extended character property on 1.5 acres is set in glorious and peaceful countryside just outside the picturesque village of Saint Aignan, a "Village Fleuris" steeped in history. Uk ferry links from Roscoff to Plymouth and Saint Malo to Portsmouth are approx 90 mins by car. The property is not overlooked from any aspect. There are no factories, no busy roads or any noise whatsoever. The neighbouring forest and bridle paths, footpaths and cycling routes can be accessed direct from the garden.
Having just completed a 2 year scheme of renovation, this 2/3 bedroom detached property (easy potential for 3/4 by simple stud wall division) benefits from new Victorian gothic double glazing, new kitchen with granite worktops and real sandstone floor, new tiled bathroom with rainfall shower, new fosse septique, rewired & replumbed, travertine and sandstone floors, walnut doors, Grohe taps etc. Exposed beams downstairs plus a wealth of exposed timbers upstairs all of which have been sandblasted/treated. Finished to a very high standard. The cottage has been re-insulated, and the walls are 0.6m thick which keeps it nice and cool in the hot summer months and retains heat in winter. The kitchen / breakfast room boasts 2 sets of double patio doors overlooking the private grounds and is located in a modern extension with new roof which runs the entire length of the original property.
Additionally, the property could be extended by a further 30% to increase the principal residence or provide a self contained annex.
If You Are Travelling From Uk We Have A 20% Discount Code For Brittany Ferries. We can also provide accommodation at our independently rated 5* self-contained gites located just 25 minutes from the cottage to anyone wishing to view this and/or other properties in the area. The full cost of a stay at our gites will be refunded to anyone who proceeds with the purchase. Please email us for our website details. Having lived and worked in Brittany tourism for over a decade, we have extensive local knowledge and can advise you on a host of issues related to property search and acquisition.
There are plenty of tourist attractions in the vicinity and some great places to dine including the popular Restaurant Merlin (2nd to last photo) which has great views over the lake, plus the Abbey of Bon Repos (last photo). Lake Guerledan has an on-site sailing school with water ski and pedal boat hire, and large glass sided canal boats known as 'vedettes' are also available to take visitors along the 13km of waterways which were created when the valley was deliberately flooded to create the lake. The property is situated high above the village and the dam, therefore zero risk of any catastrophic flooding!
There are also several sandy beaches for bathers, one being just around the corner at Anse de Sordan. If you own a boat mooring on the lake is possible for local residents.
Ground Floor- covered porch leading to inside porch with double arched doors.
Reception room (25m2) with log burner and stairs to 1st floor.
Living room with wood burning stove (20m2)
Downstairs bedroom 10m2 with en-suite bathroom and toilet 6m2, full size bath and shower over.
Kitchen / breakfast room 18m2 with 2 sets of Upvc double glazed patio doors to garden
Utility room / toilet 6m2 plus arched rear entrance door
First Floor- Large master bedroom 23m2 almost the full footprint of the original property with exposed beams. Potential to further divide this space to create additional bedrooms if required.
Shower room and Wc en-suite.
Third bedroom or dressing room via additional Jack and Jill doorway to shower room/WC)
5,890 m2 plot (1.45 acres) surrounded by mature Oak trees. Not overlooked. The grounds can be accessed by a second entrance off a quiet lane and could be fenced off for livestock / other. Presently laid to lawn (one quarter acre) with the remainder being a dappled copse of young birch (4m height) on level ground for ease of mowing. 30 minutes on a ride-on mower (twice / month in the growing season) and you're done. Obviously there is scope to create a magnificent formal or semi informal garden.
Nb- the well in the garden is to harvest rainwater from the guttering. The property has mains water connected.
Flexible accommodation including 2 log burners, electric radiators, granite fireplace, exposed beams. New Double glazing in Victorian Gothic style, 4 new uPVC roof velux windows, new kitchen extension/roof & insulation, new bathrooms, new fosse septique 2016 with a full 10 year insurance backed guarantee (transferable to new owner), rewired & replumbed, travertine and sandstone floors. Finished to a very high standard. No work to do. No chain. No Agency Fees. Price 159,750 euros
The property is available with no on-going chain for immediate completion. Dpe Energy rating C
120 m² of habitable surface (1292 sqFt)
Equipped separate kitchen
5890 m² of land (63399 sqFt)
5 parking spaces
No overlooking neighbours
good structural condition
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,354.17
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