a 17th century manor and its outbuildings in a 9000 m² park
Mid-way between Saint-Malo, Dinan and Dol-de-Bretagne, just a stone’s throw from the river Rance and the Emerald Coast, the property is close to a small town of 2,700 inhabitants, in a rural setting. All local services, shops and schools are less than 10 minutes away. Rennes is a 55 km drive or 45 minutes by train.
Mentioned as early as the 16th century, the manor consists of a main building butting onto a lodge. The walls are of rough shale and granite stone, the main building offers two levels and the lodge three levels. The slate roofs have either two or four pitches and a modillion cornice, they are pierced with dormer windows. The high rectangular openings feature small-paned windows. Both entrance doors have a rounded arch. At right angles to the main building, a discreet conservatory is amply illuminated for its double exposure. It connects to an outbuilding where some windows feature carved frames.
In the main building, the entrance door opens onto a hallway that leads on one side to the fully fitted kitchen. It offers a dining area and boasts a monumental stone fireplace. A door opens onto a conservatory of more than 40 m². The modern structure and window design effectively combine with the authenticity of the stone wall. This is a living room in its own right, overlooking the main courtyard at the front and the orchard at the back. On the other side of the hallway, a door opens into a large reception room which is the heart of the house. It is adorned with a tall granite fireplace boasting an imposing dressed stone mantle. An insert has been installed. The stone walls and the beams and joists have been left exposed. In the lodge, accessed from the living room and an outdoor patio, a corridor leads to a shower room, a laundry room, a toilet and a closet.
From the entrance hall of the main building, the staircase of the house leads to a large landing. A corridor serves four bedrooms with windows opening onto the courtyard and garden, a linen room, a bathroom and a toilet. In addition, the staircase of the lodge leads to a landing where a door opens onto a large bedroom with a bathroom and toilet. Again, the light colour of the walls contrasts with the wooden beams and the parquet floor. Large windows provide excellent light in each room.
The second suite of the lodge is arranged according to the same layout as the first floor. The decorative elements are similar.
Adjacent to the manor house, in the continuity of the conservatory, an outbuilding built of rough granite stone and covered with a slate roof is used as a workshop. It offers good storage capacity on two levels. The façade is pierced by a few windows with elaborate frames and an oculus. To the rear of this extension, a large garage has been built which can accommodate six vehicles. Opposite the manor, the old barns are used to store firewood. Along the boundary wall, a former bakery with a small room upstairs could be refurbished to entertain children.
The immediate sense of serenity of this place stems from the balance between the quality of the renovation, the care taken in its decoration, the brightness of its interior and the tranquillity of the landscape. The manor features all the modern comforts, yet its authentic character has been preserved. With large volumes and a well-conceived layout, the property caters for family life and the hosting of guests at the same time, without interference.
The amenities are comprehensive and within reasonable distance for all age groups, schooling, study or work. The main routes to the popular destinations in Brittany are accessible from all sides: to the sea, the banks of the Rance, the hiking trails or the historic cities.
|Land registry surface area||9004 m2|
|Main building surface area||328 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||350 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
Béatrice Viel +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.