a 17th and 19th century manor house with outbuildings
In the county of Léon, in the north of Finistère, the manor house lies in the heart of the countryside. The Côte des Légendes (coast of legends) and its beaches, renowned for their beauty, are only twenty minutes away. The property is located in the triangle of the towns of Lesneven, Landivisiau and Landerneau, offering all amenities and services, such as doctors, schools and shops. Morlaix station (with a TGV link connecting Paris in three hours) and Brest international airport (Paris in less than 1 hour 10 minutes) are twenty-five minutes from the property. Brest can be reached in half an hour.
The manor house
The current building sits on the foundations of an ancient medieval castle, the remains of the moat and the corner towers can still be seen. It was rebuilt between the 17th and 19th centuries. The walls are rendered coursed granite masonry, under a slate gable roof. Numerous openings framed with dressed granite punctuate the facade on two levels, some of which are adorned with curved ornamental mouldings. The main building is flanked by a square tower built on two levels under a four-sided hipped roof. The tower features an arched doorway and a large number of windows, including an oeuil-de-boeuf. The facade of the main house offers two doors, one with a semi-circular arch, decorated with pilasters and sculpted columns, and a series of windows with granite frames.
From the tower, the first door opens into a hallway with cement floor tiles. The entrance hall serves the dining room, kitchen, toilets and a wooden staircase leading to the different levels of the tower. Under the stairs, a door leads to the boiler room. Opposite the front door, the large dining room is filled with natural light from two windows and a door opening onto the garden to the rear. The floor is parquet. The inset fireplace has a wooden mantelpiece, decorated with carved columns and topped with a mirror. On the opposite side, an opening leads to the kitchen featuring three painted walls, and one having retained exposed, grouted stones. From the main building, a door opens onto a second entrance and a second wooden staircase leading to the upper floors. It serves a lounge and a study in a row. The extensive full-width living room is lit by windows on both sides and paved with cement tiles. One wall has retained its rough-hewn stonework. On the opposite side, the fireplace is of large dressed granite blocks. On the side, a door leads to an office.
The staircase of the house leads to a landing. On one side, it serves a large living room and a connecting bedroom. On the other, an office, a large bedroom with dressing room and bathroom. The extensive living room, with parquet floor and painted walls, is lit by facing windows. This bright room is adorned on the side with a monumental carved wood fireplace, featuring small columns and topped with an ornamental mirror. A door framed in granite leads to a room with a granite fireplace. On the other side, a corridor leads from the landing to an office with a French window opening out to the garden. A second door opens into a large room, with a window, used as a dressing room. The third door gives access to a large room in the square tower. Here, the windows open to the rear, the floor is large straight strip parquet. A wooden fireplace, decorated with carved columns, adorns one of the walls. The bathroom offers a shower, bath and toilet. It is situated in the tower, lit by two large windows and an oeuil-de-boeuf.
The staircase in the tower leads to three rooms, one of which is at the front. Each of the two other connecting rooms feature an independent access, one through a door from the tower, the second via a door from the staircase of the house. A separate bathroom with shower and toilet is located in this area. The second staircase in the main building leads to two large attics. They are lit by skylights and have parquet floors. They can be converted.
This structure was built in the 19th century to develop the dairy activity of the estate. It has been converted into two comfortable gîtes. The building has a slate roof and is made of rendered coursed rubble masonry punctuated with windows. Built at the entrance to the property, it faces the garden, opposite the tower of the manor house. First gîte (holiday cottage) with a surface area of approximately 150 m²: Accessed from the courtyard by a staircase, this part of the outbuilding is built on two levels, the first offering a living room with fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with toilet. The second level comprises four bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Second gîte with a surface area of approximately 140 m²: From the terrace, a door leads to the first level and opens onto a living room with a fitted kitchen, a scullery, a bedroom, a shower room and a toilet. The upper floor offers three bedrooms and a shower room with toilet. Both houses can be rented out on a yearly or seasonal basis.
Created in the 20th century, this level comprises several spaces. It used to serve as a dairy workshop. This area is located underneath the outbuildings. With a surface area of approximately 400 m², it can be reached via a staircase from a door under the gîtes. It opens to the rear via sliding doors and a French window. It is divided into several spaces: a kitchen/laboratory area, three cellars in the old ice houses, and a wine cellar which could easily be connected to the part of the manor house where the boiler room is located.
Accessed by a staircase from the mezzanine floor of the outbuilding, it is of the same size, i.e. approximately 400 m².
The former offices
The second building, separated from the first by a terrace, overlooks the garden to the rear of the manor. These former offices, used as accommodation, offer a surface area of approximately 60 m² and are currently being renovated.
This garage of about 90 m² is enclosed. It accommodates cars and agricultural equipment for the maintenance of the property.
This garage of about 55 m² is closed and used as a shed for garden equipment.
Built below the manor house, this wooden construction is built on two levels. Horse stalls and a shed, topped by an attic.
Surrounding the manor house, it has been cleverly partitioned by hedges, shrubbery and flowerbeds, thus allowing guests to enjoy the garden. Large trees adorn the park. The complex, once surrounded by a moat and walls, is now bordered by a shelterbelt of trees. At the rear, the garden is surrounded by lawned areas, with shrubbery and flower beds. A granite basin marks the centre. At the back of the garden, a greenhouse is used to grow vegetables and flowers, a passion of the current owners.
A water well is used to water the vegetable garden.
Woodlands and meadows
The woodlands, planted in the 1930s, consist of a mixture of various species (chestnut, Sitka spruce). They are bordered on the edge of the property by a river where trout can be fished. The rest of the property is made up of meadows.
Situated in the heart of the county of Léon, with its undeniably rich heritage, the manor lies close to the coast and to tourist attractions. It is hidden from prying eyes, surrounded by various outbuildings, meadows and woods. The manor house and various outbuildings allow the new owners to combine several projects in the same location, as the extensive surrounding grounds provide sufficient space to develop commercial activities and simultaneously guarantee a private area in a location offering many advantages.
|Land registry surface area||6 ha 49 a 6 ca|
|Main building surface area||340 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Outbuilding surface area||280 m2|
|including refurbished area||280 m2|
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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.