A 1908, large, luxurious home and its wooded parklands
in the midst of a village, 4 km from the north Brittany beaches
Ploumilliau, COTES-D'ARMOR brittany 22300 FR

Location

The Trégor region, in the French department of Côtes-d'Armor, is where most of Brittany’s coastal rivers, much-appreciated by salmon fishermen, rise; their water being cool, oxygenated and of excellent quality. The river Douron, for instance, rising from a peat bog, crosses a superb, steep-sided valley, prior to reaching the Bay of Loquirec. Whilst the river Léguer runs through wooded countryside, with marked relief, before flowing into the Bay of Lannion. This property stands midway between these two verdant valleys. Just a few kilometres away, the “Golden Belt” and Pink Granite Coast beaches are within easy reach. The location of this large, luxurious home, in the centre of a commune with close to 2,500 inhabitants, means that it is possible to walk or cycle to all daily shops and amenities. A TGV train station, just 15 minutes away, provides 3-hour links to the French capital.

Description

The road, bordered by old, granite quarry block houses and green open spaces, leads from the church to this property, just a 5-minute walk away. The house, set slightly back from the street, is protected by several pleasant features. For instance, a so-called uncovered “Flemish” pedestrian gateway, delimited by two pillars, is closed by a white wrought iron gate with a solid lower section. An enclosing wall, on either side, is topped with wrought iron railings, topped with spikes. The wall then increases in height and continues to a vehicle entrance, with wooden gates, flanked by two square stone pillars, topped with ball-shaped capitals. Once through the pedestrian gate, visitors stand facing the main house, with the outbuilding on their left-hand side. Most of the parklands are laid out to the rear. The presence of a vegetable garden and a few fruit trees is also worthy of note. This enclosed property is unoverlooked.

The large, luxurious home

This rectangular house, constructed in 1908, is topped with a steep, hip, slate roof, featuring a triangular pediment roof dormer. Tall chimney stacks, two finials and a crenelated wooden cornice give the house additional character. The front facade, embellished with dressed stone quoins and surrounds, is covered with a sand-coloured rendering which contrasts with the granite features. It has numerous west-facing openings. The rear facade still reflects its original appearance, comprising exposed shale and granite quarry blocks. Over the years a semi-circular extension, topped with a semi-candlesnuffer, slate roof and featuring numerous windows resembling a bay window, has become part of the building. Various geometrical shapes in the form of an awning, a stone terrace as well as square windows and rectangular picture windows further enhance the building.


Ground floor
Bearing witness to its era, a wrought iron and wood front door opens into a bright hall, with a high ceiling. A semi-glazed door, on the right-hand side, provides access to a vast, through lounge, lined with panelling, featuring curved shapes, ceiling moulding and a coloured, genre scene. It includes a large bookshelf unit, a fireplace, with a sculpted lintel and jambs, as well as a 180° panoramic view over the parklands. A dining room is on the left-hand side. Also on the left is a fitted kitchen laid out in a functional manner. An opening has been made at chest-height in the wall communicating with the dining room for use as a serving hatch. A toilet and a wash-hand basin are near to the door leading outside. A remarkably well preserved, solid wood stairway goes up to the first floor. Its newel post, featuring a scroll, is topped with a glass ball. And lastly, the basement can be reached via a door under the stairway.
First floor
A night-time landing provides access to four large bedrooms, laid with parquet flooring or carpet. One of these bedrooms has a fireplace and two have a dressing room and a wash-hand basin. The ceilings are at a comfortable height and the bedrooms are luminous. This level also includes a bathroom, with a toilet.
Second floor
This level has a bedroom and a bathroom, with a toilet. The additional surface area is insulated, ready to be converted if so desired.
Basement
This level runs under the full floor surface area of the house. It comprises a workshop area, a boiler room and a cellar with a packed mud floor under the rotunda.

The outbuilding

This outbuilding, once an old traditional, long farmhouse, stands at right angles to the main house. Rectangular in shape, it is topped with a gable, Sizun slate roof, featuring four hip-fronted roof dormers. Its facade is composed of exposed shale and granite quarry blocks. The main door features a semi-circular archway. It comprises a living area, a double garage and attic space awaiting conversion.


Ground floor
An entrance hall provides access to two rooms, with floor tiles, one of which features a fireplace, as well as to a toilet, with a wash-hand basin. A door leads to the double garage.
Attic
The attic space spans the full length of this traditional farmhouse. Its roofing framework is in a good state of repair. This vast room, with wooden flooring, has a water supply point for possible conversion purposes. The roof dormers let in copious amounts of light.

The parklands

These wooded, flower-tilled parklands span approx. 2,300 m². This surface area could be doubled by negotiation in accordance with the wishes of the buyer. One section is given over to use as a vegetable garden. A few fruit trees are also present as is a well. A shed, with a concrete screed, is used for storing gardening equipment.

Our opinion

The village is quiet but lively. The main house, with its large rooms, reflects an air of yesteryear. It is enhanced with parklands, spanning an appreciable surface area for a property in a market town. The house is within walking distance of all amenities such that cars can easily be left at home. The outbuilding could house a professional activity. The beaches, close by, and the surrounding undulating, wooded countryside will delight enthusiasts of swimming and walking alike.

572 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 563973

Land registry surface area 2237 m2
Main building surface area 200 m2
Number of bedrooms 5
Outbuilding surface area 193 m2
including refurbished area58 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.

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