in the Morbihan countryside
This property in the north of Morbihan, a dynamic department abounding in a wealth of heritage and geographic sites as well as economic centres and university towns. In an unspoilt countrified setting, half-way between the north and south coasts, in a land rich in hiking trails through forests and alongside canals as well as the banks of Lake Guerlédan, this property is near to Pontivy with its shops and schools.
Constructed around 1900 on the foundations of an old manor house, this east-west-facing chateau reflects the Art Nouveau style. It is built from granite quarry blocks and topped with a gable slate roof featuring shed dormers. The toothed quoins are made of dressed stone. The main facade, with its semi-circular arched windows, is divided by two projections flanking the entrance. A flight of curved steps give access to said entrance, protected by an awning, itself topped with a gable dormer. This chateau spans four levels, built over a semi-underground cellar and under attic space.
A vast entrance hall, with cement floor tiles, provides access to two communicating reception rooms, with herringbone pattern parquet flooring. The first of these lounges comprises two sections, separated by a sliding pocket door. It notably features an outstanding Art Nouveau style fireplace. A door on the north side of this same lounge leads to the greenhouse, with its vaulted metal framework, awaiting renovation. Both lounges are decorated with panelling, ornamentation and wall paintings. The second lounge also has an original ceiling with vaults alternating with beams and bricks. A third lounge as well as two other utility rooms complete the ground floor. An original lift, currently concealed, is in the stairwell area. A second, back entrance is on the south-east side of the chateau.
Reached via a stairway with wrought iron, followed by carved wood, Art Nouveau style railings, the first-floor landing provides access to four bedrooms, with parquet flooring, renovated with bath or shower rooms and toilets. A fifth room and a toilet complete this level.
This floor has been partially renovated. A bedroom with a shower room and toilet has been created. Another is partially renovated and three other areas could be converted into more bedrooms or living rooms.
This level comprises eight old staff bedrooms, reached via a corridor and awaiting renovation.
The attic space is taken up by two adjoining rooms.
A kitchen, several storage rooms, a utility room and a laundry room compose this level. It can be reached via two accesses, one inside and one outside.
A building houses three garages and a workshop, all topped with attic space.
An old-fashioned charm still floats through the greenhouse, a poetic area enveloped in flowers and greenery, awaiting renovation. The chateau itself is one of those that exude vibrations, felt in premises in need of finishing touches. The initial renovation works undertaken were first-class and will form a solid base for completing the works on the remaining levels.
|Land registry surface area||11 ha|
|Main building surface area||775 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||15|
Finistère Sud, Morbihan
Gilles Durin +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.