Outbuildings resembling a chateau in 112 ha of woods and land,
near to Morlaix Bay and its beaches in the north of the Finistère department
Morlaix, FINISTERE brittany 29600 FR

Location

This property, 10 minutes from Morlaix and less than 30 minutes from the beaches and Carantec, is within easy reach of rail and air services. Morlaix TGV train station provides 3-hour links to Paris. Brest-Guipavas airport, 40 minutes away, has 1⅓-hour flights to Paris-CDG and Roissy. Furthermore, it has regular, direct flights to 5 destinations in Italy, Spain, Greece, Great Britain and Portugal. The town of Morlaix has all infrastructures and amenities, with all schools, shops, a hospital and a clinic.

Description

This property, in the midst of 112 ha of forest and land, is composed of numerous outbuildings that once belonged to a 19th century chateau, no longer in existence. The buildings are in a dominant position, surrounded by cultivated land and a walled orchard. The construction of the main outbuilding was modelled on the Louvre, with buildings, surrounding a square courtyard, extended by two parallel wings. Its spans 1,200 m² of living space, 600 m² of which has been restored. Notably, five independent houses, each with two or three bedrooms. At a distance, an indoor riding arena, extended by a farm building, is given over to working with horses. It is completed with a schooling arena and a lunge ring. A garden and an orchard, facing the two parallel wings, are enclosed by walls. A stream feeds an open-water lake, closed by a dyke.

The main, 19th century outbuilding

Constructed from local, rendered stone and brick, this outbuilding is topped with a gable, slate roof. The quoins and the surrounds framing the openings, all arched, are alternately composed of dressed stone and brick. The tall doors are all flanked by two windows. A pavilion, with its characteristic hip roof, is set in each corner. Triangular pediment roof dormers illuminate the attic space. Flanking the pavilions on the main facade are two turrets, rising up from the ground and featuring candlesnuffer roofs with roof dormers. They stand on either side of a carriage doorway, topped with a gable, featuring a bull’s eye window.
A metal framed atrium roof covers the entire paved courtyard. The stone of the walls has been left exposed and the ground is paved with large stone tiles.
The stone of the walls, inside the courtyard opening on to the garden and the orchard, has also been left exposed. Covered with bricks, the floor is level. Small extensions, constructed along the same lines, have been added, notably along the main wall. A carriage doorway, topped with a gable and its bull’s eye window, opens on to a long corridor.

The large wing given over to hunting

The three pavilions are linked via two buildings.
The tower pavilion can be reached via a tower and via the interior courtyard. The ground floor comprises a living room and a kitchen, whilst upstairs are two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet.
The hunting pavilion, in the middle of the wing, is bigger. A living room and its fireplace, an open-plan kitchen, a lounge and rooms used for utility purposes take up the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room and a toilet.
The buildings feature openings looking out over the outside. They include large rooms such as a hunting room with its trophies and its fireplace, where a stairway goes up to a living room, as well as a study, a tack room and a stable comprising four horse loose boxes.

The large wing given over to horse-riding

This section is laid out in a similar manner, with three pavilions flanking two buildings. It stands facing the schooling arena, with the lunge ring further away. At one end, a dwelling has been converted in the arena pavilion, reached via the external facade and via the interior courtyard. On one level, a living room with an open-plan kitchen are completed with a shower room and a toilet. At the other end, the so-called “écuyers” or squires’ pavilion makes it possible to receive guests with a living room and a kitchen on the ground floor and, upstairs, two bedrooms with a shower room and toilet.
Two stables are surrounded by the arena pavilion and the central “cavalerie” or cavalry pavilion. One comprises six horse loose boxes, the other has three.
Furthermore, a conservatory has been laid out on the ground floor of the building between the central pavilion and the squires’ pavilion. A stairway goes up to a self-contained flat comprising a living room, with an open-plan kitchen, three bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet.

The attic space awaiting conversion

Two separate sections, currently used for attic purposes, could be converted into living space. The first is above the stables of the tower pavilion and the other above the outbuildings. Each has its own entrance: a stairway in a tower and another near to the interior courtyard.

The indoor riding arena and the large, farm shed

At a distance from the large outbuilding, the indoor riding arena spans a surface area of approx. 500 m². This structure, covered with sand and used for training horses, is less than ten years old. It is extended by a farm shed, one section of which is open. It spans a surface area of approx. 200 m² and houses the farming equipment required for running the estate as well as the fodder.

The vegetable garden and the orchard

The garden is enclosed by walls. It faces the open courtyard of the large outbuilding. It includes an orchard section and a vegetable garden. It spans a surface area of approx. 3,000 m².

The forest

The forest, spanning close to 92 ha, is planted with numerous species of trees which, amongst others, include conifer, birch, cypress, willow, beech, spruce, Douglas fir, Corsican pine, oak and chestnut.
With numerous well-kept pathways, the forest and its lake, spanning approx. 2 ha, are ideal for hunting not only small game (duck, woodcock), but also large game (roe deer, wild boar).
The woods are managed in accordance with a Simple Management Plan and a hunting plan is in force. The forest has Pan European Forest Certification.

The farmland

This farmland is essentially used for producing fodder or crops (wheat or others) over approx. 15 ha. Some plots, spanning approx. 5 ha, are left as meadows for grazing the horses. The farmland is free of any contract or lease.

The lake

This lake, spanning a surface area of approx. 2 ha, is fed by a stream. An open-water lake, it is dammed by a dyke. The varieties of fish include carp, roach, whitefish and trout.

Our opinion

Although originally only outbuildings, these buildings have the air of a chateau. They form a beautiful, wonderfully complete, continuous property that is near to the sea. The many leisure activities of this estate range from horse riding to hunting and hiking. The sea and its beautiful beaches are but 30 minutes away from each side of the Bay of Morlaix, Carantec or Locquirec. The current buildings, combining large reception areas interspersed with various independent areas, offer a great deal of potential. This is a first-class investment property which would suit an extensive tourist project.

2 660 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 798467

Land registry surface area 112 ha 3 a
Main building surface area 1200 m2
Outbuilding surface area 700 m2
Number of bedrooms 10

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Charles de Kermenguy +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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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