between the Emerald coast and Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
This property stands in a village, with a few local shops, just ten minutes from Dol-de-Bretagne. A quiet, little town, it has all amenities required for everyday life, schools and a TGV train station with 2½-hour links to Paris. The beaches of the much-appreciated seaside resorts of Saint-Malo and Dinard are a 30-minute drive away, as is the Rance Valley. This location between land and sea enables residents to take advantage of all green and coastal tourism activities and to explore the region’s wealth of heritage. Rennes, with its large infrastructures and its airport, is but 45 minutes away.
This 2-storey house is constructed from granite quarry blocks. The roof, extended by a projection, is covered with slate. The facade is encircled from one end to another by a large wisteria, resembling a string course. The openings feature dressed stone surrounds. Those on the second level are tall, arched, hanging roof dormers, with pediments, which are protected by railings. A roof dormer on one side houses a statue of Saint-Joseph. The rear facade has the same layout. The openings let copious amounts of through light into the house.
The entrance door opens into a vast hall, with a cathedral ceiling, where pride of place is given to a double wooden stairway, with two flights of stairs and candelabra balusters. An opening on one side leads to a fitted, semi-professional kitchen. It features a central unit with a granite worksurface. Very bright, this kitchen communicates via its large, pocket, picture window with a sheltered terrace. Its light-coloured Burgundy stone floor tiles blend beautifully with its white-painted, exposed ceiling beams. A monumental fireplace features a coat-of-arms.
On the other side of the hall, a vast reception room is composed of a dining area, a lounge, a bar and a billiard room. The panelled walls and the layout of the bar were designed and created by the previous owner of the premises, a cabinetmaker by trade. The carpeted floor and the wall-covering, reflecting its warm, dark colours, create a muted atmosphere. An adjoining summer kitchen communicates with the terrace and the swimming pool via wide picture windows. An opening leads to an outbuilding and a second lounge. The beams and joists are exposed and the walls fully lined with panelling. Following on are a room, given over to sport, a utility room and a workshop. Two horse loose boxes are installed at the end of the outbuilding. A stairway goes up to two attics that offer almost 150 m² of conversion potential.
The landing provides access to a main bedroom, with a dressing room and a bathroom, enhanced with wood and marble. A long corridor then leads to three bedrooms, two of which have their own shower room. They are followed by a bathroom, a linen room and a large study.
The garden behind the house includes an artist’s studio, laid out in a little half-timbered house, a wine cellar and a henhouse. A well with granite coping is topped with an elegant, wrought iron superstructure. The carport, in front of the house, can take three vehicles.
The large outbuilding can be reached via openings in the two facades, on the swimming pool and garden sides. Upstairs, large surface areas could be converted.
Symmetry is often restful. It is easily represented in the local schools of yesteryear by the class for the girls and that for the boys. The layout is particularly successful courtesy of the additional space contained in the large outbuilding. Furthermore, the location of this property provides numerous assets. The surrounding countryside is pleasant and the coast is within easy reach. The town, with all its attractions and infrastructures, is nearby. The result is a subtle synthesis, enabling its residents to live in the peace and quiet without being secluded. Out of sight of onlookers, with its vast interior areas and its swimming pool, it is also extremely comfortable. These premises are but an invitation to relax. The completely enclosed garden is wooded and abounds in flowers. The adjoining plot and the loose boxes make it possible to envisage accommodating horses.
|Land registry surface area||8498 m2|
|Main building surface area||350 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Outbuilding surface area||300 m2|
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.