amidst an unspoilt, 24-ha estate in the south of the Finistère department
Pont-Aven is a town much-loved by painters, a place which is well-known and that is continually experiencing an artistic revival. This town, with close to 3,000 inhabitants and all amenities essential to everyday life, is near to numerous road and rail routes and, of course, the sea. The nearest local shops, schools and roads are but a few minutes away.
Paris is a 3⅓-hour train journey from Quimperlé and an hour by airplane from Lann-Bihoue airport.
The houses, the oldest of which dates from the 18th century, stand on either side of the river. They are harmoniously laid out like a hamlet, with two on the right bank and three on the left bank. All are constructed from local stone under slate roofs and have dressed stone surrounds framing their windows. On either side of the bridge, miscellaneous flights of steps or small dykes make it possible to go alongside and get to the river, whether for fishing or taking a dip. This property is composed of woods, gardens, meadows and rented, cultivated land (approx. 6 ha, away from the buildings). It is crossed by the Aven, a first-category river with salmon and trout.
The first house
This house spans two levels under an attic floor.
A semi-circular-arched door opens into a vast living room, with a fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles. It is extended by a kitchen, a storage room and a toilet.
A stairway goes up from the living room to a landing, providing access to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
This area, illuminated via skylights, could be converted.
The second house
Extending eastwards from the first house, this building spans two levels, under a roof featuring three dormers on its south side. Between the two houses is a workshop area, followed by a laundry room.
The entrance door opens into a living room with exposed ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles. This through room, also looking out over the back garden, has an open-plan kitchen and a fireplace.
The stairway goes up to a landing giving access to three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The third house
Facing the first two houses, this building borders the garden on the south side by an independent exit. It spans two levels under a slate roof with dormers on the south side.
This level comprises a living room, with a fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles, opening into a kitchen on the east side.
A landing leads to two bedrooms and a shower room, with a toilet.
The fourth house
On the other side of the bridge, an old mill stands alongside the millrace. It spans two levels under a roof featuring two dormers.
This level is laid out in a similar manner to the other houses: a living room, with a fireplace, and a kitchen.
Two bedrooms and a shower room.
The fifth house
Adjoining the south gable of the mill, this house resembles all the others. It is, however, in need of finishing works.
This level comprises a living room, with exposed ceiling beams and a closed-hearth fire, as well as a separate kitchen. The floors are bare concrete.
Two bedrooms and a shower room, with a toilet.
A garden shed for housing maintenance equipment as well as a treehouse.
All the buildings are both exceptional and unique.
One day the right bank and the next the left bank of a river whose very name brings Gauguin, Émile-Bernard and many others to mind.
24 hectares in this place, in these surroundings is, once again, impressive. Like a little Pont-Aven, discreet and well-protected, but living in tune with the summer or all-year-round occupation of its houses.
Pont-Aven, as with many other towns in this region, is getting a new lease on life, new businesses are being started and the shutters on a wonderful heritage are being reopened.
|Land registry surface area||24 ha 19 a 52 ca|
|Main building surface area||195 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||12|
|Outbuilding surface area||355 m2|
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.