near to Dinard and the banks of the river Rance
Between the Emerald Coast and the Rance Valley, just a stone’s throw from the “Cale de Jouvente” slipway. In peaceful, undulating countryside, 5 km from the hustle and bustle of Dinard, with its fine sandy beaches. This property is bordered by a river that flows into the Rance, after having crossed varied landscapes, abounding in charm. A region ideal for enjoying open-air and seaside leisure activities as well as exploring its wealth of historic and architectural heritage. The nearest shops, amenities and airport are less than 3 km away. Saint-Malo and all its infrastructures, its train station with 2¼-hour TGV train links to Paris and its ferry port are 10 km away. Rennes, with its international airport, is less than an hour’s drive away.
The manor house
This 3-storey manor house, topped with a gable, slate roof was once a mill. It comprises a building, the origins of which date back to the 18th century, flanked by two 19th and 20th century wings. The building is constructed from rendered granite quarry blocks, with dressed stone quoins and surrounds framing the openings. Its main facade, with numerous windows letting in copious amounts of light, features an alcove housing the patron saint, protector of the premises. The rear facade of the house, that receiving the most sun, is bordered by a long terrace.
A vast entrance hall, with floor tiles and rendered walls, features some exposed stone. A wooden stairway, with wrought balusters, goes upstairs. This vestibule provides access, on one side, to a dining room, the floor of which is laid with Versailles pattern parquet flooring. It is enhanced with a stone fireplace, its jambs and mantel adorned with geometric motifs. The windows let in abundant light and look out over two sides of the estate. It is followed by an opening leading to a laundry room and a toilet. A lounge, on the other side of the entrance vestibule, is bathed in through light. The floor is laid with parquet flooring and the walls rendered, in the same way as those in the dining room and entrance hall. The sandy colour contrasts with that of the window lintels and the oak wood cladding on the beams. This lounge is adorned with a monumental stone fireplace, dating from the 16th century, with sculpted jambs. An adjoining kitchen communicates with a terrace on the south side of the manor house.
The landing provides access to three main bedrooms. On one side is a vast bedroom, enhanced with a marble fireplace and exposed beams, and its bathroom. A hall area leads to the two other bedrooms. Each one has its own bathroom and windows looking out over the parklands. The different hues of the wooden floors, most of which are period, the doors and the built-in cupboards bear witness once again to an ever-preserved, past elegance.
An original stairway still goes up to the attic space. White walls, lined with wainscoting, the old parquet floors, intertwining like a puzzle, appear to want to retrace the history of these four small children’s bedrooms, resounding with laughter out of their parents’ hearing. A bathroom and a hall area which could house a second bathroom, complete this level.
The main courtyard has the property’s most beautiful view over the surrounding, wooded valley. At the end, a lake and its old fishery are fed by the river, bordering the estate. The parklands, to the rear of the manor house, are looked down on by a small wood, with a wealth of different species, including an outstanding listed beech tree. This culminating point of the estate probably bears witness to the old Viking feudal motte, then a place of high justice. The family coats-of-arms can still be seen on the property’s perimeter wall. The outbuilding, constructed from stone and topped with a slate roof, has its own garden, on a promontory, once home to a chapel. Two wells provide the estate with water. A gate, providing access to a hiking trail, is concealed amongst the lush vegetation.
Perfectly sheltered behind its walls and its centuries-old trees, this manor house is protected from indiscreet onlookers. It is one of those country houses, excellent family homes, with beautiful, sober and authentic buildings on the banks of the river Rance. The outside areas are varied, the lake and its river provide coolness. Garden lovers will find a challenge equal to their enthusiasm. The interiors still bear their patina of time, the meticulous renovation works having provided all necessary home comforts. The peace and quiet that reigns over the surrounding countryside steeps into the rooms of a house which remains timeless. French pilot, Maurice-Noguès, always felt at ease when he lived here.
|Land registry surface area||18950 m2|
|Main building surface area||275 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Outbuilding surface area||240 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.