A 16th century manor, two houses and four dwellings in parklands
with a lake and an orchard in the midst of a quiet village, 10 minutes from the beaches
Locquirec, FINISTERE brittany 29241 FR

Location

The hamlet, set between the countryside and the sea, is in the Léon region of the Finistère department, near to Morlaix and the coast. Morlaix station, 15 minutes away, provides 3-hour TGV train links to Paris. Brest airport, with its many destinations, and the port of Roscoff, with its ferry links to England, are both 35 minutes away. Sixth form colleges and large infrastructures are 5 km away. The seaside resort of Locquirec is 10 minutes away, whilst that of Carantec is less than 30 minutes away.

Description

The village, surrounded by woods, meadows and fields, is crossed by a little country lane. It comprises several meticulously renovated houses. The four houses are aligned along the village street. On the other side, on a little more than a hectare of parklands, with a garden, a river, a lake and an orchard, a high wall bordering the road features an opening for cars which opens into a courtyard. The manor house can be glimpsed inside the enclosed area, behind a separation wall closed by a gate. The section constructed in the 16th century is in the foreground, that added in the 19th century, adjoining the manor and inspired by the ship owners’ homes, is on the other side near the garden. It is surrounded by the other two houses and a shed. A fountain, a lake and a river, classified as good for fishing, enhance the parklands. Two farm sheds, used as outbuildings have been installed, one is near to the houses, the other near to the lake.

The manor house

The manor house is composed of four buildings, laid out in a U-shape, constructed from quarry stone blocks, with granite stone surrounds framing the openings, all topped with slate roofs. The first building features a hanging roof dormer. It is linked to the main building via a square tower, housing a spiral stairway, to which is adjoined a turret with corbelling and a figurine at its base. This tower is topped with a sprocket pyramid roof and has granite stone quoins (the roofing framework is visible and well preserved). The south facade of the main building was entirely redesigned in the 19th century. Set at right angles, a building with a semi-circular arched entrance door is linked to a last building, topped with a slate roof.


Ground floor
An arched door on the side of the manor opens from the courtyard into a vestibule, paved with shale tiles. It leads at the end to the square tower, housing the stairway that goes to the upper floors. An arched opening provides access to a vast lounge, with lime-rendered walls. This room is made extremely bright by its many openings. An arched door leads out to the garden. On one side of the room, a monumental fireplace, composed of large pieces of dressed granite stone, houses a wood-burning stove. This lounge communicates with a little lounge and a dining room via two doors, with pink granite archways. Following on is a kitchen. A stairway in the dining room goes upstairs.
First floor
The spiral, pink granite stairway goes up to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, all with parquet flooring or carpet, and a toilet. The stairway going up from the small lounge provides access to another two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet.
Second floor
The landing provides access to two bedrooms, with views over the garden. Each has its own shower room and toilet. A third bedroom has been converted in the old top room under the roof of the tower.
Garage
This building stands facing the manor. Constructed from granite quarry blocks and topped with a slate roof, it is used as a laundry and storage room.
Outbuilding
Two farm sheds are used for storage purposes. One is near to the houses, whilst the other is near to the lake.
The parklands
Various areas surround the manor house. On one side, facing the 19th century section of the manor, an orchard is planted with numerous fruit trees. A large number of shrubs and hydrangea bushes colour the exteriors and the grassy areas surrounding the buildings. The parklands slope gently down to a fountain that spurts into a granite quarry block and dressed stone wash-house, before continuing down to the river, crossed by a bridge. A barrier closes the grassy land that surrounds the lake, the edges of which are planted with trees.
Well
There are three wells on the property, two of which are in use.

The bread oven house

This house, adjoining the 19th century section, is constructed from granite quarry blocks under a gable, slate roof. The restored, exposed stone bread oven bears witness to its past vocation. A door opens from the garden, windows in the facade and skylights illuminate the inside.
It spans a floor surface area of approx. 44 m².


Ground floor
This level comprises a large room, with lime-rendered walls. A granite fireplace, housing the bread oven, heats the living room. A kitchen area and a shower room.
First floor
A bedroom, a shower room and a toilet.

The orchard house

This old farm building has been restored and converted into a guest house. Constructed from granite quarry blocks under a gable, slate roof, this rectangular building features a lean-to. It faces the manor on one side and overlooks the garden.
It spans a floor surface area of approx. 70 m².


Ground floor
This level includes a large lounge, with lime-rendered walls. A granite fireplace enhances one of the walls, a section of which features pointed, exposed stone. The open-plan kitchen is fully fitted. A wooden stairway goes upstairs.
First floor
A landing provides access to two bedrooms.

The chapel house

Facing the manor, this large house looks out, on one side, over the quiet country lane and faces the chapel. On the other side, it overlooks the 16th century section of the manor. Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 108 m² over three levels, it is constructed from granite quarry blocks under a gable, slate roof, featuring roof dormers.
This house could be rented out on a yearly or a weekly basis.


Ground floor
This level comprises a lounge, with an open-plan kitchen, a fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a bedroom and a bathroom.
First floor
A landing leads to two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Second floor
A landing provides access to two bedrooms, with sloping ceilings, a toilet and a shower room.

The old sharecropper farmhouse

This is the second house in the hamlet. It overlooks the little country lane, on one side, and a private garden on the other. A detached building, it has its own garden, opening on to the property’s parklands. It is reached off the lane via the main gateway. Constructed from granite quarry blocks, it has a gable, slate roof featuring skylights and openings facing one another. Large, double doors provide access from the garden.
It spans a floor surface area of approx. 110 m². Courtesy of its location, it could be rented on a yearly or a seasonal basis.


Ground floor
A large room, with lime-rendered walls, an open-plan kitchen and a fireplace, with a wood-burning stove. A bedroom, a shower room and a toilet.
First floor
A landing provides access to two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet.

The fountain house

This little, 2-storey “penty” is constructed from granite quarry blocks, under a gable, slate roof. Although it is adjoined via a gable wall to the river house, it is separate and independent, with its own garden, opening on to the parklands.
It spans a floor surface area of approx. 42 m². Courtesy of its location, this house could be rented on a yearly or a seasonal basis.


Ground floor
A living room, with a kitchen area, a shower room and a toilet.
First floor
A bedroom.

The river house

Standing alongside the little country lane, this house faces the woods and the river. It has its own garden; a veranda closes the terrace. Under a gable, slate roof, it is laid out in an L-shape over two levels.
It spans a floor surface area of approx. 63 m². It could be rented on a yearly or a seasonal basis.


Ground floor
A large living room, with a kitchen area, a shower room and a toilet.
First floor
Two bedrooms.

Our opinion

Dominating the middle of the village, this manor is surrounded by its houses, its outbuildings, its lake and its orchard. It has all the necessary features to make it a pleasant place to live. The manor and its two houses could be separated from the four other houses, making additional projects possible on the same site. All the buildings, renovated using good quality materials, are in a good state of repair. In these eventful times, these premises are ideal for those seeking a peaceful way of life in a countrified setting, away from all visual and audible nuisances.

1 383 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 656019

Land registry surface area 12990 m2
Main building surface area 360 m2
Number of bedrooms 8
Outbuilding surface area 420 m2
including refurbished area420

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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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