This renovated former blacksmith’s forge offers 4 bedrooms, an open lounge / dining room and kitchen, a rear patio and a good size lawned garden to the rear. It is set in a quiet village surrounded by lush Brittany countryside and is within easy reach of towns such as pretty and historic Gouarec (4km / 2.5 miles where the Nantes-Brest canal meets the river Blavet) and Rostrenen (11km / 7 miles) with its supermarkets and numerous other amenities. Heating is provided by a wood-burning fire in the lounge which serves to heat the entire house for most of the year and a fuel-oil based central heating system with radiators in place, in case of need, on the ground floor. Electric radiators are in place in the upstairs accommodation. The house also features double glazing throughout.
Floor space: 134m, plot size: 2,716m², taxe foncière for 2016: around €400.
Ground floor: lounge / dining room opening into the kitchen, a laundry room with shower and wash basin, one bedroom, a bathroom and a separate WC.
First floor: large landing, 3 bedrooms and a WC with wash basin.
Outside: a good size terrace to the rear of the house overlooking a large lawned garden, a smaller terrace to the side of the house (to benefit from evening sunshine), workshop and storage areas.
LOUNGE / DINING ROOM / OPEN KITCHEN (approx 44.2m²) – spacious, bright and airy, open-plan with attractive exposed stonework around the granite fireplace and walls painted in white. The kitchen is fitted in white wood with a tiled surround to the worktops and features a double sink, an extractor fan along with cupboards and drawers for storage (electrical appliances are not included in the sale).
From the kitchen you access a small hallway which includes the staircase in wood to the first floor and access to:
BEDROOM 1 (approx 9m²) – with painted walls.
BATHROOM (approx 6.1m²) – largely tiled and featuring a bath with shower attachment, a double wash basin with cupboards underneath in wood and a large mirror.
LAUNDRY ROOM WITH SHOWER (approx 8.4m²) – featuring a combination of tiling and wood panelling to the walls, storage cupboards and shelving and the plumbing for a washing machine. A shower cubicle and a wash basin with a towel rail are also in place.
SEPARATE WC (approx 2m²)
Initially you arrive at a small landing (approx 1.8m² above a height of 1.8m) where a small desk could be placed to create an office area however there is also a second corridor landing area of a much greater size.
MAIN BEDROOM (approx 17.5m² above a height of 1.8m with additional floor space below this height) – with white painted walls, beams to the ceiling and a large floor-to-ceiling wardrobe with sliding mirror-fronted doors, which is included in the sale.
The second landing is of approximately 7.5m² above a height of 1.8m and includes ceiling beams.
BEDROOM 3 (approx 8.5m² above a height of 1.8m with additional floor space below this height) – with painted wallpaper in white and a shade of red plus beams to the ceiling.
BEDROOM 4 (approx 12.8m² above a height of 1.8m with additional floor space below this height) – painted in pastel shades and featuring beams to the ceiling
SEPARATE WC (approx 2.1m² above a height of 1.8m with additional floor space below this height) – including a wash basin.
POTENTIAL BEDROOM 5 / CHILDREN’S PLAY ROOM / OFFICE (approx 13.7m²) – close to being fully completed, this room is accessed from the laundry room. It is bright and well-lit with walls painted in white and two windows along with electrically-operated window shutters.
A large terrace runs the length of the longère to the rear and benefits the sun until late afternoon. To the side of the house is a smaller terrace which catches the sun through the evening. A large lawned garden includes an apple tree and the vendor is including the small tractor (to cut the grass) in the sale. A workshop / storage unit / small garage (approx 16m²) and a separate log store (approx 5.5m²) are attached to the house alongside which there is off-road, gated parking adjoining the enclosed garden.
The house’s roof was renewed in 2013.
Village facilities within easy walking distance comprise a bar tabac, a food store which also sells that most essential staple of French life – fresh bread! There is also a wine shop.
The ferry ports of Roscoff (serving Plymouth and Cork) and Saint Malo (serving Portsmouth and Jersey) are 110km (69 miles) and 128km (80 miles) away respectively. Brest airport is 114km (71 miles) away, from where the airline FlyKiss (www.fly-kiss.com) operates a service to Luton. Dinard airport is 124km (78 miles) away into which Ryanair fly from Stansted several times per week all year round and from East Midlands currently (as at June 2017) between April and the end of October.
Ref. M411-22. Price: €104,940 of which 5.66% is agency fees and TVA thereon (net sale price to the vendor: €99,000).