We have to say this is a stunning property and probably one of the most attractive in the region plus set in a magical location. This outstandingly picturequs and rare 4 Bedroom Stone Cottage has been renovated / reconstructed from the stone of the Former Water Mill and is set in 3,180m2 of Grounds amongst a beautiful and tranquil Countryside setting alongside a River with a ford and a footbridge, far from the Madding Crowds it often does not get any better than this.
The house is around 130m2. The land comprises 3180m2 (approx 0.78 acres). It has an island formed by the river and the mill stream of about 50% of the land.
The Main-larger section of the house was constructed about 25 years ago from the dressed granite from the old Mill House. The roof is constructed with natural mountain slate of beautiful colours. This section has two bedrooms, a large lounge/dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
The lounge has a wood burning insert/stove and several electric radiators. The fire warms the double bedroom above.
French windows open from the lounge on to a patio area above the stream and overlooking the island.
The dining area is integral with the lounge & makes a very attractive space.
Stairs lead to the two bedrooms above.
The bathroom leads off the dining area.
The kitchen adjoins the dining area and could easily be separated by a door if that were preferred.
The kitchen has a velux at one end and a dormer facing the river at the other-the sun greets you in the morning.
THE SMALLER SECTION:
The smaller part was constructed some 12 years ago and has a slate roof and cladding.
It comprises a further two double bedrooms, one en suite with a shower room .There is a small study on the upper landing, and a kitchenette/utility room.
There is a utility hall, fitted out with beech worktops and cupboards, together with a sink. An electric water heater is enclosed in the hall.
The house could therefore be divided for subletting if required with minimal modification.
The accommodation consists of:
Lounge/diner of 34.0m2
Kitchen of 10.4m2
Bathroom& toilet of 3.6m2
Bedroom 1 of 20.8m2
Bedroom 2 of 9.7m2
Bedroom 3 of 15.0m2
Shower/wash room of 4.0m2
Bedroom 4 of 14.0m2
Study of 6.0m2
Utility hall of 14.6m2
The Old Mill is constructed of huge granite stones, as is the mill stream bank. The pool below used to be a 'laverie' for washing
clothes. The small bridge links the island. The mill stream flows under the bridge leading on to the' island'. The river above the weir is OK for bathing and from the 'mainland' garden the view is up the tree lined river. Ragondin-like a coypu- have been seen here, and birds including Heron, Egret and Kingfishers visit as well as plentiful songbirds. The ruined watermill has outline consent (Certificate d'Urbanism) for the construction of a garage/store and studio above. Currently used as a garden store and external log store.
The two local villages within 5 minutes and have corner stores, library, bars, schools and a nice play-park.
Three local towns within 15mins.have all amenities & stores, garden centers, swimming pools, sports centers, medical facilities
including a regional hospital, Roman remains and many restaurants & bars.
There are endless beaches, historic towns, chateaux and ports within one hour's drive including, Quimper, Pont Aven, Concarneau, Benodet, Lorient, and many other beautiful towns & ports.
Roscoff served by Brittany Ferries lies 50mins north through the dramatic & historic town of Morlaix-a half hour north.
Nearest airport served by Ryanair, Flybe, Air France & others is at Brest, an hour away.
Alternatively there are major airports at Rennes and Dinard, just over two hours away.
Other ports to the UK include St Malo, Caen, and Cherbourg.
Off Road Parking
The department of Finistere has a feeling of being carved out of the earth by the sea and is the wildest area of Brittany, it is also the most western of all French departments. The name Finistere comes from the Latin phrase 'finis terrae', meaning 'land's end'.
It has the English Channel to the north, Cotes-d'Armor and Morbihan to the east, the Bay of Biscay to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Quimper, the department's capital, is located to the south and has a distinctive Breton character just like all the main towns such as Brest, Chateaulin, Morlaix and Quimper. Over a third of the area is covered with forest, moors and scrubland.
Along the coast, farmers divide their time between commercial fishing and working their small farms. To see the Fish-markets, Douarnenez is worth a visit as is Brest which is on the west coast and is also a major naval port.
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