This traditional Breton stone longère dates back to 1713 and is teeming with character with wood beams throughout and extensive use of attractive granite and wood panelling. It exudes a very homely feel and has been maintained to an extremely high standard, offering living space of 145m². Its expansive gardens include fruit trees with an overall plot size of around one hectare. A brand new central heating system - using drawn water and passed through a heat exchanger – has been installed and there is a water supply drawn from a well (therefore free) which is filtered and used for the washing machine, bath, showers and toilets. There is, of course also a mains water supply and the two supply sources are interchangeable.
ENTRANCE HALL – spacious and featuring an attractive staircase made from exotic wood with wood panelling to the walls up to the first floor, a granite archway to the lounge / dining room, plus access to the downstairs bedroom, laundry room, shower room and fitted storage cupboards with attractive oak doors providing plenty of hanging and shelf space as well as an under stairs storage cupboard.
LOUNGE / DINING ROOM (approx 48m², including the open kitchen) – very pleasing to the eye with its abundance of beams to the ceiling which itself is in wood, the solid granite fire surround and hearth etc, wood surrounds to most of the window recesses along with a traditional tiled floor. Three electric heating radiators are in place to supplement the wood-burning fire if required. The fire itself is of ‘serpentine’ stone which is sourced in the Alps and is usually more than sufficient to heat the lounge and provide warmth to the rest of the house.
OPEN KITCHEN – by Neff, in solid oak with a four-hob vitro-ceramic cooker, extractor fan (to the exterior), oven, microwave and dishwasher, with a solid oak serving bar set on solid granite.
BEDROOM 1 (on the ground floor, approx 16.7m²) – with an attractive parquet floor, beams and oak to the ceiling and windowsills, wallpaper to the walls and a feature stone fireplace which has an oak wardrobe built into it.
SHOWER ROOM (approx 5.2m²) – very tastefully tiled, including a wash basin with vanity unit and a large mirror, storage cupboards with drawers and shelves and a heated towel rail.
SEPARATE WC (approx 1.8m²) – with tiling to the walls, a wash basin and an ornate, small wooden wall cabinet.
LAUNDRY ROOM (approx 8.7m²) – a good size, insulated and featuring plentiful storage cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine and an outlet for a tumble dryer.
An attractive staircase in exotic wood with wood panelling to the walls and ceiling brings you to the very large landing area (approx 18.7m²), again with feature beams and wood panelling to the ceiling. The landing is carpeted, serves as office space, includes storage cupboards and provides access to:
BATHROOM & WC – tastefully tiled with its ceiling in wood, featuring a bath with over-bath shower, wash basin (including vanity unit), mirror and an ornamental shelf in wood.
BEDROOM 2 (approx 30m²) – very large, wallpapered and carpeted with beams and ceiling in wood, including storage cupboards in wood with two substantial radiators.
BEDROOM 3 (approx 21.6m²) – very large, wallpapered and carpeted with beams and ceiling in wood, double fitted cupboards in matching wood and a large radiator. The traditional wood-carved Breton bed and the Breton bedside tables are available subject to negotiation.
TO THE EXTERIOR:
There are two access gates to the property (one of which is electrically operated), a garage / workshop, wood store, carport for two cars, lockable storage and a wood store, lawns and partly-wooded gardens. A stone-built, lockable garden shed with a slate roof is situated in the gardens, which include a ‘serre’ (a greenhouse covered in robust plastic sheeting), pear, plum, cherry, hazelnut and walnut trees and the patio features a permanent barbecue. A ride-on tractor is available to purchase with the house. The slate roof of the house was renewed in 2001 and is in excellent condition.
The property is located in a quiet countryside setting around 5km from the centre of Pommerit-le-Vicomte and the large town of Guingamp is just 9km away. Within 20 minutes by car you will find some of northern Brittany’s delightful beaches and coastal paths and the major resort of Paimpol with its marina is just 21km away.
The ferry ports of Roscoff (serving Plymouth and Cork) and Saint Malo (serving Portsmouth and Jersey) are 89km (56 miles) and 130km (81 miles) away respectively. Dinard airport is 116km (72 miles) away and all are easily reached with the journeys being largely by dual carriageway. Ryanair fly Dinard to Stansted several times per week all year round and to East Midlands currently (as at January 2017) between April and the end of October. Brest airport is 111km (69 miles) away, from where the airline FlyKiss (www.fly-kiss.com) operates a service to Luton.