This delightful longère has been well-maintained and is the perfect retreat if you’re looking for the quiet life with spectacular views over rolling hills. The vendors wish to sell the house including some of the furniture with other pieces available subject to negotiation, so here’s a fantastic opportunity to acquire a ready-made holiday home or to re-locate to Brittany with greatly reduced moving expenses.
LOUNGE (approx 26.5m²) – accessed from the kitchen through attractive double doors in oak with small glass panes, the lounge provides a very pleasant sitting area and features beams to the ceiling. Amongst the quality furniture pieces included in the sale are an attractive coffee table, TV unit, chests of drawers, book shelves and a small dining table, all in wood and match the mantel piece and hearth surround with its wood-burning stove.
FITTED DINING KITCHEN (approx 27.2m²) – individually designed and fitted by craftsmen, the fitted kitchen is in solid oak with a five-hob gas cooker with extractor fan, an electric oven, tiled worktop with a double sink, a fridge, decorative oak shelves and cupboards and a traditional stone hearth with a wood-burning stove set below the large chimney breast with timber beams surround. The kitchen also features beams to the ceiling, a tiled floor and includes two electric radiators. An attractive free-standing wall unit in matching oak allows crockery display and provides additional storage space. A dining table with four chairs is included and there is a pantry. All furniture and fittings in the kitchen are included in the sale with the exception of one dropleaf table.
From the lounge, the attractive staircase in wood leads to the upstairs accommodation with a fitted storage cupboard on the landing proving shelf and hanging space.
MASTER BEDROOM (approx 8.3m² above a height of 1.8m with additional space below this height) – with beams to the ceiling, laminate wood floor, a double bed in pine, a fitted wardrobe providing shelf and hanging space, a bedside table, a small bookcase, wall lights and an electric radiator.
BEDROOM 2 (approx 8.3m² above a height of 1.8m with additional space below this height) – with beams to the ceiling and currently serves as a twin room. Decorated in pastel colours, with a laminated wood floor, two bedside tables, wall lights, a chest of drawers and an electric radiator.
BATHROOM / WC (approx 4m² above a height of 1.8m) – featuring a bath with over-bath shower, a wash basin set in a marble top on the vanity cupboards and a WC.
TO THE EXTERIOR:
The double entrance gate in wood allows access from the country lane and brings you into the gravelled courtyard area in front of the house which is south-facing. On the right you fine a number of shrubs, flowers and bushes and a lawn with views over fields and the rolling hills beyond.
The left-hand size of the longère features a sizeable, lockable store room of around 20m² with a concrete floor and currently houses the tumble-dryer, freezer and hot water tank.
The right-hand side of the longère features a good-sized workshop and the entrance to the independent guest accommodation with a shower room – including WC, wall-mounted heater, wash basin, heated towel rail – attractively tiled in pastel colours. A staircase with a fitted carpet brings you to the spacious guest lounge / bedroom of over 20m² with its beams to the ceiling, wood laminate floor, a futon sofa (never used, sleeps two), chest of drawers and two single beds with bedside tables.
At the end of the longère you’ll find a pleasant summer house with a patio door, a good-sized paved patio with a pergola, exterior light and power point and also a chiminea. Perfect for enjoying the fine summer weather! Constructed in stone it features beams to the ceiling, a fixed table top and views over adjacent fields.
A further barn with a concrete floor provides over 40m² of additional storage space.
Behind the house is a good sized lawn and a further sizeable barn for storage or which could easily serve as a garage for two cars. Alternatively it could quite conceivably be converted into additional accommodation subject to the necessary permission being obtained.
The owners have lowered the price by €20,000 net vendeur (August 2017) as a new fosse septique will be required, estimated at €7,000 - €8,000. In the light of this substantial reduction, the owners do not wish to negotiate on the sale price.
The house’s tiled roof is in a very good state of repair. The Taxe Foncière for 2016 was €367 and the Taxe d’habitation was €492 + €137 for the French equivalent of a TV licence.
The town of Callac with its various amenities is just over three miles away, Carhaix-Plouguer is around twenty minutes away and the large town of Guingamp with its high-speed TGV train station is less than half an hour’s drive. From here you can also join the RN12 dual carriageway from Brest to Rennes / Saint Malo and beyond. The beaches of Brittany’s north coast are around half an hour away.
The ferry ports of Roscoff (serving Plymouth and Cork) and Saint Malo (serving Portsmouth and Jersey) are 68km (42 miles) and 155km (97 miles) away. Brest airport is 85km (53 miles) away, from where the airline FlyKiss (www.fly-kiss.com) operates a service to Luton. Dinard airport is 141km (88 miles) away into which Ryanair fly from Stansted several times per week all year round and from East Midlands currently (as at February 2017) between April and the end of October.