This substantial, stone-built 19th-century farmhouse is set in rolling countryside and enjoys unobstructed views over green fields. With double glazing and living accommodation of 110m², a large hangar and other outbuildings, it sits on a plot of just under a hectare and offers a fantastic opportunity for someone with animals requiring grazing land or as a residential property with potential for expansion by converting the adjoining outbuildings to further accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permission being obtained. The outbuildings could easily be adapted for equestrian use making this an interesting proposition for someone with horses.
Whilst presenting a real opportunity for the quiet life in a rural setting, the nearby town of Louargat is only 6km / 3.5 miles away, the arterial RN12 dual carriageway (Brest to Rennes) is just a little further and the beaches of northern Brittany are 22km / 14 miles away.
The house is heated by a wood-burning fire in the lounge and electric radiators are in place in case of need. The entrance hall gives access initially to a utility room and an additional room which could be used as an office or adapted as a bedroom. The entrance leads further into the large open lounge and fitted kitchen with views over green fields to the rear of the property.
UTILITY ROOM (approx 10.6m²) – with a tiled floor, a shower unit, a sink with under-sink cupboards and a wash basin.
POTENTIAL OFFICE / BEDROOM WITH WC (approx 13.3m²) – with stone walls, wood panelling to the ceiling and a WC.
LOUNGE / DINING ROOM / OPEN KITCHEN (approx 50m²) – the lounge features a wood-burning fire set in a granite surround with a thick wood beam below an attractive stone chimney breast and wood panelling to the ceiling. A patio door provides access to the rear of the property. The fitted kitchen is in solid oak with its storage cupboards and drawers, a fridge, an extractor fan, a tiled worktop with a tiled wall surround, a pantry cupboard to the side and a serving bar separating it from the main lounge area. There is a connection for a gas cooker (fed by gas bottles, as in often the case in rural France) and a socket for an electric cooker to be installed as required.
The staircase in wood in the centre of the lounge includes an under-stairs storage cupboard and leads to the first floor accommodation:
BEDROOM 1 (approx 19.4m²) – with a linoleum floor covering and decorated in pastel shades with a wallpaper border below ceiling level, an electric radiator and a TV aerial socket.
BEDROOM 2 (approx 10m²) – with a linoleum floor covering, an electric radiator and decorated in pastel shades.
BEDROOM 3 / OFFICE (approx 5.8m²) – decorated in pastel shades with a linoleum floor covering and an electric radiator.
SHOWER ROOM (approx 4.8m²) – very nicely tiled to the walls and to the floor with a shower, a wash basin with shelf and a heated towel rail.
SEPARATE WC – approx 2m².
LOFT – a fold-down ladder provides access to the boarded-out loft which offers around 26m² of storage space above a height of 1.8m with additional space below this figure.
TO THE EXTERIOR:
Please see the principal photo from the rear of the main house:
The adjoining building to the left is the old cow barn with a floor space of 82m² with a loft of a similar size and could be converted (subject to planning permission) to substantially enhance the existing living accommodation to create, for example, an additional very large lounge and / or bedroom accommodation for family / guests / paying guests. An access door between this barn and the main house has been blocked up but could easily be re-opened.
To the left of the cow barn, adjoining at a right-angle is a further store of approximately 20m², hitherto used for storing wood and behind that is the large hangar of some 400m².
To right of the house is a large open hay-barn with a boarded-out loft area. This offers further substantial storage space or could be adapted as stables etc. Our photographs shows a further unit to the right of the barn, this being the garage which is accessed from the front of the property.
In front of the house, alongside the country lane there is a further old stone-built animal ‘barn’ which is divided into five separate units, each with its own door. Re-roofed in recent years and with a concrete floor, the size of these units varies between 5m² and 10m².
The roof of the main house is in good condition.
Both the north Brittany coast and the large town of Guingamp (with its high-speed TGV train service to Paris and beyond) are within easy reach of the by car, each being just 22km / 14 miles away.
Ferry ports and airports are fairly accessible as the journeys are all largely by dual carriageway. Roscoff (serving Plymouth and Cork) and Saint Malo (serving Portsmouth and Jersey) are 70km (44 miles) and 142km (89 miles) away respectively. Brest airport is 92km (58 miles) away, from where the airline FlyKiss (www.fly-kiss.com) operates a service to Luton. Dinard airport is 128km (80 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.