We are pleased to offer this house for sale at an extremely competitive price. Set in a quiet street just off the village centre, it has an impressive 150m² habitable floor space, a south-facing patio with an enclosed back garden and additional outbuildings. A first glance at the interior shows that it is clearly a home from an earlier era but on closer examination you’ll see that it contains a lot of high-end classical furniture (which the vendors state is available at just a nominal price, if required) and that the house is clean and perfectly habitable immediately. Clearly this is an opportunity to acquire a good-size, well-kept house for a modest price which can be updated to your own tastes and at your own pace as desired. It is heated by an oil-fired central heating system with radiators throughout.
ENTRANCE HALL – spacious, featuring wood panelling with canvas inserts to the walls and also featuring a striking craftsman-made fitted wardrobe (cloak cupboard) in cherry wood with a smaller cupboard to the side, above which you’ll see an attractive fitted mirror with cherry wood surround. This fitted furniture is included in the sale price.
‘L’ – SHAPED LOUNGE / DINING ROOM (approx 37.8m²) – double doors from the kitchen give access to the lounge / dining room which initially features a sitting area with some ornate, quality furniture pieces as shown in the photographs, before you turn the corner and it opens out into the larger, well-lit room. Here you’ll find a recently upgraded quality tiled floor in fired-earth tiles, a traditional fireplace in granite, some ornate, decorative white wood panelling and fabric covering to the walls, white wood panelling to the ceiling, an elegant, small fitted wall cupboard and a patio door to access the outside south-facing patio.
FITTED KITCHEN (approx 14.2m²) – with a high ceiling and several windows giving a bright and airy feel, it has a tiled floor, wood panelling to the ceiling, a tiled surround to the worktops, a four-hob electric cooker with oven and overhead extractor fan, a dishwasher and a good number of storage cupboards. The kitchen also features a fitted fridge housed in a substantial elm cabinet and a separate cupboard (also in elm), currently used to hold crockery. All kitchen fittings including the small table with its four chairs are included in the sale price.
BEDROOM 1 / OFFICE (approx 11.2m²) – French houses often feature a ground-floor bedroom. In this case it is used essentially as an office but clearly could be used as a bedroom if desired. This room is well-lit, has a carpeted floor, fabric wall covering and fitted cupboards along the length of one wall.
BATHROOM & WC (approx 3.1m²) – extensively tiled, featuring a bath with shower attachment, a wash basin with a cupboard and a mirror, a separate mirror-fronted wall cabinet and a WC.
The solid wood staircase with wood panelling to the walls leads to the upstairs accommodation where you’ll find a carpeted corridor landing and carpeted bedrooms. The flooring throughout is in solid oak parquet if you prefer to remove the carpets. The upstairs features a good number of quality furniture pieces. As referred to earlier, these are available if required at just a nominal price.
MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE AND ADJOINING BEDROOM / DRESSING AREA (approx 12.7m² + 11.4m²) – to access the main bedroom you pass through a small en-suite which offers an enclosed WC, a wash basin with mirror, a bidet and a mirror-fronted wall cabinet. This en-suite offers the possibility to perhaps install a shower cubicle in place of the bidet. The main bedroom has wallpaper to the walls and features some elegant furniture pieces. The adjoining smaller bedroom could be used as a dressing room and features fitted cupboards and wardrobes with bunk beds currently in place.
BEDROOM 4 (approx 13.9m²) – with wallpaper to the walls and also featuring some elegant furniture pieces including wardrobe crafted in cherry wood.
BEDROOM 5 (approx 13.3m²) – with fabric wallpaper and bedroom furniture.
BEDROOM 6 (approx 11.6m²) – with wallpaper and bedroom furniture.
GARAGE – with an electrically-operated door, a concrete floor and with space for one car. The central heating system is housed here along with the fuel-oil tank with a capacity of 1,500 litres.
TO THE EXTERIOR:
A good-size south-facing paved terrace looks onto the rear lawned garden which includes a few mature trees, bushes and flowering plants.
The outbuilding is in three sections and comprises:
- an open storage unit with a fixed barbecue including chimney. This is reasonably spacious in that it is currently used as a log store.
- a laundry / utility room with a tiled floor (area approximately 4.4m²), shelving, a sink with cupboard unit, plumbing for a washing machine and is currently used to accommodate the freezer. It includes an access door into the garage.
- a general storage room (floor space approximately 10.3m²) for such as garden equipment and fitted cupboards and shelving.
The quiet village of Saint-Thélo has a bar with restaurant and a convenience food store which also sells that staple of French daily life, bread! Extensive amenities are relatively close to hand in Loudéac which is 11.4km (7 miles) away and the pretty tourist town of Mûr-de-Bretagne is just 12.7km (8 miles) away. Close to Mûr is the popular large Guerlédan lake with it walking, cycling and boating opportunities.
Being in the centre of Brittany, you’ll find gorgeous countryside on the doorstep. The north coast of Brittany is 40km (25 miles) away and the historic south coast resort town of Vannes is 75km (47 miles) away.
The ferry ports of Saint Malo (serving Portsmouth and Jersey) and Roscoff (serving Plymouth and Cork) are 121km (76 miles) and 135km (84 miles) away respectively. Dinard airport is 107km (69 miles) away into which Ryanair fly from Stansted several times per week all year round and from East Midlands currently (as at May 2017) between April and the end of October. Rennes airport is 103km (64 miles) away, from where FlyBe fly to several UK destinations. Brest airport is 148km (93 miles) away, from where the airline FlyKiss (www.fly-kiss.com) operates a service to Luton.
Ref. M401-22, €90,100 (including agency fees & TVA thereon)
Advertised for sale by Phil Veasey, sales agent, registered no. 820.748.044 at the RSAC, Saint-Brieuc, in association with Christine's Brittany Properties, holder of Professional Estate Agent's card no. T902.