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Brittany HousePiémont Cévenol LandPiémont Cévenol BuildingPiémont Cévenol Stone RuinsSummary


A Modest “Grand Designs” project 40 minutes Beaches + St Malo port . 30 minutes to Historic City of Rennes 15 minutes to Medieval Dinan

€ 117,000 Cash or Exchange
No chain
From Circa 1750
A quietly imposing rural building with manageable gardens (about ½ acre);
Set in a small hamlet midway between the Port of St Malo and the main city of Rennes in Northern Brittany.
Tranquillity without isolation.

Beautiful views and walks over open countryside.
The building is currently being restored as an Artist loft. This is a “work in progress”.
The interior has benefited from a back to bare stone structural renovation with lime rendering throughout bringing the property to an original blank canvas. A bare shell.
This is a project where the dirty heavy work has been done with great respect to traditional materials and techniques;
With low overheads, could be an ideal investment for holiday lets or a main residence with vast potential within the existing structure.
Also a small outbuilding and a well supplied well...

Brittany farmhouse specifications

Work done overall:

All rotten flooring and partitions removed ; any sound timber set aside in lean to barn. Open fireplace restored to original locally sourced oak lintels, all beams taken to sound wood and treated with “Xylophen”.
Walls and Floors
Floors dug out. Damp proof membrane installed on compacted sand.
25mm (1”) Polystyrene insulation and 100 mm (4”) concrete floor laid with shielded electrical cabling and hot & cold water pipes (per) within.
100 mm ventilation to fireplace from exterior, underfloor ventilation to workshop and kitchen.
Finish to 70 mm below zero to allow finish screed or wood floor or tiling
All cement render removed to bare stone.
All stonework to windows and door frames restored and cleaned.
Walls to kitchen and main room rendered with lime + local sand.
Walls to workshop cleaned to stone and washed with lime milk.
Doors to kitchen, workshop and main upstairs rooms replaced with hardwood double glazing with Xenon gas filling to contemporary specifications.

Consumer unit replaced to current regulation.
12 sockets to kitchen walls.
14 sockets to main room walls + Provision for IT and Phone ports.
2 sockets to workshop (provision for 12) surface mounted.
New water meter and pipework in per.
Current 1. To new hot water sealed unit serving bathroom and kitchen.
Current 2. Cold water to kitchen and bathroom.
Current 3. Cold water to workshop.

Accommodation Ground Floor
Site kitchen: 2,50 m x 6 m (8' x 20 ' approx.)
Carcass and worktop with stainless steel 1 ½ sink LH drainer.
Hot water sealed emersion tank.
Double glazed door to courtyard.

Main Room: 7 m x 6 m (24' x 20 approx.)
Open fireplace restored with new oak beams (20kw wood burner with back boiler optional).
Original front door to West courtyard.
Original windows to West courtyard.
Large stone “vaisselier” arched niche.
Stone arched doorway to workshop.
7 double electric sockets (total 14).
Stone arched doorway to East garden.

New electrical consumer unit to provision 3 floors if required.
Water meter.
Electric meter.
Original oak beams and ceiling cleaned and treated.
Original cleaned stone work in local stone to all doorways, chimney and windows.

Workshop: 4m x 6m (18' x 20')
Double glazed hardwood doors to South (into lean to barn) and to the West courtyard.
2 electrical sockets – provision for 12 sockets possible..
Walls cleaned to stonework and limed.
Original oak beams and wood ceiling (cleaned and treated).
Echelle de meunier to 1st floor with hatch door (stairway).

Lean to Barn: 6m x 6m (20' x 20' approx.)
Large covered area with earth wall to East with stone arch.
Feature stone “vaissellier” arched niche.
Practical floor of scalpings compacted.
South side looking onto orchard, garden and open fields.
West side giving into courtyard.
Suitable for caravan/motorcar storage, currently outdoor living space March to October.
Provision of double glazed windows and doors to enclose as a conservatory.

BRITTANY - Character rural
Property approx. 70m2 (880 sq. ft.) per floor (x2) + full floored Attic

  Disposition currently:
Ground floor
Side kitchen 8' x 20'
Living room with open fireplace 20' x 21'
Workshop 15' x 20' linked to 20' x 20' lean to open barn

Bathroom 8' x 20'
Main room 20' x 21' and
second room 15' x 20'

Top floor
Attic 1 8' x 20' to eaves, and 2 skylights
Attic 2 36' x 20' to eaves with small window to gable and 3 skylights

  1400 m2 Garden (½ acre) – Courtyard to West Front, with outbuilding and functioning well, to East, grassed and vegetable garden (excellent soil) to the South a small orchard, with cherries, apples & plums

The property is situated 20 miles from the Brittany Emerald Coast with its beautiful beaches, rugged landscapes and seaside towns.
The Portsmouth to Saint Malo car ferry is approximately 40 minutes, and Dinard airport 20 Mn.
The house is between 4 local villages with shops, markets, restaurants, hotels and gites (guest houses), Post offices, schools, dentists and doctors and the usual range of cultural and sporty associations.
Historic Bécherel is renowned for its concentration of bookshops and literary events.
Evran sits on the Canal of La Rance for boating to the sea, or inland, and lovely walks.
Plouasne is a more agricultural centre with hikes to cycle paths on the old railway routes.
The nearest village of Le Quiou has Roman villa remains and its historic society.

  The beautiful medieval city of Dinan is 10 miles towards the coast and is very popular with the British tourists amongst others with its historic centre, lovely markets, galleries and numerous musical and artistic events throughout the year. Its port and the estuary valley shelter boats for sailing in the open sea.

  To the North, the coastal towns of Dinard and St Malo are rich in history, commerce, and architecture. Dinard hosts each year the Festival of British Cinema in September.
  The beaches to East and West have a great variety of character and a constant supply of great fresh sea food. Locally there are lakes with recreational facilities and forests for walkers and mushrooms lovers.
To the South, in ½ an hour, you reach Rennes, the “capital” of Brittany. A university city with beautiful historic centre, TGV (High speed train) to Paris in 2 hours, an airport, and all the “big” shops and commercial malls.

TODAY - Whole portfolio circa. € 214,000           Contact/Enquiry Email:

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