The property is situated in the rolling countryside near the town of Le Faouet, a 10 minute drive away, the nearest village is only five minutes away by car and offers a shop, bakery, bar and library with internet access. The beaches of the south coast are a mere 30 minutes by car. The airports of Dinard (180km) and Brest (101km) offer air links to the UK, whilst the ferry ports of Roscoff (108km) and St Malo (195km) are close for those travelling by car from the UK.
The house is set back from the quiet country lane and offers parking in the private road which leads to the Lakes. It has been completely restored by the present owners in a tasteful and thoughtful way, offering spacious accommodation, without compromising on comfort. It has a light, airy ambiance thanks to the large windows throughout, offering delightful views over the garden and countryside.
It offers accommodation on three floors, including 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a huge sous-sol, such a common and useful feature of French houses.
8.60m x 4.76m
The front door opens into the open-plan sitting room and kitchen. The sitting room has a wooden floor, a large window overlooking the front of the property, 2 radiators, beamed ceiling, oak staircase to the first floor and a woodburner on a raised tiled hearth.
A beautiful fitted kitchen with wooden base and wall units which include microwave, fridge, dishwasher and extractor. The kitchen is open to the sitting room and has space for a large table and chairs in front of the window, it has a beamed ceiling, radiator and double doors leading to the veranda and garden beyond.
7.45m x 3.68m
Double doors lead through to a second reception room which is exceptionally light due to the large windows and patio doors overlooking the garden, and a side window overlooking the lane. There is a wooden floor, and 2 radiators.
2.45m x 1.86m
A door from the second reception room leads into the utility room, which has fitted wall and base units, a sink, plumbing for washing machine, window overlooking the garden, radiator, tiled floor, cloakroom area, and door to veranda.
A door from the utility room leads to the separate WC.
4.78m x 1.58m
A wooden staircase leads from the sitting room to the first floor with a beautiful feature stained glass window. In fact, there are several stained glass windows in the house as it is the present owner's hobby. They are obviously unique and a lovely feature.
3.38m x 4.81m
A light, spacious room with carpet, beamed ceiling, radiator and corridor leading to ensuite bathroom, and a dressing room (1.8m x 2.3m) which is fitted with shelves and hanging space.
Ensuite Shower Room
The ensuite shower room has pretty blue tiles on the floor and walls, a shower cubicle, vanity unit with hand wash basin and WC, and another stained glass window above the door.
3.94m x 3.80m
This bathroom is spectacular, with wooden floor, wood-panelled walls, a beamed ceiling, and a huge window overlooking the garden and fields beyond. The large bath is positioned in front of the window and cries out for a long, slow soak with a glass of wine! There is a double shower, sink, WC and two heated towel rails.
3.4m x 3.6m
A bedroom with large window, a beamed ceiling, carpet and radiator.
3.10m x 1.55m
A wooden staircase leads to the second floor landing, which is bright and airy, thanks to the large window giving views of the countryside. There is a large attic area under the eaves which contains the VMC system. With relevant planning permission, this could well be converted into living space.
3.42m x 3.12m
This bedroom is built into the eaves and has two windows overlooking the side and rear of the property, carpet, and radiator.
3.49m x 3.15m
This bedroom offers a window overlooking the countryside, carpet and radiator.
Double doors from the kitchen lead out on to a covered veranda overlooking the garden, for those lovely balmy summer evenings, and steps lead down into the garden and into the basement.
9.20m x 5.05m
Underneath the veranda is a useful area which is used as a log store and a door into the huge basement area. This has a concrete floor, stone walls, fairly low ceiling (1.77m high), 2 small open windows, electrics and the central heating boiler, which supplies the aero-thermic heating system.
The garden is in two sections. The first part is behind the house, fairly compact in size, with trees, fence and gate to private road, and offers views over the fields beyond. The second part is situated across the private road and offers a large vegetable garden, chicken run and trees.
The Lakes offer the potential to further develop an outstanding business. They are accessed via a communal road, or via the private road leading to the house and are set in 85 acres of mixed woodland, featuring various specimen trees as this was once an arboretum. There are 5 fishing lakes, one of which is stocked with 10,000 carp. The scope for development of this site into a viable fishing holiday business is vast.
The property comes with current planning permission for 3 log cabins overlooking one of the lakes, a campsite providing 20 pitches, and the conversion of an existing building into 3 apartments. There is already a huge building overlooking another lake which is currently used as an anglers' kitchen/sitting area, and a shower block/toilets.
There is vehicular access to all the lakes.
20.70m x 10.16m
A private lane leads from the communal road and this eventually brings you to the lakes themselves. There is a large barn and hangar set back from the lane, with a hardstand in front of it. Huge doors lead into the barn which has a concrete floor, electrics and water. Behind the barn is a large hangar, chicken run and vegetable garden.
There is a tree-lined road which leads down to the lakes, and Lake 1 is the on the right hand side. You get tantalising glimpses of it at various points along the lane, and the utter silence of the place is remarkable, apart from, of course, the melodic sound of birdsong. For lovers of nature, this site is outstanding. The lake is overlooked by a huge building which has an unusual appearance, due to the interesting history of the property, which the owners will entertain you with.
This enormous building is presently divided into two parts, and has concrete floor throughout, double doors and electrics. The first part is used as a storage area for fishing equipment (16.23m x 15.02m) and the second part (19.25m x 15.75m) is currently used as a kitchen/recreation area for the anglers, providing facilities to cook, a woodburner and a huge space for meals/entertainment.
A very well-equipped shower and toilet block is located near the lake. It provides separate men's and women's facilities - showers, sinks, WC's - with hot and cold water, and disabled access.
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