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Brittany, Morbihan, Josselin (56 Morbihan)

FRANCE
  • 4 acre property
  • 4 bedroom farmhouse on three levels
  • Attached 1 bedroom gite
  • Detached cottage/workshop which has been partly renovated, formerly an artists studio
  • 2 garages, workshop and log stores
  • Secret garden (700m2 ) which is designated as BUILDING LAND
  • Grounds of 1.5 ha (about 4 acres) comprising an orchard, meadow land and woodland
  • Walking distances of shops and a bakery
A really unique and unusual property with no immediate neighbours just a few minutes walk to shops in Josselin with a 4 bedroom house, an attached 1 bedroom gite, a partly converted detached cottage, garaging and workshop  with gardens, orchard, meadow and woodland all set in some 4 ACRES.  Viewing highly recommended.
Description

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning ‘ensemble’ comprising of an 18th century 4-bedroom farmhouse with adjoining 2 person ‘gite’ plus a pretty detached cottage which has been partly restored. Potential as a further dwelling. Set in a truly remarkably rural environment renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with 1.5 HECTARE of secluded grounds (approx. 4 acres) YET only a 5 minute walk to the impressive Chateau set in the very heart of the vibrant medieval Josselin. There is a wide range of shops together with a wealth of amenities and facilities. Only a few minutes on foot to wander down and pick up fresh bread and croissants. The property is approached via a quiet rural lane and when you enter the double gates to the grounds you immediately fall under the spell of this magical environment. You will certainly not be disappointed by the beautiful setting that greets you. This is a private and versatile home which together with the extensive land offers a broad appeal and will suit many types of life styles. The comfortable and tastefully decorated accommodation is highly flexible and adaptable to most requirements. There is excellent income potential for purchasers considering running An ongoing Bed & Breakfast business/or seasonal holiday lets. Alternatively it makes a great spacious family home. The main farmhouse provides well proportioned accommodation and is double glazed throughout. A very efficient wood-burning stove in the sitting room and elsewhere electric heating. There are 2 spacious and comfortable bedrooms on the first floor both having en-suite facilities. On the second floor 2 further generous sized bedrooms (one with en-suite and the other with toilet and hand basin). There is an attractive attached 1-bedroom self-contained ‘gite’ with its own terrace. ALSO a detached stone cottage which has been partly restored and has potential to convert for a variety of uses such as: art studio, holiday letting or simply extra guest accommodation for friends and family. The land and gardens are certainly a particularly feature of this unique ‘ensemble. The grounds extend to 1.5 HECTARE (approximately 4 acres) which is highly unusual for a property located in a town. It is an absolute haven for a huge variety of wildlife and simply a nature lover’s paradise. To the side of the property are steps leading up to a higher tier and there can be found a wonderful ‘secret’ garden. In this elevated garden is a feature stone wall pond and a tropical planted area from which to enjoy the splendid rural surroundings. It may be of interest to note that 700m2 of this area is designated building land. On a lower tier is a large orchard meadow and woodland. Very private and the boundary borders wooded grounds of the nearby Monastery and Nature Park. Equestrian and/or small holding possibilities exist on this site. Potential for grazing one or two horses/ponies in the meadow.
House accommodation

Ground floor: Double glazed door leads into: Kitchen/dining room: 34m2. Tiled floor throughout. Electric storage heater. Exposed feature stone wall. Well fitted kitchen with a good range of storage cupboards above and below. Ample drawers. Double gas hob with extractor hood above. Electric double oven (one fan assisted), integrated fridge and dishwasher. Attractive tiled splash-back areas. Ample worktop surfaces. Sink unit. Door into: Utility room: 7m2. Tiled floor. Ample space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer etc. Hot water tank (200 litre). Downstairs toilet with wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Garden level: Separate Sitting room: 31m2. A lovely bright room. Tiled floor. Efficient wood burning stove. Double glazed French-doors leading to a terrace and the garden. Electric radiator. Wooden staircase leads to: First floor Landing: Fitted carpet on landing. Large Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room: 27m2. A lovely south facing room which is beautifully presented. Carpet. Spacious built-in storage cupboards. Double glazed window with roller shutters. En-suite: bath with overhead shower and panel. Toilet and bidet. Wash hand basin with mirror above. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Fully tiled on one wall. This room has two doors with the versatility of closing off access door on the landing and creating a private en-suite for this bedroom. Spacious Bedroom 2 with en-suite: 21m2. Carpet. Another large bedroom with tasteful décor. En-suite: bath with overhead shower with sliding panels. Toilet, wash hand basin with vanity unit and mirror above. Tiled floor. Double glazed windows with roller shutters. Wooden staircase continues to: Second floor landing Fitted carpet. Small velux window. Bedroom 3: 15m2. Carpet (wooden floor beneath). Door leading into a room with toilet and wash hand basin (no shower in this room). Tiled floor. Radiator. Velux with blind. Spacious Bedroom 4 with en-suite: 20m2. Fitted carpet. 2 velux windows with blinds. This is a very light and bright room. En-suite: Modern corner shower, toilet, wash hand basin. Velux window. A second door leads to the landing.
Gite accommodation

This delightful little holiday cottage is tucked away on one side of the farmhouse. Attractively presented and decorated throughout. This presents an ideal opportunity for extra income potential as a holiday let or simply as separate accommodation for visiting friends and family. There is a kitchen/living space (12m2) on the ground floor plus a shower room and toilet. On the first floor under the eaves is a bedroom (11m2) with sufficient space for a double and single bed. There is a rear door which leads to a small private terrace and access to the surrounding land and gardens. Internet available. Separate electric fuse box.
Former studio and outside

Approximately 70m2 on two levels. This area has been partly renovated and was previously an artist’s studio. Feature exposed stone wall. Laminated floor. Main room has a fireplace with a wood burning stove. Steep steps lead to attic space above which is boarded and ideal for conversion. 2 Garages Workshop 3 log stores Ample parking space for several vehicles at the front of the property. Land: 1.5 HECTARE (approx. 4 acres). Comprises of orchard, extensive meadow and woodland. ‘Secret’ garden (700m2) which is designated building land. Laid to lawn with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs.
Location

Beautiful rural setting yet within 5 minutes walk to the heart of Josselin - a picturesque medieval ‘floral’ town which is set on the north bank of the River Oust/Nantes-Brest canal. The impressive fairytale 12th century Chateau dominates overhead. The town offers a wealth of shops, amenities and facilities. There are splendid off road circuits for walkers/dog walkers and cyclists alike. Nearby is the Forest of Paimpont full of Celtic legends. There are many interesting medieval towns and dense forests to explore. Many glorious sandy beaches on the south and southwest coast are easily accessible from Josselin’s excellent geographical setting. Dinard and Rennes airport approximately 1 hours drive. Nantes and Brest are approximately 2 hours. Vannes and the many idyllic islands which comprise the ‘Golfe du Morbihan’ can be reached within 45/50 minutes.
Services and taxes

DPE Rating: D & B Taxe Fonciere 930 Euros per year to include dustbin collection Taxe D’Habitation 200 Euros per year approximately. Services: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Note: Separate fuse box connected to the little gite. There is a septic tank connected in good working order but this may require upgrading to meet current day regulations. Telephone and broadband connected (2 MB approx.)

 

Property Ref: F893e-1345