269,000€ + Notaire's Fees
Price WAS 499,000 € + Notaire's Fees • Price NOW 269,000 € + Notaire's Fees
AHIB-2-JMJ-PS Kergrist 56300 Two renovated houses and a cottage to finish, outbuilding with hot tub, plus double carport, standing on a plot of 5,000 sq. meters (just over an acre) on the edge of a thriving village.
This handsome ensemble is 7kms north of Pontivy, and about 10 kms from the renowned Lac de Guerledan ... an established tourist attraction.
This is more than simply a business, it's a lifestyle. Start a new life in Brittany in this stunning property, providing an income as well as a lovely home. A grand old "Maison de Maitre", has been let as a holiday property, plus a converted barn as the owners home as well as a cottage renovation to finish to provide further accommodation. Both the main houses are sympathetically restored, retaining many original features, set in a perfect location on the edge of the busy little village of Kergrist.
The property benefits from mains drainage (so no worries about fosses conforming to new regulations), gas central heating, mains water and electricity, all electricity and telephone wires are underground. Broadband internet is in place. This charming property has been the current owners home and business since 2002, it has a successful letting history with repeat and referral business as well as new clients each year until 2019 when, due to the owner's illness, the rental business was put on hold.
The business potential could be enhanced by the addition of further bedrooms on the third floor of the letting house, completion of the cottage and even the addition of a swimming pool and tennis court.
The property briefly understood
This former 'Maison de Maitre' has been successfully let as a holiday home, currently closed for rentals due to the owner's illness. Easy to re-market. Built at the beginning of the 18th. Century, this is a very imposing building providing spacious accommodation.
Total current living space approximately 180 sq meters (Further loft area of approximately 75 sq meters ready for conversion). Main drainage, gas central heating, broadband connection, satellite TV.
Ground floor: Hallway (6.4 x 1.8m) central heating radiator, with staircase and separate doors leading to ..... Spacious characterful Farmhouse Kitchen with all modern appliances (5.8 x 4.8 m) Central heating radiator. There is a large feature chimney breast which could house an Aga or be opened up for a wood burner flue, or indeed another open fire. Tiled floor.
Living room with feature open fire place (in use), strip wood floor. Exposed stonework. (5.6 x 4.8m). Central heating radiator.
To the rear of the downstairs is an area currently used for the guests as a gym (4.4 x 3.6m) and a games room (5.3 x 3.6m) with a WC (1.7 x 1m) and separate bathroom. (3.4 x 2m).
First floor - accessed via a hand turned oak staircase leading from the hallway to a landing area (3.1 x 1. m) giving access to: - Two large double Bedrooms with central heating radiators, modern en-suite shower facilities, (Each bedroom is approx 5.9 x 3.8m, each shower / wc is approx 1.8 x 2m). Twin Bedroom (2.7 x 3.9 m) central heating radiator. Separate WC (1.6 x 1 m)
Second Floor - The staircase continues to the second floor ... An unconverted area (12 x 6.3 m) which would provide ample room for two further en-suite bedrooms. To the rear of the house is a large garden laid mostly to lawn including a private patio area with stone built barbeque. There is a variety of fruit trees such as apple, plum and pear.
The owners accommodation :
Total living space of approximately 190 sq meters. A converted barn, has full gas central heating and double glazing to the ground floor : -
Overlooking the front garden, entrance to Spacious Kitchen. (6.3 x 3.6 m). Exposed stonework and beamed ceiling. Central heating radiator. Floor laid to tiles
Glazed door leading to: Utility area (2.9 x 2.4m) and separate Family Bathroom (3 x 4 m) Full sized bath with overhead shower, WC, wash hand basin plumbing for washing machine. Floor and wall tiles. Central heating radiator
Huge characterful Living Room (5.9 x 10.3 m) Exposed beams, wood burning fire, french doors leading onto the south facing terrace, stairs leading to first floor. Central heating radiator. Wood strip floor
Upstairs: Strip wood flooring throughout, exposed beams, 4 very large double bedrooms each with central heating radiator, south facing windows over the front garden, Separate WC and wash hand basin. (1.5 x 2.4m)
Bedroom 1 (5.2 x 4.4m) with fitted wardrobe
Bedroom 2 (4.7 x 4m)
Bedroom 3 (4.7 x 3.3m)
Bedroom 4 (5.4 x 4.3m)
Insulated loft space with access.
Private patio area, out of sight from the holiday home with covered BBQ area
The Cottage: This is a partially converted cottage, sitting at right angles to the house, which when finished would provide one double-bedroomed accommodation. (Ground floor 5 x 7m. First Floor with reduced head height 5 x 6 m).
Garage and Outbuildings - Two bay open garage (13 x5 m) and small workshop area which adjoins ... - Rustic open fronted stone barn currently housing the hot tub (approx 13 x 5 m).
Outside: Well established front garden with a variety of trees and shrubs. Large lawned area and tarmac yard providing ample parking space. Rear garden with a variety of established trees including plum, cherry and apple with a large lawned area and private rear terrace with Barbeque.
Historically, the holiday house was let for anything up to 20 weeks of the year, this was as much by choice as market lead. It remained open all year round but the owners refrained from accepting bookings if family and friends wanted to stay, or if there is maintenance work to do. The finishing of the cottage and conversion of the second floor of the holiday let would substantially increase the revenue, as would the addition of a swimming pool and / or tennis court. The nearby, historic town of Pontivy, is just a 10 minute drive away. There are good schools, restaurants, shops and hospitals. This is a university town, a lively area of Brittany. This property is within easy reach of all three coasts, and 10 minutes drive from a huge lake with water sports and beaches.
Please contact the owners for more information.
A few words from the vendor!
Can you imagine a world where there is practically zero crime and you never live in fear for yourself or your goods?
A place where we never lock our car and seldom our house. We've haven't seen a policeman in our village over the last 13 years.
Can you imagine a world where the youth do not wear hoodies and do not have mobile phones constantly in their hands or glued to their ears?
Can you imagine walking into a bar you've never been in before and everyone, without exception, shaking your hand and saying hello?
Can you imagine buying a good bottle of wine for under £ 2.00 and a really nice 3 course meal in a quality restaurant for around £ 15.00?
Can you imagine a place where you never see litter?
Can you imagine a world where the older you are, the more respected and venerated you become. Where everyone on seeing the oldest man or woman will slightly doff their hats as a mark of respect.
Can you imagine a world where designer clothes or flashy cars mean absolutely nothing? Where you are accepted for who you are rather than what you represent.
Welcome to my world.
We live in a small village of some 600 people in Brittany in Northern France. We have a beautiful home and a second home attached that is rented out to holidaymakers. We have done this for over 13 years and generate a comfortable income that is enough to sustain our lives out here. You will not get rich but the quality of your life will become priceless.
We are selling our dream life and lifestyle and this is a real opportunity for someone to change their lives. Are you excited enough to want to make this change now?
Out here space is not at a premium, you do not live cheek by jowl with neighbors. Boundaries are not an issue, we are offering two wonderful spacious homes surrounded by green fields and yet within walking distance of two bar / restaurants and the village shop. We have been trading for 13 years and have an excellent letting history averaging 20 weeks per year. There is the possibility of extending and improving the current facilities either to grow the business or accommodate extended family.
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