19THC 8 BED BRETON CHATEAU, PARK, OUTBUILDINGS 12500 m2

In excellent condition, this property is located in a village in the historic Marches de Bretagne area within easy driving distance of Vitré and Rennes. It is comprised of 4 storeys and has had all modern comforts installed whilst preserving the original style of the building. It is set in grounds that have been well maintained by the present owners and which have an almost Mediterranean feel.

The house is entered via the front door at the top of a flight of stone steps and opens into the main entrance hall.  All the rooms on the ground floor communicate with each other.  Left to right from the entrance hall are the dining room, the office and the drawing room.  The turrets at the front of the building house the main staircase on one side and the kitchen on the other.  The turrets at the back are used as storage areas and cloak rooms.  The main rooms on this floor are all equipped with marble fireplaces.  The office opens out onto a graveled patio at the back of the house that is raised up above the lawn.

Access to the 1st floor is via an attractive wooden spiral staircase which arrives on a spacious landing.  There are 5 bedrooms on this floor, two of which have en-suite washrooms.  The landing also has direct access to an independent toilet and two shower rooms, one of which is equipped with a toilet and the other with a walk-in shower.

Continuing on up the staircase to the 2nd floor there is another spacious landing.  Two further bedrooms give onto this landing.  There is also an independent suite, formerly used by the live-in staff, with its own bedroom, shower and toilet.  One of the turrets houses a boot/laundry room.  Access to the attic is via a staircase in this part of the house. The attic has standing height and is divided up into 3 sections.

Below stairs, the main room on this level is the kitchen which is spacious enough to accommodate a large dining table, and has a large fireplace and an adjoining scullery.  On this floor there is also a laundry room, a small workshop, a wine cellar and two large games rooms, one of which can accommodate a billiard table.  This floor has direct access and a view out into the garden.

The principal outbuilding is a large stable built in stone with a 1st floor, which now houses, among other things, two garages, as well as a small 2 roomed flat with a shower and toilet. Another building is used to house garden equipment and there is also a wooden cabin used to store wood for burning. The grounds also comprise two wells.

The grounds of the property include a graveled area in front of the house, a large lawned park behind the house, protected from the exterior by trees, and a walled kitchen garden.

The house is connected to mains drainage.  It has oil fired central heating which uses a very recent and economical condensing boiler.  Most of the windows in the house have double glazing. The present owners have gone to great lengths to keep heating costs down and have succeeded to a very large degree despite the size and age of the house and the number of windows.

The property has plenty of period charm and cachet.  It still has many of its original features such as parquet flooring, plaster roses, marble fireplaces, wooden paneling, etc.  Unlike many buildings of a similar age, it enjoys a high exposure to natural light due to the number of windows and their height, and there are no estate farm buildings nearby.  It also has a good view of the nearby lake and surrounding countryside from the top floor.  The village is attractive with the centre composed mainly of old stone buildings, some of historical and architectural interest.  It is in an excellent state of repair and could be lived in straight away.  It is also a very reasonable price compared to similar properties currently on the market. 

Habitable surface : 468m2

Plot size : Approx. 12500m2

DPE values :  C 101 kWhep/m².year  D 23 kgeqCO2/m².year

Amenities : Crêpérie in the village, baker’s with basic grocery supplies, hairdresser, 3 supermarkets in Vitré, petrol pumps and minimarket less than 5 minutes away by car in the next villages.  Close to the local reservoir which has many footpaths to enjoy.  Banks in Vitré.  Home delivery of bread, groceries and fish also possible in this village.

Location : 10 minutes to Vitré (TGV less than 2 hours to Paris – Montparnasse), 50 minutes to the airport in Rennes, 5 to 5 hours 30 minutes to the Channel Tunnel, 2 hours to the ferry port in Caen, 1 hour 15 minutes to St. Malo and the airport at Dinard, 55 minutes to Mont St. Michel and the coast.

Further photos, the energy report and floor plan available on request.

€610,000  Enquire About this Property

Location: Ille-et-Vilaine : Bretagne 

Situation: Village  Condition:

Property Type: Chateau

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