Brittany Property Blog: News and Information from the region

BRITTANY – Meet Claire Murphy, a local Leggett Agent …

Claire

Born in the cold beauty of rural Northumberland and horse-mad from an early age I moved to France in 2004 to work in the export department of a large horsebox manufacturer. It was a complete change from life in the UK where I’d worked in a variety of jobs in the equine industry, competed and trained dressage horses and even took part in team selection trials for the British Young Rider squad.

In 2004 I boarded a ferry with two horses and have never looked back. Redundancy brought the opportunity to do something different; I’d always been interested in property – a complete change from travelling the world selling luxury horseboxes. After a stint with a French property agency I joined Leggett in order to be able to serve my clients better through their extensive international marketing network. The way of life here is just so different and refreshing. I love being by the sea in such a beautiful place and if I’m ever missing a bit of the ‘British’ life the Channel Islands are only an hour by boat. Perfect!

Great stone house in need of renovation. 3 bedrooms, garage & large garden in a sleepy hamlet – €82,500

An absolute gem, this house is very sensibly priced and with some careful renovation will make a fantastic family home or holiday retreat. Double glazed throughout, exposed beams, tiled floors it has all the elements, just needs enthusiasm and a little work !
Set back from a quiet country lane in a small hamlet and less than 3kms from the village of St Jacut du Mené

 

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

BRITTANY – Jardins Exotique de Roscoff

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These beautiful exotic gardens at Roscoff were created in 1966 when the Department of Finistère purchased this rocky outcrop of 1.6 hectares and set about transforming it into a wonderful botanical garden, containing over 3,350 sub tropic plants from Australia, New Zealand as well as the Canary Island and South America. Open every day, the gardens contain wonderful collections of Cactus, palms and acacias. It is well worth visiting.

Leggett have a wonderful selection of properties in this area, take a look here …

House in Brittany – Finistere – Stunning views and potential to extend – recently reduced to €109,000

A recently renovated 3 bed property with all amenities on one floor leaving you the large space in the attic to convert. Access from the interior & exterior making separate rental potential possible or B&B. South facing with amazing views across the countryside.
A very light and spacious, south facing, property with large picture windows making the most of the beautiful views across the countryside. Situated close to the popular lakeside town of Huelgoat (8km) with excellent weekly market in the town square, restaurants, supermarket, schools and medical centre.

View :  full details     Agent : Patrick Kerneis

Cotes d’Armor- Lovely stone house, nicely finished with scope to develop – €93 740 – a bargain

 

This beautiful house not only provides modern living accommodation including 3 double bedrooms and a very modern open plan lounge/kitchen but for those who want to add more living space, there are 2 additional units, waiting to be converted.
A nice feature is the restored bread oven.
The enclosed well-tendered, secluded garden provides excellent outside space and completes this exceptional house.
The local village of Merdrignac is close by with all amenities including supermarket, bars, restaurants, cinema, open-air swimming pool and leisure activity area.

View : full details     Agent : Charles McCreath

Close to Dinan, Brittany, this is a beautiful property with so many original features – €325,500

A solid house, immaculate gardens, 10 mins to the west of Dinan, within easy reach to a plethora of beaches and excellently located for transport links Rennes/Saint Malo/Lamballe – this property needs to be seen!
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Agent : Sarah Bishop

Exquisitely renovated water mill for sale in Brittany

This charming water mill is steeped in history and has been incredibly tastefully renovated with many of the original features used to most charming advantage. An extensive property, located on the outskirts of a very popular village, the living space is both generous and flexible.  There is the opportunity to create two gites, one either side of the main house, a bed & breakfast or one enormous and beautiful family home.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

How well do you know your Brittany?

Rennes (35) : Les quais, quai Lamennais (RÈpublique) : Espace vert; ornement floral; nature; jardin ‡ la ville; jardiniËres; plantes; fleurs; urbanisme. Avril 2009. Au fond b‚timent de la Poste RÈpublique ; | Rennes (35) : The quays, "quai Lamennais" and "quai Lamartine" (district of RÈpublique) : park; flower arranging; nature; garden in the city; jardiniËres, window boxes; plants; flowers; town planning. April 2009. In the background, building of "La Poste RÈpublique" (post office) ;

Brittany, France’s north westernmost region, is a hilly peninsula extending out toward the Atlantic Ocean. Its lengthy, rugged coastline is dotted with beach resorts such as chic Dinard and walled Saint-Malo, built on rock in the English Channel. The Pink Granite Coast is famed for its unusual, blush-hued sand and rocks. Rennes, the capital of Brittany – the 10th largest city in France in 2015, is 50kms from the coast (Saint Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel). Rennes is known to be one of the most festive cities of France, investing in the arts, culture and festivals.

Click Here  to download our fact sheet giving details about this area and what amazing opportunities it has to offer.

Brittany – extremely well presented home, close to village, with lots of charm and character – €144,000

Less than 30kms from the beautiful coast, this traditional stone built, mid terrace house is finished to a high standard and ready to move into straight away! Lovely private garden, garage. Must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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Agent : Mike Greene

 

Brittany – Hearing from an expert in the field …

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I spoke recently with Lisa Greene, who is a highly experienced Leggett Agent and Regional Sales Coordinator, living with her family here in Brittany.

Lisa says; “Brittany is simply a wonderful region, where you’ll meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. Take a look at the outline of Brittany on a map and you’ll see instantly, that you’re never far from the sea. You can choose from beaches that face north, south or west. Take a drive across to Finistère to the westernmost part of France and you’ll feel  as though you’ve escaped the stresses and strains of everyday life and entered a new world!  Property across all four départments is great value, with the lowest prices in the Côtes-d’Armor, which faces onto the Golfe de Saint-Malo.”

You can view the portfolio of properties that Lisa and her team have for sale,  here …