Brittany Property Blog: News and Information from the region

Golfe du Morbihan – own a private Island and charming home !

Set on this little piece of paradise of one hectare, partially enclosed by stone walls , a property which was once a small farm and fishing cottage fully renovated and modernised keeping all the original features. Imagine being able to experience the rhythm of a fascinating daily maritime show. The island has 2 major assets, quick access to the mainland and a private pontoon accessible whatever the tide.
The house has been totally renovated keeping all the charm and authenticity of the place. It comprises of a beautiful living room of more than 70m², south facing with inevitable ocean views, and 4 bedrooms (2 ground floor), with the appreciable advantage of being connected to networks (water-electricity-telecom). A large garage and a boat shelter complete idyllic setting. A dream come true for lovers of the Gulf, in the immediate vicinity of a renowned marina and less than 20 minutes from the TGV station.

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Discover Marvellous Moncontour

Sitting perched upon a rocky outcrop, Moncontour never fails to provide an attractive sight as you approach from the valley. Built from local grey granite, the houses and handsome church of St Mathurin rise majestically from the hilltop, surrounded by city walls which were built in the 14th century.

Tourist Treat
Moncontour manages to strike that difficult balance between tourism and residence.
With the accolades of ‘petite cité de caractère‘ and ‘un des plus beaux villages de France‘, comes an increase in visitors to mingle with those who live and work inside it’s walls. The restaurants and bars, whilst enjoying support from the local clientele, enjoy a welcome boost of business in the summer months. The fabulous boulangerie with it’s locally famous croissants  does a roaring trade all year round and with other numerous, well-established commerces ( even a small supermarket ) residents have little need  to wander very far. Tourist attractions are low key, but the ‘Théatre de costume‘, the ‘ maison de la Chouannerie et de la revolution‘ and the ‘residence des arts‘ are well worth a visit.

Small but perfectly formed
Moncontour packs a lot into what is essentially a little walled village of approximately 880 inhabitants. For lovers of history, the quaint cobbled streets, colombage houses and ramparts cannot fail to delight and the friendly community, bars and restaurants deliver a warm welcome to entice you to stay a while longer. And if you are hooked like I was – that while longer might just turn into years…

Please follow this link to see a selection of wonderful properties for sale in Moncontour

For more information about Moncontour please email  : Kim Hoffmeister

Delightful 5 bed home in a tranquil little hamlet – €141,700 !

A delightful 5 bed home in a tranquil little hamlet with beautiful cottages only 2km from the ‘petit cité de caractère’, Moncontour with its history, impressive ramparts and commerce. For only €141,700 this could be your new home with it’s generous accommodation in wonderful countryside. Peaceful, yet not isolated. The house boasts 5 bedrooms, a large garage, numerous other outbuildings and a good sized garden and vegetable patch. Don’t let this one get away!

View : full details     Agent : Kim Hoffmeister

Bargain price – attractive modern 4 bed home for sale in Brittany complete with a cattery business opportunity.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a lovely family home and an opportunity to generate income. Maybe you’ve thought of running a B&B in Brittany, this is a bit similar, but the guests are a whole lot easier – there are 18 individual cat pens.
The house is very attractive in its own right, in good order with the most outstanding views over rolling countryside and of the nearby village complete with pretty church.
When coupled with a cattery business (registration / license would be required) which offers a good income without having to leave home, it makes this property even harder to resist.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

Amazing value, a fully furnished renovated house and gite in the centre of the village of Scrignac – €107000

You are all ready to go in this delightful 2 bed (one en-suite) south facing property with a separate 1 bed gite. Popular location in the National Park and only 30km to the beach. Recently renovated. Roscoff ferry port 48km.
A very luminous and sunny property in the heart of the village with bar and excellent restaurant a short walk away.
Totally enclosed and safe for pets and children.
All furniture included
Oil fired central heating
Mains drainage
South facing
View : full details     Agent : Patrick Kerneis

Bargain Price – A fantastic opportunity to own a pretty stone house in Brittany – €50,000

EXCLUSIVE TO LEGGETT

Situated between the vibrant village of Plessala and medieval Moncontour – “Petite Cité de Caractère”. The property requires internal renovation, some of the electrical work has been done, several new double glazed windows fitted and concrete floor has been laid to the ground floor.When complete the property could give over 80m² of living space including 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Off road parking and garden plus an additional plot of land of 780m².Easily accessed, just 50 minutes from Dinard airport which has regular RyanAir services from various parts of the UK; an easy drive to the ferry ports of St Malo, Roscoff, Caen & Cherbourg. All of these options mean that your holiday home will be truly usable and make regular weekend breaks a real possibility.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

The Tour de France – Brittany 2018

The Tour de France, the world’s most famous bicycle race is very much back in Brittany in 2018 with over 800km of the route taking place in Brittany’s 4 departments.
If you’d like to know more about where to watch the peloton as it whooshes by then take a look here.
Breton stages are from 10th – 13th July and the Grand Départ will take place in the Vendée.

Super large modern 5 bedroom charming family home with 2 hectares of grazing – EXCLUSIVE to Leggett – €240,000

Situated in lovely Brittany countryside, with exceptional views is in a great location, this well-maintained and beautifully presented property offering lots of living space, 5 bedrooms and bathroom and shower-room. Surrounded by its own land, offering almost 5 acres of grazing or ideal as a small holding and for those searching peace and tranquillity. It is just on the edge of the village of Plémy, close to Moncontour de Bretagne and mid-way between Loudéac and Lamballe. In short, ideally situated for rural tranquillity yet well placed for schools, amenities and shops.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

Outstanding price reduction coming for this stunning, successful gite complex, new price coming of 450,000 euros

Super business, very successful, well maintained gite complex with restaurant, pool, owner’s home and 4 cottages to let!

Near to the town of Pontivy in the sunny Morbihan, this is your chance to acquire a very successful established business. This large gite complex is comprised of a restaurant, 5 homes, a heated swimming pool, gym, games room and 3 hectares of grounds. The owner’s accommodation is a spacious and well appointed manor house while the four rental cottages are charming, unique and built of granite under slate roofs. Three have wood burning stoves, all are comfortable, clean and welcoming with fitted kitchens, bath or shower, their own BBQ and garden area. It’s fully operational with a further gym, washing area and croquet lawn, and each gite has wifi and sky TV, as well as a dishwasher.

View : full details     Agent : Benoit Gamard

 

Artichokes in Brittany

Driving around Brittany from around May and throughout summer you will see fields of artichokes growing and you will definitely see them amongst the fresh, seasonal produce on market stalls. You have to try them, they delicious and raw or cooked, can be enjoyed in a range of dishes with varied flavours.

An unusual vegetable with green or purple bracts, artichokes are known for both their distinctive flavour and high nutritional value. Brittany accounts for 80% of all artichokes in France. Why? Because artichokes thrive in the region’s soil and climate, as well as under the expertise of Breton producers of course!

Hailing originally from the Mediterranean, artichokes have been an agricultural feature in Brittany since 1810. Major producer, Prince de Bretagne currently sells 45,000 tonnes of the uniquely shaped vegetable every year, making it France’s leading artichoke producer.

Most production is along Brittany’s northern coast, from Conquet to Paimpol, via Saint-Pol-de-Léon. Care must be taken when cultivating the artichoke, as it suffers in both winter chills and summer heat so it is perfectly at home in Brittany with its temperate climate.

Don’t be afraid of cooking or eating artichokes, it couldn’t be easier to cook them – 20 minutes in boiling water and they are truly delicious, a great flavour of summer.