Brittany Property Blog: News and Information from the region

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.

New price – €795,000 – A stunning, incredible luxury house, close to Locoal-Mendon, Brittany

Set in a fantastic, coastal location with land close to Locoal-Mendon, a family, longere type house fully renovated with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, heated swimming pool, outbuildings, large garden, plot of land and direct access to water’s edge.Offers invited! Easy access to Lorient (30kms), Auray (20kms) and local town of Locoal-Mendon (7kms). Well situated for airport, railway links and ferries.The vendors are willing to include various items for example, a car, boat, lawnmowers and furniture in the sale of this property.

€795,000 (Reduced from €954,000)

View : full details     Agent : Philip de Belder

Living on an Island

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.17.56The mainland of Brittany is stunning, dramatic and gives you fabulous access to the coast, but if you really adore all that life close to the ocean has to offer, why not take it a step further and move to an idyllic little island. The Ile de Bréhat is a natural wonderland, a truly magical place which offers you the chance to live in the most wonderful environment, safe, clean and in touch with nature every day.

Situated off the coast of Paimpol and one of Brittany’s loveliest islands, Bréhat in fact consists of several islets around two small, car-free islands, which are joined by a bridge at low tide. It is easily accessible by a regular 10-minute boat journey from Pointe de l’Arcouest.


Exceptional opportunity to acquire a property of charm on the Island of Bréhat. Attractive a typical 3 bedroom house on pleasant closed grounds, close to the village and all amenities, a short distance to the landing stage. €346,500  View the full listing



Charming house at the village entrance including a commercial area on the ground floor and a studio on the 1st floor.
This property is ideal for a seasonal commercial activity or to set up as a holiday house.
All amenities are within 2mn walking and the ferry is a mere 5mn away. €168,540  view the full listing


Evelyne Le Trequesser’s Selection of French property for Sale

What is the difference between a renovation project, refurbishment project and a property in need of modernisation?

RenovateThe answer is……… quite a lot!
Click here to see definitions and a selection within an hour of Saint Malo.
Article authored by Sarah Bishop Leggett agent, Cotes d’Armor

Fantastic opportunity to own a home in Brittany, spacious house to renovate in a friendly village just 40km from coast – just €31,000 !

If you are looking for a renovation project with the potential to create a lovely property in a very popular area, then come on over and you will not be disappointed. The house is on the edge of the village and has a small garden to the rear. A very affordable project which could be fun to do and give you a wonderful French home for holidays, rental or even permanent living.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene

BRITTANY – Meet Claire Murphy, a local Leggett Agent …


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