Brittany Property Blog: News and Information from the region

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.

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