Renovated Character cottage near Lac De Guerledan with hot tub and above ground pool, most of the furniture and household equipment included., Morbihan, Brittany
3 bedroom charming character cottage in Saint Aignan near the Lac de Guerledan with above ground pool, hot tub and stunning views of the countryside from the upper terrace.
Ideal rental property, first time home or holiday home as most of the furniture and equipment is included in the sale price so you can just move in and enjoy.
Lounge diner (8m x 5m / 26 ft x 16 ft) Exposed beams, a 14KW Godin log fire and cosy stone hearth (lots of wood included in the price of the house). Furniture includes two leather sofas, leather recliner massage chair, dining table and chairs, various small tables, corner cupboard (with champagne glasses and other glasses), TV stand, two writing desks. As with the other rooms, there are various pictures and other decorative items included. Also included are a 32-inch flat screen TV (new in 2015/6) with HD TV boxes which has English and French channels.
Sanded wooden stairs lead up to the upper bedrooms.
(Door to kitchen and downstairs en-suite bedroom)
Kitchen (5.3m x 3m / 17ft x 10ft) Built in handmade wooden cupboards and other freestanding furniture including dining table and chairs. Kitchen equipment includes combination microwave/oven and freestanding 5 hob double gas/oven cooker. Various other bits and pieces included in the price too numerous to itemise such as toaster, kettle, full cutlery and crockery, glassware, saucepans and other kitchen equipment.
(Door to pantry)
Pantry Small but practical room with numerous inbuilt shelves for extra storage of food or kitchen items.
Door to toilet
Downstairs bedroom (5.5m x 3.2m / 18ft x 10ft) Very light, spacious and airy room which was going to be used by the previous owner as a B&B room (it can have a separate entrance through the bathroom and utility rooms) and is now used as the main bedroom. In built cupboards, freestanding furniture and bed included as is a flat screen TV, Sky box with standard English channels.
(Door to downstairs bathroom)
Toilet, sink and bath with over shower as well as some freestanding furniture.
Door to utility room Currently fitted with a sink, washing machine and some freestanding plastic cupboards, this is where we keep the hoover, iron and stuff (most of which will be left). The water boiler is also housed here. However, it is a big room for a utility and much more use could be made of it than currently as it adds space to the house.
(Door to second utility room)
Second utility room A smaller but practical room which has freestanding cupboards and shelves to store outdoor clothing as well as DIY stuff such as tools, paint, etc (which will be left)
(Door to clothes drying area)
To your left - Second bedroom (4.7m x 4m / 15ft x 13ft)
A gorgeous room, full of character and wooden beams. Bed, bedding and all furniture will be left.
To your right - Third bedroom
Similar to the second bedroom in décor, this is more quirky in shape, with the bed being situated under the eaves. Again, bed, bedding etc. will be left. Inbuilt wooden cupboards.
(Door to bathroom)
Upstairs bathroom One of the best rooms in the house, this is a huge room for a bathroom with the piece de resistance, a freestanding bath in the centre. Velux window gives onto beautiful country side views.
(Door to outside terrace)
Note: anyone staying in the second bedroom would need to access the bathroom through the third bedroom. This has never been a problem to the current owners but new owners may wish to consider revising the layout of the top floor.
The house is accessed through a driveway which is shared with our (lovely) French neighbours. There is a parking area directly in front of the house (2-3 cars?) and there is also extra parking next to the wood shed which is to the side of the driveway.
The garden is a little quirky and totally manageable. To the front is the parking area and various flowers and shrubs. To the side is the main part of the garden which is partly paved (with chairs and table), partly grass and partly shrubs and flowers. There was previously a bed for fruit which has not been maintained but could easily be replanted. To the other side of the house is the clothes drying area and where the gas bottles for the cooker are kept.
Near the other side of the house there are also wooden steps up to the small outside terrace which can also be accessed from the upstairs bathroom. This spot often catches the last sunshine of an evening and is a perfect place to admire the surrounding countryside.
Also outside there is a: •Above ground swimming pool •Shed containing lawnmower and all the gardening stuff which will be left (mower was new in 2016). •Bigger shed containing an inflatable hot tub and all the bits needed for the above ground pool. Wooden shelves for storage.
The garden is in a really rural setting and surrounded by trees (not on our land).
Other important stuff.
•La Ruche is on a fosse septique system •There is currently broadband internet (which will not be continued after the sale of the house) which is excellent speed (faster than we have experienced in many parts of the UK) •Tax fonciere currently €583 •There are electric radiators in addition to the wood burning fire •Anything that we are leaving as included in the price is to the best of our knowledge in good working order, however as we do not live there full time and therefore do not use everything on a regular basis this cannot be guaranteed •All measurements mentioned above are approximate
The cottage is situated in the countryside approx. 2 km from the centre of Saint Aignan.
•3 minutes by car from Mur de Bretagne where there is an Intermarche, chemists, boulangeries and restaurants
•15 to 20 minutes by car from the town of Pontivy which has supermarkets, (lots of!) shops, DIY centres and a weekly market. There is both a lovely high street with smaller shops as well as commercial centres and larger shops on the outskirts.
•10 minutes by car from the Lac de Guerledan where there are restaurants (Beau Rivage and Anse de Sourdan), boat rides (seasonal), gorgeous lake walks. You can also swim in the lake from Beau Rivage and Anse de Sourdan.
•Another 10 minutes on by car from Anse de Sourdan you reach the Abbaye de Bon Repos. This is an old abbey which has sound and light shows in the summer. Near the abbey and by the canal is a really popular spot for picnics and there are also a couple of restaurants which are usually packed at the weekend. There is a weekly Sunday market of local produce and handicrafts held here (seasonal).
•Approx 1 hour both from the North and South coasts which makes for easy day trips – you have the gorgeous scenery of the islands of the Golfe du Morbihan in the south of Brittany, with its oyster shacks and seafood restaurants; the lively cities of Vannes, Lorient and Quimper in driving distance as well as the lovely towns of Concarneau and Auray. In the north it is easy to get to seaside towns such as Binic (a favourite lunch spot) or further afield.
•Approx 1h 45 drive from the port of Saint Malo
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