Magnificent manor-house in a charming village, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany
Magnificent manor-house in a charming village
Located at the crossroads of many Breton and Norman touristic sites, as well as close to many amenities, the living environment offered by this noble residence at the gates of Normandy, in the heart of a valley crossed by a calm river, and at the entrance of the charming and typical village of St Ouen la Rouerie, known locall as the'Chateau de Beauchais' this Manor house will make you live a life of tranquility. Offering large spaces arranged with passion by an owner of great talent : Noble materials, antique pieces integrated into the decor, reconstructed woodwork lining the living room, an impressive historical stairwell, and fairy-tale bedrooms! All bathed in a beautiful light, surprising and well present, everywhere.The monumental gates lead you to the doors of the manor, where you greeted by the magnificent period staircase which divides the East wing and the west wing.. The staircase spirals all the way to the second floor , giving the wow factor.To the right (east wing) you have the beautiful dining room featuring a huge granite open fireplace and large oak beams . There are large windows north and south with original internal wooden shutters letting in lots of natural light . Leading from the dining room is a beautifully presented lounge/drawing room with oak paneling and a fantastic wood burner. Along the main wall there are original built in cupboards and a clever slide out bar shelf . The south facing window has internal wooden shutters and on the north wall you have double doors leading to the rear garden ,with views over the rolling countryside. On the ground floor west wing you have a library/reading room leading to a utility/laundry room and a huge kitchen /living area with a large canopy fireplace . It features a fully fitted german kitchen with granite worktops and integrated appliances (fridge, freezer, dishwasher ,oven and microwave) it has full height slideout larder cupboards. It also has two separate sinks cut into the granite countertops making it a great place to cook and entertain. There are also double doors leading out onto the south facing front garden for those warm summer days .On the 1st floor in the east wing there is a corridor leading to two large bedrooms ,the first bedroom features a large granite fireplace and an en-suite shower room ( to be finished) . It also has a new solid oak floor . The second bedroom is the master bedroom and has been completely remodeled restoring it to its former grandeur with exposed beams in the ceiling , the walls have been completely rendered with lime based render . It has en-suite wet room with underfloor electric heating. The bedroom also has custom made built in wardrobes made with solid walnut . It features a large granite fireplace and has a new solid oak floor. On the west wing there is a corridor leading to a large family bathroom with full size bath and shower screen . Along the corridor there are two large bedrooms with built in wardrobes . The second bedroom has en-suite shower room to finish. This side of the house has been successfully used for b+b for a number of years. As the Chateau de la Rouerie is used for weddings , some of the guests book b+b at the Manor. All year round people flock to the Mont St Michel from all over the world, this magnificent heritage site is 20 minutes from the Manor, a lot of people visiting the Mont St Michel have booked bed and breakfast at the Manor.On the second floor there are two enormous fully insulated lofts (east and west) , with full planning permission ( permis de construire) for a further 4 en-suite bedrooms . The soil pipes, hot and cold water are already there as are the electrics . The Manor has a new roof and new velux windows .Adjoining the Manor on the east side is a projet for a gite, . All the major work is done. A complete new roof front and back walls on concrete foundations. Water,electricity and drainage are already to connect toThis property is ideal for a bed and breakfast , a boutique hotel or a family home .This property will appeal to someone who would like a stately home but on a manageable scale.The estimated living area is approximately 283 m2. An outbuilding attached to it, allowing the creation of an additional space of more than approximately 80 m2 (authorizations have been submitted to create a gite on 2 levels).The Manor is on mains drainage, There are gardens to the front, side and rear with a variety of fruit trees (apple, pear, plum and peach).The small, charming and picturesque village, enjoys a beautiful heritage, and is also labeled 'Commune du Patrimoine Rural de Bretagne'. It benefits from a small grocery store and a very friendly restaurant. There is an excellent school in the village. A restaurant, bar/bakery/post office and hairdresser,There are transport links in the village to Rennes and Fougeres . The A84 motorway is 10 minutes direct from the villageCloseby, Antrain, classified as a small city of character, is a real gem with house of which 4.00 % fees incl. VAT at the buyer's expense.