5 Bed Barn for sale

Plouguenast, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, France

£173,073

 [€199,120]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4

Features

  • Double Glazing
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Internet connection

Full Description

REDUCED in price - The vendors wish to sell the houses together, with all of the furniture and fittings (apart from a small number of personal items) making it ready to operate as a guest house or B and B from day one.

So if you are looking for the quiet life with a ready made home and guest accommodation to run your own business in the calm of the Brittany countryside then this could just be what you are looking for.

Trading figures are available for inspection. Heating is provided by a wood-burning fire in each of the lounges which serve to heat the whole of the houses most of the time and supplementary electric radiators are installed in case of need.

MAIN HOUSE:

LOUNGE / DINING ROOM / OPEN KITCHEN (approx 60m2) - a large bright and open space brimming with character, defined by an abundance of ceiling beams, a stone fireplace with a wood-burning fire installed and old-fashioned windows with individual small panes. Amongst the furniture pieces available in the sale are two sofas and two armchairs, an attractive coffee table in wood with matching TV unit, a dining table with six chairs and a bookcase. The bright and colourful kitchen features a six-hob gas cooker, an electric oven, a fridge / freezer, a double sink, a central table, a worktop with tiled surround along with drawers and cupboards for storage.

LARGE PANTRY / UTILITY ROOM - this 'back kitchen' as the French would call it is adjacent to the main kitchen and has proved especially useful to the owners in the past when operating their

B&B business - As well as serving as a pantry it includes a sink, a microwave plus mini-oven, a dishwasher and plenty of storage space. Again, the vendors are looking to sell with all the equipment - even down to cutlery - available to the purchaser to enable the B&B / guest-house business to be available to operate from day one if desired.

An attractive wooden staircase leads from the lounge to the upstairs accommodation.

MASTER EN-SUITE BEDROOM (approx 23m2) - very spacious with beams to the ceiling, its floor and window sill in wood and offering views over the countryside. This bedroom has a double bed and matching furniture pieces in pine, namely a wardrobe, two bedside tables, a dressing table with mirrors and a storage chest. The en-suite offers a wide, tiled shower along with a WC, a wash basin and towel rails.

BEDROOM 2 (approx 10.5m2) - with its floor in wood and views over the countryside. Of sufficient size to serve as a twin or double bedroom and currently has one single bed in it.

BEDROOM 3 (approx 10.5m2) - bright and with some of the stonework exposed giving a rustic cottage ambiance, painted in white, floor in wood, matching wooden shelving and bed-side table, two single beds, a desk and a wardrobe in pine. This bedroom offers views over the garden and the countryside beyond.

BATHROOM / WC - attractively tiled and featuring a bath with over-bath shower, a WC, a wash basin, a towel rail and shelves.

The insulated loft with a pull-down ladder is partially boarded-out to provide storage space.

CONVERTED BARN:

The second house is brimming with olde-worlde character with its very large open stone fireplace and wood-burning fire along with niches in the stone wall used for drying salt and flour in a by-gone era. The original mantel shelf and window-sill date back some two hundred years and there are plenty of beams to the ceiling and exposed stone walls. The original open plan design has been modified with a partition created to give a separate dining kitchen with access to the outside terrace. The kitchen includes a gas cooker with oven, a fridge, a freezer, an attractive wall unit and a dining table with six chairs. A washing machine and tumble dryer are in place, discretely concealed behind a curtain and the overall floor space on the ground floor is of approximately 47m2.

An attractive staircase in solid oak leads to the very tastefully designed and well-furnished upstairs accommodation.

MASTER BEDROOM (approx 13.3m2) WITH LARGE EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND DRESSING ROOM - a good-sized, carpeted master bedroom with beams to the ceiling, a double bed in pine with a matching dressing table and small cupboard unit. From here you have the pleasure of stepping into a most delightful, large en-suite which has been tastefully designed in a blend of wood panelling, turquoise tiling and exposed stone, all of which is very pleasing to the eye! The bath is partially sunken below floor level and the wash basin sits on an attractive turquoise mosaic base with wood edging. A tiled shower, again in turquoise and a WC complete the picture. Step out of the en-suite and into the good-sized dressing room which offers extensive shelf and hanging space.

BEDROOM 2 WITH EN-SUITE (approx 22.5m2) - a good-sized double bedroom entered through its study 'barn' door, with beams to the ceiling, a double wardrobe and an en-suite with a shower, WC and wash basin.

OFFICE / SITTING ROOM / FURTHER BEDROOM (approx 11.2m2) - with a wood floor, beams to the ceiling, two chests of drawers, a wardrobe, a bookcase, a wood-burning fire and with views over the countryside.

The current layout of the upstairs accommodation is such that the master bedroom is entered through the office, however, there is the possibility of quite easily creating an access to the bedroom directly from the landing if you envisage converting the office into a further, separate bedroom.

OUTSIDE:

The property has a driveway at one end which leads to the large asphalt terrace and gardens behind the property. The terrace has a dividing fence to offer some privacy between the outdoor areas of the two properties.

At the other end is a further access and the garage which currently serves as a workshop. The terrace is south-facing and offers views over the garden, down to the river and to the green fields beyond.

The garden itself features a good-sized lawn area which descends down to a lower level and includes the shell of an old building with over-head beams entwined with flowering plants.

In the summer this provides a most pleasant outdoor dining area and is the property's 'secret garden'.

An old well has all the piping connected to bring water to the house (for use in toilets, showers etc) and requires just a new pump at modest cost to be fitted. The garden includes a water butt.

The tiled roof of the house is in good condition and a satellite dish is installed.

A further outbuilding is the old bread oven constructed in stone with a slate roof and a concrete floor and serves as a useful store for garden and other equipment. Its floor area is in the region of 25m2.

A further plot of land of around 1,800m2 comes with the property. Situated approximately 100m along the country lane, this is ideal as grazing land and is currently used by a nearby farmer for this purpose under an amicable agreement with the vendors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The houses are situated in a quiet hamlet location just 3km (2 miles) from Plouguenast, around ten minutes from the pretty medieval town of Moncontour, fifteen minutes from the good size town of Loudeac and less than half an hour from the medieval town of Quintin.

Garage
Off Road Parking
Furnished
Fitted Kitchen
Rural location
With Outbuildings
Patio
Wood-Burning Stove
Stone fireplace
Sold Fully Furnished
Open views

The department of Cotes d'Armor is the northern most department in the Region of Brittany, with the English Channel to the north, Ille-et-Vilaine to the east, Morbihan to the south and Finistere to the west it is a sunshine gem.

The picturesque Émeraude Coast looks north to the English Channel and is packed with charming seaside resorts and old fishing villages. Most of the towns of the interior were founded in the Middle Ages. The department's southern half is crossed by the Noires Mountains that run west to east with rivers emptying to the south into the Bay of Biscay and to the north into the Channel.

Along the coast, fishing was once important but is now secondary to the cultivation of fruit, oats, potatoes and wheat and of course tourism.

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