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Finistere, France - A Place in the Sun

2021 / Finistere, France Laura Hamilton on 7 January 2021

Finistere, France Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton is helping keen folk-dancer Gay and drama teacher Stephen relocate to Finistere in North West France. The couple love the region’s rugged coastline and beautiful medieval villages and think it’s the perfect place for them to bring the curtain up on this fresh chapter in their lives. Laura has 5 amazing properties for them to see for their £100,000 budget, but will any be the new forever home of their dreams?

Find out what happened next by watching our interview with Stephen and Gay!

Finistere

Area info

Reached from the UK via a flight, train ride or ferry crossing, Finistere in Brttany is the most Westerly tip of France and its names translates to ‘end of the earth’ or ‘land’s end’. The region has a wild and rugged feel thanks to its fjord-like coastline and ancient forests. It has a strong local identity with many local food and drink producers as well as traditional festivals held amongst its historic towns and villages. Indeed, the regional dialect Breton is still spoken in the region. Apart from the coast, the main attractions are the Huelgoat Forest, the towns of Quimper and Morlaix and the mountains of Le Monts d’Arrée for hiking and exploring.

Property 1

Two-bed cottage in Balozec

Property 1 Two-bed cottage in Balozec

We’re starting off a 40-45 minute drive inland from the coast in Balozec. It’s a small community in eastern Finistère, bordering the neighbouring department of Côtes-d’Armor. Bolazec has no shops or amenities, only one small restaurant on the main square – the closest amenities are Guerqlesquin, so a car is required. The first property is a two-bed, two-bath detached cottage situated on a quiet country road with a wraparound garden. It's no longer available, but you can see more from the agent here.

Valued at £86,757 at the time of filming.

Property 2

Three-bed house in Berrien

Property 2 Three-bed house in Berrien

Next, we’re heading towards the Huelgoat forest to Berrien. It’s another pretty village busting with character, this time with a bakery and bar restaurant. Its main attraction is its proximity to the 2500 acre Huelgoat forest, and it is famous for its connection with King Arthur and stunning landscape that’s influenced many artists and writers. This property is a detached, three-bedroom, one-bathroom character property with a conservatory and workshop. It also benefits from over half an acre of gardens and off-road parking. It's no longer on the market - view the agent's website here.

Valued at £95,495 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed house in Huelgoat

Property 3 Three-bed house in Huelgoat

For our third property, we’re heading 5 minutes south to the pretty village of Huelgoat, which stands alongside a picturesque lake. This property is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom detached house with a garden. It's no longer available, but you can see more from the agent here.

Valued at £97,297 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Three-bed house in Kergodel

Property 4 Three-bed house in Kergodel

Next we’re driving west to the small village or hamlet of Kergodel. The fourth property is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom stone house with a garden. As well as the garden there’s a large attached barn and an old stone wishing well! Inside it’s bursting with traditional character, on the ground floor it’s open plan with a kitchen, dinner, connected to a living room by an archway. It's no longer on the market - visit the agent's website here.

Valued at £76,396 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed house in Laz

Property 5 Three-bed house in Laz

Our final property lies in the small, traditional village of Laz - it's an up and coming village in an area of outstanding beauty with forests and amazing views! The property is a stone house that comes with manageable gardens and a terrace. Inside it has been recently renovated and has a huge living dining room and separate country style kitchen. There are 3 good size bedrooms (1 downstairs and 2 upstairs) along with a Jack and Jill bathroom accessed from the landing and the master bedroom. No longer available, see more from the agent here.

Valued at £104,505 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Thirteen-bed chateaux in Tregunc

Hot property Thirteen-bed chateaux in Tregunc

This luxury property is a thirteen-bedroom, twelve-bathroom chateaux with gardens, barns and outbuildings, a chapel and a well. View the property here.

Valued at £2,837,838 at the time of filming.