Le Faouët, Brittany

Stunning house, lake & 10 acres woodland

€292,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 150 sqm

Features

  • All accomodation on one level
  • Large semi-basement providing an abundance of garage & storage space
  • well maintained landscaped garden, with outbuildings
  • Lake with fish population which atttracts birds including heron & kingfisher
  • Boiler and woodburner both replaced within the last 10 years with high quality equipment
  • Ample space for future development with some preparatory work completed

Details

Brief summary.
A well presented detached Neo-Breton style three bed / 3 bath house in two acres of mature landscaped gardens with lake of approximately 800 sq. m.
The house is on three levels, the semi basement of approx. 125 sq. m. includes a large tiled utility area, wine cellar, workshop and two garages; staircase to the first floor of approx. 150 sq. m. containing the entrance hall, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen / dining area, three bedrooms (two en-suite) bathroom and study, hardwood staircase to the undeveloped loft area of approx.140 sq. m.
The garden surrounding the house is laid in grass with mature and some unusual trees, shrub and flower beds, vegetable plot and some soft fruit. There is a greenhouse, garden shed, and wood store.
There is an additional area of rough woodland amounting to approx. 10 acres which does not adjoin the house.

In more detail.
Access and services: The access road to the house is maintained by the commune to the property boundary. In front of the garages there is a large turning area and space for parking several cars. Mains electricity and telephone are cabled overhead to the south- east corner of the house, supply is currently 3 phase 20 amps per phase (approx. 12 kilowatt supply) Main distribution board upgraded 2008, smart meter installed 2017. Good broadband available. Mains water supply metered 2m from the house. Drainage to fosse septic meeting current regulations. Underground oil tank for the central heating / hot water system.

Semi-basement area: Access to this area is by two three metre wide secure garage doors leading to two separate garages/store areas, and by an internal staircase to the first floor. This area includes an insulated wine cellar, large laundry / utility area, with sink, drainage hot and cold water, washing machine and tumble drier. The area also houses the oil fired central heating / hot water boiler and electric hot water cylinder, for optional use in the summer period. The oil-fired boiler was replaced in 2008 and has its own integral 300 litre hot water tank; This area also contains extensive cupboards and work surfaces and a small workshop with bench and tool storage facilities.

First floor: All current living accommodation is on this floor. Access is by the main front door, three patio doors or the internal staircase to the semi-basement. On entering the house there is a cloakroom (Toilet and wash hand basin) on the left, to the right are hardwood glazed doors leading to the kitchen / dining area and the lounge. There is an "insert" style wood burning stove fitted at the east end of the lounge, this heats the area in three ways, direct radiant heat from the fire, by convection through intake and discharge grills and via a fan assisted duct to the external corner of the room. The lounge has a satellite TV connection, and two patio doors leading to a south facing, tiled patio approx. 8 m. x 3m. The kitchen is equipped with built in fridge, oven, dishwasher and microwave. The large induction hob has extract ventilation discharging through the roof. From the entrance hall to the left a corridor leads to the three bedrooms, Two have en-suite arrangements of shower, wash hand basin and toilet, the bathroom with bath, hand shower, wash hand basin and toilet provides facilities for the third bedroom. The last room on this level is currently used as a study / office and has a tiled floor and direct access to the patio via a patio style double door.

Loft / Grenier: This substantial area is currently used for storage, but could be easily developed to provide additional habitable rooms for a variety of purposes. The four velux windows were replaced with larger units in 2016, at the same time one existing window was replaced with an external door and the south elevation window was replaced. All services are easily available in this area to facilitate further development if required.

Patio area: The tiled patio area faces south and is partially protected from the sun by an electrically operated sunblind (or store) approx. 5m x 4m. Good views of the garden and lake from here.

Garden and outbuildings: The grounds surrounding the house extend to about 2 acres, including the lake area. There is a greenhouse of approx. 10 sq. m. erected in 2008 on a substantial base. The garden shed is 3m x 5m and was made in 2009 This well constructed building is fully lined, and insulated, with a slate roof, it includes a veranda area of 6 sqm. m. and has an additional 6 sq.. m. of decking adjoining the veranda. The woodshed is 10 m. x 5 m. and was constructed in 2010 with a profiled sheet steel roof. The walls are of treated timber planks or multi-layer bamboo canes providing ventilation but keeping out the weather. There is currently a three to five years supply of seasoned firewood within the shed and in two covered stacks adjacent. Mains electricity is supplied underground to the greenhouse, shed, and woodshed. There is an irrigation system to enable water from the lake to be used for watering the garden, an electric pump conveys water to a header tank and there are five taps which provide supply points at convenient locations throughout the cultivated areas of the garden. The lake is approx. 40 m. x 20 m. and contains a number of fish, including three large carp and many roach. The main door is approached via two short flights of steps and a block paved path which can be illuminated at night. There is a stone built "lavoir" in the ground below the lake which we understand was formerly used for steeping flax.
There is an area of woodland containing some areas of rough grazing extending to about 10 acres which is not directly connected to the house area. Additional grazing may be available close by, much of the land being given to the keeping of horses.








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