Brittany Property For Sale
Brittany is one of the few truly special places in the world, which cannot be mistaken for any other. The rich heritage and culture, coupled with the spectacular coastline and wonderfully rural landscapes make it a place apart, and Brittany property is often much sought after, especially by the French and British.
The landscapes of Brittany offer truly amazing views, whether coastal across the sunlit ocean, or inland across rolling unspoilt countryside. Brittany property often blends seamlessly into these picturesque surroundings, with a wide choice of Brittany property, ranging from historic chateaux complete with grounds set out as beautiful landscaped gardens and open pastureland, to traditional stone built village houses with a wealth of character, or rural farmhouses, set among acres of unspoilt countryside. As Brittany is a peninsula, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south, no Brittany property is far from the extensive Breton coastline. The coast is both vast and spectacularly varied, with beautiful beaches dotted with traditional fishing villages, to dramatic cliffs and bays, which are famed the world over for their unusual pink hued granite rocks.
Brittany property, whether rural, coastal or urban, can be found in each of its four official, and five historic, departments. These are Finistère in the west, Côtes-d'Armor in the north, Ille-et-Vilaine in the north east, and Morbihan, overlooking the Bay of Biscay, in the south. In addition, Loire-Atlantique in the south east, now (since WWII) part of the Pays de la Loire region, was historically part of Brittany, and is still considered Bretan in culture and history.
Perhaps the thing that most sets Brittany property apart from any other area is the rich and unique history and culture of the peninsula. Brittany property can often be found in towns and villages with the famed calvary sculptures. These elaborate cruxifiction scenes found at crossroads, especially in western Brittany, are particular to this area and notable for both their frequency and their uniqueness. Brittany is also dotted with megalithic monuments such as stone circles and standing stones, exhbiting the strong cultural links between Bretan culture and other traditional Celtic areas such as Cornwall and Wales. Of particular note are the ancient megaliths near Carnac, which are perhaps most akin to those at Avebury in England for scale and mystery. In fact, Brittany shares much with these places, including a similar native language. Just as in Cornwall, the native Breton tongue, which was finally suppressed just after WWII, is currently undergoing a resurgence. It is thought that some of the people of the Celtic tribes of Britain, fleeing the Anglo-Saxon invasion, crossed the sea to settle in Brittany, accounting for the great similarity between the Anglo-Celtic and Breton-Celtic cultures and traditions.
Throughout the history of Brittany, it has always been a place apart, accounting for the unique feel of much Brittany property. Brittany was historically never quite fully allied with either England or France, and a key location in the many wars between the two countries. It was not until as late as 1488 that Brittany finally became part of France, even though the locals were still claiming their independence until the French Revolution. As such, many Britons still find ‘Little Britain’ a home from home, with a familiar landscape and culture, yet with Brittany property offering the relaxed way of life of rural France, and the sunnier and drier climate associated with southern Europe.
Brittany property is easily accessible both from the UK and the rest of Europe. The major ferry ports in the ancient walled town of Saint-Malo and Roscoff offer fast and regular services to a variety of destinations, including UK ports, and there are a variety of International airports nearby. Additionally, excellent TGV rail links offer services to Paris, Lyon and beyond.
Brittany Property For Sale
House in Quiberon Peninsula
270 sqm (2905.2 sq ft) floor size
1,505 sqm of land
(0.2 hectares / 0.4 acres)
Exceptional property built in the Colonial style of the 1930's with great internal space of 270m2. Beautifully presented, the property includes a bright and spacious living room with terrace, an ope...
House in Larmor Plage
630 sqm (6778.8 sq ft) floor size
900 sqm of land
(0.1 hectares / 0.2 acres)
PRICE REDUCED - HIghly desirable architect - designed house of 630m2 sitting in mature grounds of 900m2. Heated swimming pool 15x7m . Ground floor- marble floors . A vast reception area opening out ...
House in Baden
286 sqm (3077.36 sq ft) floor size
4,352 sqm of land
(0.4 hectares / 1.0 acres)
With a rare view of the Gulf and river Auray, a lovely stone house of about 286m2. With an interior designed to the highest standard. 3 bedroom suites, one on the ground floor, two large bedrooms, ...
Hotel in Rennes area
Between Rennes and St Malo, a hotel restaurant with 15 bedrooms that was completely renovated in 2007. Includes access for diasabled . Extension possible. 3 large rooms with a capacity of 120 people....
French Chateau in Southern Brittany
200 sqm (2152 sq ft) floor size
3,000 sqm of land
(0.3 hectares / 0.7 acres)
A truly unique opportunity - a small island of 6000m2 just a few hundred metres from the shore and sandy beaches with a fortified castle from the 17th Century complete with keep and guest house. Gar...
Manor House in 20mins from Dinard
2,500 sqm (26900 sq ft) floor size
30,000 sqm of land
(3.0 hectares / 7.2 acres)
Representing the history of the Order of St. Benedict, a splendid abbey of the twelfth century, set in a 30,000 m2 park with a golf course and a river. The property includes a living area of 2500 m2...
House in St Malo
240 sqm (2582.4 sq ft) floor size
1,400 sqm of land
(0.1 hectares / 0.3 acres)
Property XIX, Saint Servan, Saint Malo Close to City the Rue Pepin, in the heart of Saint Servan, Set on a beautiful park of 1400 m2, entirely fenced, the property is fully renovated and offers 240 m...
House in La Trinitie-sur-Mer
La Trinité-sur-Mer, in the heart of the town and 5 minutes from the yacht club, superb contemporary residence with kitchen, vaulted sitting room, three bedrooms including a master suite, triple garage...
House in Douarnenez
108 sqm (1162.08 sq ft) floor size
800 sqm of land
(0.1 hectares / 0.2 acres)
In a residential area, a very cozy house with a full basement. This is a lovely property which features, on the ground floor: living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen and a master bedroom suite. U...
Farmhouse in Douarnenez
152 sqm (1635.52 sq ft) floor size
2,295 sqm of land
(0.2 hectares / 0.6 acres)
Farmhouse with living room, kitchen, ground floor bedroom and 3 bedroom upstairs and 2 bathrooms. 3 outbuildings. Plot of 2,295m2....
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