Income Producing 7 bedroom Manor House for sale in Saint Brandan, Brittany
745,000 EUR 640,700 GBP 804,600 USD
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 3
- Floor Size: 278 m2
- Plot Size: 16 hectares / 39.54 acres
- Equestrian Facilities
- No Work
- Lake Or River Adjacent
- Fishing Facilities
- Renewable Energy
- Original Features
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Build Pool
- Extra Accommodation
- Income Generating
- Quiet Area
- Garden Plus Land
- Drive To Amenities
- Countryside View
- Traditional Style
Desirable equestrian estate with manor house and 7 bedrooms in Brittany, in a peaceful rural setting.
Just 15 minutes from Saint-Brieuc and 30 minutes from the superb beaches of Binic and Pleneuf-Val-Andre, this 40 acre estate features excellent equestrian facilities as well as versatile accommodation and offers a variety of income streams if desired.
One intriguing feature of this property is the impressive, authentic and magnificent Saint-Jacques de Compostelle bell. An original and remarkable masterpiece in the heart of this superb 15-hectare estate. Discreetly set in an elegant stone bell that unites the two main bodies of this 18th-century manor house, this emblematic idiophone, of high stature and bronze, perfectly symbolizes the regular and resounding beating of two temporal universes that tacitly echo each other, that of ancient times with its unequalled "cachet" and that of modern times with its unrivalled freshness and comfort.
In the same way, certain architectural details of this beautifully renovated manor house correspond to each other and give an aesthetic harmony. In front of the main building, the gable of the bell tower, the well cap and the four trestle dormers on the facade are almost identical and create a visual balance that is most successful in the structural asymmetry of the whole. It is remarkable and unusual.
The well, which stands masterfully in the centre of the green square of a paved courtyard, is another centrepiece of the place. Built of skilfully cut stones, this work is splendid and unique. In particular, the imposing circular curbstone is superbly enhanced by two sturdy pulley supports supporting an angular cap, beautifully sculpted and moulded, itself surmounted on its ridge and on its two lateral supports, by three globes of stone of the most beautiful effect.
In these places, time seems suspended, like these two objects, bell and pulley, suspended in space, waiting for a movement, horizontal for one and vertical for the other.
In fact, this large and pretty property renovated in 2011 according to the rules of the Art and with quality materials, perfectly combines the tones of a petrified past in its most beautiful finery and the assets of a seductive present in full movement.
This ideal osmosis between two eras that complement each other perfectly is fully confirmed when you enter the premises. The main building, used as a dwelling, in its ancient finery, conceals a heart of modernity and comfort.
The entrance leads directly to a spacious and bright open space, in a very modern, young and refined style. This large 80 m2 living room, with parquet flooring and underfloor heating by a heat pump, is composed of several areas dedicated to welcoming and conviviality and includes a living room, a dining room and an open kitchen.
The whole of this garden floor is lit by beautiful double-glazed windows and by highly efficient LED spotlights, recessed in the false ceiling or suspended on stretched metal wires. The layout is pleasant and discreet, modern and very design.
The dining area is vast and can easily accommodate a dozen or more guests. It is served by a magnificent fitted kitchen, very clean and modern, fully equipped and of high quality. Beyond, a pretty living room welcomes large and comfortable seating, facing the hearth of a very beautiful and functional stone fireplace.
These two living and reception areas are separated by a glass and metal staircase, very uncluttered, which cannot obstruct the view and the light.
A corridor leads to a wonderful master suite of approximately 14 m2 with a private shower room with jet shower and a beautifully designed dressing room.
An adjoining 15.05 m2 office with an independent entrance can also be used as an extra bedroom to accommodate other members of the family, friends or visitors. It can also be converted into a library, boudoir, sport/fitness room, games room, video projection room with home cinema or in any other place for any other purpose, according to the wishes of the occupants.
However, one or more rooms on the ground floor are always a plus in a house when it comes to receiving people of a certain age or with reduced mobility. Finally, a wc is a judicious addition to this level.
Upstairs, a landing leads on one side to a superb 23.85 m2 suite, which benefits from its own shower room. On the other side, a corridor of about ten metres, serves three bedrooms, respectively of 15.05 m2, 10.5 m2 and 10.32 m2. A large adjoining bathroom with shower and bathtub benefits these bedrooms.
The accommodation capacities of this residence are impressive and do not stop there. This manor house has a second building, perpendicular to the first, between which the famous Santiago de Compostela bell is housed, which seems to unite them by one of the sections of their respective ends. This other place of accommodation now bears a name favourable to the use that is sometimes made of it: 'La Maison des jockeys' (The house of the jockeys). The designation is all the more appropriate for an equestrian centre worthy of the name. Here again, the place could become a large gite for another category of occupants and a source of additional income, or a home for older children, family, friends.
It is equipped with a living room of 21,06 m2 and fitted kitchen, a large room of 24,91 m2 and a bathroom of 6,6 m2. A wc completes this level.
Two other bedrooms of 15.2 m2 and 11.47 m2 are located on the first floor. In case the number of rooms dedicated to accommodation is not sufficient, the attic adjoining one of these rooms can be converted or become a possible storage area.
However, the partition wall between the bedroom and these attics could be knocked down to make a brand new, more spacious room.
The considerable potential of this impressive mansion still does not stop there. A third house, adjoining the previous one, comprises a 25.84 m2 garden level and attic space that could also be converted. With a little renovation work and a few conversions, it could be used as a reception office for the riding school or as functional accommodation for a caretaker or any other service personnel.
If the space intended for housing proves to be considerable, that of the outbuildings attached in particular to the stud farm is no less so. Thus, a first outbuilding, 24 m2, serves both as a workshop and a garage for two vehicles, without mentioning the important place offered by the outside. It also includes two boxes of 8.36 m2 each. A second outbuilding, comprising nine other boxes, could possibly accommodate the personal and private equine livestock of the owners and family members. However, with little fitting-out works, this building can also be converted into an indoor swimming pool, for example, or into a sports/fitness or dance hall, a video projection room or showroom, a large reception hall, a small horse museum.
The potential is real and the ideas are not missing. On this estate, there is no lack of space for either men or horses. A huge stable, one of the most functional and best-equipped, contains the last forty boxes.
It is completed by a beautiful 1,200-metre sand track, a six-seater electric walker, a large fodder shed, grain silos and many paddocks that are spread over a large part of the fifteen hectares of land that the property occupies.
This equestrian centre is ideal for those who want to exercise a profession related to horses or simply for those who have a passion for them.
The land of about fifteen hectares is as impressive as the manor house and the entire estate. It is enclosed and largely planted with trees or consists of many fenced meadows for grazing horses.
A very large natural lake full of fish, the surroundings of which are populated and frequented by a variety of birds and animals, is a quiet and picturesque spot for a picnic or to g