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.
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Outstanding and impressive French Chateau set in large and equally impressive parkland of over 50 hectares, close to the coast. The property consists of a stunning 19th Century Chateau, wi...
- Floor Size: 750 square metres
- Plot Size: 534,157 square metres (53.42 hectares / 132.00 acres)
- Bedrooms: 13
Delightful Nineteenth Century chateau, set in an estate of over 25 acres in a beautiful situation in the Park Naturel Regional d'Armorique in Brittany, offering income generating lovely lifestyle oppo...
- Floor Size: 493 square metres
- Plot Size: 108,479 square metres (10.85 hectares / 26.81 acres)
- Bedrooms: 9
Impressive and newly restored Nineteenth Century Chateau in a lovely countryside situation, surrounded by 69 acres of park and woodlands offering privacy and tranquility. This character sto...
- Floor Size: 450 square metres
- Plot Size: 285,000 square metres (28.50 hectares / 70.43 acres)
- Bedrooms: 5
This attractive 'maison de maitre' in the heart of the popular town of Auray, is only a short walk from the port where there is a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The uniqu...
- Floor Size: 250 square metres
- Plot Size: 1,300 square metres (0.13 hectares / 0.32 acres)
- Bedrooms: 6
Beautifully and carefully totally restored 8 bedroom French Chateau, set within a lovely 13 hectare estate, located in a quiet area in Baud. Ideal for lovers of history and old stone, this supe...
- Floor Size: 660 square metres
- Plot Size: 130,000 square metres (13.00 hectares / 32.12 acres)
- Bedrooms: 8
Charming, spacious and completely renovated 8 bedroom manor house wet within a large private 6.6 hectare estate with unrestricted panoramic views towards Auray river and with excellent access to local...
- Floor Size: 550 square metres
- Plot Size: 660,000 square metres (66.00 hectares / 163.09 acres)
- Bedrooms: 8
An impressive Nineteenth century chateau which has has been beautifully renovated over a number of years by the current owners in a discreet location, hidden away behind two sets of gates at the end o...
- Plot Size: 80,000 square metres (8.00 hectares / 19.77 acres)
- Bedrooms: 12
Fully restored 19th Century French Chateau located in the Morbihan area of Brittany, with direct unspoiled water views, set within a 5 hectare estate with a swimming pool, tennis courts, parkland and ...
- Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
- Bedrooms: 12
Magnificent estate in Brittany set in almost 10 acres of grounds, with 2 manor houses and a farmhouse offering historic character accommodation with income opportunities in a beautiful setting.
Charming and superbly presented stone built house and 5 gites, with a total of 29 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, set within a private and lovely plot of 21,309m2 with mature trees and a swimming pool. ...
- Floor Size: 750 square metres
- Plot Size: 21,309 square metres (2.13 hectares / 5.27 acres)
- Bedrooms: 29