4 bed house for sale in Josselin, Brittany

Listed by chateau33 moira

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Region: Brittany
Dept.: 56 Morbihan
Price: 150,000
Total rooms(exc.bath): 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bath/shower rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Year Built: 1800s
  • very good,finished

Description: Fantastic 4 bed property filled with medieval character.In a great location next to the Nantes Brest canal in the lively medieval market town of Josselin in Brittany. With lovely views of the 14th century chateau. It would make a great family home, a holiday rental or lock up and leave holiday home. This property has been sympathetically restored, with a medieval feel but with all the modern facilities required. It is finished in lime and timber, using natural products wherever possible and insulated with chanvre (hemp). Inside the house is bright and spacious. During the restoration a Medieval well was discovered in the bathroom; and the ground floor is paved with ancient stone flags which have been uncovered. The traditional Breton sitting bath has also been preserved. It is double glazed throughout and has oil powered central heating. The house is called Hirondelle (swallow) because in summer the sky is filled with swallows, swifts and martins, who duck and dive around the house. Ground floor: The front door opens onto a large hallway with a flagstone floor and 2 large walk in cupboards. Hallway leads to; Spacious shower room with WC with medieval flagstone floor. Wide modern basin in antique wooden unit. There is a a large, walk in shower with stone base. A feature of the room is the glass covered well which has internal lighting installed, which projects white or coloured mood lights into the room. The walls are slated with reclaimed slates from a local chateau. Utility room with WC, with plumbing for washing machine, central heating boiler and fuel tank. The boiler which was installed about 3 years ago is extremely efficient and very easy to use. Bedroom 1 - a lovely bright double bedroom with a fireplace and fitted cupboard. It opens onto the nursery bedroom through louvre doors however this could also make a great walk in wardrobe/dressing area, a hand wash basin is also installed. Outside there is a very small courtyard area with seating built into stone walls FIRST FLOOR The first floor has three big bedrooms. One with lovely views of the chateau; one with views of the canal and a creperie and the third with views up the street towards town. Master bedroom Large double room with wooden floor, a desk/dresser feature in marble and lime and a built in wardrobe Bedrooms 3 and 4 are double/twin rooms both with washing facilities installed. Bedroom 4 has large built in walk in storage. Bathroom: designed as mini chateau tower in lime and slate, complete with traditional Breton sitting bath and slate walls around bath and wooden floor. SECOND FLOOR Sitting room with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and beautiful wooden floors. Bright and airy with lovely views of the chateau and the canal. Kitchen, Bespoke kitchen units in timber with ceramic hob and Belfast sink with decorative tiling; separate eye level oven in wall; cupboards for dishwasher and microwave. wooden floor. Dining room with lovely wooden floor. Fabulous views of canal, chateau and town. Leads onto tiny snug with original stone wall exposed. The house is less than 30m from the tow path of the Oust canal, which makes it ideal for walking and cycling. It is also only a few minutes walk into the Medieval heart of the town. Josselin is one of 22 Petite Cité de Caractère, which are considered to be amongst the most picturesque in Brittany. This means it is protected and will not be spoiled. There is a villagers on the corner selling fresh bread every day. Market day Saturday is market day in Josselin. It's the highlight of the social week, as stalls snake down from the top of the town, filling the square around the basilica. You can buy a large array of fresh fruit and vegetables, etc. For other food shopping and supplies there is a Leclerc and a Super U on the outskirts of town. Both have petrol stations and Ploermel, with it's array of larger shops is only a 15 minute drive. Morbihan The rugged Atlantic coast of the Morbihan offers fine beaches, both tourist hotspots and secluded bays. Inland, there are sleepy villages, and bustling market towns. The capital of Morbihan is Vannes, an ancient town and residence of the former Dukes of Brittany. Other famous towns include Josselin, famous for its château, La Roche Bernard, an historic and attractive town with a pretty port, Rochefort en Terre, Lizio and Malestroit, all 'cités de caractères', renowned for their history and character. The Gulf of Morbihan offers a wide range of sandy beaches, from the more renowned resort of Damgan, to more secluded, private coves. The department boasts an abundance of islands, many of which can be reached by boat from the mainland, including Belle Ile en Mer, the largest French island in the Atlantic. Morbihan's famous standing stones, spread over some 40 individual sites, are linked by the Route des Mégalithes. Carnac is the world's largest megalithic site where there are a reported 2,792 stones. The Morbihan coastline enjoys a warm micro-climate, ensuring it is a perennially popular holiday destination, which makes it a prime investment area. Vannes has as much sunshine as Toulouse (over 2,000 hours per year), relatively little rainfall and average maximum temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius. Parts of the Morbihan are sufficiently warm to support flora normally reserved for the Mediterranean! In terms of infrastructure, Morbihan offers good access to Rennes, Nantes and Brest airports, the ports of Cherbourg, Roscoff, Le Havre and St Malo as well as a direct TGV link between Redon and Paris. Josselin is within easy reach of both the north and south coasts and the Golfe du Morbihan is only 50 minutes drive away. For more pics and info see our website: http://moirasara.wix.com/josselinholiday
Property size, m2: 252
Land m2: 86
Tax Foncier: 492
tax d'habitation: 433
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  • in village/hamlet
  • broadband
  • central heating-lpg/oil
  • in a town
  • mains drains
  • mains water
  • terraced
  • well

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