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Detached Country house for sale in Brittany



Property reference: SIF - 001398


  • Habitable Space: 132m²
  • Land Area: 1,688m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Off-road parking space
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

“Having owned this property for over 25 years, we, our family, and friends have enjoyed many holidays and short breaks at La Mondrie. A south facing property with unbroken views of the surrounding countryside, the summer is all about outside living, whilst the autumn and winter is an opportunity to cosy up and enjoy a glass or two of red in front of the woodburner”.

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Detached Country house for sale in Brittany

This super stone house is believed to date back to 1732 and has two granite fireplaces, feature stone walls and exposed beams.  It has a good size parking area with turning circle to the front and an enclosed gravel and slab garden to the front with pergola.  There is a small stone shed and the garden surrounds the property on all sides.  Viewing is recommended.

The property is situated in a rural hamlet in Ille-et-Vilaine in the Brittany region of France, near a village where you will find a bakery, bars, a post office, and a commercial centre with a small supermarket, petrol station, bank and pharmacy. Within easy reach is the Normandy town of St James (about 4 minutes drive) with its supermarket and out of town hypermarket with petrol station, street market (Mondays), post office, banks, bakers/patisseries, bistro, bars and restaurants. There is a trout fishing lake a short distance away on the road to St. James which children love, or more serious fishing in the valley of the Selune and Beuvron rivers. Although situated in Brittany, the property is just over the border from Normandy, and views of Mont St. Michel are nearby. The nearest beach is at Genêts which is a 20 minute drive.  The bay of Mont St. Michel is about 45 minutes drive and has many many attractions, as well as being an excellent base for history and culture. The Parliament of Brittany (Parlement de Bretagne) is approximately 51 km away. The closest airport is Rennes Airport (57 km) and in the surrounding area there are Dinard Airport (58 km), St. Brieuc Airport (114 km), or Angers Airport (127 km). The ferry port at Caen Ouistreham is about 150 km, Le Havre and Dieppe are about a 3 hour drive and the Eurotunnel at Calais is about a 4 1/2 hour drive.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/Dining Room 6.70 x 6.20m Glazed door and window to front, glazed double door to rear elevations. Tiled floor. Fireplace with wood-burning stove. Exposed beams. Stairs to first floor. Ceramic sink. Worktops. 4 ring gas hob. Space for under counter fridge and freezer. 2 radiators. Cupboard housing electrics.

Lounge 6.28 x 6.22m Granite fireplace with wood-burner. Exposed stone walls. Stairs to first floor. Laminate flooring. Window and door to front and window to rear elevations.

On the First Floor (via stairs from lounge) –

Landing Velux window to rear elevation. Exposed stone wall.

Bedroom 1 4.18 x 2.20m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 2 4.18 x 2.28m Velux window to front elevation. Exposed beams. radiator. Hatch to loft.

Shower Room 1.84 x 1.51m Sloping ceiling. Velux window to front elevation. Pedestal basin. WC. Shower. Radiator.

On the First Floor (via stairs from kitchen) –

Landing Wood flooring. Sloping ceiling.

Master Bedroom 7.07 x 3.26m (max) Velux window and window to front elevation. Wood flooring. Radiator. Door to:

“Jack and Jill” Bathroom 4.63 x 2.15m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Wood flooring. Radiator. WC. Bath with mixer tap/shower fitment. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Vanity unit. Built-in wardrobe.


A 5 bar metal gate leads to gravel parking and turning area with mature hedges and shrub borders.  Double metal gates lead to an enclosed gravel garden area with patio and pergola. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with a patio area to the rear of the property.

Small stone shed with corrugated iron roof.


Mains water and electricity.  Drainage is to a septic tank installed in about 1996-1997.  The heating is provided by a woodburner with back-boiler.  Broadband internet connection believed to be available.

Please note : Whilst the Energy Report has been carried out there is no Energy Rating for this property because the owner does not have the last 3 years’ Energy bills for full time occupation and the heating is provided by a back boiler on the woodburner.


Taxes Foncières : Approx. 570€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : € per annum

Asking price  : 97,000 including Agency fees of 7,000€. In addition the buyer will need to pay the Notaire’s fee of 8,200€

Please note : All room sizes are approximate.  Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

Ref : SIF – 001398

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