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House, barn and chapel in quiet position with just under 1 acre



Property reference: SIF - 00448


  • Habitable Space: 105m²
  • Land Area: 3,783m²
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Outbuildings

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Detached house, barn and chapel offering excellent value for money.

The house would benefit from modernisation as it has not been used for several years.  The garden is very overgrown.  The main house was made habitable about 15 years ago.  The property would make an ideal home with one or two potential gîtes, subject to planning permission. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the potential of the property.

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 12 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 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 : 5.66m x 4.50m – 1/2 glazed front door and window to the front elevation (south west). Tiled floor.  Exposed stone walls and beams.  Brick fireplace with woodburner (which is not connected).  The kitchen has a range of matching base and wall units, including display cabinets.  Electric double oven.  4 ring electric hob.  Plumbing and space for washing machine.  Extractor fan.  1 1/4 bowl sink mixer tap.  Cupboard housing electrics.

Living room : 4.98m x 3.67m – Window to the west elevation.  Glazed double doors to the front elevation.

Bathroom : 3.56m x 2.15m – Window to the rear elevation.  Bath with mixer/shower tap adjustment.  Pedestal hand basin.  Door to outside. Toilet.  Hot water cylinder.  Exposed stone.

Entrance hall : 5.39m x 1.86m – Glazed double doors to the front elevation.  Exposed stone walls.  Stairs to first floor.

Bedroom 1 : 3.98m x 2.89m – Window to the front elevation.  Exposed stone walls.

Bedroom 2 : 3.73m x 2.52m – Window to the rear elevation.

On the first floor –

Mezzanine : 5.74m x 4.32m – Window to the front elevation.  Velux widows to the front and rear elevations.  Exposed beams.  Sloping ceiling.

Door to attic space (8.88m x 4.32m) – ideal to convert into additional bedrooms.  Exposed beams.  2 velux windows and window to the front elevation.  Opening on gable end.


There is a small, seldom used lane which leads between the house and main garden on one side and the barn and chapel on the other side.  In front of the main house is an area of garden with covered seating area/wood store with stone walls and a corrugated iron roof (4.79m x 3.32m). Steps lead up to the garden which is overgrown but has apple, cherry, pear and walnut trees.  Separate detached stone barn with a slate roof (approx. 90m²) which is divided into 2 sections with large wooden doors and pedestrian door to the front elevation.  Space for storing a camping car.

A particular feature of this property is the detached stone building with a slate roof which was, apparently, used as a Chapel.  Water and electric are run to the property.  Potential for creating a 2 storey dwelling, subject to obtaining the relevant planning permissions.  There are 2 main rooms.  Room 1 : 5.26m x 4.67m – Arch door to the front (south east) elevation and window.  Granite fireplace.  Exposed beams. Door to Room 2 : 4.31m x 3.33m – Window to the south west elevation.  Wooden floor.  There are 2 rooms attached – one where the congregation used to meet and the other approximately the same size as Room 1.


Mains water and electricity are connected.  There is no central heating. An all water septic tank was installed in 2002.  Double glazed windows.

There is no energy report for this property as there is no central heating.


Taxes Foncières : 343€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation : 476€ per annum

Asking price : 61,000€ including Agency fees + Notaire’s fee – 5,800€

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.

Property Ref : SIF – 00448

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