Historical Manor house set on 7.4 acres
Dinan, Brittany, France
A French manor with a history dating back 1000 years when there was a defensive fort on the site. Constructed entirely of granite with fine ornamentation and re-roofed in new slate.
The present buildings were developed in stages during medieval times, then remained unaltered until a complete renovation carried out during the last 20 years. Now a large and beautiful home, the property has been restored with no expense spared and with rigorous respect for the style and materials of Breton manors. The authentic character has been ingeniously combined with modern comforts.
The property is set on 3ha in specially protected surroundings, 2km from the village. Extraordinarily quiet, except for the running of the stream in the valley below where wildlife abounds. This lovely home has a living surface of approx. 780 sqm with beautiful reception rooms. The decoration is timeless, underlining the property’s history. The bedrooms, magnificently restored and with bath/shower rooms, offer a comfort that will satisfy even the most demanding guests. The bedrooms and bathrooms have built-in cupboards for clothes and linen. Drawing room, comfortable TV room, library, 2 family kitchen/dining rooms and a large dining room with open kitchen and separate preparation kitchen. 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms including two family suites; large double-aspect room equipped as a private office/meeting room with windows overlooking the grounds. 3 staircases to the upper floors allow for privacy of guests.
An annexe of 250 sqm enables flexible activities such as music, games, gym. Substantial outbuildings with garaging and workshop and a small early medieval chapel with priest cell.
Terraces, gardens, orchard, a meadow of 1ha currently used for horses, woods bordered by a stream; spring connected to irrigation system; illumination of the surrounding valley forest.
At the end of a long approach road through farmland, and surrounded on three sides by a valley, the property is private and secure.
Potential to acquire more surrounding forest land by separate agreement.
Property reference: 260vm
Sophie van Cayzeele