Immaculately renovated 16th Century Manor in Rochefort en Terre, with 9 bedrooms, nearly 2 hectares of grounds, private Class 1 fishing, artist's studios and workshop.
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This property has been tastefully and completely renovated whilst maintaining multiple original features, not least its vast wooden spiral staircase, beams aplenty and wood panelled library. Situated just on the outskirts of France’s most beautiful village (as voted for in 2016) the stunning Rochefort en Terre lies on your doorstep, steeped in medieval history and architecture. The first part of the building was originally used as a hunting lodge for the Bishop of Redon and dates back to the 16th century. The whole plot is situated in a Natura 2000 Zone and therefore non constructible. Fully double glazed throughout in oak with anti-infraction glass, centralised vacuuming system and underfloor heating in both buildings, with its aerothermal heating system and walls insulated with lime-hemp, no expense has been spared in bringing this property up to modern standards. Attached there is a carpenter's workshop and two artists studios (with potential to house an indoor pool if so desired).
Set in just under 2 hectares of land, with a gorgeous fishing river running close by (Category 1), scattered with fruit trees, this property really has so much to offer. Beautiful unspoilt views across the countryside and completely private.
MAIN HOUSE ...
Tiled throughout with underfloor heating and beams in every room except the kitchen. Double glazing throughout. Entrance - hallway with painted wooden staircase at the end, feature stone walls. To the left a double aspect ground floor bedroom (disabled access) with ornate wood burner. At the end of the hallway you will find a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
To the right leads into first dining room joining onto the kitchen, fully equipped with stainless steel tops, range cooker (gas hob, electric oven), catering style plunge sink; another double sink; connections for American style fridge; breakfast bar with view to the east; larder with plenty of storage and laundry room where centralised vacuuming system is located. A second grand dining room is situated next door with huge working fireplace, double aspect windows and doors leading to outside on each side. A door gives access to tower part of the manor with epic wooden spiral staircase. Door leads through to library with giant wooden panelled cupboards, working fireplace, stairs to mezzanine housing bookshelves.
FIRST FLOOR ...
Stairs from entrance hallway lead up to first bedroom on right currently being used as an office, double aspect with 2 large Velux windows and wooden flooring.
Landing corridor leads to elegant bathroom on left featuring double glass doors, double sink units, double bath and large shower. Separate WC next door. At the back of the bathroom another door leads to small unenclosed landing area with plants and door to attic space. At the end of the landing is a large double aspect Master bedroom with stone fireplace, beams and a walk-in wardrobe with ample storage. A door in the opposite corner leads to a corridor with more storage and another door into the tower.
THE TOWER ...
From the ground floor access is either through the grand dining room or from outside (rear of property) into a small stone floored entrance. Here starts the magnificent spiral wooden staircase (the bottom part of which is original dating back to when the manor was built). Stairs lead up to a WC with washbasin, followed by a door that leads to the aforementioned master bedroom.
Further up the stairs is a large family sized bedroom with beams painted blue, double aspect windows, stone fireplace and wooden flooring. Just next door up a step is a shower room with WC and washbasin. Further up the stairs is another huge bedroom with wooden flooring, several velux windows and beams. Next door another bathroom with shower, sink and separate WC.
Another attic space can be accessed from the stairs through an ornate door and could be converted into another bedroom/games room/office.
CHAMBRE D'HOTES / ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION ...
Attached to the main residence in an L-shape you will find guest lodgings consisting of separate entrances. Ground floor is tiled throughout with underfloor heating and exposed beams, upstairs rooms have electric wall mounted heaters, rafters/beams and wooden flooring throughout.
The first private entrance along leads to a seating area/living space, WC and separate bathroom with recovered Parisienne tiles, double sinks and bath with shower attachment. Stairs lead up to a large double aspect bedroom with another smaller (bed)room attached (ideal for families). The second private entrance leads to a seating/living space, separate WC and shower room with double sink unit and heated wall mounted radiator. Stairs lead up to another stunning, large bedroom. The third private entrance leads into a seating/living area with day bed, separate WC and shower room with double sink unit and heated wall mounted radiator. Stairs lead up to a gorgeous bedroom with exquisite wooden beam/rafter feature in one corner.
In the corner where the main house joins the guest accommodation you will find a door leading to the log store/shed plus another room containing technical controls for water heaters, further centralised vacuuming system (for the guest quarters), fuse boxes etc. A separate door leads to a second laundry room well equipped with double sinks, ample folding space, washer/dryer and storage. A back door leads to a practical sheltered hanging area for laundry on one side and another sheltered area for ride on lawn mower and other garden equipment. The heat pumps are also found in this area.
At the other end of the guest accommodation is a door leading to a large carpenter’s workshop with double garage doors and a staircase up to an artist’s studio overhead.
Going outside and around the back of the workshop is another building attached containing an artist’s workshop and a separate design studio.
Electric (intercom operated) steel gates from the main road can be used to access the property bringing you down a driveway of 200m, across a wooden bridge (over the river) and onto the property. There is a parking area to the right and further space for cars behind the wall. There is an orchard with various active fruit trees, some woodland and a large lawn in the centre of the grounds. Horses can graze at ease.
A stone's throw from all amenities in nearby villages and only 30 minute's drive from historical Vannes this property greatly benefits from its wonderful location. Rennes and Nantes airports are 1hour 15 minutes drive away and the nearest ferry port is 2 hour's drive at St Malo.