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Brittany Properties of the Week

  • €214,000

    latest addition in ARZAL Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €149,330

    latest addition in ST VINCENT SUR OUST Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €278,200

    latest addition in LE GUERNO Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €80,300

    latest addition in Plessala Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €129,800

    latest addition in Plenée Jugon Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €371,000

    latest addition in Le Gouray Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €59,999

    latest addition in MERILLAC Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €139,100

    latest addition in PLESSALA Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €98,000

    latest addition in LA TRINITE PORHOET Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €88,000

    latest addition in Moncontour Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €145,800

    latest addition in Laurenan Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €85,950

    latest addition in Moncontour Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €418,700

    latest addition in Langon Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €85,000

    latest addition in Langon Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €152,600

    latest addition in ROCHEFORT EN TERRE Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €66,000

    latest addition in LA CHEZE Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €77,000

    latest addition in MUR DE BRETAGNE Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €152,600

    latest addition in LANISCAT Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €318,000

    latest addition in Guidel Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €530,000

    latest addition in Plouhinec Finistere

    Finistere

  • €169,560

    latest addition in Audierne Finistere

    Finistere

  • €199,800

    latest addition in TREMBLAY Ille_et_Vilaine

    Ille et Vilaine

  • €162,000

    latest addition in Pontivy Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €130,800

    latest addition in Naizin Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €266,430

    latest addition in Pontivy Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €93,500

    latest addition in GUILLIERS Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €230,050

    latest addition in La Gree St Laurent Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €235,400

    latest addition in TAUPONT Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €318,000

    latest addition in Quimper Finistere

    Finistere

  • €159,995

    latest addition in Lanmeur Finistere

    Finistere

  • €199,995

    latest addition in Guimaec Finistere

    Finistere

  • €235,400

    latest addition in Jugon Les Lacs Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €233,200

    latest addition in Ereac Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €71,500

    latest addition in Plumaugat Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €418,700

    latest addition in GUEMENE SUR SCORFF Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €487,600

    latest addition in Langoëlan Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €609,500

    latest addition in Priziac Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €88,000

    latest addition in Duault Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €130,800

    latest addition in Plusquellec Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €56,000

    latest addition in Bourbriac Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €192,601

    latest addition in Scrignac Finistere

    Finistere

  • €82,500

    latest addition in Plouguernevel Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €158,050

    latest addition in Lohuec Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €466,400

    latest addition in Lanloup Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €82,500

    latest addition in SAINT CONNAN Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €160,775

    latest addition in LANRIVAIN Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €109,000

    latest addition in HENANBIHEN Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €938,100

    latest addition in ST JACUT DE LA MER  Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €141,700

    latest addition in Les Champs Géraux Cotes_d_Armor

    Cotes d Armor

  • €219,350

    latest addition in St Jacut les pins Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €397,000

    latest addition in Damgan Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €286,200

    latest addition in Caden Morbihan

    Morbihan

  • €399,620

    latest addition in Chateauneuf Du Faou Finistere

    Finistere

  • €211,860

    latest addition in Huelgoat Finistere

    Finistere

  • €160,500

    latest addition in Huelgoat Finistere

    Finistere

Come to Brittany

Please take a look at this short video and see what some of our clients are saying about their experience of buying a property in Brittany through Leggett Immobilier.

Leggett Brittany

Meet our Agents in Brittany

Experienced agents with houses for sale in all areas of Brittany

The Brittany team covers all the four departments of this vast peninsula and we are contantly adding new properties to our portfolio.

Sally Pitcher
Sally Pitcher
Lisa Greene
Lisa Greene
Nicola Grey
Nicola Grey
Mike Greene
Mike Greene
Clive Percival
Clive Percival
Deborah Heard
Deborah Heard
John Campbell
John Campbell
Rebecca Larkin
Rebecca Larkin
Beverley Smith
Beverley Smith
Julie Parker
Julie Parker
Patrick Kerneis
Patrick Kerneis
Mandy Lister
Mandy Lister
Barbara Guinio
Barbara Guinio
Tony Marshall
Tony Marshall
Sue Marshall
Sue Marshall
Theresa Kennedy
Theresa Kennedy
Patricia Zanetti
Patricia Zanetti
Pamela Vidal
Pamela Vidal
Jenny Lovett
Jenny Lovett

Latest Articles from our dedicated Brittany blog


Merry Christmas

by Mike on Thu 18 Dec 14


Have a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year

with best wishes from Leggett Immobilier in Brittany


Supburb quality townhouse – 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms – Close to the river Rance – Stunning!

by Mike on Thu 18 Dec 14

A simply stunning home at the centre of this vibrant village, close to the church and in walking distance of shops, bars, etc. There are features and spaces to captivate you on each of the three floors. Previously a restaurant (and it could be again) the kitchen is a chef’s delight and there’s a great flow through the open plan living space. The renovation work done is superb quality with great attention to detail and sympathetic to the 19th century origins of the building. There is a lovely little courtyard garden and many walks to be enjoyed nearby. Viewing is very highly recommended.

View : full details     Agent : Mike Greene


Brittany Photo Competition 2014

by Mike on Mon 01 Dec 14
Baie De L'ArguenonThank you to the many people who entered our photo competition. We had lots of delightful entries showing us places, people and events from around the region, all reasons why you love Brittany so much.

The winning photo was the one below showing mussel harvesting in La Baie de l’Arguenon taken by Sue Davis who won an iPad Mini courtesy of Currencies Direct.


Australians buying a property in Brittany

by Mike on Thu 20 Nov 14

fr_flagsWe have been asked for information regarding Australian citizens buying French property. It is 100% easy, there are no restrictions at all and we have sold to quite a few Australians here in Brittany over the last couple of years.

We understand that you are buying from a distance and will be happy to provide photographs, floor plans and virtual tours of the properties which really interest serious buyers. Liaise with an agent well before your buying trip to make the most of your valuable time on the ground in France.

Having the house as a holiday home is easy and if you plan to spend fewer than 90 days here within a 180 day period you should not need a visa. If you are likely to exceed the 90 days then you can apply for a visa. To find out more about this check out Schengen rules.

A holiday home makes great sense, France is a really affordable and safe place to buy and own property, it is culturally rich and offers you an ideal springboard to discover the rest of Europe. Renting the property out when you are not using it is also a good way of offsetting costs.

To live in France full time you will need to research your own situation with professional advisers; we can recommend some if you wish You will probably need to obtain a long stay visa and if you stay for over half the year, you should be fiscally resident in France which will mean paying tax on your worldwide income and could make you subject to French Wealth Tax.

To find out more we recommend you to choose your preferred region and start to engage with a Leggett agent. Most of us have relocated from our country of birth so we understand the thought processes and voyage of discovery you are going through.


Leggett Immobilier voted best estate agency in France for second year running

by Mike on Wed 15 Oct 14

 

2014_EU_106For the second year running a prestigious panel of judges has voted Leggett Immobilier as the “Best Estate Agency in France“.

The European property awards are a world renowned mark of excellence and the winner was announced last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.

The judging panel was made up of the great & the good of the European property industry and included Peter Bolton-King, global director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier, comments:

“To win this award two years running is a huge achievement and a testament to the hard work put in by our staff and agents. Last year we wore the label of “Best Estate Agency in France” with great pride and this year will be the same.

We will offer clients the same levels of professionalism and exceptional service over the coming year and will be doing our utmost to win the hat trick of awards in 2015. We are seeing an increasing number of international buyers in France and it is vital that we continue to innovate and tailor the service we offer to their ever changing needs”.


Auctions – a new route to market for motivated vendors

by Mike on Fri 10 Oct 14
Launching at the France Show in January 2015 is a new ‘Property Auction’ an extra route to market for vendors who need to sell promptly and will entertain a sale under the normal asking price. Clearly this is a chance for some buyers to secure property ‘bargains’. It in no way replaces the normal property buying process, but will just offer an alternative to some buyers and sellers.

Properties entered into the auction are clearly flagged on our site, such as the example below and can still be bought via the normal process prior to the auction should you be tempted.

FOR SALE BY AUCTION ON SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY 2015 AT THE FRANCE SHOW, LONDON OLYMPIA, UK (unless sold previously)

GUIDE PRICE:* €115,000+ (including agency fees)

View : full details     Agent : Beverley Smith

 


Suddenly VERY Negotiable – Spacious 5 bed home in large plot on the edge of village

by Mike on Fri 12 Sep 14

This beautiful home stands in a large garden with mature trees and shrubs on the edge of a thriving village. Ideally situated within easy reach of Lamballe, St Brieuc and Rennes. This is perfect family home with loads of space both inside and out.

View : full details   Agent : Mandy Lister


Not to be Missed! Amazing Village Holiday Cottage only 4km from the Beach : : €108000

by Mike on Mon 18 Aug 14

You will be popping over every weekend to this delightful character cottage in the heart of the village where everything is within easy reach. Immaculate throughout with 2 spacious bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen and elevated terraced area for outside drinks and BBQ’s.

View :  full details     Agent : Patrick Kerneis

http://www.frenchestateagents.com/french-property-for-sale/view/44206PK29/house-for-sale-in-cleder-finistere-brittany-france


HUGE PRICE REDUCTION :: 3 bedroom stone cottage – €109,000

by Mike on Mon 11 Aug 14

39002SM22Reduction from €136,250 to €109,000

This beautiful stone cottage has been restored to an excellent standard in a lovely location close to the village of Saint Servais. It has a large open plan living /dining room, a newly refitted kitchen, three bedrooms and a large bathroom.It is in a lovely quiet location with private grounds, a small stone outbuilding with the original bread oven which would make a wonderful summer kitchen. It is situated close to the village which has a shop bar/restaurant. The larger town of Callac is only 10 minutes drive away.

View : full details     Agent :  Sue Marshall


Earning a living in Brittany

by Mike on Fri 08 Aug 14

36214BVS56_reduced-1Have you wondered how you might earn a living in Brittany?

This lovely shop is right at the centre of historic Josselin, a very beautiful and very popular town which teems with tourists in summer.

With a chance to make a living and ample accommodation over the shop this could be just what you are looking for. At around £100k it’s a snip.

View : full details     Agent : Beverley Smith

Brittany

The distance in miles between Brittany and the UK is shorter than the distance between Leeds and London, but the difference in quality of life is immeasurable.
How to get here:
The following transport hubs are either based in Brittany or the distance to the Brittany border is shown.

  • Ports

    • Roscoff in Brittany, served by Plymouth

    • St Malo in Brittany, served by Portsmouth, Plymouth, Jersey, Guernsey

    • Caen 2 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth

    • Cherbourg 2 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth and Poole

    • Le Havre 3.5 hours from Brittany, served by Portsmouth

    • Calais 6 hours from Brittany, served by Dover


  • Airports

    • Dinard in Brittany, flights from East Midands, Stansted, Leeds/Bradford, Bristol, Channel Islands

    • Brest in Brittany, flights from Birmingham, Southampton

    • Rennes in Brittany, flights from Manchester, Exeter, Southampton

    • Nantes 20 mins from Brittany border, Manchester, Gatwick


  • Rail

    • SNCF is the national train service for France

    • TGV is the fast train network in France

    • There are stations served by the TGV throughout Brittany including Rennes, Vannes, Guingamp, Lamballe, St Brieuc, St Malo, Brest, Quimper


  • By car

    • Brittany's road network is as good as the rest of France, but has the added advantage of being toll free.



Fall in love with the food

With 700 miles of coastline and surrounded by the sea, it is no wonder Brittany is renowned for fabulous seafood. Locally caught fish, crabs and oysters from Cancale which are the best in the world are plentifully available.

You may try 'moules frites' all over France, but they taste the very best in Brittany and sharing a "Plateau de Fruits de Mer" is an experience not to be missed, whether it be during a summer break spent at your holiday home or as part of a traditional Christmas feast for those who move here permanently.

The daily markets have a splendid array of fresh produce on sale including locally grown salads, strawberries, perfect potatoes and lots of garlic. Learn to eat seasonally and you will always be eating what is the best value and the best quality. Brittany is a major grower of artichokes which are delicious and not really so tricky to eat; your new Breton friends will show you how if you are a novice.

Locally reared meat is also available whether it be the pork sausage in your "galette saucisse" or farmed venison. The origin of the meat is displayed in the butcher's shop and you can be sure of the quality when you buy.

Brittany contributes its share to France's 500 cheeses and there are many artisan producers, particularly of fresh goats' milk cheeses. For a milder taste choose a "brebis", a ewe's milk cheese from the black faced moorland sheep native to the region.

Much of the region's dairy production has also been traditionally used for making "lait ribot" (buttermilk), a common accompaniment and ingredient for many meals and also for butter, particularly butters flavoured with the delicate sea salt harvested from the centuries old salt beds at sites such as Guérande.

To top off a traditional meal, why not enjoy crêpes served with local sea salt butter, jam from home grown fruit or a little dark chocolate. The wines of France are plentiful , but you may find you prefer the locally produced Breton cider on those sunny evenings, it is so refreshing and don't forget you can also drink it warm in the winter - this is a 1600 year old culture, they have everything covered!

The great outdoors

Brittany is ideal for those who love being outdoors in the clean, fresh air making the most of the mild climate and wide open spaces.

Diverse leisure pursuits are available; the area is great for walking, kayaking, horse riding on the beach or through forests, quad biking, paint balling, tennis, swimming, yachting, climbing (rocks or trees), cycling of course, there's some pretty good surfing to be had and there's always plenty of room to spread out on the clean, sandy beaches.

The Brittany coast is quite breezy, making it particularly popular with sailing enthusiasts; many of France's most famous yachtsmen, such as Eric Tabarly, have hailed from Brittany and yachting is a major tourist activity all round the coast.

It is possible to take sailing lessons, hire motor or sail boats on a day rate or if you don't quite fancy getting in the water, how about some land yacht lessons.

Many inland lakes also offer leisure facilities and none more so than Lac de Guerledan, a 400 hectare man-made lake 12km long which is a major tourist attraction. Many of these lakes have restaurants, boat hire, well signed walks and man-made beaches providing a great day out.

Horses are intertwined with Breton culture having been used to work the land as well as for travel. Riding out is a relaxed pleasure with many miles of rural tracks, rides through forests and horses are regularly seen on the beach.

There are still large collections of working horses, the national studs are open to the public and often have spectacular displays of horsemanship or just offer open carriage rides. Two situated in Brittany are at Hennebont and Lamballe and both have an interesting program of events.

Cycling is popular throughout France and particularly so in Brittany, riders of all ages can be seen whizzing around in fluorescent jerseys and this is a great way to explore the countryside. The Tour de France regularly has stages in the region and is an exciting spectacle when it comes to town.

History and Culture

Brittany lays claim to being the location of many of the tales of King Arthur and in the Middle Ages was covered in forest, forest in which with Merlin, the wizard who was Arthur's tutor and advisor, was alleged to have lived.

At that time there were especially close links between Britain and Brittany: the Breton language is closely related to Welsh and the French name for Brittany (Bretagne) can be translated as "little Britain", with Great Britain being "Grande Bretagne".

Local legend has it that it was in the Forest of Brocéliande, at the Fountain of Barenton, that Merlin met and fell desperately in love with Viviane, later famous as the Lady of the Lake, who raised Sir Lancelot. Her home, the Castle of Comper, Merlin's tomb and the Church of the Holy Grail all form part of a tourist trail across the region.

Now officially known as Paimpont, but still much referred to as Brocéliande, the forest is a wonderful place to visit and for hiking in season. There are many gîtes for holiday makers and for house hunters, this area offers some of the most affordable prices.

Culture:
Various factors have combined to give Brittany a unique culture of music and dance: the Breton musical tradition is Celtic in origin, but Celtic music has evolved in different directions in the different countries in which the Celts settled.

The Breton tradition has a close association between music and dance and when no musical instruments have been available, the human voice has been used to keep time for the dancers. This is the origin of the famous "Kan ha Diskan" - a form of singing in which one singer, the kaner, 'calls' the song, and another singer, the diskaner, makes the response.
Brittany's music is extremely rich and varied; it reflects customs and ways of life and in times-gone-by there were hundreds of different dances. When people from a village got together - perhaps for a family gathering, or maybe after a day working in the fields, singing and dancing would take place.

How we can help you

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Local knowledge is the key; we help you find not only the property you want, but also the lifestyle. Brittany is a large region with many areas of outstanding beauty and miles and miles of coastline, but it is also a subtly varied region. We can help to guide you so you find not only the perfect home, but in the perfect location.

Our own portfolio includes hundreds of properties from manor houses to country cottages, from family homes to barns for renovation and our network of contacts gives us access to many more.

Our experienced team will support you throughout the buying process and beyond to ensure you settle in and continue to enjoy your new home in Brittany. From help with bureaucracy, finding artisans and enrolling with clubs or schools we are happy to help. Just e-mail or call us and we will be happy to discuss your project.

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