House in MAXENT, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany

€278,200 (FAI) £241,569**
Ref: 71252DSE35
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Character house and separate apartment/gite in the centre of tourist village of Maxent just 40km from Rennes

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Price
€278 200 (FAI)**
Ref 71252DSE35
Town MAXENT Dept Ille et Vilaine
Surface 0 M2* Plot Size257 M2
Bathroom 4 Bedrooms 8
Location
  • Village property
  • 50km or less to ferry
  • 50km or less to airport
  • 0-2KM to amenities
Type
  • House
Features
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Well
  • Mains Drains
  • Garage
  • Double glazing
  • Character property
  • Business potential
  • Barns / outbuildings
Condition
  • Excellent condition
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Fabulous fully renovated and traditional family home and separate gite located close to the magical Broceliande Forest this is a beautiful stone cottage with 4/5 bedrooms in the main house and a separate 2 bedroom gite within walking distance of the centre of the village of Maxent itself just 40km to the SW of Rennes.

Traditional stone cottage with the whole house very sympathetically renovated to retain the original features and character.

The main cottage is fully double glazed and insulated throughout being comprised of:

GROUND FLOOR :

* large open plan area (approx 46m²) with a fully fitted kitchen in one corner with dining table opening out in a spacious lounge area with wood burner. The floor is tiled within the kitchen/dining area leading to Châtaignier parquet flooring in the lounge area. The door from the living room leads to the:
* Toilet with basin
* Shower room
* Utility room with washing machine, dryer etc.

The character stairs (designed by a local British artisan) lead to the:

FIRST FLOOR :
* Open plan mezzanine area
* Master bedroom (approx 12m²)
* Bedroom 2 (approx 11m²)
Both equipped with plenty of storage space and each having plenty of natural light.
* Bathroom,
* Toilet

A further set of stairs lead from the mezzanine to the:

Second Floor where there are three good sized bedrooms accessed from the corridor. At the end of the corridor there is a 25m² loft that could be converted to provide additional living space.

Back on the ground floor there is access to the attached stone barn. Currently used as a storage area this (with its loft) could be converted to provide for additional living space or even an additional gite.

Outside the main house is a paved patio area for outside dining and relaxation in the sun!

The second cottage is accessed separately to the main house and so is ideal for independent living or holiday lets.

The ground floor comprises :

* Open plan living area with tiled floor and a large fireplace. To one corner is the kitchen area leading to dining/lounge area. The perfect living space for a gite. To the rear of this is the utility room, a back kitchen and the downstairs toilet.

Upstairs in this second cottage are:
* 2 bedrooms (approx 10m² and 9m²)
* Bathroom
* Toilet

Making this a really good and functional holiday gite.

With these properties located so close to the centre of the village of Maxent and just 40km from the centre of Rennes this is the ideal base for exploring Southern Brittany and the Loire Atlantique.



Cottage 2 :
GROUND FLOOR : open plan fitted kitchen, dining and living room of 46 m2. A little patio outside with a puit. Chatenay parquet. Shower Buandarie. Big storage with wood store 25m2. Stairs to the grenie.
FIRST FLOOR : 1 light bedroom and 2 bedrooms with velux along a corridor. Could be linked to the grenie.

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Location in France

Brittany's historic capital, 2,000 year-old Rennes, which lies at the confluence of the Ille et Vilaine rivers, is one of the departments four "Art Towns", the others being Fougères, Saint-Malo and Vitré. Rennes has a population of around 220,000 inhabitants and attracts a large mobile population, mainly because of the university and many business that have established in the area.
Whilst the department is the most densely-populated in Brittany, by contrast it has the youngest population, averaging under 37 years of age. Other towns and places of interest include Redon, at the confluence of Brittany's two largest rivers, the Oust and the Vilaine, and Dinard, one of Europe's finest seaside resorts. The coastal towns of Saint Malo and Dinard and the areas inland of the coast are very popular with homebuyers because of the attractive coastline, generally mild climate, great infrastructure and ease of access back to the UK and Northern Europe. From Rennes airport one can fly direct to Exeter, Southampton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin, and Dinard airport, although smaller, offers flights to Guernsey and London. St Malo port offers cross channel ferry access to Poole, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Jersey and Guernsey.
It is a department rich in historic and religious monuments, remarkable medieval cities and natural history with numerous museums and theatres. Its' proximity to the coast attracts a large number of tourists to the area, which is good news for those looking to set up a tourist-related business such as chambre d'hôtes or gîtes.