In an elevated position above the Claie valley, between Ploermel and Vannes, (an area of outstanding natural beauty), and only 10 min drive from picturesque Malestroit, this sympathetically restored stone farmhouse, formerly a working farm, retains many original features, with oak beams, exposed stone, and a huge Breton fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove (winter use only). The property is finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation. Resting in a small hamlet, with views over the wooded hills to the valley beyond, the house has 5000 m² of well-managed grounds surrounded by woodland, with a short walk down to the banks of the Claie. It is an ideal location for nature lovers, the area boasts an abundance of wildlife, including chevreil, the local wild deer, buzzards, sparrow hawks, & many other species. There are many walks, nature trails and bridle paths making it a perfect base for ramblers and cyclists.
Further details: Vannes is known as the gateway to the gulf, and has a number of boat trips around its numerous islands. To either side of Vannes the coastline is a mixture of seaside towns with broad beaches, coastal walks and more intimate, sheltered coves. To the west is Carnac and the famous standing stones, La Trinite-sur-mer (the best beaches in the area) and its large marina. Nearby there is a market almost every day, including the famous, covered market hall at Questembert. The recently completed voie-verte, runs through Malestroit and has 50 Km of safe cycling/walking. Lac-au-duc (15 min) has a water-sports centre and golf course. It is also a great area for fishing, permits are cheap and readily available. The area is also famous for music and dance, having many festivals. There is free, outdoor, live music on Friday evenings, in Malestroit, throughout the Summer. The Breton Resistance Museum is five minutes drive, and there are many other attractions/facilities within easy reach.
Thie house stands in a rural hamlet, 4km outside the village of St Guyomard, which has a renowned artisan bakers, bar/tabac, small supermarket, hair-dressers, post office and Le Marronier restaurant. Malestroit, 6 Km, is a lovely medieval town on the Nantes/Brest canal, with many bars and restaurants and supermarket shopping. Vannes, the old Breton capital, an ancient walled city/port is 15 min down the N166. To the north (20 min) is the famous Josselin Chateau, and Ploermel with its large lake, water sports & golf course. It is a good location for house-hunting in Brittany.
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