101424VLA29 - Stunning 19th Century Château, with 14th Century Manoir, Chapel, and Dovecote in 53 ha of magnificent parkland, extensive woodlands, lakes, classically styled gardens, and waterfalls. - Set in a huge parkland setting, this imposing Château lies just 5km from the south coast of Brittany, with sea views from the 65m high tower. 3km to the east is the picturesque town of Pont Aven, famo…
101424VLA29 - Stunning 19th Century Château, with 14th Century Manoir, Chapel, and Dovecote in 53 ha of magnificent parkland, extensive woodlands, lakes, classically styled gardens, and waterfalls. - Set in a huge parkland setting, this imposing Château lies just 5km from the south coast of Brittany, with sea views from the 65m high tower. 3km to the east is the picturesque town of Pont Aven, famous for its School of Painting, established in the late 1875 by Paul Gauguin. To the west are the towns of Concarneau (7km) and Quimper (25km), both steeped in Celtic culture and Breton architecture. The Chateau, together with the Manoir, Chapel and Dovecote, have been in the hands of the current owners since 1998, when a centre for creative arts was formed, to take advantage of the remarkable setting, nature reserve and bird sanctuary.
ENTRANCE AND DRIVEWAY - the entrance is 1km from the main Trégunc - Pont Aven road, with an imposing metal gate and long winding drive. This is bordered by rhododendrons and woodland, and finally opens up to the Château itself.
SUMMARY OF BUILDINGS - all are of stone construction with a slated roof Le Château is built on five levels, and currently arranged to provide Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the two upper floors, in 10 individual bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Bedrooms vary in size from 19m2 to 30m2, and all have wonderful views across the parkland. On the first floor there is a suite of private rooms, comprising a further three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sauna, and 19m2 office, with access to upper and lower levels via the central staircase, the tower stairs, and a third rear stairs. On ground floor level from the large entrance reception, there is a 48m2 dining room, a 48m2 lounge, a smaller dayroom with access on to the terrace and steps leading down to the gardens, a 27m2 library, and a further office. Below lie a series of basement rooms for storage, laundry, and wine storage. LE MANOIR - 14th Century Manoir in excellent order on two levels, measuring 28.5m x 6.4m. The Manoir is partially converted and especially adapted for use by handicapped persons. It currently offers a single 2 person apartment with views over the park. LE PIGEONNIER - an 8m diameter 2 bedroom converted dovecote on three floors which is rented out throughout the year for 4-5 people. LA CHAPELLE - measures 8.3m x 5.3m and remains in its original condition.
WORKS CARRIED OUT - the present owners have undertaken a vast amount of work to bring the Château up to latest standards, and great care and attention has been made to repair and maintenance of the building fabric, to the extent that the building is now in a perfect state of repair, and needing no further expense. There has been a comprehensive program of works to provide for the needs of access for the handicapped, fire safety, acoustic, and heating insulation.
CURRENT USE and INVENTORY Taxes and annual running costs for all utilities and services are available, as are those for insurances, alarm provision and maintenance, heating, and allied services. Included in the sale are interior fittings, furnishings, decorative and loose items, for which a comprehensive list is available. For external maintenance a complete range of tools and garden equipment is available, including tractors, quad bikes, trailers, power cutting tools, and water pumps. Garden furnishings include a large quantity of tables and chairs of varying sizes and styles.
FUTURE OPTIONS AND USES This Château complex offers a rare opportunity to create an exciting business enterprise, either along the lines of the current hotel use or as the hub of a multitude of other uses, such as conference centre, corporate entertainment and special events, arts centre, wildlife reserve and interpretation, holiday centre with parkland, occupation subject to consents, premiere hotel with health, leisure and golf facilities. The list is endless.
LOCAL AREA Nearby are some of the region's most beautiful rivers, with spectacular walks around the estuaries and ports, and within easy reach of several of the region's championship golf courses. Fishing, horse riding, sailing and a multitude of other sports are close by, as are some of the region's finest restaurants. Driving times and distances: Brest Airport 100km, 1.5 hrs; Dinard Airport 207km, 2hrs 20 mins; to the Ferry port at Roscoff 125km, 1.5 hrs.