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Guingamp
€106,000
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  • 180 square meters of living space
  • 4360 square meters of cadastral area
Property description
In Brittany, 2 1/2 hours from Paris via the Guingamp TGV train station an authentic 17th century 'Trégorroise' farm awaiting restoration - ref 388575
Just fifteen minutes from the town of Guingamp and thirty-five minutes from the pink granite coast, the calm of the surrounding rural wooded countryside is felt everywhere. Six minutes from local convenience stores and hidden away at the end of a cul-de-sac in a small village. The slightly hilly surroundings let you imagine the Monts d’Arrée close by. The breton meaning of the village name is “the hilltops”. Located at an altitude of 196 m, the building is in a dominant position.
The property comprises three old 17th century farm buildings, to be entirely renovated to suit the taste of its future owners. The main south-west facing building opens on to a courtyard sheltered from a north breeze by a long stable perpendicular to it. A shed is south facing. The lay out of the 4360 m2 estate makes it easy to imagine the creation of a driveway to reach the main building and the garden at the back.

The old farmhouse

A traditional breton farm was often just one-storey, it was two-storey when more impressive, and such was the case of this particular farmhouse.

The stable

In 17th century, modest farms used to have a stable attached to the farmhouse (two facade doors one for each part of the building). This is not the case here, to the right of the farmhouse there is a long and impressive stable, in one piece, that could have housed a large number of animals for the period.

The shed

The barn

A stone farmhouse, one side leaning on wooden stilts, is carefully covered. It could be called a porch or canopy. The harvests were stored here but this type of building was also used to keep carts and farm equipment.
Located next to the stable, the barn also benefits from protection from the wind in the courtyard.

The pigsty

The stones of the semi-circular doorway have fallen but are still on site.
Since then, the doorway has been restored with a straight lintel, a door opens in to a small room.



Our opinion
The presence of semi-circular doorways with bossed quoins throughout helps us put a construction date on the property. The layout of the buildings forming a central courtyard is bold and authentic. The three permanent buildings offer the possibility of converting it into +/- 350 m2 of living area giving free run to countless projects. All the more so since the change of use of the buildings registered (e.g. barn, carport, pigsty….) and extensions are possible. What naturally comes to mind is a bed and breakfast activity at the farm, or even a main house and two gites. But why not just simply restoration of a traditional breton farm with its permaculture vegetable garden, on lands that have not been cultivated since ancient times.
Secluded and rural; towns, the seaside and the TGV are so close, making travelling back and forth very easy.
Guingamp, France
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