Amazing Luxury Guesthouse with Glorious Private Garden, Ille et Vilaine, Port de Roche, Brittany, France.
Amazing Luxury Guesthouse with Glorious Private Garden, Ille et Vilaine, Port de Roche, Brittany, France Euroresales Property ID – 9826305 PROPERTY LOCATION Le Manoir, Port de Roche, 35660 Langon France PROPERTY OVERVIEW With its ideal climate, areas of outstanding natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere, the Brittany region of France continues to be one of the most desirable places across Europe to be. On offer here is a superb opportunity to invest into this wonderful place with this magnificent property. Located in the department of Ille et Vilaine, Port de Roche, this excellent property, known as Le Manoir/ Le Jardin Anglais, features 9 bedrooms, an extra cottage (with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom), various outbuildings and is set on a breath-taking 20-acre private garden with a lake. This property not only offers buyers a comfortable, spacious, and modern place to live but also an exciting venture into the French holiday rental market, thanks to its spectacular location in the Brittany region, known for its vast array of areas of outstanding natural beauty, many of which are close to this property. Thanks to the emergence of direct rental sites such as Airbnb and booking.com, the holiday rental market has been growing rapidly over the past decade and France is consistently one of the most sought-after areas across Europe for such rentals. This property is perfectly placed to experience all the natural wonders of the region, without being too far from shops, bars and restaurants in the nearby town. Many of the regions breath-taking beaches are just an hour’s drive away also, all needs and desires truly area catered for here. The layout of the property further enhances the possibilities in the context of the holiday rental market, with its many separate areas and huge outdoor space. It is little wonder then that the property has already been successfully used in this market, further details and reviews can be found online and at the property’s excellent website (http://www.chateau-france.co.uk) This property is also the perfect base from which to discover the many fascinating and unique parts of this famous French region such as nearby Rennes, Angers and Nantes. Sports and leisure fans will feel as though they’ve found paradise as the property is surrounded by many excellent walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas, there are many excellent golf courses nearby also including Golf de Caden and Golf de Treffieux. The area’s proximity to Rennes, Angers, Lorient and Nantes also makes it a real hotbed for football with all 4 places hosting professional clubs that all compete in France’s top division, Ligue 1. The area is also very well-connected transport wise locally via road and rail and internationally with the airports at Rennes and Nantes. FURTHER PROPERTY DETAILS A French Chateau with 14th century origins set within one of the finest private gardens in France, known as Le Jardin Anglais, an exclusive retreat for the few, offering luxurious accommodation, a roman spa, fine food and wines in a relaxed ambiance. Furnished with fine French and English antiques, all rooms are en suite, with an individual charm, maintaining many of the original architectural features and most giving spectacular garden views. Le Jardin Anglais is now acknowledged as one of the finest private gardens in France. It was the vision of Alan Mason, a leading English Landscape gardener and television host to create an English style garden in all its colour and dishevelled splendour that would profit from the comfort of the warm continental climate. From a ramshackle Breton vegetable plot and forest of poplar trees, Alan forged his design and now 20 years on, with more than 15,000 varieties of plants many rare and exotic, the garden has come of age. His work here was the subject of a English television series that captured the imagination of many. Offering colour for all seasons, its boasts a rosary of some 360 David Austin English Roses that flower from May to November, a Mediterranean garden, arboretum , bamboo copse and herbaceous borders decorating the English formal lawns. Paths and streams meander through the woodland gardens with surprises and vistas around every corner, leading to an Asian themed island and lake to which trout return every year.. The main lake linked as it is with the River Vilaine is a haven for local wildlife, included, kingfishers, herons, ducks and even coypu. The Garden is under constant development and this year has seen the addition of an aromatic garden, Clematis walk and the beginnings of a wildflower meadow. The garden has attracted visitors from all over the world, many comparing its beauty to that of Monet’s garden near Paris, and it still remains open to the public at various times of the year. For a superb visual representation of the property, copy and paste the following link to your browser: https://youtu.be/nlujPNsiBIc ABOUT THE AREA The Manoir is situated in the heart of the French countryside on the borders of Brittany and the Loire, half way between the cathedral city of Rennes and Nantes, and about 45 minutes from the gold coast of Morbihan. Rennes is a sophisticated and cultural university city about 30 minutes away offering medieval architecture and cobblestone streets lined with many boutiques and restaurants. Rennes also offers many large churches and a cathedral, museums, art galleries, and stunning public gardens dedicated to the advancement of horticultural scientific knowledge. There is a large Saturday market and other small markets on most days. Activities available include, go karting, ten pin bowling and golf (3 courses). La Roche bernard, is situated at the mouth of the River Vilaine, a coastal seaside town about 45 minutes away, nestled into a hillside with winding streets lined with restaurants and picturesque views over the water. The nearest sandy beach is about 45 minutes away and is served by the warm waters of the popular Gulf of Morbihan. La Rochefort-en-terre is about 40 minutes away between the Manoir and the coast, a quaint town with cobblestoned streets lined with antique shops and restaurants and is famous for a its chateau, originally owned by American artists and donated to the town on their death. La Gacilly (15 minutes away) is a very pretty town, usually adorned with flowers, and situated on a river. It was made famous by the distinction of having Yves Rocher as the deputy mayor and being the home of the Yves Rocher cosmetics empire. Guided tours around the cosmetics factory are available in-season. In association with the Museum of European Natural History, Yves Rocher has also created a vegetarian or botanic Gardens, dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge, and these are open to the public. It also is a haven for local artists' galleries and boutiques. Loheac, 15 minutes away, is a pretty town with very good restaurants and is made famous by the Manor d'automobiles which has the largest collection of Ferraris and Lotus' in Europe. Our nearest village, St Anne sur Vilaine, is about 2 km away. It has a bakery, grocery store and a seasonal creperie, and sits on the banks of the river. The nearest town in the opposite direction, also 2 km, has a number of bars and also offers a grand church and famous roman chappelle with a roman mural recently uncovered and restored. The local town Guipry/Messac (about 10 minutes away) offers a large supermarket, restaurants, and river frontage where boats can be hired. The nearest restaurant is about 200 yards away and there is a Michelin restaurant in another local town: Le Grand Fougeray. This is set in the grounds of the public gardens and overlooks a lake and medieavel tower in which there are often exhibitions. Being 500 yards from the river Vilaine, with miles of unspoilt river banks, there is ample opportunity to picnic, fish or boat on the river (Kayaks are also available to hire). There are many lakes and supervised swimming areas. Horse riding is available within a mile of the Manoir. Golf may be played at a number of courses in the area, but the most highly recommended is La Bretasche at Missillac (about 45 minutes away) in a magical setting of a moated castle. Other activities and interests available in the area: Reptile/ Amphibian House (3 miles away), pottery (0.5 miles), birds of prey talk (4 miles), Roman megaliths, and many countryside walks and zoos to visit. Wine tasting may be arranged in house (provided by the local wine merchant) or at our local cave. MAIN FEATURES: Located in a peaceful and well-run area. Set on a stunning 20-acre garden known as Le Jardin Anglais. 9 bedrooms. 11 bathrooms. Kitchen. 2 living rooms. Dining room and a service kitchen by dining room. Various outbuildings. Lake and water ways within garden. Separate cottage with kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Property has its own excellent website for further details (http://www.chateau-france.co.uk). Massive potential in the holiday rental market. Close to local village and shops, bars and restaurants. Also surrounded by a vast array of areas of outstanding natural beauty. Short drive away (1 hour approx.) from many of the region’s stunning beaches. Perfect base from which to discover many of the region’s other beautiful areas such as Nantes, Rennes and the iconic capital, Paris. Many fantastic walking, cycling, skiing, water sports and fishing areas in the vicinity. Close to excellent golf courses such as Golf de Caden and Golf de Treffieux. Close to the home stadiums of 4 football clubs from France’s top division, Ligue 1, Rennes, Nantes, Lorient and Angers. Excellent transport links. Close to two international airports at Rennes and Nantes. 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