€44k — This is a gorgeous 17th Century Village house for sale in France! This classic & elegant former hunting lodge is set in the lovely, fairy tale village of Pontivy, Brittany with all the amenities at your doorstep for a classic French village life.
In the heart of Brittany, this stunning property is in front of the village church & in between the main square & an alley. This elegant home over 3 floors has a stunning granite facade, several massive fireplaces, huge timber beams & wide-plank oak floors. There’s 2-3 bedrooms, a kitchen & bathroom. It’s been sympathetically maintained & is nicely done (if you can see past the cluttery bits laying around!)
With over 150m² of living area, there is a separate entrance to isolate a particular space which would be perfect to create your holiday rental in France opportunity, especially as this gorgeous property is set smack in the village center. There’s room to improve in the attic spaces & if you look past the crap & clutter, there’s gorgeous interior stone walls nice slate floors & many original features just waiting for a classic touch of elegance. It’s been well maintained for its age & all the standard mod-cons seem to make it more than habitable.
According to legend, Pontivy was founded in 685AD by an English monk called Ivy who built a wooden bridge across the Blavet, giving the town its name – Pont d’Ivy. The town really began to develop in the 12th century when Viscount Rohan settled there & in the 14th century it became the political and administrative capital of the viscounty. Now a lively market town where the River Blavet meets the Nantes-Brest canal, Pontivy was once the seat of one of Brittany’s most powerful families before becoming one of Napoléon’s ‘new towns’. Fun tip, Pontivy was known as Napoléonville for different periods between 1804 & 1870. Due to its strategic location on the River Blavet and to the fact that it retained its post-Revolution Republican leanings, Napoléon Bonaparte decided to make Pontivy ‘a centre of commerce in peacetime and an important military centre in time of war’. His new town, in the style of Roman towns, included law courts, a town hall and a school, all of which can be seen today. If you like French history spanning the centuries, this is the place for you!
The main site in Pontivy is the incredibly grand Château, which overlooks the River Blavet, a short walk from the town centre. The village & region are popular with tourists seeking ‘off the beaten path’ destinations, a different kind of traveler, which certainly lends itself to your creation of a holiday rental in France opportunity for this incredible & historic property! Pontivy hosts many notable festivals throughout the year & is a lively, thriving, historic place!