This property has been divided into a 2-bedroom house and an apartment with a double-bedroom occupying the attic space and what used to be a 3rd bedroom.
The house is accessed directly from the street whilst the apartment has it’s own entrance accessed via a small passage at the side of the house with granite steps leading up to the door.
It is situated in the lovely market town of Huelgoat which has a large lake and the ‘Chaos’ which is an area of huge boulders left after the ‘Ice-Age’ with a river flowing through it.
The area is extensively forested and is popular with walkers – photographs of the lake & Chaos have been included as well as the free parking opposite the property.
The property is only 2mins walk from the town which has an extensive variety of shops, restaurants and bars, it also has a popular weekly market.
We converted this property around 25yrs ago and it has undergone various renovations during the years, the last one in the apartment around 18 months ago and a complete renovation of the house has just been finished.
There is no garden to the property, just a small courtyard at the foot of the apartment steps with a shed off as part of the house.
Both the house and apartment have been rented out to French tenants on a permanent basis with the rental agreements being drafted by the local Notaire.
We have always charged 350€ per month for the house and 300€ for the apartment but these charges have not been increased for many years so there is certainly scope to increase these.
The house is rented ‘unfurnished’ whilst the apartment is fully furnished and all furniture etc will be included in the sale.
However, for a prospective buyer this is an ideal time to buy as the house has been completely renovated and at present has no tenant and the couple in the apartment will be leaving at the end of November 2017 as they are re-locating to another area due to work.
As we are leaving France to return to the Uk at the end of November after selling our main property here we have completely renovated the house so it is ready to move into now.
It has had a complete new kitchen, new bathroom, full paint throughout and new carpets upstairs.
This gives scope for a potential buyer to either rent both the house & apartment, just rent the house and keep the fully-furnished apartment for a holiday-home or with a very small amount of work turn the property back to a 3-bed house together with a fully renovated loft space - there are endless possibilities.
Both the house and the apartment have their own water and electricity meters so are fully independent of each other.
The property had a complete new roof, including 2 Velux roof-windows with integral blinds, 3 years ago.
Details of the house –
From the front door (brand new in December 2016) there is a small porch with a coat/shoe area.
This leads into the lounge which has a upvc white double-glazed window and 2 new electric radiators.
From the lounge there is a door to the kitchen/diner which has a upvc white double-glazed window, a new electric radiator and new kitchen units.
Off the kitchen there is a utility room with 200 litre electric water-heating tank, washing-machine point and wc.
Upstairs there are 2 double-bedrooms, each with a upvc white double-glazed window and a modern electric radiator and one bedroom has a built-in cupboard.
Upstairs there is also a bathroom comprising of wc, large new shower cubicle, vanity unit/wash-hand basin, new electric radiator and a upvc white double-glazed window.
Details of the apartment –
Walking down the side of the house you arrive at a set of granite steps.
At the top of these there is a white upvc double-glazed door leading into the kitchen/diner.
As you will see from the photographs the kitchen is completely equipped even down to knives, forks & spoons.
All of the units, cooker, crockery etc are just over 18 months old as is the 50 litre electric water-heater tank, modern electric radiator and laminate-flooring.
There is also a upvc white double-glazed window.
Off the kitchen there is a small bathroom comprising shower, wash-hand basin & wc.
From the kitchen there are a set of stairs which lead up into the lounge which again is fully furnished and apart from the table/chairs and small settee, all are just over 18 months old together with the laminate-flooring and rugs.
There are also 2 modern electric radiators and a Velux roof-window with integral blind.
Off the lounge is a bedroom complete with double-bed, wardrobe, cupboards, modern electric radiator and laminate-flooring.
There are views over the town & lake from the top of the apartment steps and there is free public parking across the road from the property.
When we bought this property it had a third bedroom accessed via the second, which had its’ own external steps to the exterior.
We blocked-off the access from the 2nd to the 3rd, removed the staircase to the loft-area and created a stairwell from what was the third bedroom into the loft area.
Should a prospective buyer wish to return this property back to a substantial 3-bedroom property with further accommodation in the loft area then it would take minimal work to re-convert the property.
The property has been valued at around 85,000€ and we have just lowered the asking price to 80,000€ so we are looking for fair offers around this figure bearing in mind that when both parts of the property are let then the yearly income amounts to 7800€ per year and we have not increased the rents for some years.
Should a prospective buyer have any other questions then please feel free to contact us.
As previously mentioned we are moving back to the Uk at the end of November 2017 so will not be available to show anyone round after that date.
Viewings after that date will have to be carried out via the Notaire but this will incurr their agency commission so a very speedy viewing, acceptable offer and signature will save having to pay this commission so there would only be the usual Notaire's fees to pay.
Anyone making an enquiry after the end of November will need to contact the Notaire at Huelgoat,
Maitre Guivarch, Huelgoat
(Mme Pauline Jaouen)
7 rue du General De Gaulle
and the address of the property is
16, route de Berrien,
Price € 80,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 400.00
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