|Property Name||Brittany Groundhouse, Kernombre, Mellionec, Brittany, France|
|Property Location||view map|
|Property Type||3-4 bedroom detached house|
|For further information & viewings, contact||Lee Venables|
Once in a lifetime opportunity! As seen on Grand Designs, Brittany Groundhouse is a spectacular eco house located in the heart of rural Brittany.
Made using rammed earth, old tyres, recycled bottles and salvaged timber, the house was featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs and ended up in Kevin McClouds Top 5 designs from 10 years of Grand Designs.
Solar panel for hot water and underfloor heating.
Rainwater harvesting system.
Swedish dry toilet with reedbed system for grey water.
Rammed earth tyre walls.
PV panels for income.
A large solar panel that runs along the roof provides the house with all of its hot water and the house uses Swedish dry toilet technology to ensure that it lives up to it’s high eco credentials. There is no conventional heating at the Groundhouse as its south facing position, glazed front and passive underfloor heating keep the house lovely and warm, but there are 2 wood-burning stoves in the house should you want to take the nip off of any cooler nights.
The luxury bathroom features a huge stone bath with a magnificent over-head shower and is a magical place to enjoy a sensual bath after a long day on the go. The house is fully furnished with a tasteful mix of vintage French furniture and bespoke one off pieces made from natural and reclaimed materials.
|Other Rooms||Bathroom, Utility Room.|
|Details of Heating||Underfloor heating via solar, 2 x woodburning fires|
|Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.||Very low|
|Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHER|
Approximately 1 acre of organic garden.
|Parking facilities||Off-road parking|
|Secure bicycle storage?||Yes|
|Nearest shop/Post Office||5 mins|
|Nearest leisure facilities||Carhaix|
|Nearest train station||Carhaix|
|Nearest bus-stop to main town/city|
Brittany Groundhouse is a modern, passive eco home built around an open plan lounge and kitchen from which the 3 double bedrooms, beautiful bathroom and the spectacular round room can all be accessed. It is an extremely child friendly house and was featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs. Currently the eco home is let out as popular holiday accommodation.
Each of the 3 bedrooms at the Brittany Groundhouse have glazed tri-folding full height windows that overlook the wonderful organic garden and the same applies to the kitchen/lounge and round room. In the summer the house becomes at one with the garden and provides a truly stunning secluded retreat, balancing perfectly with its serene surroundings.
The house is set in its own acre of organic garden, surrounded by mature oak and chestnut trees. Its passive solar design and massive earth walls ensure it keeps a constant warm temperature all year round without the need for a central heating system, whilst in the summer, its unique ventilation system keep the house cool and airy.
Located in a beautiful, peaceful environment surrounded by woodland, streams, mossy boulders and ancient ruins, Britanny Groundhouse provides a wonderful, relaxing holiday destination perfect for nature lovers, walkers, families, children
and is an ideal romantic getaway for couples.
For full information and loads of photos please visit: www.brittanygroundhouse.com
The website and domain will be included in the sale.
All fixtures and fittings will also be included.
Details last updated: 2018-05-03 08:24:52
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