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Price £274,589

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The beautiful Le Grand Sillon development combines a stunning beachfront location with the gorgeous backdrop of the fortified city of St Malo, one of France’s premier tourist destinations. AddressLe Grand SillonAccommodationStudio to 3 bedsSizes27.01sqm – 94.15sqmPrice:€209K to €750K Delivery date3Q 2011Deposit5% to NotarySales officeYES The Location: Once the island home to the fearful corsairs (pirates-come-privateers), famed explorer Jacques Cartier (who colonized Canada) and the esteemed writer Chateaubriand, the spectacular fortified city of St Malo has much to offer residents with all the amenities you have come to expect (bakers, supermarkets, banks etc), lots of bars and restaurants (many of which serve traditional Breton cuisine), thermal baths and some beautiful walks around the atmospheric walled city (the Intra-Muros). And with its vast and clean beaches, it is easy to see why St Malo is the most visited place in Brittany. This beautiful city is also an excellent base from which to explore the rest of Brittany with its many menhirs (a Breton word borrowed into English meaning ‘long stone’), its elaborately carved crucifixion scenes sited at the crossroads of many villages and small towns across the area, not to mention the beautiful chateaux and manor houses locally. Why not visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Mont saint Michel or the world’s first large-scale tidal plant in Rance, where flood and ebb tides are used to generate electricity. The Development:Spacious contemporary apartments incorporating elements of the late 19th century style of existing adjacent buildings; Stylish yet durable facades comprising of granite, lime plaster and brickwork; Beautiful views of the sea and the city of Saint Malo itself;Fully-tiled bathrooms with a marble wash basins, mixer taps, mirrors with vanity lighting and heated towel rails; Terraces or wooden-floored balconies; Bow windows flooding each apartment with light; Communal areas styled by designers; Constructed from quality materials; Fully insulated and soundproofed; Electric heating;Secure, with videophone entry system, three-point security doors, rolling electric shutters on all windows, underground parking with secure lift access; Many options to personalise your apartmentActivities:Activities available locally include: aerobics, athletics, martial arts, badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis, rugby, football, basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, ice hockey, ice skating, figure skating, land yachting, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, weightlifting, swimming, sea kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, fencing, archery, yoga, bowls, walking and many more. Food – local specialities:Seafood features heavily in Breton cuisine reflecting the geography of the region - surrounded as it is on three sides by the sea. Typical dishes include palourdes farcis (baked clams stuffed with garlic, herbs and shallots, cooked in white wine), coquilles Saint Jacques (scallops cooked in their shells with cheese, potatoes, mushrooms, shallots and white wine, topped with crispy breadcrumbs), Breton cotriade (a fish stew traditionally made with conger eel and the remains of the catch of the day, mixed with potatoes, garlic, parsley, onions and white wine), pot au feu d’homard (a lobster stew with oysters, scallops, mussels and shrimps) and finally crêpes and galettes, popular all over France but originating here. The region is also well-known for the quality of its lamb. Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for each client. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can find the right mortgage for you.Access:St Malo is in the Ille-et-Vilaine department of Brittany in the north-west of France. By car: From Paris, take the A13, A84, N175, N176, N137 and then follow the signs for Saint MaloBy air:Dinard/Pleurtuit/Saint-Malo airport, 15 km – Regular services to London Stansted, east midlands (Nottingham) and Manchester; Flights also available to London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton via Jersey/Guernsey/Alderney; Serviced by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Aurigny Rennes Saint-Jacques airport, 76 km – Regular direct service to Southampton; Seasonal direct service to Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and cork; in-direct flights to London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen;Serviced by low-cost airline Flybe By train: Gare SNCF de Saint Malo, 2 minutesBy ferry :Regular ferry service to Jersey, Guernsey, Portsmouth, Weymouth and Poole (direct and indirect services) provided by Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries and Corsair FerriesRennes 70 km - Jersey 70 km (62 km of which is by Ferry) - Saint-Brieuc 73 km - Le Mans 222 km

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