>Sustainable Rating for property SP0054

SP0054 - Detched stone farmhouse with lots of potential, Southern Brittany, France.

We have given this property a rating of 3 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.

House Construction?
Lounge : Polystyrene backed dry lined plasterboard; Kitchen: drylined with 40mm Rockwool.


House Insulation?
Stone with oak floors and original beams and roof timbers.

Roof insulation?
Kitchen and main house roof: 180mm fibreglass.

Wood frame, including 4 veluxes in roof.

Double glazed.


Heating House?
Principally, wood burning stove. Portable electric fire if required on occasions. Newly planted copse of willows for fuel production, in addition to existing wooded copse area.

Heating Water?
Electric water heater (insulated).

Cooking method?
Gas hob, electric oven. BBQ in summer.



Large vegetable garden, numerous fruit and nut trees, tunnel, large chicken runs and paddock for sheep grazing..

B & B. Potential for producing more vegetables and fruit and space for ducks, geese, chickens.

Owners opinion on sustainable features?
Could be sustainable in wood production for fuel. Due to our age and limited funds, we have not realised the full potential of our home, i.e. developing the ruin and also installing solar panels on our south facing roof. We believe this house was previously served by a well.

This is a quiet tranquil spot, very rural, in a small hamlet, yet within close enough proximity to all our family's requirements, tourist spots. Close to the Nantes/Brest canal, attracting cyclists and ramblers.

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