longeres and mills in Bretagne, Vendée and Loire-Atlantique
- Longères and mills
Demeures du Littoral is a real estate agency specialising in outstanding properties, castles, manor houses but also longeres and mills.
Found in the country side in Bretagne and Pays de Loire some of the longères can be located near the coast, seldom in a sea-view or seafront setting.
A longere is a rural stone and slate property, usually rectangular in shape, with often just one storey and an attic most of the time converted into bedrooms. The property includes former farmhouse and outbuildings with some land. The amenities were most of the time basic.
These longeres, once renovated, become beautiful character properties with the advantage of fine volumes and the charm of old times : stone walls, granite fireplaces, tiles, beautiful doorways that are sometimes reuses from older buildings or manors.
Whether renovated in a rustic way or in contemporary style combining original features with modern materials, these properties cause real enthusiasm as they provide a spacious and comfortable living environment.
All renovations aim to give a second life to these lovely dwellings but they vary and some are more luxurious than others depending on the quality of the accommodation and the location.
Restored mills are also well sought-after properties. The watermill, tidal or windmill is a utilitarian building that was used before the industrial era and was used to grind grain, producing oil, converted into a dwelling and keeping sometimes vestiges of the mechanism.
These ‘out of the way’ dwellings, breathing their own history, impress with their location in beautiful and always peaceful natural surroundings, near the water.
Demeures du Littoral agents have selected for you a list of restored mills and longères in Bretagne, Loire-Atlantique and Vendée, you will discover them by browsing our website pages.