Talk About Being Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Amazing Abode in France is Sandwiched Between Two Enormous Granite Boulders

The unconventional cottage in Plougrescant dates back to 1861 – a time when building permissions were not needed

It’s the amazing house that’s stuck between a rock and a hard place.

This abode in the coastal village of Plougrescant in Brittany, France, dates back to 1861 and was sandwiched – in spectacular fashion – between two huge rocks to help protect it from the area’s notorious storms.

It’s called Castel Meur, but is also known as La Maison du Gouffre, or ‘the house in the chasm’.

To understand how the property came into being, wind the clock back to the 19th century when no planning permission was required to build a home on this spot on the Côtes-d’Armor coastline.

According to The Connexion, one man was so enamoured by the Plougrescant peninsula he decided he wanted to build a cottage on the site, between two giant slabs of granite. As an extra precaution against the weather, the building was constructed with its back turned against the sea.

The cottage stayed in the family for years to come, but after the turn of the 20th century, it was only inhabited periodically as a holiday home.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ailbhe MacMahon