Breton manor house holiday rental in Carentec

9.7/10
1km from Carantec, Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF002889 Advertiser since: 15 August 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Manoir de Keranna Self Catering Saturday 5 12 6

About this property

Manor in Carantec on the Beautiful Bay of Morlaix. This villa is in a coastal setting.

This versatile 19th century Breton manor house is large enough to accommodate family groups or groups of friends, while the layout makes it equally comfortable for a smaller number. The extensive garden with a lawn for ball games, a childrens swing and even a trampoline, plus the south facing terrace provides something for everyone.   New for 2015, an outdoor hot tub.
 
Set on a property surrounded by organically farmed pastures and fields, the Manoir de Keranna is within easy reach of Carantec’s many beaches: the Grève Blanche for the best sandcastles, the Clouet for its paddling pool, the Kelenn for sailing, bars and restaurants to name but a few.
 
Carantec has a 9-hole golf course, a sailing school, tennis courts, and its coast path offers spectacular views of the Bay of Morlaix and the Chateau du Taureau, a fort built to keep out invaders, only a short boat trip away.
 
The surrounding area has much to offer: Roscoff, with its ferry port, and historic town is 20 minutes away; further inland, the picturesque town of Morlaix is well worth a visit, especially for the Saturday market (the best in the area for organic produce). Travel just a little further and you are in the Monts d’Arrée, an area of moorland and ancient woodland, full of legendary creatures.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table and separate elegant dining room.

Living rooms

Calm living room adjacent to dining room, opening on to the terrace.

Tv room adjacent to kitchen, with french windows opening on to terrace.

Bedrooms

Five bedrooms, all with own shower/bath and wc. Two double, 2 twin and 1 family suite.

Bathrooms

Spacious family bathroom with bath and shower. Washing machine and drier conveniently located here.

Heating

Oil-fired central heating.

Entertainment

Tv, dvd player, wi-fi, boardgames, English and French books.

Garden and outside

2000m² garden: large lawn at front, south facing terrace with outdoor dining area, barbecue, shady lawn to the south, children's swing and trampoline.
New for 2015, outdoor hot tub

Parking and garages

Off-road parking for 6 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families or groups of friends.

Information about any additional facilities

Short distance to supermarket and shops.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: shell fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Carantec
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Carantec
Distance: 1 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Mouster, St Pol de Leon
Distance: 1 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR20

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr Jean-Paul Bohic

We run Manoir de Keranna as a family: Jean-Paul, his British-born wife, Judith, son Yann and daughter-in-law Joelle. Jean-Paul and Yann are organic farmers, Judith, a retired teacher, looks after the house, and Joelle is the person you will deal with for bookings.

Year property purchased 1967
Why this location? The Manoir de Keranna was puchased by Jean-Paul's parents who saw the potential of the property for tourism, and agriculture (The Bohics have been farming in Carantec for centuries!) We took on the house in 2009; it had been a successful B and B, but we decided to convert it to a holiday let. Carantec is a wonderful seaside resort for families, but also offers activities for all : golf, tennis, sailing, windsurfing, or just relaxing in the grounds.
Unique benefits of property The property is sufficiently outside the town to offer calm and tranquillity, especially with its large garden, and the surrounding fields , but is within easy reach of beaches, shops, activities. The house is spacious and welcoming. Each room has its own w.c. and shower room, ensuring privacy for all. Most people comment on the warm atmosphere of the house. The recently added outdoor hot tub has a sea view.

The Owner Recommends

Ile Callot

At low tide you can walk across the causeway to Carantec's Callot island . Relax on the glorious sandy beaches, visit the little chapel situated on the highest point of the island, or discover the ruins of an ancient fort at the northern tip.

Carantec Market

Thursday mornings have Carantec buzzing with activity. The weekly market is even bigger in summer, but all year round you will find fresh local produce, including organic meat and vegetables, fish or souvenirs, including typical Breton pullovers.

Chateau du Taureau

Reached by a short boat ride from the Kelenn beach at Carantec, open from Easter to September, this fort, originally built to keep out the British, was added to by Vauban. It offers impressive views of the bay of Morlaix.

Historic Morlaix

A 15 minute drive up the corniche, river road, takes you to Morlaix, with its renowned "maisons à colombages", or half-timbered medieval merchants' houses. One, on the Grand'Rue is now a museum or take a walk around the lanes that wind up either side of the river bank the town is built on. You can cross the railway bridge on the level below the trains and get spectacular views of the town. There is a bustling market on Saturdays, all year round.

La Passerelle

Take home designer chic gifts from this shop in the centre of Carantec - or treat yourself! A range of homeware as well as clothes and accessories.

La Roche Maurice castle and church

Between Landivisiau and Landerneau, above the river Elorn, the medieval castle of La Roche Maurice will interest children and adults alike. Excellent information panels. Close by, the church with its parish enclosure is a must visit: exquisite painted woodwork inside and fascinating sculptures outside -spot l'Ankou (the Breton Great Reaper) on the ossuary.

L'Evidence restaurant

Fine cuisine in Morlaix, close to the market place. This restaurant offers a midday "formule" menu at 18 euros for a 3 course lunch, or 2 courses for 14euros. The friendly owners will happily cater for dairy free and lactose free customers - not usual in France!

Livres in Room

Don't miss this wonderful bookshop with its cosy coffee shop, situated in the main street of St Pol de Leon. You will find books of all descriptions, some in English, as well as beautiful cards and stationery.

Nearest Market

Carantec 1km

St Pol de Leon

Once the seat of the Bishop of the Leon area, the town boasts both a cathedral and a church with a very tall spire. The cathedral is well-worth a visit for its impressive carved seats. Guided tours are available in summer. If you take the time to wander around the back lanes you will find many impressive historic buildings. Tuesday is market day.

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 julie 2 September, 2013