Manoir for holiday rental in Brittany - BF003709

Taule (8km from Morlaix), Finistère, Brittany Reference: BF003709 Advertiser since: 9 June 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Coatudual Self Catering Saturday 4 7 2

About this property

Stunning 17th Century French Manoir. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Why not take a trip back in time with our beautiful French manoir? We have kept all its original, rustic features including beams, stone walls and flooring. Perfectly located near to Carantec Beach and the magnificent town of Morlaix.

This incredibly charming property retains much of the atmosphere you long for in an original French Manoir dating back to the 17th Century.  The stone fireplaces, beamed ceilings all add to the rustic style of the property whilst retaining its quirks and charms.  Once you arrive inside this comfortable house, you will find yourself in the main lounge/dining room, suitable for all types of entertaining and spectacular drawing room situated on the second floor.  The kitchen is well-equipped with a breakfast table, cooker, oven, dishwasher and most electrical goods. All the facilities are fully functional and safety checked.
Upstairs on the second floor you will find the main bedroom which is both grand and opulent in its design.  This bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with sink, bath and shower.
On the third floor there are 3 bedrooms, one twin, double and single bedroom.  The bedrooms share a bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower.
Why not try out our new feature - The Games Room which has a ping pong table, table football, kids friendly darts board, 3 bikes and a range of fun board games and bagatelle for all the family to enjoy.

The landscaped gardens are beautiful and include secluded areas of woodland and trees.  There is an outdoor area with tables and chairs for al fresco entertainment and leisure time. Ping pong table and bicycles are available for the use of the guests plus a new gamesroom.
All rooms and the gardens are accessible to our guests.
We have a full housekeeping service which is available to our guests and includes check in/out. Cleaning (80.00 euros) and laundry 10 euros per person (optional) .Electricity is included in the price,.Heating is charged at 10 euros per day (If required)

The Neighbourhood
Taule is a quiet village with local amenities including a supermarket, butchers, bakers, bars and a fantastic restaurant.

Getting around. The best way of getting around is by car. There is parking for 4-5 cars in the driveway.
The nearest airport is Brest (45 minutes drive) (short 50 minute flight from Southampton and 70 minute flight from Gatwick). Roscoff ferry port is a 40 minute drive away.
We have made some suggestions for clients to consider prior to their holiday here at Coat Dual. They are under Owners Recommendations.



Kitchen and dining

Rustic kitchen with dining room for 8 with a conservatory as well.

All mod cons.

Living rooms

Living room with dining table, book shelf and sofas. As well as BluRay player, dvd and video player with French and English channels and music system. The library boasts a range of contemporary and traditional literature and is completely available for your use.


1 x master bedroom

1 x double bedroom

1 x single bedroom

1 x double bedroom (or 2 singles)


1 x shower and bathroom

1 x en suite double sink and bath

1 x toilet


Central heating throughout. Heating is charged at 50 euros per week as required..


Ping pong table, Table football, kids friendly dartsboard, 3 x Bicycles, range of boardgames and Bagatelle.

Garden and outside

Large landscaped gardens front and back - beautiful marble outdoor furniture.

Parking and garages

Space for 4 cars in courtyard. Use of 3 bicycles.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages

Information about any additional facilities

Well behaved pets are welcome on the ground floor.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the house.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: kingfisher, salmon, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Bay of Morlaix
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Carantec Golf Course
Distance: 7 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Carantec round the bay walk - beautiful


About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Fiona Skinner

My partner and brother and I own the property having inherited this from my parents a few years ago. We live in London but try to visit the Manoir as often as we can as it remains one of our favourite places in the world.

Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? My father bought the property for my mother so it is a very special place for our family and we hope for many generations to come.
Unique benefits of property 17th century owned by Lady Coat-logon

Louis VI four-poster bed

15 minutes drive from beautiful beaches of Carantec and 10 minute drive from the wonderful viaduct town of Morlaix

Beautiful landscaped gardens

An hour away from the Granite Coast

The Owner Recommends


Within a 10 minute drive you can find yourself in the viaduct town of Morlaix, truly a stunning experience with it's atmospheric cafes and wonderful restaurants. Enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the viaduct.
La Maison a Pondalez - This XV century half-timbered house situated in the Grande Rue contains a feature unique to Morlaix. The rooms at the front and back of the house are situated either side of a vast, central atrium and connected by bridges at each floor level. There is an impressive granite chimney place, a spiral staircase with wooden passageways all built around the central core. Over the 4 levels of the house there are displays of works of art and some that illustrate daily household life in Morlaix, together with the architecture and history of the town.

Lighthouse Pointe de Penlan - Baie de Morlaix

Day Trip.

Fer et Flot - This is a great experience for the whole family. The format changes a little dependent upon the tides and time of year. Essentially the programme contains a guided tour around the mediaeval town of Morlaix, a train ride to Roscoff, maybe a boat ride to the Isle de Batz, and finally a return boat trip to Morlaix. The journey home threads through the islands in the middle of the Baie de Morlaix and passes the Chateau de Taureau. You need to allow the whole day and take warm/waterproof clothing for the boat trip home. These trips can be booked by telephone or at the Tourist Board Information centre.

Places to Visit

Cairn de Barnenez - explore one of the largest megalithic mausoleums in Europe lying at the top of a steeply sloping peninsula - just north of Morlaix. Great visitor's centre and well worth the effort to visit..

Chateau de Rosanbo
A marvelous chateau, not far from Coat Amour, that has been gradually developed and enlarged over six centuries or so. The tour around the house is well done, informative and the grounds superb.

Les Enclos Paroissiaux
These impressive local churches are a must see, not all of them at the same time I hasten to add, but choose any number (say 3-5 of them) and you cannot help but be amazed by the devotion to God and the wealth and skills invested in them.

Sentier des Douaniers at Ploumanach - This is one of my favourite walks. The little harbour at Ploumanach, the pink rocks and cedar trees, the seemingly impossible entry to the harbour from the sea, and the delightful houses are a joy. I especially like to leave the car in the car park overlooking the harbour and walk around the coast towards Perros Guirec. The scenery is superb, the little lighthouse very picturesque, with a very small cove near the lifeboat station ~ just imagine launching the lifeboat in rough weather!

Chateau de Costaerers at Ploumanach. There is a great little restaurant on the beach overlooking the Chateau in the centre of the village of Ploumanach.

.Huelgoat - Le Chaos Take a wonderful walk through the woods at Huelgoat, and begin by passing beneath, over and under the huge granite rocks that form the Chaos.

Top restaurants rated by our visitors (and ourselves)

Casual dining - cheap and great quality for quick bite
Atipik Bilig Creperie (Morlaix Center)
Address 1, Rue Ange de Guernisac, 29600 Morlaix France
"Wonderful creperie, choice of delicious crepes including sweet or savoury. Good wine and so reasonably priced for a family of 5. Perfect location in the center of Morlaix, watching the passers- by, great way to spend a lunchtime or evening"

Bistro style dining - upmarket, gastro experience, full of character - booking essential
L'Embellie (Morlaix Center)
Address 7 Place des Viarmes, 29600 Morlaix, France +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
"Mouth-watering garlic prawn starter...unforgettable. Amazing selection of wines and everything you could wish for including local delicacies.....the chef is full of fun and makes the evening".

Fine dining - Michelin Star (Roscoff Pier) booking essential
L'Ecume des Jours
Address Quai Auxerre, 29680 Roscoff, France +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
"What a sensory experience, this is so worth making time for on your trip. We are still talking about it now. The fish, wine and service is outstanding"

Beautiful Beaches

You can reach the beautiful beaches of Carantec in a 15 minute drive and discover the wonderful coastline, try out all types of water sports and savour some of the best seafood in Brittany. Go further afield and you will discover the Pink Granite Coast - visit Tregastel beach one of the most beautiful in Brittany and only an hour's drive away.

Cycling, Canoeing and Kayaking.

We are proud to say that we are located in the heart of the best cycling routes in France. If you like kayaking or canoeing you'll be in heaven with the river routes and sea kayaking opportunities.

Lac de Drennec

This is in the Monts D'Arree National Park. There is a beautiful walk around the lake with water sports and small boats for hire. There is also a creperie for lunches.