Manoir for holiday let in Brittany

9/10
Lignol (20km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003113 Advertiser since: 24 July 2006
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Manoir Penderff Self Catering Saturday 3 8 2 Twin beds and bunks in one room

About this property

Stunning 16thC Century Manoir Set in 25 Hectares. This chateau is in a village setting.

Penderff is a 16thC century Manoir set in its own land with wonderful views. It has been our family home for 7 years and we have decided to let our guests enjoy it for the summer months. It was fully renovated a few years ago and retains all the charm of a very old house, we even have some arrow slit windows and the stone walls are over 3' thick, but it contains all the modern fittings and comforts that you would expect in a home.
Penderff is set in a elevated position commanding views on 2 sides of the forest and river valley, with the village nestled in the middle. We have 25 hectares of our own land waiting to be explored, a small lake with rowing boat you are welcome to use, the river and even a ruined mill. When walking, the only sounds to be heard are the river winding its way or the birds. Our land adjoins a large forest with many tracks and trails which are available for walking. There are many places for picnics and relaxing, or painting and sketching.
To the front of the house there is a fully enclosed gated garden, to the side a large lawned garden with trees (again fenced) and the swimming pool, heated by solar panels and for sole use, 7m x 4m x 1.5m  There is a raised bathing platform and steps.
The entrance to the house is through a stone archway which is covered. The are 3 doors into the house, the main one being a stable door. Sunloungers, table and chairs, umbrella, barbecue all provided. We do have some bikes which you are welcome to borrow. There are many walks on grass tracks to explore directly from the garden. The lake is a safe distance away from the house and garden across a large field, the garden is also fully fenced so is safe for children. We have a picnic table by the lake and a little red rowing boat which you are welcome to use.
The truly astounding southwest beaches are approximately 40 minutes away by car with the resorts Guidel-Plage, Lamore-Plage and the Ile de Groix close by. There are many, beautiful beaches in Morbihan, from small coves to large sweeping beaches. You can choose from family beaches which have full facilities, to isolated and wild rugged ones. We are ideally situated for the south and north coasts so you are always spoilt for choice. There are also many islands in the Golfe de Morbihan. A welcome pack is provided of essential items and a cake and a bottle of chilled wine awaits you, to really start your holiday in style! Also complimentary breakfast for your first morning is provided for you. The garden is fully fenced so is safe for children, and there are some swings for the little ones.
We do have a gite which is completely separate from the house, the house has its own entrance, garden, and pool, its is also fenced to allow complete privacy. The house does not share any facilities with the gite. We live on site, but away from the house as to not to intrude but we are here if needed!
Children's riding lessons can be arranged at a fully credited stables 5 minutes away by car from Penderff. Past guest's fully recommend this. We are an animal loving family with three pet dogs, two cats and some hens. The dogs are kept in the owner's enclosed garden for those guests who are not dog lovers!

Type

Chateau

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen 6 ring gas hob and griddle 2 electric ovens and separate grill. Big fridge-freezer (located in utility room) dishwasher, microwave, coffee-machine, loads of storage, two sinks with drainer. Stable door leading outside. Open plan dining area. Large oak dining table seats 10 people. French windows facing onto seating area overlooking the garden and swimming pool. Another single door leads out into the front garden overlooking the fields and village..

Living rooms

Large open plan sitting area, 2 sofas and easy chair. Flat screen tv, (English sat freeview) dvd player, cd player, tiled floor with rug.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 with extra king sized bed, vast wardrobe and outstanding views across the river valley to the village.
Bedroom 2 Options either twin, or twin and bunks, to suit family.
Bedroom 3 with double bed velux window and vaulted beamed ceiling.

Bathrooms

Huge family bathroom with bath, separate ceramic shower, toilet and handbasin.
On ground floor there is another toilet.

Heating

Logburner in sitting room

Entertainment

Flat screen tv with English free view channels. Dvd player. Hi-fi system

Various boardgames and a croquet set (for grown ups only)

Garden and outside

To the front of the house there is a fully enclosed gated garden, to the side a large lawned garden with trees (again fenced) and the swimming pool, heated by solar panels and for sole use, 7mx4mx1.5m There is a raised bathing platform and steps. The entrance to the house is through a stone archway which is covered. The are three doors into the house, the main one being a stable door. Sunloungers, table and chairs, umbrella, barbecue all provided. We do have some bikes which you are welcome to borrow. There are many walks on grass tracks to explore directly from the garden. The lake is a safe distance away from the house and garden across a large field, the garden is also fully fenced so is safe for children. We have a picnic table by the lake and a little red rowing boat which you are welcome to use.



Parking and garages

Parking in front of the Manoir

Visitor suitability

We are happy to take babies, small children, teenagers. We are not suited for wheelchair users as all bedrooms are on the first floor.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a permenant stone barbecue on the terrace for those long lazy warm nights.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various during the summer
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: The River Scorff
Distance: 5 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimaison Pontivy
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: The Stables Kernescledan
Distance: 3 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

So Many Things To Do And See

A 25 mins drive away you will find the Lac de Guerledan, its very beautiful and 7.5 miles long. Dotted around its shores are little hamlets, especially Anse de Sordan and Beau Rivarge, both of which have beaches which are safe for swimming, canoes and pedalos for hire and restaurants. There are also motor boat trips around the lake. Also in the same area is the lovely abbey of Bon Repos. A 12C Cisercain abbey that is being restored and is well worth a visit. In August every year they host an evening of story telling and lights which is always a sell out. On Sundays there is a colourful market beside the abbey and the Nantes/Brest canal. A little further afield 50 mins are the famous standing stones at Carnac, which is at the gateway to the Golf de Morbihan and its hundreds of islands, again one can visit by boat. We give lots of helpful tips and advice in our welcome pack.

1 Review
9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
9 / 10 James P 24 August, 2015

We had a fantastic holiday. The property had everything you could possibly want (pool, BBQ, space, fully equipped kitchen, lots of rooms) and the owners were extremely helpful and responsive. Very peaceful setting (the sunny garden is huge surrounded by empty fields, forests and a lake). Beach is just under 1 hour away (car) and lovely. I strongly recommend this property, you will have a great time.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you had a good holiday, we enjoyed meeting you all.