Holiday rental with heated pool in Brittany - BM003140

Plumeliau (11km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003140 Advertiser since: 14 May 2007
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bishops Well Cottage Self Catering Sunday 3 6 1

About this property

Sympathetically Restored Farmhouse with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Bishops Well Cottage is a lovingly and sympathetically restored farmhouse attached to the 17th century Manoir. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and provides an ideal location for a family holiday.
The cottage has a comfortable lounge/dining room featuring a magnificent granite fireplace with log stove, a well equipped kitchen and shower room on the ground floor.
The master bedroom is a large, beautiful sunlit room built into the roof to retain the king-post construction. It has a small mezzanine floor (useful for an extra mattress if required) and an ancient armoire-front amongst many features.
The 2 other bedrooms are light and airy; the larger, equipped with 2 single beds, has a large lucarne window facing the front drive and garden whilst the other, with bunk beds, has a velux window overlooking the cherry orchard.
Although attached to the main house, the cottage has its own completely separate and private entrance, barbeque and patio,
There’s fun for everyone in the heated, securely fenced 12 x 6 m pool; toddlers can play on the steps and there’s room for games and serious swimmers too.
The garden is spacious with shady spots for reading and relaxing and grassed areas for ball games - football, cricket boules , badminton and volley ball.
Of course you can sit and sunbathe with a glass of wine too!.
The games room offers billiards, table football, air hockey, table tennis and darts.
Although many of our guests have spent much of their holiday relaxing in the garden, Bodion is a perfect base from which to enjoy the many attractions which Morbihan offers; the peace and charm of the Blavet Valley with its sleepy villages and historic buildings, the south coast (45mins) with its beaches and watersports, the idyllic islets in the inland sea of the Golfe du Morbihan, walks in the ancient woods of Lac du Guerledan
For local amenities Bodion is approximately 15 mins from the historic town of Pontivy where you will find supermarkets, restaurants and shops. Plumeliau, a 5 minute drive, is our local village; a friendly place to buy bread and croissants and fresh oysters every Sunday morning. St Nicholas des Eaux (15 mins), a charming village on the Blavet River, offers 2 restaurants, creperies and bars as well as river cruises and kayaking.
The children will love tree climbing at the Adventure Forest near Camors
These, with the chateaux, museums, restaurants and a steady passage of pardons, fetes and fest noz, will, we think, ensure a varied and enjoyable holiday for all the family.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with breakfast table; dishwasher; fridge-freezer; microwave and washing machine in the adjacent utility room

Living rooms

There is a comfortable sofa and chairs; dining table; Freeview tv, dvd; woodburning stove


One double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and a room with bunkbeds.


The groundfloor bathroom has a shower


For the cooler months there is a woodburning stove and central heating


The games room has billiards, table football, air hockey, table tennis and darts

Garden and outside

The heated 12 x 6 metre pool is securely fenced for the safety of toddlers.
There is a spacious garden with swings and slide for little ones; a large trampoline; a badminton court and plenty of space for all activities from boisterous ball games to quiet reading and reading.

Parking and garages

There is ample space for safe off-road parking

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Coarse fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: St Nicholas des Eaux
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rimaison
Distance: 10 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Nicholas des Eaux


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Marion Wilkinson

I am a Property Manager

Year property purchased 1989
Why this location? Beautiful quiet rural location but a short drive to local village and easy access to anywhere in Brittany
Unique benefits of property Well suited for holidays. The houses are spacious with a large garden for everyone to enjoy. The cottage can be rented separately or with 2 other houses for large groups and families

The Owner Recommends

Local Village

Our nearest village of Plumeliau has 2 good supermarkets, 3 boulangeries, an excellant creperie/pizzeria La Forge, open on Sunday evenings and friendly bars.

St Nicholas des Eaux (15 mins), a charming village on the Blavet River, offers 2 restaurants, creperies and bars as well as river cruises and kayaking.


Plumeliau has a Go-Cart track which is full of thrills


The Adventure Forest in Camors about 10 minutes drive is very popular

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 8.5
  • Value for Money: 9
8.5 / 10 Jason & Helen 3 September, 2017

Marion and Alan were excellent hosts and provided us with details of some great local restaurants. Bishops Well met our needs very well and the kids enjoyed the big pool, massive gardens and games room. Would definitely recommend to others.

9.3 / 10 Mark 13 August, 2013

Good points
Lovely, comfortable and good pool

Bad points
Only had a week.