Holiday rental with heated pool in Brittany - BM003140

8.9/10
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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

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

Bedrooms

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

Bathrooms

The groundfloor bathroom has a shower

Heating

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

Entertainment

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

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

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

Golf

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

Walking

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

Watersports

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.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

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

ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY


Activities for the Family
A Variety of Things to See and Do!
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. 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.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO FOR ALL AGES


Cycling
Cycling for all stages from the gentle towpaths beside the Blavet river, through quiet country lanes and villages to the more exacting marked trails. Bicycles are available to hire locally.


Fishing
All types of angling is catered for and daily or weekly permits are available.


Go-Karting
Go-karting in Plumeliau, Auray and Lanester near Lorient.


Golf
There is the 9-hole course at Bieuzy les Eaux and the 18 hole courses near Vannes, Lorient and Auray.


Historic Towns
Historic towns such as Pontivy, Auray Vannes Josselin and Quimper have retained much of their medieval character and are well worth a visit.


Horse Riding
Stables can be found near Bieuzy les Eaux, Camors, Pontivy.


Markets
Markets for fresh produce and local crafts are found each day of the week in local towns. Cottages will have details of specific days.


Other Interesting Things to Do
A skateboarding park can be found in Hennebont. Tree climbing in the adventure forest at Camors is a lot of fun for the fit and energetic. Try also the craft village of La Gacilly and Pont Scorff. The list can go on - beaches, rocky coves, museums, zoos, working museums, restored villages like Poul Fetan, chateaux, pardons, fetes


Pontivy
Pontivy was chosen by Napoleon as a garrison town and renamed Napoleonville for a while. It is a charming country town on the River Blavet with many beautiful half-timbered, corbelled and turreted houses, cobbled streets and attractive shops in the old quarter around the 16th century church of Notre Dame de la Joie. The 15th century Castle of the Dukes of Rohan with its two remaining towers is well-worth a visit. There is a good variety of restaurants, cafes, interesting shops and good supermarkets. Pontivy has an open-air swimming pool. Market day is Monday.


Watersports
Watersports include canoeing on rivers, water skiing on inland lakes at Guerledan and Ploermel and sailing, surfing and windsurfing on the coast.


Activities

2 Reviews
8.9/10
  • 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.