Holiday rental with heated pool in Brittany - BM003152

Plumeliau (11km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003152 Advertiser since: 14 May 2007
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chained Heart Cottage Self Catering Sunday 4 9 2

About this property

Lovingly Restored Milking Parlour with Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Chained Heart Cottage is a converted milking parlour attached to the 17 th century Manoir De Bodion.
This is a spacious cottage offering a high level of comfort and convenience to make a self catering holiday enjoyable any time of the year. It is set in 6 acres of private and peaceful grounds of mainly wooded lawns bordered by mature oak and sweet chestnut trees. There is ample space to accommodate all tastes from peaceful reading and sunbathing to boisterous ball games.
The accommodation sleeps 8+ in 4 bedrooms. It consists, on the ground floor, of a spacious American-style well equipped kitchen lounge/dining room featuring an attractive stone fireplace and master bedroom with en suite bathroom (bath/shower) and washing machine.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a  twin bedroom and a third airy bedroom with 3 "lits coins", traditional carved Breton beds, and a sofabed, a great room for children to share. There is a shared upstairs bathroom with shower cubicle.
Our friendly village of Plumeliau is only 5km away for fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and a variety of shops are just 10km away in Pontivy. St Nicholas des Eaux on the Blavet valley is a short drive away . There is a marvelous creperie here and canoes and cycles can be hired.
This is an ideal location too for exploring this beautiful part of Brittany, just 45 minutes from the coast and lakes and many interesting activities and places to visit.
Chained Heart Cottage can also be rented with Bishops Well and The Coach House to accommodate 22 people, perfect for family reunions and large groups enjoying a holiday together.



Kitchen and dining

The American-style fitted kitchen is fully equipped with extensive work surfaces; a dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave are provided.
You can dine in comfort on the large pine farmhouse table.

Living rooms

The lounge is comfortably furnished and has log fire


Upstairs there is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and a third large bedroom with 3 "lits coins", traditional carved Breton beds, and a sofabed.
The ground floor has a double bedroom with en suite bathroom.


There is a ground floor bathroom with a bath and shower and a shower room on the first floor.


For cooler months there is a log fire and electric radiators.


Freeview tv and dvd are provided.
There is also wi-fi.
Books and boardgames too

Garden and outside

There’s fun for everyone in the heated, securely fenced 12 x 6 m pool, toddlers can play on the steps and theres room for games and serious swimmers too.
You can spend the day relaxing in the garden in a sunny or shady spot with a glass of wine while the children play in the pool, on the trampoline ,in the games room or playing ball games in the secure garden.
Or after an active day on the beach, at the Adventure Forest, visiting the zoo or many other local attractions you can take a refreshing dip in the pool before you light the barbecue and enjoy a relaxing evening. The games room with billiard table, table tennis, Table football and air hockey games will keep adults and children alike busy until supper is ready!
A private dining area with garden furniture and barbecue is provided

Parking and garages

There is ample, safe off-road parking.

Visitor suitability

We welcome all ages but unfortunately the grounds are not suitable for those with impaired mobility

Information about any additional facilities

A welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and wine is provided for your arrival.
A meal can also be prepared for you arrival, or any time during your stay.
Please ask for a menu


  • 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 area, quiet rural location but with easy access to this beautiful part of 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


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.


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


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


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

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. Plumeliau, a 5 minute drive, is our local village; a friendly place to buy bread and croissants and fresh oysters every Sunday morning, when in season. It also has a very good creperie/pizzeria aLa Forge .. St Nicholas des Eaux (15 mins), a charming village on the Blavet River, offers two 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.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 7
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 9
8.5 / 10 Gemma 1 August, 2013

Good points
Incredibly helpful and friendly owners who respected our privacy and were available when needed. Easy booking process. A wonderful location, in easy reach of towns, beach and the all important patisserie! Fantastic facilities in a characterful setting, including a lovely pool, games room and beautifully kept gardens, sun loungers and spacious outside dining area. Ideal for kids of all ages. Perfect plot for shared accomodation as everyone has their own space.

Bad points
Could benefit from modernised fridge, dishwasher and digital TV (for rainy days wii contests!).