|Le Manoir de Mouflon||Self Catering||Sunday||5||15||3||Includes a sofabed in the lounge.|
Set in 2 acres of private grounds and situated in the beautiful Blavet Valley in Southern Brittany Le Manoir de Mouflon is an impressive 15th Century Manor House, perfect for family get- togethers and groups.
Tastefully renovated to retain many of its original features, whilst including all the modern conveniences you would want for a relaxing holiday. Le Manoir de Mouflon will accommodate up to 15 guests.
There is a heated swimming pool (10m x 5m), with Roman steps and a secure fence and gate.The Manoir guests share the pool with the guests in the Longere next door. In the garden there is a sand pit, trampoline, table tennis and plenty of lawn for ball games. Each house has a large south facing terrace with patio furniture, a barbecue and plenty of space to dine and relax.
It is a peaceful, rural location yet convenient for the coast and many beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque medieval towns and villages plus a range of attractions that will appeal to all age groups.
The local village is a 5 minute drive and has a bakery, supermarket, restaurants and bars. Less than 10 minutes away is St Nicholas des Eaux, a wonderfully picturesque village on the river Blavet. As well as visiting its restaurants and bars you can hire kayaks, go on a river cruise or cycle along the tow path. Look at(and Like!) our facebook page Le Manoir de Mouflon for more photographs and information
An impressive stone Manor house, spacious with large windows giving you light and airy rooms. There are many original features including oak beams, fireplaces and wooden floors. It’s well furnished with some pieces of restored furniture, but also robust and relatively clutter free so suited to children of all ages. There is a modern fitted kitchen with a large range gas cooker that can cope with cooking for larger families or groups. The kitchens are fully equipped and include a large fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of good quality crockery and utensils. Large dining table in the kitchen diner.
There is a separate lounge with plenty of comfortable sofas, a tv with english freeview, dvd and video and a selection of books and games for you to use. One of the sofas converts to a sofabed.
There are 5 bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the lounge. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms and a shower and toilet. The larger room has a double and single bed, there are 2 twin bedded rooms and a double room. All bedrooms have their own wash basin.
The top floor is a magnificent roof conversion which has made a very large bedroom with lots of features including the original beams, a Lucerne window with panoramic views, original wooden floor a shower and toilet en suite. There are 2 double beds and one single bed, plus a cot and space for another child’s bed.
All linen (except beach and pool towels) is provided, there are duvets and top sheets on the beds and all rooms have central heating. Cots, high chairs and child’s bed are available at no extra cost.
There are 3 bathrooms. On the ground floor is a large bathroom with a bath, overhead shower and bidet. On the second floor is a shower room with toilet and the top floor has an ensuite shower and toilet. All the other bedrooms have a washbasin
Full central heating for the colder months
Heated swimming pool (10m x5m) with roman steps, loungers and fenced with a self closing gate. Plenty of space for ball games. Sand pit, table tennis and barbecues. Trampolines, largest one has been set into the ground. Barn that has been used for parties and weddings
Plenty of space for 10 plus cars
Ideal for family groups including children of all ages. The large barn is ideal for parties and we have had wedding celebrations with live music and catering.
We do not have a ground floor bedroom so wheelchair access may be a problem, however there is a downstairs bathrooms and a sofabed in the lounge
I work as an executive coach and business consultant and live with my husband Tony in West Sussex. I was brought up in Newquay, Cornwall where my family owned Hotels and holiday apartments. From a young age I was expected to help out with chambermaiding and waiting on. For a while in our twenties my husband and I joined the family business and we really enjoyed managing a hotel. We then left to focus on our respective careers however we have always enjoyed having our own 'holiday business'
|Year property purchased||1998|
|Why this location?||Mouflon had been empty for over a decade and a friend who had moved to that area of Brittany recognised its potential and told us about it. When I first saw it I was surprised at how big the property is and knew it would be a massive but exciting project. We have photo's of Mouflon before the renovation if you are interested. We also found in the house many old documents dating back to the 1700's plus some photographs taken earlier this century. Local people told us that during the second world war the Gestapo used it as their local headquarters. The location is ideal as its private and rural yet there is a village a couple of minutes away and the coast is easy to get to. There is plenty to do within a thirty minute drive.|
|Unique benefits of property||The size and spaciousness, large windows so bright and airy and plenty of original features in the Manoir. Pleasent but robust interior with minimal clutter and modern conveniences so ideal for families. No owners on site 'watching over you' can also be an advantage!|
Auray is about a 30 minute drive and has a market on Monday mornings. It’s an attractive town with an exceptionally pretty harbour called St Goustan, the perfect place to sit and have lunch or a coffee. There are lots of art galleries and antique shops. Large markets are held there on Monday and Sunday morning. To get there drive through the centre of Baud and you will see the Auray signs, when you get to Auray park in the town centre and walk down a steep cobbled street to get to the harbour. Well worth a visit.
Camors Adventure Forest (tel 0297 392869) is fun particularly for older children and teenagers. It has ‘zip wires’ that take you through the forest. It’s about 20 minutes drive, go through Baud onto Camors and turn right just before the church, it is signposted.
Carnac and Trinite sur Mer will take about 40 minutes to drive. Trinite is a famous sailing venue with hundreds of yachts moored there, it has an attractive Marina, shops and restaurants. Carnac is a large, very popular beach resort also famous for its standing stones. There is a particularly good beach on the road between Trinite and Carnac. It’s a lively resort with plenty of café’s, bars and souvenir shops.
Concarneau is the third largest fishing port in France and has an attractive medieval old town and large granite ramparts. The quaint old streets are full of interesting souvenir shops (and tourists!) there is a fishing museum (Musee de la Peche)and you can walk on the ramparts. Worth a visit.
Guidel Plage is a sandy beach, safe for children to paddle in the estuary, it has a childrens play park, public toilets, a few café’s and shops. To get there take the main road to Lorient, as you approach Lorient continue in the direction of Quimper. Take the turning to Guidel, go to the town centre and then take the road to Guidel Plage
Port Louis is about 30 minutes drive and has a town beach with easy parking. It’s a port with impressive ramparts, a large military museum and a traditional town centre full of character. 10 minutes further along the coast is Gavres with miles of unspoilt sandy beach, no facilities but no crowds either.
Quiberon is a favourite beach resort, typically French. There is a large sandy beach, plenty of beachside restaurants and bars, a children’s play park, mini golf and shops. One side of the peninsular is called the savage coast and is very rocky with dramatic scenery the other coastline is gentler with small coves and harbours. The peninsula narrows to barely more than a roads width at one point. It’s about an hours drive.
St Nicholas des Eaux, a wonderfully picturesque village on the river Blavet, less than 5 minutes drive away. As well as visiting its restaurants and bars you can hire kayaks, go on a river cruise or cycle along the tow path.
Vannes is a large medieval town and port with narrow cobbled streets, castle walls and gardens and lots of good restaurants and shops. There are large markets on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. There is a large car park alongside the waterfront in the centre of the town. Just opposite is the restaurant ‘Atlantique’ which specialises in fresh seafood.