Manoir for holiday let in Brittany

Pluméliau (9km from Baud), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004372 Advertiser since: 2 November 2015
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Le Manoir de Mouflon Self Catering Sunday 5 15 3 Includes a sofabed in the lounge.

About this property

Impressive Manor House, Large gardens, Heated Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

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
Now converted into 2 houses, the Manoir will accommodate up to 15 guests and the Longere will accommodate up to 12 guests, they can be booked separately or together for larger groups.

There is a shared heated swimming pool (10m x 5m), with Roman steps and a secure fence and gate. 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

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

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
As you enter the house you come into an entrance hall that is very practical with a terracotta floor, coat hooks and room for muddy boots and/or buckets and spades.
This leads into the large kitchen dining room, it’s light and airy with lots of windows with views of the garden and swimming pool. There is a solid oak kitchen that’s both attractive and practical with a large range gas cooker that can cope with cooking for larger families or groups. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a large fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of good quality pots and pans. In the dining area there is a large wooden table so everyone can sit and eat together plus an orig

Living rooms

There is a separate self contained lounge with plenty of comfortable sofas, a tv with english freeview, dvd and video and selection of books and games for you to use. One of the sofas converts to a sofabed.

Bedrooms

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 there 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 bath/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.

Bathrooms

The downstairs bathroom is very large and has a toilet, sink, bath with shower attachment and a bidet. It’s such a large room the washing machine and dryer are in there as well, very convenient for children who have been in the pool.
There is a shower and wc on the 1st floor and then a shower and wc en suite on the top floor

Heating

Full central heating for the colder months

Garden and outside

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. Large Barn that has been used for parties and weddings

Parking and garages

Plenty of space for 10 plus cars

Visitor suitability

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. You would need to book the whole property if you plan to use the barn for a large celebration.

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

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Rivalain
Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salmon, Trout, Pike and Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: River Blavet, St Nicholas des Eaux and Melrand
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: There is a 9 hole course at Golf de Rimasion. Par 35, length 2825.
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Baud
Distance: 9 km

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Carol Watson

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!

The Owner Recommends

Auray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.