|Le Manoir de Mouflon, Longere||Self Catering||Sunday||5||12||4|
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 with a large completely refurbished Longere, it will accomodate up to 12 guests and is 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.
There is a 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. The 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.
The Longere is a traditional Breton Long House, converted to provide superb accommodation of a high standard. The 'piece de resistance' is the very large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. Fully equipped modern kitchen with a range cooker, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Dining for 12 up to 20 or more
It is light and sunny, stylishly decorated and furnished with lots of large windows. French windows open onto a private patio area, the ideal spot to sit and have breakfast or morning coffee with unrestricted views of the open countryside.
Two doubles, 2 twins and a family room with a double and bunk beds. All the bedrooms have their own wash basin. All linen (except bath/pool towels) is provided, there are duvets and top sheets on the beds and all rooms have central heating. Cots, highchairs and child’s bed are available at no extra cost.
On the ground floor are two shower rooms with toilets, upstairs is a bathroom with a modern roll top bath and toilet. There is also another separate toilet. All bedrooms have washbasins
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. Large 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.
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'
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. La Balade du Pere Nicolas is a leisure and farm park with play areas, train rides and animals, ideal for younger children and only a few minutes drive away.
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.