Cottage, private pool & hot tub, in Brittany - BM006165

9.9/10
2km from Lignol, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM006165 Advertiser since: 24 July 2006
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Penderff Holiday Cottage Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Heated Pool Hot Tub, Garden, On-Site Lake, Gamesroom. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our holiday cottage is situated at the end of a no through road, half a mile from the main village road just outside the small village of Lignol in Southern Brittany, which makes an ideal peaceful base from which to explore or just relax, within 100 acres of private land including a small fishing lake (with rowing boat) river, woodland and water meadows. We have a solar heated sole use swimming pool and also a hot tub.

The holiday gite is spacious and comfortable with 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a comfortable sitting room and a large farmhouse style kitchen with table to sit 6 in front of the logburner. The double bedroom is on the first floor and has it’s own en suite. The 2 twin rooms are on the ground floor with large family bathroom. The area in front of the gite is fully enclosed with table and chairs for al fresco dining set underneath a grape vine for shade. There is also comfortable ratten style sofa and chairs for sitting and relaxing. The hot tub is set on a tiled patio inside the enclosed area, perfect for easy access from the gite.

You have exclusive sole use of a private garden adjacent to the games room, this is completely private and secluded, surrounded on all sides by a hedge and not overlooked in anyway. Here the solar heated above ground swimming pool is found, this is 21’x12’x4’ plenty of room for swimming, it also has a bathing platform. There are sunloungers, table and chairs and another bbq.

Away from the garden you have access to our 100 acres.You can walk along the river, play poo sticks, build dens in the woods, row on the lake and generally have a lot of fun! There are many walks also in the adjoining forest.

The gamesroom has a quarter size snooker table, table tennis, darts, badminton, croquet, basket ball net, football goal net and a gym. An information pack is provided in the gite, which gives details of things to do, market days, locations of shops/facilities and essential telephone numbers.

We have 1 restaurant in Lignol, within walking distance along the river, another restaurant which is a three minute drive. We also have a first class boulangerie in the village.There are also several other restaurants within a ten minute drive. We feel that we offer a unique holiday at Penderff.

Our gite is well maintained, decorated and looked after, and more of a home than a holiday let, and is surrounded by bright tubs of flowers. The children are safe to run about and explore, there are no roads or cars, just freedom to make your holiday you’re own. Whether you want relaxation and peace or adventure and exploration Penderff has it all!
We are within easy reach of the Brittany beaches and other attractions. Our nearest beach of Lamour Plage is a 40 min drive and the nearest town is Guememé sur Scorff a 5 min drive away where a supermarket is located. This little town has been awarded the title of “A small city of character

We are an English couple (Judith and Jeremy) who are animal lovers with two friendly dogs, one horse and pony, and a very lazy cat. For non dog people our dogs are kept in our enclosed garden and are not allowed to roam except by guests invitation. Follow our lives at Penderff by seeing us on Facebook penderff holiday home. Our guests add their comments and holiday photos and we let you know what is currently happening and any new events. Jeremy and I pride ourselves in giving a friendly personal welcome and we are always on hand to give advice or help if required, we love having our guests each year as I think our reviews testify. Our u.s.p. Is space, freedom, fun.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large farmhouse kitchen with logburner. Dining table and chairs in kitchen which is open plan through to the sitting room. The kitchen is bright and airy and is fully equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee-maker and plenty of cooking utensils etc.

Living rooms

Comfy sitting room with electric log effect fire. Two comfortable sofas and easy chair. Large screen tv, cd player and dvd player.

Bedrooms

Master room. On first floor with double bed and vaulted ceiling. Ample storage room. Velux window and electric heating. En suite adjoining.

Twin room on ground floor with beamed ceiling, ample storage, electric heating, bright and airy.

Twin room on ground with beamed ceiling, ample storage, electric heating, bright and airy.

Bathrooms

En suite to master bedroom with shower, basin and toilet.

Family bathroom on ground floor with large shower, basin and toilet. Separate changing/utility room adjoins with hand basin and vanity mirror. In this room there is the washing machine and freezer.

Heating

Logburner in kitchen/diner
Log effect electric heater in sitting room.
Electric heating to all other rooms

Entertainment

Large tv with English free view
Dvd player
Cd player
PlayStation 2

Games room and gym. This is situated in the old groom’s house. There is a quarter sized snooker table, table football, table tennis, badminton, football goal net, basketball hoop, croquet, dartboard.

Garden and outside

Gite has an enclosed gated, gravelled patio area with vine covered arbore, the hot tub is found here. There is a table and chairs for six, and BBQ. The above ground pool is located within the large garden is 7.5 by 4.8m and is approx 4 feet deep. Guests will have exclusive access to the pool (heated May to 1st week Sept by solar panels) The garden is completely fenced so safe for small children, totally private and not overlooked. The garden has sun loungers, magnificent views and all day sun, mature trees offer shade if needed. There is also a permanent barbecue built within the ancient bread oven for guest's use. The property is exceptionally beautiful and is a haven for wildlife, with kingfisher, pine martins, deer and wild boar all have which have been spotted. There are numerous walks around the property exploring the river, ruined mill, meadows and forest all of which are on our private land. Adjoining our land is a forest with acres of tracks and paths for hours of walking.

Parking and garages

Room for two cars on gravel outside the front of the cottage.

Visitor suitability

This holiday cottage is for all people. It is very quiet and tranquil. Children love the space and freedom to explore, especially the rowing boat! It is very private and secluded and would be great for a couple who wanted privacy and to get away from it all.

Also suitable for disabled people as 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor with the bathroom. Please note however that it is a small step into the shower, it is not a wet room.

Information about any additional facilities

We do have a horse and miniature fallebella pony. It sometimes is possible to have a ride under Jeremy’s supervision on Teddy the horse. We can arrange riding lessons at a accredited stables a five minute drive away.
There is also a rowing boat for fun on our lake,

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: One small dog considered by prior arrangement only in low to mid season. Please discuss with owner before booking.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Guememé sur Scorff
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Penderff
Distance: 0.5 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Ramason Pontivy
Distance: 25 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Kerneskleden
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Penderff

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Judith Bramham-Law

Jeremy and I are in our late 50's with one adult son living in England. We originally lived in Buckinghamshire but decided to move to Brittany for a quieter life, which we certainly found at Penderff. Jeremy had a very demanding job in the prison service whereas I was training to be a Councellor in eating disorders and we felt that we needed to slow down a bit. We are very relaxed and informal, there is no standing on ceremony here, life is too short! We have two pet dogs and one cat.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Why the owner chose a home in this location. We fell in love with Penderff as it is peaceful, beautiful and tranquil, the views are breathtaking, and the fact that we don't have to move off our own land to enjoy fabulous walks whilst not meeting a soul. The gite itself is friendly and welcoming and you feel very relaxed. Locally there are many forests, walks, rivers and streams as well as history in its adjacent towns. There is so much to see and do and we are central for most places in Brittany.

We are within 40 mins of the south coast beaches which means that you are not surrounded by crowds of holiday makers and busy traffic, but close enough to enjoy a seaside holiday. The countryside is diverse, its not flat and arable but woods, hills and valleys and the Nantes Brest canal is also close by.
Unique benefits of property We are within easy reach of towns and shops but whilst at Penderff not a car can be heard. We have 100 acres of our own land for walking around, a little fishing lake with rowing boat, ruins and woods to explore and the river to walk along.

Our gite is also available for the first time for Christmas and New Year. You can enjoy a roaring log burner, a real Christmas tree provided by us and mulled wine and minced pies to greet you on your arrival. Why not treat yourself to a Christmas away this year!

The Owner Recommends

Many Things to See and Do

In the village of Lignol we have 2 restaurants and a bar, and a first class bakery, their make the best croissants that I have ever eaten! In the next village of Kernescleden there is a very good village shop selling all manner of things including wine, it is a 4 min drive from the gite. In Guemene a 6 mins drive there are several restaurants and bars. There are 2 banks, 2 supermarkets, two garages. Here you will also find the doctor and dentist if needed. If its clothes shopping you are interested in, Lorient is the place which also has a world class marina and restaurants. A 25 mins drive away you will find the Lac de Guerledan, its very beautiful and 7.5 miles long. Dotted around its shores are little hamlets, especially Anse de Sordan and Beau Rivarge, both of which have beaches which are safe for swimming, canoes and pedalos for hire and restaurants etc. There are also motor boat trips around the lake. Also in the same area is the lovely abbey of Bon Repos. A 12C Cisercain abbey that is being restored and is well worth a visit. In August every year they host an evening of story telling and lights which is always a sell out. On Sundays there is a colourful market beside the abbey and the Nantes/Brest canal. A little further afield 1hr are the famous standing stones at Carnac, which is at the gateway to the Golf de Morbihan and its hundreds of islands, again one can visit by boat. We give lots of helpful tips and advice in our welcome pack.

6 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Miles1966 5 September, 2019

My wife and I love this place so much that we return every Easter! The property is beautifully maintained and has been improved and updated every time we have visited (the hot tub was a lovely surprise last time). The rooms are spacious and always clean with the master bedroom and en suite shower / bathroom a particular treat.
We both love walking the expansive grounds and the local village is gorgeous with a microbrewery and fabulous restaurants. The local hypermarket is only 10 minutes away should you wish to cook (which I do in the well-stocked kitchen with a fire burning and a local red wine in my hand)!! There are also plenty of beautiful places to visit within the surrounding area should this be your thing from historic chateaux to beautiful beaches and seaside towns.
The owners are more than welcoming and are happy to chat and share a drink should you wish. At the same time they are unobtrusive enough to hardly be seen should this be your wish from a holiday. The cake and wine that are always waiting for us are a lovely touch as well - just the tip of the iceberg as far as the phenomenal customer service provided.
We tend to travel here alone these days but have also visited with our wider family in the past and every generation loved Penderff.
I cannot recommend this property enough - it simply has something for everyone!

Owner response

Thank you so much for making time to write this review. It is our great pleasure to welcome you both every Easter, such a superb way to start the year. We do try every year to think of things to either improve on what we already have or to think of new ideas, it is so important to us to try and make everything as comfortable and homely as possible.
Thank you again and see you next year!
Judith and Jeremy

10 / 10 CatWhite 4 September, 2019

We stayed for one week at the end of July. Penderff is an ideal setting for a relaxing family holiday and to explore the beautiful sites of Brittany. The gite is spacious, clean and well appointed. It truly felt as if we were living the French way of life. The hot tub was lovely and the enclosed patio perfect for containing our little ones! They also enjoyed running around the vast grounds and practicing their swimming in the pool. Lots to keep them entertained. Judith and Jeremy were perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough to accommodate our needs and it was reassuring to know they were close by should we need to find anything in the immediate locality. We will definitely return!

Owner response

Thank you so much for writing a review. It was such a pleasure to have you here and it was lovely to see the little girls running around, exploring, playing hide and seek and gaining confidence in the pool, that is our ethos at Penderff, adventure, freedom and fun for the children, peace, relaxation and the knowledge that your children are safe for the adults. We would love to see you again.
Many thanks
Judith and Jeremy

9.3 / 10 S Brown 3 September, 2019

A lovely stay, Judith and Jez were perfect hosts and did everything that was required but, at the same time, respected our privacy.
The gites had everything we needed and it was the perfect set up for us and my wife’s elderly parents.
The surrounding area is beautiful and the gites is in close proximity to lots of well know towns and amenities, including local restaurants and supermarkets.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our break at Penderff and look forward to returning one day soon. We would also recommend this property to our family and friends.

Owner response

So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, we always try to make it as memorable as possible. Thank you for recommending us!
Judith

10 / 10 Moores4 3 September, 2019

We stayed at Penderff , for a week in July . We had a lovely week , and would have been happy , not to venture out , because we had everything we needed at our home from home for the week . The swimming pool was made good use of , as well as the hot tub . The games room , was also utilised on many occasion.
Judith and Jeremy , were excellent hosts , and were available for any advise that we might need . The welcome pack was a lovely touch !!! We also loved meeting Bella , Teddy , Fleur , Teasel , and Treacle. We will hopefully visit again very soon .

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review, it was lovely meeting you all and we are so happy that you loved it here. It is especially nice for us that you called our gite “a home from home” we do want it to be precisely that, not just a bland empty holiday let. We very much hope to see you again in the future.
Thank you. Judith