Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Le Manoir||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||5|
Set at the end of a peaceful country lane, this beautiful 16th century manor house is surrounded by a 2 hectare garden, with lawns and mature trees, orchards, swimming pool, patio and unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside.
The village of Inguiniel, with boulangerie, bar and shop is a 3 minute drive, and the town of Plouay, with all amenities, is an 8 minute drive.
The house offers 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, sleeping up to 8 people.
This Manor House has recently been tastefully converted into luxury accommodation, whilst keeping the character of the original property, with spacious rooms, stone interiors and oak beams.
The modern spacious fitted kitchen has all a budding chef could wish for; plenty of cupboard space, granite worktops, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, and seating.
There is a large utility room off the kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Double doors open up from the kitchen onto the patio and private garden area. Perfect for eating al fresco.
The grand lounge/dining room is great for a relaxing evening or two.
At one end of the room is a fireplace plus a huge dining table fit for banquets. At the other end is a second fireplace and comfortable leather settees, coffee tables, and a large hd tv. Perfect for spending cosy nights in with family and friends!
On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms with super-king sized beds.
On the second floor a large landing leads to two double bedrooms.
A highchair, stairgate and cot is available (please bring cot bedding).
One en suite with walk in shower, double wash basins, bidet and wc.
One family bathroom with roll top bath and shower attachment, handbasin, wc and bidet.
Two en suites, each with shower, wc and handbasin.
Ground floor :
Shower room and wc
Under floor heating and 2 wood burning stoves (available for the cooler months).
A Finnish sauna with wet room, wc, plus a bar/games room with pool table, darts and tv.
There is a huge terrace leading from the games room, and a salt water heated pool with sun loungers and parasols. A bbq is provided on the terrace.
The games room, sauna and pool are shared with the apartment next door.
Pool open May-September (weather dependant).
Parking outside the Manor House
The adjoining apartment 'Oak View' can also be booked if you have a large number in your party. Oak View sleeps up to 6 people.
Malcolm & Jill Sterry bought the property in 2004 and renovated from scratch.<br/>They have fulfilled their dream, and now have an exceptional house & garden. Malcolm regularly travels the world as his job as an engineer; in fact much of the furniture in the house comes from his time in Sri Lanka.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||They looked at many locations to buy but it was the character of the house and the tranquil setting which sold it for them, the bird song in the garden and the wildlife regularly visit the property (deer, fox, birds etc).|
|Unique benefits of property||The house and apartment have been tastefully renovated, in keeping with the age of the property, whilst also adding a luxury feel about it. Quality materials have been used, luxurious bathrooms, and a huge games room with pool table, bar, tv, & sauna. The outside heated pool is fabulous to dip into on a hot day, The gardens are private, and there are many countryside walks around.|
Ten minutes from the house is Guémené-sur-Scorff; a picturesque town with cobbled streets, quaint houses and ruined chateau walls. The town has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, (offering great food) and a cinema which sometimes shows English films.
On the coast you will find hundreds of beaches; (both in Morbihan and Finistere), including the large resort of Carnac, home to the largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in the world, as well as superb beaches with sailing facilities and a health spa.
Just 40 minutes away is the Lac de Guerledan, which has leisure activities for every member of the family. With beautiful landscapes and forests it is a haven for walkers, ramblers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The watersports centre includes dinghies, canoes, rowing-boats, pedalos and water-skiing, plus there are good restaurants which are well worth the visit. The lakes' sandy beaches are ideal for children with safe swimming and outdoor cafes to enable the less active to enjoy the view without expending too much energy.
The surrounding area provides fantastic countryside for ramblers as well as ample opportunity for fishing, plus two nearby lakes for windsurfing kayaking and other watersports.
For your children you will find pony clubs, zoos and mazes only a short drive away.
We have plenty of well signposted country walks within the immediate area of Le Deran and beyond. Local maps are provided in the gite There is plenty of choice for cycling: towpaths besides the Blavet, along quiet country lanes, or through woodland & villages.
Other interesting towns to visit are Quimper, Concarneau, Auray, Port Louis, Vannes, and Josselin, to name but a few. A visit to a French market is a must whilst you are here; to buy fresh local produce, such as seafood, cheeses, bread, or just to soak up the atmosphere.
Watersports are available on local on rivers, inland lakes and reservoirs or by the coast. These include canoeing and kayaking, rowing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sand-karting and jet skiing.
A superb area for fishing enthusiasts, offering over 28 local fishing areas such as the River Blavet, the Nantes-Brest canal & River Scorff. All types of angling is catered for.
There are some lovely golf courses in the region, including; Val Quevan. (45 mins), Saint Laurent (1 hour), Baden (1 hour), Ploemeur-Ocean (1 hour), Rhys-Kerver (1 hour 35mins), Le Lac au Duc (50 mins). These courses are owned by a management company called Blue Green. It is possible to become a member for a month during the summer for €150 approx. During September it is €169 for two weeks. This allows you to play unlimited golf on all the Blue Green courses for no additional charge. There are 24 Blue Green courses in Brittany alone. Membership can be bought at any of the Blue Green courses. Each club has competitions that one can enter for a small additional fee. Most of the competitions are on Sundays. More information available on http://bluegreen.com/en
Le Manoir is probably the best holiday rental we have stayed in (& we have stayed in many!). We felt that the photos don't do it justice.
The position, at the end of a lane, is beautiful and the pool & outside areas are superb. The pool is large & a good temperature with many sunbeds & umbrellas to choose from! We also made use of the BBQ which is in the pool area.
The house itself is beautifully furnished & really well equipped. We spent most of our indoor time in the kitchen! The master bedroom was cool in the heat, has a very large comfortable bed & a modern en-suite. Our two teenage boys had the two modern bedrooms on the second floor - both said beds & en-suites were fantastic.
Much use was made of the games room later in the evenings. Snooker & pool became a daily competition.
The sauna was used once but it was so hot outside it wasn't needed!
Thank you as well for the very generous welcome gifts.
The most local town is Plouay which is a drive of a few minutes. It has a small supermarket & quite a few shops but a better supermarket was a 10 minute drive at Bubry.
Lovely places to visit were Guemene sur Scorff, Auray, Pontivy & La Trinite sur Mer
Thanks Philippa for your lovely review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday here at La Villeneuve le Lage and hope you can return again soon!