This is a beautiful cottage peacefully set in the lovely grounds of the ancient Manoir de Kerdeven which in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Manoir is reputed to be one of the hunting lodges of the Dukes de Rohan up until the French revolution. It was built around 1565. The surrounding area is suitable for walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, visits to the Lac de Guerledan with its' water sports, two man made beaches and a range of out door activities. The Nantes/Brest Canal, built by Napoleon to move supplies to his troupes without having to put to sea, is now a great leisure facility that has a picturesque towpath and chutes alongside its' locks for use by canoes, There are several local markets (all on different days) where you will find locally produced goods and foodstuffs. The whole area is steeped in history from the standing stones that circle the Brittany area to the Abbaye de Bon Repos where you be able to gain a true insight into the history of the area.
There are 2 double and 2 twin rooms, all en suite. One of the doubles is on the ground floor. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a range cooker. The dining and lounge areas are comfortably furnished to accommodate 8 people. There is English satellite TV/radio (Sky) freeview channels only; although you are welcome to bring your own Sky card from home to ensure you don't miss your favourite programmes. There is free access to WiFi. Although you shouldn't need heating in the summer there are electric panel heaters in the bedrooms and also a wood burning stove.
Your personal garden area is equipped with a barbecue, table and chairs. Set slightly apart you will find a playing field, children's play area with climbing frame, goal posts, swings and Wendy House. There is table tennis, a trampoline, boules court and large heated swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by a terrace and has sun loungers for the use of guests. The whole area is fenced off and gated to protect children. There shallow end of the pool that incorporates a small 'baby splash area' and at the deep end there is a slide.
Steve and Suzanne can usually be found within the grounds and will always be happy to provide information, arrange restaurant reservations and make appointments for the doctor, dentist, vet etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Guerleden 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 140 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix Plouger 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Bed linen and utilities are supplied and included in the weekly rental.
Although we supply cots and mattresses, we do not supply cot bedding.
The fully equipped kitchen includes a range cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and everything else to make your stay comfortable.
A cleaning service can be arranged on request, please let us know in advance.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool has a baby splash area and a slide at the deep end. It is fully fenced and has a terrace with sun loungers. Within the grounds there is a boules court, we are happy to help with the rules of the game if needed.
There is outdoor table tennis
Outside there is personal area of the garden reserved for your use with table, chairs and ba
The nearby Lac de Guerleden is about the size of Windermere and has two good beaches and a wide range of water sports. It is also possible to book a boat trip around the lake whilst taking lunch. The ancient Abbaye de Bon Repos has undergone much restoration work, provides a good insight into local history and is home to an annual spectacular Son et Lumiere
Arrival on your first day will be from 4 p.m. unless otherwise agreed in advance. Departure on your last day should be not later than 10 a.m.
Central Brittany is a place of beautiful rolling countryside. It has often been likened to Cornwall, but without the high population. It is a place of peace and the opportunity to pursue a range of country sports and activities without tripping over tourists at every turn. Visit the local markets - truly authentic markets for all year round trade. In most weeks during the summer one local village or another has a 'fete' or 'pardon.'
These are usually full of local colour, attended by local people and often end the day with a good hearty meal and perhaps some dancing. Children are always welcome. We are always pleased to advise you how to take best advantage of these opportunities.
If cycling is your interest we should perhaps mention that many cycling teams practice in this area, the countryside could have been designed to test your skills, or provide gentle exercise along the canal tow path if is this is more your style. Fishing is a popular hobby with many Bretons, with large patches of garden being the 'norm' many have created there own fishing ponds! For others there is the canal tow path or local lakes. We will be pleased to advise about necessary licences.
For those interested in history, Kerdeven is close to the Routes Touristique des Menhirs. This is a giant circle of ancient standing stones dotted in a circle around Brittany. We are always pleased to discuss your particular interests before you start your holiday.
Plouguernevel is a small town with a chemist, bar and small shop. For more complete shopping Rostrenen is only around 5 miles and has a good choice of supermarkets, restaurants and shops.
It is market day on Tuesday in Rostrenen, where there is always an extensive range of stalls over a wide area of the town. It is well worth a visit. There is a cinema, a variety of restaurants (we will be pleased to advise and book your table if you wish), 4 supermarkets, 2 chemists and everything else you'd expect in a small town..