The Tranquil Water Mill
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Watermill | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural surroundings, without any overlooking neighbours.
There is plenty of peaceful parkland lawn space for ball games, outdoor playing, kite flying, and a place for children to run around and explore.
The water mill is in a rural setting. If you are looking for peace and tranquility in beautiful natural surroundings, this is the place to unwind.
There is off road parking for many cars and a long private drive.
From the Tranquil Water Mill, it takes just a few minutes to walk to the Blavet River. The Blavet River's 50 kilometers of towpath allows for leisurely walks along the canal and provides a good cycling path. Near the property, it's possible to hire canoes / kayaks for use in the Blavet River.
Beautiful sandy beaches are about a 25 minutes drive away (Lamor Plage, Garves Beach, Carnac Beach, Guidel, Locmariaquer, etc), where a host of beach and sporting activities can be found.
The Camors Forest is close by, where there are many ancient sites, walking and cycling paths. The Camors Adventure Park provides exciting entertainment for youngsters.
There are numerous historical sites, museums, beautiful natural sites, sea, lake and river attractions etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lamor Plage, Carnac Beach, Guidel, etc 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lorient, Brest, Dinard, Quimper, & Nantes 30 km, Nearest railway: Lorient, Auray, Vannes 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
It is the main house of the Tranquil Water Mill that is for rental. The entire park-like garden is for your use.
Details of the main house of the Tranquil Water Mill are provided below.
There are two bathrooms upstairs and a 1/2 bathroom downstairs (toilet + basin).
The Tranquil Water Mill sleeps 6 comfortably. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs. The extra large main bedroom has a double (king size) bed and an en suite bathroom (with shower). The other two bedrooms upstairs have two single beds in each of the bedrooms. The family bathroom upstairs has a bath/shower. (If required, the Tranquil Water Mill can sleep up to 8 upstairs. The main en suite bedroom is huge and, if requested in advance, it is possible to add two additional single beds into the master bedroom).
Linen and bathroom towels are provided, but please bring your own beach/swimming towels.
The kitchen has a large, full size, double door fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, 4 plate hob, grill plate, and microwave. The washing machine is in the 1/2 bathroom downstairs.
Free unlimited WIFI Internet Access is available in the main house.
A cot and highchair are available. Please let us know in advance if you do need these, or other baby/toddler equipment.
|Further details outdoors|
The extensive parkland grounds provide a place for children to play and run off steam.
For very young children, parents will need to be aware that there is a small stream running through the property and parents need to take the usual precautions relating to water and young children.
Due to its size, the property is unfenced and surrounded mostly by forests and there is a public road at the end of the long driveway. Sections of the land drop away by the old mill and along the ancient mill track at the rear of the property. There are three covered wells in the property.
The huge garden is perfect for pets to run around in. Please note the large 6.5 acres of park-like garden is unfenced. In the garden, there is also a large kennel with an enclosed run area.
About this location
The Brittany region
There are many nearby medieval and historic towns (e.g. Josselin, Auray, Rochefort-en-Terre, La Glacilly) and tourist attractions (e.g. ancient villages [i.e. Poul Fetan, Melrand An Mil]; Museum of the Breton Resistance; Dutch East Indie Company Museum; Bicycle Museum, Salmon Farm, Crafts at Pont Scorf; National Haras, and numerous animal farms and zoos).
Local markets include: Auray, Baud, Bubry, Carnac, Hennebont, Quistinic, Plouay, Vannes, Lorient etc.
Over the summer there is also a number of local festivals including the large InterCeltic Festival.
The Blavet River is famous for its fishing. On the river there are pedaloes, kayaking and a sightseeing boat. Within several minutes driving distance there are various attractions, including: go-karting; heated swimming pool with watersports facilities; forest adventure park; tennis courts; and water sports in the largest lake in Brittany. The area is wonderful for ramblers, bird watchers, golfers and there are spectacular beaches and islands to visit that are not too far away.
Pontivy, Josselin, and Vannes are attractive and well preserved medieval towns. Auray has quaint cobbled streets, excellent shops, and a picturesque harbour area. La Trinité Sur Mer is a beautiful yachting town which is buzzing in summer.
Locmariaquer is a gorgeous peninsula, with several small port areas and lovely beaches, numerous megalithic sites - take a boat cruise to explore the numerous islands in the Golfe de Morbihan.
Carnac has good beaches for swimming, a long promenade next to the beach and its centre is set up for the tourist in summer with many interesting shops and eating places. Canac is also famous for its important site in the Ancient World - the Megalithic stones which run for miles and some say are better than Stonehenge!
Drive on to the Quiberon Peninsula along the wild "Cote Sauvage" on the Atlantic side. There are many pretty villages as you drive around the peninsula. On Quiberon's leeward side relax on the beaches with calmer water.
Numerous other activities include:
- Gocarting (10 minutes)
- Paintball (10 minutes)
- Horse riding: L'Etre Cheval (Camors)
- Golf: Rimaison golf (Bieuzy)
- Fishing at the Blavet valley lakes.
- Beach and Sailing (30 minutes)
- Lac de Guerledan inland water-sports
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26 Aug 2014
"The name doesn't do it full justice"
The place is a little hard to find but, once you do find it, you realise that's part of its charm; it couldn't be more tranquil. The approach to the property does a fantastic 'reveal… More
24 Aug 2014
The Tranquil Water Mill will not disappoint. Without doubt the nicest & most well looked after property we have ever rented. The whole property was immaculately presented & there was plenty of informa… More
27 Sep 2013
"The perfect place for a relaxing family holiday!"
After a hectic year we were looking for a nice relaxing holiday, not too expensive or far away, and with plenty for the kids to do. and we found it!The Tranquil Water Mill is exactly how it is descri… More
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