Manoir de Bolu
Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Manoir (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and the Grange (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms) are nestled on the edge of the charming village of Le Quillio which is listed as one of Brittany's rural heritage village's, situated in a beautiful part of Central Brittany surrounded by delightful countryside but yet only 5 minutes away from Uzel which has all the necessary amenities. Excellent region for beaches/water sports, historical sites, relaxing, cycling and more.
The accommodation is suitable for families with young children through to teenagers or groups of friends looking for something a little bit special. They are furnished with comfort and elegance in mind, a mixture of local antique and modern furniture, making them stylish and supremely comfortable homes in which to relax and unwind. They have been decorated throughout with a traditional French feel, and whilst they offer every modern convenience with everything you would expect to find in your own home including Wi-Fi internet access and UK Satellite TV (freeview), they boast many original features such as exposed beams, stripped floorboards, authentically tiled floors and original open fire place's with wood burning stoves. They offer a unique blend of peace and tranquility which is ideal for total relaxation and recuperation. They are extremely well appointed and extensively equipped and are ideal for all age ranges from tots to teens, mums, dads, grandparents, family and friends too. They have a vast array of baby and toddler equipment to enable parents with babies or toddlers to virtually jump in the car and go, and many on site facilities for the enjoyment of everybody. A rural retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Comprehensive baby/toddler pack included.
The Manoir and the Grange Gite both have their own private separate garden and outside eating areas, they are not attached and you will not be overlooked in either the private garden areas or properties.
For special occasions, celebrations or a larger gathering of family and friends why not book both properties together. They are Ideal for families, family get-togethers in either shared accommodation or using both cottages, holidaying with a group of friends, enjoying a golfing break or simply enjoying the spacious accommodation as a couple, these luxury cottages/gites have ample to offer.
For information on pricing of 'La Grange Gite' please take a look at our website link below or take a look at our website: www.manoirdebolu.co.uk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Brieuc: 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 80 km, Nearest railway: St Briuec 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
- The accommodation sleeps 10 in the Manoir and 6 in the Grange ( a total of 16 & cot(s))
and can be booked either individually or together.
- Each room has been uniquely and individually designed. The bedrooms are adorned with glass crystal chandeliers, decorated with pretty classic vintage wallpapers and furnished with comfortable French beds to flop into. The large bespoke French farmhouse kitchen has chunky solid oak worktops, hand painted wooden units and rustic tiled terracotta floors. The interior design and style of 'Le Manoir' creates a calm and soothing ambience
- 3 doubles (1 en-suite ), 1 twin-bedded, 1 either twin or double.
- 3 bathrooms. 1 on the ground floor with dbl. shower, wc and basin, 1 on the first floor with roll-top slipper bath, shower wc and basin and 1 en-suite on the second floor with dbl. shower, wc and basin.
- The kitchen units are solid wood with solid oak worktops. Fully equipped kitchen with a range of good quality crockery, pans and utensils, leisure dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher, American fridge freezer, blender/combination coffee maker (makes filter, espresso, cappuccino and lattes),
- South- facing dining room with a carved French dining table seating up to 10 people, French Rococo style armchairs, patio doors leading out to the south facing courtyard, alfresco dining area with quality patio furniture charcole BBQ, private garden area.
- Private toddler/child play equipment located next to the patio area.
- Cosy and spacious lounge with a range of large leather chesterfield style sofas/armchair, wood burning stove set into the original fireplace, TV with satellite ( Freeview) and a DVD player. There is also a good selection of novels, board games and DVDs.
- Each room has been uniquely and individually designed. The bedrooms are adorned with glass crystal chandeliers, decorated with pretty classic vintage wallpapers and furnished with comfortable French beds to flop into. The large bespoke French farmhouse kitchen has solid granite and oak worktops, hand painted wooden units and provincial grey tiled floors. The interior design and style of 'La Grange' creates a calm and soothing ambience.
- 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), renovated and refurbished to a high specification, with copper Bateau bath, en suite, double showers, quality bespoke tulip wood kitchen/diner with granite and oak worktops, Smeg retro style fridge, dishwasher, large range style cooker, quality crockery, cutlery pots and pans etc.
- Solid oak flooring, handmade oak doors and provincial grey tiles throughout.
- Quality furnishings and fittings including beautiful French style original and reproduction furniture and all the special interior design features etc.
- Fabulously decorated and comfortably furnished bedrooms, with beautiful French style furniture.
- Leather and comfy patchwork style seating around the wood burning stove in the lounge with original features, exposed beams, arched windows throughout.
- Large private decking area with beautiful country views and private gardens leading off from the patio doors in the kitchen/diner for BBQ's, al fresco dining, sunbathing and relaxing.
- Private toddler/child play equipment located next to the patio area.
Large private secure garden area.
- Large outdoor undercover play barn with table tennis, pool/snooker, darts, swingball, mountain bikes (2 with child seats), pushalong toys (pram, buggy, children's sit on push alongs etc.)
- Children's toys (indoor and outdoor).
- Linen & Towels.
- Welcome Pack
We do provide as standard toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, washing up liquid, cloths, coffee, sugar, Tea bags, condiments, herbs, croissants/pan au chocolate, biscuits, orange juice, butter, cheese, fresh milk, wine, (just enough really for your first continental breakfast) + charcoal for the BBQ.
Bathrobes and slippers, good quality bed linen, duvets, pillows, mattress & pillow protectors, towels, bath mats. We have paid particular attention to the quality of the beds and other furnishings for a comfortable stay. Good quality sprung mattresses (some with memory foam toppers) on the beds and spring back pillows ensure maximum comfort & support to enable a good night's rest.
- Comprehensive range of baby toddler equipment provided (please see list detailed on our website).
- Unlimited Internet Access:
- Wi-Fi internet access is available for guests who bring suitable laptops.
For more details and information please take a look at our website link below or take a look at our website: www.manoirdebolu.co.uk.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 5 acres of extensive private grounds surrounding the property with a large area of lawn ideal for families to picnic in or play sports. In season the orchard is abundant with fruit and there are various different wildflower meadow areas. A variety of sporting equipment is available for the more active including several bicycles which you are welcome to borrow to explore the local area. There are children's play areas with trampoline, swings, slides, climbing frame, living willow wigwam, football nets, and toddler's rockers. One of the courtyard barns also has table tennis, snooker table and darts.
The large heated pool is open from May until September . It is comfortably heated, maintains an average temperature of 27 ° c and is heated with a powerful heat pump which maintains a constant temperature. It measures 10m x 5m, has roman steps for easy access in and out and has a depth of 1.5 m. It is securely fenced to comply with the French safety laws and surrounded with a patio area complete with sun loungers (with cushions) and comfortable deckchairs. The private south facing courtyard provides a safe play ground area and private secure parking.
Heated Swimming pool open from May until the end of September.
No smoking inside the property or around the pool area but there is a smoking area provided outside.
The Brittany region
The delights of the French way of life can be summed up in one word, Brittany. Brittany offers eight hundred miles of grand rocky coastline with scores of bays and little fishing villages. The enchanting countryside is dotted with giant granite boulders and wild meadows on the moors, thickets and forests in a gently rolling landscape.
It is the buildings that give a region its soul, and in Brittany, you can find it in the megaliths, calvaries, castles, manor houses, countless chapels and old villages. All of them bear witness to Brittany's eventful history and wealth of traditions. Brittany was, after all, home to the enchanted Forest, was where Merlin lived, and where corsairs sailed to the new world. The people from Quebec retrace their roots here, and Great Britain owes the "great" in its name to distinguish it from this unique region of France.
It is in western Brittany that Breton culture remains most evident. In Quimper, and in the Pays Bigouden, crèpes, cider, traditional costumes and Celtic music are still a genuine part of the Breton lifestyle. Vannes, Dinan and Rennes, the Breton capital, have well preserved medieval quarters where half-timbered buildings cover markets, shops, crèperies and restaurants.
The ancient ramparts and cobbled streets in the river port of Dinan are well worth a visit, and fans of Breton music head for St Brieuc in September for the music festival. Dinan sits on the river Rance with the houses of the old town clustered together behind the ramparts. St Brieuc stages the popular Breton rock festival in summer with a host of internationally renowned artists.
The walled port of St-Malo on the Côte d'Emeraude recalls the region's maritime expertise, while the remarkably intact castles at Fougères and Vitré are still a reminder of the mighty border-fortresses that protected Brittany's eastern frontier before its final union with France in 1532.
Holidaymakers are enticed to Brittany by its magnificent array of seafood such as shellfish, oysters, scallops and many tasty varieties of fish. Brittany is also famous for its farm produce such as salt meadow lamb, poultry and pork meat products.
Other specialties of the region are wafer biscuits and butter cookies. However, Brittany's proudest addition to the great cuisines of the world has to be the crêpe and its savoury equivalent the galette – these can be found all over in any of the typical Breton "crêperies" along the roadside or in the centres of old towns where visitors are often welcomed with a traditional cup of cider.
A long, rugged coastline, vast bays of glorious beaches, and a secretive, almost mystical interior is the lasting impression of Brittany. This most westward region of France, where the Bretons speak their ancient language and carry on age-old traditions, always seems a little out of step with mainstream France, but the many attractions welcome visitors in their thousands year after year.
The Manior is nestled ion the edge of the charming village of Le Quillio which is listed as one of Brittany's rural heritage villages and is ideally placed for holidays in Brittany offering easy access to both north and south coasts.
The north Brittany coast close to St Brieuc is about 30 minutes by car where there are not just lovely sandy beaches but also fascinating rock pools for children to try their hand at crabbing! Or visit the west Brittany coast for surfing, and the south Brittany coast for glorious sandy beaches, both about an hour from our Manoir.
The Manoir is located within a 5 mins drive from the nearest town of Uzel (6km) or 10 mins drive from Mur-de-Bretagne (11km) which has all the necessary amenities including banks, supermarkets, restaurants and shops and about 15-20 mins drive from the medieval tourist towns of Pontivy and Loudeac.
Pontivy is a large town with a beautiful chateau and old town quarter. Formerly named Napoleonville after his design of the new town, it has a beautiful setting on the Nantes-Brest canal and has everything you could possibly need for a days excursion. There are some lovely restaurants and very nice shops!
The Manior is only 14 kms from Lac de Guerledan where you can enjoy various water sports such as water ski-ing and swimming, or hire a motor boat, canoe, kayak, rowing boat, dinghy or pedalo, or enjoy a lake cruise, or take dinner one evening during the summer months on a floating restaurant. There are also some great places to eat and drink onshore and three small beaches which offer safe bathing for children.
The local area is ideal for bike riding with many small quiet country lanes to explore. Cycle along the tow path of the Nantes/ Brest canal or from Carhaix to Loudeac passing by Lac Guerlédan you can now cycle along the 111 kilometre long consolidated sand trail following the tracks of the old railway line.If you want to leave the track there are 24 round trips which vary in length from 4 ½ to 16 ½ km.
There are plenty of golf courses for the keen golfer. Golf de Rimaison at Pontivy is a 9 hole par 70. It has a good club house with refreshments available. The Ajoncs Dor is about 40 minutes drive away and is a 9 hole flat course, also there is a bueatiful course overlooking the sea at Val Andre.
Equestrian Activities - There are a number of ‘poney clubs’ in the area where you can hire a hack by the hour, around 15 euros, or for the day at about 75 euros, or you could have lessons and learn to ride. There is Guerlédan Riding school near the lake and there is a horse museum in nearby Corlay.
Fishing - There are numerous fishing lakes close to our Manoir including those in St Gilles Vieux Marché, St Guen and Lac Guerledan. Fishing permits for public waters can be obtained from local newsagents (tabac) or bars and a fishing licence covers all local areas and cost around 10 euros per day / 30 euros for 2 week
Markets - The nearest is at Mur de Bretagne on a Friday evening with the main part in the square but also dotted along the side streets. Traditional Breton dancing and lots of different general stalls, food, plants clothes etc and also live chickens/turkeys and ducks.
• Monday Pontivy
• Tuesday Rostrenen, Bourbriac & Quintin
• Wednesday Callac & Saint Brieuc ( near the cathedral )
• Thursday Huelgoat
• Friday Guingamp & Mur de Bretagne
• Saturday Loudeac, Josselin, Morlaix, Carhaix, Saint Brieuc (near the cathedral)
• Sunday morning at Bon Repos ( local produce)
L'Abbaye de Bon Repos - The abbey was originally built in 1184 and has been successively ruined and rebuilt over the centuries. Its superb setting next to the River Blavet and the Nantes-Brest Canal is well worth a visit: there are weirs, salmon stairs, a former water mill, a mediaeval stone bridge over the river, a restaurant and a very interesting fossil/jewelley/objets d'art shop. Opposite there is a creperie/bar where you can sit and drink while watching the world go by. On Sunday mornings from Easter to October there is an interesting local market where traders sell organic produce and crafts - it’s not just for tourists, it's also popular with locals in Brittany . Not be missed if you are coming on holiday in early August is ‘Le Son et Lumiere’ held at the L’Abbaye de Bon Repos.Visit their web site for more information.
Forges Des Salle - This hamlet is tucked away at the bottom of a wooded valley and was the site of the iron/steel industry in the 18th and 19th Century. Visit the former homes of the workers which are furnished according to their original style. At the top of the terraced pleasure gardens there is a splendid view over the valley and the various stretches of water within it.
Zoos and animal Parks:
La Bourbansais Chateau- Zoo and park between Rennes and Saint Malo. Visit the listed château which house the furniture and treasures of Count of Lorgeril’s ancestors. Large formal gardens, game areas, picnic and barbeque areas and large green floral areas to allow visitors to observe the numerous wild species wandering about : Ostriches ,Zebras, Gibbons, Macaws, Coatis, Wolves, Stags, Does, Monkeys ,etc
Trégomeur Zoo - Founded twenty years ago this zoo in the Ic valley allows you from island to island to observe the monkeys, lions, Sumatrian tigers, wallabies, kangaroos etc
Alligator Bay Reptilarium at Mont Saint Michel- See more than 300 tortoises living in large landscaped gardens some weighing more than 100 kg and more than a 100 years old. Crocodiles, Caimans Alligators and then visit go into the large reptile house with tunnels, ladders you can climb, pyramids and glass towers with boas, pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards and chameleons.
Oceanopolis - ‘The’ ocean discovery park near Brest. Visit the three thematic pavilions Polar, Tropical and Temperate containing 10,000 animals representing 1000 species. Recreated habitat in the polar pavilion with 40 penguins. Real pack ice for the seals of the far North! Enjoy watching the seals play.
Other places of interest worth a visit are:
Mont Saint Michel
Trieux steam train
Planetarium de Bretagne
'Cosmopolis' One of Europes largest digital planetariums
Forte la Latte - at Frehel where the film “ The Vikings” was shot
Prehistoric park - 20 hectares of wild woodland with 5 lakes ancient wells, slate quarries dotted with scenes of dinosaurs and the evolution of man.
Poul Fetan - Living museum set in an old Breton village portraying life in the middle of the 19th Century near Quistinic in Morbihan
Brittany's climate is very mild, winter temperatures seldom fall below freezing and snow is a rarity mainly due to the Gulf stream. Spring and summer are normally warm and sunny making Brittany the ideal holiday destination all year round. It has a warm temperate climate. It does rain sometimes, which is one of the reasons its countryside is so green and wooded, but it would be an unusual week if there was not more sun that cloud. It can get pretty hot in the summer months, up to about 35 degrees.
Unlike say the South Of France, summers are rarely scorching making Brittany the ideal place for activities such as cycling, walking and of course watersports.
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4 Nov 2013
"Fantastic French stay! Can't wait to get back!"
100% recommended - a fantastic holiday in the most divine countryside. It's a great base for swimming and exploring the local area. Very welcoming and immaculately presented. We're already p… More
27 Sep 2013
"A wonderful place - perfect for a family holiday"
We loved Le Manoir. Sue and Chris were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay, there whenever needed for help . A prearranged shop was ready for us on arrival with various complementary … More
26 Sep 2013
"Perfect for a family holiday with young children"
I can highly recommend Le Manoir. We visited with two families with 3 children 3 years and under + Grandma and everyone loved it! The house is beautifully decorated and immaculately furnished so the… More
23 Sep 2013
"Child friendly and luxurious - keep everyone happy!"
The Grange is a well considered, luxurious property which has clearly been designed to cater to the needs of families with young children. In the private garden there were a number of pieces of play equipment and with even more in the communal areas of the play barn and the back field. The availability of bikes and pool floats were a real bonus. Inside, the property is exceptionally well equipped and the owners had provided stair gates for us to use, but we also saw lots of other equipment such as baby monitors, potties/training seats, steps, as well as books and toys in both the bedroom and the sitting room. Additionally each bedroom had black out blinds on the velux windows. From an adult perspective, it felt luxurious both in the decor and furnishing, and with touches such as the bathrobes and slippers, bubble bath and the food welcome pack, it all made for a very lovely break. While the Grange is not close to the sea, the nearby lake provided beautiful views, a man-made beach and safe paddling/swimming, so that the kids really felt as though we were having a beach holiday. Highly recommended.
12 Sep 2013
"our best family holiday"
We stayed at Le Manoir at the end of August this year. We were two families and a grandma. Between us we have five children under the age of 8. The accommodation, setting and facilities were out of th… More
20 Aug 2013
"Stunning, relaxing, family friendly - a real treat!"
We are a family of four, children age 5 and 2 and were joined by a set of grandparents, staying in Le Grange accommodation. From the minute Chris and Sue welcomed us to their idyllic rural setting we knew we had found somewhere special. The accommodation was outstanding. Very well equipped and incredibly clean. The decor was pretty and 'grown up' yet the kids were also very well catered for; toys, plastic cutlery, steps in bathrooms, high chair, stairgate etc. Very comfy beds and gorgeous linen and towels. The on site facilities were well looked after and again provided something for everyone - we easily spent many days without leaving the site. The rural setting is very peaceful, you do need to get in your car for shopping/sightseeing but there are plenty of things to do within a 20 min drive. Chris and Sue were brilliant hosts, easily reachable if you need anything but distant from your holiday. They clearly take huge pride in what they do and are good at it. I would thoroughly recommend Manoir de Bolu for young and extended families, we had a great time.
19 Aug 2013
"Amazing property catering for young and old"
Manoir de Bolu is a wonderful property with amazing grounds and facilities for families, including a swimmimng pool, bicycles, trampoline, swings, pool table and table tennis. The owners, Sue and Chris, live in the grounds and are always on hand if you need advice, but never a dominant presence. If you can tear yourself away, the nearby lake is a great place to visit with a safe, sandy beach for the children. Highly recommended!
4 Aug 2013
"Outstanding - a family friendly gem!"
Just returned after a week using the Manoir and the Grange with our family that spanned three generations - we all loved it! Everything the previous reviewers have said was spot on. Everything was imm… More
25 Jul 2013
"Fabulous, really would struggle to find fault"
We stayed in mid July 2013. The weather was hot, the house was cool and the immaculate pool was just right. The attention to detail that Sue and Chris have paid to their property is absolutely first class. This first becomes apparent when you arrive. The house was spotless. Fresh cut roses in the kitchen, a well thought out welcome pack comprising coffee (ground and instant), biscuits, cake, milk, juice, croissants and many other items. There was also a very welcome bottle of wine and cider, chilled, in the fridge.
The fittings and furniture have obviously been chosen with guest satisfaction, rather than cost, in mind. The lovely lime green Smeg fridge and six ring range oven bear testament to this. Both bathrooms are quite large and the showers get to temperature quickly and have a great flow rate. Everything in the house was well maintained and a pleasure to use.
We had a fairly lazy time at the Manoir de Bolu. When she wasn't in the pool, my daughter worked her way through much of the extensive DVD collection (when she had got through the first batch of sub 12 certificates Sue was kind enough to lend us more), my son just wanted to sleep and connect to the internet through a more than adequate wifi, my wife read large thicknesses of Swedish crime fiction and I enjoyed the beautifully dark skies where the Milky Way can still be seen with the naked eye. If your favourite holiday is clubbing in Ibiza then this may not be for you. If you appreciate peace and quiet, countryside, lovely food and wine and don't mind a short drive to do the shopping then you will probably love it here.
There are loads of other things to do both on site and near by. Check out the website or send an email to the owners. They have a great local knowledge.
My only problem with leaving such a good review is that you may book the week I want in future because of it. Sue and Chris have obviously put a lot of their time, thought and money in to this and they deserve to be full all year.
17 Jul 2013
"Everything on hand for a young family on holiday and then some!"
We had a fantastic week away, staying at the Grange with our 20 month old little boy. The property itself was spacious, immaculately clean and beautifully decorated, with everything of the highest standard and designed down to the last detail. We were immediately made to feel at home there by Sue and Chris, who were on hand to help with anything we needed but left us to enjoy our family time away. We loved the privacy of our garden which overlooked fields and once our son was in bed enjoyed sitting on the decking watching the sun set over the fields. The property was perfectly kitted out for an active toddler, with toys a plenty and play equipment such as swings, a slide, a trampet and a seesaw in our garden- he was delighted with it. Outside of the property was a large courtyard with an open fronted barn housing table tennis, darts and pool, which my husband and I sometimes made use of in the evenings. There were also lots of trikes and ride ons for our son to ride/push about. The enclosed pool with all swimming kit, such as rings, balls and toys was perfect for a more lazy afternoon. The field with the huge trampoline and other climbing frames was also a big hit with all of us. There was also space and nets for a good game of football, which I imagine older children would love. It would have been quite possible to spend the full week without leaving the grounds, however, we did venture out and especially loved taking the bikes (child seat and hats provided) out for a leisurely cycle through nearby villages (earning our next croissant or crepe!!). The cycle path which you can access close to the property called the RIgole D'hilvern was absolutely lovely and quite flat too! The property is about a 40 minute drive to the north coast so we were also able to enjoy a couple of days out at the beach. We went to both Binic and DInard. The former is quite small and quaint and very picturesque and didn't feel particularly touristy which was nice. Dinard was larger and more touristy but still quite beautiful with lots of narrow cobbled streets to explore and a lovely big sandy beach with shallow waters. Overall we had a fantastic holiday, which far surpassed our expectations. It's difficult to think of anything critical to say. The only possible thing is that the property is a short drive away for restaurants for eating out In the evening. However, this did not affect our holiday at all. We will definitely be returning in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family - both those with and without children. Sue and Chris are lovely people who go the extra mile to make sure you have a great holiday and it was a pleasure to meet them.
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