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Manoir de Bolu

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 47 reviews

Charming French Manor - Luxury accommodation, private courtyard setting and grounds.

Manor House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Access Car advised
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
Access Secure parking
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.

The Manoir:

- 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.

The Grange:

- 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.

Both Properties:

- 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.

Further details

Early booking offer discount of 25% on Brittany Ferries fares to France on all bookings made by 31st October 2014. Thereafter up to 20% discount can be obtained. Details to be forwarded with the booking information.

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.

Le Quillio

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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6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Idyllic family gîte, everything you could need for the whole family! 11 month twins in utter toy & exploration heaven!"

Having looked at a few gîtes we decided Manoir de Bolu looked ideal. On arrival we were completely bowled over by the complete attention to detail not only in decor but with equipment and facilities not only for the 3 adults in the party but my 11 month old twins. Travel cots with oodles of covers, quilts and a lovely touch of a teddy to greet the babies was a delight! They didn't know what to do with themselves when they discovered the toy box in the comfortable living room & had everything out immediately!
We stayed in the Grange and it was wonderful! Beautiful kitchen with more kitchen utensils, cutlery and equipment than we have in our own homes! It was literally a case of "I wonder if there is.." Opening a drawer or cupboard and there it was! We were able to enjoy the lovely heated pool in September such bliss! Sue and Chris are just wonderful! Friendly and so helpful with any queries but completely unobtrusive to your stay. Lovely people and a lovely holiday! Thank you so much! Highly recommend Manoir de Bolu!

11 Aug 2014

5/5

"fantastic"

Rented the 2 properties for a week for a family get together. There were 8 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 5.) We had a fantastic stay. The houses were beautifully renovated , extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Everything had been thought of and there was so much useful equipment and toys for the children.
The owners were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help
I would highly recommend these properties

29 Jul 2014

4/5

"Great holiday - very good service and facilities"

We stayed two weeks in the Manoir with our 4 kids. The facilities are great, lots of toys for kids (in and outside). The house has a lot of facilities, including a welcome package.
The swimming pool is great as well as the large space outside.
Chris and Sue are both very friendly and service oriented and always prepared to help or give assistance.
From this place it is easy to visit both the North as the South coast of Brittany which their wonderful beaches.

15 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great facilities, lovely pool and lots of extras."

We are just returned from two lovely weeks at Le Manoir with our family (all adults) in July 2014. It lived up to all the hype and the photos on the website. The space, flowery gardens and pool are a… More

14 Jul 2014

5/5

"Beautiful house in tranquil rural setting with abundant wildlife, fantastic facilities & very friendly & helpful owners."

We enjoyed a great stay with two small children and a grandma in tow.the kids loved the pool and the trampoline. We spent hours playing ping pong in the barn with the swallows as our audience. Beautiful surroundings and immaculate facilities. Great markets and tranquil local lake which the kids thought was fabulous. We are looking forward to returning.

8 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great stay at La Grange"

We had a fantastic stay at La Grange. The location was perfect for the family (wife, son and in-laws). It was spacious, privite and immaculate inside and Chris and Sue were excellent hosts. We were lu… More

6 Jul 2014

5/5

"A fabulous, welcoming, child friendly, relaxing location and accommodation that the whole group thoroughly enjoyed."

Our week stay at Le Manoir in Le Quillio was fabulous, Chris and Sue were extremely welcoming and were happy to help with any questions we had, both at the house and with the local area. The facilities are absolutely perfect for people with children, we have 2 children and our friends also have two children, and everything was set up for us when we arrived, plus a welcome pack of food and everything we needed for a sunny evening bbq on the outside terrace. The outdoor space, including extensive garden, large courtyard and barn and pool area, was amazing and suited us perfectly. Inside the house was also very spacious and extremely comfortable, so all in all, we had a great week and would definitely recommend Le Manoir to friends and family.

1 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect holiday for little ones"

This place is amazing. We have just returned from a lovely week there. Sue and Chris are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble but at the same time ensuring they respect your privacy.
The house and gardens are beautiful. Everything was lovely and spotlessly clean. The swimming pool was perfect for lazing by whilst my my two year old son splashed around (with his dad). There are plenty of toys for the children to play with, the ride on tractors in the courtyard and the climbing frames were very big hits.
Everything you could possibly need is provided. The house is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is better equipped than my own.
So if you are looking for a family holiday for little ones, this is perfect.

23 Jun 2014

5/5

"A gem...perfect in every sense."

At least the sunny UK weather softened the blow of returning home after a wonderful stay at La Grange. We enjoyed every moment of our time there. Chris and Sue were great hosts, available and helpful but in no way intrusive. I was even forgiven for passing on my cold to Chris (I think)! The setting really is beautiful and the facilities impressive both for adults and children (big and small). And if you can drag yourself away from the house, pool, play barn and gardens do take a walk or cycle ride to enjoy the immediate area. It's so lovely. Short car trips to local towns,markets and Guerlédan lake all worthwhile. Sometimes though, just sitting back and relaxing with a glass of the local bubbly Breton cider in the gardens of Manoir de Bolu was all we wanted to do. It was hard to leave....

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"Excellent holiday in a fantastic property for all the family."

Stayed for a week at the end of May and had an excellent relaxing holiday. The Manoir surpassed everyone's expectations, it's a beautiful location and the interior is fantastic. Everything has been thought through and provided making it especially good for children, with the chest of toys a big hit. The heated outdoor pool is a huge plus and was used daily. Chris and Sue as owners are incredibly accomodating and helped make the holiday even more enjoyable for everyone!

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