Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Sunflower Cottage has been fully renovated and provides spacious and comfortable accommodation. It is situated in the beautiful grounds of the ancient Manoir de Kerdeven (formerly the Hunting Lodge of the Dukes de Rohan and built in 1565). It is surrounded by rolling countryside. One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor and has an en suite bathroom including separate shower. It is suited to those who are less mobile. There is a second double and 3 twin rooms on the first floor. 2 of these have recently had installed small en suite showers rooms. There is also a family shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped including a double oven cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is heating for off season visits and a wood burner for those chilly evenings. The lounge is comfortably furnished and has English satelite TV/FM radio. The dining area has a large table that seats 10. The garden has an outdoor eating area and barbecue. Cots and high chairs are available on request.
Set peacefully in an area of outstanding natural beauty the cottage is an ideal base for a wide range of activities. Whether you are looking for somewhere just to get away from it all, to see some of the beautiful countryside, or maybe cycle/walk the miles of quiet lanes and footpaths, canoe or fish from the towpath of the famous Nantes Brest Canal or maybe swim/enjoy water sports at the Lac de Guerledan from one of its' man made beaches. Sightseeing opportunities abound and the local markets are colourful and enjoyable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Guerleden 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 130 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
We are usually able to provide more than one cot or high chair if required and these will be set up in the rooms you specify on booking. Although we supply cots and mattresses, we do not supply cot bedding. Please check with us in advance. There is a small selection of books and games in the cottage.
Prices include utilities and bed linen, but not towels
2 of the en suite shower rooms have been recently installed, they are small but each incorporates a toilet and wash hand basin
|Further details outdoors|
There is good off road parking for up to 3 or 4 cars. The swimmming pool has a shallow end suitable for children, and also a baby splash area. At the deep end there is a slide. The pool is fully fenced and has a terrace equipped with sun beds, a shower and toilet. There is a large playing field where there is a children's activity centre, including goal posts for football enthusiasts. There is also a boules court, table tennis and trampoline. The house has a small garden with an eating area and barbecue. The grounds of the Manoir are shared and extend to about 3 acres. In addition to the grounds the Manoir is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside with many off road tracks to explore.
The proprietors are English and happy to help with restaurant reservations or doctor's appointmentss etc.
The swimming pool is heated from Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May to September.
The cottage is available from 4 p.m. onwards on your first day. Departure is by 10 am. on your last day.
The Brittany region
Kerdeven is in the beautiful rolling countryside of central Brittany. Close to the historic Nantes/Brest canal which has largely been restored in recent year. It has an interesting history having been constructed by loccal prisoners on the orders of Bonaparte as part of his strategy to get supplies to his troops without running the gauntlet of the British Fleet. The canal and its' towpath provides good cycling, fishing, walking, canoeing (with shutes to the side of the locks) and horse riding. Bicycles and canoes are available for hire locally. There is a riding school providing escorted rides. The Lac de Guerledan has 2 good beaches and a wide range of water sports. The lake itself is around the size of Windermere and has boat trips around its' perimeter during which you may take lunch. There is a mountain bike trail in nearby Plouguernevel. The ancient Abbaye de Bon Repos has been the subject of recent restoration and provides a good insight into local history. It is also the venue of a spectacular Son et Lumiere each summer. There are other interesting museums and gardens open to the public nearby. There are many local markets and sensibly priced restaurants. The owners are at a sufficient distance for your comfort, but close enough to make reservations for you, or doctor's appointments when needed.
Often described as Cornwall without the high density population, Brittany offers peace, tranquility and the opportunity to enjoy beautiful countryside and a rich tapestry of history without feeling suffocated with the presence of thousands of other tourists. The climate is warm, gentle and very similar to that of the Channel Islands.The gently rolling countryside is very popular with cyclists and is used as a training area by many teams. For those who prefer their cycling to be of a more gentle nature there is the canal towpath and the opportunity to stop off to explore the many country lanes that lead from it. Ask your hosts about local 'fetes' and 'pardons' being held in nearby villages during your stay. You will always be assured of a warm welcome, often able to join in a celebratory meal and the inevitable dancing that follows, at which most of the village, including children, show their robust enjoyment. .