Le Manoir de Kerdeven is a beautifully renovated chateau set in grounds of about 3 acres and built around 1565. It is thought to have been a former hunting lodge of the Ducs de Rohan up until the French revolution. It is ideally suited for family gatherings and the accommodation is sufficiently versatile for 3 generations - both to enjoy each others' company and also have their own space when needed. Discounted rate now applies to summer 2015
The Manoir has 6 bedrooms, 3 double and 3 twin. The two bedroom family suite and 4 other bedrooms all have en suite bath or shower rooms. 2 of the double rooms are very large and each of these has a pair of bunk beds to accommodate a family. There are 2 cots in the Manoir and high chairs are provided on request. A further sofa bed is available for use in the 'Snug' which is curtained off from the banqueting hall and has a shower room adjacent.
The living accommodation is comfortably furnished and includes a banqueting hall, large farmhouse style dining kitchen, drawing room and small bar that can be stocked to your order.. There is English Satellite TV and FM radio in the drawing room and also in the family suite. The kitchen is well-equipped. It has a range cooker and American style Fridge/Freezer with ice making facilities. There is a dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of outside hanging space.
The private courtyard has a table and chairs and there is also a personal space in the grounds with barbecue and garden furniture for your personal use. Although we are happy to welcome smokers we ask that they are considerate of others and do not smoke in the house or around the pool area.
2015!!!The nearby LAC DE GUERLEDAN is being emptied starting April 2015 and will remain empty until November 2015. The lake is the 2nd largest in Brittany. This event happens only every few decades for the purpose of maintenance. The building of the lake and its' hydro electric dam involved the flooding of a small community and all its' amenities together with a total of 7 locks in the Nantes to Brest Canal. This year you will be able to walk or cycle along the footpaths and tracks around the lake and also take advantage of guided tours (in a range of languages) that will take place every day during the summer season. These will take you down into the lake area and its' ruins and will cover the history of the lake and the people who lived there, together with some of the legends linked to it.
The tourist board is planning to publish a full list of the events it has planned for the Lac de Guerledan in April. Events start in May.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Glomel 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 128 km, Nearest railway: Carhaix Plouger 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (6), Bunk Beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
This is an Ancient Manoir of magnificent proportions and furnished accordingly. There is a small bar off the banqueting hall and we are able to order in draught beers if you wish.
Both the Banqueting Hall and the Drawing Room have wood burning stoves. We sell wood at 15 euros a wheelbarrow load, although in the summer it shouldn't be needed. For off season visits there is central heating.
The kitchen has a farmhouse style table that seats 10 and the banqueting hall seats up to 18
Although there is seating for only 14 in the drawing room, the 'snug' has a double sofa bed and 2 armchairs seating another 4. Although small, this is a totally separate area with heavy curtaining and a shower room off, enabling it to serve as additional sleeping en suite accommodation
The family suite comprises of a double bedded room plus bunk beds, a separate twin room and a bathroom, all self contained. It also has a lounge area with satellite TV
We supply bed linen and there is no charge for utilities, We do not supply towels.
Although we supply cots and mattresses, we do not supply cot bedding.
Cleaning services are not supplied, although we can arrange a cleaner at the rate of 15 euros an hour on request.
|Further details outdoors|
The Manoir has its own small private terrace. In addition there is a part of the garden set aside for your personal use, this includes an outside eating area with barbecue. Within the grounds of the Manoir there is a heated swimming pool which has security fencing, a terrace area with sun loungers, a shower, changing room and toilet. There is a boules court, table tennis, children's play area and trampoline. The playing field offers lots of space and we can provide nets and raquettes for informal badminton. The Manoir is close to the Nantes/Brest canal which is in the process of being renovated. It provides a beautiful backdrop for walks, cycling, fishing, horse riding and canoeing. Bicycles and canoes can be hired locally and there is a nearby riding stables that escorts rides. There is an off road mountain bike trail at nearby Plouguernevel.
Watersports can be enjoyed at the Lac de Guerledan. This about the size of Windermere and only 10 miles away. It has two good beaches and there are regular boat trips around its perimeter, a table for lunch can be booked on board. The Lac de Glomel is also a popular place for walks, fishing and it has a small man made beach. As at the Lac de Guerledan small dinghies and canoes may be launched here. It is about a 10 minute drive away and has beautiful scenery. Both the lakes and the canal towpath provide good walking opportunities, especially for those bringing dogs. There are good walks directly from the Manoir, although these may necessitate spending some time on the usually very quiet public lanes around Kerdeven for part of the way.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lac de Guerledan is being emptied for maintenance in 2015. This provides alternative tourist attractions which will be better advertised by the local tourist board from January 2015. Sadly the usual water sport activities will not be available on this lake during 2015. Please contact us for alternatives depending on your particular interest. When the valley that comprises the Lac de Guerledan was originally flooded in order to build the reservoir and hydro electric dam it was necessary to immerse a whole community together with 7 locks along the Nantes to Brest Canal. What remains of these structures will be uncovered during 2015 and the tourist board is arranging for access to the public together with guided tours.
This area is not only one of outstanding beauty, it is also steeped in history. We ensure that you have a good range of information available from the local tourist office so that you can plan your visits. We also recommend that you look at the 'What's On' section in www.angloinfo:brittany web site. There are good restaurants and shops in nearby Rostrenen and Plouguernevel. We are always happy to book a table for you.
Well behaved pets are welcome. Please let us know when booking.
Ferry discounts currently available with Brittany Ferries
Our change over day is usually Sunday during high season, arrivals are 4 p.m. and departures 10 a.m.
We require a deposit of £200 per week to confirm a booking.
Heating is usually not necessary in the summer months. For those who would like to use the log burners we are able to supply wood at a cost of 15 euros for a full wheelbarrow load.
Central Brittany is a region of outstanding natural beauty. The rolling countryside is reminiscent of Cornwall, but without the density of population. The climate is mild and similar to that of the Channel Islands. At Kerdeven you will be surrounded by the most beautiful views and opportunities for walking. The area is steeped in history and at the heart of the 'Route des Menhirs.' The ancient standing stones that run in a circle around Brittany. The Nantes/Brest canal is in the process of being renovated to provide leisure activities, a far cry from it's origins. Napoleon Bonaparte commissioned it to be built by prisoners from local Goals. It was part of his grand plan to ensure the adequate delivery of food and supplies to his army without running the gauntlet of the British Fleet. It now has shutes beside the locks for canoes. The local Abbaye de Bon Repos has been extensively renovated and gives a wonderful insight into local history, it is also the venue for a spectacular Son et Lumiere each summer. Ask us about restaurants, we are able to recommend both places for 'fine dining' and also those the locals use at lunch time. This area is a favourite with French cyclists who use it as a training ground. Many major cycling events in France go through the area, including the 'Tour de France.'
Plouguernevel is a small town just a short drive (or a half hour walk) from Kerdeven. It meets every day needs with a chemist, general corner shop, bar, small workers restaurant and two bakers. Rostrenen is about 10 minutes away and has a good range of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shops. There is also a market each Tuesday and this is definitely worth a visit. Rostrenen, Plouguernevel and surrounding villages have a variety of 'Fetes' throughout the summer months and we will be pleased to talk to you about those occurring during your stay. Although there are opportunities to indulge in many activities during your stay you will also be able to enjoy the peace of truly beautiful countryside on walks or cycle rides right from your door. If visiting in the summer whilst the Son et Lumiere is on at the Abbaye de Bon Repos we will be happy to provide information, it's event not to be missed as least once in a lifetime.