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Luxuriously pre revolution Breton Manor beside the River Blavet + pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
nights

About the property

Sleeps 10 + 2 cots (5 bedrooms)

Breton Farm Manoir built 1769, rescued 2000.

* Sympathetically restored, retaining carved granite fireplaces, beams & stonework + wood burner.

* Very spacious accommodation throughout for 10 people plus 2 cots.

* 5 bedrooms (2 doubles, 3 twins), 2 bathrooms.

* Superbly equipped farmhouse kitchen with large farmhouse table (d/washer, w/machine, m/wave.)

* UK TV, DVD, and CD player.

* Large lounge + small private 'hideaway' lounge.

* Bikes, linen, towels, cots & high chairs provided.

* Fenced heated private pool in large childproof garden.

* Ideal location for tourist attractions, historic sites & beaches.

* Situated in an idyllic location besides the beautiful river Blavet.

* Cycling, boating, golf courses, fishing, walking, horse riding nearby.

The magnificent Breton farm manoir constructed in 1769, lies in the rural riverside hamlet of Treblavet, together with a mill, Breton Longere and Lock keepers cottage. It was built by the Nedelec family, who still farm the surrounding lands over 200 years later. Less than 10 minutes drive from the busy Breton market town of Baud, and the picturesque riverside villages of St Nicolas de Eaux and St Adrian offering a multitude of restaurants and shops.

The Manoir is situated just outside the village of St. Barthelemy with it’s picturesque square, with Church, local bakery, café and excellent value restaurant as well as a small supermarket. The larger town of Baud 5 minutes drive away has 2 larger supermarkets, shops and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Food lovers will enjoy the wonderful restaurants, local seafood and Breton specialities of galettes and crepes. Taste wine from all over France in the local wine cellars – and stock up for the return to the UK.

The surrounding area has many beautiful places to visit, from the medieval walled towns of Hennebont, Vannes and Josselin, to the ancient port town of Auray – St Goustan. The superb variety of beaches from Quiberon to Carnac and the Gulf of Morbihan, with its hundreds of islands, are all within 30 to 45 minutes. Ferries offer trips to various islands, and around the Gulf. Prehistoric sites are numerous in the area, including the standing stone at Carnac.

Choose to venture away from the poolside, and the local area offers many activities. The river Blavet not 100 meters from the door, is a mecca for salmon fishing, cyclists and walkers wishing to take advantage of the tow paths running from Pontivy in the North, to the sea.

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Owner
Nikki Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2016

Why Nikki Taylor chose Morbihan

We bought Le Manoir de Treblavet because we fell in love with a beautiful ruined old Manoir. Located at the end of a country road, beside the amazing river Blavet, it had been forgotten. Within a few years it would have been a pile of stones. We felt that we were Le Manoir's last chance of survival. We lovingly restored the house - keen to maintain it's original charm. In 2002 we got married at the house - a fantastic party with 60 guests from the UK, and just as many French friends, that had helped us over the years. We've had many happy family holidays ourselves in the house. Guests often comment about how well it is furnished - with every possible item available. We think this is because we actually live and use the house ourselves - so we know what we need in the house to create a great holiday. It's not just a holiday let for us - it's a home. Le Manoir has a great 'feel' about it - it's a happy house. We like to think it's because the house was desperate to be rescued, and to be rebuilt into somewhere where people could again fill the rooms with chat and laughter................

Guestbook comments from the owner

An extremely comfortable, well equipped house with a lovely atmosphere. It has lots of things for people of all ages to do. Our party consisted of 11 people aged from 4 months to 71 years and we all loved it. There are glorious walks/runs/bike rides along the canal and you can dive straight into the sparkling pool when you get back. It is in a beautiful, peaceful part of Brittany with plenty of places to explore within easy reach. I can’t recommend Le Manoir highly enough.
Jun 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxuriously pre revolution Breton Manor beside the River Blavet + pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews
5

Just what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

An extremely comfortable, well equipped house with a lovely atmosphere. Spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained with lots of things for people of all ages to do. It is exactly as described on the website, only better. There are glorious walks/runs/bike rides along the canal and you can dive straight into the sparkling pool when you get back. It is in a beautiful, peaceful part of Brittany with plenty of places to explore within easy reach. I can’t recommend Le Manoir highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fabulous place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have staid in many holiday rental properties and I can honestly say this is amongst the best. The house was spotless on arrival and the best equiped we have ever stayed in. The accomodation more than adequate for our party, the kitchen was cavenous, the lounge / sitting room area well furnished and comfortable and the external table with sun shades was put to good use throughout our visit. The pool is of good size and well fenced and the garden to the front of the property is big enough to accomodate even the most energetic of family games.

We chose to locate granparents and middle daughter and her husband on the top floor leaving the two other daughters, their husbands and children on the first floor thus achieving peace and tranquility in the mornings for those who wanted a lie in. Bathrooms on both floors were of good size and rarely was there a que.

The near by canal was delightfull to walk along and for the more adventurous the bycicles in the barn enabled a longer trip. Baud is only ten minutes away with a choice of supermarkets and local shops and the recomended restaurant was a great choice on the last night.

We recomend this property without hessitation although it needs to be recognised that the coast is over an hour south, but well worth the trip.

Tim Perry August 2012

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim Glad to hear that the size and layout of Le Manoir worked for you. I think one of the previous reviews mentioned that they felt that they wouldn't have wanted more that the six adults in their party. It's an unusual comment on the house, as normally people comment, like you did, on the amount of space, and how it allowed very large groups, often different families or generations, to all have their own space - peace and quite when they wanted it, but large gathering areas as well. We've now left greater details in the house for the closest beaches. Our favourite is Carnac Plage. There are 2 routes, 1 via the local roads and the other shooting along the dual carriageways. We can do it in about 30 - 40 minutes. It's a great beach and town. Wide sandy beaches, with rock pools for added interest. There's always something to watch, with sailing, windsurfers and kitesurfers. A little train that the children love to ride on, and often a bouncy castle play area. Lots of free parking along the beach road, toilets, and many great restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops and little boutiques just off the beach area. It's not over commercialized. It's well worth the trip - although many guests find it hard to move away from the pool in the garden....
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Great for a peaceful family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We found the site vis Chez Nous and there was a discount as a reasonably late booking- although not last minute.Drove from Calais and found journey not too bad and about 5 hrs with a couple of stops. Directions were spot on and easily found.

We were a party of 6, four 'children' aged 12-18. Kitchen was great and well equipped, lounge very comfortable with Woodburner and English TV.

Bedrooms were all very comfortable and plenty of cupboard space.Although slept 6 very comfortably, 10 or 12 would be a squeeze. Nice grounds and great pool.

Local area was outstanding. Great for walking cycling and free cycles provided was a real bonus.Neighbours all very friendly. Local village is a drive rather than a cycle or walk and Supermarket,Bakery and great Pizzeria. Local bars also seemed very friendly and very reasonable. Beaches were quite a drive and found L'Orient not to be worth a very long drive.Local larger towns very nice and great local wine Cave.Plenty of reasonably priced restaurants.

Improvements would include removing the stony area between the pool and door as it is hard on the feet.Some bedside tables and lamps would also be appreciated in large bedroom.Plenty of mice around but this is very rural France and not a problem for us.Slight smell from drains on a couple of evenings.

Overall though,a great place and a real getaway. The River is beautiful and only a short stroll away.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Jon. We're glad you had a good holiday. We've taken on board some of your comments (we always try to listen and improve where we can!) Every bed has a bedside table and a bedside lamp - but we've added a couple more on top of chests of drawers. The smell you referred to from the drains, was from the fume pipe that is part of the septic tank system - for some reason last year, for the first time, it caused a problem towards the end of the summer, so we've had it moved further down the garden, away from the house, to ensure that we don't have further issues. The plan is to change the stoney area between the front door and pool - but it's only 2 paces, so although we'll try for the next year, it might be the year after. It's path gravel, but if you haven't got shoes/sandals on, it will be hard on the feet. Lots of small creatures in the countryside! The odd mouse can run inside the house, as generally people leave all the doors open. But they normally run out just as quick. We also have tiny little lizards that sunbathe on the walls, wonderful swallows and very small bats that fly around sometimes at night - it's all part of the countryside, and beautiful to watch. Glad you enjoyed the local village - it's a very typical rural French village. Many guests have cycled or walked - but for speed, I agree, we tend to drive! Everyone loves the pool, garden and river - it really does make Le Manoir the perfect getaway....!
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A great week

  • 5 of 5

The directions to the house were easy to follow, and apart from a traffic "bouchon" round Rennes the journey from Caen was easy. The house itself fulfilled, and even exceeded all our expectations, and we were only sorry that we had only booked one week. We particularly appreciated the excellently equipped kitchen and the comfortable seating in the sitting room - though we spent more time out of doors than in, We loved the pool and appreciated Martin's mid-week visit for cleaning and maintenance. It was great to have the beautiful river so close and we enjoyed our walks and bike rides along the towpath. The shop and bars in St Barthelemy were good and the people very friendly and helpful- some of us walked up one day, otherwise we were lazy and drove the 2 miles. Having onlya week and being so content with the house and the river, we didn't go out m uch, but a visit to Vannes was well worth it and we had an outstanding lunch at the restaurant in Malrand, only 15 minutes away. Oveerallwe had a fantastic week and will certainly be recommending Treblavet to our friend

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Great memories

  • 5 of 5

We have some great memories of Le Manoir. It was our 3 year old daughters first holiday abroad but it made such a good impression on her that she kept saying how she wanted to back to the 'old house' for days. We had 4 children there during our stay and felt we were extremely well catered for..towels, books, cots, not to mention the 'treasure chest of toys'. The house is very roomy and a short walk from the river. Very picturesque and ideally located to go to other picturesque towns such as Vannes and Josselin.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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June 2011

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Treblavet in June 2011. This was my 70th birthday celebration so we had a full house comprising three generations from myself down to a three month old grandson. The house is ideally suited to a family holiday. The clever location of the small sitting room on the middle floor is great for the older generation to relax for a bit of quiet while the younger ones watch television downstairs, but still within earshot to hear if any trouble develops requiring supervision.

The weather was not fantastic while we were there but wood burning stove in the living room kept us all warm and cheerful. We had some fine days too so we could enjoy the pool and the walks by the river, and some of the family borrowed the bikes to take the twenty minute spin up the river to the local creperie.

The house and the holiday lived up to everyone's expectations.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
83 Miles
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Barthelemy
Nearest Ferry
99 Miles
Roscoff
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rimaison golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Baud
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
St Barthelemy
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Carnac
Car: necessary

Luxuriously restored pre revolutionary Breton Manor house set against the backdrop of the beautiful river Blavet with private heated pool. Sleeps 10 + 2 cots. Now with Free WiFi

The magnificent Breton farm manoir constructed in 1769, lies in the rural riverside hamlet of Treblavet, together with a mill, Breton Longere and Lock keepers cottage. It was built by the Nedelec family, who still farm the surrounding lands over 200 years later. A short distance from the quaint village of St Barthelemy with bakery, restaurants, bars and local shop. Less than 10 minutes drive from the busy Breton market town of Baud, and the picturesque riverside villages of St Nicolas de Eaux and St Adrian offering a multitude of restaurants and shops.

Well located for tourist attractions and a variety of beaches. Highlights include Vannes, St Goustain, Hennebont, Port Louis, Auray, Poul fetan, Carnac Plage, Trinite sur mere.

Golf: 6 golf courses are within 30 minutes drive, notably Rimaison (10 minutes), a challenging and mature 9 hole par 36, set in the grounds of a derelict château. 5 other courses all located with an easy drive.

Cycling: Free adult bikes provided. Cycle path runs beside the river Blavet that runs beside the house (over 100km available!). Great cycle rides to local villages (including St Nicholas Deux). Beautiful scenery.

Watersports: Canoeing available at St Nicholas Deux. Great sailing from Canac and around. Windsurfing and surfboarding from local beaches as well.

High wire ropes course, climbing wall and zipline adventure activities locally.

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Barthélemy Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246

Changeover day is a Friday.
Will consider short breaks in May and September
25% deposit on booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
£50 additional charge towards a full clean before and after your stay.
Includes heating, hot water, electricity, wood, bedding and towels.

25% deposit on booking.
Full payment 8 weeks prior to departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Saint-Barthélemy Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 197 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 3m x 2.5m
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3m x 2.5m
  • There is a modern, clean bathroom on the 1st and 2nd floors. High pressure showers in either bathroom. Large full sized baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 5.3m x 3.2m
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 5.3m x 3.2m
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 5.3m x 3.5m
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 5.3m x 3m
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 5.3m x 3.2m
  • All bedrooms are large and are equally comfortable for adults or children. Bedding and towels are supplied. All bedrooms have ample storage space. Bedrooms have views either over the fields behind Le manoir or overlooking the gardens to the front of the house. 1 double, 2 twin, bathroom and mezzanine lounge area on the 1st floor. 1 double, 1 twin and bathroom on second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Le Manoir de Treblavet is furnished to an excellent standard with all modern facilities. It has been sympathetically restored, retaining character features such as beautiful carved fireplaces, carved wooden beams and exposed granite stone. A very spacious property, easily capable of accommodating multiply families or generations - without getting on top of each other. An idyllic, peaceful location besides the river Blavet - yet within easy reach of all modern conveniences, historic sites, tourist attractions, beaches, golf courses and many other activities.

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