Manor House in Brittany, Cotes d'Armor, France - Large 18c Manor House ,Private Secluded Countryside Location,for the exclusive use of one family .
- english, french
About Michael Richardson
Michael and Gaile bought this wonderful house fifteen years ago. Since then we have made it available to rent during the summer season (end May - mid Sept) . We are so pleased that it has proved so popular ,both with guests from the U.K. and much further afield. It is amazing to reflect that over 2000 people have enjoyed a holiday here,and since everyone seemed very happy, we are proud of that. We came from a catering background before we retired, so like to think that we run a good ship! We try to maintain the property to a high standard,and are always trying to improve the facilities on offer. We are also very pleased to welcome back some of our clients who have visited us previously. The house has been fully booked for the last eight years,and offers a private/secluded family break.Run the slideshow,and at the end wait for the video to come up!
Michael Richardson purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2002
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Renting from an English owner means your costs are not affected by exchange rate movements, We can also offer you a discount on Brittany Ferries,again payable in Pounds.Once here,your daily costs,especially for wines/beers/soft drinks are miles cheaper than the UK. .
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic holiday venue
We were 3 families of 4 with kids ranging from 3-7 years old and we stayed for 1 week in August 2018. The set up here was prefect with fenced off pool, games room and tonnes of space for us all both in the house and in the gardens. Just perfect for what we wanted and needed. Michael (the owner) and his wife were very accommodating, helping us with recommendations of places to eat. The house is very large which gave each family space but had lots of spaces for us to come together to play, eat, cook and socialise. We would highly recommend and would be happy to come here again. Thanks Michael for a lovely stay.
Many thanks Helen for your kind comments. It has been a great season for us,with lovely weather and especially kind and appreciative guests. We are so pleased that everyone has had a great time. Michael and Gaile.
A great place to stay with delightful hosts.
We have recently returned from 2 wonderful weeks at this beautiful property. We were greeted on arrival by Michael and from that moment on felt completely at home. We were there to celebrate our 60th birthday with friends and family so there was alot of 'coming and going' this did not phase our hosts who went out of their way to change beds and clean bathrooms whenever asked. All the bedrooms were nicely decorated and the bathrooms close by. The only thing I would say is that the 6th bedroom is in fact a mezzanine on the landing above the kitchen, with a shared bathroom. This was fine for my young people but perhaps needs to be pointed out in the web site as not all adults would want the lack of privacy. Despite the weather being changeable we had a great time and would definately recommend this property. John and Caroline Holtby.
What an amazing holiday! We were a group of three families wanting a large property with enough space to give us our own privacy. This was perfect!
We arrived after a short drive from St Malo (we came over on the ferry), and was greeted by Michael who was such a friendly and helpful man. He showed us around everything and how things work. However after that his presence was discrete enough to know he was still taking care of things like the recycling, pool etc but you hardly physically saw him. He was on hand within a few minutes if we ever needed him though. First class service.
So what can I say about the property and facilities? Well it certainly has the wow factor! You arrive to be greeted by huge, beautiful metal electric gates - you feel like the lord of the manor each time they sweep open to let you in! There is a really large grassed garden for the kids (and adults!) to play in, with loads of different games in the games room to keep you amused.
The heated pool is a great size and spotlessly clean, with comfy chairs and even a little kitchen area with a cups etc and a fridge (great for keeping the kids drinks and the odd bottle of fizzy stuff chilled).
There is a lovely outdoor courtyard seating area which we used every night after dinner.
The house itself was furnished and equipped to a very high standard. There is everything provided (and in many cases more than one) that you'd ever need. We easily cooked for our large group and was able to all eat at the huge dining table. The beds were very comfy and the whole property is spotlessly clean and maintained to a very high standard.
The nearest town is 5 minutes drive away with a supermarket which stocks your day to day needs, plus a lovely boulangerie! A bigger town with hypermarkets is about 20 minutes away.
Finally Michael was the perfect host. Helpful, polite and discreet - exactly what we needed.
If you are wanting a large property in France, you will not be disappointed. This place is outstanding!
Special interest holidays:
Bike Hire (all terrain) is available locally. Weekly cost approx 40 euros per bike. There are some great rides,old railways,canal towpaths etc.also the coastal paths which are challenging....If you would prefer to hire electric bikes,they are available in the village at just 5 euros each/per day Booked in advance to ensure availability.
The nearest sandy beach on the North Coast of Brittany is Pleneuf Val -Andre. This small town has shops and restaurants and a Casino. It is about 30 minutes drive. Along the same coast there are numerous other beaches and magnificent coastlines.Off shore fishing is available from here.3 hour trip,60 euros per rod.
Airports: Dinard (Ryanair) 40 mins drive. Rennes (Flybe) 50 mins drive. Both airports offer car hire facilities.
Ports: St Malo (Brittany Ferries and Condor) 50 mins drive.Caen(Brittany Ferries)2hrs,15mins Roscoff (Brittany Ferries) 1.5 hours. Le Harvre (LD Lines) 2.5 hours.You should allow 7 hours if choosing the tunnel.
Villages of Le Gouray and Collinee are about 2 mins drive. Lamballe town 15 mins drive. Medieval town of Dinan 30 mins drive. Large city of Rennes 50 mins.
Le Gouray and Collinee both have mini-markets and bakeries and Post Offices. Collinee also has banks.Both these villages have a tennis court available free of charge. If you are keen,bring your raquets
Lamballe is a small town with a good range of shops; bars and restaurants and a weekly outdoor market. There is also a magnificent historic Haras (Horse stud) open to the public, with displays every Thursday in the summer.
Dinan, with its medieval centre; ramparts and historic port is always a favorite visit, with a large selection of restaurants and shops. for special celebrations,we have access to outside caterers who will provide you with a special meal at the house. Menus and costs are available.There is a massive lake(Jugon-les-Lacs) just 10 minutes away. There are splendid facilities here,especially for youngsters to learn to sail Even closer to the house,we have a waterpark lake enabling the family to waterski,without powerboat at a very reasonable cost. This is a revolutionary new experience. Huge fun. Only requirement is that everyone must be a swimmer. 8 years and upwards.Brilliant..Electric bike hire is available in our village at only £4 per day !