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Chambres d'Hôtes Bed and Breakfast in a Brittany Manoir
Pleudaniel between Tréguier and Paimpol, North West France
3 bedrooms with bathrooms. Heated swimming pool
Le Manoir de Coat Gueno
Designated a protected heritage property and referenced in several books, the manoir was built between the 15th and 17th centuries, after which it was a prosperous farm. The turret and the first floor bedroom, with mullion windows and a granite staircase, is 15th century. All the restoration work has been done by the Compagnons Charpentiers Armoricains, who have restored most of the châteaux and heritage monuments in Brittany.
The manoir is situated in peaceful countryside, 4 kms from the nearest beach. We have three bedrooms altogether, two in the main house and one in a small cottage near the house, each with their own private bathrooms and entrance.
Dinner is available on request in the Breton dining room, which is just the same as it has been for centuries, still with the original enclosed corner bed, the ancient linen cupboard and dresser and the door leading into the kitchen. Pre-dinner drinks are served around the log fireplace and we often have freshly caught fish, oysters, lobster and other shellfish. Breakfast includes amongst other things, Breton pancakes and home made plum jam.
Pleudaniel is situated at the mouth of the beautiful Trieux river, which passes by the pretty town of Pontrieux and bathes the foot of the cliffs on which the Château de la Roche Jagu stands, then widens under the suspension bridge at Lézardrieux, before joining the sea. Tréguier, Paimpol and Lézardrieux are between 5 to 12 kms from us and have many different shops and a good choice of restaurants.
All the rooms are furnished with various pieces of old family furniture, armoires, bookcases, tables and the floors are covered with carpets and rugs. All the bathrooms are newly revamped.
Ty Bihan cottage is across the courtyard from the house and has been made into one large room with a high, beamed ceiling and a television. It has a log burning fireplace and there is nothing better than to drift off to sleep in the glow of the embers. A short passageway leads to the bathroom, which has a window looking over the lawn to the swimming pool. The cottage also has electric heating.
The rooms in the manoir are on the first and second floor, reached by outside stone steps that lead to a small entrance hall, which in turn leads to the bedrooms.
Les Perséides is a suite in the turret with a large double bedroom, television and an en-suite bathroom. A second twin room, divided by folding doors on the landing, may be taken by family or friends who don't mind sharing the bathroom.
Le Rouet is a first floor double bedroom with a private bathroom, which has a small single room for a child or adolescent, if needed.
There is also a large sitting room next to the dining room with a lovely old fireplace, comfortable sofas and chairs, television and video, a hi-fi and an assortment of books and games, including a pool table. The study has a telephone and internet access.
There is a large, pleasant garden with lawns, mature trees and flower beds with garden furniture scattered in spots around it. The heated pool is open during the summer months and equipped with sunbeds, tables and chairs. There is also a games room with table tennis and table football and private parking.
There are lots of sheltered beaches along the coast and many places to do some fishing. From Lézardrieux, you can go out to sea on an old square rigging boat, just for pleasure or to do some sea fishing. There are also tennis courts there (both covered and open air) and a golf course 30 minutes away. The 350 km long GR 34 rambling route runs between Perros-Guirec and Ploumanac'h. Boats from Perros-Guirec do trips around the Sept îles ornithological reserve, one of the best in France for rare marine birds. The beaches in Perros have fine, white sand and are particularly suitable for young children.
Brittany is famous for its pardons, religious festivals with processions, mostly taking place between May and September. It is during these processions that you may have the chance to see some of the great variety of richly embroidered local costumes, and they are usually celebrated with much dancing and music using traditional instruments such as the Celtic harp, Breton bagpipes, drums and flutes. One of these, the Pardon de Saint Yves, takes place from the lovely cloistered church in Tréguier (6 kms) and most villages, particularly Fez-Nos, organise Breton dance festivals.
The Château de la Roche Jagu (12 kms) holds exhibitions and festivals throughout the year and there are many other lovely manoirs in the area. Paimpol, is a pleasant town with a lovely old part, a lively harbour and marina and lots of shops and good restaurants.
The island of Bréhat just off the coast and many uninhabited islands, dot the waters here and the varying tides mean that the landscape is always changing. The Gulf Stream runs through here and produces a gentle climate in which, mimosas, palms and banana trees can flourish. The camellia trees flower from January until April.
Prices and booking information
Prices are per for 2 people room per night, breakfast included
Open between May 1st and September 1st
Minimum 2 nights
The bedrooms are non smoking
Extra bedroom - €30 or €45
Well behaved dogs are welcome
Dinner, including an aperitif and coffee, is €25 per person
A deposit is requested on booking,
equivalent to the cost of 1 night,
or 40% of the total reservation
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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