Manoir Le Gouray is a beautifully restored 18th century Breton manor house, on the the edge of the forest of Bouquen, just two miles from the villages of Le Gouray and Collinee, both with a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
The property has large grounds, with a lawn for children to play. The accommodation is separated into three buildings set around a central garden, each with its own unique charm and style featuring original fireplaces, wooden beams, exposed stone walls and antique furnishings. This manoir would make the perfect place for a family holiday or an extended family gathering in a region packed with outdoor activities to choose from, attractive destinations for day trips and a striking seascape to discover on foot, by bicycle or horseback.
Twenty minutes north is the medieval town of Lamballe with shops, restaurants and rail links to Rennes and Paris. Most importantly, every Thursday evening in summer the town hosts Les Regalades - family friendly open air banquets held in the main square, where hot food is served accompanied by music entertainment. In Lamballe, you can also browse the largest market in the area, enjoy a horse and carriage ride or watch equestrian shows. A further twenty minutes by car is the fine port town of Pleneuf-Val-Andre and the wonderful coastaline of northern Brittany with 'pirate' coves, clifftop walks, headlands and long sandy beaches. The beautiful town of Dinan is well worth visiting too. When it comes to outdoor pursuits you will be spoilt for choice; watersports, bike rides, boat tours departing from Dahouet marina, bird watching on Ile Verdelet, horse riding and golfing will keep the whole family amused throughout the holiday.
“This is a very attractive house in lovely surroundings and ideal for families. There are plenty of activities in the local area such as riding, cycling and tennis, and the beach is only about 40 minutes' drive so quite convenient for day or half-day trips! Don't miss a visit to Dinan, just 25 miles away - about half an hour. It's one of Brittany's best preserved towns with a beautiful historic centre and a lovely port. And you're in Brittany, so do go to a creperie and enjoy some of the local waffles and pancakes, specialities of the region!”
Living/ dining room (TV/ DVD), large stone fireplace with wood burner stove, French doors to terrace and garden, outdoor dining facilities.
Kitchen, steep wooden stairs - take extra care with young children - leading to:
Mezzanine level with stairs to first floor:
Open plan twin bedroom (2 x 1.20m).
Double bedroom (1.40m).
Twin bedroom (2 x 1.20m).
GARDEN HOUSE (joined to Main House via a Grand Salon with open fireplace and French doors to garden).
Open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room, French doors and patio doors to garden.
5 steps up to upper level:
Master double bedroom (1.60m).
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m).
Shower room. Separate WC.
Bathroom. Separate WC.
ARTIST STUDIO (external access only)
First floor/ entry level via wooden stairs:
Open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room (TV/ DVD), balcony overlooking the garden.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Large terraced garden with shrubs and ample lawn areas. Patio with outdoor dining facilities. Private 10m x 5m heated pools (depth: 1.20m-1.50m; ladder). Parking for 6 cars. Gas BBQ.
Included: WiFi internet. Pool heating. Winter heating. Pool towels. Pool open 26th May-end of September.
Extras: Maid service €15 per hour.
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!
(Review shared with Quality Villas from the villa Owners guest book)
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About The Location
- Le Gouray & Collinee 3km
- Lamballe 19km
- St Brieuc 37km
- Dinan 40km
- Dinard 55km
- Rennes 77km
- Harbour / Ferry
- St Malo 55km
- Le Gouray 3km
- Collinee 3km
- Pleneuf-Val-Andre 45km
- Dahouet (water sports & boat tours) 45km
- Golf Blue Green (Planeuf-de-Val-Andre) 45km
- Horseriding (Plurien) 40km
- Tennis local
- Birdwatching on Ile du Verdelet (just off port of Val Andre)