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16c Manoir private heated pool, huge private garden set in 25 ha, lake with boat

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Manoir Penderff, near Lignol 56160, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Wonderful Views, Secluded But Not Isolated, Being Only 5 Minutes From The Village

Penderff is a 16c century Manoir set in its own land with wonderful views. It has been our family home for 10 years and we have decided to invite guests to enjoy it for the summer months. It was fully renovated a few years ago and retains all the charm of a very old house, we even have some arrow slit windows and the stone walls are over 3' thick, but it contains all the modern fittings and comforts that you would expect in a home. Penderff is set in a elevated position commanding views on two sides of the forest and river valley, with the village nestled in the middle. We have 25 hectares of our own land waiting to be explored, a small lake with rowing boat you are welcome to use, the river and even a ruined mill. When walking, the only sounds to be heard is the river winding its way or the birds. Our land adjoins a large forest with many tracks and trails which are available for walking. There are many places for picnics and relaxing, or painting and sketching.

judith Bramham-law
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About judith Bramham-law

We are in our late 50's with an informal and relaxed attitude to life. We don't stand on ceremony here, life is too short! We have one adult son who lives in England. We both originate from Buckinghamshire where we lived in the same village for 21 years. I was working and studying for a diploma in counciling whilst Jeremy was working in the prison service in a high security prison and after 8 years really felt like he had had enough of the stressful work involved, we moved to Penderff after falling in love with it after seeing it whilst holidaying in the area. We have three pet dogs who are all friendly,(they are kept in our summer abode of the mobile home!) one horse and pony, one cat, some chickens and canaires. We love life in the county and are happy to rent out our beautiful home. We are always aware that this is a precious holiday that guests have looked forward too, so maintain a discrete presence but are on hand if needed! We stay down in the woods in a mobile home. We want our guests to feel totally at home here and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. We love what we do here and I think that it is reflected on our many repeat bookings, we now have so many more friends who come back to us again and again.

If you would like to see for yourself a little of life at Penderff, you can follow us on Facebook penderff holiday home. It has day to day life and lots of photos. Our guests also put their pics and comments.

judith Bramham-law purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why judith Bramham-law chose Pontivy area

Why the owner chose a home in this location. We fell in love with Penderff as it is peaceful, beautiful and tranquil, the views are breathtaking, and the fact that we don't have to move off our own land to enjoy fabulous walks whilst not meeting a soul. The Manoir itself is friendly and welcoming and you feel very relaxed. Locally there are many forests, walks, rivers and streams as well as history in its adjacent towns. There is so much to see and do and we are central for most places in Brittany.

We are within 40 mins of the south coast beaches which means that you are not surrounded by crowds of holiday makers and busy traffic, but close enough to enjoy a seaside holiday. The countryside is diverse, its not flat and arable but woods, hills and valleys and the Nantes Brest canal is also close by. We are so easy to get to, 2hrs from St Malo ferry port. We purchased Penderff after only seeing it once, we were that sure.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We are within easy reach of towns and shops but whilst at Penderff not a car can be heard. We have 100 acres of our own land for walking around, a little fishing lake with rowing boat, ruins and woods to explore and the river to walk along. The views from the Manoir are second to none and I will never get tired of looking out of the window.

Guestbook comments from the owner

. My Family had a great time in this fabulous house with beautiful surroundings. Would definetely recommend. The Ahern Family.

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in your lovely house. A relaxing week in such a beautiful setting. We shall miss the walks round your land. The Watkins family.

We have had such a terrific holiday in your lovely farmhouse. We enjoyed the beach, and walks and just sitting in the garden reading while the children splashed in the pool, a huge success. The Galloway Family.

Thank you for a perfect holiday. The boys loved swimming in the pool and the little boat on the lake, and the freedom to run around. Lovely huge house, full of character and very helpful hosts. The Leyland Jones Family.

Thanks for a lovely holiday. The house, garden and grounds are gorgeous and we loved swimming in the pool. Tracy & Mark

Thank you so much for the most amazing holiday.Would thoroughly recommend the Indian Head Massage and Yoga.Will recommend Penderff to all our friends. Faul
Nov 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


The Hutton family

  • 5 of 5

Judith and Jeremy were so friendly and made us feel so welcome in their wonderful home. The house is very spacious inside with everything you would need and the view out of the main bedroom is fantastic. It has a very large, well maintained garden, great for children to play in, a lovely pool, with amazing views and it is so idyllic.We also had great fun in the rowing boat on the lake and walking around the property in the woods by the river.

Also the extras provided like the delicious home made cake, wine, the welcome pack for breakfast the next day, a friendly face and all the help regarding where to go in the local area makes this property stand out from the rest.

We would thoroughly recommend this property for a quiet and very relaxing get away from it all holiday. Many thanks to Judith and Jeremy and this is a place we would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I ask all our guests, if in fact reading the reviews does help them in making a decision on where to book and in all cases this is true, so thank you for your opinion on us. It was such a pleasure having you and the family staying, it was lovely to see the boys making so much of the space to play football and games. Jeremy and I would love to see you again, you would be very welcome!
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Tranquil peaceful Penderff

  • 5 of 5

Our party stayed at The Manoir at the start of July. It was everything that we imagined and more. We were welcomed with a homemade cake and wine and all things needed for a continental breakfast for the following day was provided.

The Manoir itself was beautiful, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well maintained. It had everything that we needed. The master bedroom and bathroom were amazing with vaulted ceiling and two Juliette balconies overlooking the gardens. We were looking for privacy and peace and quiet and we found it here, relaxing in the garden, playing croquet or swimming in the pool.

Judith and Jeremy were on hand to give suggestions or ideas but were never intrusive.

We thoroughly recommend this property for a wonderful holiday, thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and found it peaceful and relaxing, this is what we aim for. It was a pleasure meeting you all and anytime you would like to return to Brittany you would be very welcome.
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Peaceful Haven

  • 5 of 5

This holiday was absolutely stunning. The property is extrodinary, and greatly cared for and restored by the owners, Judith and Jeremy. The high ceilings of the bedrooms and living area make it a lovely airy holiday home while the hot weather outside for sun bathing fitted well with the AMAZING pool to cool down in: which was very well maintaned by Jeremy !

Jeremy and Judith were happy to recommend a number of places to visit and eat, and they offered amazing customer service and were just geniunely kind and helpful people to have around !

The vast land that they own makes it great for walks, and the little rowing boat by the lake is good fun.

AND if you are a particular fan of baths like me, this property has the most gorgeous tubs to soak in !!

Would recommend this to anyone and everyone such a relaxing week with my family, thank you ! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love our Manoir so much and spend so much time and effort making it everything that we dream of that our guests can see that. We wanted a house of character, history, it had to be warm and friendly, not ostentatious, and to be in surroundings that were peaceful and tranquil , I think we got it right. Jeremy and I are so pleased that you and your family had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure meeting you all and you would be very welcome at any time in the future. I in particular am so happy that you love our new bath!
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Wonderful Penderff!

  • 5 of 5

A thoroughly enjoyable week in a lovely family home, Penderff is in a location, commanding views over the delightful countryside, We swam in the pool every day and made the most of the huge garden. Judith and Jeremy have been great and attentive hosts. How often can you walk along your own stretch of river to the local restaurant before returning safely in a sky lit up by thousands of stars. Magical!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Jeremy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, despite the problem with your car! We both really hope that you will return again to Penderff, you were fabulous guests.
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Fantastic week....

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great stay in this house. We loved the location, pool and size of the living space meaning that there was always plenty of room for the children to run around. The pool was kept beautifully clean and Judith and Jeremy could not have been more welcoming... The beach is a drive away but Lignol is a walk away with nice restaurants particularly for children, the croissants from the boulangerie were the best we have ever tasted. All in all a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you much for your review. Jeremy and I loved meeting you all and we are so pleased that you all had a great time. Thank you for choosing us for your holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures of the house and gardens do not do this wonderful place justice.

The farmhouse is spacious, immaculately clean and well stocked with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. It is a lovely touch that the owners provide a homemade cake on your arrival also a welcome pack of essentials and croissants and fruit so you don't have to rush out to the shops.

The garden is huge and the pool is plenty big enough for the whole family to swim about and play.

Our children also loved exploring all the grounds and enjoyed the lake and rowing boat.

The village is close by which you can get to by a lovely walk down the river. In the village there are great restaurants and a bakery which sells the best bread and pastries.

The owners Judith and Jeremy, were perfect hosts and were available if needed but not intrusive in anyway and were fountain of knowledge regarding the area.

This place is perfect for anyone wanting some peace and quiet in a beautiful location and property but still close by to amenities and activities. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure having you and the children to stay, I don't think that the pool as ever seen so much action! Jeremy and I really do love meeting all our guests who come on holiday, we have made so many friends over the ten summers that we have been here. We both hope that you will return again in the near future. Thank you again. Judith
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £300 deposit to be paid at time of booking. We will email you a booking form and our terms and conditions. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to the holiday, by direct transfer into our UK bank account or card payment We also ask for a £200 cheque security bond to be brought with you. We expect the property to be left clean and tidy as you would wish to find it. If the property is left in a dirty condition which includes the bathrooms and toilets a flat fee of £50 will be taken from this security cheque. This will be refunded into your account within a week of the holiday ending providing that all the aforementioned points are adhered to and there is no damage.

Changeover Day:
Our change over day is Saturday. Please vacate by 10am and arrive not before 4pm to allow us time to prepare fully for you.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lignol in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , ensuite to master bedroom with wonderful views over garden.
  • Huge family bathroom with bath, separate ceramic shower, toilet and handbasin. On ground floor there is a toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking sized bed,and wonderful ensuite bathroom with free standing bath, shower and toilet and outstanding views across the river valley to the village and the pool and forest. Bedroom 2 Options either twin, or twin and bunks, to suit family. Bedroom 3 with double bed Velux window and vaulted beamed ceiling.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A welcome pack is provided of essential items and a cake and a bottle of chilled wine awaits you, to really start your holiday in style! Also complementary breakfast for your first morning is provided for you. The garden is fully fenced so is safe for children, and there are some swings for the little ones. There is a permenant stone barbeque on the terrace for those long lazy warm nights. We do have a gite which is completely separate from the house, the house has its own entrance, garden, and pool, its is also fenced to allow complete privacy and is not overlooked in anyway. The house does not share any facilities with the gite. We live on site, but away from the house as to not to intrude but we are here if needed! Outside: The garden is completly fenced and safe for children. It is totally private and not overlooked and is approx 1 acre in size allowing plenty of room for games and running around.The swimming pool, heated by solar panels and for sole use, 7mx4mx1.5m has a raised bathing platform and steps, which are removable to ensure safety. The entrance to the house is through a stone archway which is covered. The are three doors into the house, the main one being a stable door. Sunloungers, table and chairs, umbrella, barbecue all provided. The garden has plenty of shade from mature trees. We do have some bikes which you are welcome to borrow. There are many walks on grass tracks to explore directly from the garden, you have access to 25 hectares. The lake is a short walk away through a secure gate from the garden, by it you will find a picnic table and a rowing boat which you are welcome to use. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge/freezer, hoover, mop/bucket etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and linen are included. Clean linen and towels are provided weekly. House cleaned before and after each visit. Adult bathrobes supplied and a basket of essential toiletries you may have forgotten. Other: Open plan dining area. Large oak dining table seats 10 people. French windows facing onto seating area overlooking the garden and swimming pool. Another single door leads out into the front garden overlooking the fields and village.

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