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Le Manoir du Neveit's Trad. Breton Stone Cottage 'Hydrangea'. Comfortable & Cosy

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Hydrangea Cottage, Duault, Callac, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Set In The Tranquil And Rural Location Of The Grounds Of Le Manoir Du Neveit Easy Drive To The Coast

Looking for that perfect hideaway? Then look no further. Hydrangea Cottage is our cosy, romantic and discrete hideaway for four adults. The living area on the ground floor is open plan, there are two double bedrooms and a bunk bedded room on the first floor. Hydrangea stands in the award winning park like gardens of le Manoir and enjoys panoramic views of the Forest of Duault. Guests are not restricted to the cottage garden and are encouraged to search out the secluded hot spots in the garden as the sun moves round. For the more adventurous, you could amble the 300m down the rarely used farm track to the little trout stream which ripples through the hay meadow, find a shady spot under a tree and watch the numerous butterflies as they bask in the sun. If you are lucky, you may also see the herons wading in the stream as they search for fish and /or the deer as they come out to feed and drink in the evenings. If you want more, you are welcome to walk our 7 acres of the Duault Forest.

Steve and Carolyn Sheppard
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2018

About Steve and Carolyn Sheppard

Having both led busy lives and not wishing everything to come to a halt on retirement, it had always been our intention to have some form of joint interest when we retired. It was love at first sight when we saw le Manoir in March 2002. We felt so passionately about the house and this most beautiful part of central Brittany that within three months we were installed and it had become our new home. We love the slower pace and quality of life and the lack of stress. One of our guests has since declared this to be a Stress Free Zone. There is little traffic on the roads it is still a pleasure to drive and the warm and friendly Bretons are so welcoming and embracing. In view of this that we thought it would be nice to ‘loan’ some of the old house to paying guests who had similar appreciations.

Steve and Carolyn Sheppard purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Steve and Carolyn Sheppard chose Duault

As soon as we saw the internet photographs of Le Manoir we were hooked and couldn't wait to see for ourselves. It was love at first sight and within three months we were moved in. It was going to be hard work for Steve as half the property was derelict, broken beams, collapsed roofs, and huge fallen stone fireplaces, as well as the two derelict cottages in the grounds, but Steve knew he could put everything right. Nine years later and many euros spent we are almost finished, nothing has been spared.

The property nestles in the beautiful Breton countryside. Tucked away down a windy country lane, we have little traffic but you may see the occasional tractor. Despite being secluded we are only three minutes away from our local bar where we buy our fabulous fresh bread and croissants daily.

What makes this cottage unique

We have really good French neighbours, they take a great interest in what we are doing and love to get involved.

Steve says it's like living in the UK sixty years ago when he was a young lad. Nobody locks their doors and family values are paramount. We have peace of mind knowing that we can leave the house and all will be well, and that we will never be mugged etc.

Our fabulous panoramic views are second to non and waking up each morning with just the birds singing and no traffic noise is blissful.

We love our home and feel we do pass this on to our guests who stay either Chambre d'Hote or in one of our beautiful self catering cottages, Wisteria or Hydrangea. Many guests return again and again, so we now have many friends and look forward to their visits, so why not join them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed the best two weeks in such a beautiful part of France. The cottage has felt like home away from home, it is beautifully renovated, so comfortable with everything we needed. Carolyn and Steve are the greatest hosts, their kindness, generosity and hard work seems to have no bounds, we feel privileged to have met them and their friends. We leave here with very fond memories, and the proud new owners of a chandelier, thanks to Peter and Olga, how could we ever forget Le Manoir du Neveit! Best wishes Paul & Jo, Adelaide, Australia

Well here we are again - Michael & Julie Payne from Colchester, Essex! We came three times last year but have only managed the one visit this year sadly. We will see you again in 2011. Lots of love to you both & thank you sooo much for your kind hospitality.

Again it was superb, we see you both back in August with our friends from Belgium(8 persons) and our friends from the UK, especially Adam with the guitar. We love you - Roger and Sonj
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Duault in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The ground floor bathroom has a low level toilet with matching wash basin and a large 1 meter square thermostatically controlled shower. On the first floor there is a second bathroom with a low level toilet with matching wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 - 2 Double Bedrooms, B/Beds in 3rd room Notes on bedrooms: All of the carpeted first floor bedrooms have timbered ceilings and south facing windows which look out over the gardens and panoramic views of the forest. Two of the rooms each have a comfortable double divan bed. The third with full size bunk beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Home from home is the minimum standard that we have set for 'Hydrangea' which was the first of our three traditional stone holiday cottages to be completed. As a result, the cottage, which adjoins Le Manoir, has recently benefitted from a complete ground up high specification restoration. Throughout the work we have been mindful of your comfort and as such the property has been extensively insulated to keep you cool in summer and warm in the winter, this together with the gas central heating and complete double glazing ensures that the property is ideally suitable for all year letting. As we live on site, we will be available for any assistance that you may need and will gladly advise on all that is happening in our area, as well as to our favourite restaurants, places to visit etc. Our prices include the provision of all linen, towels, gas & electricity. See our second self catering cottage 'Wisteria' - sleeps 2, O/D ref. no. FR8875 also B&B at le Manoir, O/D ref. no. FR8934 Outside: The cottage has it's own south facing lawned garden which overlooks the forest of Duault. The garden is equipped with garden furniture, including a table, chairs, parasol, sun loungers, BBQ etc. Guests are not restricted to the cottage garden and should feel free to explore the award winning gardens of Le Manoir. Ample on site parking is available. Utility Room: Also provided is a vacuum cleaner, ironing board, iron, brushes, dustpans, mops, bucket etc. There are clothes line facilities (pegs provided). Use of owners tumble drier on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included in the price and for those staying longer than one week, these would be changed weekly.


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Most of the beautiful towns and beaches around the Rose granite and Emerald coasts are within a comfortable 50 mins drive from us. They are too numerous to mention, but we would be more than pleased to tell you of our favourite beauty spots and places to eat when you arrive. eg. Sunday morning take a leisurely drive to the market town of Plestin les Greves, take in the sights and smells of the bustling market. Then drive 5km to Loquirec for a seafood lunch, followed by relaxing on the beach.


Hydrangea is within easy reach of ports and airports. If you are flying into one of the airports, a hire car, or the use of a car is essential. Cars can be hired on line and collected at the airports, Hertz, Avis and Europcar being among the most popular.

Distance to Airports - Dinard (Pleurtuit) 142km/1hr 30min, Brest(Guipavas) 107 km/1hr 10min.

Distance to Ports - Roscoff 74km/1hr 10 min, St. Malo 160km/2hrs, Caen 296km/3hrs, Cherbourgh 346km/3hrs40, Le Havre 391km/4hrs.


Duault is our nearest village being just 1km away. Callac is our nearest market town just 6km away. Other towns in our immediate region are, Carhaix-Plouger 16km/16min, Rostrenen 22km/31min, Guingamp 35km/34 min, Morlaix 46km/46min, Saint-Brieuc 68km/1hr. Most of the beautiful towns and beaches around the Rose granite and Emerald coasts are within a comfortable 50 mins drive, but are too numerous to mention here. We would be only to pleased to advise you as to our favourites when you arrive.

Further Details:

Our nearest village Duault has a busy Bar Tabac, here you can buy your basic groceries, fruit, vegetables, fresh bread, croissants, cigarettes, tobacco, beer, wine, stamps etc.

The town of Callac is a market town boasting a busy market on Wednesdays.

The town has it's own railway station with direct connections to the TGV (You can breakfast in Callac and have lunch in Paris) Callac has two banks, two supermarkets, two doctors surgeries, two dentists, pharmacy, veterinary surgery, lovely gift shops, cafes and restaurants. Within an easy drive there are two modern swimming pools with water shutes, a children's adventure park and if it is raining the very interesting Oceanopolis.

Please also have a look at our second self catering cottage 'Wisteria' which sleeps 2, O/D ref. no. FR8875 also B&B at le Manoir, O/D ref. no. FR8934


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Duault, Brittany

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required to secure a booking, the balance being payable 8 weeks before rental period commences, this is also non refundable on cancellation, unless the cottage can be re let for the period in question.

For late bookings, i.e. those with less than 8 weeks before rental period commences, payment is required in full before the booking can be confirmed.
Please note that you are advised to take out a Travel Insurance with a cancellation clause, as all deposits are non refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.30am to allow adequate time for servicing. We expect our guests to leave the property as they found it. New arrivals can collect their keys after 4pm

Notes on prices:
Subject to availability 'Hydrangea' is available on a nightly basis, minimum stay 2 nights. Cost per night - 100 euro's. All prices quoted include bed linen, towels, gas, water and electricity. There are no hidden extras.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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