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We offer flexible start dates with a minimum stay of 5 nights. Each additional night after 5 nights will be charged the advertised nightly rate for which ever date period it falls within.
A discount of 20% can be obtained on your ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries.
18th Century French Country House.
Amazing Authentic Restoration with a wealth of features.
4 Bedrooms with 4 En-suite bathrooms. Perfect for Family and Friends.
Exclusive use of the Private Comfortably Heated 28°C Swimming Pool and Private Garden.
1.5 acre Safe and Secure Enchanting Natural Wildlife Garden with Breath-taking Views.
Nestled in the heart of magical rural Brittany with it's eye-catching views and Celtic allure. Maison de Philomene is well situated to discover popular tourist sites this fascinating, historic region has to offer.
A fabulously tranquil, rural setting with a convenient easy 3 minutes drive to the local Village with General Store and Bar. Less than 5 minutes to nearest Town with all amenities.
Free Welcome Hamper, Linen, Gas, Electric, Heating costs all provided. No hidden or extra charges.
A classic French Country House offering a very comfortable 210m² (2260ft²) of internal luxury living space. Authentically restored using traditional methods Maison de Philomene offers a unique blend of charm and tranquillity, essential for total relaxation and recuperation. The perfect haven to get away from the stresses of modern day life. The original beamed character and French appeal have been retained. Coloured lime rendered walls, genuine Breton fireplace and hand crafted carpentry add to the original mood and feel the house deserves. A truly wonderful restoration. Luxury accommodation with modern conveniences including UK Satellite Free-view TV and Wi-Fi internet access.
The carefully planned design ensures a perfect holiday with family or friends. The open plan ground floor provides a lovely friendly area to enjoy cooking, eating or just relaxing. After a good night's sleep invigorate in one of the double hydro massage showers, maybe relax with a long soak in the roll top bath before refreshing in the 28°C heated 8 x 4.5 metre outdoor pool. Dine at the table after preparing the healthy fresh local cuisine in the fully equipped kitchen, better still dine al-fresco on the terrace into the late evening sun. Enjoy long hot summer evenings relaxing poolside, amaze at the outstanding, uninterrupted view of the most beautiful Breton countryside, explore the natural wooded wildlife garden. Relax and unwind in a traditional French country house.
Further details indoors
Accommodation – Sleeps 8 (plus two cots on request)
Ground floor - 1 easy access double bedroom with king size bed and full en-suite shower room.
1st floor - 2 double bedrooms each with king size beds and full en-suite shower rooms.
2nd floor - 1 bedroom with twin beds. Separate spacious bathroom, with roll top bath, WC and basin. Either an en-suite or accessible to all.
The current owners, Adrian & Denise, live on site in the separate Victorian quarters, the two windows to the right of the picture. We are on hand to offer guests help and advice. Having our own private garden area enables us to remain in the background so that guests are not unduly disturbed during their holiday. We also have domestic cats who patrol the garden so Maison de Philomene is not suitable for pets.
Further details outdoors
Set in 1.5 acre (6500m²) of grounds. The extensive child friendly rear garden is safe and secure. Mature trees hug the edge creating a woodland effect, a pure haven to sit back and unwind. To the south are uninterrupted views of the most beautiful countryside. To keep those children busy there's a fun play area.The South West facing terrace runs the length of the house and can be accessed from the living and utilities area where barbecues can be enjoyed. Outside seating is provided for all.
The enclosed 8 x 4.5 metre, 1.25 deep Swimming Pool is near the house and entered via steps from the terrace. Meeting all requirements it's Safe for young children with self closing lockable gate. The temperature is a comfortable 28°C and heated via a powerful heat pump. A large decking area provides plenty of space if you wish to lounge and bronze yourself.
A discount of 20% can be obtained on your ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries.
|Nearest airport||Dinard (Brest 130 km)||110 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Viveco in St. Mayeux||3 km|
|Nearest beach||Lac de Guerlédan (lake with beach). 40 km to North Coast||10 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Corlay||7 km|
|Nearest canal||Nantes Brest Canal||11 km|
|Nearest doctor||Corlay||7 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Roscoff or St. Malo (same distance)||110 km|
|Nearest market||Quintin||20 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Saint Gilles Vieux Marché||6 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Viveco||3 km|
|Nearest train station||Saint Brieuc||38 km|
There are plenty of golf courses for the keen golfer. Golf de Rimaison at Pontivy is a 9 hole par 70. It has a good club house with refreshments available. The Ajoncs Dor is about 40 minutes drive away and is a 9 hole flat course, also there is a beautiful course overlooking the sea at Val Andre.Equestrian Activities - There are a number of ‘poney clubs’ in the area where you can hire a hack by the hour, around 15 euros, or for the day at about 75 euros, or you could have lessons and learn to ride. There is Guerlédan Riding school near the lake and there is a horse museum in nearby Corlay.
Fishing - There are numerous fishing lakes close. In Corlay, St Gilles Vieux Marché, St Guen and Lac Guerledan. Fishing permits for public waters can be obtained from local newsagents (tabac) or bars and a fishing licence covers all local areas and cost around 10 euros per day / 30 euros for 2 weeks.
Markets - The nearest is at Mur de Bretagne on a Friday evening with the main part in the square but also dotted along the side streets. Traditional Breton dancing and lots of different general stalls, food, plants clothes etc and also live chickens/turkeys and ducks. Pontivy, which is 25 minutes away, is a large town with a beautiful Chateau and old town quarter. Formerly named Napoleonville after his design of the new town, it has a beautiful setting on the Nantes-Brest canal and has everything you could possibly need for a day’s excursion. There are some lovely restaurants and very nice shops!
The Coasts and Sea. The north Brittany coast close to St Brieuc, is about 40 minutes by car. Here there are not just lovely sandy beaches but also fascinating rock pools for the children to try their hand at crabbing! Or visit the west Brittany coast for surfing and the south Brittany coast for glorious sandy beaches, both within easy driving distance.
Leisure Parks. Armoripark. Large amusement park at Begard with an indoor and outdoor pool with cascades, three water slides, trampolines, bowling, 130 metre toboggan run, water chutes, bumper boats, pedal karts and buggies, mini golf, summer sledge, toddlers playground. Restaurant and café. Cobac Parcs et in 12 hectares of woodland between Rennes and Saint Malo offering some 30 activities including a carousel, mini golf, go karting, The Rapids (descend in inflatable boats) ,monkey bridges, trains, wildlife museum, swimming pool with chutes, quad track, bouncy castles. Restaurant and café. Les Aquatides - Leisure centre at Loudeac with 70 metre giant waterslide swirling river, play area for toddlers with fountain, paddling pool and mini pool.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||£170 - £300||£1,190 - £2,100||-||5 Nights||-|
|25-May-2019 - 28-Jun-2019 Mid with Heated Pool||£190||-||£1,330||-||5 Nights||-|
|29-Jun-2019 - 12-Jul-2019 High with Heated Pool||£210||-||£1,470||-||5 Nights||-|
|13-Jul-2019 - 30-Aug-2019 Peak with Heated Pool||£300||-||£2,100||-||5 Nights||-|
|31-Aug-2019 - 27-Sep-2019 low with Heated Pool||£170||-||£1,190||-||5 Nights||-|