L’Abbaye Penguily consists of two properties sharing the same grounds. This charming setting also includes a lake and many woodland walks and is perfect for a large group.
The garden and outdoor area is a haven of tranquillity and a must for birdwatchers. Just sit and drink in the many bird sounds. Amongst those spotted are Kingfishes, Thrushes, Pipits Wagtails, Crests, Buntings, Owls, Buzzards and Herons.
For nature lovers and those with a passion for ecology and biodiversity this holiday home is perfect! Watched deer in the field, listen to the magnificent dawn chorus and drink in the peaceful surroundings of nature.
The house and cottage are deep in the heart of rural Brittany in the hamlet of L’Abbaye Penguily, near to the village of Mauron. Both properties have been lovingly cared for and beautifully furnished by the owners making. The traditional Breton furniture, stone walls and exposed beams add to the charm of both properties.
The "big house" sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms and has 4 bathrooms, all with a WC plus a separate WC on the ground floor.
The cottage, sleeping two in a galleried bedroom, is just right for a couple.
A 20% discount is offered for Brittany Ferries crossings
LA TRINITE ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL:
Entering the house by the front door you arrive directly into an ‘L’ shaped hallway.
Immediately on the left is the kitchen/diner with patio doors to the front garden. Here there is seating for 6 people. The kitchen is fully fitted and comprises an electric oven and gas hob and a fridge/freezer. There is also a dishwasher, microwave, kettle, cafetière, toaster plus plenty of crockery and pots and pans.
Opposite the kitchen is the cozy sitting room with its feature fireplace housing a woodburner. Electric radiators are also installed. Comfortable seating for 8 people is available and the lounge is furnished in traditional Breton style. WIFI is available throughout the property. There is a TV (French channels only) and DVD player.
A door at the end of the lounge leads into a utility area where there is a washing machine and also a W.C.
At the end of the first part of the hallway is a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, and double wash basin.
Continuing around the hallway is a magnificent dining room. The large dining table doubles as a billiard table! It has seating for 8 guests. The room is beautifully furnished, again in Breton style, and has many lovely paintings. There is a “Godin” for extra warmth during the cooler months.
Just off the dining room is a further bathroom comprising a shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Access to the first floor is by a spiral staircase from the dining room.
Immediately at the top of this staircase is a landing area which leads to a “snug”. Comfortable chairs and furnishings make this ideal for a quiet and relaxing area.
There is a bathroom with bath, overhead shower and WC off the “snug”.
BEDROOM 1: Twin room with 2 single beds
BEDROOM 2: Double bed, desk and book shelves.
BEDROOM 3: Double bed, easy chair and desk
BEDROOM 4: King Size bed, 2 large wardrobes
Also on the first floor is a shower room, comprising, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Outside the front of the house is the secluded, pretty garden with many lovely trees and shrubs.The seating area is perfect for enjoying apéros or a meal “al fresco”!
Just behind La Trinté, and also part of the grounds, is a lovely lake and many woodland paths. This area is shared with the small cottage, Maison Petite d’Hote, which sleeps 2 guests. The two properties offer spacious holiday accommodation sleeping 10 guests in total. Ideal for family holidays!
The beautifully presented cottage (sleeps 2) is a peaceful “hideaway” in rural Brittany. The outside area is shared with La Trinité.
WiFi is available throughout the property.
MAISON PETITE D’HOTE ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL:
The front door leads directly into the living space and upstairs is a galleried landing sleeping area
The main living area has a kitchenette with electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, cafetière and fridge.
A feature of the cozy sitting room area is the woodburner, ideal for those cooler evenings. A dining table and chairs are provided.
TV provided, French channels only.
Also downstairs is a shower room and separate W.C.
The lovely wooden spiral staircase leads from the living area to the galleried landing with a double bed and bedside cabinets.
The cottage is suitable for couples and a baby (up to walking age).
La Trinité and Maison Petite D’hote are 4kms, just a 5 minute drive, from the village of Mauron. Here you will find boulangeries, bars, banks, a restaurant and a supermarket. There is a wonderful lake walk in Mauron and also a ‘Geology Walk’, (Sentier géologique). You can also walk directly into Mauron (about 20 minutes) following the path almost opposite the house.
There is a lovely picnic area, place for BBQ, a good place to spend a couple of hours. The geology walk adjoins the lake, it is very well set out and you can follow a route with stop offs, boards explain the geology and the rocks are on display as well.On the Lake in Mauron are Grebes , Divers, Heron, Cormorant and smaller weather fowl depending on time of year.
A little further afield is the medieval town of Josselin with its imposing chateau perched high above the Nantes-Brest canal.
Ploermel is about 25 minutes away where there is a lake with water sports, a sandy beach and bars and restaurants.
About an hour away is Vannes. This is the administrative centre of Brittany. It is a beautiful medieval city with some lovely buildings and shops and plenty of restaurants, many based around the pretty harbourfront.
Another lovely medieval town worth visiting is Dinan, just under an hour away. There are cobbled streets, plenty of shops and numerous bars, cafés and restaurants.
The UNESCO Heritage Centre of Mont St Michel is within 1 ½ hours drive from the house.
THE BRITTANY REGION:
L’Abbaye Penguily is in the Department of Morbihan in the beautiful region of Brittany in northern France.
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK via several Ferry Ports and is also served by flights from the UK to 4 French airports.
From spectacular beaches with rugged coastlines to vast sandy expanses, to peaceful woods and forests and the famous Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany has all the makings of a perfect holiday.
The cuisine in the area includes crepes and galettes and of course the seafood! Mussels and oysters are available throughout the region, particularly in the summer months. Cider is produced here and local varieties are available in all supermarkets and restaurants.
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.