Inzinzac-Lochrist Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Secluded in its own 25 acres yet close to all amenities and wonderful beaches
Coet Per is a substantial, immaculately maintained, 5 bed roomed luxury home set in its own 25 acre park. It is a well equipped private home which is now available to rent - not a gite or a complex but a private estate offering an oasis of tranquility and beauty.
The land includes a lake, ponds and stream fed from its own spring, paths and woodland as well as gardens, an orchard, a covered heated swimming pool and a 4 hole golf course.
The house, which is south facing, is set in an elevated position in the picturesque Blavet valley, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property is entirely secluded - a naturalists’ dream - and yet less than 5 minutes are the expressway network and the small town of Languidic which supplies all everyday needs. Some of the best beaches of Brittany are reached within 25 minutes via quiet country roads. The picturesque ancient market towns of Hennebont and Auray are also close by.
Full details including floor plans and a plan of the grounds are available at: please contact ownr for more details.
A spacious hallway leads to an impressive 50 sqm, brightly lit salon with a large corner fireplace incorporating a Scandinavian built wood burning fire. This 13KW fire efficiently heats the whole of the ground floor during the winter, using free fuel from the woods. However this, and all rooms in the house, have radiators for the oil fired central heating system.
The modern kitchen was totally refurbished in 2012. It has stunning granite work surfaces, a double oven, induction hob, dishwasher and extensive storage. The adjacent utility room houses the full height fridge and freezer and washing machine and offers considerable further storage facilities.
The kitchen is very well equipped, in keeping with the fact that this is a home rather than a rental gite.
Double doors from the kitchen open onto the large conservatory which overlooks the pool and gardens – a delightful place to entertain dinner guests or just enjoy an evening drink whilst watching the sunset.
The large master bedroom is south facing and has ensuite facilities including a bath
2 further double bedded rooms each have modern shower cubicles.
A modern toilet with washbasin.
Fully carpeted curved stairs ascend to the upper hallway.
2 large double bedded rooms face south towards the lake.
Large, modern family bathroom and separate WC.
The huge 60 sq.m. games room has a table tennis table, snooker table, dart board and games cupboard as well as the library of over 500 DVDs
A plan of the complete park is on the website.
The house and terrace look down extensive lawns to the lake which covers approximately 1 acre, has a small treed island, and is home to Jo and Gretel, our swans. It is well stocked with fish and also has resident ducks and moorhens. It is a great attraction to all sorts of wildlife including heron and cormorants from the nearby Blavet River.
A small stream, which rises from a spring within the woods, runs through a pool and series of small falls to feed the lake. From the dam at the other end, a cascade falls to a newly constructed lily pond from which the small natural stream passes on via our neighbours’ paddock to the Blavet.
To the left of the drive leading to the electric gates of the property is the 3.5 acre 4 hole golf course. This was only set out last year, so is definitely not Gleneagles standard! However it can provide useful practice before you set off for the local golf courses.
A layout plan for the course can be found on the website.
Adjacent to the house is the 9x4.5m heated swimming pool which has lifting covers.
Nearly 20 acres of mixed woodland are networked by well maintained tracks. Besides offering tranquil walks and an opportunity to view deer and other wild life they also provide an endless supply of fuel for the wood burning stove.
The orchard of about 1.5 acres has an extensive range of both mature as well as more recently planted fruit trees and soft fruit. There is absolutely nothing to beat eating large handfuls of sun warmed cherries straight from the tree if you visit at the right time of year!
These are the sort of grounds any lover of nature and wildlife will love – certainly not the norm in a holiday home! Please explore the website which has many photos to show the beauty of the place
From Coet Per it is 5 minutes stroll down to the banks of the River Blavet – an area of outstanding and unspoilt beauty. The Blavet has been canalised since Napoleonic times from Pontivy down to the sea at Lorient. Today however the once busy commercial waterway is peaceful - you occasionally see small leisure boats negotiating the well kept locks in summer but most of the time it is a quiet haven for wildlife, fishermen and kayakers. The towpath is well maintained and used extensively by walkers and cyclists.
The small towns of Languidic and Lochrist can be reached in 5 minutes (different directions) and supply all everyday needs: bakers, supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors, dentists, banks and restaurants. The Fleur de Sel restaurant in Languidic is exceptional in quality and different in style.
Close by are the quaint old market towns of Hennebont and Auray (with its attached ancient port of St Gustan).
Half an hour away, larger commercial concerns (hyper markets/DIY superstores/specialist stores) are found in Pontivy or Lorient/Lanester which are also home to the excellent, modern hospitals.
The renowned sandy beaches of Southern Brittany are less than a ½ hour drive away on small lanes through rolling farmland, woods and small villages. The coastal scenery is varied and the coast largely undeveloped whilst many offshore islands provide fabulous views and places to visit.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Anne and Julian Whitlock
After we sold our company in 2001 we bought Coet Per. However, we also had a long-held dream to sail around the world, which we did on our Tayana 55 sailing yacht 'Freewheel' between 2002 and 2007. During that time Coet Per was very successfully used for holiday rental and many guests enjoyed its tranquility.
On our return, we ceased renting for a while but last year we decided to go off on long term travels again so Coet Per is again available for holiday makers to enjoy its peace and beauty.
Anne and Julian Whitlock purchased this chateau / country house in 2002
Why Anne and Julian Whitlock chose Inzinzac-Lochrist
We wanted a property in Southern Brittany - a part of France we already knew well, offering a peaceful rural lifestyle in an area of great beauty with a wonderful coastline - and found Coet Per. It was an opportunity to own our own 25 acres of natural grounds which we would never have found available in the UK.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
Coet Per offers freedom in its own area of peace and beauty.
It is secluded and private, and yet less than 5 minutes from all day to day amenities and within easy reach of beaches, quaint old market towns and the archeological wonder of Carnac.
Few other properties offer the renter sole use of a 25 acre estate with swimming pool, golf course, lake and woodland walks.