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Private heated pool,garden in 25h, games room, lake,boat,river. - 20% July 15

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Lignol, Morbihan, Southern Brittany - Peace And Tranquillity Set In 100 Acres Pool And Private Garden With Outstanding Vie

This detached holiday cottage in Morbihan, Southern Brittany, makes an ideal peaceful base from which to explore or just relax, within 100 acres of private land including a small fishing lake (with rowing boat) river, woodland and water meadows. The holiday gite is spacious and comfortable and within easy reach of the Brittany beaches and other attractions. The use of cycles, barbecue, sun loungers and other leisure items are included in the price. There are also chairs, a garden table and barbecue, in a private garden adjacent to the games room.Indoor and outdoor games are provided. An information pack is provided in the gite, which gives details of things to do, market days, locations of shops/facilities and essential telephone numbers. Whether you want relaxation and peace or adventure and exploration Penderff has it all! We are an English family who are animal lovers with three friendly dogs, one horse and ponly, one cat, and hens. For non dog people our dogs are kept in our enclosed garden. Follow our lives at Penderff by seeing us on Facebook penderff holiday home. Our guests add their comments and holiday photos and we let you know what is currently happening and any new events.

judith Bramham-law
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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. 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 cottage in 2006

Why judith Bramham-law chose Le Faouet 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 gite 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 cottage 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.

Our gite is also available for the first time for Christmas and New Year. You can enjoy a roaring log burner, a real Christmas tree provided by us and mulled wine and minced pies to greet you on your arrival. Why not treat yourself to a Christmas away this year!

See us on Facebook penderff holiday home, it all happens here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. The gite is absolutely beautiful and is fully equipeed with everything you might need! The scenery is stunning with lots of great walks, rivers and lakes to explore, especialy by your lake and the fun with your rowing boat! Tom and Linda.

"I really loved the pool" Becky 11. "I enjoyed the pool, dogs and the space to play footy in the garden" Danny 7. "I liked the rowing boat and the pool" Megan 9.

We have had a fantastic time, we loved the pool and spending so much time in the beautiful grounds. Thank you so much for making our family's first trip to France such a wonderful one. Dave & Jac.

2012 We have all really enjoyed our time here, the only fault, we have to go home!. Just relaxing, walking,boating and drinking in the wonderful scenery. Geof&Jo

A wonderful time. We put the pool to good use and enjoyed lazing in the beautiful grounds. Andy&Jo

Further comments on our website, link below.
Jul 2009
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Lignol Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2, 4 or 6 (3 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ground floor - two single beds, original exposed fireplace,with working log burner installed. Bedroom 2 ground floor - two single beds, ample storage. Bedroom 3 first floor - A double bed, exposed beams and an ensuite shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We love having children, the area in front of the gite is fenced with a gate. Apart from the log burners there is electric heating to all bedrooms. Fire wood is provided for the first day and we can advise where to purchase it . Our farmhouse is let in the summer months but the gite is completly separate with its own entrance, pool, garden and does not share any facilities with the house. We live on site but away from both properties as to not to intrude but we are here if needed! Outside: Gite has an enclosed gated, gravelled patio area with vine covered arbores giving shade in the sun.,There is a table and chairs for six, and BBQ. The above ground pool is located within the large garden is 7.5 by 4.8m and is approx 4 feet deep. Guests will have exclusive access to the pool (heated May to 1st week Sept by solar panels) The garden is completly fenced so safe for small children, totally private and not overlooked. The garden has sun loungers, magnificent views and all day sun, mature trees offer shade if needed. There is also a permanent barbeque built within the ancient breadoven for guest's use. The property is exceptionally beautiful and is a haven for wildlife, with kingfishers, pine martins, deer and wild boar all have which have been spotted. There are numerous walks around the property exploring the river, ruined mill, meadows and forest all of which are on our private land. Adjoining our land is a forest with acres of tracks and paths for hours of walking. Utility Room: There is an automatic washing machine, ironing board and iron situated in the changing room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, bath towels, are included, clean linen is provided weekly .Adult bathrobes and a basket of essential toiletries that you may have forgotten to pack are provided. A welcome pack, homemade cake, and wine, complementary breakfast for Sunday provided. Other: A games/relax room with pool/snooker table, table football, table tennis, badminton net, basket ball net, and tv with play station 2, x box and games, and sofa. Huge dining table for those who wish to eat out whilst bbq ing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Private heated pool,garden in 25h, games room, lake,boat,river. - 20% July 15
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews

What an amazing time we had

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Penderff. The gite was perfect for our needs, with plenty of space, inside and out. Judith and Jeremy were excellent hosts, with lots of useful help and information about the local area, and without intruding on our privacy.

The gite was clean and well maintained with all the facilities we needed (including satellite television to keep the kids happy!). The garden was also well maintained and of a good size. We even managed to make use of the pool, although it was a little chilly at this time of year.

We made full use of the garden, pool and games room, spending a lot of time just hanging around the gite and paying games in the garden. It was so peaceful and relaxing, especially with the warm springtime sunshine.

Our four children (aged 7 to 16) all had a great time, playing in the pool, or playing snooker, badminton, table tennis and football. We even had a go at building a small den in the wooded area. There is plenty of land to explore, and we easily found the lake were we had a wonderful picnic and row around.

The supermarket is less than 10 minutes drive, and has plenty of variety, even a small 'British' section with gravy, beans etc. (But bring your own Marmite, its €7 a pot there) There was even some Quorn mince and Linda McCartney sausages for my vegetarian son.

We didn’t visit a great deal. Locally we saw the castle at Pontivy and hired boats on the Lac de Geurledan. Further afield, we went to the Foret Adreneline, a tree climbing experience near Carnac. It is about an hours drive, but it has climbing trails for children as young as 2 years and plenty of trails for our 7 year old. It’s a reasonable price too, compared to the UK. Booking is essential though. Also the Parc de loisirs Le P'tit Délire near Ploemel was fun. It is an inflatable and slides park, aimed at younger children, but we all had fun playing human table football, gladiator style ‘knock em off’ inflatables, and other games. There are slides, adventure playgrounds, go-karts, and an indoor play area if the weather is a but dodgy. Reasonably priced entry, but the food is very limited and not cheap. The only vegetarian food was a ham and cheese panini with the ham removed before cooking! Bring your own food and drink.

The weather at Easter was clear and sunny most days, but starting off cold in the mornings (frost on the cars), and soon heating up to 18-20° in the afternoon.

I'm running out of typing space now, so I will stop. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you all had such a wonderful time! It is great that you wrote so much useful information for other future guests to read, as you say, there is an amazing amount of things to do not far from Penderff, also there is lots of activities to do here which you all made full use of. We loved to see you all playing games outside, chasing around and making full use of the space, I'm hoping that our next family will continue with building the den which you started. We hope to see you again in the future, you would be very welcome.
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North Wales

Comfortable and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by Judith on arrival and we felt at home straight away. We found Penderff to be an excellent base from which to explore this most scenic part of Brittany. It was lovely to be able to wander around Judith and Jeremy's vast estate including a delightful riverside walk and a small lake. As a professional photographer with a keen interest in wildlife my husband Laurence was in his element! The local town of Lignol is a short walk away and has a wonderful boulangerie with the best baguettes I've ever tasted. It was a little quieter than normal being late in the season and some restaurants were closed but there were still plenty of good quality places to eat nearby. Judith even went out of her way to book us a table at the Auberge du Pont Calleck a 15 min drive away for an evening of fine dining! We had many good days out and particularly enjoyed our visit to Pont Aven and a beautiful cliff top walk at Port Manec'h (Judith's suggestion). Thank you both for a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for making time to write a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your break with us, the weather was amazing. We were particularly pleased that your husband found Penderff a interesting place to photograph and thankfully the wildlife co-operated, the photos he took were wonderful. We hope to see you again in the future, thank you. Judith
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Like coming home!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Penderff six times over the past ten years, which just about says it all really! We love this part of Brittany - we have zoos, history, beaches, great food and shopping! We also have peace and quiet at Penderff. The gite is kitted out with everything you need, in the most perfect surroundings And Judith and Jeremy are the best hosts you could want - friendly, generous and knowledgeable. We have no hesitation in recommending Penderff.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say! We love having you guys to stay, it is like welcoming old friends back. Having first met you when your daughter was only three and she is now a young lady at thirteen is amazing. We hope to see you here for many more holidays. Thank you so much for being such special people. Judith
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Hale Village

Great Gite, Great Location and Great People

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th year we have stayed at this Gite and each year we are just as happy. We have had the opportunity to try different parts of Brittany because we have been before and this year we spent time looking for antique shops ( lots of them) and also had a great meal at Benodet on a river cruise. Having a great base like Penderff makes it easy to have good days out supported by Judith and Jeremy with their knowledge of the surrounding areas and their great hospitality

The Gite was as usual spotless and well equipped, so much so that I was able to cook an Italian meal and BBQ. The weather was great and we had warm sunny days most days which I think go on to around November. We also noticed going later that their was more to do than we expected. I was also surprised how little we spent, we expected with the exchange rate to send more but we came home with half of our cash , what a result.

We have already booked for next year. Thanks again for a great holiday

Geoff and Jill

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for writing yet another review for us! We have loved having you to stay in the gite again, it was so much fun especially the "pie face " game! We are so thrilled that you have chosen to come back to us next year for the fifth time, we must be doing something right. Thank you both again. Judith and Jeremy
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Fantastic holiday, lovely hosts, brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an amazing holiday at Penderff. We were welcomed by lovely hosts with delicious home made cake and wine, a lovely gesture. The gite was spacious, tastefully furnished and equipped with everything you could need. Thegrandchildren loved the pool and trying out the table tennis, I even managed to sneak a day in peace floating on the lilo in the sunshine with nothing but the birds to hear. It is in a very peaceful location yet easily near enough to plenty of places to visit, some lovely beaches and lakes where we spent several days. The large area at Penderff to explore was a bonus, on one day we went though the woods and fields to the lake and tried out the rowing boat (with various degrees of success) which the grandchildren loved, also finding baby frogs, grasshoppers and dragonflies. When my daughter became ill, Judith was fantastic, organising a doctor's appointment for the next morning I have rarely come across such lovely hosts, nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel like old friends although it was our first visit. To finish the holiday we went on Judith's recommendation to Chez Nous in Lignol on our last evening and had a fantastic meal, there was even a playroom to entertain children in between courses, with a super British owner and child friendly. We would certainly recommend this gite to others, and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it means the world to us when we read that our guests have had a wonderful holiday and that in a very small way Jeremy and I have helped. We love what we do here and look forward every year to the start of the season and the anticipation of making new friends. It was such a pleasure having your family to stay, the children were just great. We would welcome you back at anytime. Thank you.
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A Fabulous Week in France

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely Gite. It is in a fabulous setting in a beautiful and tranquil part of France, but within a short walk of the pretty village of Lignol with two great restaurants and a Bakery - delicious bread and croissants to be had!!

The gite is very comfortable and extremely well kitted out. The owners, Judith and Jeremy, made us feel really welcome and it was great to be able to ask for advice on where to eat, visit etc.!! The home made cake and wine was very well received after a long journey and after a little tour from Judith, we felt right at home straight away. We felt very safe in this beautiful part of France and enjoyed the tranquility of being in rural France but with facilities and places to explore close by. There is so much to do without even leaving the property, and we got a lot of use out of the pool and the games room, which our teenage daughter really enjoyed. Our table tennis and badminton skills have come on a treat!

When we did venture out, we visited Larmor Plage, a lovely beach, only 30 minutes drive away, as well as the town of Pontivy which was nice for wandering round and having lunch. We also went to Lac de Guerleden, around 25 mins drive away, a picturesque lake with wonderful views, restaurants and cafe's etc.

All in all we had a wonderful holiday and would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a relaxing break in France. We would definitely like to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and made full use of the facilities, it is great for us to hear people having fun, that is what holidays are all about. It is especially important to us in these troubled times that you felt safe and secure at Penderff, but not isolated. Thank you again for coming to stay with us and we both hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Chez Nous
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Chez Nous
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lamour Plage
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

2015 is a very exciting year. The Lac de Guerledan which is 20 miles long is being drained. It last happened in 1985 and next year will be the last ever time this happens. Four million tourists are expected to visit Brittany to see this amazing sight of the hidden villages, houses and the old canal course. It will be fully empty by May 2015 and will remain dry until the autumn. This is a once in a life time event not to be missed. We are a 25 minute drive away from the Lac.

We have had many guests who are artists, they all say that the estate, especially the area around the ruined mill is perfect for painting and sketching, the area is totally unspoilt and untouched.

Children's riding lessons can be arranged a five minute drive from the gite at a fully credited riding school.

Also we can arrange (subject to availability) private yoga lessons, an Indian Head massage or Reiki, all in the comfort of your holiday home.


The truly astounding southwest beaches are approximately 40 minutes away by car with the resorts Guidel-Plage, Lamore-Plage and the Ile de Groix close by. There are many, beautiful beaches in Morbihan, from small coves to large sweeping beaches. You can choose from family beaches which have full facilities, to isolated and wild rugged ones. We are ideally situated for the south and north coasts so you are always spoilt for choice. There are also many islands in the Golfe de Morbihan.


Dinnard airport 1.50hr.

Brest airport 1.40hr.

Rennes airport 1.30hr.

St Malo port 2.00hr.

Caen 3.50hr.

Cherbourg 4.50hr.

Roscoff 1.40hr.

Le Harve 4.50hr.

Car use essential.


Lignol 1 mile.

Guemene sur Scorff 4 miles.

Pontivy 15 miles.

Lorient 18 miles.

Vannes 40 miles.

Further Details:

In the village of Lignol we have two restaurants and a bar, and a first class bakery, their make the best croissants that I have ever eaten! In the next village of Kernescleden there is a very good village shop selling all manner of things including wine, it is a 4 min drive from the gite. In Guemene a 6 mins drive there are several restaurants and bars. There are 2 banks, 2 supermarkets, two garages. Here you will also find the doctor and dentist if needed. If its clothes shopping you are interested in, Lorient is the place which also has a world class marina and restaurants. A 25 mins drive away you will find the Lac de Guerledan, its very beautiful and 7.5 miles long. Dotted around its shores are little hamlets, especially Anse de Sordan and Beau Rivarge, both of which have beaches which are safe for swimming, canoes and pedalos for hire and restaurants etc. There are also motor boat trips around the lake. Also in the same area is the lovely abbey of Bon Repos. A 12C Cisercain abbey that is being restored and is well worth a visit. In August every year they host an evening of story telling and lights which is always a sell out. On Sundays there is a colourful market beside the abbey and the Nantes/Brest canal. A little further afield 1hr are the famous standing stones at Carnac, which is at the gateway to the Golf de Morbihan and its hundreds of islands, again one can visit by boat. We give lots of helpful tips and advice in our welcome pack.

Our games room also has gym equipment, cross trainer, exercise bike, lifting bar with weights, used at guests own risk.

Children's horse riding lessons can be arranged at a fully credited stables a five minute drive from the cottage. Past guests fully recommend this.

If the weather is inclement there is a brand new huge indoor pool with water slides, lazy river, spa and sauna at Pontivy, a 20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Lignol Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit to be paid at time of booking. We will email you a booking form and our terms and conditions. Full payment to be paid 6 weeks prior to the holiday. We ask that this is online with card with the owners direct secure system for peace of mind. We also ask for a £100 security deposit which is refundable .

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover. Check in not before 4pm and check out by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. 25% deposit is required on booking. Booking form and terms and conditions will be emailed and availability calendar updated on receipt of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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