Chateau De Lothea

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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Close to many glorious beaches of Brittany and a short drive from the charming town of Quimperlé, Château de Lothéa offers the opportunity to stay in a beautifully renovated wing of a Breton manoir surrounded by acres of ancient woodland.

It’s thought that the château dates as far back as the 15th century, possibly earlier, when its original creation was most likely for defensive reasons. The grounds’ pigeonnier and farmhouse were added around a century later – both have recently been rescued from disrepair. The estate has belonged to the current owners’ family for over three hundred years and, despite additions over the years, little has changed since the 19th century.

That is except the most recent renovation of the west-wing of the château which has been wonderfully restored to feature five pretty bedrooms, including an original medieval double, reached via the main spiral staircase, boasting a grand four-poster bed. Downstairs, the medieval entrance hall is stunning with original stone walls and flooring. Old meets new in the traditional kitchen-diner with its characterful table and chairs placed near the open fireplace alongside an elegantly fitted kitchen. The salon has beautiful views out to the garden whilst the cosy TV lounge adds yet more charm to this welcoming home.

Surrounding the château find large lawns, space to play croquet, century-old trees and a table for al-fresco dining with the most picturesque of outlooks over the flower-decked dovecote and mature gardens.

Just a 5-minute drive away is the historic Breton town of Quimperlé with medieval lanes, an atmospheric weekly market, plenty of shops and restaurants and a picture-perfect ancient bridge covered in summer flowers. There’s canoeing, kayaking and horse-riding very close by as well as magnificent hikes with the GR34 passing nearby.

Brittany’s beaches are also within easy reach – there’s family-friendly shores just over a 10-minute drive away as well as surfing and paddle-boarding or discover snorkelling and sailing a little further around Larmor Plage. Look out for the catch of the day in Doëlan, admire the ancient standing stones of Carnac, then stop off for lunch with chilled white wine and oysters looking over the mesmerising Gulf of Morbihan.

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What you should know…

  • Château de Lothéa welcomes babes in arms and children over the age of 6 only. Please note the château is an old home with some uneven floors and numerous small and large stairways. There is also an unfenced terrace in the garden. Therefore, the owners do not routinely accept children below the age of 6.
  • The five bedrooms are set across the western wing of this beautiful home. The rest of the château is a work in progress and not accessible to guests (no work will be carried out during your stay).
  • Just over the hedge, separate to the main house, lives the owner’s friendly cousin.

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Smart TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Medieval entrance hall
-    Living room with fireplace and garden views
-    Small TV room
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including a dining table for 12 guests
-    Cellar (pantry/store room)
-    Guest WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with twin beds and front garden views
-    Bedroom with double bed and front garden views
-    Bedroom with double bed and front garden views
-    Bathroom (shared between above two doubles) with bath and double sinks
-    WC
-    Bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds (also home to laundry facilities)
-    Bedroom with double bed (accessed via main spiral staircase)
-    Bathroom (shared between above two bedrooms) with bath and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Garden with lawns, trees and shrubs
-    Al-fresco dining table with parasol for up to 10 guests
-    Barbecue
-    Sun-loungers (x2) and deck chairs (x2)
-    Croquet
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Outbuildings (dovecote and farmhouse)
-    Private land (50 acres)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV with Netflix
-    Boules
-    Croquet
-    Table tennis
-    Washing machine and dryer

Château de Lothéa welcomes babes in arms and children over the age of 6 only.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De Lothea
Easy By Train Beach Nearby Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Château de Lothéa is located on the south coast of Brittany, on the edge of the Finistère department and just over a 10-minute drive to the beaches of the Atlantic coast. If travelling by train, the TGV from Paris Monparnasse takes just over 3 hours to Gare de Quimperlé (3km) or 2 hours 50 mins to Gare de Lorient (23km).

Despite the peaceful countryside setting, surrounded by forty acres of private land, it is only a 2.5km drive to the town of Quimperlé where you will find all the amenities you should need from boulangeries and charcuteries to large supermarkets. On a Friday morning there’s a bustling market or pick up some delicious local produce at the handsome indoor market, Les Halles, open every morning.

Quimperlé is full of charm, on the banks of the Isole and Ellé rivers, with medieval lanes, half-timbered houses, beautiful churches and a number of excellent restaurants to choose from (booking ahead is essential for many places).  The flower-covered bridge, Pont Fleuri, is such a picturesque sight in the summer months.

The beaches of the Atlantic coast are also within easy reach – nearby Plage de Bellangenet is a family-friendly spot whilst Plage du Kerou is popular with paddle boarding and surfing. Plage de Kerfany is especially idyllic whilst the most adventurous of guests can explore the creeks around Porsac’h. If you love scuba-diving, head to the diving centre at Larmor-Plage and discover some of the sites around the bay. Larmor-Plage is also a good base for sailing and wind-surfing as well as its long sandy bays.

If you prefer kayaking and canoeing then there are wonderful excursions down the Laita river or along the Isole and Ellé rivers in the local town. River and sea fishing trips can also be arranged or discover the beautiful forest landscapes on horseback with an equestrian centre just a 5-minute drive away. With the GR34 passing nearby and many excellent cycling trails, it’s also a fantastic area for those that love walking and cycling. Golf-lovers have a choice of two 18-hole courses within a 40-minute drive including Golf de Ploemeur Ocean with the most amazing views.

For gentler days out, there are so many pretty villages and towns to visit. Head to Doëlan in the afternoon to buy fresh fish from the boats in the harbour or spend time in the artistic village of Pont Aven with its impressive Musée des Beaux-Arts. Admire the ancient standing stones of Carnac followed by oysters for lunch or drive to the port in Quiberon to catch a ferry across to the picturesque Belle Île, home to a famous opera festival in late July and early August.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Ferry Port Roscoff/Saint-Malo

(146km/200km)

Nearest Airport Brest Bretagne Airport

(118km)

Nearest Airport 2 Airport Rennes Bretagne

(144km )

Nearest Airport 3 Nantes Atlantique Airport

(186km)

Nearest Town Quimperlé

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local town

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Super et Drive

(3km)

Nearest Beach Plage de Bellangenet

(12km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Ploemeur Ocean

(30km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Quimperlé for TGV services

(3km)

Region

Brittany is famed chiefly for its beaches, and with so much coastline to explore it’s certainly one of the best reasons to visit the region. But there’s more to Brittany than sun, sea and sand, and while a good chunk of our villas and chateaux in Brittany are found next to the coast the ones further inland are just as tempting. Want to get the inside scoop on Brittany before you book? You’ll find our full Brittany travel guide below, full of tips, inspiration and great things to do.

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens

Château de Lothéa welcomes babes in arms and children over the age of 6 only.

Traditionally such a welcoming family holiday destination, there is plenty for older children across this part of Brittany.

Just a five-minute drive away there’s a canoe and kayak club with excursions along the nearby rivers. An equestrian centre is also a short journey by car, a wonderful way to discover the forested landscapes of the surrounding countryside whilst keen cyclists will appreciate the fairly flat cycling routes nearby.

The beaches are of course a huge draw to this area – the nearest are Plage de Bellangenet, great for families and supervised in the summer, and Plage du Kerou with its surfing school that also offers paddle-boarding. A little further by car, Larmor-Plage has long sandy bays and is also well known for windsurfing, sailing and scuba-diving sites in the Lorient bay.

Other attractions in the region include Adrénature Adventure Park with its tree-top adventures for a range of ages and the charming animal park, Chez Dame Nature, home to alpacas, wallabies and white deer.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Shopping/pre-stocked fridge
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once every 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Château de Lothéa welcomes babes in arms and children over the age of 6 only. Please supervise children at all times both inside and out.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,584 £1,980 £2,771
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £1,980 £2,475 £3,464
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,584 £1,980 £2,771
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £1,980 £2,475 £3,464
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £1,584 £1,980 £2,771
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £1,980 £2,475 £3,464
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 £1,584 £1,980 £2,771

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €2,150 €2,688 €3,763
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 €1,720 €2,151 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,861 $2,326 $3,257
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,326 $2,908 $4,071
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,861 $2,326 $3,257
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $2,326 $2,908 $4,071
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $1,861 $2,326 $3,257
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $2,326 $2,908 $4,071
Aug 30th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 $1,861 $2,326 $3,257

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

• How long have you owned the property?

7 years

• What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

It has been in my family for over 300 years – there is a strong emotional connection

• Are there any interesting stories in its history?

I’m not sure this is interesting, but here is something that comes to mind: As a child, I was often told of secret passageways, and a tunnel underground leading away from the house. During the French revolution, these were used by priests and rebels to hide and escape from the revolutionary army. Maybe someday, we will find them again. . . . .

• For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do? Kayak/Canoe along the Laïta river from Quimperlé to the sea. It takes about 4 hours, but you pass through the most beautiful forests along the way. 

- Must eat? The Crêperie de Saint-Maurice is famous locally for making the very best Crêpes around. 

- Must see? Enjoy an afternoon at the picturesque town of Pont-Aven - the artistic home of the 19th century painter Paul Gauguin. 

• What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

For the best beaches, try going to the plage du Kérou or Rocher percé (both at or near le Pouldu). 

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Reviews

  • Wonderful experience

    on 10/10/2023

    We had a wonderful experience at château Lothea .
    Perfect in every aspect, location, calm, very well equipped kitchen, impeccable cleanliness. Very rarely seen, the place is even better and grandiose than the pictures in the publicity! The contact at the company itself (Oliver’s Travels) was absolutely impeccable.

  • Lovely stay at the Chateau

    on 11/07/2023

    So interesting reading and thinking about the history and of future plans to continue renovating. Comfortable and gorgeous surroundings. Would highly recommend.
    We loved sitting outside on the sunny, warmer days but it was also good to see it on the rainy, misty days.
    Well done Elsa and James on your renovations. Ps - the bath was SO comfortable.

  • Wonderful time

    on 12/06/2023

    We had a wonderful time at Chateau De Lothea. The hosts have renovated the house with a lot of love for detail. The house was very well equipped, we enjoyed cooking together in the kitchen very much. We thank Elsa and James for allowing us to spend such a relaxing time in their home!

  • Something special

    on 23/01/2023

    We had a very nice Christmas week with our families in Chateau De Lothea. Everything went perfect and we particularly enjoyed cooking together in the spacious and well equipped kitchen which became the main room for us to come together. The salon and the petit salon were more used for reading or playing piano. As it was wintertime it was a bit chilly and wet outside, so we could not use the garden. Nevertheless we had an unforgettable week in the chateau and would definitely recommend Jame's and Elsa's family chateau for someone who is looking for something special.

  • Wonderful relaxing time

    on 23/08/2022

    Dear James and Elsa, thank you for opening your beautiful home to us, we had a wonderful relaxing time and enjoyed this spectacular part of France. We wish you both all the best and much success with the next phase of renovations of Chateau De Lothea.

  • No sound apart from birdsong

    on 14/07/2022

    We had such a peaceful week - no sound apart from birdsong. The chateau was beautiful and comfortable. The setting is stunning. Plenty to explore nearby and a great selection of patisseries in town!

  • Truly remarkable

    on 30/06/2022

    Château de Lothea is a truly remarkable home! The beautifully renovated interior offers modern comforts and conveniences seamlessly integrated with the chateau’s vintage style. Elsa and James were exceptional hosts, answering questions and providing helpful recommendations regarding activities in the area, both prior to and during our stay. I would definitely recommend Château de Lothea to anyone contemplating a visit to Southern Brittany.

  • Charming

    on 30/12/2021

    Charming castle / mansion: ideal for family reunions summer and winter. The large kitchen is a very nice place to live and meet.

  • Comfortable and peaceful chateau

    on 06/12/2021

    We had a superb holiday at Chateau de Lothea. The house was extremely comfortable and peaceful with plenty of room for all the family - it really is a special place. The location was exceptional and we went to a different beach every day! We are already planning our next trip back next year.

  • An incredible experience

    on 06/12/2021

    We had a magical stay: the charm of old stones, quality renovation, careful decoration, majestic rooms. Everything was there to be seduced by the beauty of the place. The owners had everything planned to make our stay a good one. We also took advantage of the garden and we were able to take long walks in the forest accessible directly on foot. Château de Lothea gave us an incredible experience!

  • A great stay

    Created on 06/12/2021

    A big thank you to the team for welcoming us and for their fabulous renovation work.

  • Very welcoming chateau!

    on 06/12/2021

    A very nice stay with the family, 10 people, for a very special occasion. The place is historic, calm, peaceful and spacious. As soon as you enter the castle, you travel back in time. The kitchen is the main living room and very welcoming.

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