Chateau Lignol

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Wedding Venue Exclusive Pool Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Chateau Lignol is a 14th century hunting lodge - a miniature castle in the middle of the Brittany countryside.

A slice of French charm without overwhelming acreage, Chateau Lignol is tucked away behind Breton farmland. A long track opens up onto a vista of the famous tower which can be glimpsed through the trees. A stay at Chateau Lignol is the perfect opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in the peaceful and beautiful local area. Surrounded by farmland, this is truly rural France at its best.

Built in 1251, it was used as a hunting lodge for the Princes of Rohan from 1384 when they wanted a bolthole from the hustle of nearby Guémené sur Scorff. It is five minutes by road to a compact busy village that boasts three boulangeries, a cinema and a weekly market, as well as an active cultural life.

The chateau is a reflection of the owner's eclectic and antique style. The airy spaces of the salons and the kitchen show off the candles, fabrics and salvaged stage pieces that shine in the restored rooms.

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What you should know…

  • The shabby-chic interior would suit a party that loves something different.
  • Due to the rural location, a car is a must.
  • Please note that the owners have their own local chef and the use of any external caterers is not permitted.

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

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games Table Football DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interior

The Chateau sleeps 10 guests across 4 bedrooms (2 with double beds, one with twin beds and one triple - one of the beds can be moved to another bedroom) all with en-suites bathrooms. Some units also have a terrace and/or patio.

The spacious kitchen comes equipped with oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, coffee machine and kettle.

There is also a lovely dining room and two sitting rooms with a flat screen satellite TV.

Outside Grounds

The chateau sits in 4 acres of land and the garden has a trampoline, outdoor eating area with BBQ and a child-safe pool. The gorgeous 10x6m pool is heated from April to end of September, approximately). Free parking is available.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and guests will also find a Drum Kit, Football, Board Games (Monopoly,Trivial Pursuits, Cluedo, Jigsaw, Cards, Dominos, Chess Set), Washing Machine and Tumble dryer.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Lignol
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The town centre of Guémené-sur-Scorff is five minutes by road to a compact busy village that boasts three boulangeries, a cinema and a weekly market, as well as an active cultural life.

The nearest beaches are Guidel and Larmor Plage, which are 40 minutes away by car.

The nearest airports are Dinard and Brest, which are both a 2 hour drive away.

The nearest ferry ports are St Malo and Roscoff which are both approx 2 hours away.

Saint-Barthélemy and Lorient are respectively 20 and 35 km away.

A bit further afield, Pont-Aven (44 km) and Auray (46 km) make for interesting day trips out. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brest Bretagne Airport

(122km)

Nearest Airport 2 Dinard–Saint-Malo Airport

(137km)

Nearest Ferry Port Roscoff

(130km)

Nearest Village Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Town/City Pontivy

(25km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Beach Guidel

(54KM)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook 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
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef

Please note that the owners have their own local chef and the use of any external caterers is not permitted.

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!

Event information

This beautiful miniature castle is just steeped in history and has an eclectic decor for those who love something a bit different. It’s a fun, rose clad 14th century hunting lodge with glorious gardens and spacious lawns tucked away behind Breton farmland, a quiet rural retreat just perfect for getting away from it all. As you excitedly approach this château, you can glimpse its magical tower through the trees and just know this will be one of those special wedding venues. Despite all this seclusion, you are not far from the village and only 40 minutes away from the nearest beaches.

Wedding Reception
A reception for up to 60 people can be hosted either in the old stables on site or in a hired marquee placed in the 4 acres of château grounds.

Dancing could continue in both marquee or stables with music continuing as late as you like with no noise restrictions at this venue.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony for up to 60 people could also take place in the grounds, under a hired marquee or in the old stables.

The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 10 guests can sleep in the château.

Nearby, there are a few gites within a 10 minutes’ drive where some extra guests could stay while the remaining guests could find accommodation within a 20 minutes’ drive.

The owners are able to supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The château can recommend an event planner or the clients may arrange their own.

The owners can also make supplier suggestions for most event needs.

Catering
The owners can suggest external caterers or the client may use their own.

Other information
Minimum stay is 7 nights – a mid-week changeover is possible.

There is an event fee if stable space used.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool heating charge? No. The pool is heated from April to end of September, approximately. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the owners have their own local chef and the use of any external caterers is not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £4,032
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £3,440
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,225
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £2,150
Oct 19th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £2,688
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,150
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £2,688
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £2,150
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £2,688
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,150
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £2,688
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £3,225
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £3,763
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £3,440
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £4,032
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £3,440
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £3,225
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £2,150
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £2,688
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £2,150
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 £2,688
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £2,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €4,791
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,088
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,833
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €2,555
Oct 19th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €3,194
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,555
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €3,194
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €2,555
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €3,194
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €2,555
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €3,194
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €3,833
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €4,472
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €4,088
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €4,791
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,088
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €3,833
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €2,555
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €3,194
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €2,555
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 €3,194
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €2,555

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $5,232
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,465
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,186
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $2,791
Oct 19th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $3,488
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,791
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $3,488
Dec 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $2,791
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $3,488
Apr 12th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $2,791
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $3,488
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $4,186
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $4,883
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $4,465
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $5,232
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,465
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $4,186
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $2,791
Oct 18th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $3,488
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $2,791
Dec 20th 2025 - Dec 28th 2025 $3,488
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $2,791

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?
Since September 2002

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The tower that was straight out of a fairy tale, an absolute Rapunzel haunt,
it was exactly what we were looking for in a home: a beautiful, large house that we could fall in love with: then the impressive gates and the woodlands.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

Many; it was recorded as being here since the 1250's, the Prince of Rohan stayed here – Jean 1st who passed it to his son, Charles, although we do not have a record if either of them was Charming, it is a touch of royalty to the house; Bothwere related to Duchesse Anne de Bretagne, they used it as a hunting lodge. The ancient motte to the side is called The Fairy Mound by the locals and has been romanced as a fairy portal for decades.
During the Second World War it was used as a refuge for the children from Lorient, who had been made homeless by the attack on the submarine base.
Many years later, an old man turned up at our door and was reminiscing about his marvellous adventures in the countryside, escaping from the terrors of Lorient to the safety of Cravial.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

During July and August Guemene is especially busy with the fete d'Adouille – a local sausage – and a huge open air brocante – second hand fair – and every second year three is a street carnaval with massive floats.

Really eat?
Crepes and galettes – there is a distinct difference and you need to taste both!

Really see?
The restored Castle and Royal Baths in Guemene sur Scorff, the original home of the Princes of Rohan, now opened to explore and climb the battlements and see the thermal baths used by the Queen of Rohan. Also, in Pontivy, the main chateau for the canton.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or area?
Pack your walking boots: the countryside around here is riddled with well-marked, winding paths through valleys, beside rivers and into woodlands.
In the evening, the crows coming in to roost are best watched with a glass of wine as it marks the end of the day in Cravial.

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Reviews

  • Warm welcome

    on 18/01/2023

    The Chateau is atmospheric, eccentric, and even larger than we expected from the photos. We had no trouble finding it, and the host gave us a warm welcome. I loved the multitude of vintage chandeliers, the many big bathtubs and the sense of slightly ramshackle elegance. Our party of 6 really enjoyed our Christmas stay. There was lots of rain and some howling wind, but we were cosy by the fire with games, puzzles and books – and we dipped into the house’s huge collection of DVDs. We also enjoyed the large and well-equipped kitchen, with some delicious meals provided by Kes from EntreCopains Lignol. The spacious venue was perfect for our gloriously slothful family time together. We also took a few walks and explored the nearby village during some brief patches of sunshine – all very low-key and relaxing. (The rooms away from the fire were a wee bit chilly in the wet weather, so a few extra space heaters would not go amiss.)

  • The chateau is beautiful!

    on 03/08/2019

    It had everything we could have wanted to make our family holiday very happy

  • Very fine

    on 14/07/2018

    Always friendly, helpful, personal and efficient treatment.

  • Amazing Week!

    on 15/08/2017

    We spent an amazing week at Chateau Lignol. We chose the Chateau as it looks beautiful but I will be honest the pictures do not do it justice as once you are there it looks even more amazing. The garden was great to entertain children of all ages, with the fenced swimming pool and the trampoline which were used and abused on a daily basis by our children. I loved relaxing in the bath and chilling by the the pool with a nice glass of wine. It was also so quiet with only the landlord (ever so discreet and still always there to assist should you need anything) and a farmer as neighbors that you can truly enjoy the serene surrounding. Yet it is only one hour from Concarneau and its lovely beaches to which we went on two occasions. We also used the service proposed for a cook, Sharon, whom we highly recommend (especially her beef stroganoff which is out of this world!) who preempted all our needs and who prepared all our breakfasts, beautifully laid out, few meals and a party buffet which we had with some friends at the Chateau. Everything looked amazing and tasted great as well! It will remain a beautiful memory of a true holiday where everyone truly relaxed and enjoy themselves! Thanks for this amazing location and property!

  • We will be back

    on 26/06/2017

    We love it and would like to book again for next year!

  • Magical Chateau

    on 28/09/2016

    There is something quite magical about Chateau Lignol, it envelops you and each day you relax a little more as you open the shutters onto green space and fields. You really are in your own little private heaven. Its a 14th Century hunting lodge with all the quirkiness of an older building that you just don't get with new properties.
    We were a party of 8 with 4 young children and enjoyed being able to unwind in the old chateau and the grounds. The children loved the lawned area for playing games and taking off their next superhero adventure.
    We were sorry to leave the property and look back on it with fond memories.

  • Beautiful and Charming place to Stay

    Created on 15/06/2015

    Wonderful service from the owner Linda who does everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. This beautiful rural chateau is steeped in history and has a very eclectic decor in a shabby-chic style which would suit a group of friends or family that love something a bit different.

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