Chateau Lignol

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
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Overview

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Wedding Venue Exclusive Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome 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.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

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.

Property Features

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

Villa Interior

The Chateau offers 4 bedrooms (3 double beds and 4 single beds) 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).

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. 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brest

(122km)

Nearest Ferry port Roscoff

(130km)

Nearest Village Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Town/City Pontivy

(25km)

Nearest Restaurant Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Guémené-sur-Scorff

(3km)

Nearest Beach Guidel

(54km)

Nearest Supermarket Guémené-sur-Scorff

(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: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers 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
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

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

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 by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 3.00 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, public 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 23rd 2019 £2,500
Dec 23rd 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,750
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £2,500
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,000
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,500
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £3,500
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £3,000
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020 £2,500
Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £2,750
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 £2,500

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 23rd 2019 €2,766
Dec 23rd 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,043
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €2,766
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,319
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,872
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €3,872
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €3,319
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020 €2,766
Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,043
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 €2,766

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 18th 2019 - Dec 23rd 2019 $3,078
Dec 23rd 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,386
Jan 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $3,078
May 16th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,694
Jun 20th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,309
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $4,309
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $3,694
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 22nd 2020 $3,078
Dec 22nd 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,386
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 20th 2021 $3,078

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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

  • The chateau is beautiful!

    Posted by Richard on 03/08/2019

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

  • Meget fint

    Posted by Nicola on 14/07/2018

    Altid venlig, hjælpsom, personlig og effektiv behandling

  • Amazing Week!

    Posted by Marie D 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

    Posted by Niegel S. on 26/06/2017

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

  • Magical Chateau

    Posted by Jane S 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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