The Mill and main lake
Le Grenier with Le Carp and La Perche to the right
The heated swimming pool
Le Grenier - Lounge Diner
|Moulin Le Ponto||Self Catering||8||18-20||Saturday||6|
Moulin le Ponto, Brittany, is a group of 4 unique gites set within eight acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, with peacocks, fishing lakes, heated swimming pool and private terraces. Originally it was an old farmhouse with a water mill. It has been sympathetically converted by the current owners to offer a unique holiday location. Here you can relax in central Brittany in quiet surroundings, with a choice of accommodation and enjoy the tranquility of the rural French countryside or while away the time carp fishing onsite. Particularly suitable for fishing holidays with family or friends, with a choice of lakes to choose from within our grounds. The gardens surrounding the holiday gites are spectacular and boast a mill with a wheel and a feeder canal, which is spring fed, cascading down the waterfall into the lake below.
The following chart highlights the all important dfferent ‘sleeping’ configurations within the accommodation:
|Grenier||3||7||2||K,K,3S + cot|
|Ponto||2||5-7||2||1K, 3S, 1CC + cot|
|Perche||2||4||1||K,BB + cot|
|Carp||1||2||1||K + cot|
‘K’ – King Size Bed, ‘S’ – Single Bed, ‘CC’ – Double Clic Clac bed/settee
Then there is the added bonus of 4 lounge/dining areas and 4 kitchens giving tremendous flexibility and privacy when needed!
A floorplan can be provided for a more detailed appreciation of the layout of rooms etc.
Please view the individual listings for each property for further details of living space and features (References: Perche – phb56315, Grenier – phb56314, Carp – phb5315, Ponto – phb56313)
Heating: The gites are centrally heated, so is available all year round. Bed linen and towels are supplied but you need your own pool towels
Entertainment: There are Sky TVs for those of you who just cannot do without, and you can even bring your own Sky card and watch all your usual favourite channels.
Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Garden and outside: There is a private patio with table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining amidst the beautiful countryside and private gardens. Set in magnificent landscaped grounds stretching for over seven acres. It has its own private spring-fed lakes (one the size of a football pitch), so if you so desire you can fish for tench, roach, rudd, bream, perch and Carp (up to 19 lb) If you don’t fancy that, you can enjoy some wonderful walking. There are many walk tracks near the house, unless you just fancy a stroll around the ample grounds and pathways by the two lakes.The gardens are also home to ducks and geese and two very proud peacocks who are not shy to show their full plumage!
In a private and sheltered part of the grounds, there is a 9.5m x 4.5m heated outdoor swimming pool. The depth is 1.2m overall. The pool is cleaned daily and heated to a comfortable 27 degrees. The pool is open from early June until the end of September.
Parking and garages: There is ample parking for cars onsite.
Visitor suitability: Unsuitable for wheelchair access or guests with impaired mobility.
Information about any additional facilities: There is a washing machine available for use by guests. (shared by all the gites.)
DRAINING OF LAKE GUERLEDAN – A rare event takes place in 2015: The Lac de Guerlédan is to be drained between April and November 2015. The Lac de Guerledan is the largest lake in Brittany – it’s an artificial lake and was first flooded around 1930 for electricity production and fresh water supply. In 2015 the lake will be drained and a spectacular drowned valley revealed once more, and probably for the last time for many years as they intend to make it possible to repair the turbines without draining in future.
Panoramas Festival (Morlaix: 3-5 April 2015) – Forget April showers, just join the long queue of festival-goers, all keen to enjoy the unrivalled view of today’s rich musical landscape provided by the Panoramas Festival.
Spi Ouest-France Intermarché (La Trinité-sur-Mer: 2-6 April 2015) – Every Easter, the Easter eggs are hidden, but the single hulls an be seen in broad daylight at the Spi Ouest-France Regatta. A real treat for anyone who loves a regatta.
Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques (Scallop Festival): 18-19 April 2015 – Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Loguivy-de-la-Mer and Erquy are all known for their scallops and every year on the last weekend in April, they organise a festival in honour of their queen of the seas. Fishing trips, music, and scallops galore – come and celebrate the end of the scallop-fishing season with the very sailors who fish for them.
Art Rock (Saint-Brieuc: 22-24 May 2015) – Organised early June, the Art Rock festival kicks off the season to a host of Breton festivals that have as many episodes as a hit TV series.
Festival of Brittany: 21-25 May 2015 – Concerts, exhibitions, ‘fest-noz’, markets…Since 2009, the Fête de la Bretagne has become the perfect occasion for the region to set out to conquer the world with its vitality and up-to-date attitude. More than 300 events are organised all over Brittany and far beyond. This is a great opportunity to discover and experience Breton tradition, folklore and spirit, with family and friends.
Etonnants Voyageurs (Amazing Travellers) – Saint-Malo: May 2015 – For the last 20 years, the ‘grandchildren of Stevenson and Conrad’ have got into the excellent habit of meeting below the ramparts of Saint-Malo. Flying where its fancy takes it and wherever the wind may carry it, each year, in May, the Étonnants Voyageurs Festival invites us all to take part in a great literary adventure.
The Mont Saint-Michel Marathon: 31 May 2015 – You can recognise them by their loose-limbed stride, the 5,000 runners from all over the world who elbow their way through the pack at the start of the Mont-Saint-Michel Marathon. It’s a race against the clock – or rather, against the sea – so they don’t have much time to admire the scenery, which is a pity, because it’s a World Heritage Site.
Peuples & Nature (People and Nature) Photo Festival – La Gacilly: from June to September 2015 – Whether the shots are in black and white or in colour, green is always a major player at the Peuples & Nature Photo Festival in La Gacilly. Focusing specifically on the environment, this is an arts event that fully intends to become part of the landscape.
L’Art dans les Chapelles (Art in the Chapels) – Blavet Valley: from July to September 2015 – A completely unique experience: each summer, contemporary art and religious art come together with thought-provoking results.
Entre Terre & Mer – Baie de Morlaix: 2-5 July 2015 – In 2011 the farmers and sailors of Morlaix joined forces to create an important biennial event. For a weekend in late June, land and sea become one as they reveal all the riches of the Trégor and Léon area.
Vieilles Charrues – Carhaix: 16-19 July 2015 – Whilst the line-up at the Vieilles Charrues changes every year, for over 20 years its recipe for success has remained the same with a mix of eclecticism and conviviality, legends, and legends in the making. Five stages, 80 artists and 230,000 spectators…This festival really is a must!
Fetes istoriques de Vannes – Vannes: 13-14 July 2015 – With some 272 edifices classified as Historical Monuments, behind its city walls Vannes, the capital of Morbihan, hides a past charged with history. Every year at the Fêtes Historiques, the town proudly re-enacts its long life story.
Festival Le Cornouaille – Quimper: 21-26 July 2015 – Dedicated to the sheer richness and diversity of Breton culture, the Festival de Cornouaille is a cultural cornucopia, and even though it is now nearly ninety years old, this festival is still as youthful as ever.
Astropolis – July 2015 – Every summer for nearly 20 years, there’s been a rave-olution in Brest. Astropolis brings together the ultimate in techno, for a festival that parties along at lightning speed. And since 2012, techno fever has also been filling the city during a winter edition, held in January.
Les Tombées de la Nuit (Nightfalls) – Rennes: July 2015 – A truly unique festival, Les Tombées de la Nuit (Nightfall) brings street art and performance into the spotlight and offers artists and inhabitants a chance to come face to face in some rather unexpected places. Every year, in early summer, surprise and wonderment take over in the streets of Rennes.
Troménie de Locronan – July 2015 – In Breton, troménie means ‘walk around a sacred place’. The troménie in Locronan takes place every six years and is a totally unique event. Every time, thousands of people, some dressed in traditional costume, take part in the 12 km procession.
Festival du Bout du Monde (Land’s End Festival) – Crozon Peninsula: 31 July – 2 August 2015 – A melting pot or melting pop, it’s clear that this August festival in Crozon is a cultural and musical pic‘n’mix. And whilst the festival is at ‘the ends of the earth’, the programme itself is exactly at the crossroads of several musical influences.
Jazz in Vannes: 27 July – 1 August 2015 – What is there to do in Vannes? Sip a Cuba Libre cocktail? Why not, especially when you can take in a concert at the same time, like the Buena Vista Social Club, who played here just a couple of years ago…
Sound and light shows at Bon-Repos abbey, Saint-Gelven – 29 July – 8 August 2015 – Every summer for the past 25 years, Bon-Repos abbey has become a stage at nightfall, where you can watch the story of Central Brittany unfold, from Neolithic times to the Chouan uprising at the end of the 18th century – all shown in an amazing ‘son et lumière’ sound and light show.
Festival Interceltique de Lorient: 7-16 August 2015 – Each summer, around 700,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient for the Festival Interceltique. From Galicia to Scotland, the cream of Celtic music can be found here, to be enjoyed in a really convivial atmosphere.
Route du Rock – Saint-Malo: 13-16 August 2015 – Every August, pop is in the air around Saint-Malo. The Route du Rock is back, entirely dedicated to American and British rock bands and attracting around 15,000 festival-goers to the pirate city.
Festival du Chant de Marin (Sea shanty festival) – Paimpol: 14-16 August 2015 – Every two years some 130,000 festival-goers transform the quays of Paimpol into a sea of happiness. The traditional boats and music from the four corners of the world are certainly this festival’s recipe for success.
Les Filets Bleus (Blue Fishing Nets) – Concarneau: August 2015 – Over a hundred years old, the Filets Bleus festival takes place every August, when it gives the town of Concarneau and its inhabitants an opportunity to go back to their roots. A typically Breton-flavoured costumed parade, with dancing and games that have no need whatsoever for artificial colouring.
“Calvaries illuminations”: August 2015 – From Léon to Cornouaille via Morbihan, every year Brittany’s calvaries or roadside crosses, are illuminated to reveal their original colours. Come and see the show.
Festival du Film Britannique (Festival of British Cinema) – Dinard: October 2015 – Who will win the Golden Hitchcock award? Every Autumn, the same wave of suspense grips Dinard’s version of La Croisette in Cannes. Caesar can keep his César, the British Film Festival has Hitchcock for a mascot, and this is one festival where you won’t need subtitles!
Quai des Bulles Festival – Saint-Malo: October 2015 – This is certainly a date that has been circled in Brittany’s calendar of cultural events. The last weekend in October is when some 400 comic strip artists get together at the Quai des Bulles Festival in Saint-Malo.
Out and About in the Local Area
- Nearest Supermarket 5km • Nearest Bank 5km • Nearest Beach 20km • Nearest Swimming Pool 15km
Availability Please contact Sue O’Grady (email@example.com) to check on availability for this group of 4 properties.
Rates (if all 4 Gites are rented together)
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1/4/2015 – 15/5/2015||-||£1265||-||7|
|16/5/2015 – 3/7/2015||-||£1505||-||7|
|4/7/2015 – 17/7/2015||-||£2015||-||7|
|18/7/2015 – 29/8/2015||-||£2825||-||7|
|30/8/2015 – 30/9/2015||-||£1505||-||7|
|1/10/2015 – 30/11/2015||-||£1265||-||7|
Local Services – Nothing payable
Changeover day – Changeover is normally Saturday. Arrival after 4 0’clock and departure before 10am. Other days may be considered out of high season.
Booking Notes – All prices are per week and include gas, electricity and the use of reliable heating when necessary. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking, balance t0 be paid 2 months prior to arrival. Bookings taken less than two months before the rental period are fully paid at time of booking.