Beautiful manoir with a stunning garden to explore, very comfortable, spacious, cool, clean room. The hosts were very kind and accommodating before and during our stag, and offered useful advice on local places to visit and eat, as well as local travel. Native English-speakers, with excellent French. I would highly recommend it. We wanted to stay longer but it was fully booked. I would return. Excellent location for Brittany coast, inland, en route to Loire, Normandy or other locations. Very quiet setting and surprisingly close to road connections, and walking distance from local restaurants
We stayed here very recently, The Manor was beautiful and clearly a long term labour of love for Penny and Peter the owners. Very welcoming, gorgeous room spacious with a big bathroom including large bath and huge shower. Breakfast a simple French affair but all fresh in the gorgeous dining room. Weather wasn't the best but not a problem really. 15 minute walk into Carhaix on roads with no traffic. as a base for Britanny or a stop of on way south it's perfect.
We loved our short stay in this amazing 15th Century Manor House set in beautiful countryside. Our host Penny and Peter made us feel so welcome and they cooked us a superb supper on our only evening with them. Simply put, they have a passion for what they do and the house, garden and level of service reflect this. Can thoroughly recommend!
This is a typical Manoir - lovely grounds, lots of character, delightful hosts, spacious rooms, quiet location. What set it apart for us was the provision of evening meals - it is often hard to find good restaurants close to manoirs & Sunday & Monday evenings can be a particular problem. Penny & Peter provide excellent meals at a reasonable price. Highly recommended if you are travelling through Brittany. For disabled visitors - check out access to rooms when booking.
My husband and I were guests here 8 Sept. 2017 to 17 Sept. 2017. We wish we could have stayed forever! Beginning with Penny and Peter Dinwiddie's warm, personal greeting, assistance with our luggage, and introduction to the Manoir, we knew we were in a truly special place. Our room was beautifully decorated in keeping with the history and age of the property. Penny is particularly skillful in interior design in terms of color, textures, layering, and achieving an overall Breton/French/English combination that invites relaxation and ease. Peter's engineering and design skills in resurrecting and restoring a decaying ca. 1490 dwelling which suffered a century of neglect are on full display, modest though he may be....His skill is reflected in the appearance and function of each aspect of the property. The breakfast buffet was not "lavish" but was certainly more than ample, to say the least, and gave an opportunity for all guests to mingle and discuss their upcoming day. (Don't miss Penny's "Scots Pancakes"!) We ate dinner "in" at least three times and each meal was a "tour de force": Penny's "salmon en croute" is not to be missed! Again, over dinner we enjoyed conversing with the other guests, and even when language might have been a barrier, other guests, or Peter, would graciously interpret. Penny and Peter's garden provided the vast majority of the vegetables served; fresh ingredients and Penny's skillful cuisine made for empty plates and happy guests! By the way, IF the presence of dogs is a turn off for you, please know.....They are out of sight (and sound) all the day & night, and if/when in the parlor in the evening, they do not move from "their divan" and express complete and total indifference toward the presence of humans in their home. The grounds of Kerledan are beyond description! Do look at the photos on the website.....no exaggeration, no bragging.....they are spectacular! Peter's skill in designing, creating, and tending the gardens speak to his skills and creativity. He has cherished them for over 12 years. To spend time in them is a precious gift for solitude, contemplation, and relaxation. It may be that others could have rescued "Manoir de Kerledan," but only Penny and Peter could make it sing!…
We have wanted to return ever since our first visit 4 years ago. Just as fabulous second time around. Delicious food, delightful rooms and beautiful surroundings. Penny and Peter are such lovely welcoming hosts and it is a complete treat to stay there.
The Kerledan is a precious, extraordinary country house to relax and put you at ease. My wife and me stayed almost a full week with Penny and Peter. Pennies kitchen is wonderful and both of them are perfect hosts. We enjoyed our stay very much and felt a bit like the count and the countess in a former century ;-) Dinner time with the other guests was very enjoyable. Overall the Kerledan is a highly recommended place to stay for more than one night and get to know the lovely places of Brittany close by.
Full marks again for Penny and Peter!! They make staying at Kerledan so special. The evening meals are superb making extensive use of produce from the gardens. What flair these hosts have for making you welcome and at home. The new 'barn' space is lovely and provides a tranquil getaway spot for those who want to be alone. Peter's gardens are terrific to stroll and to enjoy the birdsongs. What a fabulous time we had ... would have stayed 7 days but, alas, they were fully booked. We will be back!
Had no idea where Carhaix-Plouger was. Hadn't particularly wanted to go there. Still probably wouldn't want to go there except to stay at the absolutely delightful Manoir de Kerledan. Just five minutes out of town, this beautifully restored manor house sits waiting to welcome you. In fact , if you base yourself here for a couple of days or more, it is the perfect place from which to go out and explore much of Brittany. And you will always be welcomed home with the offer of a cup of tea or beverage of yor choice. Thank you Peter for the most hospitable stay of our five weeks in France. In the absence of your wife, unfortunately no dinner was on offer during our stay, but you did manage to provide an elegant, delicious and plentiful breakfast. Our room was spacious, comfortable, with all the amenities you could want. Someone previously commented unfavourably on the bed. You have to be joking! After weeks of hard beds, a little feather covering underneath makes the bed fit for a princess! This is the house you always dreamed of living in and now you can for a day or two. And guess what. You haven't had to do any of the hard work along the way, Peter and Penny have already done it for you! Thanks Peter for all your help and advice with regards where to go and what to do. Also where to stay next. (Beautiful place, but not nearly the same level of hospitality) Highly recommend your Manoir de Kerledan as a warm, comfortable, gorgeously decorated, welcoming home from home. Perhaps just warn people in advance that you don't take credit cards! Oh, and the three dogs will welcome you too, or ignore you, if that is your choice.…
The Manoir is beautiful. Lovingly - and stylishly restored - by the very diligent and hospitable hosts. We have stayed in other Manoirs and Chateaux and this was as beautiful as we have ever previously experienced. Our great disappointment here was the food. We were told the menu as we were going in to dinner and about to order our wine. Had we been told earlier - or given any form of choice - for the menu - I would have been able to say that I do not eat spinach. However, I was so hungry that I ate my spinach and feta torte i.e.. a plate of spinach! There were no other alternatives. To be fair we do eat out every day when in France (approximately 8/10 weeks a year) and we marvel at the exceptional food and consistent good value we experience on a daily basis. This is unfortunately an exception to this rule. Breakfast was meagre. Choice was limited and portions small. Difficult to recommend unless you are going there solely for the "Manoir" experience.…