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Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Comblessac - L'Archeologist

The Lovely 4 bedroom 'Archeologist' apartment—in the Medieval Manoir du Mur!

Imagine traveling the same paths of the Knights of old, through picturesque villages such as ‘Le Temple’, Brittany’s center of activity for the Knights Templar, and just minutes from Le Mur. The idyllic and pastoral surroundings make you feel as though you must be moving through the work of a renowned Artist. Finally arriving at the highest point in the surrounding countryside you move down a long path of majestic fir trees along what was once the ancient Roman Road. At its end sits the inviting hamlet that is ‘Manoir du Mur’.

These captivating stone structures built over the 13th to 15th centuries make up what was once a Medieval hamlet and still exist today as ‘Manoir du Mur’ and its adjacent out-buildings. This historic site has been lovingly renovated in keeping with its architectural and historical integrity, while at the same time offering 21st century amenities. Manoir du Mur includes 4 fully furnished ‘themed’ self-catering apartments, a medieval Dining Room/Hunter's Lodge, an 'Assembly Room' with stage, cinema, and fully equipped kitchen for catering, an ancient outdoor bread oven, and an artist studio and a 'Knight's Room'.

The historic Medieval Manoir has been divided into four self-catering apartments. Fully furnished with linens, towels and fully equipped kitchens, each has been newly decorated to reflect a mythical personage who may have one time lived there. ‘The Gardener’, ‘The Archeologist’, ‘The Story Teller’ or ‘The Briton’, the choice is yours!

The four bedroom 'L' Archeologist' apartment iis in the Medieval Manoir du Mur at Chateau Le Mur, a 181 acre estate that used to be a Roman Military Camp. The unit consists of a good size kitchen area with bar, dining area, a comfortable living room with fireplace and a couch that can pull out to a double bed, a master bedroom, two twin bedrooms and a single bedroom on the ground floor that is handicapped accessible with a separate entry. In addition, the building has laundry facilities, and a medieval dining room/Hunters Lodge. Additionally you will have access to the private forest, many trails, two lovely orchards, and more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Teresa Monaco
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2016

About Teresa Monaco

Ernie and Terry Monaco, the American owners of Chateau Le Mur, have a had a long history together of joining a romantic, theatric, and creative Spirit.

Married for thirty some odd years, (they have now lost count) they have lived a life of adventure traveling the world collecting interesting artifacts and experiences.

Having met in Chicago while Ernie was studying Urban Planning, and Terry Graphic Design, they set out to conquer the world. After settling war refugees in Chicago, feeding the homeless in Philadelphia, renovating tumble down houses in California, they finally set out with their two kids to the tiny but wealthy nation of Qatar. While there, Ernie helped design and manage a city on water, and Terry taught at an American University, wrote and directed comedic, musical plays while at the same time together managing a Christian youth group and underground church.

They have had the opportunity to travel the world and have met many precious people from all walks of life, learning along the way that life can be extremely wonderful—and at the same time very, very challenging.

Therefore they have created Chateau Le Mur to be a magical, peaceful haven from the world, and invite you to come share in what they have created here. From a fairy-like castle filled with treasures collected from all over the globe to the whimsical ‘Rapunzel's Tower’, ‘The Knight’s Chambre’, ‘The Fairy Room’ and ‘The Dark Enchanted Forest’ to the fabled personages who ‘at one time lived in the manoir’ they've created a place that calls to the child in all of us.

Ernie and Terry are fortunate at present to have their daughter, Arianna, and grandson, Tristan, living with them, along with two fluffy cats, one timid scruff of a dog, a gentle miniature pony, and some teeny-tiny sheep.

Teresa Monaco purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Teresa Monaco chose Ille-et-Vilaine

We originally purchased this property because it allowed us to host various activities and large numbers of guests during holidays from work. The 181 Acre estate includes the Chateau as well as a 15th century Manoir that has 4 individual furnished apartments with matching Medieval furniture and decor. It is a fascinating historical property, inhabited in prehistoric times evidenced by government protected menhirs located on the property, and remains of a Roman Military camp, chariot drive, and temple, Medieval gate and arch, remains of moats and lookout areas. 'Le Mur' in French means 'the wall' (berm) that the Romans built to overlook the area. Rich in history, with knights, wars between clans and villages, it is a fascinating place to live. 'Le Mur' includes two orchards, a dark enchanted forest, walking trails, and a working diary farm.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Situated on the highest hill in the surrounding countryside (a great military advantage back then) the views are wonderful. There is complete and total privacy, and yet the property is located at the center of everything wonderful Brittany has to offer. We like to think of Manoir du Mur as a piece of history that we are temporarily caretakers of, and have been fortunate to have spent a lot of time traveling the globe purchasing items with the Manoir always in mind. We have literally sent crate-fulls of furniture and artifacts to France from various places we have visited, that have a Medieval feel, and in keeping with the themes of the Medieval Manoir du Mur.



Nearest Airport
44.5 Kilometres
St Jacques in Rennes (47 minutes by car)
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Kilometres
La Carentino, Carentoir (10 minutes by car)
Nearest Ferry
127 Kilometres
Brittany Ferries San Malo (1 hour 40 min.)
Nearest Golf
39.1 Kilometres
Cice Blossac Golf Resort (38 minutes by car)
Nearest Train
26.7 Kilometres
Redon Gare (35 minutes by car)
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
N24 at Guer (17 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
6.7 Kilometres
Le Pre Gallo (11 min by car)
Nearest Beach
67.4 Kilometres
Conleau Beach, Vannes, Altlantic ocean (1 hr )
Car: necessary

Set amidst the magical forest of 'Brocéliande' in Brittany, France, home to King Arthur, Merlin and the noble knights and ladies of Medieval times, the enchanting Manoir du Mur is situated on 181 lush, private, and peaceful acres of tranquil woods and verdant fields.Manoir du Mur dates from the 13th to 15th centuries with four fully furnished ‘themed’ self-catering apartments and a medieval Dining Room/Hunter's Lodge. Other medieval structures hold the 'Knight's Room', an 'Assembly Room' with stage, cinema, and fully equipped kitchen for catering, an ancient outdoor bread oven, an artist studio, a working dairy farm that provides our guests with fresh milk, and of course, the 19th century Gothic Chateau Le Mur. Le Mur' (The wall) is a privately owned estate situated on the highest peak in the surrounding countryside, and is a historic site recognized by the French Government. What was at one time a Medieval hamlet (and still exist today as the Manoir and adjacent out-buildings), was sat along-side the ancient 'Roman Road'. Historic ruins on the site include a Roman earth berm (wall) built for observation and protection for the Roman soldiers whom utilized the site as a military camp, foundations of a Roman Temple, and a chariot drive. The remains of two medieval forts and moats have also been discovered on the property. Guests can stay at either the ancient Manoir or the 19th Century Chateau. Located in the bucolic countryside, Le Mur is central to everything Brittany has to offer, from large Medieval towns on both the Channel and Atlantic Coasts, to lovely touristic villages just minutes away. The property can also be rented in its entirety, and can hold up to 50+ guests making it a comfortable place for corporate and family retreats. As guests of Le Mur, enjoy an afternoon picnic under the shade of the ancient Roman Arch (at one time the entry to the hamlet), hike along the numerous wooded paths, romp through fields of wild flowers to feed and play with the miniature pony and Ouessant sheep (the smallest breed of sheep in the world), read a book or simply nap under a canopy of trees in the apple, peach and pear orchards.

Ernie and Terry Monaco, the American owners of Le Mur, will be on-site to assist you with any questions on the area and to make your holiday a carefree, peaceful stay. Nearby Day Trips: A UNESCO heritage site, Mont St Michel, an Abbey built between the 8th to 16th centuries, is one of the most beautiful and famous sites in all of France. Cobbled streets filled with shops and the Abbey await at it's precipice. A 2 hour drive; A walled port city in on the English Channel. Saint-Malo was in the past notorious for piracy. Today it is a major tourist destination, with many ancient, attractive buildings. 1 hour 40 minutes by car; More than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, — the largest such collection in the world. Most are within the Breton village of Carnac. Also enjoy the lovely sandy beaches and festive village. 1 hour 30 minutes by car; Legend has it that the 40km2 of woodland is the location of mythical Brocéliande, forest of King Arthur. Near Château de Comperthe is a lake, where apparently lives the fairy Viviane in a crystal palace built by Merlin.A 40 min.drive; The walled town of Vannes is one of Brittany’s most attractive sights. Wander around the well-preserved medieval streets before enjoying a harbor-side lunch then taking a boat trip around the gulf. Kids will love the aquarium and butterflies. 1 hour drive; Dinan is one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. Ramparts, half-timbered houses, attractive port and cobbled streets filled with art galleries and craft shops. The 'Fete de Ramparts' is a Medieval festival held in July. 1 hr 30 min.drive. La Gacilly’s narrow streets are filled with artists and craftsmen, from puppet makers, jewellery designers, potters to glass blowers. The town is also known for being France’s largest outdoor photographic festival, June to September. A 15 minute drive.; Josselin is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle, to its attractive old town to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family. 45 minute drive. Rochefort-en-Terre, voted one of France’s most beautiful villages and one of Brittany’s most visited sites. Make your way through the narrow streets, past ateliers and workshops, admiring geranium-bedecked houses along the way. 35 minute drive; We always recommend our visitors to visit Puy-du-Fou, voted the world's best theme park, and fourth most visited attraction in France.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Comblessac, Gacilly - Allaire area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen Fee £13
Refundable Damage Deposit £890
Pet Fee £22
Towel Fee £3

Maximum number of guests for the Archeologist is 7. Extra guests can be accommodated on pull-out couches and cots for an additional 45€ per person by prior arrangement only and on a case-by-case basis. Pets allowed on case by case basis, 25€ per night. There is a 15€ linen fee per bed, and a 3€ per towel. You are welcome to bring your own sheets and towels. Free wireless internet access in the Hunters Lodge/Medieval Dining Room. Renting of the entire Manoir includes use of Medieval Assembly Room, Catering Kitchen and Medieval Dining Room/ Hunters Lodge. Security deposit is 25% of total bill to be paid by check upon arrival, and will be returned after the Manoir has been checked for any possible damages. Absolutely no smoking within the Manoir or any of the buildings at Le Mur.

Minimum Stay. A 2-night minimum stay is required during our “high season,” selected holidays, for wedding accommodations and on weekends. For one-night stay requests, please call or contact us to inquire.

Arrival/Departure. Check in is between 3-7 pm. Check in after 7 PM is by prior arrangement only. Check out is at 11 am.

Smoke Free. Le Mur is an historic estate, therefore we do not allow smoking of any kind inside or anywhere on the grounds for the safety and health of our guests. In addition, candles are strictly forbidden. Failure to comply with this important fire safety rule will result in immediate eviction with no refund. Damages for smoke remediation plus removing a room from service for several days starts at $3500 and will be assessed at our cost. We are very serious about fire safety.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Comblessac in Brittany

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , services the upstair bedrooms (3)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , toilet room services the ground floor bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , can include a crib for a baby if needed
    Bedroom with 2 single beds - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom with bunk bed - 2 Single Bed , ideal for 2 kids
    Bedroom ground floor day bed - 1 Single Bed , ground floor has exterior door and attached to living area
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
If desired, we can arrange with local vendors for catering of meals, housecleaning, babysitting, driving, etc. during your stay at the Manoir. If you are interested in renting the property in it's entirety as a corporate retreat, wedding venue, family re-union or place to hold a workshop, etc., we can also arrange for you to rent the Chateau and Manoir, with its 4 fully furnished apartments, as well as the Medieval Assembly Hall, Hunters Lodge/Dining Room and the fully Equipped Catering kitchen, while also having use of the Estate's extensive grounds.

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