Manoir du Hilguy, Brittany, France

  • 60 holiday properties, with 11 elegant apartments in the château and a further 49 cottages in the surrounding grounds
  • Magnificent 18th century château in Brittany
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Glorious gardens
  • A sublime coastline – from beaches to rocky outcrops
  • Great for water sports
  • A haven for wildlife
  • Fabulous food – especially seafood!

Manoir du Hilguy is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Manoir du Hilguy below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Close to the village of Plogastel St. Germain, in one of the most picturesque corners of Brittany, stands the 18th century chateau of Le Manoir du Hilguy. Once the home of French aristocracy, this fine house has been restored and converted to provide modern apartments and cottages, providing a unique holiday experience.

Here you can enjoy the peace and beauty of a particularly lovely part of rural France. This is also an area that is steeped in history, with many magnificent chateaux, stately homes, castles and fortifications to discover just a short drive away from Le Manoir.

Among the other local attractions are Bénodet, a charming seaside village with white sandy beaches; and Pont l'Abbé, southwest of Quimper, which has a superb shopping centre, a fascinating market and many fine castles, museums and churches. And for holidaymakers who love exercise and fresh air, there are plenty of walks to enjoy in the region, following well-marked paths, taking in glorious cliffs, forgotten river valleys, beautiful medieval villages and the most unspoilt scenery.

Brittany is famed for its seafood cuisine – 80 per cent of France's shellfish come from the region, so don't just go for the scenery, go for the food too!

Manoir du Hilguy, Brittany, France is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

Take in some fresh sea air

The seaside resort of Bénodet is popular with tourists and locals in the summer, thanks largely to its sandy beaches. Keen walkers and cyclists also love the resort's many cycle and footpaths.

Alternatively, Le Guilvinec's quayside is a wonderful place to watch the fishermen come in with their catches. As you might expect, the seafood restaurants here are superb too.

Go for a walk along the Crozon Peninsula

Part of the Armorique Regional Nature Park, Crozon Peninsula is one of the best places to go walking in the region. With 120km of coastal paths, you'll enjoy stunning views, particularly from the Penhir headland and the three rocks better known as Menez-Hom (‘at the giant's feet'). However, many of the paths can also be enjoyed on horseback or bicycle.

Play a game of golf (or two)

If you love golf, then you're in luck – there are five courses within an hour of Manoir du Hilguy. The 18-hole golf course at La Forêt Fouesnant, Golf de Cornouaille, gives players a fantastic view of the bay. It's also the oldest course in Brittany and surprisingly challenging, so beware if you're a newbie to the sport!

Take part in one of the many festivals

The Bretons are fond of their festivals – a huge number occur every year in the summer. There's something for everyone too, as there are festivals for music, religion, food, dance and more. Each one is traditional and colourful, so it's worth checking to see if any coincide with your next holiday.

Enjoy the rugged coastline of Pointe du Raz

Pointe du Raz is a popular tourist spot, and it's easy to see why. The most western point in Finistère, the rocky cliffs, crashing waves and La Vielle lighthouse make this one of the best views in the area.

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