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Welcome!



Looking for an authentic setting to spend a relaxing weekend or a recreational holiday with your partner or family? We are located on the magnificent coast of Brittany, a place where you can enjoy French gourmet food in a calm setting, while discovering the manifold landscape. A unique opportunity for visiting the Upper Brittany, the Emerald Coast with Cap Fréhel, Sables d’Or Les Pins, Erquy, Saint-Malo, Dinard, Cancale, Mont-Saint-Michel as well as the hinterland, Dol Britain or Dinan.

You will stay at the « Manoir des Cognets », a carefully restored 16th century ancestral residence. The exquisite service, individual design and charming atmosphere will contribute to an exclusive and carefree vacation experience.

Not only do we welcome you to stay in our guest rooms and cottages, we also provide the opportunity to organize your personal events in our spacious and picturesque reception room.

Located in Northern Brittany and Côtes d’Armor, close to Saint-Brieuc, Rennes and Saint-Malo, we have been listed for many years in guides such as Backpackers’ Guide, Petit Futé and Guide Géo.

The « Manoir » offers a variety of leisure activities to enrich your stay. With its own riding school, the beach just 500 meters away and only a few minutes walk to many hiking paths (the GR34), you are guarantied a central and convenient location.

The welcoming atmosphere of the « Manoir Les Cognets » will entice you immediately, with its outstanding location within a breathtaking landscape between the sea and the countryside.

History



Les Cognets originally referred to land where quince trees were grown. A small manor house was built on this land a long time ago.


The Cognets family got its name from this land and this manor. Its founder came to settle here on his return from the first crusade (1095-1099). According to family tradition, he was an Irish prince. The Cognets family appears in the watches and reformations of 1423 to 1535 for the parishes of Chateaubriand, Hénan-Bihen, Plurien, Saint-Potan, Pléboulle and Saint-Germain de la Mer. At the reformation of 1668, the family was declared a noble family of ancient extraction for 7 generations and maintained again at the Intendance in 1702.


The Cognets coat of arms is very particular: "Sable (black) with a cross Argent (white) crosslet, potentate and counter potentate, cantoned by four mullets of the same" (mullets are one of the symbols of chivalry). These coats of arms take their origin from the time of the crusades. Such coats of arms are called "honourable" and are among the oldest and most authentic of the Breton nobility.


As for the Manor House, abandoned by the elder branch in the 13th century, it has undergone many alterations but, at all times, the tenant farmers painted a cross on the sum of the pointed arch door, a reminder of the potentate cross of the founders.

Reviews



Superb

"What beautiful memories after our stay at Les Cognets. Beautiful flat at a price defying all competition, pretty decoration in the tendency in 5 mn of a beach of any beauty.The reservation is taken for our next holidays! Thank you again for your welcome and see you soon".

Anne

Wonderful

"Gîte rénové et fonctionnel.Accueil très chaleureux et complété de bons conseils pour les visites par les propriétaires. Nous reviendrons sans modération.La proximité de l’écurie permet une petite balade à cheval sur la plage ! Merveilleux."

Julien