|Ty Hir Gite||Self Catering||Flexible||3||7||2|
La Grande Longere at Ty Hir is a rural property in a tiny hamlet near the lakeside town of Huelgoat with the villages of Plouyé and Collorec nearby. Great for relaxing in peaceful country, exploring central Brittany or trips to the coast in three directions
Our gite sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms with 2 shower rooms and 3 toilets. There is a travelcot available for babies and toddlers and we have a highchair and baby bath.
Ty Hir is a perfect getaway for couples, families and large groups. A 20% discount is available for couples staying outside of the high season. We can be flexible with our change over day out of the Summer and can do short breaks during Spring and Autumn.
We are motorbike, dog and child friendly. The property is surrounded by a large garden with a level lawn, with garden furniture including sun loungers, a chiminea and a bbq. The football goal in the front garden has proved a favourite with both young and old and the splash pool is great for cooling down in on those hot summer days.
A 5 minute walk from the beautiful river Ellez, the gite is ideally located for hiking on local trails or cycling on quiet country roads. There are bikes are available to guests to use for free.
Situated in peaceful countryside, feature items include exposed stonework, beams and three wood burners. Please see our comprehensive website for more details on the gite and the local area. Internet wi-fi access FOC.
We offer UK TV via Freesat as well as French TV. There are lots of books, board games and DVDs for guests young and old to use plus a new electronic darts board, croquet set and boules.
The kitchen/diner is a generous room with a tiled floor, exposed beams and stonework and a large fireplace with inset wood burner. A large oak dining table seats 10 people easily. Ample cooking utensils, dinnerware, cutlery and glassware are provided
There is a Belfast sink with a mixer tap and a draining board with cupboards underneath. Amenities include a electric oven with grill with a hob with 1 electric plate and 3 gas burners, a small fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, kettle, filter coffee-maker and microwave oven.
Salt, pepper, cooking oil, a small bottle of long life semi-skimmed milk, butter, bread, jam and some sugar, sweeteners, tea and coffee are provided for your arrival. We can pick up additional groceries if you give us advance notice.
Accessed from the kitchen via 2 steps, the living room is a bright and cosy room. It has a double height vaulted ceiling with an open mezzanine gallery, a beamed central fireplace with an inset wood burner, which is surrounded by exposed stonework. The floor is tiled with a rug in front of the fire.
There is seating for 7 people, a LCD television with access to UK Freesat tv and French tv stations, a dvd player, bookcase with novels and guide books, boardgames and local tourist information and coffee tables. Two windows overlook the front garden and 2 velux windows illuminate the gallery.
A doorway leads to a sitting room via a single step and a staircase leads to the mezzanine floor and triple bedroom.
The sitting room has a wood burner, sofa and is a great area for playing games including darts on our electronic darts board.
There are 3 bedrooms in total. Two double bedrooms, one on the ground floor with a en suite shower room and one on the first floor. Both double bedrooms are located at either end of the cottage.
The central bedroom has 3 single beds (partly restricted headroom in places) with an en suite toilet with hand basin.
All bedrooms are accessed separately, the two bedrooms on the first floor have their own staircases.
There are 2 shower rooms (both with wcs) at either end of the house on the ground floor. One is an en suite to the ground floor double bedroom.
There is a third toilet with hand basin off the first floor triple bedroom.
Three wood burners in the lounge, kitchen and sitting room, and electric wall mounted radiators in the shower rooms provide heat.
Additional electric heaters are available.
Please note that there is no central heating.
From September to June we supply some wood, kindling and fire lighters for your arrival. Additional wood is available at 10 Euros per large basket.
In the lounge there is a flat screen LCD television with a UK satellite Freesat receiver and dvd player. French tv stations are also available.
We provide complimentary Internet access via a free wi-fi connection so you can check your emails, browse the web and connect to social media.
Local tourist information on Finistère and Brittany is available as well as novels, children's books, guide books, boardgames, DVDs for adults and children, and some local laminated walks for our guests who love walking and hiking. There is also a croquet set and boules set for outside use in the garden.
If you like cycling there are bikes available for your use free of charge. If you wish to bring your own bicycles we have a shed that you can store them in. You will need to bring your own helmets.
The property is south facing and gets the sun all day. It is surrounded by a large garden with plenty of room to play or simply to relax in and soak up the sun on our sun loungers. Our football goal has proved particularly popular with youngsters. The grounds are mostly laid to lawn with some flower beds and shrubs which attract butterflies and bees.
The garden is enclosed. A hedge forms part of the boundary. There is also fencing and the driveway is gated. Far reaching views of the countryside can be enjoyed from the garden.
There is a gravelled terrace area to the front and back of each property. The cottage has its own garden tables with parasols and chairs, a chiminea, sunloungers and a charcoal bbq (charcoal not supplied).
During summer we put up a small splash pool to be used only with adult supervision.
Ample parking for 2 cars to the front of the gite on the gravelled terrace.
The gite is suitable for families, couples and groups. It is not wheelchair friendly as it is an old agricultural building. There is a high step to the front door with a couple of steps leading from the kitchen to the lounge, a step from the lounge to the ground floor double bedroom and a step from the lounge to the sitting room. Two of the bedrooms are accessed via staircases.
We provide a service wash if required.
Originally from Australia I lived in the UK for a number of years before moving to France. My husband Andy and I love the countryside, enjoy walking and wildlife watching, history, travel, gardening, eating out and training our rescue dog Naomé. I volunteer for a local charity shop in Brittany and I'm doing my best to improve my French!
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||We love the peace and quiet of the countryside around Ty Hir. We have worked hard to make it comfortable both for ourselves and our guests. Our favourite hobbies are walking and wildlife and bird watching which is why it is perfect for us. We also enjoy the large garden and grow our own vegetables as well as planting to encourage bees and butterflies to visit us. We particularly love hummingbird hawk moths. The lakeside town of Huelgoat is our local tourist town, we love walking in the forest there which has miles of marked trails. It is easy to reach the coast in three directions from our gite and we have France's only moors a short drive away. Megalithic history fascinates us and their are menhirs and standing stones dotted all over Brittany. Parish Closes are a unique feature of Brittany with interesting architecture and history. Breton culture is quite different to the rest of France and we've enjoyed Breton dancing along with traditional crepes and cider.|
|Unique benefits of property||Guests comment on how relaxing they have found their stays and the peaceful countryside. They also love our young labrador X Naomé who we adopted from a local rescue. She has enjoyed playing with many of our guests dogs in our secure garden.
Families enjoy the amount of space within the property where they can spread out and do different activities from reading from our extensive library, or playing board games around the large oak table in the kitchen, playing footie in the front garden using our football goal, using our complimentary bikes to explore the local lanes, relaxing on the sun loungers, having a BBQ or simply breakfasting on the front terrace which is a suntrap.
On hot days children love cooling off in our small splash pool or walking to the river at the bottom of our lane.
We have a 7km circular walk right on our doorstep which crosses beautiful countryside. We are on hand to help when our guests are looking for ideas on places to visit or suggest places to eat.
Huelgoat, with its forest containing vast granite rocks, a sparkling silver river and enchanted moss covered trees, sits on the edge of a large man-made lake. It is only a 15 minute drive from our holiday cottage.
The area surrounding Huelgoat offers many attractions including approximately 10 square kilometres of forest. The town is a very popular tourist destination. The friendly volunteers at the tourist office, which can be found in the town square, speak English.
There are banks, boulangeries, chemists, doctors and a dentist, a cinema, post office and a newsagent amongst other things. If you need groceries there is an '8 A Huit' grocery store in the central square. An Intermarche supermarket on the road to Berrien sells fuel and is open Sunday mornings.
Bars, restaurants and boulangeries surround the main square and a number of creperies line the lakeside drive. A weekly market is held in Place Aristide on Thursday mornings where you will find lots of local treats on offer. Parking around town is free and ample.
You can fish on the lake. Buy your permit at the Peinture store in the main square. If you want to try some local produce visit Miellerie de Huelgoat which sells honey from the surrounding Monts d'Arrée and Les 4 Saisons for jams which are made in Huelgoat.
Above the town are the enchanting gardens of 'Les arbes du monde au Huelgoat'. This lovely arboretum contains about 3,600 types of trees and shrubs from five continents. Andean and Himalayan plants are strongly represented. It is well worth a visit particularly during the spring and autumn.
Le Chaos De Rochers immediately adjoins the town. It is an array of vast granite rocks and boulders (some 20m high) which borders the sparkling river Argent. Here you will find the Grotte Du Diable (cave of the devil) which plunges 10m below Huelgoat's lake.
Park in town and walk to the entrance to the chaos which is by the bridge at the end of the lake. It is a great place for a picnic.
Charming gite in a beautiful setting. Owners very friendly and helpful. Position ideal for peace and quiet but a car journey necessary for all errands as well as outings. Yes - everything was as described in the advertisement but, in retrospect, we would have appreciated having a washing machine and to have had bath towels provided.
Majorie, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are more than happy for guests to use our washing machine and dryer but will look into this further for the future.
Absolutely loved the house and Andy & Maria are welcoming and friendly, with plenty of ideas what to and where to go. Great place to of been based from and kids loved the garden !! Can't recommend the place and them as a place to stay for a great holiday !
Hi Jeff, it was great to meet you and your family. As you given us a score of 9.7 and the fact that you loved the house we think (or at least hope!) that you mean't that you can't recommend our place enough. We hope to see you all again in the future. Andy and Maria
Just finished a two week stay at this beautiful gite. Perfectly situated to get to inland and coastal locations. We all had a fantastic and relaxing holiday. The gite had everything we needed and more to make us feel at home. Lots of wonderful places to visit nearby. Spoilt for choice for the amount of walks in close proximity to the gite. Naome and Ralph our chocolate Labrador had lots of fun spending lots of time together. Gite very secure and dog friendly. Andy and Maria were superb!!!! Looking forward to our next visit!!!! Xx
It was a real pleasure to have you both stay with us for the last two weeks, not to mention your beautiful chocolate labrador Ralph. Naomé is sulking now her boyfriend has left! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was great to be able to help you plan your days out and to share some meals with you both. We look forward to seeing you all back here in beautiful Brittany soon.