Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 3 10/10
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|Le Vieux Chene||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Cot available FOC|
LE VIEUX CHÊNE: SLEEPS 4 PLUS OCCASIONAL BED OR COT
Our three cottages in a Breton Longere in a large enclosed garden, are in a friendly rural hamlet 2km from the two pretty and thriving villages of Noyal Muzillac and Le Guerno, a perfect location from which to explore the well known villages and towns of this unspoilt part of southern Brittany, and its coast.
Local amenities (1½ miles) include cafés, restaurants, créperie, general store, bakers, pharmacy, doctor, post office and tennis court. Swimming pool (5½ miles); water park at Surzur (12 miles) .Choice of large supermarkets and weekly markets at Muzillac (4½ miles) or Questembert (5½ miles).
We are under 2 hours from St Malo, 3 hours from Roscoff or Caen. Cheap flights are available to Nantes or Rennes, one hour away.
You can walk and cycle the quiet lanes around the gite, the 42km cycle path from Questembert, or the towpath of the Nantes-Brest canal. A 15 minute drive and you're at the beach for bathing, rockpooling, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing, less than that to the coastal footpath. France's favourite village 2016, Rochefort-en-Terre, and La Roche-Bernard (both 20 mins) are lovely small towns, and Questembert and Muzillac both under ten minutes away, also have weekly markets, shops and restaurants. Medieval Guerande, Vannes and the Golfe du Morbihan, are a short drive away, but there's no pressure to go anywhere, just put your feet up with a glass of wine and some fine French food, and relax, chez nous....
There are many events during the year - Vannes medieval festival in mid July, La Semaine du Golfe, a sailboat extravaganza held in the Golfe du Morbihan every two years; the medieval festival at Guérande; Jazz in Vannes, and dozens of local events for all tastes and ages.
LE VIEUX CHÊNE: This cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom on the first floor with room for a cot. The ground floor is light and airy with a conservatory and a view over the courtyard garden from the kitchen/dining, and over the main garden from the lounge. The shower-room/wc is on the ground floor.
Bed linen is provided, and cot, highchair and baby bath are available at no extra charge.
Let Saturday - Saturday, electricity, gas and water are included. Bank transfer, UK or French cheques welcome. Well-behaved pets are welcome outside UK school holiday periods.
Last, but not least, we live in another house on the site and if you have any complaints, needs, or emergencies, we're here to help.
Links to the other two cottages are at the bottom of this page.
Well equipped country style modern kitchen that includes dishwasher, cooker, microwave, washing machine and filter coffee maker.
Very comfortably furnished with sofa, armchairs and a dining area for 6 (highchair available). Books, pictures and games contribute to a warm, homely feeling. The cottage has British and French HD tv, dvd players reliable wi-fi.
Double bedroom, twin bedroom. Occasional bed (up to 12 years old) or cot available. Bed linen provided.
Ground floor shower room/wc with large 3 ft shower with seat and handrail. Washbasin, large well lit mirror. Baby bath available.
Electric heating when required.
32" TV with UK Freesat, French TV programs, and a DVD player. Music player connects to phones, tablets. Strong wifi signal throughout the gite and garden.
The cottage has a terrace with dining furniture, parasol, charcoal barbeque, and sunloungers and the shared fully enclosed tree lined garden of over half an acre has a boules piste, swings, playhouse, table tennis, basketball, and a separate area for boisterous games.
On site gated surfaced parking.
All ages but not suitable for those with very reduced mobility and needing a wheelchair.
We are Sue and Steve Chittenden, originally from North Devon, we moved to Brittany with our daughter in 2000, while our son was at university in Britain. We've advertised on this website since 2001.<br/>We came to France for a gentler and less hurried pace of life, to work together, and to see each other for longer than a few hours in the evening each day. <br/>Sue enjoys travelling in Europe and further afield and Steve driving on racing circuits with his sports car when time permits.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||We live in a thriving part of Brittany, close to the coast where the climate and nearby attractions help us offer a good experience for our guests. The area is very popular with French holiday makers and unspoiled by large commercial development, however its prosperity has led to a very well-maintained infrastructure and thriving artisans and modern supermarkets.
Whilst only ten minutes from the coast, we also live only five minutes from one of Brittany's major attractions - The Chateau de Branféré wildlife park, and France's Favourite Village, Rochefort en Terre, is only fifteen minutes away.
We are very accessible from the UK, two hours from the St Malo ferry terminal, a little further to Roscoff, Caen or Cherbourg and two airports within one hour's drive.
|Unique benefits of property||Over half our guests have stayed with us before - many have returned many times, and much of each year is booked well in advance. We think that this is due to our location close to the coast in this flourishing part of Brittany, the quality of our gites and the garden, cleanliness, and the warmth of our welcome.|
Kervoyal beach (15 minutes) is the favourite for the locals, sandy and safe with rockpools. Pick mussels and oysters at low tide. There's a seafront walk overlooking the beach at Damgan, and a walk around the coast at Penerf, where you can buy live seafood on the little port.
The Branfere chateau wildlife park is famous throughout Brittany and only 3 km from the cottages. Its not a "zoo" and young and old love it.
There's a market in Muzillac each Friday and in an ancient oak market hall in Questembert on Monday, either is 10 minutes drive or less.
Le Vieux Chene is a lovely, peaceful place to stay and represented very good value for money. The owners were lovely, really helpful and accommodating. They provided really good information about the local area, places to see and practical information such as the location of supermarkets. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with appliances and utensils which made self catering easy. We had our own area to sit outside and a good BBQ. overlooking a large and attractive garden with some lovely flowers. Our children were very happy with table tennis, swings and a play house. We found the cottage comfortable and homely. A couple of practical considerations: The bathroom is downstairs and the stairs very steep, I was a little concerned about our younger daughter visiting the toilet in the night so we left a light on. The fridge was on the small side which meant that we needed to shop several times rather than stocking up for the week. On balance though, a great place to stay, we wouldn’t hesitate to return. We would also recommend the wildlife park about 3 miles away, the animals and birds were kept in very natural surroundings and there was a great variety.
Thank you for your kind review Jillian, we're pleased that you had a good week! We'll bear those practical considerations in mind.
It was a delightful gite very nicely presented. The owners were very helpful and hospitable but not intrusive in any way.
Would definitely recommend and we hope to return. The only problem was the weather but that is something over which nobody has any control!
It is a bit remote but the benefits of peace and tranquility made up for that.
Thank you for your kind comments Jenny ! Steve and Sue
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 3 10/10
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 1 9.8/10