Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 2 10/10
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|La Maison de Marguerite||Self Catering||Friday||3||5||1|
LA MAISON DE MARGUERITE: SLEEPS 5 PLUS 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.
LA MAISON DE MARGUERITE: This cottage has a double bedroom, a small double bedroom with a 4ft bed, and a twin bedroom and shower room/wc on the first floor. The open plan ground floor has an exposed stone wall, fireplace and beams with a view over the courtyard garden from the lounge, and over the terrace and garden from the kitchen/dining area.
Bed linen is provided, and cot, highchair and baby bath are available at no extra charge.
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 matching crockery, glassware, cutlery, and utensils and everything else needed for 6 people to cook and dine in comfort. The table can be extended to seat 10. High chair available.
Gas oven and hob with all the latest security features, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, filter coffee-maker.
Lounge area with sofa and 2 armchairs. 32" TV with UK Freesat, French tv programs, and a dvd player, music player connects to phones, tablets. Strong wi-fi signal throughout the house and garden.
Bedroom 1: comfortable double bed, drawers and small wardrobe. Makeup table with mirror and stool.
Bedroom 2: small double bed (4ft) clothes hanging rails, drawers.
Bedroom 3: twin single beds, wardrobe, drawers, chair. Cot available.
Shower room has large 3ft shower with shower seat and handrail. Washbasin with large mirror, toilet. Baby bath available
We open from May to September and heating is normally rarely required, however there are electric radiators that can be used as needed.
32" TV with UK Freesat, French tv programs, and a dvd player, music player connects to phones, tablets. Strong wi-fi signal throughout the house and garden.
Private terrace with a gate that has a charcoal barbecue and a dining table and chairs for 6. There are sunloungers for adults and a pair of easy chairs. The large well-kept garden outside the terrace, has a playhouse and swings and is shared with guests in the other cottages.
Onsite surfaced/gated parking for one car per cottage.
Junior to senior, but not for anyone with severely impaired mobility. The cottage is not wheelchair friendly, we're afraid.
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.
We had an absolutely wonderful time her at La Maison de Marguerite. The owners clearly have great pride in their properties which is demonstrated in the cleanliness and standard of the accommodation. All rooms were very clean, tidy and well maintained.
The small private courtyard was provided an ideal setting to eat and spend time outside while the large lawn kept the children (and the children from the neighboring gites) entertained with plenty of room for families to play together.
The three accommodations although next to each other have plenty of private space for you to eat/rest alfresco without feeling intruded by your neighbors.
The location is great too while being on the outskirts of s large village we found large supermarkets, busy towns and beaches were no more than 20 minutes away. The Zoo which is only 1.5 miles away is fantastic.
Steve and Sue were fantastic hosts, if we return to the area (& we probably will) then we would definitely return and stay at La Maison de Marguerite without looking for anywhere else.
Thank you Matth and Family. We're so pleased that you had a great time here and hope that we'll see you again!
Our stay in June/July was our fifth visit to this lovely gite set in beautiful surroundings which are so lovingly tended by Steve, the proprietor. Steve and his wife, Sue, are amazing hosts and the gites are maintained to a very high standard so clean and so well equipped. We have enjoyed every visit to this wonderful property and would recommend any of the gites to anyone interested. It is a lovely area to visit with beaches not far away. Excellent value for money and anyone booking one of the gites will certainly not be disappointed.
Thank you very much for that Gill, much appreciated. We enjoy having you, you're great guests!
Superb gite set in beautiful well maintained gardens. Facilities include full satellite TV with UK channels.
Fast secure WiFi, and iPod docking. Kitchen equipment very comprehensive includes new cooker, dishwasher and Tassimo coffee machine. BBQ supplied in private outdoor space. Helpfull friendly hosts always available if needed.
Very very highly recommended we will return next year.
Thank you very much, we look forward to welcoming you again next year!
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 2 10/10
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 1 9.8/10