Riverside holiday cottage to rent in Brittany

Saint-Barthelemy (10km from Baud), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001157 Advertiser since: 2 August 2004
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Riverside Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 6 2

About this property

Cottage in Idyllic Location Overlooking River Blavet. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Chez Pêcheur, set in an idyllic location overlooking the River Blavet. Boulangerie/supermarket 3 miles. Main town of Baud 5 miles. Beaches 30 minutes.
Accommodation. Two bedrooms. Two shower rooms. Well equipped kitchen. Lounge with log fire, tv/vcr/cd/dvd. Conservatory/gamesroom. Laundry room. Private ¼ mile stretch of river for additional fishing just downstream. Garden. Parking for 2 cars. Bbq.

Activities on-site. Fishing (tackle provided), 2-man canoe, kayak, 4 mountain bikes, pool table, PlayStation2, boules. Ideal for walking, cycling, wildlife, bird-watching. Horse riding, golf, karting, swimming pool nearby.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped pine kitchen, with dining table. Views over the river.

Large dining table, which converts into a pool table in the gamesroom/conservatory.

Living rooms

Living room has a log fire, satellite television, dvd player, video player and cd player. Views over the river.


Two double bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with twin beds.


Two bathrooms, both have showers but no baths I'm afraid.


Four mountain bikes provided. One canoe, one 2-man kayak, and a 2-3 man pedalo. Many games, cds, dvds and videos. Ideal for fishing, and fishing equipment provided.

Garden and outside

Cottage overlooks the River Blavet, and is in a fairly secluded location. We also have a small private garden with barbecue and pergola.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples, families and small groups of friends.

Information about any additional facilities

A lovely location for bird-watching, wildlife watching - otters and kingfishers commonly seen. Plenty of scope for outdoor activities. The cottage is located in a truly beautiful area.


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Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, bream, pike and chubb
Name of nearest fishing location: River Blavet


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rimaison, 56310 Bieuzy les Eaux
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre La Pierre Blanch, 56150 Kerguinevet, Baud
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Judy Davis

My husband and I (now retired) bought our riverside cottage as a holiday home for ourselves and our 3 children about 15 years ago. Although our children are now grown up, we still all like to go back whenever we have the opportunity.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? We chose the cottage for its beautiful location next to the river in the Blavet valley. We all love outdoor activities and the cottage allowed us to be close to wildlife, enabling the children plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors in safety. The cottage is situated on the tow path linking Pontivy and Hennebont near the coast, giving us about 70 km of flat, safe, cyclable and walkable paths. In addition, we all love the fact that we can kayak along the river directly from the cottage, or swim or fish, or simply read a book and let the world go by.
Unique benefits of property Although situated in the very quiet hamlet of St Adrien, with its famous chapel, the cottage is within easy reach (about 40 minutes drive) of popular beaches, such as Carnac, Lorient, La Trinité, as well as the Morbihan Peninsula. Many historic towns worth visiting are nearby, including Pontivy, Auray, Vannes, Lorient and Josselin to name a few. The area is really unique for its natural beauty and charm.

The Owner Recommends


The cottage is in an idyllic situation for fishing and there is plenty of fishing gear available at the cottage for anyone to use. As well as the Blavet, there are numerous rivers and streams in the area offering a variety of fishing.


We have 2 very stable kayaks at the cottage which guests are very welcome to use and are lots of fun. Each kayak is suitable for one adult or one adult and a child. Kayaking on the River Blavet has proved a very popular activity, as the very fit can paddle down to Hennebont or up to Pontivy.

Location and activities

Riverside cottage, ideal for walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking. Horse riding nearby. The energetic can cycle all the way down to the estuary at Hennebont, along a lovely, flat cycle path at the side of the river. Bikes and canoes on-site.

Mountain Biking

There are 4 mountain bikes at the cottage available for anyone to use, and lots of wonderful cycle rides in the area. There is a cycle path all the way along the river from Pontivy to Hennebont. We are about half way along the path so its fairly easy to reach either of these destinations as the path has an excellent surface and is flat. The scenery all the way along the river is beautiful.

Nearest restaurant

Many lovely restaurants in Baud, about 15 minutes away by car.


There is a 2-seater pedalo on the river at the cottage for guests to use. This is very good fun for those wanting a leisurely peddle along the river (rather than at the river's edge).

Walking and Wildlife Watching

The cottage is ideally situated for country and river walks, bird-watching - kingfishers freqently spotted and otter-watching.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.4
  • Comfort: 8.8
  • Condition: 8.4
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.7 / 10 Savages 25 August, 2014

This is a wonderful find - a fantastic location close to the Blavet which was very peaceful and quiet. I am tempted to keep this find to myself, so it is available for us again next year! Lovely, clean gite with quality furnishings and equipment - the bikes and kayaks are a big plus and we would thoroughly recommend it. Some users were disappointed that the grass between the cottage and the river wasn't private, but we thought it was lovely to share it with fishermen, kayakers and the odd campervan.

9.3 / 10 Riverside Cottage 17 August, 2014

Along with our 16 year old son and 19 year old daughter, who flew out a week later for a few days we all had a fabulous holiday. The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. The caretaker was very pleasant. He called on us a couple of times to check everything was ok and even recommended a few places to visit and places to eat. There was lots for us to do - pool table, kayaks, pedalo, mountain bikes and not to mention the tandem - we used them all and had so much fun. We had so many wonderful bike rides along the river and everyone along the way was so friendly.
Camper vans and boats would often park up in front overnight and all very friendly. Not a day would go by without fishermen throwing a line in the river just in front of the cottage. Again all were very courteous and friendly.
Shops are only a short drive away and lots of lovely beaches, again not too far away.
Lots of places to walk, run or even the common in front of the cottage to just chill and relax. There were plenty of deck chairs and sun loungers in the shed for our use too.
We would definitely love to return and would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family.

8.8 / 10 Pat 15 July, 2013

Good points
Good location beside river, beautiful countryside, within reach of interesting places to visit. Bikes (for tall adults/teens), canoes, games and games room, TV, internet. Good facilities: fridge, separate freezer, washing machine and dryer.

Bad points
No washing line. A couple of personal furnishing things: not keen on leather furniture or open shelves in kitchen. Low sloping ceiling and beams in bedrooms.

9 / 10 Lesley 24 May, 2013

Good points
Location excellent. Facilities excellent. Parking very good. Local shops & residents very helpful & friendly.

Bad points
We found the cottage a little damp, and there can be a lot of vehicles passing/parking close to the cottage.