Pretty holiday cottage rental, Brittany - BM001294_A

Masserac (15km from Redon), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001294_A Advertiser since: 1 June 2005

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Walnut Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Walnut Cottage, charming, in Brittany. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Walnut Cottage (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4) is a pretty stone cottage situated in a rural hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside just 1km from the local village of Masserac. Each cottage has its own large, private and enclosed garden. Well situated for reaching all the beaches and attractions of Southern Brittany and Loire Atlantique. A large selection of bicycles from childs to adults available to use free of charge as well as child seats, trailers and tag-along bike for younger children. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.



Kitchen and dining

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen including cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer. The laundry room offers free to use facilities including washing machines, irons and ironing boards.

The cottage has open plan living and dining area with dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

Comfortable open plan living area with fireplace and woodburner, 32-inch tv with English satellite channels, dvd and cd hi-fi with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Security stairgates at the top and bottom of stairs.


Walnut Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one double with Juliet balcony and one twin bedroom. Bed linen is included.

Cots and highchairs available.


Walnut Cottage has a bathroom with bath and shower.


Electric heating available in the cooler months.


There are a large selection of bicycles from childs to adults as well as child bicycle trailers, child seats and tag along bike to use free of charge.

Free unlimited wi-fi.

Selection of games, books and dvd's.

Garden and outside

The cottage has a private fully enclosed garden with patio and shady pergola.
The pretty garden also offers a stone chimney bbq, outdoor dining furniture and easy chairs for relaxing.
Private parking.
A large selection of bicycles from child to adult sizes as well as child bicycle trailers, child seats and tag along bike to use free of charge.

Parking and garages

Private parking

Visitor suitability

Families with young children, older travellers, couples and friends.

Information about any additional facilities

Prices include bed linen, all utilities (gas, electricity and water) and local taxes.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Redon
Distance: 12 km


Distance: 20 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vilaine
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Caden
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Juzet
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Surrounding area


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Maria Conlan

Originally from Plymouth, Devon, we had searched for many years for a rural idyll to call home and had never quite found the right one until we visited South Brittany Cottages. We were instantly captivated by the wonderful old cottages and barns which still enchant us even now after enjoying many happy years here. We knew that it would be a very special place to stay as it had been established since 1997. Thankfully the previous owners were looking to retire and so our dreams became a reality.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We love the location of South Brittany Cottages as it's a wonderful place for a rural escape and yet is still within very easy reach of all the beaches, swimming lakes and other attractions on offer in Southern Brittany. The local village is only a short stroll with its boulangerie and Café Bar and the surrounding area offers picturesque countryside and is designated as a protected area of natural beauty.
Unique benefits of property We make every effort to ensure that each cottage and barn offers a charming home from home and that you enjoy a carefree and relaxing holiday. We live on-site very discreetly (you will rarely see us unless you need us or we are mowing lawns!) If you do need us for any help or advice, recommendations, bookings or medical appointments we are always available and very happy to help. We feel privileged to have welcomed so many guests to South Brittany Cottages and always feel rewarded to have helped create lots of happy, holiday memories. We welcome lots of returning guests, many of whom have become friends over the years, which always delights us and gives us great confidence that South Brittany Cottages is indeed a very special place to stay.

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Beaches and Swimming

There are several beautiful swimming lakes with beaches, picnic areas and watersports and outdoor swimming pools all within 15 minutes from South Brittany Cottages. The nearest beaches are located in the charming French holiday towns of Damgan and Penestin, both with stunning sandy beaches and a good selection of shops and restaurants, just 37 miles from cottage to beach. The larger resorts of La Turballe & La Baule, where white sandy beaches stretch for several miles, are also within easy reach.


Within a stones throw of South Brittany Cottages you will find the Rivers Vilaine and the Don where you can watch the many herons and birds of prey. The surrounding area is perfectly placed for the annual migratory flights. That means in spring and in autumn a wide range of species are ready and waiting to be spotted and ticked off your list. Our best known area is the Regional National Park of Briere which has 42,000 acres of wetlands to be explored, it is an important winter haven for ducks and geese, sandpipers and wading birds.

Canoeing and Kayaking

There are several places where you can hire canoes and kayaks for canoeing either rivers or lakes. If you prefer a more relaxed way of messing about on the water, just 15 minutes away is La Gacilly which offers day boats for up to 6 people for hire. Windsurfing and other nautical sports are also on offer at several lakes and beaches in the area.


The area is a cyclists paradise! Why not make use of the large selection of bicycles available for you to use to explore the area. On your doorstep you have a cycle path adjacent to the River Vilaine where you can follow the meandering river in the direction of the historic town of Redon and the coast or head north towards the city of Rennes. If you prefer, you can design your own routes using the many rarely used minor roads and cycle past the expanse of meadows & countryside and pass through the local quaint villages.

Family Attractions

Les Naudieres Park is a great attraction park offering a fun day out. Karting, 15 different huge bouncy castles, the luge and plenty more to keep the whole family amused. Branfere Park offers an open air animal park with interesting animals from around the world. Set in the grounds of Chateau Branfere the children will love to feed some of the animals. Tepacap Park is a fantastic outdoor activity theme park set around a lake for children, offering different areas for different age groups.


South Brittany Cottages are situated in a region named Les Trois Rivieres (The Land of the 3 Rivers). Just 5 minutes from the cottages you reach the banks of the meandering River Vilaine as it flows towards Redon. The area offers plenty of opportunities to fish both in rivers and lakes.


The closest golf course to South Brittany Cottages is in the beautiful grounds of the Chateau at Missillac only 30 minutes away. Also in the grounds you can take advantage of the tennis courts and angling ponds. Other nearby courses are at Savenay (40 mins) & Caden (45 mins).

Horse and Pony Riding

Close by are several equestrian centres offering pony rides through forests and around lakes, lessons and even donkey rides.

On the Doorstep!

Begin your day by taking a gentle stroll to the friendly boulangerie in our local village of Masserac for your fresh bread & croissants for breakfast. The village also offers a traditional French cafe bar with large screen tv for any important sporting events, a small grocery shop, a hairdressing salon and a Health, Beauty and Well Being centre. Another 10 minutes away is the lively town of Guemene Penfao where you will find supermarkets, an indoor swimming pool, canoe hire for paddling along the River Don and pony trekking. Fishing enthusiasts can take advantage of the many lakes and rivers surrounding La Cour and the private fishing lake just a couple of minutes away from the cottages.

Towns and Cities

If you prefer a more relaxed way of life why not visit the ancient trading town of Redon where the Nantes-Brest Canal meets the River Vilaine and explore the many shops, weekly open air market and indoor/outdoor swimming pool. There are many beautiful towns and cities in the area. The stunning medieval walled town of Guerande located in the salt mining area with its artisan shops, open air market, museums and cathedral. Vannes a beautiful fortified city has an old centre of cobbled streets, cathedral, beautiful gardens all on the mouth of the River Vannes. Nantes on the River Loire is often cited as being one of the best cities in France to live in. Visit the Gothic Cathedral, the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, the mechanical elephant and Jules Verne Museum or merely relax on a lunch or dinner cruise on the waterways. As the name suggests, Chateaubriant is the home to a magnificent medieval castle as well as the renowned Chateaubriant steak. A beautiful Roman church, a bustling weekly market, charming architecture and a stunning glass theatre in this historic town. Rennes the capital of Brittany with its Parliament building symbolising Brittany's glorious past, many shops and restaurants scattered throughout the restored streets and squares and outstanding buildings by famous architects.


You can enjoy a gentle stroll through woodlands and around small lakes and then make your way down to the River Vilaine and follow it as it meanders across open fields and past picturesque hamlets & villages. There are many waymarked walking trails around the cottages to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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