Holiday cottage for rental in Brittany - BM001318

Neulliac (13km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001318 Advertiser since: 8 July 2003
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St Samson Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 + baby

About this property

Renovated Cottage in Central Brittany, Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Set in 10 acres of unspoilt countryside in Central Brittany with direct pedestrian access to the River Blavet and the Nantes-Brest Canal,  St Samson offers open views, peace and tranquillity. Ideal for a quiet  relaxing holiday, plenty to do for children of all ages and adults, also for walkers, cyclists and fishermen.
Large heated swimming pool (11 x 4m ) - open end May to mid September. Wi-fi access in the Cottage  (24/ 7 - free of charge).
The cottage has been sympathetically restored and is fully equipped with modern, home comforts. Open plan ground floor with comfortable lounge and modern well equipped kitchen and dining area. A real home from home.
First floor - 3 bedrooms (one double bed, one twin bed and one bunk bed) and modern bathroom with large shower.
Electricity, gas, water and all bed linen  included in rental price.
Gamesroom - pool, table tennis
Well maintained large garden and grounds ( pool, games room and garden is shared with owners and 2 further gîtes). Children's swings and trampoline.
Dogs welcome - with 10 acres and the canal towpath on our doorstep it really is "doggy heaven" !
Barbecue and garden furniture.
St Samson is within a 2 hour drive of the ferry ports of Roscoff and St Malo and less than an hour from both the north and south coasts making it a perfect location for discovering all of Brittany.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped, modern, fully-fitted kitchen with gas cooker (4 burner hob , grill and oven), dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, kettle, coffee-machine, toaster etc.

Large farmhouse dining table with bench and chairs

Living rooms

Comfortable lounge with settee and armchairs. Large television (English satelliite - Freeview). Log burning stove. Radio, cd player, dvd player. Free internet accesss (wi-fi)


First floor - 3 bedrooms (one double bed, one twin bed and one bunk bed). All bed linen included (duvets, covers, pillows etc). Baby cot, highchair, stairgate etc at no extra charge .


Modern bathroom with large shower cubicle, basin and toilet.


Log burning stove in the lounge area. Each bedroom has an electric radiator, also one in the kitchen area.


Free wi-fi access. English satellite televison Freeview). Gamesroom - table tennis and pool. Boardgames. Library of English books.

Garden and outside

Heated swimming pool (open end May to mid September) - shared with 2 other gites and owners who live on-site and are always available should you need help, whilst hopefully remaining unobtrusive. Pool (11 x 5m) non chlorine - active oxygen. The depth of the pool varies from 0.9 m with step entry to 2m deep end. Pool is fenced and conforms to all strict French safety regulations. There is a paved and decked area around the pool with sunloungers.

Extensive well maintained grounds (10 acres), some meadow land, some well flowered garden and large areas suitable for ball games. Children's swings and trampoline.

Gamesroom - (shared) in an outside building with table tennis and pool table. Badminton and basic fishing equipment are available. Outside swings and climbing rope on a large grassed area which is suitable for all ball games. Well flowered during the summer months - Prize winners since 2010 for Neulliac in Bloom.

Parking and garages

Ample off-road parking. Covered area for bike storage.

Visitor suitability

St Samson is the perfect holiday location for families, adults and children. With its proximity adjoining the Nantes-Brest Canal and the River Blavet it is ideal for walkers, fishermen and cyclists (both the keen cyclist and for families). Bicycle hire available on-site at reasonable prices. With little light pollution it is also a great location for the keen astronomer.

Situated between the towns of Mur de Bretagne and Pontivy the location is rural but it is only a few minutes drive to these market towns where you will find all services, shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants etc

Information about any additional facilities

Plenty to do on-site and in the area. Ideal location for those who just want to relax and chill out but also lots to do for families with children of all ages. Whilst the location is rural it is just a 10 minute drive to Pontivy, a thriving town with its medieval castle, hypermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: All vets details will be supplied on arrival. We can also arrange the final appointment for your dog before you return to the UK.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Many Antique and car boot sales are held regularly in the area
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: There are 35 different varieties of fish in the river and canal
Name of nearest fishing location: On site in the River Blavet and Nantes-Brest Canal

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimaison near Pontivy
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecole de Guerlegoden , Kergrist
Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Canal towpath


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Kathryn Dunstan

Our love affair with France began with both of us as children with frequent holidays in different parts of the country. We moved here permanently in 2000 and still love it. We are well integrated into our village and have many French friends. We belong to the village OAP group and help out at village events on a regular basis. Our French is fluent which helps us to communicate with everybody and participate fully in French life. This means we are also able to help you with any communications.

Year property purchased 1992
Why this location? Having spent many holidays in France over the years we always returned to Devon via Brittany so when it came to buying a property we found it the ideal location - easy access to UK, not too hot, not too cold. Set between the towns of Pontivy and Mur de Bretagne we have direct access to the Nantes Brest canal where I am able to walk our dog every day along the 365kms of towpath. We have open views from the house, peace and tranquillity which, after having both lead stressful lives in the UK, is perfect for us and is loved by all our guests.
Unique benefits of property Set in the heart of the Breton countryside in 10 acres of grounds with direct access to the Nantes Brest canal and River Blavet. Our location has to be our biggest asset. The large lawned garden is well maintained and well flowered in summer ( prize winners of the Maisons Fleuries since 2008 ) Plenty of space for both ball games and sunbathing.
Our heated swimming pool ( 11m x 4m ) is popular with all our visitors It's non chlorine ( active oxygen system ) so doesn't smell. It is fenced and south facing which makes it a real suntrap. There are sunloungers around the edge for relaxing and supervising children in the pool.
St Samson is a " real doggy heaven " for pet owners. We have 1 dog ourselves ( German shorthaired pointer ) whom loves the company of other dogs.
Our other benefit is that each of our gites has free WiFi access 24 hours a day so our guests ( particularly the younger ones ) can still keep in touch with the world via Google, e-mails, Facebook etc.

The Owner Recommends

What There is to See and Do

There is a lot of tourist information in the cottage providing details of all there is to see and do in the area. With the canal just over the field and numerous tracks nearby St Samson is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists ( both for the keen cyclist and for family use ) and fishermen. Nearby in the village of Kergrist is an excellent Horse Riding stables where lessons and trekking are very much more reasonably priced than in the UK. The Lac de Guerledan with its safe sandy beaches and watersports ( canoeing, wind surfing, pedalos etc ) is just a `10 minute drive away and a popular destination for our guests. Should you wish to venture further we are an hours drive and equi distant from the North and South coasts of Brittany where you will find numerous sandy beaches as well as rocky coves. Whilst the setting of St Samson is rural it is only a 10 minute drive to the thriving town of Pontivy with its medieval castle and numerous shops, hypermarkets, sports facilities, restaurants and services. Further afield are the towns of Rennes ( the county town ), Vannes, Quimper and St Brieuc, all popular destinations with our guests. There is far less traffic in Brittany in comparison with UK making driving a pleasure.