La Chaumiere luxury cottage for rent nr Baud

Quistinic (15km from Baud), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001898_A Advertiser since: 23 March 2005

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Chaumiere Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2

About this property

La Chaumiere Luxury Thatched Cottage Heated Pool . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Home Description
 
2016 - Awarded 4 stars/keys by French Ministry of Tourism and Clevacances. 

The picturesque hamlet of Le Helleguy can be found in the department of Morbihan, Southern Brittany, close to the River Blavet. Situated in a stunningly beautiful rural location, in the heart of the Blavet Valley, the hamlet is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped gardens and lawned play areas, rolling countryside, fields and woodland.
 
The hamlet consists of 3 beautiful detached Breton thatched cottages. The owners who live on-site (and are available to assist guests during their stay and offer complimentary therapies and beauty treatments) occupy one of the cottages, with the 2 remaining, La Chaumiere and La Grange, offered as luxury, self catering rental accommodation.
 
The cottages can be rented individually or together (under the name Le Helleguy), the latter being ideal for family and friend group gatherings.
 
Open all year, Le Helleguy is a super retreat for relaxing summer holidays, Christmas family gatherings and out of season winter breaks.
 
Wi-fi internet access in each cottage enables work commitments to be maintained during your stay. ‘Indulgence Breaks’ offering a package of Complimentary Therapies and Beauty Treatments tailored to suit the individual can be enjoyed at low cost.
 
Location nestling in the heart of the Blavet Valley, with the local villages of Quistinic and Bubry only 3km and 6km away and close to the market town of Baud (12km). An excellent base for walking, cycling, canoeing, golfing, horse riding etc.

Le Helleguy’s ideal location also offers easy access to many nearby medieval and historic towns (eg Josselin, Auray, Vannes, Pontivy etc) and tourist attractions (eg Poul Fetan, Camors Adventure Forest). Beautiful sandy beaches are less than 30 minutes drive away (Lamor Plage at Lorient), 40 minutes to Carnac, where a host of beach and sporting activities can be found.
 
Accommodation Detail
 
The cottages, La Chaumiere and La Grange, can be rented individually or together under the hamlet name of Le Helleguy (the latter giving guests exclusive use of the hamlet and its facilities).
 
Luxuriously furnished and appointed to an extremely high standard. Each cottage has immense character and charm with exposed oak beams, earthenware tiled floors, luxurious lounges - one with high pitched ceiling, one with double patio doors leading onto a terrace area, granite feature fireplaces with wood burning stoves.
 
Kitchens are modern and fully equipped with a host of appliances eg electric kettle, filter coffee-machine, cafetiere, toaster, slow cooker, electric whisk, food blender etc. There is also a wide range of general cookware, tableware and glassware helping to make the dining experience and entertaining on holiday a pleasure.
 
The kitchens have a breakfast bar with bar stools for casual eating and a separate dining area with table and chairs for more formal dining.
 
Wi-fi internet access available in each cottage.
 
Entertainment: audio tape player, cd, dvd, radio, satellite or cable, stereo system, tv, video player
 
In total there are 7 spacious bedrooms (3 doubles and 4 twins), sleeping 14 comfortably + 2 cots. Each cottage has 2 bathrooms and either 2 or 3 toilets.
 
The cottage terrace areas are furnished with patio tables and chairs, parasols and Australian gas bbqs.
 
Complimentary therapies. Massage, reflexology and beauty treatments available on-site from qualified practitioners. Refer to our website for details.

Long and short term breaks available. Reduced rates for couples.  OPEN ALL YEAR.
 
LA CHAUMIERE 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8.
This cottage benefits from a ground floor master bedroom with en suite shower room and separate wc. An ideal choice for people who find managing stairs difficult.
 
All bedrooms and living areas are spacious and tastefully furnished. The original Breton character and charm of this cottage has been retained with exposed oak beams, feature stone surround windows and a magnificent granite fireplace.
 
A host of accessories and appliances compliment the high quality accommodation that this cottage offers including Wi-fi internet access . In addition, to enhance your holiday, qualified on-site practitioners are able to offer holistic massage, reflexology and beauty treatments.
Kitchen - with a dishwasher, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, microwave, oven, washing machine Living room - with a fireplace, living area seating for 8 people Dining area - with a child's highchair, dining room, seating for 8 people Bathrooms - master en suite - shower room and adjacent wc; main bathroom - toilet, shower enclosure; downstairs toilet Bedrooms - 4 bedrooms, sleeps a maximum of 8 people; master en suite - 1 king sized bed, master 2 - 1 king size bed, twin 1 - 2 single divan beds, twin 2-2 single divan beds (a 3rd is available if required).  

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Comfortable kitchen/dining room seating 8 people. Multiple sets of crockery, cutlery and glassware plus additional extras eg fondue set, bread baskets, napkins etc. Modern fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, ironing facilities, plus a host of appliances eg filter coffee-machine, toaster, food blender etc

Living rooms

Spacious and luxurious lounge with large granite feature fireplace and wood burning stove, radiators throughout for added all year round comfort.

Bedrooms

Spacious king sized and twin bedrooms. En suite facilities. Luxurious bed linen, houserobes and towels provided.

Bathrooms

En suite bathroom plus central bathroom and separate wcs. Bathroom has spacious shower unit, washbasin and wc.

Heating

Radiators throughout the cottage plus a wood burning stove in the lounge

Entertainment

Large tv with English (and French) satellite free to view channels, dvd/video player - extensive library of over 500 dvds and videos, hi-fi system with selection of cds, boardgames and puzzles, wi-fi internet access.

Garden and outside

Magnificent 12 x 6m heated swimming pool housed beneath a retractable telescopic shelter - ideal in providing 'indoor and outdoor' swimming (end of March to mid November), gas bbq on cottage terrace, a host of outdoor games e.g. table tennis, badminton, tennis, football, cricket, Jenga, jumbo darts, croquet, swings etc, safe playing areas for children.

Parking and garages

Plenty of private off road parking

Visitor suitability

Ideal for familes and couples - family pets considered.

Information about any additional facilities

Surrounded by 3 acres of tranquil landscaped gardens, the cottage grounds provide ample space for everyone, whether in search of quiet relaxation or fun for all the family.

Le Helleguy’s ideal location also offers easy access to many nearby medieval and historic towns and tourist attractions (eg Josselin, Auray, Poul Fetan etc). Beautiful sandy beaches are less than 30 minutes drive away (40 minutes to Carnac beaches) where a host of beach and sporting activities can be found.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool

* Vet details: Les Trois Vallees Place de l'Eglise BUBRY

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Rivalain
Distance: 4 km

Beauty treatments

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salmon, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Blavet
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rimaison, 56310 Bieuzy les Eaux
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecurie de Bot Bonnalec 56310 Bubry
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Randonnee en Vallee du Blavet

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave - La Fontaine aux Vins Baud
Distance: 12 km

About the Owner, Mr Neil Young

Neil and I moved to Brittany in 2004 leaving behind a very hectic and stressful life in IT and banking! The appeal of the relaxed, family orientated, French way of life drew us to Brittany, where we found and purchased a beautiful hamlet of thatched cottages. Over the last 12 years we have enjoyed developing a successful holiday cottage business, whilst at the same time, immersing ourselves in French village life and getting to grips with the French language and all its many nuances !

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We chose Morbihan (one of the four departments in Brittany) for a number of reasons. Firstly, the beautiful granite stone buildings had a definite appeal - each department has its own unique style fashioned by the building materials local to the area. Secondly, the beautiful undulating landscape, lush and green, very similar to Cornwall and quaint picturesque villages, reminiscent of an ‘olde worlde’ England. Another plus, the temperate climate, warmer than the south of England, but not too hot on balmy summer days, and a convenient distance, just a short two hour drive south from the northern ports of St Malo & Roscoff.<br/><br/>Add to the above the wonderful Breton hospitality abound in this area, a host of interesting places to visit, the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan with its many islands to explore, historical towns and medieval cities, megalithic sites and much much more and the list goes on………! <br/>
Unique benefits of property There are many plus points for choosing to holiday at Le Helleguy, in one of our two detached thatched cottages, La Chaumiere and/or La Grange :<br/>• Located in a quite tranquil area, but within easy access of local amenities and the coast <br/>• Both rated 4 star / 4 key by the French Tourist Board & Clevacannce and so you can be confident of the standard and quality offered in the cottages<br/>• La Chaumiere offers ground floor accommodation with en-suite facilities if managing stairs is a problem<br/>• The heated swimming pool has a high-tech telescopic shelter which enables indoor swimming in mild/inclement weather and the pool water is heated from 1st April until mid-November<br/>• Spa facilities are available onsite, daily and in the evenings<br/>• Living in the hamlet ourselves, Neil and I on hand to offer assistance and help make your stay as relaxed and hassle free as possible!<br/>

The Owner Recommends

Beaches

Southern Brittany has many fine sandy beaches. Our nearest recommended beaches are only 30 minutes drive from Le Helleguy and include:

Larmor Plage (Plage de Port Maria) – near to Lorient, a fine sandy stretch of beach with a busy water-sports centre, a favourite for surfboarding and sailing. There are pleasant beachside cafes which serve refreshments & lunch

Larmor Plage (Plage de Toulhars) – near to Lorient. Located just before the village of Lamor Plage, a left turn takes you to this lovely safe, sheltered bay, with quiet sandy beach area – ideal for families with young children

Carnac - 5 beautiful sandy beaches stretching along 2½ miles of coastline. There is a coastal path following the coast line, which alternates between capes and sandy coves, much favoured by family holiday makers

Port-Louis – Lorient. An ancient fort stands at the entrance to this beach front. The Grands-Sables beach here is a favourite with locals for bathing and water-sports

Other recommended beaches include:

St Pierre Quiberon – an ideal resort for families, lovely sandy beaches, home of the National Sailing School and the sand-carting club, UCPA

Plage de Kervert – This naturist beach at St Gildas de Rhuys offers a largely unspoilt area edged with dunes and planted with marram grass

Ile de Groix – a short boat ride from Lorient takes you to this tiny island (5 miles by 2), which offers opportunities for pleasant walks and cycle rides. In addition, the beach of Grands Sables (the sole example of a convex beach in Europe) is one of the finest beaches in Brittany, offering clear water and fine white sand.


Cycling

Plenty of choice for cycling: towpaths beside the Blavet, along quiet country lanes, through woodland and villages or on the more strenuous mountain bike trails. Bicycle hire is available locally.

There is plenty of choice for cycling in the local environ:

• the flat towpath beside the river Blavet offers access to over 50km of scenic route between Pontivy and Hennebont – only 4km from the hamlet
• along quiet country lanes surrounding the hamlet : mini circuits of 5-10km (or longer if preferred) with local bar/creperies to stop at for refreshments on route
• a county footpath passes right by the hamlet and leads on to various off road routes through woodland and past villages
• or on the more strenuous French VTT mountain bike trails, one of which also passes by the hamlet

Bicycle hire is available locally from a reputable bike hire shop at Inzinzac/Lochrist (only 8km from the hamlet) and we can arrange bikes to be delivered ready for your arrival.

In addition, we have 4 adults bikes at the hamlet (2 with child seat attachments) which are available for your use, free of charge.

Fishing

Over 28 local fishing areas such as the River Blavet, the Nantes-Brest Canal and River Evel, cater for all types of angling. Daily or weekly permits available.

Potential catches include: Roach, Dace, Carp, Pike, Perch, Salmon and Trout.

Daily or weekly permits can be purchased at a local fishing tackle shop in the nearby town of Baud (12km) and we shall be more than happy to organise a permit ready for your arrival!

Horse Riding

Local equestrian centres provide an opportunity to go horse riding and pony trekking.

Historic Towns and Cities

Many retaining their medieval centres and character including Pontivy and Josselin with their Rohan family chateaux as well as Auray, Carnac and the ports of Vannes and Lorient.

Markets

Markets are held each week in most towns through Brittany, offering very good value, tasty fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as traditional local food, fish/shellfish, clothes and crafts.

Early rising is a 'must' to fully appreciate the hustle and bustle of a market day and to enjoy the atmosphere, as most markets start around 07:30 and start to wind up and close at around midday, or 13:00 if there is sufficient business around to warrant it!

A list of all local daily markets can be found in the cottages with our 'special recommendations' too!

Megaliths

Morbihan is famous for the volume and variety of Neolithic remains including the famous alignments of Carnac.

Nearest Restaurant

Au Coin Tranquille - Creperie - St Tugdual (2km)
Les Rendez-Vous des Pecheurs - Pont Augan (6km)
La Tourelle - Melrand (5km)
A La Maison - Bubry (6km)

Poul Fetan

Only 6 km from the hamlet, near Quistinic is the beautifully restored 15th, 16th & 17th Century thatched working village museum of Poul Fetan.

Lots for all the family to see and do with a schedule of daily events to events to enjoy e.g. activities such as wool dying, spinning, butter making, washing the laundry at the local lavoir etc.

There is also a traditional baker (with scrumptious pastries and bread on sale), a pottery shop, traditional costume display, farm & animals, a children's play area with lots of traditional games etc. and much more....

River Blavet

Local river with 50km of towpaths, ideal for cycling, walking and fishing.

Things to Do

With wildlife reserves, parks, chateaux gardens, zoos, an aquarium and a whole variety of museums covering French Resistance, dolls, postcards, megaliths etc can all be found in the local area.

Village de L'an Mil

Medieval working museum of a traditional farming community with rural livestock.

Walking

Plenty of well signposted country walks within the immediate area and beyond. Maps of recommended walks with details on what to see en route are available.

Watersports

Locally on rivers, inland lakes and reservoirs or by the seaside. These include canoeing and kayaking, rowing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, sand karting and jet-skiing.

Golf

Brittany has a number of excellent golf courses which offer the possibility of all year round golf! These include (with distances from the hamlet):

Rimaison (12 km / 8 miles)
Val Queven (35 km / 23 miles)
St. Laurent (40 km 25 miles)
Ploemeur-Ocean (43 km 27 miles)
Baden (44 km / 28 miles)
Rhuys-Kerver (73 km / 46 miles)

Situated in beautiful natural surroundings, either by the sea or in the country, the warm friendly Breton hospitality and high quality facilities offers golfers, beginners and experts alike, an enjoyable environment to relax and unwind.

The nearest course to the hamlet is only 10 minutes drive away at:

Rimaison (12km / 8 miles) (visit : www.rimaison.net)

For more dedicated golfing information in Brittany visit : www.golf-brittanytourism.com

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