Holiday let Nantes-Brest Canal nr Rostrenen - BM001938_A

4km from Rostrenen, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001938_A Advertiser since: 22 June 2005

This location has multiple holiday properties

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Stable Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Stable Cottage 50 Acre Private Estate by Canal. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Your holiday will be spent in charming traditional Stable Cottage in a large, secluded courtyard setting on our own 50 acre private estate directly bordering the Nantes-Brest Canal.  Furnished and fully equipped to a high standard.
Relax and unwind at Magourou in unspoilt countryside.  Freedom to wander throughout the estate. Roam down the track to the fields, through the oak glade and then return along the canal to your own holiday cottage. 
Bird-watching, fishing and cycling by the canal.  Rambling for the enthusiast or gentle strolls along the towpath. Or just simply relax and enjoy tranquillity.
Ideal touring base. Lakes for swimming, fishing, watersports 4km and 20km. Market town 3km with supermarkets, restaurants and pâtisserie.
Accommodation . Inglenook fireplace with woodburner. Exposed original beams throughout. Hand-made dining table from oak harvested on the estate. Modern kitchen with all the usual facilities including electric cooker and microwave. Upstairs bathroom. One double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. Bedding, towels and electricity included. Washing machine and freezer. Free internet access via wi-fi. Electric heaters throughout.
Some quotes from our visitors book:
"...Cannot really find words to describe how much we enjoyed the cottage and surroundings.  Everything was perfect and lots of great little touches that made it feel extra special. Could only get one week so will have to come back!" Lesley and Barry, Birmingham
"...Absolutely perfect. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. Loads of good information. Restful and peaceful. Excellent hospitality". The Emerys, Sheffield
"...second visit - twice as good as first visit". S and K, Dublin
"...Worth every moment of the internet search - perfect spot to explore Brittany but after many drives found our favourite place was right here. Loved walking and cycling the canal in the most beautiful area of France". Joanne and Mark, Australia
"...Magourou is a truly wonderful place and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of its location. We will certainly recommend Magourou to our friends. Thank you for making us very welcome and for providing such comprehensive equipment and facilities". The Agostini Family, London
"...Wonderful location for exploring Brittany in any direction in a day".Jeanne and Ross, San Diego, USA
"...Magourou is the best equipped and most comfortable French property we have stayed in". Mr and Mrs F, Bristol
"...We have enjoyed a wonderfully restful week in this most comfortable gite, which has been furnished with visitors every comfort in mind".  Mr and Mrs B, Somerset
"...Sheer heaven!"  Anne and Brian, Worcs

"Highly recommended. Clean, friendly, warm and charming! The homely cottage is not only the best accommodation in Brittany, but one of the best places to stay anywhere! Gill and Robin are friendly and helpful hosts and you won't find a cleaner place. The grounds are maintained beautifully and the cottage is charming and warm. You'll have everything you need for cooking and relaxing. I couldn't recommend it more." HC, April 2016.
Visit our website first for further information, photographs and more recommendations from many of our previous visitors.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped modern kitchen with all the usual facilities including electric cooker and microwave. Freezer and washing machine also available. Large dining table with seating for up to 6 people.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with inglenook fireplace with woodburner for those cosy winter evenings. Exposed original chestnut beams throughout. Comfortable 3 seater settee with easy chairs.


One double room and one twin room each with exposed beams and stone gable wall to give your holiday that traditional cottage feel.


Upstairs shower room with toilet and handbasin.


Electric heaters in all rooms - electricity included in the cost. Plus woodburner for supplementary heating and atmosphere in the winter.


No entertainment on-site! Relax with a book in peace and quiet - or with a glass of wine on a winter's evening beside the logburner.

Garden and outside

Private garden with bbq and garden furniture as well as freedom to use our 50 acres of fields, woodland and tracks as your own!

Parking and garages

Undercover parking available beside your accommodation for your exclusive use.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for everyone - whatever your age!

Information about any additional facilities

Situated just 3 kilometres from the market town of Rostrenen which is known as the crossroads of Brittany due to its central position. Magourou therefore makes an ideal touring base to explore the whole of Brittany.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Well behaved dogs are very welcome here at Magourou and indeed the 50 acres of fields, tracks and woodland are ideal for them. There is also the well maintained towpath which is perfect for dogs - and their owners! There is also a very good local vet.



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Bream, pike, zander, roach, tench, rudd
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest Canal

Fishing on-site


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR37


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Robin Morgan Gill Morgan

We are Robin and Gill Morgan and we moved to Magourou in 2005 after giving up our jobs in England to come to France and renovate Magourou. Our friends thought we were mad to take on such a project but after much hard work, we have achieved our goal! We are now living in the 'petit manoir' and have also fully renovated 2 cottages which we are offering for relaxing holidays in the breton countryside. We have lived here for many years now so know the area well and can recommend it!

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We think Magourou is a very special place. It is 50 acres of fields, tracks and woodland situated in the green and pleasant breton countryside. Not only that, the fields border the picturesque Nantes Brest canal, which is only one of it's unique features. We love walking and cycling along the towpath and along the country lanes through the local villages. It also appeals just as easily to birdwatchers, artists, fishermen...the list is endless. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found such a lovely location and we have worked hard to make it into an environment with 2 cottages which can be enjoyed by our visitors.
Unique benefits of property As well as the beautiful surroundings of the private estate and the Nantes Brest canal, we have furnished and equipped the cottages to a very high standard which has been appreciated by all our visitors over the years. Whether you visit in the height of summer and are outside with a glass of wine or whether you have an out of season break sitting by the cosy log fire, then we guarantee you will relax and unwind.
But if you also want to explore Brittany, then we are situated literally in the centre of Brittany so an ideal spot for exploring the whole of the area.
Our local market town of Rostrenen is just 3 kilometres away so it's quick and easy to get to town for the morning croissants too.

The Owner Recommends

A Holiday is for Doing Nothing at all!

Simply relax and enjoy tranquillity on a 50 acre private estate in the central Brittany countryside.

Breton Crêpes and Cider

Creperies are a favourite over the whole region offering an imaginative range of savoury buckwheat galettes or sweet crepes. Of course the best way to enjoy these are together with a bowl of local cider.

Canal de Nantes à Brest on your Doorstep

Gentle strolls or rambling for the enthusiast along the picturesque canal towpath which borders the estate.

Cycling Too!

Traffic-free cycling along the canal towpath or the old railway line which is now a designated cycletrack. Ideal for children.

Fishing and Bird-watching

The unspoilt Nantes-Brest Canal is also perfect for a bird-watching and fishing holiday.

Ideal Touring Base

Magourou is situated just 3km from the market town of Rostrenen which is known as the crossroads of Brittany, due to its central position.

Local Patisserie

Patisseries are as good here as anywhere in France and Rostrenen's is one of the best in Brittany - so definitely worth a try!

Market Day is Tuesday

Tuesday is market day in Rostrenen but it's possible to find a traditional market selling fresh produce locally every day of the week.

Renowned French Cuisine

France of course is renowned for its cuisine and Brittany is no exception. Being a maritime race, seafood is a speciality not to be missed.

Shopping and Eating in Rostrenen

Rostrenen is a well serviced town with 3 supermarkets and several restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.

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