Holiday cottage plus pool to rent Brittany - BM001974

Saint-Servant (6km from Josselin), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM001974 Advertiser since: 7 July 2005
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Esprit Campagne Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2

About this property

Exclusive use Farmhouse and Pool in Large Garden. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This property is particularly suited to private individuals who wish exclusive use of a house and pool for their stay, as it used exclusively as a holiday property. 
Therefore you will not have the owners on site or have to share the garden and grounds with other families.
A key issue is the pool is HEATED to 27 degrees.Please do not compare our pool with unheated pools or above ground pools that do not attract the elevated cost of Local Taxes.
The price reflects the extra costs to the owners as gite complexes are much cheaper to run with shared costs.Therfore please do not compare us with shared holiday complexes.
The word Morbihan, means 'Little Sea' in Breton language. This refers to the large tidal lagoon that cuts into its coastline, of this popular Department of France.
Most of the most popular beaches are less than an easy hours drive.

Here in Morbihan at the heart of the tourist area you will find this typical Brton Farmhouse.
Its spacious restored Breton stone cottage with its old beams and a heated saltwater private pool measuring 8 x 4.5 metres. Water quality is maintained by an electro system which has a screen so that you can monitor your levels at all times. No chemicals are needed.

The cottage is typical of Farmhouses in the area but has over the 20 years we have owned it had the addition of a Breton style kitchen with modern appliances , central heating and hot-water systems,and bathrooms. In addition a cesspit which is organic and conforms to all the legal modern standards.

The pool is well maintained and has a new solar cover, as well as new sand filter. and of course a safety fence.

The house is spacious but simply furnished holiday accommodation but you will find all the modern aspects of home life that you need. From unlimited Wi-Fi and a smart tv. To a dishwasher, freezer and laundry facilities

All linen and towels are provided and the house and garden and pool are prepared and maintained for a minimum of 5 hours before each family arrives, by a gardener and caretaker

The property is superbly located next to a commune forest and with panoramic views over unspoiled countryside and is ideal for 2 or 3 families wishing to holiday together as it sleeps up to 10. (Guests beds and cots are available for extra children)recommend 6 adults 4 children maximum Children would be housed together in a dorm like room,open only in July and August

Please note pricing in is for 3 main bedrooms and 6 people.throughout the season.It is however ONLY available as a 4 bedroom in the peak season July and August

A further large attic room with some reduced headroom is suitable for teenagers and children and is available for hire only in July and August with two singles and two put out beds.

We can open up just one bedroom or two for small groups and can reduce the price accordingly.during May,June,or September

Please note any bedrooms not requested will be closed and locked.

L'esprit Campagne is particularly suited to those who do not wish to share their garden or pool facilities with owners or other gites sited nearby as it is detached and is for your sole use.
This is a character old farmhouse home, in an wonderful rural setting but within walking distance of a small village.Please note ownership of the bar cafe can and does change It is currently opened and also sells bread in the mornings and croissants to order. It does shut for 2 weeks very year for holidays during the peak season as it is a local facility not a tourist facility.It is only 4 miles from a splendid medieval city. It is a fantastic base for exploring the rich Breton culture.
The house is set in a tourist rich area with many easily reached in a short car journey,
Pool and Outdoor Facilities
An exclusive use , heated salt-water, chemical free, 8m by 4.5m, heated swimming pool is provided for your use which adds to the private experience. The surrounding terracing is non-slip. There is also security fencing around the pool.

There is a cushioned patio set with parasol, and various outdoor furniture. A full sized Breton chimney barbecue is also provided for those lazy days round the pool.
Extensive guides books maps are provided and there are locally based English and French-speaking caretakers. Excellent testimonials are available.
Discover a land of legends near ancient forests and waterways. Bike, horse-ride or drive quiet country roads and visit flowered villages. Nearby golf, fishing, watersports and lake. Morbihan beaches an easy drive. Beautiful country views and walking distance to village, only 4 miles to the tourist attraction of Josselin and its famous Chateau.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is in old Breton style to match the farmhouse it is open plan next to the large lounge.It has fitted units and has induction cooking and gas. Dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

There are extensive cooking utensils,Electic kettle,Tassimo machine,toaster etc,

There are 2 dining areas, one overlooking the patio and the other in the kitchen area

There is also two al fresco seating areas in the garden

Living rooms

There are 2 large living areas with sofas One is a tv area .We have a smart tv and a movie channel.Plus all the English free view channels you have at home.Also unlimited Wi-Fi


Four bedrooms, can be opened in July and August.

There are three main bedrooms,a king size,double and twin.

One is very large but has reduced head room in places and is more suitable for children (up to 4)This will be closed unless requested
Please note quotes can be given in in May,June and September is for 1/2 bedrooms open only.This enables us to reduce prices and offer better rates to couples who generally travel at this time.

If you are a larger group please ask for a quote depending on your numbers..


There are 2 bathrooms, one has a corner bath and walk-in shower, the other a walk-in shower


There is full electric central heating in all rooms


Full unlimited Wi-Fi.

There is English satellite tv which includes many childrens channels.

Smart tv with movie channel.

There are the usual books, , dvds etc

Garden and outside

Heated in-ground 8m x 4½m saltwater pool.
Breton bbq, teak furniture and pool chairs and toys
Childrens play area and swings secure and off the patio

Parking and garages

Parking is in front garden.

Visitor suitability

The house suits large families, partners and couples alike
We have prices May,June and September reflect for 1/2 2 bedrooms open.

Information about any additional facilities

A very well equipped holiday nice private gardens to the rear

Whilst an old stone farmhouse with utility standards you would expect at home.

Lots of local information about where to eat and visit.
Set in its own grounds looking down onto the village and set alongside the communal forest it offers a peaceful location to enjoy your holiday.

It is also well situated to tour the fab countryside or a trip to the Morbihan coasts.With plenty of great quiet principle roads to take you to all the tourists locations.

The Nante to Brest canal is nearby,and runs through many of the local towns and village.

Perfect for ,cycling.

The large Voi Verte green cycle path can be joined nearby


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Details of English speaking vets are provided by the owners



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishing permits can be bought locally for the rivers and Lac Au Duc
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac AU dUC
Distance: 14 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: There is avaiability to ride locally at a nuber of locations
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 8 km



About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Linda Chris

We came to France to educate our daughter after holidaying here for some years. We decided to run a small holiday business, so others could experience the same enjoyable stay as we had and run L'Esprit Foret and L'Esprit Campagne which are two large detached properties. We do not live on the premises of either property.As such you will have complete privacy during your holiday,something we enjoy also.The houses are only 10 miles apart and can be rented together for large families celebrating

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? On a hill overlooking the village this house stands in hectares of farmland but you can walk to the village.The communal forest stands alongside
Unique benefits of property This home offers unique privacy.With its large heated saltwater pool BBQ and children s play ground many families enjoy just staying at home.We were told that one families children constantly asked when out touring are we going home now

The Owner Recommends

French Heaven

Don't forget to bring a basket and spend a morning in the hustle of one of our local markets checking out the colourful fresh local produce. Take in the scent of the fresh food. Choose from a great fruit selection, seafood, organic butter and cheeses, giant garlic and shallots to name a few. Stock up for your evening bbq.

Let Someone Else Cook

The area has an abundance of great local produce home cooked. Ranging from the gourmet to the local set menu for 9 Euros where you get up to 5 courses with wine. Bit of a lucky dip. For the less fainthearted most places have a lunchtime menu for around 10 Euros with choices and a set kids menu. Even the simplest of menus will include great meats and fish with lovely sauces. Seafood is a speciality in the area and oysters are common as are mussels. Great head turning seafood platters are also available. For a snack great creperies with savoury and sweet pancakes, flambee with liquors. Tip, drink wine by the pitcher as it is cheaper around 5 Euros for 50cl if not included with the meal.

Location and activities

Inland lake, watersports and golf. Horse riding, historic buildings, real ale brewery and many historic towns of character. Voie verte cycle tracks

Nearest restaurant

There is a bar in the village . This can close for 2 weeks in the French school holidays. Roc St Andre 4km, Josselin 8km, Lizio 5km

What Shall We Do Today

Within a short distance of 2 designated towns of character. Golf, fishing, watersports, horse riding and action activites are all available locally. The local Nantes to Brest Canal offers opportunities to hire a boat by day to see the scenery from another angle. Splendid local château. Great beaches on the nearby Morbihan coast and a lake sandy beach a short drive away. Throughout the summer there are many local events and street parties Fest Noz which take place, as well as many cultural, classical and rock musical and art events. The Voie Verte is a massive expanse of cycle path for walking and cycling, great picnics, in the ancient forests and waterways.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Chris & Sue 17 May, 2017

You have a VERY special property here and we've feel extremely lucky to have been able to enjoy it for 2 holidays. Your kindness, generosity and attention before and throughout helped to make both very relaxed and happy - from the booking process & communications to providing us with such a comprehensive welcome pack to kick our holiday off. To be honest I don't think we've had a more relaxing holiday and in a more peaceful location. The pool was a real bonus and, given its position behind the gite, completely private and secluded - and a real sun trap. The gîte itself was well equipped, clean and comfortable and immediately felt a genuine 'home from home'. Around and about we particularly loved Josselin and kept wandering back there for a coffee or meal on the square. Brittany seems a very warm, friendly and welcoming area and Josselin epitomised that perfectly. We're now going to explore some different parts of France but if you still own L'Esprit Campagne we certainly wouldn't rule out a return sometime in the future - and will certainly recommend you strongly to friends. Our difficulty now is that you have raised the 'bar' so high! We only wish we could pack your gîte into a trailer and take it with us! We both feel that's it's unlikely we will find better accommodation anywhere, particularly a property which provides the combination of peace, quiet and privacy that we look for, and which we've enjoyed so much at L'Esprit Campagne. A very big thank-you to you both.