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|La Creperie||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1|
With award winning grounds and gardens of 15 acres, 2 lakes, woods and wildflower meadow, Lenvos offers a tranquil riverside setting just 5 minutes from the château town of Pontivy.
The 17thC courtyard cottages have been professionally restored and furnished to the highest standard. The cottages offer all the modern comforts with historic charm in an unrivalled setting.
The 15 acres of grounds are carefully managed to encourage a vast variety of wildlife and the gardens have been awarded first prize in the department of Morbihan for Gites. Visitors can enjoy seeing kingfishers, herons, woodpeckers, deer and red squirrels amongst native woodland and wildflower meadows.
Lenvos is the ideal location for a relaxing break or a family holiday with plenty to do for all ages and tastes. It is the ideal base for exploring this beautiful area either on the many cycleways or footpaths or by car.
The newly created Japanese style garden contains several specimen trees and unusual shrubs.
La Creperie - Sleeps 4/5
The spacious open plan ground floor has french windows opening to a large south facing patio, which overlooks the lake and wildflower meadow. On the first floor, there is a bathroom and 2 bedrooms, one double with a single bed and one twin room.
All cottages have tv/dvd/video players, fridge-freezers, fully-fitted kitchens and dishwashers. They are fully equipped and co-ordinated quality bed linen is provided. There is a central laundry area with washing, drying and ironing facilities.
Each cottage has its own private secure garden, charcoal barbecues, hardwood garden furniture and sun shades.
The fenced south facing pool area has an 11m heated pool and a smaller splash pool. There are several poolside sunterraces which have been carefully landscaped and planted up with sun loving species offering secluded areas for your privacy.
For children there is a central play area with swings, slide, forts and climbing walls. There is den making equipment in the woods and a secret garden with play house. In season children can enjoy 'bushcraft', go on an expedition to 'base camp' and follow the trail of Crocky Bob on the swampside path.
Lenvos the ideal location for a relaxing break or a family holiday.
It is superbly situated to enjoy the beauty and culture of Central/Southern Brittany yet within easy reach of the coast.
Open all Year Round
Fully heated, double glazed and well insulated Lenvos is open all year round. Out of the main holiday season, home cooked meals are available daily, we are flexible with dates and offer short breaks, bed and breakfast and discounts for longer stays.
The cottage has a fully equipped modern fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave coffee-machine and dishwasher (except La Cave).
All cottages have both indoor and outdoor dining areas with ample seating for the stated capacity. Children's highchairs are available on request.
Modern sofas and easy chairs give a comforting, welcoming living area with UK satellite tv, dvd and video players.
All the cottages have upstairs bathrooms, baths and showers, washbasins and wcs. They are clean and bright with plenty of powerful hot water!
Weekly 'bushcraft' for youngsters aged 4 to 18. Nature tour of the grounds to give an insight to the wide variety of bird, plant and animal life present.
Guests are encouraged to explore the grounds and enjoy the unspoilt environment. In addition, there is a shaded boules court, badminton and an area for ball games. Two children's play areas and a large car free courtyard all help make Lenvos an easy place for family holidays.
Suitable for families, couples and all those who enjoy a peaceful location to relax, away from the stresses of everyday life. The owners are residents and are always on hand if their help is needed.
There is a shared laundry, dvd/video library and plenty of games and books.
We moved to France in 2004 from northern England with our three young children. We enjoy the culture and way of life in rural Brittany and take great pleasure in sharing it with all our visitors. We take great pride in our home and our reward comes from others having a great holiday.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||Lenvos is in a central location for exploring Brittany. It has good road networks to be within easy reach of all the major ports, airports and towns and is equidistant from both coasts. The surrounding rolling countryside is green, lush and accessible with quiet roads and picturesque villages. The chateau town of Pontivy is just 5 minutes away. It has all the major supermarkets, banks, hospital and health and garage services as well as a good selection of restaurants, shops and boutiques.|
|Unique benefits of property||Within the award winning grounds at Lenvos we have tried to give something for everyone. From the gardens with plenty of quiet corners and interesting plants to the beautiful lakeside walks there is always a good view. The varied habitats are a haven for wildlife and the Bushcraft morning and nature walks give a unique opportunity for all ages to discover the flora and fauna.
The cottages have been renovated, furnished and equipped to a high quality modern standard, while maintaining the character of the 16C rural buildings. The owners are on site to ensure that everything runs smoothly from a sparklingly clean pool to booking restaurants and giving ideas for days out.
An atmospheric restaurant specialising in the wild boar and deer raised on their farm. Solid French cuisine using locally sourced ingredients at very affordable prices.
A small rather bohemian Sunday morning market in a stunning setting in the heart of the Quenecan Forest, on the banks of the River Blavet and under the shadow of the ruined Abbey of Bon Repos. A great way to get some French ambiance at the start of your holiday.
Great fun for all the family and a brilliant way to enjoy the nature of the waterways. Ride the slides down 16 locks on the Nantes to Brest Canal. No experience needed, all equipment provided, just take some dry clothes. Suitable for 5yrs + if accompanied
Join in the French passion for 2 wheels! Not only does the 'Tour de France' visit Brittany every July but with the quiet lanes and peaceful level tow-path of Napoleons historic Nantes to Brest Canal there can be fun for all the family. For the more adventurous, there are 300km of marked VTT or mountain bike routes in our immediate vicinity.
Enjoy traditional Breton crepes with a bowl of draught cider in the cosy comfort of our noted creperie at Stival just a couple of minutes away. A warm atmosphere, friendly welcome and fantastic food all add to this cultural experience.
Lenvos 5 minutes from the riverside château town of Pontivy. The area is very popular with walkers and cyclists who can enjoy the forest trails and historic canal towpaths. There is private coarse fishing for guests on our own lakes, a lovely golf course and numerous activities from go-karts to acro-branch nearby for the more adventurous. Horse riding and watersports can be arranged nearby.
St Malo and Roscoff are both 1hr 40mins easy drive.
The village of Cleguerec offers traditional French cuisine using the very best of local produce. Pontivy has a selection of 20+ restaurants for every taste and budget
Visit this fully restored 17thC Breton village and see what life was really like 300 years ago! Milk the cows, bake bread, and see how numerous crafts were used and traditional games played everyday. Animations performed in full costume, restaurant on-site. A great day out for young and old alike.
The Wednesday market within the medieval city walls is a must for lovers of fine local produce. From cheeses to lobsters, its hard to resist the temptation not to buy one of everything! Also tucked away in the narrow winding streets are some excellent stylish boutiques.
There is some tremendous walking in this beautiful part of the French countryside. As well as the many recognised routes, we are happy to advise on a selection of walks suitable for all tastes and abilities.
There are some good walks from Lenvos without even having to get in your car. Through rolling countryside, along local waterways, under the capopy of the ancient oak forests or over the hills of the black mountains, there always a good view round every corner.
There is not only a wide variety of birdlife on our own and adjacent land at Lenvos but there are some good reserves not too far away.
We have a variety of interesting habitats including water meadow, river, stream, mature deciduous and pine woodland and floral gardens. Kingfishers, herons, gold and firecrests are common residents and we have had some interesting visiters including great white egrets, purple heron, Montagues harrier and turtle dove.
The salt marsh reserve at Sene near Vannes is worth an early morning visit with a good array of waders and waterfowl. The Bay of Saint Brieuc on the north coast is good and locally the reserve at Branguilly has a good variety of habitat.
It is less than an hours drive to the varied Brittany coast. Sandy beaches, rocky coves picturesque villages are in abundance and just add to the wide variety of days out possible when staying in such a central location.
The Gites de Lenvos are a group of restored farm building set around a courtyard. the buildings are set in a sensitively restored and maintained garden landscape which includes two lakes, a swimming pool and countess opportunities simply to hear the birds sing and enjoy the unrivalled peace of the place. Phil and Fiona Sutherland, who courageously took on the restoration project twenty years ago have created a h(e)aven to which we continue to return, and provide a friendly and reassuring presence without in any way being intrusive. It would be difficult to beat this lovely place for a truly relaxing holiday.
Thank you for the lovely review. We're so glad you enjoy your time here at Lenvos, and look forward to seeing you next year.
Delightful setting, ideal for families with children. Though we didn't use it, the bread run each morning is a good way of getting round the lack of a boulangerie within walking distance.
A really super property that exceeds its advertised description. Immaculately turned out and really well maintained. The owners are extremely nice and always willing to help without being intrusive. We would recommend this property to anybody who has a love of the country life with its peace and tranquility. Great fishing in the lakes, a large attractive heated swimming pool, well sited for visits to the seaside, historical towns, lakes and all manor of country pursuits. The town of Josselin is well worth a visit especially on a saturday its market day. The local restaurants of Pontivy are really good and varied enough to suit all tastes, they give good value for your money and it would be unfair to list them in order of preference. All in all if you want a superb fuss free and enjoyable relaxing holiday then choose to stay in one of the Lenvos gites.