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|Le Jardinet||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||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.
Le Jardinet - Sleeps up to 6
With views over the newly created 'Japanese Garden' the 3 bedroom gite has a double, and 2 twin rooms, bathroom with bath and separate shower and a spacious living area with wood burning stove.
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 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.
We have just come back from our fourth visit to Gites de Lenvos. We first went when our two children were 1 and 5 years and they are now 10 and 14. They have enjoyed it as much this time as they did when they first went – Lenvos appeals to children of all ages. My daughter told me this time that she preferred her holiday in Lenvos to her holiday in Disney World as there is more to do in France!
The kids both love feeding the guinea pigs, walking the dog, going on the rope swing, swimming and Phil’s bushcraft mornings. My son and husband enjoyed just being able to grab a fishing rod and wander off to one of the lakes for a fish – 10 fish in one afternoon this year. It is such a relaxing place – even more so now the children are older and amuse themselves.
Phil, Fiona and their girls have always been so friendly and welcoming and do their utmost to make sure you have a good holiday. We have never stayed anywhere else where the owners have been so friendly and visible. They can provide advice on where to visit and where to eat and will book a table for you if necessary. The girls have babysat our children when they were younger, so my husband and I could have a grownup meal out.
We have always enjoyed the paella nights – Phil cooks a paella on an open fire by the lake for all gite guests who want to join in and Fiona makes fantastic canapes and puddings. It is always an enjoyable evening and we were sad that it was rained off for our visit this year.
A fab holiday!