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|La Maison||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
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 Maison - Sleeps 6
La Maison is a spacious newly appointed cottage which has all the trappings of luxurious 21st century living while still retaining the ancient character of this 17th century building. Master Bedroom with en suite shower and wc, double bedroom and a twin room a family bathroom. A fully equipped dining kitchen with courtyard terrace. A downstairs wc. A large salon with wood burning stove, dining area and double french windows opening onto a dining and sunbathing terrace. The terrace has views over the grounds and lakes.
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.
A fully equipped dining kitchen with courtyard terrace.
A large salon with wood burning stove, dining area and double french windows opening onto a dining and sunbathing terrace. The terrace has views over the grounds and lakes.
Master bedroom with en suite shower and wc, double bedroom and a twin room.
A downstairs wc. A family bathroom.
French windows opening onto a dining and sunbathing terrace. The terrace has views over the grounds and lakes.
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.