|Rural Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
Lanmeur gite is a rural cottage with modern fittings throughout, with light filled rooms and modern furnishings. The large fenced garden is south and east facing, surrounded by fields and forest. The huge Forest of Quenecan is next to the cottage, ideal for walks and to see the wild life, including wild boar!. The garden has plenty of loungers, dining facilities, and bbq. A great place to relax and enjoy outdoor living. The cottage is well equipped, with plenty of books, games, English and French free tv , wi-fi internet. There is a phone available for free calls to most landline phones, and to French mobiles.
Upstairs:The kitchen is well equipped, with an oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-machine, food processor, washing machine etc. It has lovely views down the valley, and has steps down to the garden. It has a dining area with a table which can be extended for up to 6 persons. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink. The lounge is also upstairs.
Downstairs: The main double bedroom has patio doors which lead into the garden. A second bedroom has bunk beds. There is also a pellet burner downstairs, which is perfect for out of season months, as it heats the whole house. All rooms have electric heating.
The owner lives in a detached house in the grounds. Although available for help and advice, they are discrete, and the gite and gardens are private.
Situated in the heart of Brittany, the Guerledan Lake is 4km away, with its small beaches, watersports, fishing, restaurants, and many signed footpaths. You can hire pedaloes and canoes there too,during the summer months.
Cleguerec is 5km away providing a good range of shops and services (e.g, butchers, bakers, supermarket, petrol station, restaurants, bars, bistro, hairdressers, garage,vets, estate agents, medical centre, florists, chemists etc). It is a vibrant village, with events throughout the year.
St Aignan is 5km from the house with its shop, bar, restaurant and creperie. It is next to the Nantes-Brest Canal, where you can walk, fish and cycle. (temporary licence needed) There is a small electricity museum here, which is quirky! The barrage is here, as electricity is generated from the huge Guerledan lake.
Pontivy is the historic main town, with its air of grandeur from the Napoleonic buildings, and yet enticing with its small shops and restaurants, and of course the canal!
Cycling is a popular past time here, and there are many cycling events throughout the year. With the lake and forest, it is popular for walking, running and there are horse riding events, too.
The roads are quiet, a pleasure to drive! There are excellent motorways and no toll roads! It takes about an hour to both the north and south coasts. A great place as a base to visit all Brittany, to come and relax, or for outdoor sports.
The kitchen/dining area is on the first floor, with a modern fitted kitchen. The dining table seats 6. There is an electric oven with a gas hob, microwave, toaster, fridge-freezer, coffee-machine, food processor, washing machine and many other electrical appliances.
Tiled throughout the house.
The lounge, south facing, is on the first floor, with a door and steps giving access to the south facing garden. There is a 3 seater sofa and 2 comfy chairs, and a tv which receives free English and French channels. There are lots of books ..many of local interest, plus lots of games. Electric heating throughout. Internet wifi available.
The master bedroom has a double bed and patio windows leading onto the garden. It has 2 wardrobes, a chest of drawers, chairs and electric heating.
The single bedroom has a bunk bed, wardrobe, drawers, and electric heating.
Bed linen/towels are provided.
Both bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Tiled floors throughout.
On the first floor there is the bathroom, providing a large shower, sink and toilet. Electric heater and towel rail.
Electric radiators in all rooms.
A pellet burner installed downstairs heats throughout the house, and is perfect for winter visits!
There are plenty of books, many with local interest. There are also plenty of games.
Wi-fi access is available.
The large south facing garden has plenty of garden loungers, seats, a large dining table, bbq. The garden is enclosed (fenced) and has a fish pond, which is covered with a metal grill. The south facing garden at the rear of the gite is very private, with forest on one side, and flower border and trees all around.
The gite faces open fields and forest, a tranquil place yet close to all amenities.
The forest walks are straight from the door. The forest is huge, and it's possible to walk through to the lake, though it takes an hour on foot!
There is a large parking at the front of the house. This area is shared with the gite owner.
Suitable for people who enjoy the peace of the countryside. The huge Forest of Quernecan is next to the house. Walks are direct from the house into the forest. The Lac du Guerledan and Nantes-Brest Canal are nearby, ideal for fishing, walking and cycling. /there are pretty villages to explore, and the gite is around an hour from either north or south coasts, should you wish to go further afield. Perfect for visitors with dogs, as the garden is fenced. Although in a tranquil location, it is only 3 minutes from the village with all its amenities. It is open all year round, and ideal as a base if you are searching for your own home in Brittany. It is a well insulated and heated house, so perfect for renting all year round.
I moved here in 2002, not really knowing anything about Brittany. But I immediately fell in love with the area, the culture and the people. I love the countryside, outdoor life, the pretty villages, towns and of course, I love the lake! The lake is so tranquil, with its lovely paths for walking, the restaurants and good for swimming. So I don't need to travel far for my love of water to be satisfied! And plenty of places for walking with my dog.
|Year property purchased||2001|
|Why this location?||Nice location, near the village, yet with the peace of the countryside. Being an hour from ferry ports and airports was important too. It didn't take long to fall in love with the area AND the people. Visitors often comment on the feeling of belonging, even when here for only a week. And the sense of having space to breathe and relax!|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is home from home. A large tranquil garden to relax, and appeals with the safe enclosed garden. The house is well equipped, and nowadays wifi is essential. Having a phone is a bonus! I am also on hand when needed, but if folk prefer to be left in peace, that is fine too.|
The Son et Lumiere is a spectacle performed at the Abbaye de Bon Repos (St Gelven) every August, the biggest of its kind in France, with over 400 performers in an outdoor theatre. A stunning setting, with the abbey in the background, and the canal with its cafes and restaurants, it is a popular place for people to meet, go for walks and eat. The market on Sunday morning is only small, but the place has a buzz about it, with people eager to buy the produce made locally, and to listen to the music at the cafe, sitting on the terraces watching the world go by.
Cleguerec is 5km away for local shops. There are 2 patisseries (bread/cake shops), a supermarket, butchers, several garages, and an unmanned petrol pump at Gamm Vert and a farmers supplies shop. There is also a vets, hairdressers, Post Office, chemist, banks, florist, doctors, dentist, estate agents, tourist information, and a fish van stops outside the supermarket during the week. Cleguerec also has bars, restaurants and a creperie.
The north and south coast are about an hour away. The north coast has a more rugged coastline, and superb beaches, pink granite rocks and emerald green sea. The south coast has lots of small bays and islands, sandy beaches and nice seaside villages to visit.
Fest Noz are Breton music (very similar to Celtic music) and dance. They are also held during the day (fest deiz). The dances are quite simple.. if you can imagine River dance, with everyone linking arms, dancing together... maybe 400 people in all, and there is quite a buzz in the air! Many of these events are held outdoors, which can be quite magical.
The Guerledan lake is 4 km² long, and you can swim in it, hire canoes and pedaloes, or water ski in some sections. There are many footpaths round the lake for scenic walks, with bars and restaurants at nearby Anse du sordan and Caurel. Even in high season it is tranquil here, with grassy banks to sit, read and sunbathe. There is a restaurant boat on which you can take a trip around the lake in summer. Fishing permits may be acquired for the holiday, please enquire in advance. As the lake was drained in 2015, lake fishing may be restricted in 2018,but is available in the canals.
Mur de Bretagne (9km). There are 2 patisseries, a supermarket (with manned petrol pumps during shop hours), garages , hairdressers, Post Office, chemists, bank, florist, doctors, estate agents, and a tourist info office. It has bars, a pizzeria, and restaurants (including the Grand Maison, recommended in the Michelin guide) and a creperie. Riding stables nearby. July/August there is an evening market in the square every Friday which also provides entertainment..usually music and dancing. There is a huge car boot fair beside the lake in August, with fireworks and a Fest Noz late into the evening. The tour de France visits here in July 2015
The Nantes-Brest Canal passes through St Aignan, 4km away, good for both walks and cycling. The canal is 360km long, is mainly rural, peaceful, and good for fishing or watching the wild life. The paths are perfect for cycling, reasonably flat and safe from traffic! There are pretty towns and villages along the way.. Pontivy, Josselin and Gouarec All worth a visit!
Mur de Bretagne 9km (Friday eve - July-Aug) Abbaye de Bon Repos 7km (Sunday morning - Easter-November) Pontivy 18km (Monday).
St Aignan, 5km. The Percheries. Worth booking for the workers lunch during the week. Go early as it is very popular!
l'Anse de Sordan , 4km. The Merlin. Does a lunch menu, and pizzas. Open from easter until autumn.
Cleguerec 5km. A good range here, including the bistro, café crème ,
Le Kleg for pizzas and lunch menu, l'argoat for a lunch menu, and a creperie.
There are tiny treasures to be discovered here!
We have the tiny electricity museum here in St Aignan.
There are dolmens and megaliths nearby, neolithic treasures steeped in history, as well as the well known standing stones at Carnac.
There is a museum Musée de la résistance bretonne à St Marcel..a sad history but an interesting place to visit.
The small museum at Ploermel has a millénium clock, with an interesting collection too.
Lorient has a submarine base which you can explore.
La Faouet, Quimper, Landerneau, Vannes has art museums.
Auray , Pont Aven,and la Gacilly are villages filled with artists shops.
La Gacilly hosts a photograph exposition through the town in summer.
Plenty to choose from, and information is provided at the gite!
St Malo 120km
A historic town, with many small shops on the main street, with larger out of town shops and supermarkets. There is a market here on Monday. The pretty Nantes-Brest Canal runs through Pontivy, and there is a tourist information on a boat moored near the main square. You can also hire bikes from here, ideal for exploring the canal paths.There are many good restaurants and cafes to choose from. There is an outdoor swimming pool in summer, as well as an indoor pool .. also a bowling alley, and a soft play area for children. There are many old buildings in the town, and a chateau. In summer there are many music festivals, usually free of charge.
Lovely, peaceful place to stay. Very comfy and a lovely gite owner to hand. Just the right amount of help and communication. Great place to stay for Brittany. Morbihan so pretty and easy reach of North and South Finistere. A fantastic forest to explore just across the road, literally, perfect for dog owners. Everything the owner promises and more. A warm welcome guaranteed.