|Les Cérisiers||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
Traditional Breton stone cottage. Well furnished, 250 years old. Abundance of character (beamed ceilings and spiral staircases), but modern facilities. Located between the market towns of Ploërmel and Malestroit and a short distance from the village of La Chapelle Caro. Ideal base for exploring Eastern Brittany. Local activities include cycling, walking and fishing and there is a large lake within a short drive with fresh water bathing and boating. Within easy striking distance of Nantes-Brest Canal. Just 45 mins to south coast. Ideal for families with school-age children as well as for those wanting a break where you can take things at your own pace.
Fully-fitted and integrated with living room, built-in gas hob and electric oven; microwave, toaster, electric kettle and fridge-freezer. 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer.Table in living room seats 6 in comfort. Further table and chairs in conservatory extension off main room.
Living area in main room has large comfortable sofa and 2 easy chairs, with coffee-tables grouped around inglenook fireplace. Large dresser contains crockery, glassware etc as well as games and property information. Bookshelves.
Two twin rooms on first floor. Double room on second floor (attic conversion).
First floor: shower room with basin and shaver point. Separate wc.
Second floor: En suite bath/shower with basin and wc.
Electric wall heaters in all rooms.
Easy to use and efficient wood burning stove in living room (ample store of firewood in outdoor shed)
Flat-screen HD tv with integrated dvd player. Selection of books, dvds and games. Hi-fi speaker system with mini-jack connection for laptops and mp3 players.
Large garden split into several contrasting areas, enabling enjoyment of both sunshine and shade. Two loungers, a number of garden chairs, outside table and parasol available for use. Portable barbecue is stored in basement. Abundance of fruit trees and flowering shrubs.
Large rotary laundry airer available for use.
Garden has parking space for at least 3 cars.
Ideal for families or groups of friends to enjoy peace and birdsong. As farm animals graze nearby, pets are not allowed. Parents of very young children should be aware that the garden, although large, is not gated. No smoking please in house or woodstore.
A damages deposit of £100 is payable upon booking in addition to the hire fee. This is returnable at the end of the hire or upon cancellation of the booking before the start date of hire. Hire fee is payable in advance and returnable at the owner's discretion (terms and conditions apply).
Peaceful rural location perfect for relaxation, but also an excellent base for wider exploration of Eastern Brittany and a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes. South coast 45 mins.
Retired property lawyer and now retired manager of (but volunteering at) two historic churches in the City of London. I own the cottage in Brittany jointly with my brother, a retired doctor, and the property is a much loved bolt-hole for us and our families and friends. We also enjoy hiring it out to appreciative guests!
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Gentle countryside, easy access to many different parts of Brittany, including north and south coasts and a wealth of local activities, amenities and shopping. Great base for exploring all the region has to offer and the local people are very friendly.|
|Unique benefits of property||The cottage, which is about 200 years old, has an abundance of character and is easy to use, enjoy and maintain. It is simply furnished and modernised, which preserves its character, and has a wonderful garden of decent size with a good mixture of sunny and shady areas. The hamlet where it is situated is quiet, but easily accessible, as well as being within easy reach of local amenities. Everyone who has stayed there has thoroughly enjoyed the experience!|
About 10km away on the north side of Ploërmel. Freshwater bathing from sand beach; boating and watersports. Hydrangea Walk presents a spectacular display.
Restaurant forming part of local hotel (a Logis de France). Authentic regional cooking using local produce. Pleasant outdoor dining area in summer. Booking essential.
Ideal for a stroll or cycle ride along the towpath. Easy to reach at Roc St André (next village). Distance of 10km to the wonderful old town of Malestroit makes for a a great cycle ride.
Le Petit Kériquel 1.5km
Easy to reach medium-size market with great selection of stalls. Rôtisserie stall particularly recommended if you want a break from cooking! Market day: Friday
Easy to find in La Chapelle Caro, this is an excellent place for those daily essentials as well as for treats. The owners are very friendly. Excellent bread, croissants and pain au chocolat are available here when the village boulangerie is closed for holidays.
Only half-an-hour's drive through rolling countryside is this wonderful picturesque village (listed as one of the most beautiful in France) with an abundance of eating places and gift shops.
Old walled town on the south coast is only 40 mins away and has a huge selection of boutique shops and eating places serving local specialities. Large café by the marina makes the ideal refreshment stop.
Scenic and well-signposted cycle route through local countryside and part of national network. Can be accessed at Roc St André (next village).
The advert for this property does not do it justice it was amazing.
What an absolutely superb property. We went with our 2 children aged 12 and 17 and they had a bedroom each which was fantastic. The house was so clean and tidy and there was everything you would need, a home from home. The house is near the motorwaybut far enough that it is very peaceful, so you can enjoy family days out and only 45 minutes away from the beach. The owner is so nice and provided us with a very detailed description of the house and all the amenities he was also thoughtful enough to include doctors, supermarkets, places to visit and emergency numbers in case we needed anything, this was very comforting to have. If you had any other questions he was on hand to answer them too. I would definitely want to return to this property as the standard was so high and it was a good base from which to explore Brittany. I would also highly recommend this property to a friend or relative.
Thank you so much for your review of the house, Natalie.
I am so glad your trip was a success and that you found the property info supplied useful.
You know where to find us now!
All best wishes,
Great place. Very quiet and good accommodation. Very clean.
Downside was no WiFi when my phone was playing up but Tourist Office was a daily visit for free WiFi. Teenagers nightmare with lack of WiFi but probabaly parents joy!
Definitely recomend if you want quiet.
Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed and appreciated our house.
We take your comments about wi-fi on board and will keep this under review. I hope the lack of a service did not prove TOO frustrating!
I will be contacting you shortly about the return of your damages deposit. IN the meantime could you please email me your bank details.
With kindest regards,
Such a gorgeous gite, typical Breton style, with everything we needed. It took us about 2.5 hours to get to the cottage from Roscoff without any problems. The master bedroom and en-suite was perfect for the two adults and was very comfortable and spacious. The lack of wifi was liberating and despite a few teenage grumbles we were all able to fully relax without it (highly recommended!) The garden is a delight with different areas in which to play games or chill out. We lacked nothing (very grateful for the washing machine!) and as it was early April we got to enjoy the sunshine in the day and the woodburner in the cooler evenings. We were also very grateful for the supply of wood.
The property was clean and well kept and there was plenty of information available to help us find our way around the locality. There is much to explore in Morbihan and the locals are very friendly. This little cottage is the perfect escape to hide away and rest or to use as a base to discover the local area. I would recommend particularly for families with older children.
We had a fine time staying in Les Cerisiers. It's a charming stone house set in a quiet corner of Brittany. The recently renovated second floor features a lovely loft bedroom with exposed beams and a hardwood floor, skylights and private bath. We loved it. The first floor has two nice bedrooms so, as advertised, the house comfortably sleeps six. Everything in the property description was accurate.
On the open-plan ground floor, the kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to make your own meals. The living area has a large dining table and a cozy seating area facing the fireplace, which was well stocked with firewood. The owners provide a small library of books and a big selection of maps and guides to the local area -- very helpful. Owner support was first rate overall.
The conservatory has dining table and a view of the garden, where we were able to enjoy the sunshine and have the occasional barbecue.
Local amenities include a great little restaurant at the hotel in the nearby village of La Chapelle-Caro, Several good restaurants are in the area, especially in the towns of Malestroit and Rocheforte-en-Terre (which deservedly wins prizes for its charm).
Ploermel has good shopping -- it's a friendly town with a Saturday market. Nearby Lac au Duc is just north, where there are beaches and facilities for sailing and water sports.
We highly recommend Les Cerisiers for a relaxing and quiet holiday in the countryside. We plan on staying there again.
Thank you, Robin, for you review and we are delighted that you liked both house and its location so much!
Phil & Chris Manning