Peaceful holiday cottage in Brittany - BM002957_A

Malguenac (12km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM002957_A Advertiser since: 22 June 2011

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Bonne Chere Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1

About this property

Family Friendly Cottages with Pool, Playbarn & Spa. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Bonne Chere holiday cottages are perfect for families.
Bonne Chere is one of 3 charming and well equipped cottages offering fantastic family friendly facilities. Set within rural and peaceful surroundings offering stylish and comfortable accommodation. The cottages are surrounded by large gardens, with fenced heated swimming pool, a huge indoor play barn and hot tub.This is a real family friendly location so if you want your children to be kept entertained and have their best holiday ever then you must book quickly!
The cottage has an extremely spacious lounge with beamed ceilings, flat screen television receiving UK FreeSat television channels and dvd player. There is a separate kitchen with gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, toaster, washing machine and dishwasher. Within the lounge is a dining table seating up to 6 comfortably and 2 large sofas (highchairs, booster seats are available on request). Off the lounge is the toilet and washbasin room and 2 bedrooms. One master bedroom with king size bed and one bedroom with 2 single beds with an option for a third single (pull out trundle bed for children up to 10yrs)  There is a large family bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and washbasin. Step-up stools, potty and toddler loo seats, and bed guards etc are all available too.
This cottage is a single storey cottage with no stairs, especially good for guests with mobility issues and also good for  the safety of young children.
Outside is a patio area with table and chairs and gas barbecue.
An impressive group of cottages with modern comfortable furnishings, equipped to ensure guests have a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Our fenced heated pool with large decked terrace is supplied with plenty of sunbeds. Available too on request is use of our hot tub; housed within a large summer house this is a perfect way to end the day or to use as an alternative to the pool when the weather is a little cool.
Our playbarn is an energetic and fun place; there's a soft play climbing frame and large ball pool, pool table, air-hockey, cupboards full of toys & games, colouring paper and craft activities and a wii and xbox console.
Children can burn off energy inside the playbarn or spend hours of fun outside; the sports orientated child can play football, badminton, rounders or even try out the stilts or pogo-stick. There's a zip wire in the small forest by the animal enclosure as well as a trampoline, swing sets and a specially designated area for the under 5's. We run a bouncy castle business so please ask and we can easily supply a bouncy castle to help make the kids holiday a little more special. We aim to provide a friendly, laid back, relaxing setting for all the family.
We are a family run business which was founded under the philosophy of providing well equipped cottages, in a fun loving and safe environment where the needs of families come first.

Please don't worry is you have twins or triplets as we have at least 3 of everything!

NB For accurate availability please email us * we have 2 x three bedroom cottages and therefore do not update availability until both cottage are reserved. We are happy to make personal recommendations of cottages with similar facilities when we are unable to accommodate you.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen equipped with electric cooker and gas hob, toaster, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, steam iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

There is a large lounge with comfortable sofas and large granite fireplace, dining area with table


1 master bedroom with king-size bed & built-in wardrobes

1 spacious twin bedded room built-in wardrobes ** can accommodate a 3rd child on pull-out full size single trundle bed (a small supplement fee applies)

There are doors from both bedrooms leading to the family bathroom


Family bathroom with bath, washbasin and separate shower cubicle.
Separate cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.


Heating is primarily the wood burner which provides the cottage with central heating during outer season lets. However we supply an electric fuel heater for chilly mornings or cooler weather. First fuel reservoir is foc thereafter €5 per fill-up, wood for the fire is supplied at a cost of €15 euro's per wheelbarrow.


Bonne Chere's child friendly holiday cottages benefit from very generous surroundings allowing us to provide children with safe & entertaining play areas

The heated swimming pool is fenced for safety and decked for comfort. The pool has a constant depth 1.2m which is very popular with young families. The swimming pool is heated from the beginning of June until mid September (weather permitting) Guests can now also enjoy use of our hot tub.

Other on-site facilities include:-

Massive indoor games/play barn.
Animal enclosure (goats, pigs and chickens)
Garden benches in sun or shaded areas of grounds.
Trampoline with safety net
Bouncy Castles (11 to choose from)
Children's play areas with swings climbing frame and slide.
Football goals and practice net.
Garden badminton.
Table tennis.
Outside ball games and swingball
Zip slide for under 12's in front forest.
Specially designated under 6's play area.

Garden and outside

Patio areas with bbq and garden furniture outside each cottage

The cottages benefit from very generous surroundings allowing us to provide children with safe and entertaining play areas.

We have outside games boxes which contain various garden games, we have football posts, table tennis, badminton, basketball, boules court and even bouncy castles.

Parking and garages

You can drive up and unload close to the cottages and then park within the private car park

Visitor suitability

Bonne Chere Cottage offers all ground floor facilities although not totally wheelchair accessible due to narrow doorways. It is ideal for those who find managing stairs a problem or for parents of toddlers just learning to walk or crawl.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pontivy & Guemene-sur-Scorff
Distance: 10 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Usual river fish... trout, roach, carp etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Rivers: Bonne Chere, La Sarre, Blavet * Fishing Permits Required
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Rimaison - Bieuzy (9 hole) or Golf du Lac au Duc - Ploermel (9 hole) or Golf du Val, Queven (18 hole)
Distance: 15 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre de Pontivy, Malguénac (10km), Le Manege Enchante, Bieuzy (14km)
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Numerous signed local forest walking paths


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Wine tasting is available in all local 'Cave au Vin'
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Miss Trudy Reynolds

This is a family run business and we live on site therefore will always be around to offer help and advise but discreet enough not to intrude. We have gained a reputation on providing great facilitates for families and always try to provide a relaxed and child friendly atmosphere making your holiday truly unforgettable and hope to help create lots of memories for the family album.<br/>We have 3 children who have grown up helping us run the business and we are sure you will agree are a credit to us.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We took many months to find our little corner of tranquility but the moment we saw it we knew it was the one for us. Bonne Chere is surrounded only by pine trees and forest offering a real sense of freedom and solitude. Whilst we try to provide everything needed for a stress free holiday, mother nature does her bit too. By day, go and explore the forest fauna and flora (deer, squirrels, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers to name but a few) and by night with next to zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing.

We love Morbihan's countryside, its meandering rivers and its glorious coastline along with its long sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and quaint picturesque harbours and believe our guests will too.

The gastronomic delights of Brittany await you whether it be crepes, galettes, cidre, beer, wine or the fresh fish and shellfish. With boulangerie's on every corner with their mouthwatering patisseries too...who can resist Brittany
Unique benefits of property This charming group of cottages is set within 33 acres of beautiful quiet woodland countryside surrounded only by pine trees and forest. You will find 3 exceptionally well equipped cottages offering stylish and comfortable accommodation where families can escape the hubbub of everyday life and where tranquility promises only to be disturbed by birdsong.

Guest's children are welcome to help collect eggs and feed the chickens and both Brambles the pot belly pig and Bonnie & Clyde our excitable goats relish any kitchen leftovers.

Pontivy, the closest town is well served by restaurants, bars & cafe's, boutiques and supermarkets and is also a very interesting town historically. There are many places of historic and scenic interest to explore all within a short drive or you can equally spend your days relaxing, taking a dip in the pool and watching your children have the time of their lives.

The Owner Recommends

Regional Interests

The are far too many beautiful towns and villages to mention. Morbihan is famous for its peaceful verdant countryside, the powerful ocean crashing against the coasts, the contrasting mild and quiet waters of the gulf as well as its many châteaux. Brittany is home to the world famous megalithic stones at Carnac, and popular too for its many markets where you can experience the amazing local food and famous Breton crepes (pancakes: savoury/sweet) The most popular beaches for our guests to visit include Carnac, La Trinite Sur Mer, Larmor Plage. Fort Bloque & Guidel each take 50 minutes to reach. A little closer to Bonne Chere, we have the magnificent Lac de Guerledan set within the heart of the Quénécan forest. Here there are 3 safe sandy beaches, watersports hire, cafe's and the fabulous Merlin's Restaurant that overlooks the lake. A visit to the lake usually takes approx 20/25 mins. Within the vicinity of the lake there are extensive trails for walking and cycling and the Abbaye de Bon Repos is not to be missed and worth a visit too. There are guide books in all the cottages and we are always on hand to give our personal opinion and recommendations. Having had our 3 children grow up in this area we can usually offer some insight to where the best places to visit for guests specific needs whether a zoo day is planned for toddlers or some quad bikes are what you want.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Cook009 3 June, 2019

Absolutely amazing holiday! We didn’t want to come! Great facilities for children of all ages. The house was equipped with everything a family may need and the owners on site were so helpful. This holiday home caters for everyone 1-16 yr old children. From soft play to board games, trampolines to board games. We wished we had booked two weeks. So much to see and do in the area.very reasonable prices. I cannot rave enough about this holiday cottage. The house was clean, well equipped, lovely beds, hot showers, sky, Swimming pool its all there.

10 / 10 Nick Green 15 April, 2019

Lovely Cottage in a beautiful location, Fantastic Facilities for kids - Playbarn,playhouse, zipline, swings and great afternoon walks.

10 / 10 Angie & Graham 6 August, 2018

Very happy to recommend Bonne Chere as a great location for a family holiday. Cottages are clean, well maintained & well equipped. On site facilities for the children are great, which means the adults get a chance to relax. The owners provide an excellent service and there is a lovely atmosphere on site.

9.2 / 10 Ronan & Mary Stokes 23 July, 2018

Superb holiday yet again in BonneChere. We were all looking forward to our return visit and it lived up to our expectations. Trudy , Rob and their family are super hosts - always on hand to help out if needed. Facilities onsite superb . Our three children aged 9,7 and 5 were kept busy from morning to night regardless of the weather. The adults had a relaxing time and always end up having great fun competing against each other playing pool , darts, badminton and table tennis to mention a few. The pool is immaculate and safe . Any family with young children looking for a safe and action packed holiday in a peaceful and tranquil setting will not be disappointed. Car needed as nearest shop/ boulangerie is circa 10k. We will be back. Thanks Trudy , Rob and family for making our holiday a very enjoyable and memorable one .

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