Peaceful holiday cottage in Brittany

9.8/10
Malguenac (12km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM002957_B Advertiser since: 22 June 2011

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Fretu Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

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. 
 
La Fretu 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, hot tub and a huge indoor playbarn. 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!
 
This cottage and the adjoining cottage (La Sarre) both sleep 6 plus baby.  
Within each of the lounges is a dining table seating up to 6 and 2 large sofas, a flat screen television receiving UK FreeSat television channels and a dvd player. There is an adjoining kitchen with gas hob, electric cooker, microwave, toaster, washing machine and dishwasher.  Upstairs is one master bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room and 2 twin bedded bedrooms and a large family bathroom with bath, loo and washbasin, (step-up stools, potty and toddler loo seats are available)
  
Highchairs, booster seats and stairgates are provided in each cottage for the safety of your children
 
Outside is a patio area with table and chairs, parasol and 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 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 or overly energetic child can play football, badminton, rounder’s or even try out the stilts or pogo-stick. There's also a zip wire in the small forest by the animal enclosure as well as a trampoline(netted), 2 swing sets, 2 slides and a specially designated area for the under 5s (baby swings can be fittted/removed as required). 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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

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

Dining room lounge area with comfortable sofa and large granite fireplace, dining area with table seating 6. High chairs or booster seats can be provided

Bedrooms

1 master bedroom with king-size bed & en-suite shower-room
2 x twin bedded bedrooms (blackout blinds fitted to windows/velux)

Bathrooms

One family size bathroom with hand basin, loo and bath fitted with handheld showerhead for washing hair.

En suite shower room containing hand basin, loo and shower cubicle

Heating

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.

Entertainment

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
Children's play areas with swings climbing frame and slide.
Football goals and practice net.
Garden badminton.
Table tennis.
Outside ball games and swing ball
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.

Parking and garages

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

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

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

Golf

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

Gym/spa

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

Sports

Walking

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

Watersports

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, 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.

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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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.

3 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
10 / 10 The Dixon's 25 July, 2016

We had an amazing Holiday at Bonne Chere, the owners and their family were extremely warm and welcoming and very accommodating. The holiday cottage was well equipped and stocked with everything you would need with a family. The standard of the cottage and surrounding areas outside were of a high standard, with different play areas for all ages. They even had picnic/beach items you would need for a day excursion.
The location is very good for exploring towns, countryside, forests, lakes and the beach. There are a couple of supermarkets nearby also, so the food supplies don't run dry, with numerous yummy local restaurants to choose from. Oh and don't forget to try the delicious artisan ice cream, it's simply the best.
Overall this holiday gave us fantastic value for money, great memories and we made some lovely friends.
Would definitely recommend a stay here and will almost certainly be back.

9.4 / 10 Notts2016 27 June, 2016

Wonderful stay, with cottages fully equipped with everything needed for small children. The owners kindly provided potty/ steps/ stair gates/ bed rails/ boosters and high chairs. There were even toys for the bath!

The setting is beautiful and the play equipment for children better than anywhere else we have visited.

The playbarn is like a treasure trove for small children and they would have been happy all day every day. As the weather was mixed it was wonderful to have somewhere to play in the rain!

A perfect family holiday- thank you!

10 / 10 Kevin Rowan 31 May, 2016

The perfect place to relax and unwind in beautiful Brittany. We have stayed here four times now with various members of the family both young and old. Looking forward to introducing the latest addition to Rob and Trudy next year. A bientôt!

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