Holiday house for rental in Brittany - BM003016

Les Forges (10km from Josselin), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003016 Advertiser since: 7 July 2005
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L'esprit Foret Self Catering Saturday 3 5 2 Additional room in cellar that can be hired

About this property

Art Deco Detached Village House with Large Garden . This villa is in a village setting.

L'esprit Foret is an Art Deco detached house in a large secure and mature garden.

It benefits from a village location where you can walk every morning to collect your bread and croissants.

There are 2 bars in the centre, one opens for food lunchtimes.There is a creperie in an old mill also within walking distance at the furthest edge of the village and overlooking the Nantes to Brest Canal.

The rear garden opens up to open countryside at the rear, and a designated cycle path.Also it is around a 500 metre walk to the beautiful Nantes to Brest canal and a designated cycle path.

It sleeps 5/6 (6th bed is a single sofabed for a child) comfortably with 2 showers, 3 wcs and a Jacuzzi bath.Constant hot water. Possibility of extra beds, baby equipment.

Free unlimited wi-fi. Walking distance to eateries and cafe. Private chateau at the centre of the village and next to the large private forest of Lanouee.

Rear gate is directly onto a designated cycle path

Extremely well located for touring Morbihan and the Cotes d'Amour.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher. Fridge-freezer. Breakfast area with seating. Adjoining formal dining room.

Laundry room is in the cellar with sink washing machine and dryer.

Living rooms

Living room, breakfast room linked to kitchen and separate dining room. Additional tv lounge.


There are 3 bedrooms - 2 twins and a single, on the first floor.
Cot and put up bed available.


There is a large bathroom with a walk in shower and Jaccuzzi corner bath.and wc. There is another walk in shower room in the cellar. The ground floor has a wc and washbasin.

Constant hot water for showers and bath.


Heating from April through to October is by electric radiators.


Unlimited wi-fi is available. English freeview tv

Garden and outside

Large enclosed secure garden. Courtyard area with seating. Bbq area with large Breton stone bbq, seating for 8.

Garden loungers. Swings for children. Apple trees. Garden leads directly onto a cycle path at the rear and open countryside.

Dogs are welcome and there are great local English speaking vets.

Parking and garages

Parking for 2 vehicles inside garden. Further parking possible outside.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all age ranges. Stairs to bedrooms and cellar. Stairs to back door and front door

Information about any additional facilities

This house is at the edge of a lovely Breton village, within walking distance of village facilities.

The large rear private garden opens onto a designated cycle path.
The Nantes to Brest canal runs through the village.and is ideal for walkers and cyclists as it has many paths and routes

It is a favourite path with cyclists and many stages of races are held through the village.

Randos organized walking trips are also very popular locally.

We can open up the house to couples for a reduced rate,by closing other bedrooms .Please ask for a quote for your dates.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Groupe Veterinaire du Porhoet,Espace Oxgene 56120 Josselin 0297223132


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocantes are held extensively throuout the area and sometimes in the village
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: river
Name of nearest fishing location: The river Oust andLie run through the village


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac Au Duc
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Josselin
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Nante to Brest Canal


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Josselin
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Linda Chris

We came to France to educate our daughter after holidaying here for some years. We decided to run a small holiday business, so others could experience the same enjoyable stay as we had and run L'Esprit Foret and L'Esprit Campagne which are two large detached properties. We do not live on the premises of either property.As such you will have complete privacy during your holiday,something we enjoy also.The houses are only 10 miles apart and can be rented together for large families celebrating

Owner's website
Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? On the edge of a rural village,which is nestled between a large private forest and the Nante to Brest canal and cycle path.The house and garden offer peace and tranquility sought on holiday.The location is fantastic for visiting local towns and markets as well as the beaches of the south cost.Lac au Duc a large inland lake is only 15 minutes away,It offers lots of water sports,a sandy beach and a gold club The village has two eateries and three bars all walking distance from the house.The creperie is about 1 k easy walk directly out of the back of the house.The back garden leads on to a designated cycle path,Our nearest town Josselin 6 miles is a tourist hot spot with a fairy tale castle and lots of cafes and bars with fine food.
Unique benefits of property The house is a pretty art deco built in the 1930s.The village of Les Forges follows the old Breton ways of a rural commumity,It is really a unique experience to spend time in a lovely Breton village with generally detached houses in large gardens, Whilst the house has retained its character,all of the windows have been replaced with double glazing .There is a well equipped kitchen.A large bathroom with shower and whirlpool corner bath,A further w.c.and shower room and a third.W.C.A There are l,electric radiators and two dining areas ,The garden is large and enclosed,with swings ,BBQ and garden furniture. It opens up on to open rural views.Being on a designated cycle path and only 500 m from the Nante to Brest canal,it is well suited to cyclist and walkers,Dog owners will also enjoy the secure garden and lovely walks,Please note there is a cleaning charge for dogs.There is free unlimited WIFI and English free T.V.

The Owner Recommends

Local and regional must dos

Walk, ride or cycle the Nantes to Brest Canal on site in the village.
Enjoy the village facilities two bars,depot du pain open midday, and Creperie opened all day. Private Chateau originally part of the Rohan family
Josselin little city of character,and Saturday market ,our local town.Fairy tale Chateau another Rohan,
Rohan with its bars, eateries and port on the canal.
Pontivi for the market, shops, eateries, bars and port on the canal and another Rohan Chateau.
Lac Au Duc with a sandy beach and waterspouts, Hydrangea walk in season, Golf club with nice bar with views overlooking the lake. Picnic benches and great walks. Creperie with more lovely view of the other side of the lake Tennis courts and children's park. Children's bouncy castle park and little swimming pool
Loudeac for large indoor swimming pool and aqua slide. Working town with lots of shops and places to eat.
Reguiny a near by village with its large outdoor heated pool so popular with the French during the summer holidays.It is situated around a little lake and bar.

Just a little further Rochefort en Terre The village won a TV programme most preferred village by the French. Lovely artisan shops,with local produce

La Gacilly of Yves Roches produce similar to The Body Shop.Lovely village often the site to International Photo exhibitions. Great cafes and bars.
Join the dual carriageway nearby to go to the famous towns on the Morbihan coast eassy 45 minutes drive to Vannes then on to Auray a smugglers cove. Trinitie Sur Mer famous Yacht port start of many races. Carnac a famous seaside resort. Many other lovely little coves. Boats called Navettes leave from various location to the islands and gulf tours.
Lots of Festivals, carboot sales etc advertised locally.
Fabulous park with lakes and children's activities

Cycling, La Vélodyssée

The property is situated along part of the route