|Maison Bleue||Self Catering||Sunday||4||8||3||Fourth bedroom twin beds and z bed downstairs|
ON THE 10th APRIL WE ARE INSTALING AN AIRSOURCE HEATING SYSTEM FOR THE POOL.
THIS MEANS THAT FROM 1st JUNE TO 31st AUGUST THE POOL WILL BE HEATED TO 25degrees
Those guests requiring it to be heated in May or September would incur a small surcharge of £50/ week
Maison Bleue is situated in a small village in the south east of Brittany about 20 miles from the walled city of Vannes and a 10min drive to the pretty historic town of La Roche Bernard. The village has an Auberge serving traditional French food, a café/bar, 2 small supermarkets including butchery in the Votra Marche. There is also a Post Office and pharmacy and of course the all-important boulangerie! Like most French villages there is also a large church.
Last winter we added two en suite bathrooms which has been a great improvement. Our guests this year have really appreciated this especially when all bedrooms have been full.
The house sleeps 8 people with 2 double bedrooms upstairs( one is a twin) sharing a bathroom, the third bedroom upstairs is en suite with a shower bath.The fourth bedroom is downstairs and is also ensuite with a walk in shower. It is adjacent to the large downstairs summer kitchen. The bedroom downstairs has a king size bed which can be converted to a twin, it benefits memory foam mattresses. It has a tv with video. There is also an extra z-bed available suitable for a child at an extra charge of £15/ week. Linen and towels are supplied free. Upstairs there is a large lounge with a verandah , ideal for having your morning coffee or breakfast, and the main kitchen. In the lounge we have Freeview television and dvd player and the all important wi-fi! Downstairs in the summer kitchen there is a large built in woodburner, a double sink, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and a dresser and tv.
The downstairs summer kitchen leads to the garden where there is a large patio that opens to the garden with a fenced 4.6m by10m heated ( see above) swimming pool. There is an established mature garden with a beautiful cherry tree and bamboo screen to the neighbours vegetable patch . The pool is surrounded by a patio with sunloungers and tables, there is also a swing hammock to relax in. The pool is in the secure back garden which is fenced off from the main patio area and has a safety net when not in use.
Amenities – Freeview tv, dvd, play station, cd/ radio upstairs and downstairs, indoor/outdoor table tennis, use of beach bats and boule. In the boiler room there is a washing machine and an indoor line for drying. The house has oil-fired central heating. The cooker has a gas hob and electric oven, also there is a microwave. There is a dishwasher in both kitchens saving time taking the garden dishes upstairs. There are fridge-freezers in both kitchens.
Ample off road parking for three cars.
We have wi-fi at the house!
Locally there is a great deal to see and do. The nearest beaches are about 20mins away at Damgen but we are in easy reach of many other beaches including Carnac, Penestin and St Nazaire (the Riviera of the north). There are many historic towns close by such as Josselin and Rochfort en Terre , both boasting Chateaux. Branfrere, a zoo and botanical garden in La Guerno (about 3 miles away), is a super day out with animals wandering around the park and ropewalks in the trees for those feeling agile. The Monkey Tree Park is on the way to Guerande this being a massive adventure tree park with varying degrees of difficulty for those feeling energetic. Guerande is a beautiful walled town famous for its salt, you can visit the salt fields in the surrounding countryside. In this town there are many restaurants including creperies, and lots of shops selling everything from pottery to chocolates to local arts and crafts. Most of the local towns have markets each week selling everything from locally produced foods to clothes and crafts always a treat to wander around.
There are plenty of restaurants and creperies in the local vicinity. We have a folder with suggested places to eat with comments from visitors.
Kitchen with gas hob electric oven . Dishwasher. Well equipped with most kitchen utensils and equipment including microwave, coffee-machine, electric whisk/food processor and a slow cooker.
Table to seat 6 people. Fridge-freezer and large range of electrical kitchen equipment.
There is also a dishwasher and small fridge freezer downstairs in the lower kitchen area and tables and chairs to seat up to 12 people and a settee/sofabed . The downstairs kitchen also has a tv.
Spacious living room double aspect french windows with balcony over looking front garden. Tv with Freeview dvd and cd player. Various boardgames. Table and chairs on the balcony.
Free wi-fi is available at the house.
Three bedrooms on same floor as lounge and kitchen one en suite, the other 2 sharing a family bathroom , one en suite bedroom on ground floor adjacent to large ground floor room. All rooms are double rooms, 2 with double beds(one king size with a memory foam mattress)one with twin beds and the ground floor has a king/ twin bed.
Linen and fluffy towels are supplied free. Please bring your own beach towels! Z-bed available for a child at £15/ week extra.
One family bathroom with bath integral shower with screen. Wash basin, bathroom cabinet and bidet.
Two further en suite bathrooms were added the winter of 2015 ,upstairs has a bath with shower and downstairs is a shower room with toilet and basin that also opens onto the patio for use when outside.
Large fluffy towels are supplied free, but please bring beach towels as these bathroom towels are not for the garden or beach!
Oil fired central heating ,wood-burner downstairs
Tv with Freeview dvd, tv in downstairs bedroom and downstairs kitchen, Playstation 2 and cd player. Free wi-fi.Table tennis table. Boule with dedicated area to play opposite house. Cards and boardgames. Large heated pool 4.6m by 10m with steps leading into it surrounded by patio with loungers and tables in a fenced off area ,with lockable safety gate.
Large front and enclosed rear garden. Rear garden has patio with dining table and umbrella. Heated swimming pool ,patio with sunloungers and small tables, hammock and table tennis which can be outdoors or used in garage or downstairs kitchen.
Swimming pool has a safety net. The back garden is surrounded by fencing and locked gates, which must be kept locked at all times.Webber bbq for use on the patio.
Boule area across road opposite the house.
Ample parking in front of house. One garage under front of house
Not really suitable for less abled people as there are steps to the front door and main living area, but it is flat to the downstairs kitchen and en suite bedroom via the side gate and a ramp to the backdoor, with steep internal stairs via the garage to lounge and upstairs kitchen.
You are welcome to bring your dogs with you, but there is a charge of £20 per dog per week extra payable with the final payment, remember the pet travel scheme.
Washing machine and indoor line in boiler room. Clothes line and pegs to side of house.
Z-bed available for a child at an extra £15/ week.
Travel cot and highchair available free ( please bring own bedding for cot)
A non returnable 25% deposit of the balance after HFD booking fee has been paid, is requested at the time of booking to secure the booking, this is payable direct to the owners.
A returnable deposit of £250 to cover breakages, is payable to the owners ,in addition to the final payment which is due one month before arrival. After inspection of property on your departure the above deposit will be returned provided no damage or breakages have occurred.
There is a surcharge of £50/ week for those wanting the pool heated in May or September.
We live in Cornwall and enjoyed holidaying in Brittany so much we decided to buy our own house there about 10 years ago. We have had many wonderful holidays there and now hope others can it enjoy it too. This year (2015)we are adding two ensuite bathrooms to upgrade the property and hope everyone enjoys their time in Maison Bleue.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||Peaule is in a lovely part of Brittany close to the next department. It is easy to get to many different areas around Peaule including the coast and many interesting towns and countryside. The village has all the local amenities needed to make living there great, a boulangerie, two small supermarkets one including a deli and butchers,bar, resturant, pharmacy and Post Office but is still small enough to retain its quaintness. There are many good walks around and cycle rides, the next town Muzillac has 2 large supermarkets and most surrounding villages have weekly markets|
|Unique benefits of property||Maison Bleue sleeps 8 comfortably with two en suite bathrooms added the winter of 2015.There is a large downstairs kitchen, with a logburner, leading out to the patio .The solar heated pool is in an enclosed area with recliners and a hammock. One en suite room is downstairs, with access to the patio via the en suite. Upstairs there is a large lounge with English freeview tv, dvd player and wi-fi. Two of the upstairs bedrooms share the family bathroom, the other being en suite.|
A nice day out see zoo life, countryside and picnic
Damgan and Billiers are the nearest beaches. Penestin, is with in easy reach, a popular French summertime beach. Also slightly further a field warranting a day trip is Carnac beach, which also has the historic standing stones and an amazing ice cream shop, Igloo, with over 50 flavours of ice cream. Further south La Baule and St Nazaire with huge sweeping sandy beaches the French riviera of the north
The Morbihan is renowned for good golf and has many excellent golf courses within easy reach of Maison Bleue
Walled town close to the salt flats. Plenty of shops and creperies
Definitely worth a visit, this medieval town has a typical French Chateau/castle built in the 12th century. Many shops and restaurants to pass the time of day
Situated on the Nantes-Brest Canal. Ideal for easy cycling east or west
Everything from basic creperies for lunch or light evening meal (Creperie St. Vincent, Vannes) to Cordon Bleu cooking. There is a Michelin starred restaurant in Questembert 5 miles from Maison Bleue. L'auberge, St Anne d'Auray is excellent for a special occasion with a €42 menu consisting of 3 course with musee bouches in between courses. La Roche Bernard 3 miles away has several good quality restaurants including a Chateau Relais
Petite Cite de Caractere. Plenty of shops and restaurants and a chateaux to visit.
Historic city of Vannes was founded 2000 years ago a beautiful walled town with interesting architecture. It has markets on Wednesday and Saturdays.
Lovely place plenty of room and pet friendly too. Great quiet location, beautiful garden with swimming pool as well. Outside dining if the weather is good.
Plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas which are just a short drive away.
Have stayed here before and hope to again. The owners are lovely and friendly, alway just a phone call away if there was to be any problems.
Lovely, quiet location. very friendly village-very quiet though.The shops are good, but you need to be aware of the opening times. The supermarket has an excellent butchery department and teh boulangerie is fantastic -lovely apple pies and croissants. Weather in Peaule is generally about 3-5C hotter than UK but can be cloudy.
Pool is good, but we had some issues with the solar heating and filter system-although these were very quickly sored by Julian and Penny -the housekeepers. They were also very helpful with our arrival by purchasing some local provisions for us for when we arrived.
The local area is interesting, but again, if planning lunch out check times for opening times / service etc.
Villa very spacious, private and comfortable.
Thank you very much for your review. It is quiet but that's what we liked about it. The weather as anywhere can change and I think it had just turned when you arrived ! Everyone else had experienced the heatwave!
This is our second stay at Maision Bleue, and it only gets better. Jane and Andy seem to be constantly improving the place. Our stay this year was helped by the weather being beautiful and sunny, enabling us to make good use of the pool area. The house keepers used, Julian & Penny were very helpful too. Me, my wife and the 2 dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely French home in a quiet French village. Jane the owner has been very helpful to us with advice on traveling to the house from the UK too. Making the whole experience easier. Hope to return soon.
Thank you for your review Peter, it's good to know our improvements work, hope to see you next year!
This House is a slice of Heaven. It is at the edge of a lovely little village that has a fantastic boulangerie (bakery) and very friendly residents
With Muzillac but a 10 min drive away you have a great super market and other amenities whilst staying on the edge of the idyllic French countryside
The local area has much to offer in the form of beautiful little villages to explore, family attractions, markets and Chateau’s galore
The house itself is well set out, with plenty of space and a swimming pool in a large garden with a summer kitchen for ease
To get away from it all whilst still having plenty to do if you fancy it, I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough
Thank you for this kind review . I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, do come back !
Andrew and Jane