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Oak Tree Cottage is located at the end of a long private driveway, set well back from the road, making it safe for young children.
The stone cottage has been tastefully renovated keeping the original charm and character, exposed beams downstairs and vaulted ceilings upstairs. It has 2 patio areas with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a barbecue, one to the front of the property and one to the back ensuring you catch the sun at any time of day.
The location of the cottage is a perfect place to stay in Brittany, a home from home, perfect for a relaxing holiday any time of year and a great base for travelling around Brittany and seeing all it has to offer. We have made every effort to make the cottage somewhere that we ourselves would be happy to stay whilst away on holiday.
We are English owners, on site, available if you need us, but invisible if you don't!
SUNDAY Changeover DAY!
A well equipped kitchen with gas hob and extractor fan above, electric built in oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-maker, kettle etc. The kitchen is large and airy with a central island and a large 8 seater dining table.
The living room is a good size with access to the front and rear patios and gardens. It is comfortably furnished with armchairs and settees. There is a video and cd player available for your use, we have a small selection of films which you are welcome to borrow.
All bedrooms are bright and airy. There are 2 double bedrooms, one with built in wardrobe and chest of drawers, the other with a freestanding wardrobe. The triple bedroom has a wardrobe with hanging and drawer space. The single room has a chest of drawers.
All bedding, duvets, pillows are provided and are of good quality.
There are 2 bathrooms: upstairs is equipped with a shower, hand basin and toilet.
Downstairs is equipped with a full size bath with shower, hand basin and toilet.
Baby bath available
The bathroom downstairs has a heated towel rail.
Supplementary heating is provided for a small charge.
Woodburner is only available for winter use, at a small charge.
Dvd and video player. Books, board games, outdoor games, pool games, table tennis, indoor football table.
The cottage is situated at the end of a long driveway well away from the roadside, making it very safe for youngsters. It has it's own garden with patios to the front and rear. Opposite the cottage is the private swimming pool which is set in its own walled and gated area, it is quite a sun trap and very secluded. To the rear of the cottage is a very large grass area, ideal for all those energetic ball games!
There is safe parking in the private grounds
Unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Wherever you are in Brittany, the sea is never far away - there are only 62 - 93 miles between the north and south coasts. Brittany is a wide peninsula stretching over a distance of some 168 miles. It is flanked by the sea, the English Channel to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south.
Belle-Ile-en-Mer is definitely worth a visit. It is the largest of all the Breton islands, 10 1/2 miles long, 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 miles wide, with 50 miles of coastline comprising cliffs, creeks and beaches. The island has 4 villages - Le Palais, Bangor, Locmaria and Sauzon (meaning ' the Englishman' ). You can buy tickets at the ferry port at Quiberon - if you take your driving licence you can hire beach buggy type vehicles and drive round the island - the coast is a bit like Cornwall and there are some nice shops to wander around, as well as a museum and a bird sanctuary (seamews, cormorants, herring gulls).
Just 30 minutes drive away is the 'Camors Adventure Forest'. It is 5 minutes away from the market town of Baud, set in the Camors forest, it is an adventure park offering a great experience for grown ups and children looking to enjoy a challenge amongst the tree tops. Safety is paramount here, the course is explained (English spoken too) by the friendly staff and it suits all abilities, all ages. It is like 'Go Ape' in the UK but little ones can take part too. There are 3 different courses to challenge all ages. Each circuit takes between one and two and a half hours to complete, guidance is given to all those taking part by the extremely friendly staff. You can go round the circuits as often as your energy reseves allow. Food and drink is available at the park, or if you prefer, it is also a great location to enjoy a picnic. Toilet facilities provided too. In addition to the adventure course the park also runs woodland art and craft sessions, evening events including woodland folklore story telling, jazz nights and traditional Breton music evenings.
Lake Guerledan is really worth a visit, it is a man made lake created in 1928 with the construction of a barrage to generate hydro-electric power. The lake is an enormous reservoir with its swimming, beaches, cafes and watersports. You can hire kayaks, canoes, pedaloes or take a trip on one of the pleasure cruisers. There are also many walks in the forest surrounding the lake. Bon Repos on the River Blavet that exits the lake in the West has a medieval abbey, Abbaye de Bon Repos, and a rather nice market. It has an old French feel and is worth a visit. There are picnic areas and more walks by the river.
Beautiful beaches near Quiberon - miles of white sand and NO parking charges!! The Quiberon Peninsula is a 13km long finger of land pointing due south into the Atlantic. In summer there is a train service with stops all along the peninsula - catch the train at Plouharnel or from Auray. From the harbour at Quiberon you can look out towards Belle-Ile, to which there is a regular boat service.
There are many good restaurants and cafes in nearby Pontivy, ranging from a simple crepe to haute cuisine! The choice is yours!!!
Rochefort en Terre is a very pretty village with lots of art/craft type shops. Its setting is reminiscent of mountain villages, it stands on a spur of rock overlooking deep gorges of the Arz and Gueuzon valleys. In the 13th century the Rocheforts were so impressed by its excellent position that they built a castle at the top of the hill above the town. Alas, nothing now remains of the mediaeval fortress except a few ruins such as walls, bases of towers, underground passages and a fortified gateway. The present castle is the work of an American painter names Alfred Klots who restored it after the First World War using Renaissance masonry, mainly from Keralio Manor in Noyal-Muzillac.
Vannes is the county town of Morbihan, it is a walled town, the fortified walls remarkably well preserved. The half-timbered houses, the narrow streets and the squares near the cathedral in the inner town, retain the atmosphere as it would have been between 1400 and 1800. There are restaurants and cafes in and around the town, just outside the walls is the harbour where you can sit and relax whilst having lunch in one of the many cafes. Market day is worth a visit and being a larger town there are more shops. The land-train gives a guided tour of the town, the kids will love it.
Fay and Trevor were exceptional hosts. Friendly and accommodating and we couldn't have asked for anything more from them. The house was in a beautiful, fairly remote location with so much outside space and no light pollution. You do have to drive to get places, but supermarkets and Pontivy town are only about 10 minutes away. It was peaceful which is exactly what we all wanted from our week away. There was a lovely welcome basket of food provided along with some complementary beer and wine. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! It was a pleasure having you all here!