Cottage for holiday let in Brittany with pool - BM003295_A

Persquen (10km from Guemene-sur-Scorff), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003295_A Advertiser since: 10 May 2013

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chestnut Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Chestnut Cottage, Shared Pool, 30 Acre Grounds. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Located in the beautiful department of Morbihan in southern Brittany, Couetilliec is an exclusive hamlet of 5 charming C17th and C18th stone cottages set in 30 acres of private woodland, lawns, meadow, stream and a large heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5m x 2m max. depth). The pool is open from May to September inclusive. The cottage has free wi-fi (suitable for web browsing).

We also offer our guests a 20% saving on Brittany Ferries Channel crossings and discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours, which is based on site for your enjoyment.

Chestnut Cottage is perfect for families; you will find lots to do in the heated swimming pool, sweeping lawns, woodland or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Everyone can relax and play in safety as Couetilliec is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise. With Brittany Cycle Tours based on site for your enjoyment Couetilliec Cottages and the local area offer a range of family activities – see our website for further info – link at foot of this listing.

Chestnut Cottage is a beautiful, bright and extremely spacious 2 bedroom 17th century cottage with an open plan tiled ground floor. Chestnut Cottage also benefits from a ground floor cloakroom.  The feature open tread solid chestnut staircase leads to a galleried landing giving access to 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. This property has been finished to a very high standard.

Price includes a welcome basket (for stays of 7 or more nights), cleaning products, bed linen, bath mats, hand, bath and tea towels, please bring your own pool/beach towels.



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, griddle/fryer and pop-up extractor fan, microwave, freezer, washing machine and integrated fridge. Dining area with dresser, table and chairs to seat 6. Window with views across the front lawn to the woodland beyond.

Living rooms

The lounge has 2 sofas, a leather Chesterfield armchair with footstool, coffee-table, bookcase and a wood burning Jotul stove, English free-to-air satellite tv, French terrestrial tv, LCD 46" smart tv and dvd player. Window with views across the front lawn to the woodland beyond.


The bedrooms comprise an enormous double and a triple. All bedroom furniture is solid pine.
The master bedroom is truly cavernous, double aspect having 3 windows, two with views across the lawns to the woodland below, the other faces the rear of the property. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, mirror, stool, two bedside tables and a 2 seat sofa. You can also request a cot in the room as well.
The second bedroom is a twin with 2 single beds, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and a wardrobe. The bedroom has two windows overlooking the lawns and woodland beyond. Both bedrooms have electric wall mounted heaters.


The spacious tiled floor bathroom has an inset bath with mixer shower over, shower screen, hand basin, toilet, bidet, extractor, heated towel rail and electric heater. With tiling to all splash back areas and a window facing the rear of the property.


The lounge is fitted with a Jotul woodburner, the bedrooms and bathroom have wall mounted electric heaters. Electric heating is for winter lets only. For winter lets logs are available, payable on site.


Free to air English satellite tv, French terrestrial tv, 46" LCD tv, dvd player. Well stocked bookcase and a selection of board games. Shared heated pool - open May to September inclusive. The children have a swing and slide activity apparatus or they can play in the woods, letting their imagination run wild and there are plenty of den making opportunities. Each cottage has its own bbq and bbqs with fellow guests are always popular.
Close to fishing, golf, horse riding, wonderful medieval towns, beaches and many other attractions, Couetilliec offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy!

Garden and outside

A shared heated pool with roman steps for ease of entry - open May to September inclusive. There are sweeping expanses of lawn surrounding Couetilliec: plenty of room for bbqs, football, etc. The swimming pool is also flanked by a large lawn with woodland beyond. The woodland has many tracks to explore with a huge meadow and stream running along the bottom of the property. With nearly 30 acres to explore you can spend days in the grounds.

Parking and garages

Extensive parking to the front of the Chestnut Cottage with additional parking to the rear of Couetilliec if required.

Visitor suitability

This property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

This is a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen deer, badgers, red squirrels, pine martin, foxes, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If you are a keen photographer the opportunities are endless. There maybe the opportunity to try your hand at some woodland management activities or dry stonewalling.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Reunion Numismatique - Bourse D'Echange, Hennebont
Distance: 31 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Most coarse species
Name of nearest fishing location: Rivers Scorff and Blavet or neighbour's lake
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rimaison, 56310 BIEUZY
Distance: 27 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Attelages de Tro Coet, Saint-Tugdual
Distance: 19 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Le Rond de St-Vincent


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Brasserie Celtik, rue Belle Etoile, Cleguerec
Distance: 27 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Carl & Belinda Foster

Carl and Belinda, the owners, live on site maintaining the swimming pool & grounds. They are available when you need them and invisible when you don't. Carl's previous career focused on woodland management and forest research. Carl has a keen interest in green woodworking, traditional woodland crafts, forest gardening, sustainable woodland management, Oak timber-framed buildings, permaculture and exploring Brittany by bicycle.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We simply adore the rolling Morbihan countryside, its beautiful meandering rivers set in verdant valleys and its glorious coastline with the right blend of long sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, beautiful estuaries and quaint harbours.
The gastronomic delights of Brittany are on your doorstep: crepes, galetts, beurre moule, cidre, beer (the wine's not bad either) and an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. Boulangeries with their array of breads and mouthwatering patisseries. As well as the sense of space, peace and tranquillity all make for a more relaxed way of life.
Brittany offers hours of the kind of cycling almost impossible to find in the UK, so we are developing a good quality and affordable single centre self-guided cycle touring service that enables clients to explore and experience the rich diversity of Brittany's stunning countryside, medieval towns and coastline: we offer our guests a 25% discount with Brittany Cycle Tours which is based on site for your enjoyment.
Unique benefits of property Couetilliec Cottages are perfect for families; you will find lots to see and do at the many local attractions or sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity in extensive lawns, woodland and meadow, and take a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool.
Couetilliec is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise so everybody can relax and play in safety. Each cottage has quality teak garden furniture and bbq: ideal for a spot of al fresco dining.
Couetilliec Cottages are a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen deer, pine martins, red squirrels, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If you are keen photographer and or artist the opportunities are endless. Those who enjoy cycling please check out our Brittany Cycle Tours website.

The Owner Recommends

Food and Drink

You really are spoilt for choice but an excellent value meal (£10 including 3 courses and wine!) can be enjoyed at the Chez Marie-The in Ploerdut. For a fine dining experience in a stunning setting try the L'auberge de Pont Calleck. If you like cider the local cidreries are a must. As mentioned above fresh supplies can be found at the local markets or the local supermarket. There are also restaurants, a convenience store and a boulangerie at Inguiniel just 2.5 miles away.

Heated pool + 30 Acres of Grounds: Lawns, Meadow, Woodland and a Stream.

Relax or play anywhere in the grounds, there's more than enough space for everyone. Anybody with a keen interest in nature and or photography can spend days relaxing, listening and watching. Having a bbq with your neighbours is a great way to meet new people. With zero light pollution and a clear sky stargazing is a must.

Horse Riding

There are many equestrian centres in the Morbihan. It is an ideal place for horse riding and trekking. The equivalent of the National Stud is based at Hennebont. The Parc Aquanature near Priziac, west of Pontivy. Where there are 15 kilometres of footpaths, a deer park, freshwater aquarium, accompanied horse rides and guided tours.

The Nantes-Brest Canal, Lac de Guerledan and River Blavet

These waterways and their surroundings offer lots of opportunities from watersports at Lac de Guerledan, to cycling or walking along the miles of towpaths. Excellent coarse fishing can be found on the river Blavet - there will be many personal recommendations...

The South Coast of Morbihan

Explore the South coast: Lorient and it's beaches are half an hours drive. Le Poldu is a lot quieter and has stunning scenery, there's mile after mile of sandy beaches and coves to explore. Our favourites include St Cado, Le Poludu, Doelan, Guidel Plage and Fort Bloque.

Visiting Medieval Towns and Cities

Vannes, Hennebont, Potivy and even our local town of Guemene sur Scorff are still partially walled. The finest example is Vannes with its 13th century ramparts from which you get a fine view of the old town and gardens.

Traditional French Markets

There are a plethora to choose from but Hennebont is the largest, Vannes and Potivy also have large markets but the local markets of Guemene sur Scorff and Bubry are also interesting to stroll around.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Louise and Denis Rahman 13 April, 2019

The cottage was amazing, excellent facilities, clean and tidy, cozy furnishings and free parking right outside the cottage. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need and the bed was extremely comfortable. There was absolutely no light pollution and I don’t remember seeing the stars so bright for so many years. The hosts Belinda and Carl are very welcoming and showed us around the cottage and the extensive grounds which include meadow and woodland walks.

Owner response

Many thanks for your review and lovely comments. Chestnut Cottage is truly a comfortable 'home from home' with the added benefit of a beautiful and tranquil setting. As you say with zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing and we have spent many evenings sat outside with a glass in hand watching the very large sky. We hope to see you again. Carl and Belinda Couetilliec Cottages, Brittany

10 / 10 SarahJersey 10 September, 2018

We had a wonderful week in Chestnut Cottage with our 2 and 4 year old this summer.

The cottage was perfect for a family of four, very clean, airy and light, well equipped and with a beautifully spacious master bedroom and lovely bright viewing gallery upstairs.

The grounds are fantastic for children. Lots of space to run around with some new friends who were staying in the 3 neighbouring cottages and lots to explore with a meadow, woods and grassy area all enclosed. Our son built send and climbed trees to his heart’s content and both children loved feeding Choupette the friendly pig who lives at the bottom of the garden and collecting eggs from the chickens. There is also a small play areas with swings and slide.

Great for the grown-ups too in a peaceful, relaxing woodland setting, BBQs available to each cottage for easy outdoor evenings and a lovely heated pool tucked away behind the cottages.

The area is very family friendly, close enough to a great range of easy accessible activities and interesting places to visit. We loved the pretty villages, markets and scribe driving along quiet country roads.

Carl and Belinda are great hosts who were very welcoming and informative. They were always available to answer any queries and Carl was particularly helpful arranging a cycling trip for us as he runs a fab cycling company.

A brilliant holiday in a beautiful location and we would love to return!!

Owner response

Many thanks for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you all had a great time. As you point out children can play and explore the 30 acres of grounds in safety and we have seen some brilliant dens being built this year! The large heated pool is a big hit with children and adults alike and if you feel like getting out and about there is much to see and do within a short drive. We are so glad that you made use of the bike hire to explore the wonderful cycling in our beautiful countryside. Brittany Cycle Tours is small enough that it can cater for all ages and experience and provide bespoke tours in the beautiful Brittany countryside. The Blavet Discovery Tour offers safe and traffic free level cycling along the tow path of the meandering River Blavet, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy the fantastic stunning scenery. There are many points of interest along the way as well as places where you can stop and enjoy some food and drink. Combined with our drop off and collection service this unique tour can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and abilities.
We hope to see you again!
Carl and Belinda Foster
Couetilliec Cottages, Brittany

9.8 / 10 JackiP 10 April, 2018

This is a gem of a property, nestled in the quiet & remote setting of central Brittany. The country lanes are ideal for walking and cycling. The house is large and comfortable, with everything we needed for a relaxing week's stay. Each house has its own seating area outside and barbeque. There's also a lovely shared pool.
The real highlight of this property is the location: with several acres of unspoiled woodland to explore and pigs to feed! I would highly recommend this property for anyone who would like to escape to the country with children who like to explore the outdoors.
Carl was a pleasure to deal with and suggested superb cycle routes in the area.

Owner response

Many thanks for your wonderful comments. As you say Chestnut Cottage is a lovely, well appointed cottage set in a fantastic location. We agree that the area is perfect for cycling and are pleased to be able to offer our guests bike hire and route maps via Brittany Cycle Tours. However, some people do find it difficult to drag themselves away from our large heated pool! And at the end of the day the lawns in front of the cottages are perfect for sitting and enjoying a drink and a bbq...well they are enjoyable at anytime of the day!!

9.7 / 10 Happy Camper 14 September, 2017

This was a second stay to the cottages, first in Chestnut. Carl and Belinda were fantastic hosts, great Eco approach to holidays. They have a pet pig situated well away from the cottages that they give the cottage guests' food waste (subject to approval) to.

The cottage was spotless, downstairs loo a bonus. The welcome hamper contained local produce and Belinda and Carl provided all the cleaning materials and washing up liquid / powder. This was brilliant for us, as it saves filling the car with bottles of washing up liquid etc. The wine in hamper was great and we ended up buying a few bottles to take home. I marked down local amenities to an 8, as you need to drive to get to the shops or cycle.

The cottage had a great local information pack in English and French, Swimming Pool was fantastic and the outdoor furniture around the pool was new since our last visit. The cottages are quiet and if great for those who want to get away from the busy lifestyle.

Fantastic base for exploring Southern Brittany and Roscoff is over 2 hours away. We will be back, as it is a place that feels like home from home. They even rent out bikes for the more adventurous.

Owner response

Many thanks for your lovely comments and it was great to welcome you back. Our aim is to make our guests visit to Couetilliec Cottages as hassle free as possible; hence we supply all the cleaning products that you might need, as well as the welcome hamper for stays of 7 nights of more. We know only too well that it is the little things that make a difference to your holiday experience. The large heated swimming pool is a great attraction and we are pleased that you made good use of it. As you say Chestnut Cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage with the added bonus of a ground floor cloakroom. We are in an idyllic setting yet only 2.5 miles from the nearest amenities including bar, restaurant, pharmacy and the all important boulangerie. Couetilliec Cottages, with its heated pool and 30 acres of grounds make for a relaxing holiday in a tranquil location and is also a brilliant base for exploring Southern Brittany, yet only 2 hours from the ferry ports at Roscoff and St Malo. Brittany Cycle Tours is also based on site for single-center cycling holidays, cycle hire and self-guided cycling tours to explore Brittany's stunning coastline, river valleys, forests and countryside.

Carl and Belinda Foster
Couetilliec Cottages

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