This location has multiple holiday properties
|Chestnut Cottage||Self Catering||2||5||1||Bedrooms can be presented as triples upon request|
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 X2m max. depth). The pool is open from May to September inclusive. The cottage has free Wi-Fi.
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.
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.
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 triple with a set of bunk beds and a single, 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. Logs are available upon request.
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 BBQ's 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!
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 BBQ's, 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.
Extensive parking to the front of the Chestnut Cottage with additional parking to the rear of Couetilliec if required.
This property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
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.
Carl, the owner, lives on site maintaining the swimming pool & grounds. He is available when you need him and invisible when you don't. His 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. <br/>His wife, Belinda, flits between France and the UK working for a global insurer.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Just returned from a week in chestnut cottage, it was amazing!! We had such a wonderful relaxing time, the cottage was beautiful and so comfortable. The grounds are unbelievable, it's so peaceful and quiet. And we loved going down to see Choupette everyday! We can't recommend it enough, perfect for couples, families and groups of friends. Thank you Carl and Belinda for such a lovely holiday, we will definitely be back!