Holiday rental cottage with pool in Brittany

9.7/10
Persquen (10km from Guemene-sur-Scorff), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003295_B Advertiser since: 10 May 2013

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Mulberry Cottage Self Catering 2 5 1

About this property

Mulberry 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 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.

Mulberry 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. It also has a private rear garden. 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.

Mulberry cottage is an extremely spacious and beautiful 17th century two bedroom stone cottage, with an airy open plan ground floor. The fitted kitchen has an electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. The dining area has a table with 6 chairs and dresser. The lounge has an L-shaped leather sofa and a three piece suite, a Jotul wood burning stove set in a granite and wooden beamed fireplace, a 50" plasma TV with English free-to-air satellite TV, French terrestrial TV and DVD player. A feature granite staircase leads to a landing giving access to two bedrooms and the bathroom. The bedrooms comprise a very large double with a king sized bed and a twin/triple with bunk beds and a single bed. The bathroom has a corner bath with thermostatic shower over, hand basin and toilet. Mulberry cottage also benefits from its own private rear garden giving additional access to the first floor. The cottage also has free Wi-Fi. 
 
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.  

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with electric built-in multifunction fan oven and ceramic hob with extractor, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Dining area with dresser, table and chairs to seat 6. Two windows with views across the front lawn to the woodland beyond. A feature granite staircase leads to landing giving access to 2 bedrooms and the bathroom.

Living rooms

The lounge has a large L-shaped sofa and an antique 3 piece suite, wood burning Jotul stove set in a feature granite and wooden beamed fireplace, English free-to-air satellite tv, French terrestrial tv, 50" tv, Plasma tv and dvd player. Well stocked bookcase. Window with views across the front lawn to the woodland beyond.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms comprise an enormous double and a triple; all bedroom furniture is solid pine.
The master bedroom is truly cavernous, triple aspect with four windows. Two with views across the lawns to the woodland below, another overlooks Mulberry's rear garden. The bedroom has a king size bed, triple wardrobes, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets, dressing table, mirror, stool and a 2 seat sofa. You can also request a cot in this bedroom.
The other 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.

Bathrooms

The tiled floor bathroom has a corner bath with thermostatic shower over, shower screen, hand basin, toilet, extractor and electric heater. With tiling to all splash back areas and a window facing the front of the property.

Heating

The lounge is fitted with a Jotul woodburner, the bedrooms and bathroom have wall mounted electric heaters. Logs are available upon request.

Entertainment

Free to air English satellite tv, French terrestrial tv, 50" plasma 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!

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 sweeping lawns with woodland beyond. The woodland has many tracks to explore with a huge meadow and a stream running along the bottom of the property. With nearly 30 acres of private grounds to explore you can spend days in the grounds especially if you like nature, photography and art. With zero light pollution stargazing comes naturally.

Parking and garages

Extensive parking to the front of the Mulberry Cottage with additional parking to the rear of the property if needed.

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.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Cycling

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

Golf

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

Sports

Walking

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

Watersports

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, Mr Carl Foster

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.

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.

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 Maddy & Mia's Mummy 2 September, 2015

We had a super stay at Mulberry cottage.

The property is located in a quite area amongst acres of its own farmland. The cottage itself it beautifully presented with a huge lounge and dining area and large comfy sofas. The UK TV was also a bonus for children! The wood burning stove looked fantastic but wasn't needed as the weather was so lovely. Upstairs the bedrooms were also well presented and comfortable. The cottage is built into a bank and so the rear garden and BBQ is accessed from upstairs with the pool close by. This was fantastic for the family as the children could easily come back and forth between the pool and our "garden".

We were welcomed by Carl and a lovely basket of local produce (including wine :-) ) and he was helpful and friendly throughout our stay.

The pool and area were lovely, well maintained and cleaned every day. It was also very safe an secure with a locked gate so that small children could not wander in unsupervised (there is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs in the house).

We all enjoyed walking in the grounds of the cottage, exploring the woods and building dens and borrowed the resident dogs to accompany us! We shopped locally (including local patisserie YUM!) and to be honest would have been content not to stray far from Mulberry cottage for a whole week!! We did however do some day trips to the coast and local Hennebont market.

We don't often go back to the same place twice but would do here!

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