Beautiful Country Home near La Roche-Bernard

9.1/10
La Roche-Bernard, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003420 Advertiser since: 4 November 2013
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Les Chenes (The Oaks) Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1 Fold-out bed and cots, no extra charge

About this property

Country Home and Garden . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Lovely country home and garden near La Roche Bernard and south coast beaches
 
Flexible.. We are happy to accept *any day to any day* bookings for low and mid week ferry fares and flight options, subject to availability - Please...JUST ASK.

 
Free WiFi.
 
This popular 2 bedroomed (one double, one twin) country home offers a peaceful and comfortable haven for you to return to after exploring the beautiful area surrounding La Roche-Bernard and is perfectly placed for visiting the sandy beaches, fantastic coves and many inland attractions of South Brittany.
 
Nestling in rural France, between the market towns of Redon and La Roche Bernard, the well equipped gite of lesChênes is on the edge of the historic village of Sainte Anne and is part of a traditional Breton farmhouse, with 2 foot thick granite stone walls under a slate roof.
 
The cottage of lesChênes offers a lovely base to explore from, but with its pretty south facing garden you may just want to stay 'home'. The gite of lesChênes is in an area of mixed woodland, cider apple orchards and farmland and is 5 minutes from the Vilaine River and only 20 mins from the coast.
 
The cottage of lesChênes is privately owned and available for long or short term lets, as well as holidays or as a house-hunting base, while you search this beautiful area for a cottage of your own.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The open plan kitchen of lesChênes has tiled worktops and facilities which includes full size gas cooker with extractor, microwave, coffee-machine, electric kettle and toaster etc washing machine, double sink/drainer, fridge-freezer, cupboard storage and all the crockery and utensils you may need.

Dining area with good size table and 4 high back chairs with upholstered seats and a few extra stools as required.

Free wi-fi

Living rooms

Lounge with large Breton fireplace and logburner.
Comfortable seating, 3 seater sofa and armchairs.
English satellite television, dvds and free wi-fi
Tourist information & local maps
Varied library

Bedrooms

Accommodates 4 people plus a little one in a cot or fold out bed.

Double bedroom with double bed, bedside cabinets, rocking chair, wardrobe, floor rugs, room for a cot.

Twin bedroom with 2 single beds (90cm), bedside cabinet, wardrobe, floor rug, fold out foam bed chair, room for cot.

available - bed linen hire @ 10 euros per person

Bathrooms

Large, spacious bright shower room. Glazed shower unit, thermostatic controls, constant hot water, tiled vanity unit with storage cupboards.

Heating

Although heating is not generally required during the summer months, the cottage of lesChênes is equipped with a large Breton fireplace and logburner for cosy evenings in, as well as additional background, timed heating for winter lets. Logs available at cost.

Entertainment

Free wi-fi
UK satellite tv
Various dvd's


Garden and outside

South facing garden
Pretty paved patio
Large stone barbecue and utensils
Garden furniture, parasol, etc.
Shrub and flower borders
Rotary airer
Bicycle storage (ancient pigsty) with chest freezer within
Log store

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking area

Visitor suitability

Couples, friends, families - all welcome ............. as are some pets

Information about any additional facilities

The gite/cottage of lesChênes is in a rural location but don't worry it is not isolated.

Fairly central to Vannes, Nantes & Rennes so easy access to ..... anywhere, while enjoying the tranquility of the country and only 20 mins from the South Brittany coast

We are happy to accept anyday to anyday bookings to facilitate off peak ferry and flight possibilities, subject to our availability.

optional ~ ~ ~ linen hire, final clean on departure and logs are available

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Veterinaire La Roche Bernard 0033 299 90 60 98

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Gacilly
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Le Vilaine
Distance: 2 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: La Bretesche
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Nivillac
Distance: 5 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Saint Dolay

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

La Roche-Bernard

Between Vannes and Nantes, the fortified village of La Roche-Bernard has dominated the River Vilaine for a thousand years. These days the village is best known for its Michelin-starred restaurant but most people come to wander around its quaint streets and take boat trips down the river. Thursday morning the market is in full swing. Later, take a walk around its attractive centre where you can watch a potter at work in his studio, blow some glass in Atelier Verre or learn about bee keeping (and buy some honey) at the Maison de l’Abeille. Stop for lunch at Le Sarah B, housed in an 18th century grain warehouse on the quayside; the café is a Café de Pays, a label given to venues with an authentic Breton atmosphere. La Roche-Bernard is a popular destination for fans of water-based tourism. Les Vedettes Jaunes run regular trips down the river as far as the Arzal Dam, which was built in 1970 to allow navigation of the river at all tides. More independent sorts can hire electric boats or barges (no permit needed) or paddle along in a kayak. The Flotille Traditionnelle de la Basse Vilaine is a group of vintage boat owners who take passengers out in their traditional craft.

1 Review
9.1/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
9.1 / 10 jmc 2 August, 2015

Charming property which was well maintained, clean and well equipped. Location achieved that nice blend of being rural and quiet yet close enough to amenities to make the day to day practicalities (morning trip for baguettes, milk etc.) very achievable.

Downstairs was both comfortable and well thought through in terns of space, layout and facilities. Although potentially appearing 'cosy' from the photo for our family of four (2 adults & 2 teenagers) we had absolutely no problem. The enclosed garden was a real bonus and many a breakfast and evening meal was spent out in the sunshine enjoying the rural setting, where breakfast was occasionally shared with one or two very friendly chickens - a real positive for families with children.

The property was located quite close to La Roche-Bernard which was a charming little spot to amble around (artist's quarter, and harbour) with some great places to eat that won't break the bank, yet offering lovely views of the boats and old streets.

The owner was absolutely charming and wonderfully helpful - exhibiting that rare quality of being there when needed but also leaving you well alone to enjoy the pleasures of Brittany. Although the owners' property was located next door, the orientation of the properties was such as to provide near total privacy.

All in all, great value for money, offering comfort and charm and well placed for exploring South Brittany.