Beautiful Country Home near La Roche-Bernard - BM003420

10km from La Roche-Bernard, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003420 Advertiser since: 4 November 2013
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Les Chenes (The Oaks) Self Catering Flexible 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 Wi-Fi

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 Les Chênes 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 Les Chênes offers a lovely base to explore from, but with its pretty south facing garden you may just want to stay 'home'. The gite of Les Chênes 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 Les Chênes 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.



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, 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 & French satellite television, dvds and free Wi-Fi
Information brochures & local maps
Varied library


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, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, floor rug, fold out bed chair, room for cot.

available - bed linen @ 10 euros per person


Large, spacious bright shower room.
Glazed shower unit, thermostatic controls, tiled vanity unit, storage cupboards.


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.


Free Wi-Fi
UK & FR 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 (not for the bike!)
Log store

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking area

Visitor suitability

Couples, friends, families - Welcome ............. as are some pets

Information about any additional facilities

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

Fairly equidistant to Vannes, Nantes & Rennes so easy access to ..... anywhere, while enjoying the tranquility of the countryside 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


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

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


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Family activities

Fishing nearby

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


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

Horse riding

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


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Saint Dolay


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Melaney Whybrow

We are John & Melaney enjoying life in France & here to help if you have any queries.

Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? We bought lesChenes by lucky chance after visiting the area for work, easy to get to by ferry or plane, easy driving, stunning sunsets, lovely beaches, picturesque market towns aplenty.
If we want a change from this beautiful rural area (doesn't happen often) the cities Rennes, the capital of Brittany, Vannes & Nantes are all less than an hour away.
We couldn't have chosen a more varied location if we'd researched for years.
Unique benefits of property Set in rural Brittany, lesChenes is far enough from town to enjoy country life but only a short drive to La Roche Bernard with it's varied shops, artisan quarter, market, bars & many commended restaurants.
On the edge of the small village of Sainte Anne, we are rural but not isolated.

The Owner Recommends

La Roche-Bernard

Between Vannes and Nantes, the fortified port of La Roche-Bernard has dominated the River Vilaine for a thousand years. These days the 'petites cités de caractère' is well known for its restaurants, including Michelin-starred, but most people come to wander around its quaint streets and take boat trips along the river. Thursday morning the market will be in full swing. Later, take a walk around its attractive centre where you can watch a potter at work in his studio, woodworkers, artists of all sorts, 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 and one time theatre 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.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.7
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8.7
  • Facilities: 8.7
  • Local Amenities: 7.7
  • Setting: 8.7
  • Value for Money: 9
8 / 10 138134 2 October, 2018

lovely gite to stay in, the owners were so helpful, but you need a car as it is not near a town or shops. it was very clean and welcoming, with 3 chooks who came and said hello every day.
all in all a very nice place to stay, but not good for people with mobility problems as the stairs are quite steep and there is only one WC upstairs.
that is the only drawback, apart from that you will find it a very comfortable and relaxing place.
a lot of thought has gone into making it a welcoming gite to rent

Owner response

Thankyou for taking the time to review our little place. As you say, a car is indeed useful in a lovely rural location like ours. Hope to see you again oneday.

9.2 / 10 J & J 1 October, 2018

Review for “les Chenes”
We have just had a wonderful weeks stay at Melaney & John’s gite, “Les Chenes”. [sep14-21 2018]
Situated on the edge of a sleepy rural village, this is one of the best that we have had in the last few years.
Our hosts gave us [& our small dog] a really warm welcome & were more than helpful during our stay.
The property is “absolutely charming” & has an extremely well designed layout, with comfortable seating, fully functional WI.FI & sat. TV.
The area has many attractions including the beautiful, “Vilaine” river & the Penestin peninsular beaches, while the spectacular, riverside town of La Roche Bernard is only a few
Minutes away.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property & look forward to another visit in the near future

Owner response

Thankyou for taking time to review us. You're right, we are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Hope you will visit again one day soon! Thankyou!

9.2 / 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.