This location has multiple holiday properties
|Vine Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
Vine Cottage is part of a 18th century longhouse that has been beautifully and lovingly restored to provide 21st century living. With vaulted ceiling and Breton fireplace you will immediately feel 'at home' the moment you walk through the door. The comfortable king size bed comes with quality bed linen for a good nights rest and the en suite power shower/jet spray wakes you up ready for an amazing day. For those who need to keep in touch free wi-fi is available.
All this sits in the heart of Southern Brittany's most beautiful countryside and forms part of a small stone hamlet within a conservation area, of which the peace and tranquillity has hardly changed since the reign of Louis XIV. Discover at your leisure 1 acre of garden complete with wood burning hot tub where you can enjoy a glass of wine under star-filled skies thanks to our lack of light pollution. We have a potager full of flowers, herbs and vegetables and an orchard all of which you are welcome to sample.
Poul Fetan, the 16th century Museum of French Culture is just a 5 minutes walk away and makes for a perfect day out with costumed hosts and a tavern selling local cider and Breton meals. The Nevedic Woods have many paths leading to the Blavet River, where you will find a weir and a small cafe (open throughout the high season). The woods provide excellent opportunities for mountain biking. Along the River Blavet runs a cycle/footpath passing through towns and hamlets from Pontivy to the coast. This pathway is perfect for walking, fishing and especially cycling.
The small town of Quistinic can also be reached via Nevedic Woods for those who like a good walk (25 minutes). Here you will find a store selling many general household items including fresh bread, cakes and milk. There is also a pharmacy, postal service, creperie/pizzeria with bar and a small bar/newsagent. In addition there is now a wonderful 'salon de the' serving drinks, snacks, lunches, cakes and ice-creams which are all homemade.
Large supermarkets, bars, restaurants and numerous shops can be found in Baud a 20 minutes drive away. There are many beaches within a 45 minutes drive. If you like browsing town markets there is at least one to be found everyday.
Please enquire about our special accompanied walking and cycling days.
The oak kitchen/diner has lots of work surfaces and includes fridge, cooker/grill, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, iron, pine table and 4 chairs. The fully-fitted kitchen comes equipped with all you need to produce and serve locally purchased French food. You will be greeted with a generous welcome hamper and some Fair Trade coffee and tea to get you started for your first few days.
The heart of the lounge is a huge Breton fireplace that continues up into the vaulted ceiling. This houses a fabulous wood burning stove and we provide all the logs you may need. The lounge is furnished with a large, comfortable leather sofa with lots of plump cushions for a cosy night in.
A mezzanine bedroom with king size bed made up with quality linen and en suite shower room.
En suite shower room that boasts monsoon shower, sink and wc. Body Shop products are provided.
A beautiful multifuel burner heats the cottage and in addition there is an electric radiator in the shower room.
Books and boardgames are provided. Bluetooth cd player pairs with iPod and mobile phones.
Complete your outside experience with a soak under the stars in our wood burning hot tub.
Vine Cottage has a patio area with table and chairs. The large garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a number of flower borders. There is also an orchard and vegetable plot. A barbecue is available for your use and many out of door games including badminton, kub and boules. There are also an ample number of loungers for relaxing in the garden and plenty of little quiet corners perfect for relaxing with a book or a glass of wine. Complete your outside experience with a soak under the stars in our wood burning hot tub. Beach towels are provided at no extra charge.
Secure off-road parking is opposite the cottage.
My husband and I spent a large proportion of our professional lives working with young people and have 2 adult sons who live in UK.<br/>We decided to have a complete change of lifestyle and knew that helping adults and children have great holiday memories would be something we would love to be involved in. we live on site and do our upmost to provide a personal service to all our guests.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||We chose the area around the River Blavet for its beautiful, unspoilt environment. It offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and canoeing and also has a host of historical towns nearby as well as incredible beaches and esturies.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our property is in a tiny hamlet called Nevedic which means 'Little Sanctuary'. It is the tranquility of the environment that most visitors comment on and they all find our ancient stone cottages stunningly beautiful.|
There are many sandy beaches, within easy driving distance of Munro Brittany Cottages, many offering a full range of water sports. The nearest sandy beach is at Port Louis. Popular beach areas include Carnac, La Trinite Sur Mer, Larmor Plage, and St Pierre-Quiberon. Quiet beaches, with nature reserves, big sand dunes and wide open spaces can be found from Gavres to Penthièvre. Beaches in general never get crowded and are very clean.
We have several bicycles available for use by guests and are happy to advise on routes and give support for all levels. The roads are maintained in good condition and offer quiet and exciting cycling opportunities for intermediates and advanced level cyclists. The River Blavet towpath stretches for many miles, it is well maintained and level, ideal for novice cyclists or those who want a quiet undemanding day out. There are 2 lunch venues within easy reach along the towpath.
Windsurfing and kite surfing, areas include Penthievre east of Port Louis. This is where our son learnt to kite surf while visiting us on holiday and is now hooked.
Poul Fetan a village of Breton's historical culture is just a very short walk away, with a tavern and restaurant, open throughout the summer season. In July and August it also sells freshly baked bread. The weir and boating lock on the River Blavet is just 15 minutes walk away, were you will find a bar with outside tables and chairs serving light snacks, ice-creams and refreshments during the summer season.
We had a wonderful holiday at Vine Cottage. The cottage was excellent, in a very pretty position, providing us with very comfortable accommodation in a well designed restoration. It was well equipped, giving us the best holiday experience. The garden was beautiful and provided many seating areas for guests including a hot tub.
The hosts Linda and David were very welcoming, always ready to give advice on local amenities, walks, restaurants, places to visit etc. We will have no hesitation in recommending Blavet Forest Gites to our friends.
We felt very much at home, and returned from our holiday with many happy memories.
Thank you for taking the time to review Vine Cottage. We are always grateful for feedback and are so pleased you feel able to recommend Blavet Forest Gites to others.
It is our pleasure to make our guests feel comfortable and to be able to give helpful advice about places to visit during their stay. We hope to welcome you here again sometime in the future.
A picturesque Gite in a truly rural setting. A car is essential to get around. The property was clean and well maintained and contained all the basic equipment for the holiday. The garden was beautiful and interesting with carefully placed seating throughout. The owners provided an excellent service including a welcome pack of basic commodities. They were willing to give advice and information on local restaurants and places to visit.
We enjoyed cycling along the river Blavet and there were interesting walks locally. There were maps available in the Gite.
Some information in the description needs updating, eg the existence of a bakery in the open air museum next door at Poul Feton.
The wood fired hot tub is great to unwind in the evening
Thank you for your review which gives a good description of Vine Cottage and the opportunities for walking and cycling from our doorstep.We are so pleased that your stay was a success and you were able to enjoy the garden. I will certainly amend the details for the museum as that has recently changed as you noted. Thank you. We hope to see you again in the future.
Beautiful cottage in rural Brittany. Exceeded all our expectations. A lovely base for exploring the peaceful cycle routes and small roads of the area, great for walking or just relaxing in the lovely garden.The hosts Linda and David were very helpful and welcoming.
Thank you very much for your generous review. It gave us great pleasure to see you enjoying the cycling opportunities this area offers. You certainly took advantage of exploring the area on two wheels!
A great place to stay, both David and Linda were so friendly and helpful and had left a welcome basket in the kitchen for us which was a lovely touch. David even showed us where the best walks were coming along part way with us. First day in Poul Fetan had a cider festival at the local village, a good way to get to know the place. Apple trees everywhere. We had a few evenings in the hot tub in the garden watching the stars come up. Could not believe the restaurants and how busy they were at lunch time, we went into Melrand about 1.30pm and people were just leaving and told a table would be available in 5 minutes. We had a litre bottle of cider between us plus a three course lunch and it came to a total of 23 Euros! Wonderful value. Went for long walks along the river bank, there is plenty to see and do. Would really recommend going there and we hope to go back again.
Thanks again Linda and David.
Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the area and were able to take time to relax in the hot tub. People often tell us they have their best night's sleep in years after relaxing in the tub!
Your comment about the restaurants is very accurate - at lunchtime they are bustling with locals and give excellent value. We are always happy to provide recommendations for the best in the area. We also do our best to help with walks and cycle rides, accompanying guests if they would like us to so that they can discover this beautiful area.
We hope to see you here again one day.