Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 13 9.9/10
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 enjoyed a wonderful week in Vine Cottage, a comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped holiday accommodation.Linda and David were perfect hosts who looked after us very well indeed. The setting is beautiful, if a little remote, but that suited us perfectly. Lunch in the "Rendezvous au Pecheurs" restaurant in Pont Augan is a must, as is coffee and cake in the "Salon de The" in nearby Quistinic. We would thoroughly recommend this excellent gite.
Thank you John for this wonderful description of your holiday here at Blavet Forest Gites. We are glad our tranquil location suited you, guests find it really is a perfect place to unwind especially after a day out exploring this varied region. Thank you for choosing to stay here, we hope to see you again in the future.
A lovely place Linda and David were lovely so helpful and went the extra mile to help us .Great location gite was lovely well equipped. A lovely welcome hamper and wood fired hot tub to use. The gite was lovely and clean. We enjoyed a lovely walk down to the river where there is a little bar to sit and chill and visited the beach of Carnac and market amongst other places. David and Linda are so organised having everything in the file places to visit etc. A lovely part of Brittany we found the location no problem due to Lindas directions excellent. Thank you again Linda and David for everything.
Thank you Lisa for this positive review. Your comments have reflected what we are trying to provide and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here so much. You have described a few of the local highlights and we do love to recommend our favourite places to guests as well as suggest ideas based on their interests.
We hope to see you again at Blavet Forest Gites sometime in the future.
Very comfortable and clean, every facility available including lovely garden and hot tub. Local amenities a short drive away, with major shopping a little further. Very quiet and restful, our hosts were most attentive but not intrusive. Thoroughly recommended for a good rest. We will continue to promote this property to our friends and family placed as it is in a lovely part of Brittany.
Thank you for this excellent review. It was our pleasure to welcome you here to this special place and we are delighted that it provided you with the rest you needed.. We hope to see you here again in the future.
Vine Cottage is quite delightful, very cosy with everything you could wish for, a real home from home! Welcome pack was full of surprises - homemade bread and jam, fresh eggs, cheese, biccies, milk etc and a bottle of wine! After a day's sightseeing, wonderful to relax in the lovely, very natural garden with its many little secluded arbors - a little haven of tranquility!! Our dog really enjoyed all the walks in the nearby forest with its many trails, one leads down to the river where you can pop into a little bar before the climb back up! Would recommend nearby restaurants - Au Rendez-vous des Percheurs where you can have a very good lunch plus wine for around €13 and La Tourelle, more expensive but worth it! Much enjoyed trips to Hennebont and Josselin (one of our favourite towns) on Market Day, also Auray is a must to visit. Last but not least our hosts David and Linda gave us a wonderful, warm welcome and throughout our stay were so helpful giving advice and suggestions of places to visit, nothing was too much trouble. We would love to return one day!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to appreciate the beautiful countryside, interesting ancient nearby towns, and that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility we provide here at the cottages.
Thank you for your review. It would be a pleasure to welcome you both and your friendly dog here again in the future.
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