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 with bar and a small bar/newsagent.
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.
River Blavet towpath stretches for many miles, it is well maintained and level, ideal for novice cyclists. We have 2 bicycles available for hire.
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 museum of Breton's historical culture is just a short walk away, with a tavern and restaurant, open throughout the summer season, school half-terms and week-ends during the winter. 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.
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.
It's not the first time we have stayed here. We have used all three gites, and can say that all are great holiday accommodation. You are always greeted with a warm welcome. Wonderful location with easy access to beach, countyside or city. Whatever you are looking for, this covers it all. Gites contain everything you need for a peaceful comfortable stay, with some excellent restaurants nearby. Linda and David are always helpful and accommodating. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect Brittany get away.
David it was, as always, great to have you here to stay. You review certainly reflects your enjoyment and pleasure in all this area has to offer.
The restaurants near here are indeed wonderful and it is lovely to be able to recommend them to our guests.
The diversity of the region ensures there are places to visit to suit all tastes and interests and, as you know so well, the cycling opportunities are endless!
We look forward to seeing you both, and your bike, again!
Linda and David
Highly recommended. Linda and David are very welcoming and helpful hosts. There was a very generous welcome pack of goodies and they were kind enough to chauffeur us to a favourite restaurant on our last night so we could drink and not drive. The cottage itself is spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. Guests are also given free run of the garden with lots of quiet spots to sit and relax. The cottage is well situated for visiting the sights and we were also able to enjoy some lovely local walks. All in all, probably the best value for money we've encountered in a holiday cottage let.
Thank you so much Stephen for your generous praise of Blavet Forest Gites.
We are so pleased you enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the tranquil area that surrounds us. We do try to help with restaurant reservations whenever possible so that we can recommend the best in the area.
It really is great, as you realised, to have such great walking on our doorstep.
We do hope to welcome you here again one day.