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|Bamboo Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
Bamboo Cottage is a beautiful stone cottage built in 1707. It is part of a Breton longhouse in Nevedic, which means Little Sanctuary in the Breton language.The cottage has been beautifully and lovingly restored to provide 21st century living. Inside you will find a style modern, yet sympathetic to its ancient past. The living area has a wood effect panel heater to ensure you are warm should there be cooler evenings. On the mezzanine floor you will find a comfortable double bed with quality bed linen for a good nights rest and luxurious robes to snuggle into after enjoying a shower. There is a modern en-suite shower room with beautiful fluffy towels. For those who need to keep in touch excellent 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 village 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, running, fishing and especially cycling.
The small village of Quistinic can also be reached via Nevedic Woods for those who like a good walk (25 minutes). Here you will find a shop 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 or Bubry, both a 20 minute 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 or running weeks planned for April and October 2016.
You will find a modern kitchen with full sized hob and electric fan oven. A microwave and washer/dryer are also provided.There is a full range of utensils and cooking equipment. You will be welcomed with a food hamper which will provide you with sufficient for a supper and breakfast as well as some tasty treats.There is also fairtrade tea and coffee and basic condiments. Tea towels are provided.
There is an attractive wooden table and chairs for meal times. You will find plenty of glasses, crockery and good quality cutlery to use when enjoying the fabulous local foods and drinks.
The living area has an attractive 2 seater leather sofa with large comfy cushions. There is a en electric wood effect panel heater for cosy evenings watching the TV or listening to music. The stereo is compatible with ipods and pairs with phones using bluetooth. There is a selection of maps and information leaflets to help you plan interesting days out.
The attractive bedroom is on a mezzanine floor and you will find there a comfortable double bed, luxurious robes, cushions, bedside lamps, fluffy rugs and an amazing view of the stars on clear nights. A hairdryer is provided.
The en-suite shower room is equiped with a modern shower, sink and toilet. There is Body Shop shower gel and soap for your use and fabulously fluffy towels.
In the living room there is a wall mounted electric flame effect panel heater which is clean, attractive and easy to use. It has a remote control so you can even adjust the heat without having to stir yourself from the sofa.
Tv, dvd player and dvd's, bluetooth stereo, books
The large garden is available for guests to enjoy. There is plenty of space for barbecuing and all the equipment is provided. The wood-fired hot tub is a great favourite especially on clear nights and it is pure bliss to sit in its warmth with a glass of wine enjoying a candlelit evening under the stars.
The chickens provide endless entertainment and whenever possible we are happy to offer fresh eggs. Many people enjoy the extensive vegetable plot and like to sample the produce.
There are hidden corners for relaxing with a good book on a lounger or garden swinger.
We have a designated parking area on site.
We welcome everyone young and old and will do our best to make provision for any additional needs. The bathrooms and bedrooms are however upstairs.
We have a high chair, cot, travel cot, baby linen, changing mat and potty. There is also a selection of indoor and outdoor toys suitable for children and a wealth of outside space to explore.
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.
Linda and David were perfect hosts looking to make our stay as good as possible. The cottages was delightful with everything needed for two people. With table and chairs just outside the door and a large garden to relax in it made for comfortable lazy days. The coast was in easy driving distance for walking and cylcling and if you like crepes and cider and food in general there are many places to indulge yourself. The cottage is in a small hamlet with the nearest small town a drive away so be prepared for peace and quiet.
Thank you Christine for your kind comments and excellent description of the quiet tranquility to be experienced at Blavet Forest Gites. We were so pleased to see you were able to make good use of your bikes during your stay. It is a great area for cycling and walking too. We hope to see you again one day.
We had a lovely stay in Bamboo Cottage - Upon arrival we were made a welcoming cup of tea and the welcome hamper even included warm home made bread! The cottage had every mod con and the furnishings and fixtures and fittings are of exceptional standard. Fluffy towels and beautiful dressing gowns. ! We had some lovely walks around the area exploring the green lanes. At the end of the day the garden with the wood fired hot tub was sheer delight. The pretty coastline is only 45 mins away by car. Looking very much to returning.
Thank you Sandy for your generous comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and that the cottage lived up to your expectations. We have tried to make it a comfortable place to relax with some little luxuries to make it that little bit special. We hope you will be able to return sometime.
The Bamboo Cottage is compact and immaculately maintained, set in lovely surroundings in a location not far from multiple sandy beaches with a large river nearby it makes for a truly peaceful holiday which seem rare these days. Chickens provide fresh eggs and the cats are friendly too whilst the basket of local goodies was a nice touch.
There are plenty of walks and places to visit in the region and of course is very relaxed. The garden is large enough to disappear in and Linda and David are lovely hosts.
We'll certainly be recommending to friends and will be going back as soon as we can.
Thank you Peter. Your review is very generous and is valued by David and I. We are so glad you found the cottage comfortable and the garden a place to relax and unwind. It is certainly our aim to provide a little sanctuary away from the busy life most people experience at home.
We do hope to be able to welcome you here again sometime.