Cottage to let in Brittany, Quistinic 5km - BM003431_C

5km from Quistinic, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003431_C Advertiser since: 15 November 2013

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Bamboo Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

18th Century Breton Cottage, Beautifully Restored. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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.



Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

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

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

We have a designated parking area on site.

Visitor suitability

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.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Couples only

* Vet details: Bubry - 0297 51 70 26



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salmon, pike, roach, zander, bream and carp
Name of nearest fishing location: The Blavet River is within walking distance of the cottage.
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Rimaison just 35 minutes away from Blavet Forest Gites.
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bieuzy Les Eaux
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many marked trails go through Nevedic woods accessible from your doorstep here at Blavet Forest Gites.


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Linda Huggins

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.

The Owner Recommends


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.

Within a Short Walk of Blavet Forest Gites

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.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.2
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.7 / 10 Ian McGregor 28 August, 2018

Linda and David have just provided us with two weeks of wonderful comfort and relaxation and were excellent hosts, always on hand with ideas and information for where to go and what to do.
Bamboo Cottage is compact but has everything that a couple need. It is very clean, comfortable, has a great bed, WiFi and Sky TV and even bath robes and flip flops to wear when using the hot tub in the garden. The Welcome hamper was very well received after our journey and included home-made bread, eggs from Linda and David’s chickens, cheese and wine. The garden is a real treat with plenty of shady and sunny areas for eating and relaxing and star gazing under the dark skies. Quistinic is the nearest village, a short walk along a wooded footpath. The village restaurant/bar is basic but good value and the tea salon is superb. There are supermarkets within easy reach and a visit to the Crêperie Au Coin Tranquille at St Tugdal is a must. The area is packed with walks around local villages and the beautiful River Blavet has a well surfaced towpath providing easy walking or cycling with some nice little cafes and bars. For more enthusiastic cyclists the local quiet roads have enough hills to be interesting but plenty of space.
We visited Port Aven which is packed with artist and galleries, mediaeval Josselyn and Pontivy.
Linda and David made sure that our whole visit went smoothly and went out of their way to ensure that our holiday was memorable – they even took us on a bat watching.

Owner response

Thank you for this positive review. It was a pleasure to be your hosts for your holiday here. We are delighted that you liked your cottage amnd found the facilities enjoyable.Your description of the area will be very helpful to prospective visitors as it gives a good flavour of this tranquil location which provides a peaceful haven yet allows plenty of variety of activities for sightseeing the beautiful towns and coastline as well as great walking and cycling from our doorstep.
We hope to see you again in the future.

10 / 10 Mogens Kristensen 27 July, 2018

A very nice place.
The owners were very frindly, helpsome and interested in the renters well-being.
I will absolute recommend this cottage to other people

Owner response

Thank you for this positive review Mogens. We always try to ensure that our guests benefit from a stay here at Blavet Forest Gites and are very happy that your holiday was a success.

9.8 / 10 Daveh 4 May, 2018

Absolutely a beautiful place to stay. Very peaceful and pleasant. The hosts Linda and David are s o helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The hot tub is a pleasure as are the gardens. The coast is within easy reach. The cottage has everything you need and tastefully decorated. We would have no hesitation in recommending it and if we ever passed this way again would have no hesjitation in stopping here.

Owner response

What a glowing review - thank you. It is great to see that you found your stay here so perfect for your needs. We hope to see you again sometime!

8.8 / 10 Neil and Chris 31 July, 2017

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.

Owner response

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.

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