Holiday cottage with heated pool in Brittany - BM003435

Ruffiac (9km from Malestroit), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003435 Advertiser since: 10 May 2013
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La Longere Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Cot available

About this property

Comfortable Cottage Sleeps 6 and Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Longere is found in the pretty hamlet of La Riviere in the departement of Morbihan close to the Nantes-Brest Canal. Situated in a beautiful rural location, in the Oust valley, the cottage is set in a large garden laid to lawn and play area surrounded by rolling countryside, fields and woodland. An 8 x 4m private, heated, fenced pool leads from the large decked terrace with sunloungers and bbq ideal for al fresco dining.
Well furnished and appointed to a high standard, the longere has retained its original Breton character and charm with exposed chestnut beams, carved slate fireplace and woodburning stove.
Available from Spring to Autumn, the Longere is an ideal retreat for relaxing summer holidays.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with a host of appliances eg dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven and gas hob, electric kettle, filter coffee-machine, toaster etc. There is a wide range of general cookware, tableware and glassware to make the dining experience on holiday a pleasure.
The large dining table comfortably seats 6.
Patio doors lead out onto the terrace and pool area.

Living rooms

Comfortable leather sofas with carved slate fireplace and woodburning stove. English television with dvd player and some dvds


Three bedrooms sleeping 6 comfortably. Master bedroom en suite, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom on the first floor. Cot available.


En suite bathroom with shower plus extra bathroom on first floor. Shower room with washhand basin, toilet and washing machine on ground floor


Wood burning fire


Television with English satellite free to view channels, dvd player with selection of dvds. Selection of books and boardgames. Internet connection available.

Garden and outside

Large garden laid to lawn. Large rear terrace leading to private, heated, fenced 8x4m swimming pool. Bbq, dining table and chairs and sunloungers. Swings and slide.

Parking and garages

Ample off road parking to the front of the cottage

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families and couples.

Information about any additional facilities

The cottage provides ample space for everyone, whether in search of quiet relaxation or fun for all the family.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Ploermel Golf Club
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Etrier du val Chevrier
Distance: 12 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR347


The Owner Recommends

Out and about

The location of the longere makes for easy access to any number of Medieval towns such as Josselin with its canal side chateau, Malestroit on the banks of the Nantes-Brest Canal, Vannes, a must on market day, La Gacilly the home of Yves Rocher. The canalside towpath is 2km away with plenty of easy cycling also walks through the forests. Beaches are an easy 40 minute drive away.

Coast and beaches

There is a large choice of beaches approximately 40 mins by car, eg Damgan, a wide sandy beach ideal for families. Penn Lann a small sandy cove with plenty of rock pools and walk around the headland. Quiberon for surfers. Penvins for kite surfing. There are beaches providing all watersports or for just lazing in the sun ! Also the Lac au Duc at Ploermel, lake with beach and life guard in the main holiday season. Sailing available also.

How to get there, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Channel ports:- St Malo - 2hrs
Caen or Cherbourg - 3hrs
Le Havre - 4.5hrs
Channel tunnel 8.5hrs

Airports:- Rennes St Jacques - 1hr10
Dinard Pleurtuit - 2hrs
Nantes Atlantique - 2hrs

Train:- Rennes central 1hr30
Redon 40minutes


The small village of Ruffiac is an easy 20-30 minute stroll along the farm tracks or 5 minutes in the car. There is a bakers, butcher, chemist and superette with Post Office. Also open at lunchtime and w/e evenings is the local restaurant offering home cooked food.


Ruffiac, 5 mins drive is our nearest village with village shop, incorporating the Post Office, bakers, butcher, a couple of bars, doctor, chemist and restaurant. Malestroit, La Gacilly, Questembert and Ploermel, 15 mins drive are larger towns with supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bars and tourist offices and weekly markets. Vannes, 45 minutes drive large town with cathedral, twice weekly market and port on the edge of the Golfe de Morbihan.

Nantes-Brest canal towpath

The Nantes-Brest canal towpath (2km) provides miles of walking, jogging or cycling. Bikes can be hired locally . Easy access to the river Oust for coarse fishing. Horse riding locally. Watersports at the coast. Kayaking/canoeing on the Oust . Canoes can be hired at Malestroit.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 10
8.8 / 10 Powell Family 2 September, 2019

Nicely appointed gites with private heated pools. We stayed in both gites for a week each over a two week period.

The larger gite:

Beautiful features and felt very large and spacious. The bedrooms each had en-suite bathrooms with plenty of hot water on tap all day long. The pool and decking area had a good amount of sun light and there was a barbecue.

Smaller gite:

Nice features with a modern finish. Very spacious and would easily accommodate a large family of 6.
Nice modern outside patio with very warm pool. Again on tap hot water and three bathrooms. Presented good value for money.

The area the gites were set in was very quite, no more than the occasional owl hoot in the evening so perfect for a peaceful nights sleep.

The local village of Ruffiac had the basic amenities, but we vetoed it and went to Malestroit which had a good selection of restaurants and supermarkets.

Joanne and Paul were good hosts and given that the supermarkets close early on Sundays the milk and orange juice provided on arrival was a nice touch.

Will no doubt book and stay again!

9.8 / 10 Paulette and Anthony 21 July, 2019

The gite is in an idyllic setting with a pretty garden and wonderful countryside views beyond. Whilst the property is attached there is great privacy, which was important to us especially when using the pool and terrace; we loved the heated pool. We have stayed in a number of gites but this is by far the best maintained and cleanest gite property, which together with the well equipped kitchen helped to make our stay a real home from home experience. The owners, Joanne and Paul, are lovely people and are so welcoming and helpful.
The gite is an area with many historic and beautiful towns with great markets, cafes and restaurants, the closest of which is Malestroit; Rochefort-en-Terre and Josselin are also definitely places to visit. The gite is close to Ruffiac village, a short drive or cycle away, which has a good range of amenities e.g small supermarket and a Boulangerie. The gite is also ideally located to make the most of the beautiful countryside, from leisurely walks along the Nante- Brest canal or is we did cycle, and there are also a number of cycle ways (voie verts) to enjoy. If you love shopping and want to visit a big town Vanne is a must, it’s beautiful too! This is an area that seems to have something for most people, young or older!
We loved our holiday, feeling both invigorated and relaxed, we will be back.

10 / 10 Alex Ledsham 17 August, 2015

Really lovely cottage. The pool was cold which made it difficult for our young children to enter. This would not put me off as we really enjoyed the trip.

Highly recommend for families.