Ecological holiday home in Brittany - BM003508

Saint-Grave (16km from Malestroit), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003508 Advertiser since: 28 January 2014
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Le Petit Perche Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 cot

About this property

Newly Built Wooden House, many Ecological Features. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This recently built property, all on one level, constructed in wood, has many ecological features and is situated on the edge of a small village. There are solar panels to provide a constant supply of hot water, a rainwater recuperation sytem used for the toilets and the washing machine. There is also a wood burning stove which combined with the efficient insulation renders the property an ideal winter let.
The house is furnished in a modern, comfortable style with everything needed to make your holiday enjoyable.
Outside, the property has a terrace and access to a lawned area, ample parking is provided at the front.
Short breaks and long lets available out of season. Please use contact form to enquire.



Kitchen and dining

The combined kitchen/dining area is modern, light and spacious. The dining table seats 6 in comfort and a highchair is available if needed.

The fully fitted kitchen has an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave/grill and a host of smaller electrical appliances.

Living rooms

The airy living room has large picture windows with sliding doors onto the terrace. It is furnished to a high standard to provide a relaxing ambience.

A wood burning stove is available for those who choose to visit out of season.


There are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and one twin each with ample hanging and shelf space.


There is a shower room with toilet, washand basin and heated towel rail. Also, another toilet is available in a room equipped with a vanity unit and shelving.


Modern, ecological electric radiators compliment the wood burning fire.


A flat screen television and dvd player with limited selection of dvds is available, also a selection of books and boardgames.
there is wi-fi.

Garden and outside

The south facing terrace, equipped with garden furniture and barbecue, opens onto a small lawned area with access to the owners' adjoining garden.

Parking and garages

Ample, private, off-road parking is available at the front of the property.

Visitor suitability

As the house is on one level it may be suitable for those of reduced mobility. The use of wheelchairs is facilitated by wider than standard doors and passageways.

Unfortunately we prefer you to leave your pets at home.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Rochefort en Terre
Distance: 4 km


Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes-Brest Canal/River Oust
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Caden
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Vincent sur Oust
Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR38


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Fran Story

My husband and I retired from careers in education in 2005. We have lived in France since 2007 having built a property here in St Grave. We love life here in France - gardening, walking, community life, music events, festivals at all times of the year, the sea not very far away, life is good.<br/>We built Le Petit Perche on the same plot of land, it was completed in 2013; Rick did most of the internal fittings himself and we are very proud to offer a unique holiday experience.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? we chose to settle in Brittany mainly because it is a beautiful region and also for the proximity to the ferry ports and the airports. We chose St Grave for its quiet locale, its central position with regard to main and market towns and the stunning scenery. From the doorstep there are a myriad of lovely walks through farmland, woods, along the canal, through tiny hamlets.
The village is small, the commune is small; the people are friendly and welcoming.
Unique benefits of property Le Petit Perche is built on our land close enough for us to manage and, if necessary, we can be on hand for our guests.
It is an ecological build constructed to very high standards of Douglas Fir; it is well insulated, benefits from solar panels for water heating and a rain recuperation system which supplies the house with water for the toilets and the utility room. There is also a double flux ventilation system which comes into its own in the cooler months by heating the incoming air by a few degrees before the heating system comes into action.
The house is fitted with very efficient electric radiators and an efficient, contemporary wood burning stove. A stay out of season is very comfortable!
It is a light, airy building with large picture windows to the south and south/west opening onto a small terrace and a grassed area(I wouldn't call it lawn!), access beyond the garden onto our property is possible.
Finally, Le Petit Perche has two melcoming owners. Come, enjoy!

The Owner Recommends

La Gacilly - Yves Rocher and photographs, soup.

This lovely town sits astride the rivers Aff. The focal point of the organic enterprise owned by Yves Rocher, visit their site, sample their cosmetics and toiletries and taste their delicious offerings in the seasonal bistrot. From June to September stroll through the streets and gardens to view the, always, thought provoking photographic exhibition. Each year, a wonderful selection of international photographers' work is displayed on buildings, amongst the trees on a variety of themes which, along with the text, bring you up short and make you think. In November come and sample the delicious flavoursome soups made by local people, shopkeepers, tea shop owners; la Fete de la Soupe is a talking point!

Malestroit: canal, market, rock festival, Friday night music

This medieval , canal-side town has half timbered houses on narrow,cobbled streets. There is weekly market on Thursdays, go early for fresh produce, wonderful cheese and fish, In the summer months (July/August ) there is a weekly (Friday) free concert in the church square. Book a table in a restaurant, have a beer outside the many bars or sit amongst the locals to enjoy what is always an enjoyable evening of sound and vision. In mid July the town is the focus for the Pont du Rock festival. Friday through to Sunday old and young rockers take to the fields and streets to enjoy good music and life to the full. There is a good choice of restaurants: creperies, fine dining, country cooking and pizzeria. The tourist information office is invaluable. There is an Informative walking trail around the town.

Rochefort-en -Terre, Petit Cite de Charactere

A small, medieval town perched at the top of slate/granite hillside; artisan shops, antiquities, a chateau and church, and a range of lovely restaurants. A delightful destination for a gentle amble through history and charm. Flowers in abundance in the Spring/Summer, stunning illuminations through December and early January.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Sarah N 6 September, 2017

This is a clean, well equipped eco house in a beautiful setting, in a quiet location.
It is well-situated to explore this part of Brittany, with its pretty and interesting towns and villages. The Nantes-Brest canal is easily accessible, and the coast is approx. 40 mins away, with some fantastic beaches.
We had a very relaxing holiday, with perfect weather, and would highly recommend it.

10 / 10 Marteau M 20 May, 2017

Having stayed for quite a while at Fran's gite,it's exactly what i was looking for.Far from trafic and noises,Hidden in a nice little village surrounded by a nice forest ,a beautiful place in the countryside in brittany.
The house is clean and all the comfort for you to enjoy.It's a nice wooden house which work with solar panel,really cosy "ecologic" house.
The owners are marvellous they are always here to make sure you are happy,they are also very discreet,
I really recommand" Le petit perche" for your holydays,and around there is plenty for you to visit...
medieval villages,close to the cost and nice walk around the countryside and nice markets around to profit of the good french food and wine.
Feel free to visit their site.
Marteau M

Owner response

Thank you, Michelle. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Let's keep in touch ...Fran

10 / 10 Kam and Gan 20 August, 2015

An excellent property that had all the facilities needed for a family. Very clean and comfortable. A great base for exploring the local area. Fran and Rick are very welcoming and are available for advice on the local area. There is also alot of literature about different attractions at the property.

La Gacilly is a lovely place to visit, with a great outdoor display of arts and crafts. Parc de branfere is a. great zoo to visit with a bird display and a fanatstic net trampoline in. the treetops. A visit to. Nantes is a must to see the fabulous Great Elephant and the carasol. Vannes is a beautiful city with a lovely port.

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

Kam, Gan, Vivek & Sachin.

Owner response

It was a pleasure to have you stay albeit a brief visit. Thank you for your very generous comments. We hope the children settle back to school well and your planned trip to India is enjoyable for you all. Our travel plans are falling into place. Our very best wishes, Fran and Rick

10 / 10 Simon Hilton 20 August, 2015

This was our first holiday to France and all we can say is amazing. Fran and Rick were so welcoming and gave us the information for us to enjoy a wonderful stay, the house was beautiful and clean and had everything that was required. The local villages are lovely, the roads are quiet

Owner response

Dear Simon and Sue, thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that your first visit to France went so well and hope you will venture over the Channel sometime in the future? The quiet roads could take you to a myriad of wonderful destinations. Our best wishes to you both and hopefully this year at school goes well for Katie and Holly. Fran and Rick