This location has multiple holiday properties
|Courtyard Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Courtyard Cottage is a beautiful conversion of an old Breton Longere with an emphasis on quality, character and romance. Enter the cottage through a beautiful courtyard built out of the ruins of another longere and into luxury. The cottage features a stunning bedroom with a free standing double ended bath and a Juliet balcony that is reached by a spiral staircase. The cottage has an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with a beautiful old wood stove for the winter. The kitchen is equipped with the newest and best of everything you will need for a self-catering holiday. The lounge furniture is modern, comfortable and stylish with a dvd and cd player available.
Situated on the edge of a small village guests have the best of both worlds with peace and quiet as well as the ability to walk for your morning baguette or croissant. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in quality accommodation in a quiet and tranquil part of France then Courtyard is the place for you.
Dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, ashing machine, kettle, toaster, iron, hairdryer
Cd, dvd. Wi-fi available
The cottage is a converted part of a traditional Breton longere (the remainder is unoccupied). It has beamed ceilings giving that traditional cottage feel but all the most modern amenities.
A rustic courtyard allows for outdoor dining in the summer. We provide a bbq, garden table and easy chairs to make the most of the outside area in this cottage. The extended grounds offer plenty of opportunity to follow the sun during the day.
We are an international teaching couple from Australia and the UK and have lived and worked in Australia, the UK, the US, Qatar, India and China. We love France and while not always in residence we have run the property as gites for over 10 years.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||We loved the rural village location in a part of France with great character and a simple and relaxed way of life. The beautiful rolling green hills scenery of Brittany was another feature. Being close to the UK was another reason we chose the area in particular and being so central in Brittany meant we were close to the north, west and south coasts which made it a great base to see Brittany from. We chose this property because we loved the old longere style and the small rural village life yet were close to larger towns. The peace and quiet was a major attraction for us.|
|Unique benefits of property||Hi quality well finished cottages designed for couples only. Each cottage is spacious and fully equipped to a high standard. The cottages are on the edge of a small rural village so you get the peace and quiet of the rural French countryside but also the small village life. While the property has 3 cottages on it they are each very private and none are next to each. The property can lend itself to groups of friends who wish a property where they have their own space but at the same time are with friends. The area is beautiful with the rolling hills of Brittany and a very quiet pace of life. Our central location means we are only and hour and half from the north, west and southern coasts and making it a great base to explore all of Brittany for a week or two. Locally there are lakes for swimming and walking around, the Brest-Nantes Canal to explore and much more.|
We love to explore further afield, the Southern beaches/coastal towns of Brittany are only 40 minutes away, our favourites are Concarneau and Quimper. The Northern coast is 1 1/2 hours drive, our favourite bay is St Lunaire, which is not too far from Dinard. The Western beaches are within 2 hours from Seglien. We are partial to driving along the coastal road and turning down any rue marked plage - we have discovered some amazing off the beaten track bays, beaches and seaside villages.
We have a favourite for Plat du jour in Guemene sur Scorff, Les Trois Merchants. you have to book ahead. La pizzeria in Langoelen is also worth a visit.
Many of our guests have written reviews on Trip advisor suggesting our cottages are great central locations for exploring Brittany. We have had guests with many different interests, ranging from walking, to cycling the Nantes Brest canal, to stained glass windows in many of the local churches, and they have found the location perfect.
We enjoy walking around the shops in Pontivy, they have a good market to rummage around on a Monday
During the summer months, we love to spend time in the garden; barbequing, long lazy lunches or relaxing and reading. Seglien is a very quiet village, and we love to stroll around the village in the evenings,
The Lac de Guerledan with hiking trails, abandoned water mills, picnic areas and a variety of water sports at le Rond Point or Beau Rivage. There is a beach area with bbq facilities. We love to go to the beach area or walk/cycle around the edge of the lake. The lake is also a safe swimming place.