Gite to let for holiday in Brittany

9.9/10
Quistinic (19km from Hennebont), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM003538 Advertiser since: 21 April 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Wisteria Cottage Self Catering Saturday 4 10 5

About this property

16th Century Tranquillity with Heated Pools. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Look no further for your perfect Gites in Southern Brittany. Stunning 16th century Wisteria self catering holiday cottage in Brittany with pool, sleeps 10 people in 4 bedrooms. This delightful cottage has its own private garden leading onto substantial shared gardens with heated swimming pools (open 1 May to 30 Sep) and plenty of facilities for children of all ages. The views from the gardens over the stunning Breton countryside will take your breath away. 

Spoil yourself if you so wish with superb catered meals provided direct to your cottage. 

This is an idyllic holiday location to enjoy a true taste of Breton culture. Wisteria Cottage has its own private garden with BBQ and stunning views over the valley and heated pools. Wisteria Cottage has a large oak-beamed lounge and dining area suitable for large groups with a granite fireplace, a large well equipped Breton kitchen and is comfortable & well furnished with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 and 2 shower rooms (one en-suite), 1 bathroom with toilet, and a 2 further toilets.

We provide, FREE, for all guests of Gites in Southern Brittany:

- enjoy a cycle for the morning croissant or a tour of the countryside using our bicycle equipment (16 bicycles, 2 baby seats, 1 bike rack)

- golfers can use any of our 3 sets of golf clubs on the local courses

- fancy a game of tennis at the excellent local courts (there is no charge to play)- we have 4 tennis rackets

- unlimited WiFi to keep in touch

- and baby equipment from cots, highchairs, pushchairs to baby baths etc to take the stress out of travelling

There are 4 acres of attractive communal gardens with two 6 meter HEATED pools, terrace, a pine forest & incredible views of the forested valley with walking routes directly into the countryside. The expansive grounds include a children's’ playhouse, climbing frame with badminton, table tennis, mini football net in the summer months! The pools enjoy full sun morning to late evening, are open from the beginning of May to the end of September and are securely fenced & locked for your peace of mind.

Nestled in the beautiful countryside within easy reach (about 30 to 45 minutes) of the many wonderful sandy beaches of Southern Brittany or inland lakes & waterways, the hamlet of Le Crann is an easy 1 km walk or bicycle ride (on one of our bikes) to the small village of St Yves Bubry, with its traditional French bar and grocery shop. And if you fancy time out from cooking, there are many child-friendly restaurants nearby. The delightful river beach at Minezan with rustic bar nestled beside the lock and the popular animated museum of 16th century Poul Fetan are both a 10 minute drive away. For shopping and restaurants there is the charming village of Bubry (10 min), the market town of Baud (20 minutes away), medieval Hennebont with its beautiful floral displays, amazing Thursday market and medieval festival (20 min). There is so much to see or do it is difficult to know where to start (or finish?): whether it be beaches, water sports or other activities, to see the megalithes at the world heritage site at Carnac or the historic towns of Vannes, Josselin, Pontivy, Hennebont, Pontivy, Auray, Port Louis & Lorient to name but a few. See our website for our Hidden Gems too - those delightful places you just don't normally find without local knowledge.

This really is our difference: most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday in this culturally rich area. So that you get the best from your holiday we have compiled a unique information pack covering everything ( well, we hope it's everything - we have been running our business here for over 9 years but are always excited when we find something new!). Our guests have nick-named it the "Bible" which goes everywhere! In addition, we provide an events listing on arrival covering all the local events, markets and brocantes (second hand markets). We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are also on hand for any additional help that you may require, if you so wish. For more information, please see our website.

The main grounds and laundry room are shared with one other cottage Fuchsia Cottage, which sleeps up to 6 people. A very popular option is to rent both cottages together for large groups up to 16 people.

You can check out more details on our other advert BM005103.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Large traditional Breton country kitchen, newly refurbished but retaining its original charm with sandstone floors. Well-equipped with dishwasher, gas stove and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-machine, hand-held blender, kettle and toaster.

A raclette grill machine can be provided on request for some easy French entertainment - please just ask.

There is ample dining space for 10+ people.

Seperate shared laundry room with washing machine, iron, ironing board.

On request: highchairs, bottle steriliser

Living rooms

Large open-plan dining and lounge area around the traditional woodburner - perfect for romantic evenings and family and friend gatherings! Seating for 10. TV, DVD player and Sky box (for British Free to View channels and French terrestrial TV only) with library of DVDs for adults and children. Books. Games. Childrens toys. Free Wi-Fi.

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms (upstairs):

Bedroom 1: 1 double bed with en suite shower

Bedroom 2: 1 double bed

Bedroom 3: 1 king size double bed

Bedroom 4: 4 single beds (includes 1 bunk bed)

On request: Cots, baby monitor (please bring your own cot linen)

Bathrooms

Facility 1: Large family bathroom with bath, hand basin and wc (downstairs)

Facility 2: WC (downstairs)

Facility 3: Shower room and hand basin (downstairs)

Facility 4: Shower room and hand basin (en suite to bedroom 1 upstairs)

Facility 5: WC (upstairs)

On request: potties, changing mats, step stools; toilet training seats

Heating

No air-conditioning necessary - in winter the woodburning stove keeps the cottage perfectly warm and cosy and in summer, the lovely thick walls keep the cottage perfectly cool if the sun gets too hot.

Entertainment

TV, DVD player and Sky box (for British Free to View channels and French TV) with library of DVDs for adults and children. Books. Games. Childrens toys. Free, unlimited and high speed WiFi

Garden and outside

In your own large private garden there are tables, chairs and benches with parasol and a separate outdoor seating area. BBQ.

The amazing shared garden with stunning views has direct access to the walking/cycling paths into the forested countryside. These gardens have a securely fenced pool area (heated pools) and deckchairs and parasols (open from 1 May to 30 Sept), table tennis, swing/slide area, Bleuet - the childrens playhouse, badminton and football nets. Also free use of 16 bicycles (2 child seats & 1 bike carrier for 3 bicycles), 3 golf sets and 4 tennis rackets for use at the local tennis courts (which are free).

Parking and garages

Ample parking for 3 cars behind the cottage and separate overflow parking area at the top.

Visitor suitability

Family friendly

Suitable for the elderly (but not disabled).

No pets allowed - sorry we love animals but are allergic!

No smoking indoors.

Information about any additional facilities

Shared laundry room with washing machine, iron, ironing board. Also has games and toys for the garden and pools.

Towels can be provided for an additional charge of EUR8 per bale (hand, bath and towel for beach or pool).

A final cleaning service can be provided for a charge of EUR70.

Grocery-pick up service EUR10.

Delicious catered meals from a local chef

Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we can be flexible in April, May, September and October depending on circumstances. Please contact us for more information.

Non-refundable Deposit of 25% to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival together with Security Deposit of GBP150. Security Deposit refundable subject to no damages.

Taxe de Sejour (Holiday tax) in addition: 1€ per adult per night (2017)

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Everywhere, every weekend
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Course fishing, salmon and trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Sebrevet/Blavet
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimaison
Distance: 23 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bubry
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR341

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue Anderson

In 2008, we moved to France from England for a gentler way of life and to give our daughter the advantages of becoming bi-lingual and exposure to a different culture. It was difficult with one of us having grown up in Cape Town to find something comparable but when we found Le Crann in Brittany we immediately felt at home. Now fully settled here in such a beautiful location, we can't imagine living anywhere else.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? A key criteria for our purchase was that any property had to be a 'home from home' for our guests. The stunning 16th century properties give a real taste of a bygone age with all modern conveniences. Le Crann offered everything: A warm temperate climate with sunshine hours comparable to Southern France. Brittany has its own distinct culture and language with extremely welcoming people. Close to many sandy beaches and the glorious countryside of the Blavet Valley. Activities for young and old including golf, cycling, canoeing, sailing and walking. Delightful places of historical interest with many cultural events year long. Proximity to UK and Europe with many access points by car, ferry or plane. Private south facing gardens and extensive communal gardens with heated pools.
Unique benefits of property With the large extensive gardens of 4 acres stretching into the beautiful countryside and situated at the end of a quiet country lane with no through traffic, our guests have commented on how safe and peaceful the gardens and surrounding environs are for children of all ages - the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday and a lot of time can sometime be spent trying to familiarise yourself with your environment. We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are on hand, if you so wish, to ensure you maximise your holiday and don't miss out on any holiday experience. For those nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists there are walking paths leading directly from the property to many points of interest in the region.

The Owner Recommends

Magical Brittany!

Le Crann self-catering cottages are the perfect family accommodation from which to explore the delights of Southern Brittany, including many beautiful sandy Southern beaches which are about 30 minutes away. Within an hours drive there is a huge choice of activities, whether this be beautiful historic towns, fascinating places to visit, a multitude of activities or the opportunity to experience one of many rich cultural events that is an integral part of Breton life. Or simply relax and enjoy the amazing child friendly facilities including pools of Le Crann and the Breton countryside.

The tranquil hamlet of Le Crann is situated in the commune of Quistinic, in the heart of the Blavet Valley - an area of outstanding natural beauty where time stands still, people are to be enjoyed and life is to be savoured. Situated at the end of a no through road, Le Crann provides a natural haven to enjoy peace and quiet with the comfort that your children are safe to explore.

Discover the old bread oven that served the hamlet, take a walk down to the ancient spring where only 50 years ago the inhabitants of Le Crann had to fetch their water or take a walk to the popular 16th century village of Poul Fetan, a “living village”; immaculately reconstructed to show life at that time. Le Crann means "crown" of a hill providing the perfect location for stunning views of rolling forested countryside.

Our website provides tons of local information and insider tips to get the best from your holiday.

4 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Weronika 21 June, 2017

The property is fantastic, we were a party of 6 adults with 2 young kids (1 and 2.5 years old). We all had a lovely stay. The cottage is very well equipped (even for the youngest ones, stair gates, highchairs, cots, changing mat, buggy, plastic cutlery etc.) and clean. The property is located in a very quiet area but still close to the local shops so you get everything you need and beautiful views and you get to wake up in the morning to the birds singing. There are huge gardens with a playhouse with toys, playground, table tennis, badminton, football and 2 heated pools which are shared with the other cottage. Owners are only few meters away and they are ever so helpful and always there if needed. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hopefuly will be back next year.

Owner response

Dear Weronika, Thank you for your kind comments. We were delighted to host you here and looking forward to welcoming you all back soon. Kind regards. Sue and Steve.

9.7 / 10 SteveH 6 December, 2016

Overall, our stay at Wisteria Cottage was one of the best holidays we have had, and there have been a lot over the years. The website, which was excellent, did not do service to the setting, the facilities and cleanliness of the cottages, and the fantastic location close to all amenities and attractions.

Sue and Steve were extremely welcoming hosts, going out of their way to make us feel right at home and ensuring we were well armed with a compendium of information that would put a travel agent to shame. I would not hesitate, and have not hesitated to recommend their property as an ideal holiday that is so much like home.

Owner response

Many thanks for your great comments and thank you for recommending the gites to other people. We hope to see you back soon.

10 / 10 Shelagh 6 December, 2016

Our stay in Wisteria cottage with our 15 year old son in July was fabulous. The pool was gorgeous and I especially liked the fantastic view across the valley. Most of my time at the cottage was spent on a sunlounger sipping a glass of French wine!!. The garden and pool get a really great amount of sun but there are umbrellas if, like me you want to retreat under one with a book. Our son is a competent swimmer but the safety railings around the pool would be reassuring if I had a younger child. He really did enjoy and made use of the DVD's and SKY television, being a teenager unable to prise himself from technology. We did get him out to play ping pong occasionally. There were fantastic facilities for younger children including a beautiful wendy house and slides which we did not use but would be enjoyed by younger children.

We also especially enjoyed the walks and cycling using the bikes provided. Sue and Steve are a fountain of knowledge on local attractions and those further afield and are so friendly.

The cottage has been refurbished since our last visit to a very high standard and the gardens have matured and developed providing a stunning restful backdrop to the cottage. The cottage was immaculately clean and the facilities and cooking utensils provided are well thought out. There was nothing I couldn’t find, the attention to detail is remarkable. We had a fantastic holiday and will be back. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a break in Brittany.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday.

10 / 10 Susan Norman 1 September, 2016

I have returned from a wonderful week at Wisteria Cottage. I can't reccommend this cottage and the their cottage next door highly enough. Sue and Steve have thought about just everything that you could possible want and need to make the cottage feel like a home from home and more! Our group consisted of young and old and everyone throughly enjoyed themselves. We will definitely be returning.