|La Villa Cade||Self Catering||Saturday||4||10||3|
A charming modernised period cottage with exposed beams in a small hamlet with large garden and private swimming pool suitable for families. The cottage comfortably sleeps 10 people.
The accommodation in this veritable tardis of a cottage includes 4 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, a large kitchen/dining room, a separate lounge, large garden and swimming pool.
The location is approximately 1hr 15 mins drive from the channel port of St Malo or 40 mins from Rennes with its airport. The local village of Meneac, with its bars and shops, is 5 minutes away. It takes just 20 minutes to reach the medieval town of Josselin.
The kitchen/diner is equipped with a gas cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is an extensive range of cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
There is a large table that sits 10 people comfortably along with a wood burning stove for use later in the season. A door opens to the garden and patio area.
A large, comfortable lounge with sofas and wood burning stove opens to the garden
There are 4 bedrooms, 2 with double beds, one twin bedded room and one room with 2 singles and bunk beds.
All bedding is provided (except for the cot) and all bedrooms benefit from electric heating during the cooler months. Each bedroom is fully furnished with bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and wardrobes.
There are 3 shower rooms, one downstairs - great for when you come in from the pool - and 2 upstairs so you don't need to worry about queuing for the bathroom!
There are 2 woodburners downstairs and electric heaters are available in the cooler months.
There is a tv in the living room with English tv, as well as a selection of dvds and boardgames.
The garden is semi-shaded, fully fenced and planted with mature trees. The patio area is close to the house with plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue. The 8m x 4m swimming pool is fully fenced and between 1m and 1.5m deep. For those more active, 4 bikes are available along with a box of outside games equipment
There is plenty of room for 2 cars parked on the drive
This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues.
A cot and highchair are available.
One small well behaved dog is welcome to accompany you on your holiday.
We live in Tunbridge Wells in Kent but love France and perhaps one day we shall be living there.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||At Ville Cade you are very central and can visit both North and South coasts of Brittany and they are so different. The north coast reminds us of Cornwall and on a sunny day the South Coast makes you feel as though you are right in the south of France (without the travelling!)|
|Unique benefits of property||The pool and garden are so secluded and private and there is so much space in the house|
Approximately 20 minutes south is the medieval town of Josselin, which is located on the Nantes-Brest Canal, You can visit its 11th century chateau, the doll museum, the weekly market (Saturday morning) and various shops. The town also has an abundance of restaurants and bars and is serviced by several large supermarkets.
This beautiful large lake is only 15 minutes drive and boasts watersports and swimming facililties with its sandy beach.
Ploermel is located approximately 20 minutes south/south east and was originally founded in the 6th century. The dukes of Brittany lived in this area for centuries before the end of the independence of the area. It is a more commercial centre with a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Just outside Ploermel is the Le Lac au Duc, which is a lake of approximately 250 hectares with a nautical centre and a beach. You may hire sailing boats, canoes and windsurfers. The beach area is ideal for families with easy access to a swimming area. Around the lake you will find the hortensia trail (hydrangeas) which when in season are beautiful. This whole area is linked to the legend of Merlin and the forest of Broceliande is nearby with it’s legends and places of interest.
The walled city of Vannes lies on the coast around 45 minutes away. The city is enclosed in its ramparts and sits at the head of the Gulf of Morbihan. It dates back to the 3rd and 4th century and children will enjoy the little train, which will take you on a tour. This is also a good departure point for boat trips across the Gulf.