|La Chouette||Self Catering||Saturday||1||4||1||Family room with king size, bunk beds and cot|
This beautiful stone Breton cottage is set within an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens, in a small, friendly hamlet, within walking distance of the centre of Quistinic - with general store, crêperie, patisserie, 2 bars, doctors, pharmacy, complimented by the visiting weekly pizza, butchers and fish sellers van, as well as a small organic market on a Wednesday evening.
With stone fireplaces and woodburners, the gite has been converted to a high standard, providing modern facilities, such as 32 inch LCD TV with free to view channels, Wi-Fi, leather sofa, large walk-in shower, spacious bedroom with king size bed, modern well equipped kitchen, private BBQ area and many private seating areas, all set within large landscaped gardens.
Outside, La Chouette has its own heated 5m pool (May-end Sept), south-facing sun terrace with paddling/baby pool for children, all contained in a large secure garden, overlooking the adjacent fields.
An excellent adult and child friendly games/playroom with table tennis, snooker, darts, table football and a secure corner for young children is provided.
A welcome meal can be arranged for you on the evening of your arrival, or for some other time during your stay, provided by a local chef with (as far as is possible) local ingredients.
Well equipped modern kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiera, fridge with ice box, large selection of crockery, cutlery and utensils. A selection of herbs, salt, pepper and oils provided.
Washing machine can be found in your own separate utility room next to the pool.
Table and chairs for 4 (highchair available).
Open plan beamed room with feature granite fireplace housing a woodburning stove. Three seater leather Chesterfield sofa and tub chair provided for comfortable seating.
Spacious family room, overlooking the garden and adjacent fields, with one pine king size bed, bunk beds and space for a full size wooden cot upon request. Bedding and towels included. A blackout blind is also available.
Large fully tiled shower room with walk-in shower cubicle (baby bath can be provided), wc and wash basin. Mirror with shaving point and light.
Woodburner with logs provided free of charge.
32" LCD TV with free to view channels. Dvd player, radio/CD player with facility for playing iPod/iPad.
WiFi access to the internet.
Selection of books, CD/dvds and games.
Large secure garden with a 5m heated pool (May-end Sept) for your sole use in a beautiful landscaped garden, overlooking fields. Various other seating areas to enjoy the views and catch the day long sun.
Sunny south facing patio with parasol, recliners and gravity chairs for those who prefer to sunbathe in a more upright position. Adjacent to the pool is your own utility room (with washing machine) and separate wc for your convenience.
Picnic table with walnut tree providing shade.
Swing (with baby/toddler seat available), slide, badminton, football goal net and a selection of games/toys available for guests to enjoy.
Private parking available immediately outside of the property or undercover to provide shade from the sun.
Perfect for couples or couples with young children who are wishing to "get away from it all" and enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Excellent for under 5's with the extensive selection of baby/toddler equipment provided.
Due to the age and style of the gite the property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Gamesroom - including secure baby/toddler corner - with table tennis, snooker, Babyfoot, magnetic darts. Within the toddler area is a Little Tykes log cabin, blackboards with chalk, educational toys and Lego bricks.
For those travelling with babies/young children, we are able to provide a wide range of equipment, including push-chair, full size wooden cot, bed guards, 'Gro Anywhere' blackout blinds, magnetic cupboard locks and electric socket protector. A full list is available.
Evening meals can be provided, via a local chef.
A choice of beautiful sandy beaches' on the Southern Brittany coast are just an easy drive away. In addition, there is a river "beach" on the Blavet. La Chouette is also ideally situated for visiting the many historical towns of the region.
Having enjoyed renovating properties in Devon, I moved to this lovely part of Brittany with my husband in 2008. Since then, the renovation "bug" has continued and we take great pleasure from seeing the enjoyment that our guests and many returning guests experience from what we can offer.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||Peaceful rural location yet within 1km of the village and easy driving distance for visiting beaches or the many historic towns of southern Brittany.|
|Unique benefits of property||The peace and tranquility, together with the exclusive use of the heated pool, large secure landscaped gardens and outstanding Baby/Toddler facilities, make for the perfect location where couples or young families can relax.|
The large beautiful sandy beaches of southern Brittany, such as Lamor Plage or Carnac, offer an excellent choice of secluded coves, with large expanses of sand and watersport facilities.
The towns Vannes, Auray, Pontivy with their cobbled streets and weekly markets, offering plenty of choice of fresh produce.
One of the best sites to visit to see one of the many Neolithic remaining sites of "standing stones" is the alignments at Carnac. The stones, together with the very informative Visitor Centre, is certainly worthy of a visit.
Les Rendez-Vous des Pecheurs, overlooking the river Blavet at Pont Augan (3 km)
Au Coin Tranquille - a brilliant Crêperie - St Tugual (4 km)
La Tourelle at Melrand (7 km)
Cheval Blanc in Baud (9 km)
For those who just want an easy meal without having to go out after a day relaxing by the pool, Daisy Chain Catering, a local catering service are happy to provide meals, right to your gite.
Or, for those who enjoy a evening stroll, "Pizza Phil", visits the centre of Quistinic once a week, where you can order a freshly baked pizza.
An ancient 16th century working farm just on the edge of Quistinic, where you can discover how the Breton people lived and worked.
With the quiet rural lanes and the river Blavet tow-path, only being a few km's away, this is an ideal location for cycling
We can't rate our stay highly enough. The gite has EVERYTHING you need and both house and garden and swimming pool were in immaculate condition. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is for you. We didn't have children but could see from the toys in the games room and the equipment in the garden that they would have been fully occupied.
The owners responded quickly to my emails when I was arranging my booking. They were approachable and available but not intrusive. We got lots of great ideas as to what we could do in the area.
We also took advantage of having a meal left for us on the day of arrival. Really delicious and good sized portions. It was a real treat not to have to worry about cooking after a long day of travelling.
We stayed a fortnight but even before the end of the first week were truly relaxed and refreshed. Just what we needed.
Would highly recommend.
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad that La Chouette was the perfect place for you to unwind. It was a pleasure having you to stay.
Although the information and pictures were clear on the internet, it still did not do the gite justice and the amount of thought and attention to detail the owners have put into this property. We were so lucky with the weather and sitting under the shade of the walnut tree and being lucky enough just to watch the deers in the opposite field and dip in and out of the pool was wonderful. The best meal out was at Pont Augan, he could definitely go on the stage that man - never forget it! We don't need beach holidays any more, but they are all within easy driving distance and we did visit them, but were always glad to go back to the quiet and privacy of the gite.
We would love to return and have no hesitation in recommending this holiday home to anyone.
Excellent, quiet gite in beautiful open rural setting. La Chouhette is compact but Chris and Richard have thought of everything and the cottage is very nicely equipped and appointed. The rural setting is lovely with views out of bedroom window to well maintained garden, lovely pool, and out to open fields, pasture, cows and big skies! Set in lovely rural area with pleny accessible sights and visiting points of interest.Log burner if needed; we hope to be back!! We benefited from a very nice meal prepared for us by Daisy Chain (v good menu) in advance and left in our gite for our arrival - recommended!!
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found everything you need at La Chouette. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
This was a great place for us the grounds and pool were very well kept
The house was also in very good condition
The owners left good info on the area and were on site to meet us
I would recommend this holiday let
Oh and the parking was plentiful including undercover
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Chouette and found the undercover parking useful, a bonus, in hot weather.