|Le Mané||Self Catering||Friday||2||8||2||Grenier area with 2 day beds and z-bed|
Le Mané is a traditional Breton house, situated in a tranquil setting within the Morbihan region of Brittany. Only ten minutes from the beautiful Blavet river and 30 minutes from many of Brittany's stunning beaches, it is the ideal holiday location, whatever the time of year. Comfortably accommodating 6 - 8 people, the house has all the amenities for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Dogs are welcome. Set in one hectare of garden and paddock, the house benefits from 1 double bedroom and 1 family room with double bed and bunk beds. There is a large kitchen, a dining room with extensive views out onto the garden and, upstairs, a large living room with games area that extends the length and width of the house.
Spread over 3 levels, the accommodation at Le Mané is extremely spacious and comfortable. Entry at road level is through the garage, which in turn leads to a store room, boiler room and WC. A washing machine is also located in the garage. There is also a gym room with a range of equipment including a rowing machine, weights bench and air walker.
A staircase leads to the main living accommodation on the first floor. Here there is a large kitchen, leading into the dining-room. The two bedrooms are also on this floor: a double bedroom and a family room which sleeps 4. A modern wetroom completes the accommodation on this floor.
Access to the third floor is via a second staircase. This floor, the Grenier, is arranged as a large open-plan living area and covers the entire length and breadth of the house.
The house is surrounded by garden on all sides. A paddock also borders the garden across the back and to one side.
Le Mané is located in the stunning countryside of central Brittany, just a two-hour drive from the ports of Roscoff and St Malo. It is situated at edge of St Yves, a small hamlet comprising a church, two bars and a school. Just a five minute drive away is the larger town of Bubry, where there is a large supermarket, numerous shops and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
The next town is Plouay which is famous for hosting a number of professional cycling events, notably the GP Ouest-France, UCI Road World Championships and even stages of the Tour de France.
Within easy reach is the Blavet River which flows from the Côtes-d'Armor through to Lorient and is the ideal location for fishing, canoeing, cycling, bird watching, and rambling.
The Atlantic coast beaches are only 30 minutes away by car. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches around Lorient and Quiberon as well as the numerous picturesque islands situated only a short boat-ride away.
The bright and colourful kitchen is modern and fully-fitted with all the appliances you will need during your stay: large fridge/freezer, electric oven + grill, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, slow cooker and toaster.
There are ample food preparation surfaces and storage cupboards. A breakfast bar seats two and is perfect for late breakfasts whilst looking out at the garden.
Double doors lead into the dining room at the back of the house. This is a bright room, with floor to ceiling windows and doors opening out onto the patio and rear garden. There is a fireplace and feature stone wall. The table sits 8 comfortably, ideal for leisurely meals, drinks with friends or family games evenings. Two comfy chairs are a useful addition - perfect to relax in and read a good book or just look out at the garden and paddock.
The whole of the top floor is dedicated to a living and relaxation space, extending over the full width and length of the house.
At one end there is a large 50" tv, complete with dvd player and satellite receiver.
A range of sofas and armchairs ensures that you can sit in comfort whilst catching up with your favourite English TV programmes or watching a French television channel.
At the other end, we have everything you need to entertain even the most active holidaymakers! Table tennis table, table football, mini snooker table, tv with PlayStation, various board games and jigsaw puzzles.
There are also two day beds which can be used to accommodate two further guests.
Bedroom 1: This dual aspect bedroom is light and airy. Lying in bed on a summer's morning with the window open you can listen to nothing else but the woodpeckers in the woods and the donkeys braying in a neighbour's field.
It features a range of painted wooden furniture, including a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.
Bedroom 2: With its double bed and pine bunk bed, this family-sized room is ideal for parents with young children, There are ample storage facilities and yet the room still feels spacious. It is a bright room with views out over the rear garden.
Duvets, pillows, covers and sheets are all provided, if required. Towels are also available on request.
The recently renovated bathroom is a modern wetroom, combining the previous separate toilet and bathroom.
It has a teak vanity unit with stone-effect basin. The large shower area is located behind a striking glass brick wall.
The house is heated via an oil-fired boiler and central heating system with a separate electric heating and storage system for constant hot water, showers etc.
Our house is fantastically located for a myriad of wonderful things to do throughout the year, whether you are a young family, people with an active lifestyle, or in the autumn of your years.
The countryside and coastline of Brittany is legendary, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Our location means that whilst we have the peace and tranquility of being deep in the heart of the region, there are oodles of things to do within easy distances.
Some of the most stunning beaches you could imagine are a short car journey away, as are beautiful river walks, zoos, activity parks, lakes for fishing and rambling, Go-Karting, horse riding, amazing golf courses, canoeing, sailing, surfing, kite surfing, parachuting, tennis, football, basketball and I haven’t even mentioned cycling, which has its spiritual home in the nearby town of Plouay, which is a regular stage for the Tour de France, and other international standard cycling stages. Indeed, cycling is so huge in this part of France, that seemingly everywhere you go, throughout the year, you will see many pelotons.
The towns and villages around us are steeped in history and character. Ancient architecture abounds with gorgeous churches and cathedrals, together with fortifications from many hundreds of years ago, and, of course, the austere reminder of more recent occupation and conflict, with the infamous U-boat pens and gun emplacements at the coast from the Second World War.
The house is set in a totally secluded garden/paddock that surrounds all sides of the house. Here, there is ample room for everyone to stretch out and relax in the sun, run around playing ball games or bounce on the trampoline.
The large patio is perfect for barbecues with a choice of traditional coal or gas stoves available. There is a large garden table and chairs, complete with parasol.
Wooden steamer chairs provide the ultimate comfort for those wanting to lie out in the sun. For the more active, however, there are plenty of sources of entertainment such as trampoline, volleyball set and golf clubs.
These can be used in the private paddock located to the side and rear of the garden.
Ample parking is located to the front of the house. There is also a garage on the bottom level of the house if particularly required.
The house is suitable for all ages and has disabled access. Visitors from young families to pensioners have enjoyed their visits so much that they return time and time again.
Brittany has beaches that rival any in the world - golden sand that often stretches for literally miles, with an Atlantic sea that is always warmer than the UK.The majority are incredibly safe and many have excellent life-saving facilities which are staffed by the Gendarmerie. Beautifully clean and big enough to have separate sections for activities or areas for people to sit and spot the English - easy, they are the ones with a wind-break! Many beaches have their own kids club where parents can leave their children with entertainers whilst they grab a well-earned break to top up their tans. If you want peace and solitude, there are so many beaches that you can easily find a beach that is seemingly miles long and you are the only people on it! Erdeven - Kerhilio : This beach is only approximately a half an hour’s easy drive from our house and it is so spectacular it is worth the journey any day. Golden sand that stretches for more than 8 miles, almost from Lorient to Quiberon, make this one of the most glorious beaches in Europe. The main beach has easy access, with a large car park (free) and, at busy times of the year, large overflow car parks (1euro). There is a kids club here in the main summer holidays and there is enough space for everyone to lie out in the sun in peace, or, for the more active to play football, volleyball, beach tennis, or, for the quintessentially English, cricket. La Grande Plage - Quiberon: It will take you about 45 minutes to get to the Presqu’ile (almost island) peninsula of Quiberon from our house, but it is worth it! There are many beaches on Quiberon, but right at the end of the peninsula is La Grande Plage (the large beach). This is a beautiful beach which again benefits from its own micro-climate, and here the weather is usually better than virtually anywhere else in Brittany. The atmosphere here is more Mediterranean than Breton, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants right beside the beach.
tranquil setting for a relaxing break, only spoilt by the vast amount of things to do. i had to try the trampoline, improved my table tennis, went bike riding,enjoyed a work out in the gymnasium, passed on the many computer games, played table football and on an evening listened to the vast collection of music dvd's. oh and inbetween sun bathed in the large gardens whih were basked in sun, although not every day.
the owners were easy to deal with and informative. property has lots of extras like contiments, coffee for machines,washing up liquids etc.
would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet,peaceful break but within 30 mins of beaches, shops etc.
one slight criticism, a lick of paint and a bit of tlc here and there would have got perfect 10's
Le Mané is a lovely cottage with excellent facilities and an extensive garden, set in a small village in the Morbihan district of Brittany. The owner was exceptionally helpful and understanding both prior to our stay, and during our time there. The village of St Yves is quiet, but the nearby town of Bubry has a good supermarket and boulangerie, and the odd bar and restaurant - although for better choice you need to travel a little further afield. The cottage is very well-equipped, including a range of entertainment options for good and bad weather. The coast is not far away, and there are plenty of interesting towns within driving distance: Carnac and the Gulf of Morbihan are easily reached. Our big dog loved the freedom of the garden and neighbouring field, and enjoyed plenty of walks on local trails and footpaths. We were there for two weeks, and would happily have stayed much, much longer.