|La Ville au Tady||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2||Cot available|
La Ville au Tady stands in over 1 acre of gardens. It is a traditional Breton longhouse, or longere, that has been fully renovated while retaining its charm and character.
Located in a small hamlet in Southern Brittany, the local village of Guegon is just a few minutes drive or a pleasant cycle ride through scenic country lanes.
Within the village you will find a bar, a general store and the essential boulangerie/patisserie for daily fresh bread. The area is perfect for exploring on foot or cycling, with a designated cycle route passing through the hamlet. The medieval town of Josselin with its famous chateau, 17th Century buildings, bars and restaurants is an easy 10 minute drive.
Brittanys largest inland lake is located just outside Josselin, with swimming and watersport facilities. Superb beaches are to be found all along the nearby Morbihan coast.
Separate kitchen containing cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster, and everything you will need for a comfortable stay. A dining table seating 6 is available in the main lounge.
The main living room is a large wood beamed room with a log burning stove and 2 comfy sofas. Dvd player, cd player and iPod dock available.
The second lounge is equipped with sat tv and dvd player, hi-fi, books, maps, guides, games, and a laptop computer (free wi-fi available).
Master bedroom: large bedroom with antique French double bed, dormer window and Velux window.
Goose Bedroom: under the eves at the front of the cottage with 2 single beds, a dormer window and Velux window.
Bedroom Three: 2 single beds and a Velux window.
Main bathroom: first floor, bath, twin sinks, toilet, shower (over bath).
Second Bathroom: ground floor with toilet, shower and sink.
Electric radiators to all rooms. Very large wood burning stove in the main lounge (free logs provided).
Sat tv (Freesat), dvd player with selection of dvds, hi-fi.
Large gardens of over 1 acre proving lovely gardens to front, side and rear of the cottage. Table and chairs provided on front and rear of cottage. Relaxer chairs and sunloungers.
Parking on drive at the front of the cottage.
Not suitable for disabled guests due to stairs. Suitable for children (stairgate, babybath, fire guard, highchair etc provided).
You will have use of our cycles to explore the peaceful country lanes and villages surrounding the cottage, or for cycling along the path of the Nantes-Brest Canal.
Bed linen and towels can be provided at an additional cost of £15 per person if required.
We live in the UK and own this gite in Brittany.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||Brittany is a wonderful region of France with its own unique culture, language and customs. It's a relaxed laid back place to holiday with generally better weather than the UK. We chose a location near Josselin as it is one of the most beautiful and characterful towns in Brittany, centrally placed just 1.5hrs from the ferry port at St malo and within easy travelling distance of the north and south coasts.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our longere (longhouse) at La Ville au Tady is part of an old farming hamlet built in 1868 and still retaining its character and historic features, like the exposed Chestnut beams and giant granite hearth. Set in over one acre of garden, there are so many outdoor places to sit, eat, and relax you will be spoilt for choice.|
Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market.
Carnac is an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. Nearby is the town and beach, so you can combine a visit to both.
The chateau at nearby Josselin is open to the public with English tours in July and August.
The nearest village, Guegon, is just a 5 minute drive and contains a general store, boulangerie-patisserie, doctors, pharmacy, boules court, picnic area, tennis courts and bar.
Brittany has a great choice of historic towns to visit, the best are designated 'small towns of character' and include Josselin, Rochefort en Terre, La Roche Bernard, La Gacilly, Malestroit, Lizio and many others.
The nearest town is Josselin (10 mins) which has a large supermarket and a selection of shops and restaurants in its medieval streets. The Chateau overlooks the banks of the River Oust from where you can hire canoes and hire cycles in summer. Don't miss the bustling Saturday morning street market, great for stocking up on the best local food.
The nearby Lac au Duc (Dukes’ Lake) is an excellent site for relaxation or for water sports enthusiasts (dinghies, catamarans, optimists, windsurfing, mini windsurf, canoeing, rowing, water skiing, etc) and other activities (supervised beaches with full amenities, tennis, volley-ball, golfing, angling, walking or rambling, fitness trail, horse riding, bathing, water slide, etc). It is equipped with playgrounds, picnic areas, etc. All in all the "Lac au Duc" is a wonderful leisure activity centre in which you can devote yourself to the countless sports activities or to the calm of this natural environment (8 miles from Guegon).
There are a choice of three open air swimming pools within a short drive of the cottage at Plumelec, Serent and Reguiny.
There is a huge choice of fine sandy beaches within easy driving distance (30-40 mins), where you can enjoy swimming, sand yachting, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing or body surfing. Some of the most popular beaches are at Carnac, La Trinite Sur Mer, Lamor Plage, and the Quiberon peninsular.
Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July.