Cottage for holiday let in Brittany

8.6/10
Merdrignac, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004014 Advertiser since: 10 June 2009
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Châtaignes Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1

About this property

Beautiful Cottage in Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Châtaignes is a beautiful stone built longére set in the peaceful french countryside, yet only 5km from a vibrant market town with all amenities.
 
The spacious accommodation includes two double bedrooms, one with king-size bed, and a twin room. Upstairs bathroom. Stairgate at the top of the stairs. Downstairs has a large, bright living/dining area with wood burning stove fireplace, english free-sat tv, music system and a selection of books and games to enjoy. The fitted kitchen has a store/utility area off, leading on to a further downstairs wc.
 
Outside, the property has a large, private garden with far reaching views of the wonderful surrounding countryside. There is play equipment for children and plenty of seating areas for adults to enjoy. The cottage is situated on a quiet country lane with very little traffic. Plenty of car standing is available.
 
Free wifi.

Review -
Annie and Chris were very welcoming after a rather long journey. Our children loved the opportunity to feed goats and chickens, make friends with 2 lovely french girls and enjoy the garden and the pool. The beaches nearby were amazing and the town itself proved really good for food shopping and the "night festival". The property was clean and well maintained with the owners happy to share local knowledge and to lend ingredients! We would definitely consider staying here again and strongly recommend this property; having stayed in many in Spain, Portugal and the UK this was of a very good standard (Caroline Aug 15)

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fitted kitchen with oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle and coffee-maker. Dining area with stripped pine table and 6 chairs.

Living rooms

Woodburner, free sat english tv, wi-fi. Triple aspect views.

Bedrooms

One king sized bed, one double room and a twin room.

Bathrooms

Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower. Additional downstairs wc.

Heating

Woodburning fire plus additional heating throughout.

Entertainment

Wi-fi, english free sat tv. Selection of books, games and jigsaws. Outside childrens play equipment - swings, seesaw and slide.

Garden and outside

Large garden with plenty of seating. Bbq. Outside childrens play equipment - swings, seesaw and slide.

Parking and garages

Plenty of hard standing for cars are the top of the driveway.

Visitor suitability

Would suit most visitors.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Many nearby
Distance: 5 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Unknown
Name of nearest fishing location: Plentiful lakes, rivers and streams
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Merdrignac - mini golf
Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: 5

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cider maker in Merdrignac
Distance: 5 km

The Owner Recommends

Beach

Several lake beaches within a short drive, plus easy drive to both north and south Brittany coasts

Eating Out

Nearby Merdrignac has a selection of restaurants, plus the tabac which does lunchtime meals.

Fishing

Fishing in the lake at Merdrignac, and also in the many rivers and lakes within a short drive.

Golf

Mini golf at Merdrignac. Brittany boast some fabulous golf courses near Rennes and many other inland and coastal courses.

Markets

Weekly markets held in nearby Merdrignac

Swimming

Pool in nearby Merdrignac, lake swimming nearby

Walking and Cycling

Many miles of walking and cycling in the immediate area. Marked trails start 5km away. Canal walks a short drive away.

3 Reviews
8.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 8.3
  • Local Amenities: 7.3
  • Setting: 8
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.4 / 10 Dave S 17 August, 2016

We visited with some friends, essentially for a walking/cycling break. For that purpose, it suited us just fine. There are some really nice cycle trails very nearby, ditto lovely walking country so we did lots of exploring on foot and two wheels. Our friend spent a morning fishing at a nearby lake.
The house itself is spacious and had all we needed. It's very clean and comfortable, and in a really nice peaceful setting. We were lucky enough to have glorious weather so enjoyed using the BBQ in the evenings. They sky at night was superb - so many stars!
The local town has a decent supermarket and lots of other shops, also a bar that does good value lunches that we all enjoyed.
We visited the north and south Brittany coasts, as recommended by the owner, and both were easy to get to.
We have already recommended this place to some other friends.

7 / 10 JLS 15 August, 2016

The cottage has a very rural setting, away from the normal tourist areas of Brittany. This meant a car was absolutely essential for shopping, restaurant visits or sight seeing. It is very peaceful, but was 3 miles from the nearest town. The cottage is very large with two pleasant and comfortable double bedrooms and a smaller twin room. The living / dining room was spacious with UK satellite TV and the kitchen area was well equipped. There is a modern upstairs bathroom and downstairs toilet/utility room. It was clean and well maintained. We would recommend it for families.

9.4 / 10 ColinD 1 August, 2016

We had a superb week staying at this cottage in Brittany. It's in a rural location with really nice views and was peaceful and quiet. The cottage is very comfortable with everything that we needed. It's really clean and well maintained. The kids enjoyed playing on the swings and slide in the garden and had the paddling pool out too. We had some good walks around the lanes surrounding the cottage. Tried a few beaches too, on the north coast and the south coast. Recommend Dinan and Josselin for days out. Kayaking in Josselin was great fun. We would definitely recommend this cottage and the area to others, and plan on going back next spring.