Gite to let in Brittany, perfect for pets

Erdeven (7km from Carnac), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004103 Advertiser since: 20 April 2015
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Le Maison Renard, Nature Lovers Paradise Self Catering 4 8 2 5th bedroom downstairs on really comfortable futon

About this property

Coastal, Detached, Wi-fi, Trampoline Heaven. This cottage/gite is in a coastal town setting.


FROM November to April 1st, we invite you to a 21- or 28 day stay at a special nightly rate - see below - ideal for two families or with friends - many couples return year after year!! English and French TV and bicycle hire are all free to use - very fast WIFI experienced.

Can't manage the 21 days? we offer the following variations:

5 days@£55 per night
7 days@£42 per night
12 days@£23 per night
17 days at £19 per night or
28 days at £17 per night- the choice is yours!

Take advantage of the 20% discount Brittany ferry prices in order that all YOUNG AT HEART guests enjoy comfort, walking, fishing, cycling, flying kites, rock-pooling, lovely towns, history buffs etc.

You will need to bring your own bedding and towels and promise to leave the house sparkling clean on departure.

Flexible start /leave times, for example:
Arrive Sunday - 4pm arrival - departing Wednesday 10am OR
Arrive Wednesday - 4pm - departing Sunday 10am

NOTE: OFF-SEASON - from November until 31st May 2018 we ask for a surcharge of just £2 per day - to include compulsory tourist tax per person. This money need to be left, via separate cheque, at the premises upon leaving - obviously this goes to the local Mairie.

PS - please ask if you need any further information - well-behaved dogs are very welcome - the woods are just 100 yds up the road but they must sleep downstairs in the hall please.

Our house is:
3km from 3 golden sand' - it sleeps up to 8, has Wifi and English/French tv and is
100 yds from cycle paths Children's Paradise Trampoline/table tennis

Nearby are supermarkets and the quaint towns of Carnac, Quiberon, La Trinite-sur-Mer, Etel, St. Cado, Auray, the Gulf du Morbihan, fishing, golf, kite flying, horse-riding etc. - are all within an easy drive.

2017 is our 9th year so we've been busy sprucing up the lounge plus renewing the outdoor deck seat covers, upgrading the kitchen lighting and replacing the handy dishwasher.

You are in a special place, enjoy quality time and take advantage of competitive prices to match - what's stopping you? Come and enjoy our highly recommended all-mod-con extremely comfortable house - yes, we have English tv, fast wifi and good signal. David and Juliet warmly invite you to our brilliantly-situated house location which provides the perfect combination of no through traffic, enclosed garden [with trampoline in high season], just 100yds from a variety of wooded cycle tracks and walks, 3km from a variety of sandy beaches, local supermarkets, beautiful coastal towns.

The Erdeven area is safe for the very young and "old children at heart". If you like cycling and your pet likes running, there are numerous dedicated cycle-tracks which are ideal for all the family on supplied free bicycles [at your own risk] for the duration of your stay. Many of our guests enjoy the local bird-watching opportunities whilst travelling through the nearby woods and lake by bicycle.

All our many guests are invited to write comments in the visitors book at the house. We were also very fortunate to have received a generous review from a mystery Trip Advisor guest who is an Australian climate change expert in addition to numerous positive comments from repeat guests and some very good suggestions of how we can improve even more.

DOGS: No dogs/animals are allowed upstairs. No smoking also. Any breach of either will necessitate loss of security deposit.

NOTE: If you require bedding we charge £15 per bed used to include bed linen and towel washing/ironing. Please bring your own bed-linen and towels - no problem.



Kitchen and dining

The fully fitted modern kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons including an induction cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 fridges, drinks freezer, plus lots more - everything that a large family house can offer..

Living rooms

Combined lounge and living room (45ft) offers ideal alternative eating options including patio, garden or indoors. Music, English/French tv, free wi-fi (included in your holiday price), electric heating, shutters, 3 sets of sliding doors looking outside to the enclosed rear garden, offering plenty of country and sea air.


Bedroom 1 has 1 king size bed, wardrobe, velux blind.
Bedroom 2 has 1 double bed, wardrobe, velux blind.
Bedroom 3 includes 2 single beds in the room, roller shutter.

Childrens Bedroom 4 has 2 beds for very young children plus 1 longer bed.
We also have one full-size cot and one fold-up travel-cot. Roller shutter

Downstairs is the 5th bedroom that is really comfortable. A futon double bed is offered but with a really thick comfy mattress for teenagers or young-at-heart adults.

For elderly guests, if preferred, the futon can be swopped with the 2 single beds from Bedroom 3.

Please give ample notice to our housekeepers- an extra fee of £10 would be charged.


The downstairs bathroom has an enclosed shower with child safe taps, loo, washbasin etc, plus one upstairs bathroom with full-size bath, loo, washbasin etc.


Electric radiators all independently operated plus ancillary coal-effect fire.


Internet plus wi-fi, dvd. English/French tv, bbq area, trampoline, table tennis, children's toys and a variety of bicycles [used at your own risk] etc.

Garden and outside

The fully enclosed gardens offer ample room for all, table tennis, trampoline, 10 bicycles plus children's, plus enough room for garden ballgames and ample car/caravan parking.

Parking and garages

Ample outside parking offered.

Visitor suitability

All ages and combinations catered for but please ask if unsure.

Information about any additional facilities

For a complete enjoyable holiday, join our many happy previous guests over the last 8 years. We always offer our previous guest's priority bookings and special offers first.

Terms and Conditions apply to Pet Owners - please ask for details. No Smoking Area.

An advanced £300 security deposit [via electronic transfer] is required - fully refundable within 7 days of departure subject to inspection. Please let us know if you break a cup, plate etc. These things happen and are easily replaced. Only serious breakages would be considered as part of the security issue, eg negligence using the cooker, water damage etc. Please ask if you need further guidance..

OR - £300 returnable accidental damage deposit (via cheque) is asked for ONE WEEK BEFORE your start date regardless of length of holiday.

Further details will be sent via email detailing access to house, where to go in the local area, what's on in the area etc.

Options regarding bedding etc are decided/offered on receipt


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Local Vet we use is in Carnac - excellent English spoken.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Erdeven
Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Numerous
Name of nearest fishing location: Coast
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Laurent
Distance: 16 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Erdeven
Distance: 3 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 100 yds


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Fox

Spent many years in Business in computers, OCR/ICR training small companies. Latterly been employed teaching many subjects from 8yrs to 80!!. We have six children and spend much of our time supporting Northampton Saints Rugby. Dog owner and lover of most things French.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Having looked around Brittany, this area, for us, offers the most - wonderfully safe sands, a rugged coastline at Quiberon, English people made to feel very welcome, super walks/bike rides 100yds from the house and most of all, the peace, food and a much warmer climate - on average 5° warmer than South-East England... oh! The night skies are to wonder at!
Unique benefits of property It's all here for your family to enjoy - the comforts of home and the safety and warmth of this truly wonderful hamlet that is Le Lisse - if you want loud noise, traffic and big hotels - definitely stay away from Erdeven - it's a truly magical place and area. We are very fortunate to have many repeat holidaymakers which makes us very happy - we always give priority to previous guests.

The Owner Recommends

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Erdeven and surrounding area is a complete family holiday area for all ages but is unique in its friendliness, beauty and climate.

Places to Visit

Nearby Carnac is between Erdeven and Le Trinite sur Mur - our hamlet is called Le Lisse, not far from Erdeven Church. We are not only 5 deg warmer on average than UK temperatures but the air quality allows you to enjoy shooting stars in the wonderful night skies. Make a point of watching the sun go down into the sea at Kerhilio/Erdeven sands, magical!!

Want to go even more places? - grab a boat trip on the idyllic Gulf of Morbihan inland waterway, sample a baguette, or a peach/custard cake for lunch in the picturesque seafront in La Trinite. If you like photographs/pictures visit the shop opposite the loos!!.

Nearby Area

Want to see the area? Nearby are the world famous Carnac Stones/Megaliths, the quaint old port and town of Auray, Beltz, park the car - free - and walk, take a picnic with you - around to the bridge in front of the idyllic St Cado - the house in the Gulf of Morbihan inland waterway. Walk around the pathway from the side of the church to witness stunning scenes. Another favourite is to visit the picturesque La Trinite sur Mer, try the walk from the Mairie, up the hill and follow the coastal path. For blowy days the wild scenery and spectacular cliff-top walk at the Quiberon Peninsular, go via Pontivy and take the coastal walk from the port area - magical on a windy/rainy day seeing the Bay of Biscay in full force!! Other days out? - shop your heart out in Vannes, take in the cathedral near the garden area - 20 mins or Lorient - 30 mins. from house. Not a shopper?, both are ports so a visit the ex-naval ww2 submarine base whilst in Lorient is a must.

Erdeven/Carnac/Auray, etc. is in the most popular part of South Brittany and offers something for all ages and tastes - the food, cider and crepes are to die for! Crepes are a restaurant treat right next to Erdeven Church, simple French food served with love!! Try the cider whilst here!


Locally, there are 3 supermarkets, Super U, Lidle and Intermarche - all within 3km [plus a variety of specialist local shops] and weekly markets in Carnac, a must on Wed. and Saturdays and very locally, the smaller one next to Church in Erdeven. The small shops close to Carnac Tourist office are a treasure trove for trinklets and nic-nacs.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jessica 25 July, 2016

We had an excellent stay and had superb weather.
There is something for everyone here, lovely walks and cycle rides, fabulous beaches and concerts in nearby towns.
The house is clean and very well equipped... we had everything that we could have wanted from bikes to BBQs in the spacious garden.
David and Juliet were the perfect hosts supplying us with volumes of local information from Drs and dentists locally to the nearest and best beaches.
A very good holiday in good accommodation. I would definitely recommend this property, it suited all our requirements- age range 3months to 68 years.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. We really do try to ensure that our guests have all the comforts of home in addition to experiencing the uncomplicated pleasures that this unique area provides - its micro-climate, night skies, natural beauty and, of course, a real taste of "Breton" life!

10 / 10 Boxer mummy 27 June, 2016

A lovely modern property in a small hamlet a few minutes drive from the main village.
We thought we would be able to walk to the village, where there were restaurants, bakery etc, but it was a busy main road with no pavement. Bikes were provided however, and there were cycle routes through the woods etc.
The house was well equipped and everything worked! English tv and good wifi were a big bonus.
The owners were very helpful and provided good advice and clear instructions.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to return ourselves again in the future.
We loved the market in nearby Carnac and enjoyed looking round the area.
Try the Galileo restaurant. We avoided it at first thinking it only did pizza. How wrong, it had a huge menu, lots of choice and many French dishes.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind words and we hope we can accommodate you in the future.