Holiday cottage with private lake in Brittany

Saint-Gonnery (16km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004208 Advertiser since: 6 July 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Saint Gonnery Holiday Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1

About this property

Detached Cottage in Large Grounds with Fishing Lake. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This detached and self-contained, holiday cottage, is very well equipped, to ensure a relaxing stay, with it's own private entrance and parking area. ADULTS ONLY is preferred due to the property including an unfenced lake, we will however accept children on the understanding that they are the parents SOLE responsibility.
There are 2 bedrooms a double and a family room, one on the ground floor, which has period furniture in the French style, with a comfortable double bed, and a window view over the lake. The ground floor shower room and toilet, has a heated towel rail, and there is always an abundant supply of hot water. Upstairs, there is a family bedroom, which has a King size double, and a single bed also - for those who prefer to sleep apart or to allow a total of 5 to stay.
You will find the cottage clean and welcoming.  All bedding and towels are provided, and changed mid-term if you are staying for a fortnight. Beach towels or towels for sunbathing are available upon request. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need including a steamer, kitchen scales, paper kitchen rolls, foil and cling film
On the bookshelves in the cottage, there is information about local attractions, together with a wide selection of paperback books and dvds. The satellite tv is programmed for English channels reception, and has an inbuilt dvd player. Wi-fi broadband is available. The grounds are over 8000 sq metres, and enclose a lovely fishing lake of about 1500 sq meters and guests are welcome to wander all around the gardens.

For 2017 we've completely redecorated the downstairs bedroom and renewed the soft furnishings, the shower-room and entrance hall have been redecorated and the kitchen refreshed. It is also planned to repaint the outside of the property during 2017.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with "everything" (and we do mean everything) you could possibly need for your stay. The dining area is off of the lounge area with 4 chairs permanently in place but there are 2 others in the bedrooms should they be required.

Living rooms

Fully equipped with satellite English tv with dvd, comfortable 3 piece suite. There is a wide selection of paperback books, some magazines, games and a few dvds for your enjoyment of an evening.


One ground floor bedroom with double bed, and an upstairs bedroom with a king size double, and also a single bed.


One ground floor bathroom with power shower including body jets and a heated towel rail.


Electric central heating


Satellite tv and inbuilt dvd player. A selection of paperback books, dvds and good old fashioned boardgames.

Garden and outside

Over 8000 square meters of well tended grounds mostly to lawn, enclosing a 1500 sq meter fishing lake with carp, rudd, roach, bream and Trout. Barbecue area. Inflatable hot tub Jacuzzi, and sunloungers.

FISHERMEN - The Lake is approx 1500 sq meters, with an average depth of 5 - 7 feet. Not thought to contain any really large carp, but some around 2 or 3 kilos or so, but, until now, the lake has rarely been fished for a year or two, so you never know !!

Parking and garages

Private parking area

Visitor suitability

Available preferably to adults, however children accepted on the understanding that they are the parents SOLE responsibility due to the property including a 6 foot deep unfenced lake. No pets allowed. Ground floor is suitable for disabled but does not have wheelchair access.

Information about any additional facilities

The fishing lake is totally private to the site, and available only to guests. Barb free hooks only to be used. An inflatable 2 person Jacuzzi is available for the use of guests only.

All guests receive a welcome pack that includes tea, coffee, milk, sugar. a loaf of bread, butter, jam, packet of biscuits, fruit juice, eggs, a bottle of red and white wine and a bottle of water.

We also supply washing-up liquid, washing powder, kitchen foil, cling film and toilet rolls.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pontivy
Distance: 15 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, rudd, roach, bream & trout
Name of nearest fishing location: On site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Pontivy
Distance: 15 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 2km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Ian & Frances Woollard

Retired couple who having enjoyed numerous visits to Brittany decided it was where we wanted to live.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Beautiful countryside with all amenities close to hand. Traffic free roads and numerous places of interest nearby with the opportunity to fish in our own lake.
Unique benefits of property The grounds and the lake provide a tranquil setting to just rest and while away the time with virtually no passing traffic to spoil this peaceful setting.

The Owner Recommends

Nantes-Brest Canal and the River Blavet

Beautiful walks on towpath and river banks. There are also many villages and towns within a short driving distance. Both the north and west coasts of Brittany are only an hours drive as is Rennes for those that want to visit a larger town.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Wendy & Bob 11 September, 2017

We had a really enjoyable break here although ther waeather was certainly not at it's best!
Ian & Francis made us feel very welcome and everything was spotlessly cleanand there was every possible thing provided that we could have needed.
The garden and lake are really beautiful and on a sunny day would have been quite stunning. We did a little fishing which was very enjoyable and would have enjoyed spending more time there had the wather not being so inclement.
We visited several places of interest during our stay and found plenty of places to eat even though the wather was poor and nearing the end of the season.
WSe would happily reccomend this gite to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing break with very pleasant and helpful hosts.

Owner response

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and were sorry it had to be curtailed.

10 / 10 atkinson 26 June, 2017

Superb! Frances and Ian most welcoming and very informative. The gite was top notch and the garden/pond beautiful. Welcome pack very much appreciated. we are seasoned self-caterers and found we wanted for nothing. thanks again mine hosts for a fantastic time. Would highly recommend people to visit.

10 / 10 D & J 24 October, 2016

Had a lovely week in this gite, very comfortable and very well equipped. Owners very friendly and welcoming and the gite is in a lovely peaceful area. would highly recommend.

10 / 10 M Breare 27 August, 2016

Ian and Frances couldn't have been more warm, welcoming and thoughtful. The cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped, the setting is stunning and the local area is beautiful. We spent many happy days cycling in the local area, especially along the nearby Nantes-Brest canal. There are many lovely restaurants nearby to cater for all tastes, though we also cooked for ourselves at the cottage - everything we needed was there.
We had a wonderful holiday, and we would definitely recommend the cottage and Ian and Frances as hosts without reservation.