|Maison Jervis||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||2|
Spacious, but cosy, this two bedroom cottage is set in beautiful gardens overlooking the rolling countryside of Brittany. Maison Jervis is perfect for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. The accommodation is available all year round. Pets (maximum 2 dogs) generally welcome but please check with the owner first.
The owner lives next door and has a wealth of knowledge of the local area. She is happy to help should you have any problems during your stay.
A unique feature of the property is the private, heated, "endless swim spa". This has been recently installed in the grounds and provides a whole new swimming experience. It is available from 2nd June - 1st October.
Guests are asked to adhere to the regulations provided by the owner when using the Spa. Failure to do this can cause inconvenience to guests and owner alike and an amount may be deducted from your Security Deposit as a result.
The garden is beautifully landscaped with almost limitless space for children to "let off steam"! Also with the youngsters in mind are swings and a climbing frame. There is also a fenced pond.
If you wish to have a meal/barbecue prepared for you there is a locally based English chef who we can put you in touch with. He can also give cookery lessons either in the cottage or in his professionally set up kitchen nearby.
An English hairdresser is available also.
The accommodation is less than a hour to the coast and also to picturesque lakes offering fishing (great for carp), watersports and sandy beaches. There is a golf courses nearby as well as cycling paths. (Tour De France often includes routes in Brittany) Only 2 mins drive away is the charming town of Rohan (20mins walk), with a choice of shops including boulangerie, small supermarket and pharmacy. Pontivy is 15 minutes by car, an historic town having an impressive chateau with a good choice of restaurants, supermarkets and interesting shops, each Monday there is a large market for fresh vegetables, cheese, bread and all sorts of other gastronomic delights.
Josselin, a French "petite cite de caractere" is only 20 mins drive. Inland Brittany is steeped in history and there are many fascinating places to visit including the fortress town of Fougeres and the towns and villages that skirt the River Rance. The list continues, Concarneau, Carnac. The capital city of Brittany is Rennes which is 60 minutes drive well worth a day’s visit as is Vannes 45 minutes drive.
An optional "end of stay" clean is available for those who have an early start on the day of departure. This is at a cost of 72 euros and should be booked at least two days in advance of departure. Otherwise we respectfully ask that you leave the cottage in a clean and tidy state as at the beginning of your holiday.
Short breaks are offered out of High Season for 4, 5 or 6 night holidays.
Extracts from Visitors' Book - 2017
"Loved the house and property- so quiet, beautiful and clean! Loved visiting Josselin and Rochefort-en-Terre and walks along the canal. Thank you Jackie - please come and visit us in the States! - Marsh and Barry, California, USA.
"We are going home happy and relaxed - quite tired after some long bike rides and runs in the stunning countryside. Jackie was an excellent host - there if we needed her, invisible if not! Thank you, Johnny, Jo, Lindsey and Stewart - Hampshire.
The fully equipped modern kitchen has a cooker with gas hob and electric oven. There are two fridges and one freezer. Also a toaster, microwave and kettle. The large dining table comfortably seats six. A small utility area adjoins the kitchen and houses a wc and washing machine, clothes airer and iron.
Childs wooden highchair, stairgate.
The living room is elegantly furnished with two large Duresta luxury sofas and one "gentlemans chair" The flat screen tv receives UK channels. A dvd player is available with a wide choice of films. A logburner is provided for the cooler evenings. A small surcharge applies to logs and use of electric heating in the winter months.
Free WiFi is available.
The main bedroom has a king size double bed. There is a dressing table and a hair dryer is provided. Also a wardrobe and leather chair and " Mamas & Papas" travel cot.
Bedroom 2 has 2 wooden base singles, with one matching xl single, and one pullout, chest of drawers with hairdryer,and clothes hanging rail. Bedlinen and bath towels are included. Pool towlels are not provided.
Both bedrooms have en suite bathroom with wc, hand basin and shower. There is a double shower in the master bedroom ensuite.
Electric heating, logburner
Dvds, books and games for all ages. Adult and childrens croquet. Plastic building bricks, dvds for all ages.
Beautiful gardens over looking the rolling countryside, perfect for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Totally private in well set out gardens front and back, with swings and fenced pond. Love seat, two loungers, two reclining arm chairs (allibert), wooden table and benches for outdoor dining. Large brick BBQ.
The recently installed SwimSpa provides an incredible swimming and jacuzzi experience for all the family .This private, heated “endless swim spa” measures over 5 metres in length and provides its own swimming stream as well as 30 hydrotherapy jets! It is also fitted with lights for that late evening swim or jacuzzi whilst enjoying “aperos”!
Plently of available parking space
Unsuitable for guests with impaired mobility
A small "welcome pack" is provided, including wine, milk, tea and coffee and kitchen essentials.
Retired to Brittany 2009, and never looked back. Peaceful location with rolling countryside, close to all amenities, what more could we want.
|Year property purchased||2009|
|Why this location?||Husband knew area and wanted to retire here.|
|Unique benefits of property||Quiet, peaceful, extremely comfortable and cosy, a true home from home.|
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.
Great for the beach, restaurants and visting local "menhirs" (ancient stones)
Visting the fort and local villages and train ride explaining the local area
French " petite cite de caractere" on the banks of the Nantes-Brest canal. There is a stunning chateau and puppet museum as well as numerous restaurants. On 14th July, 2018, Josselin is home to a Medieval Festival.A magnificent spectacle of medieval life attracting visitors far and wide. The Saturday market is always very popular. Plenty of local produce for sale.
Within easy reach of Maison Jervis is the walled medieval city of Vannes. Well worth a visit to see the many historic buildings or just a bit of retail therapy in the elegant shops!
Another French "petite cite de caractere", this pretty town has plenty of restaurants centred around the cobbled square. Each Friday during the summer free concerts are held with a wide variety of music to suit all tastes - from traditional Breton to reggae! The market is held every Thursday. Just outside Malestroit in St Marcel is the Musee de Resistance paying homage to the many brave people of Brittany during the second world war.
The Prehistoric Park at Malansac, about 45 minutes away, is another great day out for the youngsters. There are 30 scenes of reconstruction of the dinosaur age. The park is based on models and information from the Natural History Museum in Paris.
Musée du poète ferrailleur, Lizio
A fascinating iron works museum with moving machinery. Has to be seen to be believed!
One for the youngsters! A museum dedicated to insects in Lizio.
"Le Bois d'Amour", (Lovers Wood). Here you will literally find a "park in a town". It has been created to promote nature and the environment. There is an open air theatre where music events are held during the summer months. access it. It has been very well landscaped and contains wooded sections and a stream flowing throughout. Displays are provided which explain the wildlife of the area in pictures and sounds. There are plenty of benches provided throughout the park as well as picnic tables and even a boules court. Also a small childrens' play area. An amphitheatre stages open air films and concerts during the summer, and look out for the water powered clock.
About 25 minutes drive away is the Lac au Duc. Here there is a small beach with watersports. At the edge of the lake are several cafes and restaurants.
Nearby is the charming town of La Gacilly. During the summer months an outdoor photographic exhibition is held. Boat trips on the canal are available. The Yves Rocher factory, shop and Spa are situated here. Also a vegetarian restaurant - very unusual in France!
Rochefort-en-Terre, about 45 minutes away, was voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, plentiful restaurants and shops, it is a must on your holiday agenda!
Lovely place, so quiet and peaceful. The owner lives on site next door and was very welcoming and was available for any questions we had.
Excellent range of equipment provided within the house.
Local amenities are scored low because you have to drive to get to any shops but you don't choose to holiday here for the availability of shops.
Beautiful local towns of Pontivy and Josselyn are places you should visit when here, although avoid Mondays as most shops are closed.
Huge gardens which provided hours of fun for us and the children, although not completely private as you can be seen by the owner as both houses overlook the garden.
The advertised pool is more like a Jacuzzi and has a setting to provide a current which you can swim against but we found it not really suitable for swimming as the current isn't strong enough to push you back, however it was still enjoyable.
Would highly recommend for people who enjoy walking as the local scenery is beautiful, and for people who are after a peaceful holiday.
On behalf of the owner I would like to thank you very much for your review of Maison Jervis.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful part of Brittany.
The website describes the pool as an “endless swim spa which is private and heated and provides a whole new swimming experience”, not as a swimming pool. Also it explains that nearest facilities are “only 2 mins drive away is the charming town of Rohan (20mins walk), with a choice of shops including boulangerie, small supermarket and pharmacy.”