Lovely cottage in Brittany to let - BM004422

Saint-Dolay (12km from La Roche-Bernard), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004422 Advertiser since: 2 May 2014
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Hibiscus Cottage at La Ruelmain Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Cot available free of charge

About this property

Pretty Rural Cottage with its own Courtyard Garden.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Hibiscus Cottage is a lovingly restored stone cottage in the middle of a Breton longere with its own private courtyard garden bursting with plants (including of course a hibiscus) and with a view down to the valley of the Vilaine.
If your idea of the perfect holiday place is rural tranquility with freedom to wander undisturbed through a wide landscape or sit and laze in your own garden, with occasional forays to beaches and historic sites or to sample the famous Breton cuisine, then this is for you. Especially if you  like to sit and watch wildlife: birds abound . . . birds of the river valley, migrants including hoopoes and storks, garden birds and raptors of all kinds; in the woods are deer and wild boars; when the sun comes out watch the lizards playing up and down the walls, and butterflies from the earliest brimstones and orangetips to  the red admirals and  tortoiseshells of late summer.
You can walk or cycle from the cottages on a huge network of tracks and country roads. The Vilaine River is half a mile away; you can  just walk through our woodland garden and past the  organic vegetable garden, and you are on the track down to the river. The towpath of the Nantes-Brest Canal is just a bit further. 



Kitchen and dining

Downstairs Hibiscus Cottage is one open-plan room The glass front door opens onto the kitchen corner with bottled gas cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster).

Living rooms

The sitting area has 2 easy chairs with footstools and occasional table. In the dining corner is a round table with chairs.


Upstairs is an airy bedroom with double bed and a great view to the river, chest of drawers and hanging rail. If your baby is coming too, we provide cot, stairgate, and anything else you may need free of charge.


The bathroom out of the bedroom has short bath with shower over, washbasin and wc, and constant hot water.


There is a logburner in the huge old fireplace, and an electric radiator for background heat.


There is a free (slightly temperamental) , wi-fi connection (but no tv or radio), and there are plenty of games and books. Guests are welcome to borrow dvds from our extensive collection.

Garden and outside

La Ruelmain is delightfully off the beaten track. Hibiscus has its own courtyard garden with furniture for outside living, and our guests can wander through our garden down to the river. Marked footpaths run past the cottage which will take you down to the river, or up into the woods, or through woods farther afield to Saint Dolay.

Parking and garages

Hibiscus Cottage has it own off-road parking space. Cyclists can leave their bikes under cover in our garage.

Visitor suitability

Sadly Hibiscus Cottage is not suitable for people with impaired mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Guests are welcome to bring a dog. The garden is not super dogproof, but can be closed off with gates.

A washing machine is freely available in the utility room next door to the cottage, and there is an outdoor drying line.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Cabinet Vétérinaire Dauvillier-Lallement 4 rue Joseph Sauveur 56130 Nivillac téléphone 0033 (0)2 99 90 60 98


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Gacilly
Distance: 30 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Vilaine Valley
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Bretesche, Missilac
Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Outside the door


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Muscadet producers near Nantes
Distance: 60 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Daffodil Marriage

We 'retired' to La Ruelmain and for many years ran 3 gites.Now we are in our 70s and only Hibiscus Cottage is let, to give us more time for our enthusiasms .... walking, cycling, gardening, exploring Brittany and being hospitable.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Fell in love with the space, the light, the quiet ... 'un coup de foudre ' as the French say.
Unique benefits of property 'the space, the light, the quiet'

The Owner Recommends

At the Heart of South Brittany

We are perfectly placed for exploring south Brittany, Vannes, Rennes, Nantes and St Nazaire, the nature reserves of La Briere and Sene, the Golfe du Morbihan, and the Brittany coast. From Redon explore the Nantes-Brest Canal and the Vilaine north towards Rennes.