|Tourterelle Cottage||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1||2 cots, 1 suitable for under 6 mths, z-bed|
The pretty 200 year old, beamed, stone cottages with 5 metre heated swimming pool and free use of bikes and kayaks, are in St Nicolas des Eaux just 200yds from the riverbank, situated in the centre of the lovely riverside village beside the River Blavet, one of Brittany's prettiest floral villages midway between Pontivy and Baud (you will find it on Google maps and Google Earth).
We are pleased to announce that they are now available for booking all year including Christmas.
There is a heated swimming pool in the garden safely secured from small children at our 2 cosy Breton cottages which can be booked separately or combined for 2 families on holiday together, each cottages sleeps up to 4 adults and one child.
There will be a generous welcome hamper for you on your arrival. Every morning the bread lady stops just a few yards from the cottages and sells bread, croissants and a few other delights as well.
Each cottage has two good sized bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, There is also a z bed available as well as cots. The heated swimming pool is shared between the 2 cottages but the gardens are completely separate. The cottages are both comfortably furnished with a large living/dining room containing leather sofas and chair, coffee-table, a large flat screen tv, a dvd player and free wi-fi. There is a dining table and chairs and a highchair is available if required. There is a large modern shower room with a toilet and vanity unit. The kitchen is fully equipped for comfortable living and the back door leads onto the large rear garden.
There is a small separate laundry room with a washing machine, iron and ironing board, pegs are provided.
A door leads from the living room to the stairs up to the bedrooms and cloakroom. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen. There is a chest of drawers in each bedroom and a dressing table with a stool. A large walk in wardrobe is on the spacious landing. The second bedroom has two comfortable 3ft divan beds suitable for adults. We do have cots and linen available for all ages ( birth to 2 years).
The cottages have large, separate, fully enclosed private gardens, each have a barbecue, garden furniture consisting of table, chairs and a parasol for that meal al fresco, also reclining sunbeds for relaxing with a good book or sunning oneself after a cooling swim. The heated swimming pool is above ground and safely fenced away from small children, there is a small blow up paddling pool available for the little ones and swings for the children.
Dogs are allowed only with prior arrangement with the owners.
St Nicolas des Eaux is a perfect base to explore the coastline and beaches of the Gulf of Morbihan, or one can walk or cycle locally, on one of the ten bikes we have for our guests to us. Play on the river with our kayaks (two per cottage) or Lac Guerledan with it's water sports and walks is a short drive away. The Adventure Park near Camors is popular with older children.
Fishing and rambling is very popular in this area.You can fish all the rivers and lakes with only one permit that you can buy locally.
A very short stroll, about 300yds from the cottages is a popular creperie, a superb bistro and a reasonably priced restaurant , all with terraces overlooking the River Blavet. In Plumeliau, a nearby village, oysters are sold on a Sunday and there is a small market on a Tuesday. There is also a supermarket and petrol station in Plumeliau.
Pardons and Fetes are many in all the surrounding villages. It is a wonderful area for walking and cycling – miles in each direction along the level towpath or into the countryside. The village is central for driving to beaches and historical sites.
The kitchen is fully equipped for everyday living, with a dishwasher, full sized cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere, tea towels, washing liquid and dish washing tablets are supplied, also hand wash liquid. There is a separate laundry area with a washing machine, tablets are supplied, an ironing board and iron, pegs for the rotary washing line in the garden. There are launderette facilities by the supermarket in Plumeliau if preferred.
The dining table and chairs are in the living room and a high chair can be provided on request.
A large living/dining room with a large flat screen English satellite tv, dvd player and cd player. Dining table and chairs to seat 6 and a high chair is available. Comfortable leather suite, coffee-table. free wifi.
The master bedroom is a good sized double with double bed, dressing table, stool and mirror, 2 bedside table with lights, chest of 4 large drawers. Large walk in wardrobe on the landing.
Bedroom two is a good size with twin divan 3ft wide beds therefore suitable for adults. There is a bedside unit between the beds with a reading lamp, a dressing table, chair and mirror and a large chest of four drawers. There is space for a cot or z-bed which can be supplied.
Adjoining the bedrooms is a cloakroom with a toilet and hand wash basin in a vanity unit. A hair dryer is supplied and there is a large cupboard with drawers. There is a good sized shower room on the ground floor with large shower cabinet, excellent water pressure, Toilet and vanity unit. Towels are provided. Soap, shower gel and shampoo is also provided in the event that have been forgotten. Toilet paper is supplied.
Electric heating is available, this is included in the price.
Games, DVD's and books are available.
A heated hexagonal above ground swimming pool 5.10 metres wide x 1.20 metres high is available in the garden in a fenced off area. This is shared between the two cottages. A small splash pool can be made available for little ones. A large grassed garden with patio table, chairs and parasol, barbecue and sun beds are supplied for your relaxation and enjoyment.
Off road parking is free opposite the cottage and completely safe.
Visitors are welcome as long as the total number of guests sleeping does not exceed 5 and large groups are not permitted. The cottage is not suitable for people with restricted mobility as the stairs are steep.
Bread and other patisserie products are available every morning except Monday outside the door of the cottage at 8.20am
There is a travelling Delicatessen and Butcher who stops in the road at midday on a Saturday.
David, Stephanie and Heidi moved to France 3 years ago and have not regretted it for an instant. We live on the outskirts of Rohan, a friendly, pretty little town in central Brittany which has all the amenities. We loved being in central Brittany from the start and have made many friends here, both English and French. We have plenty of knowledge of the area and are close by if you need us for any reason or would like advice or information.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||Because it is a lovely, picturesque village with restaurants, bars, cycling and canoing. It is central to many lovely historic and interesting places in Brittany and not too far from the coast and it's beaches and fishing ports.|
|Unique benefits of property||The cottage is one of 2 for rent, they both have two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, upstairs wc and downstairs shower room. They have large, secure, separate gardens with a shared heated pool that is fenced off from the main gardens for privacy and safety. The cottage is comfortably equipped with every thing you will require for an enjoyable stay. It is close to all the facilities so there is just a comfortable stroll to the local restaurants and bars. We are in a central position in Brittany, close to the River Blavet which comes from the Nantes-Brest Canal. The river is navigable and there is a pontoon in the village. One can sit on the terrace of one of the bars or restaurants and watch the activities of boats making their way through the lock.|
Take one of our kayaks or hire a boat and take a trip along the river perhaps with a rod and a picnic or use one of our free bicycles and cycle along the river bank. A pretty chapel in a rock called St. Gildas can be explored on the way. Go Karting just 2 kms away in Plumeliau for the over 7 years of age ( www.kartcenter56.fr ), X-trem Forest parc adventure suitable for children 8 yrs + and adults12 kms away in Camor ( www.xtrem-forest.com ) . A challenging 9 hole Golf Course within the grounds of a ruined chateau 3kms (www.rimaison.net ) Visit the coastal area of the Gulf de Morbihan an easy drive from the cottage. Lac Guerledan is a large lake set in stunning countryside with water sports, restaurants asmall villages to explore, it is 25 mins drive north of the cottage with cruise-boat trips, stand up paddle boarding, ski and wakeboarding and a sandy beach at Beau Rivage. The Abbaye de Bon Repose close to Lac Guerledan is worth a visit and nearby Le Forges des Salles is an ancient Breton iron working village situated in the beautiful rural heart of Brittany. The beaches of the south coast of Morbihan are sandy and the nearest Lamour Plage is 35 minutes drive away, Carnac and Quiberon about 45mins drive. Branfere Animal and Botanical Park 30 minutes south of Vannes. Pont Scorf Zoo is only 30 mins away from the cottage. Josselin with its grand ramparts overlooking the Nantes - Brest Canal is a must to see, also Medieval walled Vannes with its wonderful market, marina and waterside restaurants. Have a relaxing time in our floral garden with a book, the village and area is very popular with artists so bring your pens and paints. We are centrally placed for most of Brittany and we can help with suggestions. We can promise you a great holiday if you stay in picturesque St. Nicolas des Eaux.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this delightful cottage which was comfortable and well equipped. Many thoughtful touches such as the welcome pack, which contained all the basics including a bottle of wine, plus toiletries and towelling bath robes.
The garden is a good size and there is a small heated pool which is shared with the holiday cottage next door. A good range of bikes meant we were able to go for a lovely ride along the banks of the Blavet. Canoes were available but we didn't take advantage of those! There was also a small play area for children with swings for small children.
The village has excellent amenities but unfortunately by the time we arrived all had closed for the winter apart from one bar that opened some lunch times.
There are plenty of places to visit in the area although again, as we were in the first week of October, many tourist attractions had shut their doors.
However, we enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return.
Thank you for your kind remarks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.