Gite in Brittany for holiday let - BM004559

Lanouee (8km from Josselin), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004559 Advertiser since: 28 January 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Hirondelle Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Beautiful, Tranquil Cottage, Josselin 5km. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Romantic tranquil Cottage just for two. Built in 1730 set in rural location yet within 5 minutes drive of medieval Josselin Petite Cite of Character a lovely place to visit. Very impressive Chateau and Historic buildings. Restaurants a plenty, shops and gift shops.

Easy walk to River Oust and Nantes-Brest Canal from Cottage with beautiful walks and bicycle rides (bicycles provided).  Pretty Village Church and bar/shop. Course Fishing.
Lounge has a Medieval fireplace with wood burning fire.

Beautiful light and airy bedroom with comfortable King size bed. En-suite with shower, washbasin and toilet.
Pretty Garden, all garden furniture provided plus barbecue.
An ideal location to explore beautiful Brittany or just spend some days chilling out.
The vast and beautiful beaches of the Morbihan are within a 35 minute drive.
Vannes is a beautiful place to visit. Aquarium. Boat trips.

Broceliand is magical. Follow the Merlin trail and visit the Chateau where the Lady of the Lake took back King Arthur's Sword Excalibur.

There is so much to see and do in Brittany. The Tourist Information Office in Josselin is a mine of information and very helpful.

Cottage if fully equipped with all you may need.





Kitchen and dining

Dining area, table and chairs, table linen.

Fitted kitchen, cooker (gas), fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle, Fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. Iron, Ironing board.

Living rooms

Lounge, comfortable red leather sofa. Television table with TV english free view channels. DVD player, selection of DVDs. Occasional table.

Medieval fireplace with wood burning fire. Bookcase with selection of english books, playing cards.


Charming light, airy bedroom with comfortable King size bed. Oak beams. Easy chair, 2 spoon backed chairs, chest of drawers, Dressing table chair, mirror, wardrobe, blanket box.


En suite bathroom with shower, washbasin, toilet, wall heater. Mirror Bath mats etc.


Wood burning fire, electric fire.


Walking, cycling (bicycles available). Fishing, birdwatching. Television British Freeview Channels. Dvd player selection of dvds CD player. please bring your own cds. Many beautiful places to visit and see.

Garden and outside

Private garden. Garden furniture, table, chairs, parasol, loungers, small barbecue. Bicycles.

Parking and garages

Ample parking

Visitor suitability

Sadly Gite not really suitable for anyone with mobility problems due to the age of the property.

Information about any additional facilities


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Josselin
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Most coarse fish
Name of nearest fishing location: River Oust, Nantes-Brest Canal
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Du Lac a Duc, Les Clos Hazel, 56800 Ploermel
Distance: 9 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme Equestre Les Korrigans, Ville Briend, 56120 Croix Hellean
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Nantes-Brest Canal


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Frances Jones

Our love affair with Brittany started 20 years or so ago after an amazing family holiday. The affair continued over the years and eventually we bought our lovely holiday home. <br/>

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? The countryside is very pretty and there is so much to see and do throughout the year.
Josselin is nearby with its many restaurants and creperies. Visit the Church of the Roncier and take a walk along the river it is very interesting and pretty and the historic houses are fascinating. The Château in Josselin is beautiful and impressive and is really worth a visit. Josselin itself is very pretty, throughout the year there are many festivals including Bastille Day on the 14th July with traditional music and dancing, fireworks. Locally there is a Pardon at the Chapelle de Pomeleuc, after which there is a Fete which includes local food and wine for a small fee and traditional entertainment.
The sandy beaches of the Golfe de Morbihan are only a 35 minute drive away.
Vannes is worth a visit, interesting, pretty, you can take a boat trip to islands.
Unique benefits of property House has many unique features, medieval fireplaces, oak beams. Tranquil, rural yet not far from Josselin with everything you would need. Beautiful walks. Lovely garden. Ideal base for visiting many interesting places. Or just chilling out in the garden.
The Nantes/Brest Canal and River Oust are very nearby just a short walk. We have bicycles available and the Canal can be ridden for many miles in either direction. Excellent course fishing in the River or Canal.

The Owner Recommends

Bastille Day 14th July 2016

Much jollification in Josselin traditional dancing, markets, fireworks really fun day out.


Magical. Follow the Merlin Trail and visit the Chateau where Excalibur has its final resting place. Fairies live here. Every year there is a different spectacle to see.

Josselin. Lac a Duc, Ploermel

Josselin Petite City of Culture, Chateau, Museum. Church of the Roncier. Many Restaurants Cafe's, Canoes for hire. Lac a duc, Ploermel, fishing, walking, boat hire, man made beach. Beaches in the Morbihan about 40 mins drive away. Vannes worth a visit many things going on during summer. Paimpont with Merlin trail. Tourist information office in Josselin a mine of information.


There are many Pardons during August and September. Pomeleuc which is our nearest church and village celebrates on the 15th August, traditional dancing and music,lovely meal and crepes all afternoon. Pardon on 8/9th September in Josselin worth a visit.


Our local Creperie which is set in an old Mill, lovely food and excellent hosts. The Chateau Hotel Restaurant offers fine dining in a beautiful setting.

So Much to See

There is so much to see it is impossible to name everything. We are always happy to help.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.2
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.8
9 / 10 Sandie and Ralph 27 August, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were charming, friendly and helpful. It is a very rural location, quiet and peaceful. Nearby Josselin is a lovely medieval market town with all amenities and lovely canal side setting where you can hire boats and bicycles.

Owner response

Thanks for the lovely review. We enjoyed welcoming you to our little haven in France, and are pleased that you enjoyed the area,
It was a fantastic learning opportunity for us as you were the first guests who asked to charge an electric vehicle, but I am pleased that we could oblige. We took on board your invaluable feedback, and future guests can now enjoy a hairdryer, hand towels and hand soap. This was something that the guests following you really appreciated - thank you again. If you are planning to visit the area again, We'd love to invite you back.

10 / 10 Jill and John 26 September, 2016

Lovely gite away from it all. Susan, Clive and David very helpful and on hand when required.. Friendly local bar. Ideal location for walking and sightseeing. Most comfortable large bed, good cooking facilities and constant hot water make this a very easy gite to stay in. Thank you!

Owner response

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Au Bientot. Best wishes, Susan, Clive and David.

9.5 / 10 Helen & Alan 12 September, 2016

We loved the rural location of this gite. Josselin not far away with every facility if needed.
Hirondelle was very clean and comfortable; the bedroom in particular very light and airy.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, but also respected our privacy. Quality bikes were available to borrow to take advantage of the close location of the cycle pathway alongside the Brest/Nantes Canal. Easy driving distance to the coast - particularly liked La Trinite sur Mer. The historic centre of Vannes well worth exploring. Fully recommend this little gem of a place.

Owner response

Thank you Both for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the Gite and your stay in this area.

10 / 10 Shaun and Kate . 23 August, 2016

What a truly lovely Gite !!!!!!!!! We can recommend the Gite so so much and its charm will hit you like the surrounding garden and fields to .
The owners are lovely and so helpful in everyway from recommending local areas to visit and local restaurants and two local little bars will the typical French charm . If there was a problem which I stress the was not , it would be no bother for them to attend to it and resolve it .As they had pointed out .
A well fitted Gite to relax and enjoy the Brittany weather . The Gite is well equipped and clean and a nice parking spot to .
We can recommend staying out in the dark at night and looking at the stars , they are so clear and like us you will see an orbiting Satellite too .
A canal and a river a very close by and a picnic is well worth taking with you and of course a little bottle of refreshment ?
The local town of Josslin has a market on a Saturday and very busy too and the guided tour of the Chateau is a must . Lots of cafes in the town to mull away an hour or two and decided if a bigger town is of interest such as Lorient , for the boys the Submarine pens of the second world war !
Theres so much more to tell but not enough room !!!!!! 10 out of 10 .

Owner response

Thank you for choosing Hirondelle for your holiday and thank you both for a brilliant review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it makes us happy for our guests to have a good experience. It was lovely to meet you both and many thanks for leaving the Cottage so clean and tidy. We hope to see you again.
Au Bientôt.

Best wishes, Susan