|Walnut Tree Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
TOUR DE FRANCE 2018 IS PASSING PAST OUR COTTAGE ON 12/7/2018
Walnut Tree Cottage dates back to 1771 and is set within a tranquil location just 2 kilometres from Lac de Guerledan which has several sandy beaches. The cottage is set within an acre and a half of garden, and has recently been renovated to a very high standard. The cottage has an 8m by 4m swimming pool that is heated by a heat pump and has an alarm fitted to comply to French safety regulations.
The cottage offers all you would need for a self catering holiday with a modern kitchen, lounge and dining area, along with 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 people. A large master bedroom with king size bed has an en suite, and a further 2 twin bedrooms share a modern family bathroom.
Lac de Guerledan, an 8 mile long lake with its many safe and sandy beaches is only 2km away. The lake offers many sporting activities such as water skiing, cycling, horse riding and canoeing.
The cottage has been designed to accommodate families of all ages with a private and safe garden to play in. The brand new swimming pool for 2016 is heated and offers a large patio area around the pool for your enjoyment. This cottage offers families an ideal base to explore the beautiful Brittany countryside and virtually all the tourist attractions are within an hours travelling distance.
The cottage enjoys a modern kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, and coffee-maker. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with everything you will need for a self catering holiday including plenty of plastic plates etc for youngsters.
The large open and bright lounge has two modern 3 seater sofas, coffee-table, tv with UK Freeview and dvd player. There is also a selection of dvds along with books and boardgames.
The cottage benefits from a large, bright and airy master bedroom with king size modern oak bed, bedside cabinets and triple wardrobe and leads into a large en suite with walk in shower. The other 2 bedrooms are twins with 2 single beds and wardrobes and share a bathroom with bath and shower above.All bed linen is provided except for cot linen but we can supply a travelcot and highchair if required.
A large en suite which offers a modern walk-in shower, toilet and handbasin. The family bathroom has a bath and overhead shower.
UK Freeview tv and dvd player, along with a selection of dvds, books, boardgames and childrens toys.
New for 2016 is an 8x4m in ground heated pool which which has an alarm to comply with French regulations. The pool faces south and benefits from full sun all day and has sunloungers and a sun parasol. There is also a large terrace overlooking the pool which has 6 chairs and a dining table along with a bbq. The cottage also has a courtyard garden with chairs.
The cottage has uninterrupted views over the neighboring countryside from the swimming pool and back garden. The swimming pool is open from mid May till mid September.
Private access into the grounds of the cottage with ample parking for cars, bikes and boats
Although this cottage is all on the ground floor there are a few steps separating the living area from the bedrooms .
To secure the cottage we will require a 25% deposit payable to ourselves (we will deduct the £29 you have paid Holiday France Direct). The outstanding balance is then due 8 weeks before your arrival along with a £150 security deposit. Wifi in the cottage is through a 4g dongle, we will provide a 1GB card per week, to get you started, additional top ups can be purchased from an Orange shop
All bed linen is provided along with cleaning materials for the cottage. An end of stay clean is available at a cost of £50 if you do not wish to leave the cottage as you found it. Please bring all your own towels along with any baby bedlinen. We will provide cot and highchair free of charge.
Please note from Saturday 21/7/2018 through till 1/9/2018 all bookings are for a minimum of two weeks.
The cottage is available from 4pm on your day of arrival and you must depart by 10 am on the morning of your departure.
David and I moved to Brittany 16 years ago and we have two sons who are now 20 and 12, wehave been renting out holiday cottages for 14 years.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||All our cottages are within an easy drive to the beautiful Lac De Guerledan.|
|Unique benefits of property||All our cottages are family friendly and accommodate children of all ages !|
Lac de Guerledan is an 8 mile long lake that offers a variety of watersports such as water skiing, canoeing, pedaloes. Also lots of signed walks, mountain biking routes along with 3 large sandy beaches with safely identified swimming areas.
Fantastic property and surpassed all expectations on arrival. Very clean and tidy and had all of the facilities and contents that were required. we were with friend but would be equally good for families.
The pool is superb as is the seating outside and the BBQ. Not overlooked at all and the countryside views are brilliant. We visited in September and the weather was not very good but in the sun the cottage would be even better.
I have only marked the local amenities down slightly as the nearby lake was not looking its best in September and other facilities were a little drive away. Though having said that the roads are clear and easy and no journey was difficult.
The advert description was very accurate though as I said on arrival our impressions were better than anticipated!
Thank you for your review. Due to the drought we are currently experiencing the water level in the lake is approximately two to three metres down than usual thus making it a little barron around the edges, no control over that !!
France is a large country and a little more spread out than the UK but the mast majority of Brittany is within an hour or so's drive on uncrowded roads. Local supermarket, banks, bakeries and a Michelin star restaurant are all within ten minutes drive away in the local market town of Mur de Bretagne although the historic market town of Pontivy with its Chateaux, five supermarkets, canal, and shopping is less than twenty minutes away. For rural France, this is actually very good
If you are after a bit of peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings then then this place would be a brilliant choice. The cottage itself is very pretty and well equipped, to a high standard. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms modern; the kitchen is nicely laid out with plenty of cutlery/ crockery etc.
Outside is the real selling point though. Set in farmland, the view from the main seating areas is fantastic. We enjoyed many hours just sitting out there watching the buzzards and the donkeys and just loving the fact that all you can hear are the sounds of nature and the occasional tractor. Could see plenty of stars and hear the occasional owl after dark too. The pool was lovely too, just a nice size and not too cold! our 12 year old spent hours playing in it!
The trade off for the tranquil and picturesque setting is that you do have a little bit of a drive to get to places but the country roads and surrounding areas are so pretty that this didn't bother us at all. We found the best nearby supermarket to be the Super U on the outskirts of Pontivy, about 25 minutes away. Also, Lake Guerledan is very near, only a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk. There are also some really good walking trails around the lake, with some lovely views.
We had a fantastic two weeks at this cottage and would definitely recommend it for anyone after a quiet, relaxing holiday
Thank you for your kind words, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Walnut Tree Cottage.
France is a huge country therefore a little drive is required to get to see some of the beautiful sites that Brittany has to offer.
We note your comments regarding the drive to the best supermarket however in Mur De Breatgne which is only 10 mins drive away there is an Intermarche Supermarket, several restaurants including a Michelin star restaurant.
We always aim to heat the swimming pool to keep it at a constant 27/28 degrees so it's ideal for swimmers of all ages.
We hoe to see you again in the future.
Vanessa and David