Holiday cottage rental nr river in Morbihan

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Saint-Nicolas des Eaux (17km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM004861 Advertiser since: 4 January 2016
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Cygnet Cottage Self Catering Friday 2 4 2 cot and z-bed for an additional child

About this property

Cosy Cottage with Shared Heated Pool in Village. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A traditional stone cottage in a lovely, floral, riverside village with a shared heated swimming pool, Free wi-fi ( bring your own laptop) .  There are two cottages available for rent side by side, either separately or together, convenient for friends or families who wish to holiday together but still have a degree of privacy. A welcome basket will be waiting for you on your arrival. Our lovely comfortable conveniently situated  character cottage with lots of beams in the centre of a picturesque riverside village is waiting to welcome you. The cottage has a large, pretty, floral, quiet, safe and secure enclosed private garden with a heated swimming pool and is 200yds from the banks of the River Blavet, it is a leisurely stroll to all amenities and activities, restaurants and bars. A car is not necessary if you wish to go out to eat. There is one double bedroom with space for a cot or z-bed ( supplied ). The other bedroom is a twin with two 3ft single beds. Close to the bedrooms is a convenient upstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin. There is a door at the bottom of the stairs leading from the living room giving some safety for small children.  The shower room with toilet and vanity unit is on the ground floor and the large living/dining room leads into the well equipped kitchen which is at the rear of the house and has a door leading to the garden. There is a large, private, fenced,  grassed garden with table, chairs, parasol, movable barbecue and  sun beds. The heated swimming pool which is shared between our two cottages is fenced off in a separate part of the garden for safety and privacy. Every day except Monday a baker comes with fresh bread and pastries and she stops close by the cottages. There is excellent year round river and lakeside angling. A  9 hole challenging golf course set in the grounds of beautiful old chateau is about 5 minutes drive from the cottage. There are great walks by the river and it is a haven for artists. There is a very pretty  play park in the village for the under 12's  and go-karting just 2 miles away in Plumeliau. We are in a wonderful central location to explore all of Brittany. An easy 35 minute drive to the lovely beaches of Port Louis. Carnac and the Gulf de Morbihan with its wonderful coastline and excellent fish restaurants are about 45 minutes away. Picturesque Lac Guerledan to the North is a 25 minute drive with water sports and small beaches.. There is plenty to see and do in this beautiful historic region of Brittany. During the summer months there are numerous festivals or Pardons in the area where a good meal and home made crepes can be enjoyed and on 14th July a festival and crafts market is held in the village climaxed in the evening by a magnificent firework display over the river. The Art In the Chapels is a popular display in many local chapels by many different artists, the chapel in the village is 20 yards away and always has an exhibition in July and August. There are  markets held locally where fresh produce can be bought. The river fishing is excellent and some of the best in France where international competitions are held. Carp, Pike and Zander are the main catch of the day in the river Blavet. There are some really good trout streams locally. Go-Karting, quad-biking, pony-trekking,  An X-treme Adventure  park for the very active are all available close by and has been very popular.  Good beaches are 35 minutes drive. away.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Downstairs is a separate kitchen with full cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. An iron and ironing board are supplied along with pegs and a washing line in the garden. The Kitchen is fully equipped for a lengthy stay.

Living rooms

There is a light and spacious lounge / dining room with large flat screen tv, dvd, free wi-fi (bring your own laptop).Games, dvd,s and many varied books, the sitting/dining room is furnished and equipped to the highest standard with two large comfortable leather settees, a dining table and chairs. A highchair is available.

Bedrooms

There is one comfortable, spacious double bedroom with a wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables with reading lights and space for a cot or z-bed ( supplied ). The other bedroom is a twin with two comfortable 3ft single beds, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside table with reading light. Close to the bedrooms is a convenient upstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.

Bathrooms

One convenient cloakroom next to both bedrooms upstairs and a shower room with vanity unit and toilet downstairs.

Heating

Wood burner for cooler evenings ( logs are charged for) and additional electric heating.

Entertainment

English satellite tv and dvd's, books and games

Garden and outside

The kitchen door leads to a large, floral, private, securely fenced, grassed garden with table, chairs, parasol, moveable bbq. and sunbeds and a two swing structure. The heated swimming pool which is shared between our two cottages is fenced off in a separate part of the garden for safety and privacy.

Parking and garages

Safe off street parking opposite the cottage

Visitor suitability

Visitors are welcome but not to exceed the maximum occupancy of the cottage if sleeping. Daytime visitors are welcome but must respect the cottage and neighbours.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Local vet in Baud we make the arrangements for guests.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bieuzy les Eaux
Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Zander, eels roach, rudd etc
Name of nearest fishing location: River Blavet

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau Rimaison
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Bieuzy
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Nicolas des Eaux

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Stephanie Norton

David, Stephanie and Heidi (pictured) 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? It is a beautiful location in the village and central to many interesting historical sites and not too far from the stunning Gulfe de Morbihan. There is boating, cycling and hiking, plenty of markets to visit.
Unique benefits of property It is full of character but has up to date facilities, with a heated swimming pool shared between two cottages. There is a large secure pretty garden with swings for the children. .

The Owner Recommends

Explore the Beautiful Coastline of The Gulf de Morbihan, Medieval towns, enchanted castles and forests. Animal and Botanical parks, Go-karting and Camor Adventure Park,

Take a boat or canoe and have a trip along the river perhaps with a rod and a picnic. If you don't do boats either walk or cycle along the river bank. Boats, kayaks and cycles (both pedal and electric) are available to hire just 100 metres from the cottages. Go Karting just 2 kms away in Plumeliau, they even having tiny karts for 3 year olds! Camor Adventure Forest suitable for older children 12 kms . A challenging 9 hole Golf Course within the grounds of a ruined chateau 3kms. Visit the coastal area of the Gulf de Morbihan an easy drive from the cottage. The beaches of the are sandy and the nearest Port Louis 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. Lac Guerledan is a large lake set in stunning countryside 25 minutes drive with water sports, restaurants, small villages to explore. 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 . Le Forges des Salles is an old iron working village situated in the beautiful rural heart of Brittany. 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

1 Review
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10 / 10 John Barker 24 July, 2017

An excellent cottage in a very picturesque village. The owners were very helpful and all the facilities were exactly as described.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for peace and tranquility along with easy access to local towns and stunning scenery.