|Bodeac Village Farmhouse||Self Catering||Saturday||4||6||3|
Relax in the tranquility of this large 4 bedroom stone farmhouse, adjacent to a second smaller cottage, set a in quiet rural setting, with a vast landscaped garden. Bodeac is only 4km from the St Laurent golf course and from the picturesque maritime inlet of the Ria d'Etel, where you can practice fishing, sailing and kayaking around the picture-postcard port of Saint Cado.
16km of sandy ocean front beaches are only a 10 minute drive away. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, buggy sailing, surfing, sailing and sea-kayaking activities can be practiced freely or with a number of local schools. A little further you can discover the rugged coast of the Quiberon peninsula from where you can embark to visit a number of islands.
There is a riding school just outside the village which can provide rides on the beach. See the Tennis Club de la Ria in nearby Erdeven (7km), which gives you access to many courts in surrounding towns.
Belz, the neighbouring town has 2 supermarkets, many charming small shops and a small market on Sundays (fresh local seafood). A fish truck visits Bodeac every Tuesday.
The door of the cottage opens into a bright kitchen-dining area with direct access to the back garden. Fully-equipped modern kitchen with gas cooker, electric oven and extractor fan. Microwave, toaster, kettle and large fridge and dishwasher. Next to the kitchen is a shower/utility room with wc.
Large living room with antique furniture and a decorative fireplace. 2 sofas, 2 armchairs, coffee-table and 40 inch flat screen tv.
On the first floor, 1 small bedroom with single bed, chest of drawers and cupboard, facing road. Facing the garden, 1 bedroom with large single bed, fitted wardrobe and en suite bathroom (shared with the master bedroom). The master bedroom has a double bed and a dresser.
On the second floor there is a large twin bedroom and the two beds can be made in to one bed if required. This room has a shower en suite with wc and handbasin.
The ground floor shower room has an Italian power shower, basin and toilet. Also doubles as utility room. The en suite bathroom on the first floor has a small bath/shower, basin cabinet and wc and wall radiator. On the top floor is a small shower room with toilet and wash basin.
Electric radiators in all the rooms.
Large flat screen tv and wireless internet connection.
Vast landscaped garden with fruit trees and ornamental well. Gravel dining area shaded by climbing vines, with large teck table, 6 chairs and a recliner. Laundry lines outside.
Parking available in front for 2 cars.
I was born in Vannes and grew up in Lorient. After travelling a while I met a charming English man while working in the US and married him. I have been living in London ever since though I never forgot my roots and travelled regularly to Brittany with my family in the holidays. I bought this house 30 years ago and it has been our holiday home for the last 30 years. It is a pleasure to share its charms with you today.
|Year property purchased||1989|
|Why this location?||Not too far from my Lorient roots, Bodeac has the luxury of being close to the sea where I grew up while retaining the rustic country feel of an authentic stone farmhouse. Heaven on earth...|
|Unique benefits of property||The homely rustic nature of stone combined with the mod cons of a modern and stylish refurbishment with a distinctly English feel, encompased in a country garden surrounded by farmland and woodland, within earshot of the rumbling atlantic!|
Eat Mussels and other seafood at Les Algues Marines with a view on the inlet of the Ria d'Etel, in the picture-postcard port of Saint Cado, in Belz.
Enjoy a drink or a seafood platter on the port in Etel, opposite the sea mouth and watch the yachts sailing in and out of the river on the sparking sea. The bar is also a brocante, filled the the owners' finds from their travels overseas with their son, Luz.
Learn to sail in a reknowned sailing hub in Etel, home to some of the world's greatest sailors. Rent windsurfing equipment or racing catamarans for a day out on the sea or sign up for a course (book early for July and August)
Visit Carnac's typical market (twice weekly)
Visit Carnac's amazing and extensive standing stones : where and when do they come from? How did they get there? Discover the mysteries of the ancient druids...
Enjoy the freshest seafood Chez Jaouen, at La Trinité sur Mer, home to one of the largest marinas in the area and a number of regattas.
There's a market every day in the summer and a number of night markets, all within a 20-minute drive... stock up on local produce!
If you stay in July, don't miss the Fête du Thon in the little port of the Magouero - just across the river from Etel : a very social event for the locals to eat grilled tuna and langoustines while listening to mariners' songs followed by the traditional 'Fest-Noz' with Breton bag pipes and line dancing and rounds.
Avoid the crowds and the westerly winds : take the ferry from Etel to the tiny port of the Magouero and the boat cemetary and continue on by bike to discover the lesser-known pristine beaches on the Lorient-side of the Pont Lorois (the old Vannes to Lorient road).