Gite for holiday let in Quistinic, Brittany - BM005103

Quistinic (19km from Hennebont), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005103 Advertiser since: 21 April 2011
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Fuchsia Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Family Friendly Tranquil Hamlet with Views and Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

As featured in French Entrée and Living France magazines, Fuchsia Cottage is a delightful 16th century self catering holiday cottage in Brittany - perfect for couples and families up to 6 people and can be extended to 7 for a further young child. Fuchsia Cottage has the advantage of a downstairs bedroom with en suite avoiding the necessity to climb any stairs. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom facilities.

This timeless cottage has its own large private south facing garden and bbq leading onto substantial breathtaking gardens with heated swimming pools (open 1 May to 30 Sep) and plenty of facilities for children of all ages. The views from the gardens over the stunning Breton countryside will take your breath away.

Spoil yourself if you so wish with superb catered meals provided direct to your cottage.

We provide, FREE, for all our guests of Gites in Southern Brittany:

- enjoy a cycle for the morning croissant or a tour of the countryside using our bicycle equipment (16 bicycles, 2 baby seats, 1 bike rack)

- golfers can use any of our 3 sets of golf clubs on the local courses

- fancy a game of tennis at the excellent local courts (there is no charge to play)- we have 4 tennis rackets

- unlimited wi-fi to keep in touch

- and baby equipment from cots, highchairs, pushchairs to baby baths etc to take the stress out of travelling

There are 4 acres of attractive communal gardens with two 6 meter heated pools, terrace, a pine forest and incredible views of the forested valley with walking routes directly into the countryside. The expansive grounds include a children's’ playhouse, climbing frame with badminton, table tennis, mini football net in the summer months! The pools enjoy full sun morning to late evening and are securely fenced and locked for your peace of mind.

Nestled in the beautiful countryside within easy reach (about 30 to 45 minutes) of the many wonderful sandy beaches of Southern Brittany or inland lakes and waterways, the hamlet of Le Crann is an easy 1 km walk or bicycle ride (on one of our bikes) to the small village of St Yves Bubry, with its traditional French bar and grocery shop. And if you fancy time out from cooking, there are many child-friendly restaurants nearby. The delightful river beach at Minezan with rustic bar nestled beside the lock and the popular animated museum of 16th century Poul Fetan are both a 10 minute drive away. For shopping and restaurants there is the charming village of Bubry (10 min), the market town of Baud (20 minutes away), medieval Hennebont with its beautiful floral displays, amazing Thursday market and medieval festival (20 min). There is so much to see or do it is difficult to know where to start (or finish?): whether it be beaches, water sports or other activities, to see the megalithes at the world heritage site at Carnac or the historic towns of Vannes, Josselin, Pontivy, Hennebont, Pontivy, Auray, Port Louis & Lorient to name but a few. See our website for our Hidden Gems too - those delightful places you just don't normally find without local knowledge.

This really is our difference: most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday in this culturally rich area. So that you get the best from your holiday we have compiled a unique information pack covering everything ( well, we hope it's everything - we have been running our business here for over 9 years but are always excited when we find something new!). Our guests have nick-named it the "Bible" which goes everywhere! In addition, we provide an events listing on arrival covering all the local events, markets and brocantes (second hand markets). We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are also on hand for any additional help that you may require, if you so wish. Please see our own website for more information.

The main grounds and laundry room are shared with one other cottage Wisteria Cottage, which sleeps up to 10 people. A very popular option is to rent both cottages together for large groups up to 16 people.

You can check out more details on our other advert BM003538 Wisteria Cottage



Kitchen and dining

The newly refurbished modern kitchen in Fuchsia Cottage is fully equipped with dishwasher, gas stove and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee-machine, hand-held blender, kettle and toaster.

Raclette-grills can be provided for some easy French style entertaining - just ask for more info.

There is a separate laundry room with washine machine; irons, ironing boards and airers.

On request: highchairs, bottle sterilizers

Living rooms

The cottage has an open-plan dining and lounge area around the traditional woodburner - perfect for romantic evenings and family and friend gatherings! TV, DVD player and Sky box (for British Free to View channels and French terrestrial channels only) with library of DVDs for adults and children. Books. Games. Childrens toys. FREE WiFi.


Fucshia Cottage has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 in total (can be extended to 7 if a young child)

Bedroom 1: 1 double bed with ensite shower and toilet (downstairs)

Bedroom 2: 1 doube bed and 1 single bed

Bedroom 3: 1 king size bed

On request: Cots, Baby monitor


Facility 1: Large family shower room with toilet (downstairs)

Facility 2: Ensuite shower and toilet (downstairs)

On request: potties, changing mats, step stools, toilet trainer seats


No air-conditioning necessary - in winter and those occassional days in early spring and late autumn the woodburning stove keeps each cottage perfectly warm and cosy and in summer, the lovely thick walls keep the cottage perfectly cool if the sun gets too hot.


vV, dvd player and Sky box (for British Free to View channels and French tv) with library of dvds for adults and children. Books. Games. Childrens toys. Free, unlimited and high speed wi-fi.

Garden and outside

In the large private garden there is a bbq, tables, chairs and benches with parasols. The amazing landscaped garden with stunning views has direct access to the walking/cycling paths into the forested countryside. These gardens have a securely fenced pool area (heated pools) and deckchairs and parasols (open from 1 May to 30 Sept), table tennis, swing/slide area, Bleuet - the childrens playhouse, badminton and football nets. Also FREE use of 16 bicycles (2 child seats and 1 bike rack for 3 bicycles), 3 golf sets and 4 tennis rackets for use at the local tennis courts (which are free to use)..

Parking and garages

Ample parking for 3 cars behind the cottage and separate overflow parking area at the top.

Visitor suitability

Family friendly

Suitable for the elderly (but not disabled)

No pets allowed - sorry we love animals but are allergic!

No smoking indoors.

No hen/stag parties.

Information about any additional facilities

Shared laundry room with washing machine, iron, ironing board. Also has games and toys for the garden and pools.

Towels can be provided for an additional charge of EUR8 per bale (hand, bath and towel for beach or pool).

A final cleaning service can be provided for a charge of EUR50.

Grocery-pick up service

Delicious catered meals from a local chef

Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we can be flexible in April, May and September. Please contact us for more information.

Non-refundable Deposit of 25% to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival together with Security Deposit of EUR250. Security Deposit refundable subject to no damages.

Taxe de Sejour (Holiday tax) in addition: 1€ per adult per night (2019)


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Everywhere - each week we provide a listing of all the brocantes for that week
Distance: 2 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Sebrevet River
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimaison Golf
Distance: 23 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: L'Ecurie d'Ô, Le Portz, 56240 Inguiniel
Distance: 6 km

Mountain biking



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR341


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue Anderson

In 2008, we moved to France from England for a gentler way of life and to give our daughter the advantages of becoming bi-lingual and exposure to a different culture. It was difficult with one of us having grown up in Cape Town to find something comparable but when we found Le Crann in Brittany we immediately felt at home. Now fully settled here in such a beautiful location, we can't imagine living anywhere else.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? A key criteria for our purchase was that any property had to be a 'home from home' for our guests. The stunning 16th century properties give a real taste of a bygone age with all modern conveniences. Le Crann offered everything: A warm temperate climate with sunshine hours comparable to Southern France. Brittany has its own distinct culture and language with extremely welcoming people. Close to many sandy beaches and the glorious countryside of the Blavet Valley. Activities for young and old including golf, cycling, canoeing, sailing and walking. Delightful places of historical interest with many cultural events year long. Proximity to UK and Europe with many access points by car, ferry or plane. Private south facing gardens and extensive communal gardens with heated pools.
Unique benefits of property With the large extensive gardens of 4 acres stretching into the beautiful countryside and situated at the end of a quiet country lane with no through traffic, our guests have commented on how safe and peaceful the gardens and surrounding environs are for children of all ages - the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday and a lot of time can sometime be spent trying to familiarise yourself with your environment. We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are on hand, if you so wish, to ensure you maximise your holiday and don't miss out on any holiday experience. For those nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists there are walking paths leading directly from the property to many points of interest in the region.

The Owner Recommends

Magical Brittany!

Le Crann self-catering cottages are the perfect family accommodation from which to explore the delights of Southern Brittany, including many beautiful sandy Southern beaches which are about 30 minutes away. Within an hours drive there is a huge choice of activities, whether this be beautiful historic towns, fascinating places to visit, a multitude of activities or the opportunity to experience one of many rich cultural events that is an integral part of Breton life. Or simply relax and enjoy the amazing child friendly facilities including pools of Le Crann and the Breton countryside.

The tranquil hamlet of Le Crann is situated in the commune of Quistinic, in the heart of the Blavet Valley - an area of outstanding natural beauty where time stands still, people are to be enjoyed and life is to be savoured. Situated at the end of a no through road, Le Crann provides a natural haven to enjoy peace and quiet with the comfort that your children are safe to explore.

Discover the old bread oven that served the hamlet, take a walk down to the ancient spring where only 50 years ago the inhabitants of Le Crann had to fetch their water or take a walk to the popular 16th century village of Poul Fetan, a “living village”; immaculately reconstructed to show life at that time. Le Crann means "crown" of a hill providing the perfect location for stunning views of rolling forested countryside.

Our website provides tons of local information and insider tips to get the best from your holiday.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 ColinUK 18 October, 2018

This was the most relaxing Holiday we have had in years.Everything provided was perfect.A wonderful touch of gifts for our arrival and even recipe cards and ingredients for crepes.
Every care is taken by the hosts to make sure you have a great time.
Would recommend and certainly return.

Owner response

HI Colin & Lorraine. Many thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to having you back. Kind regards, Sue & Steve

10 / 10 Kevin & Liz 27 May, 2018

This cottage is the perfect place for a family holiday, clean and tidy and set in a beautiful location.
Every facility you need to keep the whole family happy is provided.
The roads in Brittany are in great condition and getting about is very easy.
If you are interested in the Second World War the submarine base in Lorient is a must.
Sue and Steve are great hosts making you feel very much at home.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this to our friends and family.
Thank you Sue and Steve.

Owner response

Thank you Kevin and Liz for your kind review. Knowing this was your first holiday in France, it was a pleasure to be your hosts and show you a little of what Brittany has to offer. lt would be great to see you and the family back some time.

10 / 10 Mrs Brasington 6 December, 2016

Fabulous location and lovely owners!
The location of Fuchsia Cottage is sublime - for us anyway, It is a rural location, very quiet - no road noise, no aeroplane noise, no people noise and a peaceful village/hamlet. Easily accessible to main road links to visit quaint, local towns and plenty of country walking is available.

The cottage was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed.

The owners, Sue and Steve, maintain just the right balance of "being there" if you need help or advice but not constantly checking up on you.

We will be back!

Owner response

Thank you, we are glad you had a lovely holiday and it was a pleasure to have you. We look forward to catching up soon.