Holiday cottage, with pool & wi-fi, Brittany - BM005133

Guern (3km from Saint-Nicolas des Eaux), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005133 Advertiser since: 23 December 2016
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Coet Coet Niel Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 1 cot available

About this property

17th C Gite, Large Garden, Private Heated Pool+Wi-fi. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Drive up the tree lined lane as you approach this stunning 17thC thatched cottage with all 'home from home' modern day facilities. This cottage is completely exclusive to you, nestled in 2 1/2 acres of secluded private garden where children can happily play safely all day. Relax by the heated pool with many sun loungers, sun terrace, barbecue & even a hammock. Restaurants & crêperies are close by if you fancy trying French cuisine.

A fresh, substantial Welcome Hamper will be prepared for you to settle in and unwind. The owner's will greet you on arrival, whilst we do not live on site, we are close by to be of assistance if required.
The extensive grounds are maintained to a high standard for you to soak up the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity in a well appointed area of central Brittany.

A well equipped modern kitchen offers a light and airy dining area plus the benefit of a second comfy living area with tv and granite fireplace. A door in the living area leads through to a separate annex/utility room with access via a spiral staircase to a double bedroom (1 of 3 double bedrooms).

A downstairs wc & washbasin leads off the dining room towards the lounge.

The main lounge is particularly large - 40ft! Delightful space for all the family to enjoy and relax in together. This stunning room has a gorgeous high vaulted ceiling featuring lovely beams created the air of a manor house 'great hall' with a granite fireplace and wood burning stove, a large flat screen tv and many comfy sofas. The pool table is set and ready for a game when you feel like it.

Open stairs lead up to a mezzanine area where comfortable seating and a chess table and set are available to play.
Two double bedrooms (master bedroom with en-suite facilities) lead off the mezzanine. There is a separate wc and wash basin, in addition to a family bathroom. The second bedroom is presented as a twin with 2 single beds. A cot, mattress with accessories are all available upon request.



Kitchen and dining

The modern kitchen is well equipped with a host of appliances (e.g. electric double oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, American style fridge-freezer with refreshing chilled filtered water and ice, toaster, kettle, food blender, electric whisk etc.) and tableware make catering a pleasure, with no shortage of cutlery and glassware to compliment.
The light and airy open plan dining area has a large oak 'country kitchen' table and 6 dining chairs.

A spacious living area with a comfy sofa, club chairs & a 40" flat screen tv, MP3 player, and wood stove gives a second living space.

The utility room has all the necessary facilities you would require. Complimentary laundry items are supplied.

Living rooms

The beautiful lounge is super large with a vaulted ceiling, beams and many windows for plenty of natural light.

A choice of large comfy sofas provide ample space for all the family to relax together. Indulge in contemporary and country style furniture that tastefully completes the look of this spacious room.

Free wi-fi connection is available, entertainment consisting of a large 55" tv (English channels only), dvd player, books, and selection of indoor board games. At the far end of the room you can enjoy the pool table set & ready.


The master double bedroom has a king size bed with a luxurious Tempur mattress (not topper), bedside cabinet, lamps & chest of drawers. En suite facilities with shower & wash hand basin, towel airer, (a separate wc and washbasin leading off the landing next to the bedroom). Built in wardrobes are located on the landing.

The second double bedroom is presented as a twin room with 2 single beds, can become a double by request. Bedside cabinets with lamps & chest of drawers. Built in wardrobes are located on the landing.

Infant bed guard, stair gate, cot with accessories are available upon request with no extra cost.

In the annexe part of the cottage (leads off from the kitchen dining room) there are spiral stairs leading up to a 3rd double bedroom. This bedroom is not suitable for young children, ideal for a teenager and above. This room has a double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging space & music centre.


In addition to the master en suite facilities there is a family bathroom located next to the second bedroom. This has a bath (with shower over) and a 'his & hers' double washbasin & wc, airer and heated towel rail.

There are a further two separate wc and washbasins - ground floor and 1st floor.

Each guest will receive a full set of soft (tumble dried) towels comprising of bath sheet, hand towel, face towel and comfortable bath robes. In addition pool towels are supplied.

A complimentary midweek change of towels & bedding will be available for two week reservations.


The cottage has 2 woodburning stoves in the kitchen and in the lounge. First basket of wood is free, thereafter 10 euros per basket.


Two large flat screen tv's
Dvd player
MP3 player & radio
Cd player & small music library
Wii games
Books - fiction/non fiction
Chess set
Jigsaw puzzles
Selection of toys
Indoor Pool Table
Swing Ball
Dart board
Chalk board
Giant Hopscotch
12ft Football goal & footballs
Table Tennis
Football Table
Badminton / Volleyball
2 sets of Golf Clubs & trolley (not professional but fun for a 9 hole course)
Infant bikes

Garden and outside

The large lawn areas are ideal for children to play safely (gate securing the property access). Heated pool with solar heated garden shower.

Plenty of children's outdoor games are available: badminton, boules, swings, slide, table football, table tennis, 12ft Goal post & footballs, etc.

There is also an open barn area where the children can play in inclement weather (also a great area for teenagers to escape and 'hang out').

Plenty of garden furniture & sun loungers to relax in & soak up the peace and quiet in a rural setting with wonderful views of the countryside. And don't forget you have a gas bbq & tools (full gas bottle supplied) to enjoy outside meals.

In season - pick fresh strawberries, raspberry, blackberries, blueberries, plus a selection of fresh herbs.

Parking and garages

Ample space in the secure courtyard for off road parking at the property.

Visitor suitability

The cottage and grounds are suitable for all ages. Great space for all the family to enjoy and unwind. This cottage is situated in central Morbihan so if you fancy a day at the beach, or visit to the Zoo, a bike ride, or a water activity at Lac de Guerlédan, St Nicholas des Eaux, etc . it is all within easy reach. Places to visit for a fun day out are endless.

We are in an ideal location for access to so many nearby historic & medieval towns ie, Pontivy, Auray, Josselin, Bon Repo, Vannes, Carnac, Lorient etc.

Poul Fetan is a beautifully restored 15th century thatched working village museum and open to the public.

Morbihan coastline offers stunning beaches - white sands to rock pools, water activities to site seeing, something for everyone for a great day out.

And when you have had a day exploring its lovely to come back to a barbecue and glass of wine and relax watching the sun going down. And tomorrow ......

Information about any additional facilities

If you enjoy a game of chess...
Located on the mezzanine floor is a comfortable seating area with a table specifically for playing chess.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Groupe Vétérinaire Des Deux Vallées 18 Place Bisson, 56160 GUÉMENÉ SUR SCORFF Tel: 02 97 08 07 73


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Rivalain
Distance: 13 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Salmon, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Sarre and Blavet
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimaison, 56310 Bieuzy
Distance: 11 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre lecurie des Ajoncs, Malguenec
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Guern - GR341 (Rando Guern 3)


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Marina Doxford

Our French holiday home became our permanent residence in 2010, when we decided to move to France to savour countryside living .......and we have not looked back since! <br/><br/>Our cottage has been lovingly prepared with many new features for guests to rent and enjoy as holiday accommodation, for the 2017 season and beyond. Our aim is to ensure you have the very best holiday possible.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? The tranquil retreat set in a rural location makes it a superb getaway from hectic everyday life to pamper yourself and have quality time with family and friends.

Only 45 minutes to the coast, sandy beaches & historic sites - so much to explore......
Unique benefits of property Private gated property with secure fenced large garden. Oodles of space for children to run around and play safely.
Heated pool exclusive to you, maintained by the owner.
Undercover play area for the children and teenagers to hang out.
Large area of woodland to explore and walk.
Tranquil and picturesque location with wonderful views over fields & woodland.
Gorgeous granite stone, thatched cottage, a whopping 230m2 of living space.
Huge comfortable lounge area with feature stone fireplace and pool table for after dinner entertainment.

The Owner Recommends

Saint Nicholas des Eaux

A very scenic and popular village known for the water sports it has to offer, ideal for the children. There is canoeing, kayaking, electric boats for hire and fishing on the slow running river. If you like bike riding then bikes and electric bikes are for hire too to explore along the winding river Blavet around the village. What better than to take a stroll on a sunny afternoon and visit the local Bretagne creperie. They are delicious.

Tropical Park at St Jacut-Les-Pins

Explore and see so many animals and exoctic plants in a park of 8 acres.
The amazing Aquariums allow you to see Sharks, the Caribbean Sea, the Great Barrier Reef. The tropical pavilion will help you discover the worlds most beautiful underwater scenery and different aspects of the seas in Brittany.

Prehistoric park of Bretagne, Malansac

Brittany's Prehistorical Park is set in over twenty acres of wild, wooded setting, dotted with five spectacular lakes, plus ancient wells and slate quarries. See 30 life size scenes of people and animals. See dinosaurs in their geologica period-dimetrodon, stegasaurus, tyranosaurus. Evolution unfolded with Homo erectus, Brittany's first inhabitant some (500000 years BC), to the people who erected the menhirs or standing stones around 2000 years BC. Open every day, so have a really good day out with the family and let the imagination have some fun.

Coastal beaches

Morbihan has so much beauty and none other than the coastline, only 40 minutes from here, Carnac, a very friendly clean beach, well worth a day out. But there are so many other lovely sandy beaches like Lamor Plage, Guidel Plage, Quiberon and many many more.

Pontivy (11km)

Pontivy has another beautiful Rohan period chateau together with a more modern quarter called Napoleonville. The latter was built by Napoleon as a garrison town and being central to Brittany, a canal was built through Pontivy to link the cities Nantes and Brest

In addition, a good town to visit to enjoy a little retail therapy!

Josselin (48km)

The medieval town of Josselin was once the seat of the powerful Breton Rohan family who built one of their many chateaux here by the river - stunning views of the chateau can be seen from the river level as you enter the town from the west

Village de L'An Mil (Melrand - 8km)

Medieval working museum of a 1st Millennium village, including a traditional farming community with rural livestock breeds

Poul Fetan (Quistinic - 23km)

Working Museum - renovated village of thatched cottages, with period shops and trades, demonstrations, children's play area

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Griffandcharmaine 16 July, 2019

What a fabulous stay it was just what we needed after a very busy 2 months of wedding planning. When we first arrived we couldn’t believe how beautiful the cottage and surroundings were they were stunning when we got inside it was even better they have literally thought of everything that you would ever need. Our little girl Evelyn absolutely loved the pool and it was kept immaculate every morning without fail. They also had child proofed the stairs to the pool so we had no worry with the little one climbing in. Another thing I want to highlight is the welcome hamper it’s such an extra touch and was much appreciated everything was of a high quality standard amazing !!! There is so much I could say about this beautiful cottage but I would be here forever all I will say is if your debating on it definitely choose it you won’t be disappointed we have had a lovely honeymoon/familymoon and we will definitely be back some time next year. Thank you very much for being such great hosts.
Many thanks
Griff,Charmaine,Evelyn aged 2

Owner response

Congratulations !!! We are thrilled that you chose to have your holiday with us to celebrate your marriage. And the sunshine was in abundance - just what you want. Many thanks for your fantastic review, we could not have asked for more. We wish you all the very best, enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to next time.... Take care Marina & Andrew

10 / 10 Claireyc 27 September, 2018

We stayed here in August and cannot find fault with anything. The owners have thought of everything you could need and more. The house itself was spotlessly clean, beautiful bedding/towels, fridge full of yummy goodies etc. The owners live nearby but are not intrusive and were on hand if we needed. The best thing for us, including our 9 year old, was the peace and tranquillity of the place, normally it takes a couple of days to relax to get into your holiday, but within 24 hours of staying here, our busy work lives were forgotten and we just enjoyed the garden/pool, table tennis/badminton/table football/bbq and the fabulous views. Would highly recommend this property.

Owner response

We are so glad you had such a peaceful family holiday, such an important time together to relax and enjoy. Thank you for your kind words, we would very much love to see you again.

10 / 10 Sue&Tony 19 September, 2018

We had a super stay and Marina and Andrew were great, looked after us brilliantly. The peace and quiet was lovely and the garden fabulous. Highly recommend

10 / 10 Duncan Brown 28 August, 2018

We are just back from a most enjoyable and relaxing week at the wonderful Coet Coet Niel - thank you Marina and Andrew.

The beautiful house itself is amazing - it achieves something unique it giving the feeling of space while also being cosy. It is traditional but with just the right amount of modern touches. The house is of the highest standard and incredibly well equipped - better than our home! The pool and huge garden, with so many games provided, were a delight. We spent most of the holiday in the pool, which Andrew kindly prepared and cleaned every morning.

Marina and Andrew are very welcoming, caring but discreet hosts. We felt very relaxed the whole week. We didn't venture out too much, Pontivy is a lovely town with all the amenities you could need. We would thoroughly recommend Coet Coet Niel to families, our kids are 7 and 4 and were sad to leave.

We will come back for sure!

Owner response

We are so glad you all enjoyed the pool and the everything we aim to provide. It is important to us that you can relax and have quality family time together in a harmonious and peaceful location. You are such a delightful family and to know that the children had so much fun makes it all worthwhile. We look forward to seeing your return in the future. Thank you once again for choosing your holiday with us. Marina & Lorraine