Cottage to let with private pool in 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 leafy lane as you approach this stunning authentic 17c cottage with all modern day facilities. Cottage is completely exclusive to you, nestled in it's own 21/2 acre secluded private garden where children can happily play all day. Enjoy the heated pool, sun terrace, barbecue and plenty of loungers.

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

A well equipped modern kitchen opens into a dining area and 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 in the cottage).

A downstairs wc with wash basin also leads off the dining room.

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

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



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, cafetiere, food blender, electric whisk etc.) A plentiful supply of crockery and tableware make catering a pleasure, with no shortage of cutlery and glassware to compliment.

The open plan dining area has a large oak 'country kitchen' table and 6 dining chairs.

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

The utility room has all the necessary facilities etc. Complimentary Laundry items are supplied.

Living rooms

The beautiful lounge is super large with a vaulted ceiling with many windows that gives a light and airy space.

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

You can take comfort in the fact that there is access to Wi-Fi, entertainment consisting of a large 55" TV (English channels only), dvd player (with Wii Games), broadband wi-fi internet connection, music system, books and a selection of indoor board games when down time is needed. Plus, at the far end of the room there is a pool table for your enjoyment.


The master double bedroom has a king size bed/luxurious Tempur mattress (not topper), bedside cabinet with lamps and chest of drawers. En suite facilities with shower and wash hand basin (a separate wc and wash hand basin 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 be become a double if required. Bedside cabinet with lamps & chest of drawers. Built in wardrobes are located on the landing. Infant bed guard and cot with accessories are available if required.

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. This room has a double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps, wardrobe.


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 wash hand basin and wc, airier and heated towel rail.

There are a further two separate wc and wash hand basins - ground floor and 1st floor.

Each guest will have a full set of soft towels comprising of bath sheet, hand towel, face cloth and comfortable bath robes. In addition pool towels are supplied.

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


The cottage has two wood burning stoves (in the kitchen/dining room and in the lounge). First basket of wood is free, thereafter 10 euros per basket.

Electric heaters are available but not normally needed.


Two large flat screen tv's (English channels)
Dvd player
MP3 player and radio
Cd player and music library
Wii games
Books - fiction/non-fiction
Chess Set - arranged on individual table
Jigsaw puzzles
Selection of toys
Indoor pool table
Giant Hopscotch
12ft Football goal & footballs
Table Tennis
Football Table

Garden and outside

The cottage stands within 2 1/2 acres of private grounds. There are large lawn areas for the children to play safely (with a gate securing the property access). Heated pool with solar heated garden shower.

Plenty of children's outdoor games are available: badminton, boules, darts, 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 and loungers to relax in & soak up the peace and quiet in a rural setting with wonderful views of the countryside. There is also a lovely gas bbq with tools and (full gas bottle provided for your convenience).

When ready, you can pick fresh strawberries, raspberry, blackberries, blueberries, red currents, spearmint, chives and basil.

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, etc . it is all within reach. Places to visit for a fun day out are endless.

We are in an ideal location for easy 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

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


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

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
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

10 / 10 C Parcell 6 August, 2018

We have just come back from a fabulous stay in this wonderful property. Coët Coët Niel is a beautiful property in a lovely location. Marina and Andrew have really thought of everything, from the extensive welcome pack to the children’s toys - also the ittle chocolate on their bed was a lovely touch! The pool is amazing, thank you to Andrew for setting it up each morning! There lots to see and do in Brittany and the cottage is perfectly located. We enjoyed going to the beautiful coast of Carnac, with its calm clean waters it is perfect for the children. Thank you once again to Marina and Andrew

Owner response

Carol, Tim and the girls. What an absolute pleasure it has been to have you at our cottage. We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time. It's important to us that our facilities offer you everything you expect and then some. Indeed, the beaches here are delightful and the weather couldn't have been more perfect for you. Happy memories for everyone. Thank you for choosing your holiday with us. Marina & Andrew