Apartment in Josselin for holidays - BM005398

1km from Josselin, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005398 Advertiser since: 10 April 2003
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Les Pieds dans L'Eau Self Catering Saturday 2 5 1 "clic-clac" bed in living room

About this property

At the edge of the Nantes-Brest canal in Josselin. This apartment is in a town setting.

A unique opportunity to stay in a stunning location at the edge of the Nantes-Brest Canal with panoramic views of the medieval Chateau.
“Les pieds dans l’eau” (literal meaning “feet in the water”!) is a holiday home in the picturesque chateau town of Josselin, a French “petite cite de caractere”. An ideal base for walking, cycling or kayaking, the house is a few minutes stroll from the town centre. Josselin is a lively mix of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The magnificent chateau, still inhabited by the Rohan family, has guided tours in both French and English.

Every Saturday is market day in Josselin. Local fresh produce including, cheese, vegetables, shellfish and cold meats are on sale.

The accommodation, sleeping 5-7, is on one level making it suitable for guests with impaired mobility. It is alongside the owners’ own home. It has been renovated to provide light and space. The 50 square metres of "floor to ceiling" windows maximising the amazing views of the chateau and canal! The main living area, 40 square metres, consists of a modern corner kitchen (large gas oven and hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher), a comfortable sitting area with views over the canal and a large dining table seating up to 10 people.

There are 2 bedrooms. A double room and one with 3 single beds. There is also a “clic-clac” bed in the living area to provide more sleeping space if required.

There is a shower room and separate toilet.
In the utility room is a washing machine and tumble dryer. Bikes are provided and also a kayak.
Wi-fI is available throughout the property and there is a tv (some UK channels) and a dvd player.
Outside is a paved garden with flower borders and secure parking for 2 cars. A bbq and outdoor furniture are provided.
Dogs are generally welcome. Please enquire at time of booking! Please refer to terms and conditions for pet fees and rules. We can organise an appointment for the required veterinary treatment prior to your travel back to the UK.
We can offer a 20% discount on Brittany Ferries. This applies to each standard car and passenger.
Linen and towels are provided. A cleaning charge of £40 is applied to each booking.
Changeover day is Saturday during High Season but flexible out of season. Minimum stay is 3 nights apart from High Season when it is 7 nights.



Kitchen and dining

Modern corner kitchen in the large main living space. Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, cafetiere, toaster. Good size gas oven.
Dining table, seats 10. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils.

Living rooms

Comfortable seating for 7.


1 double bedroom
1 bedroom with 3 single beds
("clic-clac" bed available in main living area)


Shower cubicle.
Wash basin


Electric radiators


TV, some UK channels.
DVD player
Fitness equipment is available.

Garden and outside

Terraced area outside with BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Bicycles available.
Also Kyak. The property has immediate access on to the Nantes-Brest canal.

Parking and garages

Parking for two cars

Visitor suitability

The property is all on one level. This makes it suitable for guests with impaired mobility as there are no stairs to climb. there is a small step up into the shower. For potential guests who use a wheelchair please enquire and we will advise on suitability of property in more detail.
Dogs are most welcome!
Suitable for children and families or couples.

Information about any additional facilities

A washing machine and tumble dryer is available for guest use.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Dr Gaudin Herve Groupe Veterinaire du Porhoet 56120 Josselin 02 97 22 31 32


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Saturday morning market, all year round. Also Brocante 4k from property
Distance: 1 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, roach, tench
Name of nearest fishing location: , Nantes-Brest canal
Distance: 0.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Ploermel
Distance: 12 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Josselin


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue O'Grady

Claude and Karin own a local restaurant, Le Guethenoc, in Josselin. The apartment Les Pieds dans L'Eau is attached to their own house just 0.5 km from the restaurant.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? The stunning combination of views of the chateau and the Nantes-Brest canal.
Unique benefits of property The property has a magnificent view of both the chateau and the canal. It is a haven of tranquility for a totally relaxing holiday but also close to the town centre which comes alive in the summer months.

The Owner Recommends

Domaine de Kerguehennec

A 20 minute drive from the accommodation takes you to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec. Here you will find an unusual sculpture park and chateau in magnificent grounds. There is a large lake and lots of woodland. Dogs are welcome! There is a small café in the park but opening times can be limited! In the chateau there are often art exhibitions.


The walled city of Vannes is about a 50 minute drive from Josselin. The harbourside restaurants in Vannes are always busy in the summer months. The local seafood, oysters and mussels being particularly popular.

La Gacilly

Nearby is the charming town of La Gacilly. During the summer months an outdoor photographic exhibition is held. Boat trips on the canal are available. The Yves Rocher factory, shop and Spa are situated here. Also a vegetarian restaurant - very unusual in France!


Rochefort-en-Terre, about 45 minutes away, was voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, plentiful restaurants and shops, it is a must on your holiday agenda!

Musee de la Resistance

The fascinating 'Musée de la Resistance is at St Marcel. It chronicles the vital role played by the people of Brittany at the time of the German Occupation during the second World War.
Close to St Marcel is the delightful market and canalside town of Malestroit.

Pont Scorff Zoo

The zoo at Pont Scorff is ideal for younger members of the family (about 1 hour away)

Prehistoric Park

The Prehistoric Park at Malansac, about 45 minutes away, is another great day out for the youngsters. There are 30 scenes of reconstruction of the dinosaur age. The park is based on models and information from the Natural History Museum in Paris.


Nearby (1 hour drive) is the stunning medieval city of Rennes, capital of Brittany. There are numerous outdoor cafés and restaurants in the picturesque square plus shops so perfect if you want some retail therapy!

Lac au Duc, Ploermel

About 15 minutes drive from Josselin is the Lac au Duc. Here there is a small beach and watersport. At the edge of the lake are several cafes and restaurants.

Le Bois d'Amour, Josselin

A 10 minute walk from Les Pieds dans L'Eau is the peaceful haven "Le Bois d'Amour", (Lovers Wood). Here you will literally find a "park in a town". It has been created to promote nature and the environment. There is an open air theatre where music events are held during the summer months. access it. It has been very well landscaped and contains wooded sections and a stream flowing throughout. Displays are provided which explain the wildlife of the area in pictures and sounds. There are plenty of benches provided throughout the park as well as picnic tables and even a boules court. Also a small childrens' play area. An amphitheatre stages open air films and concerts during the summer, and look out for the water powered clock.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 GJAtkinson@sky.com 17 July, 2018

Comfortable, spacious and clean accommodation in a peaceful and picuresque setting. Set on the banks of a canal with walking and cycling on a well maintained towpath all from your front door. A couple of minutes walk away is the boulangerie with fresh bread baked daily. The owners of the property werre friendly and helpful and on hand to give advice whilst respecting our privacy. Amenities such as bars and restaurants at affordable prices offering a range of food provide choice and all within walking disrtance of the accommodation. Over a fortnight you begin to feel like a local as we watched the dogs and their owners go for a canal walk at the same time everyday. We even got to know the names of the dogs. Everyone we met were so friendly offering a greeting each time you saw them. Our owners Claude and Karin ran one of the restaurants in the square and we can thoroughly recommend eating there, more than once, twice maybe all the time. The town and chateau are steeped in history and you feel you go back in time looking at the offering of old style houses in every street. This is a good touring base but with a golf course 10 miles away and plenty of local walks the car stayed in the driveway except for a visit to Vannes and Yves Rocher in Gacilly. Thoroughly recommended. A return visit is a must. A car is needed even just for the supermarket on the edge of town. If you like action and noise this place is not for you.

Owner response

On behalf of the owners I would like to thank you for this review.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the lovely town of Josselin.
Best wishes