Pretty holiday cottage in Brittany - BM005400

Credin (24km from Josselin), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005400 Advertiser since: 16 December 2016
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Lavender Cottage Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 There is a sofabed in the living room for 2

About this property

A Pretty Detached Stone Cottage with Rural Views. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Lavender Cottage is a stone built cottage in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting with a private fenced garden enjoying lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

This cottage is decorated in a traditional style, but with a light and airy feel.

It has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to to 4 people, plus a baby. It is traditionally furnished with everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

We have 2 detached cottages to rent, next door to each other, so ideal for friends and families wanting to holiday together. (See separate ad for Rose Cottage, Coet Moru - BM005126) .

They each have their own private garden and bbq area with a shared childrens play area and pool. There is ample parking for up to 2 cars per cottage.



Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with a good range of utensils, a dishwasher and microwave and fridge-freezer. There is a shared washing machine and dryer in the garage for guests to use for a nominal fee.

Living rooms

Spacious living room with comfortable sofa and woodburning stove.
Tv/dvd with english and french FreeSat channels and a range of dvds and cds.


The main bedroom has a queen size brass bed and ample storage
The second bedroom can be arranged as 2 singles or one double bed.


The bathroom has a free standing roll top bath as well as as a seperate shower cubicle.


Each room has an electric wall heater.
The bathroom has a heated towel rail
The living room has a cosy woodburning stove.


There is a range of dvds, cds books and toys for children

Garden and outside

There is a spacious private garden with table and chairs, sunloungers and a bbq. There is a children's swing slide set in the communal area. New for 2019 is a heated swimming pool open from June to September

Parking and garages

There is off road parking for up to 2 normal sized cars per cottage. We do not have facilities for campervans or charging electric cars, but there are charging facilities nearby.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is suitable for couples or families. Unfortunately, as the bedrooms and bathroom is upstairs it is not suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a range of adults and children's bikes for hire


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Talib Bashir Rue De L'Oust Rohan 56580 0297515047


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Josselin Brocante
Distance: 7 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: coarse
Name of nearest fishing location: River l'oust
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Royaume Arthur Club, Lac au Duc
Distance: 22 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Brest Nantes Canal

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Pauline Severs

We have recently realised our dream of leaving behind the 9-5 jobs and starting a new life in this beautiful area of France. We holidayed a lot in France when our 3 children where little, and more recently after they'd fled the nest and always enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside. Our aim is to enjoy a quieter life , growing our own veggies and keeping a couple of chickens for fresh eggs, improving our French and generally living the joie de vie.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We are so lucky to have found our dream house on our first viewing trip. It is an old farmhouse, with two adjoining stone cottages which are the gites. The location is rural and very quiet and peaceful and yet villages with all essentials such as bakery, supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as restaurants and bars, are less than 10 minutes drive away. We are not overlooked and the panoramic views from the house at any time of the year are stunning. We are just a few minutes walk away from l' Oust River and the Brest-Nantes Canal with its miles of safe walking and cycling paths.
Unique benefits of property For a truly french rural experience stay in one of our two stone cottages. You will enjoy the peace and quiet and fabulous views of the valley down to the river. Fishing permits can be obtained in advance so that you are all ready to go. The nearby canal path offers miles of safe walking or cycling with pretty locks along the way. The roads here are ideal for cycling as they are quiet and travel through the beautiful countryside and pretty medieval towns such as Josselin, Pontivy and Rochefort en Terre are all nearby. Across the valley you can see the Abbaye de Timadeuc, a Cistercian Monastery which is just 20 minutes walk or a few minutes drive away. This fascinating Abbaye is open to the public and you can even join the monks for mass on Sundays. The area has two beautiful inland lakes, Lac au Duc and Lac de Guerledan offering scenic walks, beaches and watersports. The southern Brittany beaches and amazing prehistoric standing stones at Carnac and are around an hours drive away.

The Owner Recommends

La Clochette Bar and Restaurant

In our nearest village, Credin, about 5 minutes drive away La Clochette is a friendly bar/restaurant with a great atmosphere run by an English couple. Open every day except Monday.

Au p'tit Bonheur

Very nice creperie in Credin serving traditional galettes and crepes , open most lunchtimes and evenings

Le Petit Tonneau

A lovely restaurant in Rohan overlooking the canal open most lunchtimes and evening. Serves French, European and Italian food.

La Gavotte

A very nice creperie in Rohan (about 6 minutes drive away) serving traditional Breton crepes and galettes (savoury pancakes) as well as steaks , salads etc. Perfect when washed down with a jug of Breton cidre. Its in a great location overlooking the canal

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.9
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mary & John Milford 9 July, 2019

Top class stay at this lovely gite. Tony and Pauline are wonderful hosts, there if you need anything but never intrusive.

Lovely location. Very rural setting but bars and restaurants all within a 5 min drive.

Pool was a delight to cool down on hot days.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay jn Lavender Cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again at some time in the future.

9.7 / 10 Philip Baker 30 June, 2019

This is a new build gite adjacent to the owners house and has all mod cons. It's in a beautiful rural location not far from the town of Rohan. It's warm, clean,comfortable and well equipped. Pauline and Tony, an English couple, are just a few yards away if required but the gite is completely private.
The countryside is fabulous and the Nantes-Brest canal is within walking distance, this alone is worth considering as it's so tranquil. There's also a lot of history here as the French resistance and SOE were very active during WW2 and a nearby field was a landing ground for the Westland Lysander aircraft that took agents in and out of France.
It's only a short drive from some of the most scenic towns and beaches in Brittany and the Roscoff or St.Malo ferries are not too far away.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this gite.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Lavender Cottage and were able to get out and about to enjoy the many pretty and interesting villages this area has to offer.

10 / 10 Paul Morley 3 June, 2019

We had a lovely stay at Lavender cottage. The property was very accurately described, both clean and well maintained. Pauline and Tony provided excellent customer service. I would recommend this property to my freinds and family.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that the children were able to have fun in the pool, which they had been looking forward to so much. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future as there is still a lot more to explore in beautiful Brittany.
Best wishes
Pauline and Tony

10 / 10 Stephen A 21 April, 2019

This cottage is ideally situated for discovering Brittany, with both coasts on the peninsular within easy travelling distance. If you want to stay local, the Rennes to Brest canal is literally a hop and a skip down the road. There is an easy ramble to the village of Rohan to the restaurant for lunch, which is busy and popular. The Chateau at Joesslin is a very short drive away.

The cottage is immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. The wood burner works a treat. There are beautiful views from the french windows down into the valley, with the wooded hills and the monastery beyond.

There is a very good small supermarket in the village of Rohan, just along the canal.

The owners live on site but the cottage is situated in such a way as to not feel overlooked. They could not have been more helpful and are knowledgeable about the area, should you needs tips for journeys out. There is also a book of useful information in the cottage.

We thought this cottage excellent value for money and we will happily return when we visit the area again.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Lavender Cottage and hope to welcome you again in the future.