Pretty holiday cottage in Brittany - BM005400

9.9/10
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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

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

Heating

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

Entertainment

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

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

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

Activities

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

Golf

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

Walking

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

10 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 9.9
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 J & R Guernsey 8 November, 2019

Gorgeous cottage with friendly and helpful owners who will provide all the advice on the area.
Very well equiped, beautifully clean, comfortable, amazing, all mod cons even a dishwasher ! Wonderful and cosy when you return at the end of the day and light the wood burner.
Five mins away by car from a village with every amenity
Ideally situated to explore Brittany and for walks along the Nantes/Brest Canal, make sure to visit the Abbey.
No hesitation recommending, and will be returning as soon as we can.
Thank you Pauline and Tony.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the wet weather. Hopefully we'll see you again in better weather, so you can really enjoy the peace and tranquility of our rural location in this beautiful region of France.
Pauline and Tony

10 / 10 Peter and Lynn 15 October, 2019

Wonderful stay in Lavender Cottage. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. The hosts live on site in an adjoining building but they are not intrusive and privacy is assured. The cottage is like a TARDIS, so spacious inside. They are modern, clean and bright while retaining a real cottage feel. There is a warm, homely and relaxing vibe, and we spent many a night-in just relaxing in front of the fire with a glass or two of wine or sampling the local cider. Heaven!

The views from the cottage over the valley is amazing, and the weather was warm enough to take a dip in the pool. You have your own private garden to relax in. The area surrounding the cottage is beautiful with lots of small villages full of medieval character, with a working abbey just 5 minutes away. I really enjoyed the walks along the canal with our dogs who seemed to love it as much as we did.

It is so peaceful and relaxing here, a world away from the hustle and bustle of back home, and the roads are so empty and enjoyable to drive on.

I can whole-heartily recommend these cottages to couples and families, and will be returning. Loved it.

Owner response

Hi Peter
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Pauline and Tony

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.