Holiday cottage in Brittany - BM005437

7.7/10
1km from Camors, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005437 Advertiser since: 7 April 2017
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The Stables Cottage Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 Cots, extra mattresses

About this property

Cottage Large Gardens, Central to many Sites Beaches. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Cottage, built 150 years back, large gardens, completely rebuilt in 2015 with new sanitation unit. Modern but olde world at the same time. Beamed lounge and hard wood floors, with original internal stonework. Well insulated for lets either side of the summer with log burner and electric blower heating to main bathroom.

Cottage is situated between 2 forests.

Oak lounge table seats 8 with ease and there is comfortable lounge seating for 8 adults.

Well equiped kitchen with most modern essentials.

Separate kitchen utility room with washing machine and a further loo.

52 inch smart telly with internet connection and external sat dish (all UK radio and telly channels)

Full wi-fi, obtainable throughout the house, working in the garden close to house.

Long country walks direct from the house.

The cottage is central to many Neolithic sites most within walking distance.

Large gas bbq with out doors bench table with large sun shade and another iron table, the main patio area catches full sun after 11.00am and all afternoon and evening to sunset. Six lounge chairs and 3 easy canvas chairs.

Between 25 and 40 mins to many beaches.

20 mins to the old Port of Auray, which has many good Breton and seafood restaurants.

Good collection of indoor board games, about 200 books, and external badminton net with 6 rackets and some shuttlecocks. Big open flat grassed garden (about 2 acres) for ball games.


Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

See above

Living rooms

Open plan lounge dining room, with kitchen off.

Two patio doors to rear and front gardens

Large smart internet connected tv.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom with double bed, and en suite bath with shower connection and wash basin. Bedside lights. Four Velux windows.

Smaller double bedroom adjacient to shower room.

Two single bed room, with bedside lamps. Large velux over looking front garden.

Downstairs double bedroom with shower cubical and wash hand basin. (Downstairs loo close by)

Bathrooms

Upstairs shower room with wash hand basin and toilet.

En suite bath/shower/hand basin to master bedroom.

Shower cubical to downstairs double bedroom

Downstairs loo with wash hand basin.

Heating

Electric blown heater in upstairs shower room.
Electric fan heater in master bed room for ensuite.

Logburner in Lounge

Electric radiator in lounge (September 2017)

Entertainment

Badminton net in main garden.

Mead telescope with english instructions (the clever of you can use your laptop to program)

Professional metal detector with directional earth prob...has proved very popular last summer.

Various boardgames, chess, Backgammon etc. Card packs.

About 200 books, mainly in English, some in french for adults and kids.

About 500 movies on an E Stor box wired into the internet smart telly.

Garden and outside

About 2.80 acres, maily flat gardens, split level with gently sloping gravel walkways.
Folks with disability restrictions can use the downstairs bedroom and have reasonable level access to all parts of the downstairs and most of the gardens.

Note: The house is not designed for disabled people but is good for restricted movement.

About a 100 metre driveway (private) The entre road is a quite rural road.

The gardens are not fully fenced in due to their size but do have boundarys with high groth making it difficult for any young escapees. To the north side of the garden is open flat fields.

There is a small herb garden, mainly rosemary, corriander and mint for teas and cooking. Also we grow red and white potatoes so you can dig your own for your consumption when here. Any other vegetables subject to permission and growth.

Parking and garages

Off road parking for many vehicles, camper vans, boats, caravans with good access and no height restrictions. Hangar if available, height restriction of about 2,20 meters.

Visitor suitability

All ages, including older folk with restricted movement.
Multi families.
House has been used for out of main season breaks for couples. We have had scout /School groups use the house and site for larger parties, Please enquire.

Sorry, no hen or stag parties.

Small business conference, wedding parties, retirement parties, can erect marquees subject to arrangement.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire de L`Evel 69 Rue Mal Leclerc Baud 56150 Tel 0297 390354

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Baud, Camors
Distance: 3 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: 3 Species of Carp, Trout, Pike, Bream, many.
Name of nearest fishing location: Blavet Valley. Blavet Valley lakes
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Rimason
Distance: 18 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Camors
Distance: 2 km

Organic produce/dining

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Via our garden!

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Cave, Baud 56150
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Melvin Hindmarch

I moved to southern Brittany 2001 from the Isle of Wight, England.<br/>Chose this area for its beautiful countryside, great beaches and a more contented natural way of life, after much travelling around the globe this is where I now live!

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? See above! The tranquility, no hassel and relatively crime free. Clean air and very little air pollution. Great outdoors. Great beaches. Nice city of Vannes.
Unique benefits of property Large gardens, Peaceful. In the country but not islolated. Close to Camors (small village with 3 restaurants, Bakers, great butchers) 5 mins to the large town of Baud with many restaurants, 3 big supermarkets. 5 mins to the Camors adventure forest park. 20 mins to Auray with its quaint old port. 35 mins to Carnac with it`s heritage standing stones and really good beaches. 30 mins to Guidel Plages which is a great family sandy beach. Many nice footpaths direct from the cottage. Plenty of room in the gardens for ball games, badminton, hide and seek!

The Owner Recommends

Cycling or Walking the River Blavet

Go cycling or hiking along the tow path in either direction, to Pontivy to the north or Hennebont to the south, restaurants/ bars in either directions. It is popular with our clients to cycle to the river in the early evening to watch the fish jump or just chill for a while. 15 mins to cycle there...we have 3 moutain bikes here.

Camors Extreme Adventure Park.

1.5 km away is Camors adventure park. High up in the pine forest is a walkway and absailing. 3 levels easy, medium (I still do the medium at 59 years old) and the extreme (which is what is says!)

Le Guidel Plage

Beautiful very large sandy beach, nestled amongst sand dunes. Great family beach, good for sea fishing too. Boat hire. And great ice creams.

Carnac

Heritage site of Carnac, famous for it`s many thousands of standing stones (visable from space) And it`s really great beaches. 35 mins away in the car. Good restaurants and Italian ice creams!

5 Reviews
7.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 7.6
  • Comfort: 7.8
  • Condition: 7.4
  • Facilities: 7
  • Local Amenities: 7.6
  • Setting: 8.2
  • Value for Money: 8
10 / 10 MLN 16 September, 2019

We had a fantastic 2 weeks holiday at this gite.

The owners were on hand to meet us & showed us around & how things worked & even invited us over for a drink to recommend things in the area.

They kept us well supplied with wood for the 'fire pit', which was great for when we sat out late toasting marshmallows & stargazing. My husband & son also borrowed bikes & went for a cycle ride with the owner along a local tow path.

I should point out that with all this interaction, the owners are not at all intrusive!!

The gite met our needs as a family of 5 as the children all had their own bedrooms. There are 2 toilets & 2 showers. A washing machine is also available (but there are never enough pegs!!).

We had no problems with wi-fi, TVs or broken doorknobs as mentioned in a previous review! The pool was perfectly clean if a bit chilly!

The gite is rural but only a 10 minute walk into Camors which had a selection of shops for the basics & Baud is only a few minutes drive for supermarkets.

Um, any negatives? TBH, the power did trip out on occasion but we were told this might happen & shown what to do. Duvets a little heavy for the time of year. Did I mention not enough pegs!

Carnac is a short drive away & recommend a visit to Vannes. If you dont mind a drive, Mont St Michel & St Malo are a couple of hours drive.

All in all a great holiday!

Owner response

Olga and myself are so very happy that you had a great holiday, we are exceptionally pleased...it all makes it worth while!!
Very sorry about the pegs...and we will supply lower tog quilts in the master bedroom for 2020.
You were all a joy to host and your children are a credit to you.
Very best wishes to you all and we look forward to you passing for a coffee or two for a few days off season.
God bless
Melvin and Olga.

1.7 / 10 Anglo-Dutch Family 19 August, 2019

Please avoid wasting your money booking this gite, unless you:
- would like to arrive at the height of summer to find a dirty pool which slowly turns green
- would like to purchase pricey mobile data as there is no fixed internet connection (the owner did supply a mobile hotspot which was adequate for 4 out of 8 people to use at any one time)
- would not like to use the smart TV due to lack of internet
- would like door handles to fall off every time you close your bedroom door
- would like to enjoy a particularly strong smell of drains from the downstairs bedroom. I could go on...
Clearly the owner did not consider carrying out necessary maintenance before our arrival.
Fortunately the surrounding area is beautiful with plenty of forests and a wonderful river for bike rides and countryside walks.

10 / 10 MissATaylor 8 August, 2018

Lovely rustic decorated cottage set within well tended grounds and within a few minutes walk of local amenities. We visited as a party of 7 adults with a toddler and a dog and found that the accommodation and location were perfect for our needs. Everything we could have needed was provided by the owner and much more besides. The owner was extremely helpful and friendly. I’d most definitely visit again but for a longer stay next time as 7 days wasn’t long enough to enjoy the lovely accommodation as well as explore this beautiful part of Brittany

9.3 / 10 Paul A 21 July, 2018

We had a fabulous week at this property. The cottage was clean and beautifully restored and all required facilities accommodated for. The setting is wonderful, set in open countryside and yet just a few minutes walk to fetch croissants in the morning in Camors town and supermarkets in close by Baud.

The owner was very helpful in providing guidance on where to go and what to see but exploring this lovely area of France is just as much fun. This cottage in its location is an ideal place to be based.

Why didn't I give perfect 10's.......well nothing is perfect! Suffice to say that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family or anyone else.

Thank you from all my family and pets to the owner (and especially Julie)