Holiday farmhouse for 8, Guegon, Brittany

4km from Guegon, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005746 Advertiser since: 10 April 2003
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Ty Men Self Catering Saturday 5 8 2

About this property

A Beautifully Renovated Farmhouse, sleeps 11. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Ty Men is a granite built farmhouse. It was renovated to an extremely high standard in 2008 using traditional methods and local builders. The house stands in 3300 m2 of lawned garden surrounded by fields used by the local farmer for crops.

The property is equipped with satellite tv allowing access to over 100 channels including the normal UK tv and radio channels. There is also a dvd. Broadband internet is available throughout the property. No pets are allowed.

The property is suitable for children and the area is very peaceful .The house is within a hamlet of 6 other buildings, 3 of which are owned as holiday homes and not rented commercially.

Ty Men sleeps 8 guests comfortably in 5 bedrooms. However, it can accommodate up to 11 guests. Please enquire when booking.
The hamlet is extremely quiet and safe for children although the garden is not fenced off. The surrounding countryside can be explored easily on foot or bicycle.

The house is open plan downstairs with a very large working open fire and limestone flooring throughout. The underfloor heating installed all adds to the cosy feel of this beautiful house and makes it ideal for all year round lets. The original oak beams have been retained during the renovation of the house. The modern and well appointed kitchen is superbly equipped. The large dining area has a table seating 12 to 14. Four terraces surround the house. Ample parking is available next to the house and in the adjoining open barn.

There are woods nearby which can be explored on foot and the property is a few minutes walk from the inhabited chateau at Tregranteur which is a quiet but picturesque village. There are no amenities in the village although in nearby Guegon, only a five minute drive, there is a small supermarket, boulangerie and chemist. Also in Guegon are bars, restaurants, and sporting amenities including tennis.

Outside Ty Men is a large lawned garden of 3300m2 which surrounds the property on al sides. At the edge of the garden are fields where crops are grown by the local farmer. Sometimes the young calves are kept in a small field behind the house and visible from the dining area. Four terraces surround the house giving plenty of space for alfresco dining.

The Brittany Region
Brittany offers a wealth of varied landscapes - beautiful sandy beaches, deep forests and medieval towns, easily accessible from Lizio's central situation.
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK via several Ferry Ports and is also served by flights from the UK to 4 French airports.
From spectacular beaches with rugged coastlines to vast sandy expanses, to peaceful woods and forests and the famous Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany has all the makings of a perfect holiday.
The cuisine in the area includes crepes and galettes and of course the seafood! Mussels and oysters are available throughout the region, particularly in the summer months. Cider is produced here and local varieties are available in all supermarkets and restaurants.
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The modern fitted kitchen has everything you need for a self catering holiday.
There is an electric oven with a gas hob. Also dishwasher, fridge, microwave, cafetiere, kettle and toaster.
The utility room, just off the kitchen, has a large fridge-freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Also a separate toilet.
the beautiful dining area has views to the back garden. The large table comfortably sleeps 11 people.

Living rooms

The cosy sitting room with comfortable seating area has an open fireplace.
This, in conjunction with the underfloor heating, make it perfect for all year round lets.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - large double bed (en suite)
Bedroom 2 - large double bed
Bedroom 3 - twin beds
Bedroom 4 - twin beds
Bedroom 5 - triple room, 3 single beds

Bathrooms

Family bathroom on first floor. A large freestanding bathtub plus shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.
En suite facilities to Bedroom 1 - Shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet

Heating

Open fire and underfloor heating.

Entertainment

Wi-fi available throughout the property
Satellite tv with UK channels

Garden and outside

The spacious garden with its view of the fields,has four patio areas to take advantage of sun or shade at different times of day.
Outdoor chairs and table are provided and a bbq is also available.
The garden is not secured therefore young children should be supervised at all times.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking for 4 cars (off road)

Visitor suitability

Perfect for children! Plenty of outdoor and indoor space for using excess energy!
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility. All bedrooms are upstairs.
Pets are NOT allowed.
Ideal for large groups and family get togethers.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pleugriffet
Distance: 19 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, tench
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest Canal, Josselin
Distance: 8 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac aux Ducs, Ploermel
Distance: 16 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR37

Watersports

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue O'Grady

The owners have lovingly renovated this old farmhouse. They try and spend time here but are now offering it as a holiday rental home.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Perfect peace but close to many tourist attractions.
Unique benefits of property This is truly an experience of living in rural Brittany. The farmhouse has been beautifully renovated and offers all modern facilities whilst retaining its unique rustic charm.

The Owner Recommends

Josselin

At nearby Josselin there is a perfectly preserved medieval chateau which is still lived in by the Rohan family.
The chateau and Dolls' Museum are open to visitors from April to October and there are tours in English daily during the summer.
Each Saturday there is a market with lots of fresh produce for sale.
On Bastille Day, 14th July, a Medieval Festival is held and the townspeople dress in traditional medieval costume.

Le Bois d'Amour

Le Bois d'Amour (Lovers' Wood) in Josselin is literally 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.

Malestroit

Malestroit is a pretty market town with regular concerts in summer held in the pretty cobbled square.
The canal is flanked by paths for walking and cycling, with boating for miles in both directions.
Market day in Malestroit is every Thursday

Musee de la Resistance

At St Marcel on the outskirts of Malestroit, is the Musée de la Résistance de Bretagne'
This fascinating museum chronicles the vital role played by the people of Brittany at the time of the German Occupation during the second World War.

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

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!

Domaine de Kerguehennec

A 30 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.

Vannes

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

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.

Rennes

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!

Insectarium, Lizio

One for the youngsters! A museum dedicated to insects in nearby Lizio.

Forest of Broceliande

The Forest of Broceliande and the town of Paimpont are about 40k from the property. This area offers lovely walking and a fascinating insight into the legends of King Arthur. The Bretons claim this area as the origin of the famous Knights of the Round Table!

Lac aux Ducs, Ploermel

Nearby is the beautiful lake, Lac aux Ducs. Here there are watersports, including kayaking and pedalos for hire. Several restaurants and cafes can be found just near the sandy beach. A great day out for all the family.
Also here in the summer months is the stunning "Promenade des Hortensias". Numerous species of hydrangeas are cultivated and tended here. A fabulous display of colour during the summer months!