|La Brasserie||Self Catering||Saturday||1||4||1||Book with onsite gite to sleep 2 more guests + pet|
The apartment consists of a large, light and airy family bedroom with en suite facilities. It is reached by a spiral staircase from the ground floor room which is the kitchenette, lounge and dining area.
This part of our house used to serve as our microbrewery, hence the name "La Brasserie". We still brew good traditional English ales and stouts for our own consumption and the delight of our guests.
Mike is a keen craft brewer and guests are welcome to join in on brew days for a hands on introduction to small-scale brewing. Tastings are often available, too. Check availability, though, as we don't brew in the blazing sun or in the pouring rain.
The kitchen area is equipped with a microwave oven which incorporates a grill, a fridge, toaster, coffee-machine, kettle and all crockery and cutlery. Table and chairs for 4. A baby's highchair can also be provided if needed. We don't anticipate your wanting to prepare a Sunday roast while on holiday so we've kept cooking appliances to a minimum. That said, there is a lovely terraced area in the garden for guests' picnics and barbecues or just lounging about and taking the sun.
The lounge area is for conviviality. relaxation and drinking beer (or wine, if you prefer). A large coffee-table is surrounded by a comfy sofa and armchairs. In case you don't all like piling in together, the sofa converts to a bed. I should add that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house, but you're welcome to smoke in the garden.
Of course there is a television set and dvd player. We have an extensive collection of dvds and books, which you are welcome to borrow. Many are suitable for children. There is also a selection of games. Wi-fi can sometimes be a little hit-and-miss out in the countryside, but it is fine for emails and WhatsApp, for example.
In the spacious bedroom, there are two double beds and a futon which can be used as a sofa or as an additional bed.
A baby's folding cot can be provided if needed.
En suite with the bedroom.
A sunny and well-equipped, decked area of the owners' large garden which has a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside is available to guests. There is a large picnic table and chairs and deckchairs and, of course, a barbecue. While the accommodation itself is not suited to pets (book next door if you want a secluded garden which IS suitable for pets, BM005966) we have a big, white, fluffy dog (Nanouk) who is about the softest beast you will ever meet and who adores human company.
Plenty of room for parking at the front of the property.
Access to the bedroom is via a spiral staircase, which may make it a little difficult for some. We have put a hinged gate at the top of the staircase, but it is the adults' responsibility to ensure that children are safe in the bedroom especially with respect to stairs and windows. This appartment is not suitable for guests wishing to bring their dog or other pets, BUT see "La Tanière", next door, which is a self-contained cottage with its own garden and where pets are very welcome. (ref. BM005966)
Tell us what you want and we'll see if it is available or can be made available. We want you to enjoy your stay. We want you to come back.
We came to Brittany in 2016 after having spent most of our lives in Dorset. My name is Daniele. I am French and have returned to my place of birth after 42 years in England. where, naturally. I taught French. My husband, Mike, is English and was also a teacher, but who now is following the more noble calling of brewing British beers in France.<br/>We both speak French and English and are able to offer French lessons at all levels. We are always available next door for help and advice.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||Delightful rural location. The first half of the 2018 Tour de France is in Brittany. Stage 4 passes within kilometres of the house in early July.|
|Unique benefits of property||On site micro brewery. French lessons are available by arrangement.|
Pretty medieval port with its fortress. Good shopping with many cafés and creperies.
Voted the most beautiful village in France 2016. A must-see with lots of interesting shops and creperies, it is an unspoilt medieval village with a castle, bursting with character. Mid-August, for 3 days, a medieval festival takes place which is not to be missed!
Traditional Breton small town famous for its fabulous annual photography festival from June to September. It is also home to the famous “Yves Rocher” natural beauty products factory and shop.
Marina on the estuary of the Vilaine. Great for walking, cycling, boat tours of the Villaine.
PORT DE FOLEUX:
A smaller version of Roche-Bernard, only 5 minutes drive from the house.
Right behind the village, at the back of the “Mairie” you have the most beautiful panorama. You can drive down towards it and go for long walks or bike rides along the river “Vilaine”.Follow the signs “circuit touristique”
Sizable town with a very big market on Monday mornings.
THE LOCAL BEACHES:
The closest beaches (12+ miles) are DAMGAN, the biggest, PEN LANN and BILLIERS. Lovely beaches with fine sand and safe swimming.
LE GOLFE DU MORBIHAN:
Further afield, South of Vannes, you have the most beautiful collection of islands and beaches. Some of the most famous places are : L’ile aux Moines, Locmariaquer, Port Crouesty, Arzon etc…
PREHISTORIC MONUMENTS: ( “menhirs” and “dolmen” in Breton language)
If you are interested in megaliths and prehistoric burial chambers, go to GAVRINIS island in the gulf, to see the most amazing Cairn with its long corridor decorated with geometric patterns engraved on the huge stones.
The other amazing and most famous Neolithic site is CARNAC, west of Vannes, with its fields of aligned megaliths. There is also a beautiful beach there.
See the animals and bird displays at BRANFERE and the TROPICAL PARC.
And have a gallette!