|La Petite Botte||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Our one bed Gîte sleeps 1-2 people, we do have a baby’s travel cot and high chair so if a couple with a baby wish to come there is room. Having once been a stone building we decided to breath new life into it and La Petite Botte was born. Along with the gîte there is a new HEATED POOL for your exclusive use. It is a single story timber clad gîte with shutters at all the windows and a stable door. There is a very comfortable bedroom, beautiful quality bed linen and towels including pool towels. The open plan lounge has free Wi-fi and Internet, Flat screen TV with English Channels, we now have French satellite TV also. Fully fitted kitchen and shower room.
Outside the new Private Heated Pool for your exclusive use, with adjoining decked area allows breakfast beside the pool. Also a further covered outside eating area with a bbq for those long summer evenings. Private secure parking is next to the property. The position of the gîte is south facing giving you the best of everyday to enjoy the private garden. Plus a Welcome Hamper to start your holiday off on the right foot. We respectfully say that no smoking is allowed inside the gîte. It is worth remembering that during the summer sailing times the cabins DO get booked up earlier, and of course not forgetting the Brittany Ferries 20% Discount Code that is offered at each firm booking.
About the village
The picturesque village of Saint Nicolas des Eaux sits on the River Blavet. The river frontage being just a short stroll is home to a couple of tradional French bars and a Creperie. There are restaurants nearby. facilities for boats, kayaking, and canoeing, which can all be hired as can pedaloes. Also, although we provide bicycles, there are electric bikes available for hire for those who prefer ease of effort. The river has a well maintained tow path which runs for many kilometres. In the surrounding area there are many designated walking routes for the randonnée amongst you. A Tourist Office offering plenty of information on the surrounding area is open from May.
We are in a central position to allow quick access to the main routes, making visits to other places easy.
During August the Celtic music festival at Lorient is very popular .As Lorient is approximately 40minutes drive this a very enjoyable experience. Also every year in early August near Mur de Bretagne is a « son et lumière « this is a spectacular display set in the ruins of the Bon Repos Abbey. Quite an experience and well worth a visit.
Plumeliau is approximately 5kms away, here you can find a Boulangerie where you can get that French baguette and the fresh croissants that make breakfast so delicious. There is a boucherie (butchers) pharmacy, Post Office, banks, beauty salon and hairdressers. There are also bars and a very good Pizzaria called La Forge. Good variety of menu and reasonable.
At about 12 kilometers you have Pontivy that provides all that you might need. There are two very large supermarkets and a Monday market. There is also an indoor market on saturdays
The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, crockery, glasses, kettle, coffee machine, washing machine etc. With plenty of storage space, a small oak table and chairs for two. Stable door leads out to the south facing garden.
Laundry facilities include washing machine, washing basket and peg basket, ironing board and iron. Fire extinguisher and fire blanket are in this area.
The lounge is comfortably furnished with a sofa and armchair. For those cooler evenings you may wish to use the thermostatically controlled electric wall heater or the beautiful antique French wood burner. The first bucket of wood is supplied to you free of charge, there after every bucket will be €5. Flat Screen TV with Freeview and DVD player, Wi-Fi. CD player. There are plenty of books both fiction and non-fiction, board games to keep you amused.
Very comfortable French bed and Merino mattress. Quality linen is used at all times. There are bedside tables with lamps making that last read of the day relaxing. Ample storage space available with a beautiful Antique armoire and chest of drawers. The french door leads onto the decking by the pool, ideal for that fresh glass of orange with your breakfast. Plus a hairdryer.
Shower room with an enclosed shower with jets. Wash basin and toilet. Electric heater and towel rail. We do supply two toilet rolls.
Electric wall heater in the shower room and in the lounge.
Antique Logburner ,during the winter months October to March there will be a nominal charge of firewood.
Flat screen tv with English channels
Books fiction and non fiction
Fully enclosed garden.
The garden is laid mostly to lawn with a pear, plum and lilac trees.
There is a turning area for vehicules.
The property is approached by a level gravel driveway. You go through a pair of metal gates to your own fully private garden.
Heated Pool with decking from May to September
Parking is secure being next to the property.
La Petite Botte is suitable for singles or couples who want to “escape to the country”. It has a warm, calming ambiance so it’s very easy to de-stress and unwind, for those that lead full on day to day living. It’s a little piece of tranquility.
For those that like activities you are spoilt for choice, close by are facilities for fishing, golf, horse-riding, karting, ten-pin bowling and for the more adventurous there is the Camors Adventure Forest. It has tree climbs of different abilities and zip wires. This is about a 30 minute drive away.
New for 2019 there is going to be an aquatic centre for canoeists and kayakers directly in Saint-Nicolas-des-Eaux.
There is nothing nicer than after a day out than to come back to a BBQ and relax with a glass of wine...
End of holiday clean is included in the price.
We would like to inform you that from January 2019 there is a Tourist tax payable at 3.5% per person per night.
For eg. at the dearest rate it is €2 pp pn
The Welcome Hamper that is offered on arrival contains:
and of course a bottle of Wine
Tea, coffee, and sugar are provided in containers in the kitchen.
Small to medium well behaved pets are welcomed. Please speak with owners before booking. From 2019 there will be a charge of €5 per dog per night. This because of the extra cleaning required.
3Day breaks are available at certain times.
Vets details: GSAB, Cabinet Vétérinaire de Plumeliau 0297518059.
Exclusive Private Heated pool.
Quality Linen and towels including pool towels.
We do supply three conversion plugs so that our guests can use their British devices.
We are close by and more than happy to help you with any questions that you have.
We moved to France in 2001 after deciding we wanted more from our retirement... we have never been disappointed. We are aiming to give guests a comfortable and relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the world. A chance to step away from all the stresses of today’s living. Come and see for yourself why we have fallen in love with this part of the France
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||Tranquille location to unwind. The river Blavet is great for strolling along, enjoying the scenery, and you can participate in Kayaking, canoeing and other water activities if you so wish.|
|Unique benefits of property||Very private garden, fully enclosed. Private parking next to the property. Picturesque village of Saint Nicolas des Eaux has lots to offer if you don’t want to drive anywhere. Conveniently located for the beautiful medieval towns of Auray and Vannes. Also Lorient and the bay of Morbihan with its diverse coastline.|
Poul Fetan is an ancient working Breton village. It is enchanting and unique ,a little peek into how the Bretons once lived.
The beautiful medieval town of Vannes with its port and Wednesday market is a must.
During the summer there Is the tour of Chapel d’Art, this is where local churches join together on a circuit to exhibit art and sculpture by local artists. Entry is free of charge for all.
Walk or cycle along beside the river for miles watching the wildlife. At Saint Nicolas des Eaux there are electric boats, and electric bikes for hire. Pedaloes for a bit of fun. The kayaks and canoes are for hire at very reasonable prices.
Excellent value for money - the owners were really helpful and went the extra mile with a cot and high chair for us. They even kept the pool open for an extra week for us. The property was well maintained and was perfectly clean. Would highly recommend.
Had a wonderful stay at La Petite Botte from 25/08/18 to 01/09/18. Annie and Roger were wonderful hosts, giving us an initial tour and then leaving us to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our surroundings. Although always on hand to offer their advice.
The setting and the cottage were just perfect in every way. The peace and relaxation were just what we were searching for. The local area very picturesque and amenities good and close by.
We cannot wait to book another break here in the near future.
Hi Alison and Dave, thank you so much for your wonderful review. It would be great to have you stay again.
This is a little bit of French heaven. It's so peaceful and quiet - the only occasional sounds are from the rooster over the road and the 2 donkeys in the field behind, just perfect. St Nicolas des Eaux is a lovely scenic little village, the river area is stunning.
Annie and Roger are perfect hosts, leaving you to enjoy the little gite, but on hand to help with anything at any time.
To find somewhere so dog friendly is wonderful, we knew we could leave the dogs in the beautiful landscaped gardens whilst we cooked dinner as the garden is fully enclosed.
It is exactly as the pictures on the site show, we are already checking our diaries to make a return visit - there are so many places to visit from the gite, we could never be bored staying at La Petite Botte.
We had a great week with comfortable and private surroundings.
Good value for money and friendly helpful owners.