|La Petite Botte||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
This is our first year, and our newly renovated 2017/18 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 Pool for your exclusive use, with adjoining decked area allows breakfast beside the pool. Also a further covered outside eating area with a bbqfor those long summer evenings. Private parking next to the property, it is all south facing, everything is on one level and the garden is level too. 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. 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.
The Tour de France will be passing close by on the 11th and 12th July 2018
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 Pizzeria.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, crockery, glasses, kettle, 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
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 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.
Bastille day celebrations on the 15 thJuly are held at St Nicholas with street markets, entertainment and finishes with a wonderful firework display - all totally free.
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.
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.
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 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.
La Petite Botte is a very charming little hideout, private enough to be quiet and peaceful, and at the same time only a short stroll to canal walks and restaurants. Annie & Roger were very welcoming and chatty, but also left us in privacy - a good balance for us! The gite, whilst small, is clean and very well equipped with lots of little extras to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The secure garden was ideal for our dog, and we even managed a short dip in the plunge pool!
We can highly recommend a stay here and wish them bon courage for the rest of the season.
Thank you Alison and Alan for your kind words. It was lovely having you here, just a shame about the unseasonable bad weather. Your welcome back at anytime.