|La Maison du Calme||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||2||single Z-bed for 1 person|
A warm welcome awaits you at La Maison du Calme with two beautiful self-contained gites, each having 2 en suite bedrooms and ground floor cloakrooms, set in a pretty rural setting that offers peace and tranquillity for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For your comfort both our gites have oil fired central heating (for low seasons only), double glazing and electric window shutters in the bedrooms, meaning we can offer warm and cosy accommodation all year round.
To ensure your privacy, only Gite 1 will be available per booking, if you wish to share your holiday with extended family/friends, providing accommodation for up to 8 people + babies,(please see below, in information of additional facilities, for detailed list of items available for babies/toddlers) you can book both gites together with a £50 weekly reduction on the overall price. See our own website for details, photos and rates for Gite 2
You can enjoy lovely walks, cycling and bird watching or just laze in the peaceful garden which overlooks the bottom field, pond and river Ruisseau de Kerustang, the choice is yours! We are 6km from the medieval village of Guemene-sur-Scorff with shops, cafe’s, bars, banks, and large supermarket. 35km from Pontivy, a town rich in history and named after the English monk ‘Ivy’, with plenty of shops, café’s, restaurants and supermarkets. Our location means we are within easy reach of lovely beaches, zoos, ports and lakes. Please view our own website for more details, photos and links to surrounding areas of interest.
We provide all luxury linen, fluffy towels and cotton waffle bathrobes, hairdryers in all bedrooms, initial supply of hand wash, shower wash and hand cream, Internet/wi-fi, heating in the low season only, an initial large basket of logs available on request with additional logs charged at 10€ per basket. A generous welcome pack is supplied to enable you to start your holiday with ease, at no extra cost.
Lovely ‘home from home’ two bedroomed gite sleeping up to 5 + baby, perfect for both families and couples. Open plan living with tiled floor and rugs with a separate utility area housing the freezer, microwave, washing machine and hot water tank and separate cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. Kitchen area with gas hob, electric oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge, choice of coffee making with Dolce Gusto coffee pods or Cafetiere. Plenty of quality cooking utensils, cutlery (including children’s cutlery and plates), crockery and glasses etc. Dining area for 6 (child’s booster seat and highchair available on request at no extra cost).
The living area has large comfy seating, 32” LCD tv with Freesat (English channels only), cd player with USB, Xbox Kinect console and games, dvd player and large selection of dvd’s (as there are too many to place in the gites a list is available in the gite book that you can make your free selections from) books adults/children’s, selection of games, large log burner for those cooler evenings (initial basket of logs supplied on request at no extra cost, additional logs supplied at a cost of 10€ per basket).
Upstairs are two beautiful en suite bedrooms with electric window shutters for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Bedroom 1 is large and airy with built in wardrobes, pretty French style dressing table, chest of drawers and bedside tables, lovely wooden floors and rug and a large king size bed, all decorated in subtle creams, there is also a single Z-bed with mattress topper housed in one of the wardrobes that can be used in either bedroom.
Bedroom 2 has built in wardrobes, two 3’ beds with storage under, dressing table, bedside tables and lights, decorated in pale lilac and pretty bird wallpaper.
Bedroom 1 en suite bathroom has a walk in tiled shower, wash hand basin, toilet and electric shaver socket and plenty of storage space in the blue painted french furniture.
Bedroom 2 en suite bathroom has a bath with shower over and glass shower screen, toilet, wash hand basin and electric shaver socket and plenty of storage space.
Oil fired central heating in both gites, in the low season only, and a log burner in gite 1, initial supply of logs available on request, additional logs at a cost of 10€ per basket.
A 32” LCD tv with Freesat (English channels only) Xbox Kinect console and games, dvd player (List of dvd’s in the gite book), CD player with USB port, WiFi, selection of games (for example: Monopoly, Connect 4, Jenga, Chess, Rummikub and card games) books adults/children’s/cookery and colouring pencils.
The garden has several areas where you can sit with a glass or two and enjoy listening to the birds, cicadas, the flowing river, the breeze in the trees and the call of the buzzards. There is a seating area outside the gites for that morning coffee and croissant, deck area with the table and chairs and a 4m x 3m fabric gazebo over with curtains, subject to weather conditions. BBQ area, close to the deck, with choice of gas or charcoal BBQ's. Additional seating around the garden. Children’s table and chairs, loungers + cushions, various outside games (for example: 2 small football goals and balls, badminton net, racquets and shuttlecock, Boules, water pistols etc.) a large paddling pool is available on request.
PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES IF USING THE PADDLING POOL.
There is secure parking available for two cars directly in front of the gites and additional parking available to the side of the property.
The gites are suitable for families, friends or couples looking to escape the excesses of everyday life and enjoy a calm and relaxing vacation. Both gites can be rented together to provide accommodation for up to 8 people + babies.
PLEASE NOTE: We do have open water on the property (pond in the bottom field and river, only accessible via a large 5 bar gate) therefore we would request that small children are supervised whilst in the garden.
Unfortunately the property is not suitable for pets as we are frequently visited by the local farm cats. We have no objection to smoking but it is only permitted outside, using the supplied ashtrays.
Babies/Toddlers items available on request, at no extra cost:
Graco travel cot with mattress, bassinet & changing mat
2nd Travel cot with mattress
Cot bedding, blankets, cot quilts & pillows
Highchairs x 2
Chair booster seats x 2
Pushchair with hood, rain cover, under basket and sun shade x 1
Several stair gates
Baby monitor x 1
Bath seats (babies &toddlers) x 2
Baby walker x 1
Also available: Beach towels, Beach bag, Buckets & spades, Beach brollies
We are from Hampshire and have been holidaying in France for 37 years. Following redundancy we decided to make the long held dream a reality and buy a home that we could share with people who wanted to escape their busy working lives and enjoy the beautiful Brittany countryside. Apart from the odd tractor, it is away from the noise but within easy reach of all that Brittany has to offer.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||We were lucky to find and move into our beautiful home in March 2016. It provided us with our home and 2 lovely gites with central heating and double glazing meaning we can offer accommodation all year round. The location is central and gives us the peace, tranquillity and the way of life that we were hankering after. The roads around the area are quiet and there is an abundance of wildlife. What more is there to say...... except please join us, you will be very welcome!|
|Unique benefits of property||Peace, tranquillity and away from city noise, but within easy reach of Brittany's historical towns, beautiful beaches and countryside. Central heating and double glazing allowing all year round availabilty.|
Concarneau – In Breton: Konk-Kerne, meaning Bay of Cornwall (47 miles)
France’s 3rd most important fishing port. Visit ‘Ville Close’ the lovely old walled town, with its pretty buildings, café’s, restaurants and shops. Close to Concarneau is the Chateau Keriolet, once the home of a Russian Princess. There are guided tours between June and September. Free parking can be found at the train station at the top of the town. More information on this delightful town is in our gite book.
Vannes – In Breton: Gwened (twinned with Fareham in Hampshire) (55 miles)
The port of Vannes is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops. Behind the port is the old walled town dating back 2,000 years. Wind your way through the medieval streets which are is full of beautiful half-timbered buildings, café’s and antique shops. Just outside the old walls is Chateau de l’Hermine, previously the home of the Duke of Brittany and now an exhibition centre. The Chateau has lovely well-tended gardens to stroll through and there are morning markets on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.
Parc de Loisirs le P'tit Delire – Ploemel (45 miles)
Well worth a visit! A great day out for all ages; bouncy castles of all types and sizes (bucking Broncos, human table football, gladiator style and more), go karts, covered assault course/ball park, rope walks in the trees, water play area (summer months, don’t forget to take swimsuits/towels), bikes, two giant slides, trampolines, fitness trail, zip lines, an area where you can pet and feed the goats (don’t forget to take your stale bread!) and plenty of areas to enjoy your picnic (which we would recommend as food on site is limited but picnics are encouraged). We took our grandchildren in the summer of 2017 and spent all day there and had a ‘whale of a time’! Average entry price is €13 from ages 2 – 59 with concessions for over 60’s. Extra cost if you choose to ride the ponies of approx. €5.
There are far too many places to mention in Brittany as it has something for everyone, whether it be walking, visiting historical towns or churches, beautiful beaches, cycling or just sitting and enjoying a meal and glass of wine! Above are just a few suggestions, we have plenty more in our gite information book.