Holiday cottage, 2 bedroom, Ruffiac, Brittany - BM006045_B

Ruffiac (9km from Malestroit), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM006045_B Advertiser since: 23 January 2018

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Petite Grange Self Catering Flexible 2 3 1 Cot for 1 baby

About this property

A cosy rural 2 bed stone gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

​Our cosy, 2 bedroom cottage, La Petite Grange (The Little Barn), shares an entrance hall with Le grenier, at the end of a traditional stone longere.

The cottage can sleep 3 adults, and like its neighbour, has an airy open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge on the ground floor, and doors open out to the private garden. It also features a wood burning stove, with the first basket of logs supplied free. On the first floor, the hallway leads to one double room, a single room, and a large family shower room.

Equally ideal for couples and small families, or groups of friends/families who may wish to book both cottages together. The two cottages can sleep a total of 7 adults with an additional cot in each house. Please let us know when booking if you need a cot, high chair, baby bath and stairgates.



Kitchen and dining

A modern kitchen situated in our open-plan living area. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetiere, toaster and washing machine. There is also an iron and ironing board.

The dining table seats 4. There are a selection of cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and utensils.

We also provide practical products such as:
Tea towels, washing up liquid, washing up brush & sponge, condiments, cooking oil, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, tin foil, cling film, washing machine tablets and handwash.

Living rooms

The comfortable lounge has a modern 3-seater sofa, and looks out onto the private garden and fields beyond.

There is a tv and dvd player with satellite English channels and French terrestrial channels, plus a small selection of dvd's. Wi-fi is included.

The open lounge also features a lovely woodburning stove, which is perfect for chilly winter evenings. A large basket of logs is included in the price of the gite. There are also a selection of books, and a few games.


La petite grange has 2 bedrooms: a cosy double room, which overlooks our stone piggery and old bread-oven, and the lovely countryside at the front of the house. This has a double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet and small shelving unit, plus a full length mirror.

The spacious single room, which overlooks the garden and the fields at the back of the house, has a quirky rustic wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside bedside table, plus a vanity mirror.


One airy family shower room, with shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin, plus heated towel rail.
Hairdryer also provided.


Electric radiators, plus woodburning stove.
Rent for the gîte includes 8 kWh electricity/day (meter is read on arrival and departure). Additional usage is chargeable at 0.16c per kWh.


Television with some satellite English channels and terrestrial French channels, and dvd player.
Books, indoor games, selection of dvds.
Outdoor games (including boules, swingball, pallets, badminton rackets, football).

Garden and outside

Enclosed private garden with access to the rest of the property.
Bbq and outdoor furniture - table, chairs, sun loungers and parasol.
Clothes airer.
Use of 4 adult bikes (please bring your own helmet).
Set of two swings and rope swing.

Parking and garages

Plenty of on site parking.
Lockable space available to store cycles, by prior arrangement.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for romantic couples, but also for small families, or groups of friends.
Can be booked with the neighbouring cottage, Le Grenier, to house a total of 7 adults and 2 babies.
Unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users, due to steps into the property and width of doorways.

Information about any additional facilities

We are happy to provide a home-cooked meal (vegetarian options available) for you on the first evening of your holiday, to save you having to cook or find a restaurant. Contact us and we can provide you with our menu.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante in Malestroit, plenty of markets nearby
Distance: 9 km


Distance: 17 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, tench, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest canal
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Blue Green, Impasse Lancelot du Lac, 56800 Ploërmel
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Etrier du Val Chevrier
Distance: 17 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Nantes Brest canal


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Alan Forbes

We both wanted to change our lifestyle, and could not think of a more perfect place than here in beautiful Brittany.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We are surrounded by many small cities of character, theme parks, lakes (some with beaches), forests and standing stones, and yet only 45 minutes from the sea.
​With its own microclimate, Morbihan (little sea in Breton) regularly enjoys a warmer and drier climate than the rest of Brittany.
Unique benefits of property La Vieille Ferme (The Old Farmhouse) at Gayon, was once a working farm, and is now a tastefully renovated traditional stone longere, offering holidays in Morbihan, Southern Brittany. We live at the far end of the property, so are on hand to help with any enquiries or suggestions.
With UK flights which could take as little as an hour, and plenty of ferries, we are very easily accessible.
Our nearest village, Ruffiac, is only 2 minutes drive away, or a 25 minute stroll, with a baker for morning croissants, a butcher for delicious local meat, a well-stocked supermarket, a church, two welcoming bars and a restaurant.
​We are only 10 minutes from picturesque Malestroit and La Gacilly, close to Josselin and Rochefort-en-Terre, not far from the Nantes-Brest canal, and not forgetting the wonderful coastline of the Gulf of Morbihan.

The Owner Recommends


Malestroit is our nearest town, with charming medieval houses and the Nantes-Brest canal running through it. It has a vibrant music scene, live music on the canal in summer, and is home to festival Au Pont du Rock in July. With 4 supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks/ATMs and many shops, its cobbled streets are a joy to walk round.


Beautiful Rochfort-en-Terre, classed as 2016 Village Préféré des Français, is a delight to visit in summer, but even more stunning in winter, with all its twinkling fairy lights throughout the picturesque cobbled town. It is only 40 minutes away and well worth a visit.

La Gacilly

A few minutes’ drive away is La Gacilly, well-known thanks to the family of Yves Rocher, and home of the annual photographic exhibition, displaying amazing giant canvases throughout the town, between June and September.

Lac au Duc

There are many lovely nearby lakes, including the Lac au Duc at Ploërmel, which not only has a fabulous hyrangea walk, but boasts a huge array of watersports, fishing, inland beach, and a golf course, and is only 20 minutes away.


Cyclists will find the quiet roads a pleasure. There are numerous cycle paths and we are close to the Voie Verte from St Malo to Questembert, and of course the wonderful canalside routes. And for the more adventurous, there are mountain bike centres, one particularly near the beautiful Roche Saint Bernard.

Restaurant Au bout du Pont, La Gacilly

Fantastic restaurant, serving delicious food. Highly recommended

Restaurant La Ciboulette, Peillac

Delicious food, charming staff, right next to the Oust river. Don't miss.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Terndrup1 24 November, 2019

Clean, welcoming and comfortable.
Especially liked the on-site woodland walk.
Would highly recommend, I will definitely be returning.

Owner response

Many thanks for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

10 / 10 lec 26 June, 2019

had a lovely stay, hosts were great, surroundings great, gite did what it said on the can, would

book again, and recommend it to anyone .

Owner response

It was lovely to meet you all, and to be able to share our love of nature and the surroundings. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you all again.

10 / 10 JenniferLuton 18 June, 2019

I have given a 10 rating because it really was all these things. A clean, well-appointed gite in a delightful rural setting, yet easy to get to local attractions and the coast. I highly recommend it and will definitely stay there again.

Owner response

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

10 / 10 chris mick 25 March, 2019

The area is astonishingly rich in history , has so much to offer with a great natural environment. Beautiful villages and towns, lakes, canals and rivers.
We felt spoilt with our lovely home from home , walks in the wood and brilliant hosts Alan and Mandy . Thank you and we'll see you again.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you both again.

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