Pretty holiday gite in Brittany, nr Josselin - BM006269

2km from Plumelec, Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM006269 Advertiser since: 28 March 2018
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Papillon Gite Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 A sofa bed downstairs makes it suitable for 5

About this property

Welcome to our Gite for a Perfect Relaxing Retreat! . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Situated in beautiful Southern Brittany in the commune of Plumelec, near to the stunning medieval town of Josselin. This pretty gite is a perfect relaxing retreat, yet near enough to many attractions to make the most of exploring this interesting region of France!



Kitchen and dining

From the Lounge, there is access to the large Kitchen/diner, which is well equipped with large wooden table and chairs, there is a full size gas oven and gas hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere, along with everything you need, pots and pans, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery and utensils.

Living rooms

Entering the cottage, you are immediately into the large light and airy lounge, with comfortable seating comprising of two double sofas (one is a sofabed), and armchair. A lovely feature here is a welcoming logburner for the cooler nights, perhaps with a glass or two of your favourite tipple whilst watching tv, which has access to UK freeview, or watching a good film on the dvd! Under the stairs houses the water tank, fuse box, and some cleaning equipment.


There are 2 bedrooms, both having 4'6 double beds. The master bedroom has a 3 door wardrobe, small cupboard and bedside cabinet, the 2nd bedroom has a full length mirror and a set of drawers. Both bedrooms have a large space underneath the beds, ideal for storing your suitcases etc. A sofabed downstairs makes it possible for 5 guests to stay here. There is a travelcot available if required (no bedding).


The lovely, light bathroom has a large shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Linen and towels are included for your stay. However, you will need to bring beach towels with you.


There is a welcoming log burner for the cooler nights,


Tv (Freeview) and dvd.

Garden and outside

The pretty garden is perfect for relaxing after a days sightseeing with a bbq (provided) and a glass of wine or 2! Please note the garden is not secured and we would therefore remind guests with young children and/or dogs to ensure they are supervised at all times.

Outdoor furniture, comprising of 2 sunloungers, 2 reclining sunchairs, table with 8 chairs and umbrella, with “al fresco” dining in mind. A patio area with a wooden 2 seater/table and cushions, has been created for 2 people to relax and enjoy the sun all day long, a real sun trap, and in private!

Parking and garages

There is off road parking for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

The gite is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with impaired mobility.


  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Veterinary Group Porhoet Parc d'activites (Near to Super U) 56120 Josselin 02 97 22 31 32



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Fisherman come here to catch pike, perch, black bass and perch etc. It's not unusual to land really big fish.
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac au Duc, Ploermel
Distance: 33 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac au Duc, Ploermel, famous 9 hole course in a gorgeous setting.
Distance: 33 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Tréhorenteuc 56 and La Gacilly 56, further info ....
Distance: 40 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Circuit des Picouras, Cruguel. Follow this link for other walks nearby...


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jill Harrison

My husband and I are at last living the dream in beautiful Brittany. We sold our home and invested in a new life in France providing holidays for people and those searching for their French Property. We are passionate about gardening, along with good food and wine, nothing better then soaking up the atmosphere outside on a summer eve with a glass of something! We like to walk in the countryside and enjoy the scenery and wildlife, which is literally on our doorstep, what more can you ask for!

Year property purchased 1900
Why this location? Peaceful and tranquil
Unique benefits of property Everything you need is available in a secluded get away from it all rural position, yet near to amenities.

The Owner Recommends

Josselin - Chateau and Nantes-Brest Canal

This medieval town has a beautiful chateau built around the 11th century, which has guided tours in the summer months. There is a lively market in the cobbled streets every Saturday morning.

The Nantes-Brest canal is very beautiful and picturesque, lots of walking or cycling to be had, course fishing, hiring of canal boats, not forgetting the nature side of things, so don't forget your camera and take piccies of ducks, herons, water voles, dragon flies etc.

Vannes - Butterfly Centre and Aquarium

The Jardin aux papillons (butterfly centre) is fascinating to see for all ages, learn about the life cycle of the butterfly whilst magnificent butterflies fly freely around you in a tropical jungle, some are huge!

The Aquarium has an excellent collection of marine life including a live Alligator that was found in the Paris sewers! All sorts of small and amazingly coloured fish, including a Nemo section which is great for the kids!

As they are next to each other, you can buy a family ticket for both which is better value.

La Gacilly - Photo Exhibition

As well as being a pretty town with a dramatic weir, every summer there is an open air photographic exhibition with literally hundreds of full size photos installed on the walls and along the cobbled streets focusing on the environment of the world.

Rochefort en Terre - Church

Voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, beautiful geraniums everywhere. The church with its abundance of stunning stained glass windows, amazing colours, it is a must see on your holiday agenda!

Vannes - Port and Market.

A stunning and picturesque port with hundred of boats to look at, with often exhibitions along the quayside.

A spectacular and large morning market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. One of the best in Brittany, wonderful wares and local produce, not to mention lots of stalls selling spectacular sunflowers amongst others.

Ploermel - Lac-au-Duc

Lac au Duc is a large stunning lake measuring 5.5km, with a sandy beach, lots to do here, kayaks, canoes, pedalos, water skiing, fishing, bar/restaurant, plenty of parking, fun for all the family!

Ploermel - Golf Blue Green Lac-au-Duc

Adjacent to the lake is the Golf Blue Green Lac au Duc Club, this is a little gem in Brittany, a very popular 9 hole golf course, measuring almost 3,000 metres with a par of 36.

Credin - Restaurant La Clochette

Run by a welcoming welsh couple, with a lovely 'pub' atmosphere, this is a must and well worth the half hour to get there. All home made food which includes a 3 course meal with wine 12E lunch, or 17E evening. Reservations essential. 09 67 11 77 62.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 9.5
  • Value for Money: 10
9.8 / 10 Greenleas17 12 September, 2018

End cottage of a pretty terrace of three. Old but walls thick enough for there to be no sound transference. Interior is to a very high standard and fully equipped (much more than usual). More like a Airbnb. Very quiet virtually no traffic noise

Tricky to find first time as Sat Nav leads to wrong road but access very easy and good parking.

Facilities marked down one point because we though a couple of sun loungers would make it perfect and WiFI didn't connect but we understood that this was to be reconfigured.

Location is about 4 miles from either of two villages so actually nothing "local" but either village has restaurants and supermarket so not real problem - we travel further than that when at home.

Numerous pretty villages, chateaus and castles all with 30 mile radius with Vannes being about 30mins.

Much to recommend little to gripe about Good value for money

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and that you loved the cottage. It certainly is a lovely base to view what the region offers! We hope that you enjoy the rest of what is left of the summer.

9.7 / 10 robertandcarolyn 6 August, 2018

this really is a charming little cottage,, absolutely everything we needed had been provided. I would quite happily recommend this cottage to anyone.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. We hope to perhaps see you again. Enjoy the rest of the summer!