|Le Bois d'Oust||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||2||1 travelcot and 1 single bed|
Le Bois d'Oust is a typically Breton farmhouse set in the heart of Brittany - a province unlike other parts of France. It is a place where people sing their own songs, speak their own tongue and maintain their own ways. Brittany is full of medieval towns, prehistoric sites, 'standing stones' and many other features of historical interest.
The Nantes-Brest Canal is close by and offers long walks, cycle rides or perhaps a boat ride if you feel so inclined.
There are 2 large towns within 20 minutes or so of Le Bois D’Oust. Pontivy, an ancient walled city to the west, and Josselin, another ancient town to the east. In addition there are many villages which offer good restaurants and creperies.
There are large supermarkets in both Pontivy (23km) and Josselin (18km). There is a village store, butchery, bakery and newsagent in both Credin (6km) and Rohan (10km), and a small supermarket in Brehan (7 kms) and Noyal-Pontivy (17km).
Brand new kitchen installed May 2018. Fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee-machines, 2 fridges, iron and board. This is a large room with an island bench. The kitchen leads into a dining room that has a table big enough for 10 people. The dining room also has a games cupboard with jigsaws, boardgames, etc.
The cosy living room has a wood burning stove and plenty of space for the entire family to relax in comfort. There is a large selection of books, dvds, cds as well as a flat screen tv (both English and French channels), Stereo and dvd player
One master bedroom with king size bed
One bunk room (attached to master bedroom)
These 2 rooms share a bathroom
One double bedroom
One room with 2 single beds
These 2 rooms share the other bathroom
There are 2 bathrooms upstairs both with bath and shower. There is a downstairs toilet.
Wood burner in lounge.
Central heating throughout downstairs.
Flat screen tv receiving English and French channels
Dvd player and dvd collection
Stereo and cd collection
Extensive book collection
Indoor games for all the family
Le Bois D'Oust is situated in a parklike garden of over 2 acres.
Outside games for children
Children's swing/slide set
Table tennis (on request and on fine days)
And of course, the heated swimming pool!
Outside dining furniture
Plenty of parking and storage if required for bikes, canoes, trailers, etc. if required. Notice needed for larger items.
This property is suitable for all the family and a baby gate is available on request. Main bedrooms have night lights.
Not suitable for wheelchairs as bedrooms and bathrooms are accessed via stairs.
Airport or ferry transfers can be arranged (fee)
Babysitting available (fee)
A generous welcome pack means visitors have all they need for that first cup of tea and breakfast so can start relaxing the moment they arrive.
Chas and Jackie have travelled extensively worldwide but after visiting Brittany many times and experiencing the beautiful countryside and the friendliness of the French people they decided to make it their home. Having spent over 30 years roaming the globe they know what is important to holidaymakers and how to make them feel at home.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Le Bois d'Oust is a typically Breton farmhouse set in the heart of Brittany a province unlike other parts of France. It is a place where people sing their own songs, speak their own tongue and maintain their own ways. Brittany is full of medieval towns, prehistoric sites, 'standing stones' and many other features of historical interest.|
|Unique benefits of property||Le Bois D'Oust is a beautifully renovated farmhouse with a heated swimming pool in a charming rural location. Just a short walk from the Nantes-Brest Canal and close to 2 ancient, walled cities. A generous welcome pack means visitors have all they need for that first cup of tea and breakfast so can start relaxing the moment they arrive. Children are most welcome and have room to breathe and play in safety. With a pool, games, table football, badminton, table tennis, Swing Ball, toys, games, videos, music and books there will be no time for them to be bored!|
The Nantes/Brest Canal is just a pleasant 10 minute walk away. This beautiful waterway offers long walks, cycle rides or perhaps a boat ride if you feel so inclined.
Josselin (18km) is a must-visit on any tour of the Breton heartlands. From its medieval castle, still lived in by members of the legendary Rohan family, to the doll museum, and from its attractive old town with medieval half-timbered houses to canal-based fun or forest walks, there’s something to interest all members of the family.
Situated where the River Blavet meets the Nantes-Brest Canal, the ancient walled city of Pontivy (23km) was once the seat of one of Brittany’s most powerful families before becoming one of Napoléon’s ‘new towns’. The main site in Pontivy is its château, which overlooks the River Blavet, a short walk from the town centre.
A lovely creperie and grill in the nearby town of Rohan where you can dine on great food in a good atmosphere.
Wonderful ambiance overlooking the Nantes-Brest Canal in Rohan
We spent a wonderful 10 days at le bois. The accommadation was well set out for two families with large lounge/ communal spaces downstairs and then seperate stairs to each families sleeping quarters. the kitchen was also well stocked with utensils etc for cooking. Whilst not really suitable for lengths the pool was perfect for splashing about with the children and boosted their swimming confidence massively, Larry the lobster our inflatable friend also enjoyed it immensely!
Jackie and chaz were incredibly friendly and appeared like a genie if we rung the specified doorbell with any queries/issues. Our son also loved going to chat to Jackie when she was cleaning the pool each morning. Otherwise we barely knew they were there and felt very at home in the garden and to let the children play within the grounds.
Le bois is set in beautifully quiet countryside - we loved spotting lots of birds and wildlife. The canal path also provides a beautiful cycle/run if you need to burn off the pastries and fresh bread. The only slight downside to the location is that we had to drive an hour or so to visit the beach - a sacrifice we were very willing to make considering how peaceful the setting was.