|Maison Petite d'Hote||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
This beautifully presented cottage (sleeps 2) is a peaceful “hideaway” in rural Brittany. The outside area leads down to a lake and there are many walks through the woods which are part of the extensive grounds.
The garden and outdoor area is a haven of tranquillity and a must for birdwatchers. Just sit and listen to the many bird sounds. Amongst those spotted are Kingfishers, Thrushes, Pipits Wagtails, Crests, Buntings, Owls, Buzzards and Herons.
For nature lovers and those with a passion for ecology and biodiversity this holiday home is perfect! Watch deer in the field, listen to the magnificent dawn chorus and drink in the peaceful surroundings of nature.
The front door leads directly into the living space and upstairs is a galleried landing sleeping area.
Wi-fi is available throughout the property.
The main living area has a kitchenette with electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, cafetière and fridge.
A dining table and chairs are provided.
A feature of the cozy sitting room area is the woodburner, ideal for those cooler evenings.
there is a tv with French channels only.
The lovely wooden spiral staircase leads from the living area to the galleried landing with a double bed and bedside cabinets.
A cot is also provided.
On the ground floor is a shower room and separate wc.
Electric radiators and a woodburner make the cottage warm and inviting.
W-fi and dvd player
Outside the cottage is the lovely lake and many woodland paths. This area is shared with La Trinité the house next door. This property can be booked in conjunction with Maison Petite d’hote to provide spacious holiday accommodation sleeping 10 guests in total. Ideal for family holidays!
Secure parking available
Not suitable for the elderly or those with impaired mobility.
Not suitable for young children due to spiral staircase and open galleried bedroom.
However, babies up to walking age are very welcome.
We live in Jersey but fell in love with this part of Brittany many years ago. This led us to buying property over here.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||Peace, and quiet, close to ferry port|
|Unique benefits of property||A complete relaxation but close to the lovely Brittany coast and many attractions|
The nearby picturesque chateau town of Josselin, is a French “petite cite de caractere”. Bicycles and kayaks can be hired by the canal. Josselin has a lively mix of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The magnificent chateau, still inhabited by the Rohan family, has guided tours in both French and English.
Every Saturday is market day in Josselin. Local fresh produce including, cheese, vegetables, shellfish and cold meats are on sale.
A 45 minute drive from the accommodation takes you to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec. Here you will find an unusual sculpture park and chateau in magnificent grounds. There is a large lake and lots of woodland. There is a small café in the park but opening times can be limited! In the chateau there are often art exhibitions.
The walled city of Vannes is about a 50 minute drive away. The harbourside restaurants in Vannes are always busy in the summer months. The local seafood, oysters and mussels being particularly popular.
Another lovely medieval city with numerous cobbled streets. Plenty of watering holes here including down at the River Rance where there are regular river cruises.
A beautiful lake with plenty of walking and magnificent displays of hydrangeas in the summer months. Also a sandy beach and water sports with cafés and restaurants also.
About 1 1/2 hours drive. This world famous UNESCO Heritage Site is certainly worth a visit.
Too many to mention in detail but some beaches well worth a visit and no more than an hour away are:
Saint Cast-le-Guildo, Saint Lunaire, Etables-sur-Mer.
A little further afield are the beaches of the Pink Granite Coast. These include, Trestraou, Perros Guirec and Ploumana'ch.
There is a wonderful lake walk in Mauron and also a ‘Geology Walk’, Sentier géologique.
There is a lovely picnic area, place for BBQ, a good place to spend a couple of hours. The geology walk adjoins the lake, it is very well set out and you can follow a route with stop offs, boards explain the geology and the rocks are on display as well.