|Matisse||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Sofa converted to a small bed suitable for child|
Welcome to Le Petit Chateau – and to the one bedroomed Apartment Matisse, set in a lovely and quiet area with only 1 neighbour, with access to a lovely 6m x 4m above ground swimming pool (unheated). Situated in the commune of Noyal Pontivy in the lovely countryside of Southern Brittany, this is a haven for wildlife and tranquility with the birds singing and the toads calling, yet only 5 minutes drive from Noyal Pontivy with amenities including a supermarket, bars, 2 boulangeries, restaurants and a take away. This apartment is a perfect relaxing retreat, yet near enough to many attractions to make the most of exploring this interesting region of France!
Ground floor -
Upon entering Matisse (all on ground floor) you are directly into the lounge which has an inset fire, 2 seater settee (which opens to small double, ideal for a child, would have to share en suite facilities), table and chairs, cupboard with broom, iron and ironing board etc. There is a flat screen French/English tv, also a dvd player. Board games and books. Kitchenette has a small electric top oven, fridge/small freezer, plus a second small fridge with ice box for your summer drinks. From the lounge/kitchen area a door leads to the bedroom en suite with 4'6 bed, wardrobe, shower, toilet and wash basin.
There is plenty of space for parking, you have your own area with a bbq, table and chairs where you can sit with a glass or two of wine at night and watch the stars, whilst listening to nature all around you, what an experience! There is also a lovely above ground pool 6m X 4m (unheated) with surrounding decking, sunloungers and parasols. The pool will be open 9.30am-7pm from the beginning of July until mid September. Note: please bring your own towels for the pool.
Other information -
We can offer a 20% discount on Brittany Ferries, this applies per passenger and each standard car.
The property is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with impaired mobility.
There is a barn available to keep bicycles and motorcycles in, which is locked at night.
Guest access -
In the laundry room there is a washing machine available for you to use at an extra charge. Just ask if you need to use it. Also an iron and ironing board are available on request.
You may take a walk around our lake and woods which you will find just across the lane. There is a lovely shady spot under the cherry trees, just before the bridge to the lake where you can have a picnic or barbecue .
We live on site in a house next door. We are very discreet but will be available to help you at any time .
We do not charge for cleaning, but please leave our home as you found it and replace any breakages
The area -
Southern Brittany is blessed with beautiful weather most of the year, obviously there are days of rain, but it has a micro climate which means it is often 10 degrees more then the UK in the summer. It is ideally placed for so many beautiful places to visit and things to do all within an hour of the gite. Below is a selection for you which really are a must to visit, there are of course many more, but we suggest a visit to a Tourist Office who will give you loads of suggestions, leaflets and maps to help you.
Malestroit (50 mins) - A pretty market town with regular concerts in summer. The canal is flanked by paths for walking and cycling, with boating for miles in both directions. On the outskirts of Malestroit is the Musée de la Résistance de Bretagne. This fascinating museum chronicles the vital role played by the people of Brittany at the time of the German Occupation during the second World War.
Malansac (1hr 10 mins) - The Prehistoric Park is a great day out for the youngsters. There are 30 scenes of reconstruction of the dinosaur age. The park is based on models and information from the Natural History Museum in Paris.
Ploermel (38 mins) - Although a town with lots of shops, on the outskirts Lac au Duc is a large stunning lake measuring 5.5km, with a sandy beach, lots to do here, kyaks, canoes, pedalos, water skiing, fishing, bar/restaurant, plenty of parking, fun for all the family! Adjacent to the lake is Lac au Duc Golf Club, this is a little gem in Brittany, a very popular 9 hole golf course.
Kitchenette has a small electric top oven, fridge/small freezer, plus a second small fridge with ice box for your summer drinks.
Upon entering Matisse (all on ground floor) you are directly into the lounge which has an inset fire, 2 seater settee (which opens to small double, ideal for a child, would have to share en-suite facilities),
From the Lounge/kitchen area a door leads to the bedroom en suitewith 4'6 bed, wardrobe, shower, toilet and wash basin.
En suite shower room with toilet.
There is plenty of space for parking. In the Apartments private garden there is a table and chairs where you can sit with a glass or two of wine at night and watch the stars whilst listening to nature all around you, what an experience! There is also a lovely above ground pool 6m x 4m (unheated) with surrounding decking, sunloungers and parasols. The pool will be open 9am-9pm from the beginning of June until the end of September. Note please bring your own towels for the pool.
Plenty of parking, There is a barn available to keep bicycles and motorcycles in, which is locked at night.
The gite is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with impaired mobility.
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||2018|
|Why this location?||Peaceful, beautiful, what more can one say!|
|Unique benefits of property||Everything you need to have a great holiday, in a secluded get away from it all rural position, and with a pool, makes it just perfect for relaxing!|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A beautiful walled city, full of art and history and is without doubt one of Brittany's most attractive sights and a must visit on any trip to the Gulf of Morbihan. Wander around the well preserved medieval streets, don't miss the spectacular and large morning market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, before taking lunch from the numerous restaurants overlooking the harbour side, try the famous seafood which includes oysters and mussels, then take a walk along the harbour with the hundreds of boats to look at whilst working your lunch off!
Voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, beautiful geraniums everywhere you look, plentiful restaurants and shops. Don't miss the church with its abundance of stunning stained glass windows, amazing colours, it is a must see on your holiday agenda!
Although a town with lots of shops, on the outskirts Lac au Duc is a large stunning lake measuring 5.5km, with a sandy beach, lots to do here, kyaks, canoes, pedalos, water skiing, fishing, bar/restaurant, plenty of parking, fun for all the family! Adjacent to the lake is Lac au Duc Golf Club, this is a little gem in Brittany, a very popular 9 hole golf course. Take the hortensia trail alongside with 5,500 hortensias! or take all or part of the walk
A very pretty town, the home of Yves Rocher (cosmetics & perfumes) where the family still live. There are fields of wild flowers around the town which are used to make perfumes in their factory, they also have a shop, spa hotel, and a vegetarian restaurant, very rare in France!
Outdoor Photo Festival (the largest in France), absolutely spectacular, focusing specifically on the environment, is held from June to end of September each year all around the town. Created in 2004 by Jacques Rocher, hundreds of large format photos are installed in the open air throughout the quaint cobbled streets. The aim of the festival is to make the public think about the future of the planet. An absolute must see!
Day Boat Hire, rent a boat in this pretty town, relax and meander through the river Aff which leads to the Nantes-Brest Canal, whilst spotting a kingfisher and other wildlife by the banks!
Now a quiet market town where the River Blavet meets the Nantes-Brest canal, Pontivy was once the seat of one of Brittany’s most powerful families before becoming one of Napoléon’s ‘new towns’. Visit the castle then amble around the streets. To get a feel for its medieval origins, head to Place du Martray, which used to be Pontivy’s main square and then take a look at nearby Maison des Trois Piliers (the house with three pillars), the only remaining example in Morbihan of a 16th-century ‘porched house’. The main site in Pontivy is its château, which overlooks the River Blavet a short walk from the town centre. The château, which retains many original features, is open to the public and often stages art exhibitions.
Situated near Mur-de-Bretagne, In the years after the First World War, electricity was a precious and rare commodity, particularly in rural areas. The construction of a 40-meter-high dam, at Guerlédan, to supply electricity to a third of Brittany, was seen as madness. The dam, the power station and Lake Guerlédan now offer an indispensable electric supplement, at times of high consumption.
A very popular place, where there is a perfectly preserved stunningly beautiful chateau which is a medieval fortress and is still lived in by the Duke & Duchess of Rohan. This wonderful Chateau has just been rated (2017) as the 3rd best chateau in the whole of France! It's a must see along with the Chateau's Dolls Museum which is open to visitors from April to October, there are tours in English daily during the summer.
Le Bois d'Amour (Lovers' Wood) in Josselin is literally a "park in a town". It has been created to promote nature and the environment. There is an open air theatre where music events are held during the summer months. An amphitheatre stages open air films and concerts during the summer.
Bastille Day 14th July, a very important date in history for the French which sets the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It has become a major public holiday. with numerous celebrations going on throughout France, Josselin is no exception and holds a Medieval Festival every 2 years, (re-enactment of medieval times) in the cobbled streets with its half timbered medieval houses, this will be happening this year 2018, it is amazing to see, where the whole town dresses up in period costume, with flame throwers, artistes, stalls, restaurants, bars, fireworks and more, a really good weekend not to be missed!
A small cove nestled on the edge of the forest of Quénécan, the Anse de Sordan is dedicated to nautical pleasures and bathing. Fun for all ages, this beach has games for the children and rental of pedalos and canoes. Restaurant on site, overlooking the lake.
Specially designed for fun and entertainment and for children from 0 to 12 years old. For older children there are giant toboggans, zip lines, monkey bridges, power tower. For the family, Happy Park offers:- A relaxation area with magazines, newspapers and free wifi access- A snack bar and a terrace are also available, open all year round!