|The Cottage||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1|
St Samson Gites are located in the department of Morhiban in the centre of the Brittany peninsular. We have three fully equipped, characterful Gites surrounded by gardens, fields and countryside bounded by a small river to the north and the Nantes-Brest Canal to the west. The fully equipped cottages have been well cared for and offer wonderful original features throughout. These include beamed ceilings, stone walls, log burners and impressive fireplaces.
Local towns, villages and areas of outstanding beauty lie close at hand giving massive scope for exploration and adventure, all of which gives you that French "Joie De Vie!" Whether it be the rugged northern coast, beaches of the south, Cap Finistere all are within comfortable driving distance from our location here in the centre.
Having said that, you don't need to go anywhere at all as the peace and quiet of St Samson is so alluring. And sometimes, thats all you need for your holiday!
All gites can be let together or individually, please contact us for details.
The Cottage has a fully equipped cottage kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, microwave and a gas oven with grill. The kitchen area is open plan to the family dining area and main sitting room.
In "The Cottage" there is a large open plan, comfortable sitting room that looks to an impressive open fireplace fitted with a log burner. This room in turn is open to the family dining area and the kitchen.
With "The Cottage" there are three good sized bedrooms with wooden floors, shuttered windows and fantastic southerly aspect views across open countryside.
The bathrooms is fitted with thermostatically controlled shower and has the usual ablution facillities. Each Gite also has its own individual hot water tank that will give you all the hot water that you require.
All the Gites have fabulous fireplaces fitted with logburners. There are also individual thermostatically controlled radiators in all the rooms for your comfort.
All of our cottages are equipped with Satellite television in the main living areas along with dvd players and cd players. We have a residents' dvd and book library located in the games room for your enjoyment as well. The Gites also have access to Broadband for your hand held devices such as phones, tablets and laptops.
In the gamesroom there is a full sized pool table as well as a table tennis table.
For your peace of mind there are enclosed gardens to the front of the cottages. Especially useful if your dog likes a bit of a wander!
There is a sunken, heated 11m swimming pool that is available for guest use from 7:00 until 22:00 between the end of May and September.
The grounds extend to a local footpath that runs across the southern boundary of the property, leading down through the woods to the Nantes-Brest Canal. Simply stunning. Turn left on the towpath and you can walk or cycle for miles and miles taking in the wildlife and the beautiful countryside. Turn right on the towpath and you will come to Lake Guerledan after approximately 3 miles. A great day out with a picnic on La Plage! Yes, unbelievably, there is a beach where you can hire Kayak's, great fun!
There is plenty of parking here at St Samson for all guests. If you have "something special" then we have a large hanger that offers extra protection from the elements. We can also provide electric hook ups for caravans or camper vans.
St Samson Gites is a great place to get away from the extremely busy world that we seem to live in nowadays. As such, if you need to switch off, walk, think, plan or just sleep! we are the place for you.
Life is too short and another adventure was required! So we found St Samson and the wonderful surrounding area to be just what was needed. We were very lucky. The Brittany peninsular is a stunning part of France and we are centrally located enabling you too to explore and be amazed, whether it be the rocky northern coast, walking the Nantes-Brest canal or visiting the medieval centre of Vannes, there is so much to see and do.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Proximity to the UK, transport links, but mainly because it felt... right.|
|Unique benefits of property||It is incredibly quiet here. There is a character and history to St Samson, coupled with the local people that makes our endeavour very special. Whether you want to watch the Plough wheel past your bedroom window in the Stable [there is no light pollution here all you Stargazers!] late at night, or get up early to walk down through the woods to experience the mist hanging above the canal, locks and fields [you may even catch sight of an Otter or a Heron] then this could well be the holiday for you.|
A 200 hectare man made lake surrounded by cliffs, beaches and water sports. A 3 mile walk from St Samson along the canal bank, the lake has a 47Km footpath around its shores, through woods, along beaches and across rocky peninsulas.
There are even the remains of Bluestone slate quarry communities with a cave system and a grotto! All very exciting!
This is definitely an excellent day out. There is a tremendous amount of local history to experience and understand in Brittany. For some The Second World War, invasion of France and the occupation is utterly fascinating and also extremely educational to us all in our 21st Century. The U Boat pens at Lorient exemplify this. They are enormous, well preserved and largely turned over to commercial use. However, the French Government has created a magnificent museum which includes a guided tour of one of the original German Submarine pens along with a very informative interactive exhibition in another. The French Diesel/Electric Submarine "Flore-S645" is also on permanent display outside with translation equipment available for your tour. Highly recommended!
Located 200m from the complex, the extensive Brittany canal system offers a wonderful glimpse back in time to a France that has mainly disappeared. The well kept tarmac towpath offers great walking and cycling opportunities through picturesque countryside with the chance of observing many different species of birds such as Herons, Cormorants and the beautiful Kingfisher. There is also the possibility that you may well spy an Otter!