|Le Puits Maison||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
Le Puits Maison is a French longere which means long house. It was built in around 1652 which was just after the time of the Three Musketeers and in the reign of Louis 14th. It has 3 separate parts one of which is our holiday cottage.
The longere is built on 2240 square meters of garden and has a small vegetable plot. In summer the house is covered with hanging baskets and we enter the commune garden competition each year. On one occasion we came second in the whole of Morbihan.
The cottage consists of a living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor with English colour television. On the second floor there are 2 bedrooms, one is open plan and has a double bed and the second has two single beds. There is a bathroom with bath, shower and wc on the second floor.
There is no washing machine but a service wash is available on request.
On the ground floor is the kitchenette which is fully equipped with every utensil you could need. There is a full gas cooker, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.
The ground floor is a typical French Salle a Manger of 50 square meters. There is a 3 piece cottage suite, book case, dresser, English colour tv etc, etc.
The lounge ceiling has oak beams and leads out through the patio door and into the front garden where you have a garden dining table and chairs on the terrace.
Two bedrooms are situated on the second floor. One of the bedrooms is open plan and has a double bed, the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have adequate wardrobe space and drawer space.
The bathroom is on the second floor and has a bath, shower and wc. There is a large mirror and shaving mirror.
Le Puits Maison is designed as a summer let and hopefully you should not need heating, but if you come out of season and need heating there is a wood burning stove which gives out lots of heat. Firewood can be obtained at cost price should you need it.
There is ample space on either the front or rear garden for sunbathing etc.
Parking is within the grounds immediately outside your cottage. There are 2 gates to the property both of which are closed at all times.
I came to France in 2004 and love the carefree way of life. My wife has been here for over 30 years. Our interests include model engineering and are currently building a half size steam traction engine plus we have a 1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit in which we go to various local classic car meetings. You will be invited to join us if you wish. Sally and I love eating out especially at lunchtime. We are a sociable couple and welcome you to our house. We have an adorable Border Collie called Sadie
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Meneac is situated in the department of Morbihan in the centre of Brittany. In Meneac is a pharmacy run by Franck who speaks good English and a local supermarket where you can buy your bread and provisions. There is a park with a lake and playground. Fishing is available at a local private lake of some 5 acres. There are many town of historical interest within easy reach. The Savage coast, the Gulf of Morbihan and the Loire Valley can all be explored within a days drive. There are cities of character with stunning displays of flowers all over the area. The Knights of the Round Table legend is centred n the forest of Broceliande and Merlin's tomb can be seen. There are several chateaux that can be visited, one only 20 minutes away at Josselin. Rochefort en Terre is regarded as the most beautiful village in Morbihan, well worth a visit. On the second Sunday in August there is the Festival of Artisans and modelism where people of all kinds display their handicrafts.|
|Unique benefits of property||We are situated 4km outside the village of Meneac which is buried deep in the heart of Morbihan. We are in a little hamlet consisting of 3 houses, 2 of which are owned by the same family and over the years have proved to be very good neighbours. We have a lawned area to the front and back and have a small veg plot. In the past we have won several prizes for our hanging baskets on one year we came second in the whole of Morbihan. There is a patio outside your gite where you can have a bbq, sit in the sun or you can join Sally and I for a laugh and a joke. Monday night is curry night and you are invited. The medieval walled city and port of St Malo is just over an hours journey from here and the international airport of Rennes is within the hour. The Ryanair airport at Dinard is also within the hour as is Vannes, which is the capital of Morbihan, with is shopping centre and port. We live on the premises and are here to help you have a super holiday.|
We are situated in the heart of Brittany just over an hour from the ferry terminal of St Malo and an hour from Dinard airport. The area is steeped in history and the legend of King Arthur is supposed to have originated here in Broceliande where the tomb of Merlin can be found. There is some stunning architecture to be admired in almost every town or village by looking at the churches and market places. Well worth a visit is Rochefort en Terre. You can wander down the main street and find antique shops, a glass blower, a candle maker etc and also pay a visit to the 11th century church with is sloping columns. A real time warp.
Meneac is situated within easy reach of the Savage coast, the seaside towns of western Brittany and the Gulf of Morbihan. A day trip to Quiberon takes you down a narrow strip of land that has the Gulf of Morbihan on one side and the raging Atlantic ocean on the other. The ancient city of Vannes with is magnificent shopping centre and port is about 50 minutes drive as is Rennes, the capital city of Ille et Villaine.
Driving south you will come to La Roche Bernard which is situated on the banks of the river Villaine. Next comes Guerande in the Loire Atlantique. A walled city with a moat full of carp. Within the walls are restaurants, shops and a magnificent church. A little further on at St Nazaire you can cross the Loire on a superb bridge.
You must try having lunch at one of the many French routier cafes, basically posh transport cafes. A 5 course meal with wine and coffee can be had for about 12 euros. Another favourite is the Lotus d'Asie at Rennes. All you can eat buffet including anything from the wok for 12 euros. The nicest sirloin steak I have had in France is included in the price.
The chateau at Josselin give guided tours in English. Lizio is a must, the Eco museum and Poete Ferrailleur. The second Sunday in August hosts the Festival of Artisans where every year 14.000 people attend.
Roger and Sally welcome you to our home.