|La Maison Fontaine||Self Catering||Saturday||6||12||4|
Holiday villa with 6 bedrooms plus cots, sleeps 12 with heated pool in the Morbihan region of Brittany, child friendly with large gardens with gates to stairs and terrace with a fully fenced pool area for safety.
This beautiful Breton house is situated in 2 acres of private and fully enclosed grounds mainly laid to lawn with gardens, heated in ground swimming pool, barbecue on a large terrace for 'al fresco' dining, garden furniture, separate breakfast patio, children's play area with Wendy house, slide and swing frame, see-saw, boules court, trampoline, 9 hole pitch and putt, badminton, tennis net and lots more outdoor equipment and a range of bicycles to use too. There is ample parking for at least 6 cars.
The house comprises 3 double bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, one with bath, shower, vanity unit and toilet; the other with shower, double vanity unit and toilet. There are 2 additional separate toilets, one on the ground floor and one on the top floor. There is a garden/play room equipped with a variety of games for indoor or out such as badminton and swing ball. Large separate games room with snooker/pool table/table football/table tennis and dartboard, separate dining room to accommodate 12 people, large sitting room with a wood burner, tv, dvd, cd player with iPod docking station and wi-fi. There is a library of many films, music and books for your use. Fully fitted kitchen including washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer and ample plates cups and glasses.
The house is situated on the edge of the village walking distance to local bar and pizza takeaway. La Croisty which is 1.1km has a small supermarket, bakers and butchers. Nearest large town is Pontivy with beautiful architecture and plenty of cafe life opportunities.
The well known Breton coastline of the North and South is easy accessed and 30 minutes will get you to the beautiful sandy beaches near Lorient or a little further will take you to Erdeven and the extensive sandy bay round to Quiberon.
(Please note due to allergy concerns for guests we are unable to accept pets)
Fully equipped kitchen including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, iron and ironing board. Dining room with seating for 12 people plus highchairs and patio doors on the breakfast terrace, with lots of glasses and cups, cutlery etc to easily keep your dining going.
Out from the kitchen is the hallway with a wide door into the dining room with a long table and 12 chairs to enable the whole group to eat together. There is a sideboard for storing your drinks and other food as well for ease of getting from the table.
Double doors and a step up and over gives access outside to a small sunken terrace which is perfect for morning breakfast as the sun cascades into there. The terrace has a table and chairs and provides an alternative place to escape to if you wish some quiet away from the others!
To add to the dinning options, there is a barbecue for guest use on the main terrace.
The house has a very comfortable lounge that is accessed from the lovely hallway that is tiled in a traditional french way. The lounge gives access to the games room with an interconnecting door so you can keep an eye on the younger ones if you need to.
The feature of the room, apart from the size, is the free standing glass fronted woodburner, which is a lovely thing to use if an evening chills off a little or in the beginning or end of the summer season.
The lounge is comfortably furnished with 3 large sofas and 2 separate armchairs to relax and enjoy your family and friends company. If you need some entertainment then there is a large flat screen television with additional sound bar system, a cd player with iPod docking station for playing your music, a library of films and videos too.
Accessed from the first floor is a play room which is called the garden room as this gives access outwards onto the terrace which is then at ground level out to the pool.
The villa is set over three floors with the bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors, but the 1st floor is also the ground floor if looked at from the back of the house as the land slopes up.
The top floor has three bedrooms, one double and two twin rooms. They have extensive views across the open countryside and surrounding farmland. On this floor there is a bathroom and toilet and another toilet too. A stairgate gives access to the lovely wooden stairs down to the 1st floor.
The 1st floor bedrooms comprise of 2 double rooms and a twin room. On this floor there is a large shower room with double basins and wc. The landing area gives access the garden room and the exit door to the terrace and pool. A further stair gate gives access to a further staircase down to the ground floor.
All the bedrooms have wardrobes and other furniture such as dressing tables, all with cool air fans and electric heating and all with nice views.
For the comfort of the guests there are toilets on all three floors. The top floor has a bathroom with a vanity unit, shower cabin, small bath for children and a WC. This floor also has a separate wc for convenience when the bathroom is occupied too.
The 2nd floor has a large airy bathroom with a multi-jet shower cabin, double sink vanity unit and wc. This room is convenient for guests changing for the pool as the access for the pool is from this level.
Further down to the ground floor there is a wc room with wash hand basin for use if you are dining or in the lounge or games room.
The villa is heated by independent electric radiators in all rooms and hallways which efficiently heat the house if it is needed. The lounge has a large feature wood-burner that gives superb heating that not only provides the warmth but also a visual treat and focal point too.
To make your holiday enjoyable there is a range of entertainment options to suit all ages arranged in different rooms and even outside.
There is a separate games room on the ground floor with a full size pool table, full size table tennis, traditional darts and an electronic darts board for children, a table football with an 'air-hockey' type top as well. A cd player is in the games room and some bar stools and shelf area for drinks. A large airy room that provides lots of fun!.
The Garden room on the 1st floor also has a range of games and puzzles aimed at the younger generation but also has other games and outdoor toys as well for the whole family.
The house is wi-fi connected and other technology includes a large screen tv with sound bar, dvd, cd, iPod docking station with mp3 connectivity, extensive library of films, music cds, books and games.
For some simple outdoor fun there is a 9 hole children's pitch and putt course and putters and pitching wedges are provided.
A main feature of La Maison Fontaine is the large garden and pool giving space for all to enjoy the outdoors.
The pool is heated and well serviced to ensure that you can enjoy comfortable safe swimming. The heating is provided by an air-source heat pump for efficiency.
The house is accessed from an 'L' shaped drive and the grounds entered from large double gates at the rear where the main garden and lawn is. To the right hand side of the house is an additional hedged garden that is a tranquil area providing tree shade and a hammock to relax in!
There is the pitch and putt course to the main garden, that also has the badminton and football nets and the Boule court.
To the left of the house is the pool garden, which is separately fenced for safety, that has further children's toys including a large trampoline, swings and slide. This are can be accessed from the garden or the house via the terrace.
The terrace is a large and faces west for full sun in the afternoon until it sets!
There is ample parking for for about 6 cars, so there is no problem with large family groups and vehicles to be all contained within the property.
La Maison Fontaine is not suitable for disabled access due to the house being over three floors and multiple changes in level. However the terrace is accessed from the garden by a slope giving access into the house and the 2nd floor which has a large bathroom and toilet and 3 bedrooms. However there is no ramped access to the ground floor where the kitchen, dinning, lounge and games room are located.
The nearest beaches are approximately 30km (30 minute drive) to the many beautiful seaside resorts such as Lamor Plage, Port Louis, Giddell plage with its safe sandy beaches and many restaurants. There is also a public golf course at Keruisseau approximately 35km and horse riding near the village of Ploerdut approximately 8km. Water sports and picnic area at Priziac approximately 5km.
The area boasts many historical sites and towns such as Carnac with its fascinating standing stones, Concarneau with a beautiful walled town, Quiberon with its gun implacements and trenches from the 2nd world war. Josselin with its fairytale medieval castle, Pont Scorff Zoo fantastic fun for the children, The walled town of Hennebont has a market once a week and many more interesting places to see in this region.
Changeover day is on Saturday during the main holiday season but can be flexible out of season to suit guests requirements.
I am a French lady who has been living in the UK in the past 23 years. I bought this house in this peaceful little village to spend some holidays with family and friends and offer the house for others to enjoy as well. My French family lives nearby on the coast and having this house makes visiting them so much easier. This is the first year I have offered the house for holiday rental but the house has a strong history of successful rentals.
|Year property purchased||2019|
|Why this location?||La Maison Fontaine is perfectly situated in the peaceful countryside but only 30 minutes from the southern Morbihan coast with its lovely sandy beaches and warm micro climate. Brittany is blessed with numerous attractions from watersports, beaches, deer park, markets, creperies, rugged coastline for exploring and medieval towns. Not to far from the ferries and well known land marks such as Mont St Michel and Josselin.|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is perfectly set up for accommodating large family groups comfortably with lots of activities and games for children to keep them occupied including a lovely out door in-ground heated swimming pool with loungers and seats to relax in around the outside.
There is an indoor games room that will provide fun for both the children and adults during the evenings or even if the weather is not so good. The house has a very large garden for running about in and has a simple 9 hole pitch and putt course to occupy some time knocking a golf ball about for the adults and the children. For a taste of the French life, experiment with a game of Boule in the purpose made area.
The house caters for up to 12 people all sat round the in-door dinning room or outdoors on the sun terrace to sit for long evening meals watching the sun go down. The house is set over three floors and has bedrooms on the top two levels giving views over the countryside .
There are far too many things to do and places to visit in Brittany for us to list here and of course it will depend on your personal hobbies and activities but the tourist information centre in Guémené-sur-Scorff has all the information you will need - 1 Rue Haha, 56160 Guémené-sur-Scorff Tel : +332 97 39 33 47 There are offices in Gourin, Le Faouet and all over Brittany in bigger towns too.
Opening hours: July-August : Every day 9am – 1pm and 2pm -6pm. closed Sunday and holiday afternoons.
April, May, June, September, October, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm - 5.30pm.
November to March, Tuesday to Saturday form 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 5.30pm.Closed on Thursdays during school holidays.
Picnics: On a sunny day a picnic is lovely, there are plenty of aire de repos (picnic sites), lakes nearby at Priziac and on the road towards Rostrenen. also tourist sights all over the countryside and coast with beaches and areas for children to run off steam.
Beaches: We are spoilt for beautiful beaches on the southern coast of Brittany and they are all easily accessible from the Quiberon peninsular
Chez Marie-thé, Ploerdut:Tel +332 97 39 43 82 - help yourself buffet starter, 3 choices of main course + cheese/sweet including wine (help yourself from a dispenser with jugs under) €11.50 for 3 courses or less if you only want main or starter/main or main/sweet.
Le Trois Marchand, Guémené-sur-Scorff: Tel +332 97 51 21 53 – set menu including wine is very good in lovely surroundings. Around €11 a head.
Le Triskell, Le Croisty: Tel +332 97 51 60 40 – Basic local food, buffet starter, different main each day and help yourself pudding includes wine for around €11 each.
Other places recommended are Le Croix des Nations, & Le Chene d’Antan both near Berné (only 1 main choice but very good value again) Le Pie, Paule, (a bit further away but very good food with a nice terrace by the Nantes/Brest canal on a sunny day) and of course you will be spoilt for choice on the south coast of Brittany with the most amazing fresh seafood.
For an evening meal (these places also offer a menu du jour at lunchtime) we can suggest:
Le Croix D’Or, Le Faouet: Tel +332 97 23 07 33 – Very good food a bit more expensive but open lunchtime (€15) and evenings for á la carte plus a very good Sunday lunch for about €18 a head (not including wine) booking essential.
Le Capri, Priziac: Tel +332 97 34 65 13 – Open Wednesday to Sunday evenings, lunchtime menu du jour Wednesday to Friday €11.50. Highly recommended Savoyades specialities pasta dishes and steaks on the á la carte plus take away pizza service.
L’Orée du Bois, Kernescleden: Tel +332 97 51 61 51 – Again menu du jour but open for á la carte in the evenings including seafood and specialities of the terroir- very good. Closed all day Wednesday.
Auberge de Pont Calleck, Inguinel: Tel +332 97 32 08 75 – Open lunchtimes and evenings in a beautiful setting by the river in the Valley de Scorff. Very good food but relatively expensive.
There are also creperie’s open in the evening both Le Faouet and Guémené, plus loads of other restaurants
Parc Aquanature at Le Sterou, Priziac near by is an interesting adventure park that will make you smile as you drive a golf buggy round a wildlife are hoping to see the deer!