|Lake Cottage||Self Catering||Sunday||2||5||2|
The cottage was built about 1900. It has a private south facing garden with some views over the hamlet to the countryside beyond. The property is in the heart of Brittany in the hamlet of Kergoff, close to the Village of Caurel. The cottage is only 500 metres from the Lac de Guerledan with its beaches, safe swimming and a wide variety of watersports, including water-skiing. Bring your own speed boat!
Pets are welcome! Please check when booking. there will be a fee of £10 per week.
We can help you make your vet's appointment before your return travel.
Please mention when booking if you require Internet access. The cottage has 3G access on a pay as you go basis (not charged for). However credit has to be applied to SIM card. There is enough credit to look at 2000 Web pages or emails. However it is NOT suitable for downloading large amounts of data.
The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine.
There is a comfortable lounge with a granite fireplace and tiled floor.
For winter lets a "starter pack" ofone basket of logs will be provided, October - March
There are 2 bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed. The second has a triple sleeper, a double bed below and a single on top.
There is a wet room with a toilet and a separate toilet.
There is electric heating and a log fire.
Book some, dvds and children's games.
It has a private south facing garden with views over the hamlet to the countryside beyond.
There is secure parking at the cottage. .
02 September 2012
This has been our fourth visit to the cottage and as usual have found it comfortable and well equipped, the latest addition being the newly fitted kitchen. The location is handy for visiting all parts of Brittany or you can stay around the cottage and enjoy the Lake and the many walks nearby. The cottage is in a quiet location on a no through road yet close to the N164 and nearby Mur de Bretagne. This year we had the added pleasure of a red squirrel in the garden, it lives in the next door neighbours tree and was joined by a very busy nuthatch eating the hazelnuts! We look forward to returning next year.
Lovely, family friendly home.
05 April 2012
This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We visited with our 2 daughters, age 5 and 6mths, for our honeymoon. The house is located in a quiet road and the walled and gated garden makes it a safe place for the children. There are plenty of facilities and places to visit a short drive away, a
To get to the cycle track you go up the lane for about 400m, then branch off up a path for about 100m. You reach the track, which goes for about 15 km to Mur de Bretagne in one direction. It goes for 45 km in the other direction, with one short break, to Carhaix.
To get to the lake, it is down the lane, turn right at the bottom follow the lane around. Turn left past 2 ponds and follow the lane to the lake, this is about 600m away.
The Brest/Nantes canal is about 2 miles away
I am a primary school teacher married to Louise, we have two children of 13 and 14 who still really enjoy staying at the cottage. <br/><br/> We have owned the cottage for 8 years and have tried to furnish it how we would expect a nice holiday cottage to be equipped.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||We brought the cottage because it is close to the lake, restaurants and the cycle track. It is also easy to get to from the UK.|
|Unique benefits of property||By the lake, restaurants and cycle track.|
Lac de Guerledan and the area - The whole lake area is surrounded by the Quenecan Forest, which is privately owned by the Count, (locally known as Jaques). Even on a busy day, the lake can hide the tourists, and remaining a natural area, there is still wild boar (not that you will see them). It is an area that can never be developed, and will never be spoilt. Although privately owned, the Count has allowed pathways to be cleared through the forest, making it a walkers paradise, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. There are hundreds of walks, you can always find quiet paths and avoid other people. There are 3 restaurants dotted around the lake.
The cottage is also 400m from a cycle track which runs from Carhaix to the small town of Mur du Bretagne. To get to the cycle track you go up the lane for about 400m, and then branch off up a path for about 100m. You reach the track, which goes for about 15km to Mur de Bretagne in one direction. It goes for 45km in the other direction, with one short break, to Carhaix.
There is good fishing on the lake, or in the Brest canal. A day ticket costs €10.
The lake itself is a masterpiece of engineering, and leads off to the Nantes-Brest Canal on both sides, and feeding a massive hydro system of electricity. The nearest restaurants are an easy and pleasant 1km walk along the edge of the lake, 440 hectares of water that can be enjoyed by all. Speedboats jet skis are allowed, as well as canoes and sailing boats. Two safe beaches ideal for swimming and children to play on.There are man-made beaches such as Anse de Sordan, equipped with a children's play area and very safe, as well as picnic areas. For the more adventurous, Beau Rivage offers a lively night life, beaches, watersports and other activities. There is family entertainment including pedaloes, crazy golf, etc. Guests could also bring their speedboat as water-skiing is allowed on the lake (the French champion) used to train here.
There are at least 5 restaurants around the lake, 3 of these are within 1km walk of the cottage. There are plenty of activities to keep the children out of mischief and safe. To get to the lake, it is down the lane, turn right at the bottom follow the lane around. Turn left past 2 ponds and follow the lane to the lake, this is about 600m away.
The Brest-Nantes Canal is about 2 miles away (it runs into and out of the lake). The lake paths connect to it. The towpath is flat and suitable for walking and cycling. I believe that it is possible to go the whole way, from Brest to Nantes on the towpath.
Not far from the cottage is picturesque Bon Repos. The Abbey, situated at the side of canal is well worth a visit. Every Sunday from May to October there is an artisan's market here. Also a couple of bars and a creperie. Each August, for two weeks, a spectacular "Son et Lumiere" is performed after dark. This is not to be missed!
Pontivy, about 25 minutes drive away, is a beautiful market town. A market is held each Monday, throughout the year. There is also a chateau in the town and numerous eating and drinking places. Also three large supermarkets.
The beautiful medieval town of Josselin, about one hour from the property, has a perfectly preserved medieval chateau which is still lived in by the Rohan family.
The chateau and Dolls' Museum are open to visitors from April to October and there are tours in English daily during the summer.
Situated on the banks of the Nantes-Brest canal, there are electric boats and kayaks, also bikes for hire during the summer.
A charming little town within 1 km of the cottage. There are 3 bars and restaurants in the town, also a boulangerie. All within walking distance!
Great situation for both quiet/peaceful holiday or as a base to visit coastal resorts etc.
We have enjoyed many pleasant holidays at this lovely cottage, our last visit March 2016.
The cottage is clean comfortable and very well equipped.
The kitchen and master bedroom have recently been updated to a good standard.
It has a small south facing garden, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine.
There is off road hard standing parking at the side of the cottage enough for at least two cars.
It is in a quiet rural location ideal for exploring nearby Lake Guerledan.
Its a good base for visiting the many surrounding historic towns, the beaches are about an hour’s drive away.
Plenty of nearby walks and the chemin for traffic free cycling.
We would recommend this cottage and look forward to our next visit.