Rose, holiday gite to rent in Brittany

Saint-Mayeux (9km from Mur-de-Bretagne), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002678_B Advertiser since: 12 March 2012

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Rose Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 + Cot

About this property

Rose Gite, Peaceful Setting, Lake Guerledan 10 Mins. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

** Please Note: Arrival and Departure days are flexible throughout **

Perfect for individuals, couples, families or groups..  
 
Peace and tranquillity in the heart of Brittany, is on offer at Le Boterff and only 1½ hours from the ferry ports at Roscoff or St Malo.  Situated in central Brittany in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we are centrally located for exploring this beautiful and popular region of France.  All areas of Brittany are easily accessible from Le Boterff.
 
Le Boterff is home to British owners, Helen, Carl, Kevin and Lisa.  Located in the heart of Brittany, in a very peaceful rural setting, in 2/3 acre of established gardens of trees and shrubs, with views of the beautiful Breton countryside.  The original farmhouse is a traditional Breton stone longere.  The farmhouse is at one end and the longere is divided into 2 comfortable and well equipped gites.  It is ideal for individuals, couples, or groups of family and friends holidaying together.

We also offer B&B in our Farmhouse. Our B&B room can sleep up to 3 people.

We have a lovely rural campsite set in attractive gardens with 5/6 pitches. All touring facilities are available. The village of St Mayeux is just 1.5 km away, where there is a shop, Post Office and Bar. The stunning Lac de Guerledan is just 10 minutes away. 
 
There is so much to see and do in the area that there is never enough time to do it all. 

Highlights include -
Visiting stunning beaches and pretty ports along the north, south or west coasts of Brittany.
Beautiful medieval towns such as Dinan, Vannes, Concarneau, Moncontour, Quintin, Josselin, Pontivy, Locronan, Quimper (and many more).
French Markets for fabulous local produce.
Cycling, Walking, Sailing, Watersports, Angling, Golf, Horse Riding are all available nearby.
Many attractions to interest and delight all ages.
Bar, small shop and Post Office in the pretty little village of St Mayeux 10-15 mins walk or a couple of mins drive away.

Restaurant/Bar at St Gilles du Vieux Marché (5 minutes drive away) for excellent value meals.
 
Other access routes options are available via Dinard or Rennes (airports) plus others. Contact us for full directions. 
Discounted rates available for couples, long lets, house hunting etc.

For full information please visit www.leboterff.com

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The gite has a very spacious open plan living / kitchen / dining area.

The Kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you are likely to need, including fridge, freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker and full size gas cooker.

The dining has a full sized dining table and comfortable dining chairs to seat six people in comfort.

Living rooms

The sitting area has a logburner and a cottage style sofa and armchairs to seat up to six people in comfort.
The large flat-screen television receives both French and UK channels (UK Freesat tv). There is also a DVD player plus CD player / radio provided. Free wi-fi is available in the gite and the gardens. There are original features such as lovely stonework and huge timber beams.

Bedrooms

Rose Gite has three bedrooms, all on the first floor.

The master bedroom has a king-sized double bed, dressing table, full length mirror, seating, clothes storage, bedside tables with lamps, thermostatic electric wall heater.

The second bedroom contains two single beds, dressing table, seating, clothes storage, bedside table with lamp, thermostatic electric wall heater.

The third bedroom has a single bed, dressing table, seating, clothes storage, bedside table with lamp, thermostatic electric wall heater.

In addition there is a single bed situated on the mezzanine landing, with chest of drawers, beside table and lamp.

Bathrooms

The recently refurbished tiled bathroom is situated on the ground floor with toilet, washbasin, large shower, thermostatic electric heating, plentiful hot water.

Heating

The gite has a log burning stove, gas and electric heaters on the ground floor wall mounted electric heaters with individual thermostatic controls on the first floor. There is plentiful hot water.


Entertainment

UK Freesat tv (English and French channels); DVD player; CD player / radio; free wi-fi.
Selection of indoor and outdoor games and toys, plus books available. Large file provided with information on the area and things to do.
Information room with a library of books, games, toys.

Garden and outside

There is a sunny courtyard to the front of the gites with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.
The lovely gardens (approx 3/4 acre) are available to all. Barbecue available.

Parking and garages

Ample off-road gravel parking to front of Le Boterff (free of charge).

Visitor suitability

Open tread stairs and there are gravel paths around the property. All bedrooms are on the first floor. This gite may not be suitable for people with restricted walking ability.

Information about any additional facilities

All bedding, bed linen, towels (not beach towels); electricity and gas included in the rental.

Feature beams and exposed stonework with open tread stairs.

Washing machine (shared) and tumble-drying service available.

Cots, highchairs, stairgates all available.

Extensive information on places to visit and things to do.

Please Note: Arrival and Departure days are flexible throughout.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Emmaus, Pontivy
Distance: 25 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Various lakes nearby
Distance: 6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Pontivy
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestrian de Guérledan, Treffaut
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Lac de Guerladan and many other walks

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Helen Smith

Helen and Carl own and run Le Boterff, along with our best friends, Lisa and Kevin. We are all musicians with a particular love of the theatre.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We have been visiting Brittany on for many years and have wanted to live here for a long time. We love the wonderful coastlines, superb beaches, historic towns and rolling countryside. The roads are so quiet which makes driving around a pleasure.<br/>Brittany is very similar in many ways to Cornwall - but without the crowds!
Unique benefits of property The peaceful rural location, the superb gardens and the lovely views. Being so close the the stunning Lac De Guerlédan, means that guests can relax on sandy beaches or take part in watersports without having to travel to the coast (although being located in central Brittany, it's not far to reach the North, South or West coasts. Having two gites, a B&B room and a small campsite we can accommodate larger families or small groups as well as couples and individuals.

The Owner Recommends

Local Villages, Towns and Facilicites

Saint Mayeux and St Gilles-Vieux-Marché (Our nearest villages)

The village of Saint Mayeux is just 1.5 km away. In the village can be found a Church, Post Office, Village Shop (Mini-mart) and Bar.

The village of St Gilles Vieux-Marché is just 2 km away. The Hotel de la Vallée in the centre of the village offers a very good "Formule" menu at lunchtimes at exceptionally reasonable prices. St Gilles Vieux-Marché and nearby St Martin des Prés have both been awarded "Petits Villes Fleuries" for their attractive displays of flowers.

Mur de Bretagne and Corlay (Our nearest towns)

The nearest small towns are Mur de Bretagne to the South and Corlay to the North, both are about 10 minutes away.

Mur de Bretagne has an "Intermarché" Supermarket, Petrol Station (24 Hours when paying by bank / credit card), two Boulangeries / Patisseries, Boucherie, Florist, Pharmacy, Bank with 24 hour cash dispenser, Post Office and Tourist Information Office. There are several Cafés, Bars, Restaurants, a Pizza Take-Away and a Kebab Shop.

Corlay has two small Supermarkets, two Petrol Stations, a Boulangerie, Boucherie, Pizza Take-away, Restaurant, Bar, Tabac, Hairdresser, Pharmacy, Post Office and Bank with 24 hour cash dispenser.

Larger Nearby Towns and Cities

The nearby towns of Pontivy (25 minutes), Loudéac (25 minutes), Rostrenen (25 minutes), Quintin (25 minutes) and Saint Brieuc (35 minutes) offer a wide range of shops of all types - including large hypermarkets, supermarkets, a variety of large stores and specialist shops.

The bustling city of Rennes (Capital of Brittany) with superb shopping, Medieval quarter, historic buildings, Opera House, Concert Halls, and much more, can be reached in about 1 hour 20 minutes.

Food and Drink - Cafés, Restaurants, Bars and Markets

Bars, Cafés, Restaurants and Take-Aways

It is so easy to relax into the French way of life and linger over a coffee, glass of wine or beer at a street Café whilst watching the world go by. There are many
Restaurants, Bars, Cafés and Crêperies throughout the area to suit all tastes and pockets, from Michelin starred restaurants (La Grand' Maison in Mur de Bretagne offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience) to simple cafés and bistros where you can enjoy local Breton specialities, such as fantastic seafood, crêpes and cider, as well as French cuisine, and even Fish and Chips!

Most local restaurants offer superb value fixed price "Formule" menus, especially at lunchtime, where you can enjoy three or four courses, often with wine, cider, water and coffee included for between € 10 - € 14 per head.

There are take-aways at Mur de Bretagne (Pizzas and Kebabs) and Corlay (Pizzas).

Markets

Many of the nearby towns have traditional markets once or twice a week, where a large range of local food and drink can be sampled.

Mur de Bretagne has a lively market on Friday evenings in July and August with local food and drink, crafts and live music.

At Bon Repos (20 minutes) there is a Sunday morning market alongside the Nantes-Brest Canal (Foods and Crafts) from April to September. The adjacent café usually has live music.

A visit to Saint Brieuc bay (around Erquy) to buy fabulous fresh scallops, mussels and oysters should not be missed.

Flea Markets (Brocantes) and Craft Fairs are regularly held throughout the area.

Walking and Cycling

There are numerous walks, trails and routes through wonderful countryside and villages, around lakes and over former railway track-beds. The country lanes are exceptionally quiet making walking and cycling around the area pleasurable.

The delightful Nantes-Brest Canal (15 minutes) offers easy cycling and walking along the towpath.

For Guided Walks the Maison du Patronomie at Locarn offers Nature Walks from June to September.

For keen cyclists you can try out one of the most challenging sections of the Tour de France 2015, by cycling up the "Mur" - the steep hill on the D767 from Mur de Bretagne towards Corlay.

Station VTT at the Lac de Guerlédan offers cycle hire with 12 cycle routes through magnificent countryside to suit different ages and abilities with 1/2 day, full day and week long escorted tours available.

The Rigole d'Hilvern starts at the Lac de Bosmeleac (20 minutes away by car) It is part of the Voie 8 which runs from Saint Brieuc to Lorient. It is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding.

Cycle hire and repairs is also available at MK Bikes in Pontivy.

www.cycling.brittanytourism.com has 10 great ideas for cycling in Brittany.

www.freewheelingfrance.com has maps of various cycling routes in Brittany.

www.velodyssey.com 1200km cycle route along the Atlantic Coast of Brittany. Start off in UK, get off at Roscoff and follow the Velodyssey cycle routes all the way down to Hendaye in the Basque region. The route nearest to Le Boterff is from Bon Repos along the old railway track bed to Mur de Bretagne, and then along the Nantes-Brest Canal to Pontivy.

Sailing, Swimming and Water Sports

The stunning Lake Guerlédan, the largest lake in Brittany, is just 12km from Le Boterff. You can relax on the safe sandy beaches (ideal for children and families), swim, sail and enjoy many water based activities. Small Boats, Pedalos and Kayaks can be hired.

Les Vedettes de Guerlédan (Pleasure Boats with Restaurants) offer tours around the spectacular lake (with or without a meal) in the summer months.

Club Ski Nautique at Beau Rivage is open from May to September for water skiing, wake boarding lessons and tows.

The Lac de Bosméléac (20 minutes) also has a sandy beach, boats for hire and a Café.

There are several other smaller lakes in the local area to explore and the lovely Nantes - Brest Canal is also nearby.

There is an open-air pool at St Nicolas du Pelem (June to September) and indoor pools at Gouarec, Saint Brieuc and Quintin.

Important note for male swimmers at public pools - the wearing of swimming shorts is not allowed, they must be fitted swimming trunks. The pool managements are quite strict about this and will expect you to buy trunks at the pool if they consider your shorts to be unsuitable.

Angling

Several lakes in the area welcome anglers (including the Lac de Guerlédan, and Lac de Bosméléac). Permits are easily available locally.

L'Étang des Douvres, Corlay is open for trout fishing from March to September, max 5 trout per day. There is a Junior Angling School.

Fresh water fishing is available at La Verte Vallée, Callac - Open March to December for Pike, Carp, Tench, Roach and Rainbow Trout.

Sea fishing is available at various resorts, the nearest is Binic (approximately 45 minutes away)

Coastlines and Beaches to the North, South and West

Being centrally located in Brittany, all three of Brittany’s dramatic coastlines are easily accessible for day trips from Le Boterff. The North coast can be reached in about 50 minutes and the South Coast can be reached in around 1 hour. The rugged West Coast of Finistere can be reached in approximately 1.5 hours, all on quiet roads.

On the North Coast you can choose between the ruggedness of the Pink Granite
and the Emerald Coast or holiday resorts with sandy beaches in Saint Brieuc Bay such as Binic (50 minutes), St. Quay Portrieux (60 minutes) and Pléneuf Val André (55 minutes).

On the South Coast there are sandy beaches at Guidel Plage (70minutes),Carnac,
(75 minutes) and Quiberon (90 minutes) to the south.

Historic Towns, Castles, Abbeys and Monuments

Brittany has a wealth of historic towns and villages with superbly preserved medieval buildings. Locally, Pontivy, Quintin, Rostrenen and Saint Brieuc all have historic quarters. There are castles at Pontivy and Corlay.

The Medieval towns of Moncontour (35 minutes), Dinan (70 minutes), Josselin
(50 minutes) and Vannes (60 minutes) are superbly preserved historic gems and should not be missed.

The Abbey de Bon Repos near Saint Gelven (20 minutes) is a partly restored 12th Century Cistercian Abbey. Each Summer in late July / August there is a spectacular extravaganza depecting the history of Brittany.

Les Forges des Salles (20 minutes) is an ancient iron works with workshops and dwellings.

Beauport Abbey, near Paimpol (65 minutes) is a partly ruined abbey of immense charm and tranquility in a superb setting.

The Chateau de La Roche Jagu (60 minutes) has a superb location on a high promentary overlooking the river esturary. It also has lovely gardens to visit.

There are several ancient monuments (Menhirs) in the area to be discovered.

Steam Railways

The Trieux Steam Railway (60 mins) runs between Pontrieux and Paimpol through stunning countryside.

The Guerlédan Steam Railway (15 mins) has recently opened over part of the original line. There are currently plans to extend the line.

Golf

There are courses at Pontivy, Saint Brieuc, Pléneuf Val André, St Quay Portrieux.

Cinemas, Concert Venues and Local Events

There are cinemas at Saint Brieuc, Pontivy, Loudéac, Rostrenen and Quintin. Films in English (with French sub-titles) are regularly shown.

Large concert / performance venues can be found at Pontivy and Saint Brieuc.
Most towns and villages have their own Salles de Fetes where local events are regularly held.

Traditional Breton music and dancing can be experienced at many local events.

A selection of other Local Attractions

Indoor Play Centre - Pontivy
Ten Pin Powling - Pontivy
Jardin du Botrain - Mur de Bretagne
Centre Equestre de Guerledan - Treffaut - Horse riding centre open all year
Musee de l'Electricite - St Aignan - Electricity Museum near to the barrage at the Lac de Guerlédan open June to September
Quad biking - Caurel - 4 Hectares of woodland terrain for adults and children, all equipment provided
La maison de l'archeologie - Plussulien - Archeology exhibition
Le Village Gaulois - Pleumeur-Bodou - Gallic themed activity park open April to September

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