Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6, Ratings 5 9.3/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Les Chouettes||Self Catering||Saturday||3||8||2|
It's the perfect location for a family holiday to relax and explore this beautiful and unspoilt corner of France. A self catering holiday cottage in a 16th Century Breton courtyard setting surrounded by a large garden with a shared salt water swimming pool, near the Lac de Guerledan in Brittany.
We believe that happy children make happy parents, so we aim to be family-friendly and have large range of baby equipment available at no extra cost. An indoor playbarn stacked full of toys,books and games, swings, table tennis, trampoline and badminton net ensure that all ages will be entertained. Entertained children = relaxed parents.
Our beautifully restored 16th century Breton farmhouse is in a courtyard setting surrounded by lovely gardens including our large shared heated pool and shared children's play area. We are situated in the rural heart of Brittany in the historic hamlet of Rosquelfen very close to the wonderful Lac de Guerledan in one of the prettiest parts of Brittany, and easy driving distance from the beautiful Pink Granite Coast to the north, and the Gulf of Morbihan to the south. Just 2 Kms from the nearest village ith its shops and restaurants. Freshly baked baguettes and croissants can be delivered daily.
Our 2 holiday cottages are very well equipped and our large shared heated salt water swimming pool is thoughtfully situated to be easily accessible but it is fenced and gated for your children's safety. The pool 36 feet by 15 feet by 4 feet deep has wide shallow roman steps leading down into the main swimming area. These steps are ideal for toddlers and small children to paddle and play in the warm water. It is surrounded by a paved area which is itself surrounded by lawns screened by shrubs and trees for your privacy. There are plenty of shared sunloungers, chairs, tables and parasols set around the pool. There are also lots of shared inflatables to play with in the pool as well as a separate small inflatable paddling pool for babies. The pool will be open from early May to late September.
Included in the price of your holiday:
Use of a shared heated pool. The property has its own garden with patio area, children's swings, bbq, table, chairs and parasol, kitchen linen, bed linen, fitted kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc. Shared play barn with rocking horse, play cooker, duplo, books and games. English satellite tv with dvd and video players and large dvd library. Free wi-fi. Baby equipment provided free of charge on request.
The cottage has an open plan ground floor with fully equipped kitchen, including washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer oven and hob with extractor. The dining area has a large oak dresser and round oak table with chairs to seat 8.
The cottage has a comfortable seating area in typical Breton style with beamed ceiling and large logburner set in a huge granite fireplace, lcd tv with English satellite channels, dvd, video and cd player.
Les Chouettes has 3 bedrooms - one king size bedroom with en suite shower room, one double room and one room with 2 sets of full sized bunk beds.
Les Chouettes has 2 shower rooms both with shower, handbasin and toilet (one en suite to the king size room).
The cottage has a large logburner set within the huge granite fireplace in the living room and also programmable electric heater. The bedrooms all have programmable electric heaters. The shower rooms have wall mounted electric fan heaters.
The cottage has lcd tv with English satellite programmes, plus dvd and video player, cd player and free wi-fi internet.
Dvd, video and library for all ages. There are board games, puzzles and playing cards. Play barn with rocking horse, wooden dolls house, garage, Lego, play cooker, colouring books and dressing-up box.
Each property has a set of garden swings and there is a Little Tykes car and toddler climbing frame/slide. Our large flat lawned back garden has trampoline, outdoor table tennis table and badminton net. Bikes to borrow.
Large heated salt water swimming pool available from early May to late September; it is fully-fenced and sits in its own garden area with lawn, sun loungers, sunshade and many pool inflatables and dive toys. The cottage has its own access via its own lockable gate. Each cottage has its own garden with patio, outdoor table, chairs, parasol, washing line and bbq. The sunny courtyard at the front of the cottage has sheltered sitting areas, our honesty larder, bikes to borrow and the play barn full of toys with indoor picnic table.
Plenty of parking within the front courtyard. Barn available for bike storage.
Perfect for family holidays and couples who want to be only a stones throw from village activity with its bars, restaurants, boulangeries, supermarkets etc. Great for walkers and cyclists - routes from the door. For active couples or families with older children interested in cycling, walking and water sports. Families with young children and babies. Twins can be accommodated.
Prices are inclusive of bed linen, towels, kitchen linen, electricity and gas etc, so there are no extras to pay.
Salt water pool, gentle on little eyes and skin. Pool towels can be provided at a small extra charge.
Baby equipment free of charge on request. Babysitting can usually be arranged.
Fresh French bread and croissants can be ordered for daily delivery to your cottage door - free on the first morning!
Fresh garden produce, eggs from our resident hens, homemade jams and cakes available together with store cupboard ingredients from our guests honesty larder.
Supper platters for late arrival and celebration baskets can be ordered.
After holidays in France for many years we decided to move to Brittany in 2012 with our 3 youngest children for a better work/home balance and because we loved the French slow pace of life, food and wine!
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with Brittany and the very friendly Breton people and culture. Central Brittany is so green and peaceful and the nearby Lac de Guerledan and moorland areas remind us so much of our home county of Northumberland but with better weather. We are an easy driving distance from the beaches on the Pink Granite coast and Emerald coast, the rocky and rugged coastline and lighthouses in the west and the lovely fine sandy beaches and islands of southern Brittany.|
|Unique benefits of property||We have an environmentally heated salt chlorinated pool which is gentle on the eyes and skin, large sheltered gardens with a well stocked play barn, swings and outdoor play equipment. All baby and children's equipment can be provided at no extra charge. Our 2 gites together can be booked by larger families or friends wishing to holiday together and can sleep up to 14 + 2 cots|
We had a wonderful stay here and would highly recommend it. The hosts were amazing, and really thoughtful. There are nice little touches, like the honesty larder and the daily cakes (my son really loved them!). When we arrived we had a bottle of wine and a breton gift, which was most welcome after our long journey. We were not well for the week we were here, and our hosts were very accommodating, helping us with medication and navigating the french medical system when needed. There are some wonderful places really close by. Abbey Bon Repos is worth a trip, it is only 10 minutes away, and on a Sunday they have a wonderful market there with fresh food and a lovely spot to have some lunch or some Breton Cider.
We also made it to Lac de Guerledan. If you like walking, it is beautiful there. There are many lovely things to do, and the hosts will tell you more than this review can ever do.
Thank you for your lovely comments and really glad that you had a good holiday even though you were not well. We hope to welcome you back again.
Pauline and Geof
Beautiful property in a stunning location. Situated very close to the lake but unfortunately at the time of our stay (2015) the lake had been drained, if not I would have given 10/10 for local amenities.
The toys and outdoor space was perfect for our 2 year old, he loved exploring and discovering all the toys etc.
We had a few issues working the baby listeners but we could hear both children whilst in the Gite anyway so wasn't a problem.
The honesty lader was a lovely touch and the cakes were delicious, especially the cake made for my husbands birthday.
The kitchen is very well equipped for self catering. Very approachable, helpful hosts.
Great hliday !
Great holiday !