Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6, Ratings 7 9.5/10
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|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 play barn stacked full of toys,books and games. In the gardens swings, table tennis, badminton net, football goal 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 with its shops, restaurants, take away, play park and mini golf. Freshly baked baguettes and croissants can be delivered daily. (Free on the first morning).
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 sun loungers, 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 April to September (heated May to September) weather dependent.
Included in the price of your holiday:
Bedroom and kitchen linen, cottage towels, electricity and gas. Use of shared heated pool. Shared play barn with rocking horse,wooden garage and play cooker, Duplo, books, puzzles and games. English satellite TV, DVD and CD player.Children's DVD's available in the play barn. Free internet. Baby equipment provided free of charge (List available 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 open plan lounge area with beamed ceiling and large log burner set in a huge granite fireplace, TV with English satellite channels ,DVD and CD players.
Les Chouettes has 3 bedrooms - one bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room, second bedroom with standard size double bed and third bedroom with 2 sets of full sized bunk beds.
Les Chouettes has 2 shower rooms both with shower, hand basin and toilet (one en suite to the king size room).
Les Chouettes has a large log burner set within the huge granite fireplace in the living room and also programmable electric heaters if required for the bedrooms. The shower rooms have wall mounted electric fan heaters.
The cottage has a tv with English satellite programmes, plus dvd and cd players, free internet.
Dvds and books available for all ages. The play barn with rocking horse, wooden garage and play cooker, Duplo, colouring books, puzzles and games.
The property has a set of garden swings. Our large farmhouse back garden has an outdoor table tennis table, football goal and badminton net.
Large heated salt water swimming pool available from April to September (heated from May to September) weather dependent. 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.
The cottage has its own garden with outdoor dining table, chairs, parasol, washing line and BBQ and chidren's swing set. The sunny courtyard at the front of the cottages has sheltered sitting areas, our honesty larder and the play barn full of toys.
Parking is situated within the front courtyard. Barn available for bike storage and push chairs.
Perfect for family holidays and for couples who want to be only a stones throw from village activity with its bars, restaurants and take away, boulangerie, small village supermarket, play park and mini golf. All 2 kms away in Gouarec our nearest village.
Great for walkers and cyclists -marked routes from the door and only 2 kms from the Nantes-Brest canal with it's flat tow path.
For active couples or families with older children interested in cycling, walking and water sports from the nearby lake.
Families with young children and babies, Free baby equipment (list available on request) babysitting can be arranged. Twins can be accommodated. Sandy lake beach only 10 minutes drive, Beaches on the North coast 45 Minutes drive.
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 12 + 2 cots|
We had a wonderful stay in Hibou Gite and would thoroughly recommend this as a great place for a family holiday. The property is very pretty and well equipped. There was plenty for the children to do, including swings in the garden and a well stocked play barn. The heated pool was also a highlight - very well positioned and perfect for kids as it was not too deep for the whole length - our 5 year old could stand in the whole pool. And even if the day was a bit overcast, it was still good to swim in as it’s heated. There is also another garden with trampoline and swings, and the friendly resident chickens which the children loved feeding. The honesty larder in the garden area is also great - well stocked with herbs and other cooking things, along with fresh eggs and some homemade pastries and cakes. We made good use of it!
The lake is only 10 mins away and has a nice sandy beach and some cafes, and some water sports activities. The proper beaches are a bit more of a drive but the roads weren’t busy and the scenery is lovely.
Pauline and Geof are excellent hosts - lovely greeting on arrival and willing to help with any query or question. They have lots of local knowledge and were able to recommend restaurants and places to go. They also contacted us in advance to double check if we had any special requests and were very understanding when we had to leave 1 day early.
All in all, we had a lovely holiday and hope to return. Thoroughly recommended!
We wanted somewhere to get away from the stresses of six months of Lockdown and could not have asked for more or better. The gite was lovely, well-equipped and clean with open, airy bright rooms in a delightful old stone-built Breton farm-building, very picturesque. The pool was ideal for what were some very hot days, and there was also access to badminton, table tennis and boule, which we didn't use as much as we'd intended but was great to have and a lots of fun when we did.
The owners were fantastic, attentive without being in any way intrusive, and very helpful. We had croissants and bread fresh provided every day and amazing home-baked cakes each evening, only my waistline is complaining!
The location is tucked away, but 2 mins from the motorway, so not too bad to get moving. There's a supermarket 10 mins down the road. However the location is both a strength and weakness, we loved it being so secluded and remote, but for some people an hour and more to the beaches, museums or any nightlife will seem a long way. If you want to party every night and hit the beach every day this isn't for you, if you want to chill out, take some relaxing walks by the canal and sip coffee in pretty cafes it's absolutely perfect.
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 !
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