Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 8, Ratings 2 9.6/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Les Rossignols||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||1||Double sofabed|
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 farmhouse courtyard setting surrounded by large gardens with a shared heated swimming pool, near Lac de Guerledan in Brittany.
At Les Rossignols we offer you rural Brittany at its most enchanting, an idyllic retreat from the hurly burly of modern life where deer and wild boar roam the forests and fields and all sorts of birds nest in our gardens. We love it here in our rural idyll, the skies are clearer and bluer - there's no pollution; the grass and trees really are greener, and because there's no light pollution the night sky is very dark and you'll see so many stars that you'll think you could just reach up and pluck one to keep! Your holiday is important to you, and its important to us to make sure you have a great time. After all, we'd like to see you again some time! We believe that happy children make happy parents, so we aim to be family-friendly and have a range of baby equipment available at no extra cost, and also play equipment and toys for all ages!
Our beautifully restored 16th century Breton farmhouse is in a courtyard setting surrounded by lovely gardens including our large shared heated pool and 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. But its just a 3 minute drive to collect those French breakfast essentials: freshly baked baguettes and croissants, or for the more energetic just a 15 minute walk to Gouarec!
Our holiday properties are very well equipped and our large shared heated swimming pool is thoughtfully situated to be easily accessible but it is fenced and gated for your children's safety. Our pool is about 36 feet by 15 feet by 4 feet deep. It 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 shared heated pool
This cottage has its own enclosed garden with patio area, childrens swings, bbq, table, chairs and parasol
Fitted kitchen with oven, hob with extractor hood, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc
Play barn with rocking horse, table football, play garage and play cooker, Lego, colouring books, dressing up box, lots of games and puzzles, indoor picnic table, internet access in the play barn.
English satellite tv with dvd and video player, large selection of dvd's and videos available to watch
Baby equipment provided free on request
Basic consumables such as toilet paper, kitchen roll, foil, cling wrap, dish cloth and cleaning products.
French bread and croisant delivery service- free on the first morning!
Open plan ground floor with a fully equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven and hob with extractor hood and dining area with table to sit 6.+ high chair available.
Les Rossignols has a comfortable seating area with 2 settees (one is a king size bed settee),log burner, lcd tv with English satellite channels, dvd, video and cd players. Rear door to private enclosed garden.
Les Rossignols has one double room, one twin bedded room and a large double sofabed downstairs.
One shower room with shower, handbasin and wc.
Logburner in the living room and electric wall mounted heater in the shower room. Electric wall heaters in all rooms.
LCD tv with English Satellite, dvd and video players, free internet and wi-fi as well as a library of books for all ages.
Board games, puzzles and playing cards.
Play barn with rocking horse, wooden dolls house, garage, Lego, play cooker, colouring books and a dressing up box.
The cottage has a set of garden swings and there is a little Tykes car and toddler climbing frame and slide. Badminton net, outdoor table tennis table and trampoline in shared rear farmhouse garden.
A large heated swimming pool is available from early May to late September, it is fully fenced and sits in its own garden area with lawn, sunloungers, sunshade, and many pool inflatables and dive toys. The cottage has its own private access via its own lockable gate with private garden, patio, table, chairs, parasol, washing line, bbq and children and toddler swings. There is a large shared rear garden with badminton net, trampoline and outdoor table tennis table. The hen house and vegetable garden are also in this area for you to collect a fresh egg or garden produce.
Plenty of parking within the front courtyard. Barn available for storage of bikes or push chairs.
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 - marked routes from the door, Nantes-Brest canal with its flat tow paths for cycling and walking just 2kms away. Active couples and families will find a safe beach and various water sports at the nearby lake.
Prices are inclusive of bed linen, towels, kitchen linen, electricity and gas, so there are no extras to pay.
Baby equipment free of charge babysitting can usually be arranged.
Fresh French bread and croissants can be ordered for daily delivery - free on the first morning!
Fresh garden produce, eggs and local produce available together with an honesty larder for those store cupboard essentials.
Supper platters and special occasion 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|
This was just the holiday we needed, peaceful and quiet but with a fantastic swimming pool and play barn for the kids. There was everything and more that the kids could have wished for in respect of toys and books. The wonderful swimming pool even came with a range of inflatable toys. The barn is extremely well stocked with a variety of toys and books. Pauline and Geof were wonderful and very helpful. The honesty larder was very handy! The kids also like feeding the chickens, having the fresh eggs and playing with the cats.
Really lovely holiday. The private garden and the heated pool was perfect for the toddler. Lots of great toys in the play barn. Lovely and peaceful location. Very kind and helpful hosts with the added bonus of one night baby sitting.
The advert undersold the accommodation and setting, it was much better! I would definitely recommend.
Thank you Lucy for your review and your lovely comments. We hope that you had a safe journey home and would love to welcome you back to Les Hirondelles again.
Best Wishes, Pauline and Geof Cox
Fantastic location, extremely well equipped for families with young children. A very warm welcome from Pauline and Geof. The heated swimming pool and play barn were a welcome bonus. And the homemade cakes and jams and daily bread deliveries a real treat!
Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back to Les Hirondelles again.
Pauline and Geof
Lovely place to stay for a relatively quiet, easy holiday. Setting is lovely and facilities great for younger kids. Hosts very kind and thoughtful. Lots of nice touches to help the kids feel at home. Heated pool was great. Nearby lake beautiful and good for swimming. We had a lovely time.