Luxurious farmhouse for holiday nr Josselin

9.9/10
Le Cambout (19km from Josselin), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN002883 Advertiser since: 18 July 2011
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L'Hirondelle Luxurious Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Baby cot and inflatable double bed available

About this property

Relaxing Views and Friendly Village. Flexible dates. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A traditional Breton house that has been refurbished to a high standard, yet still retains the natural charm of a French house, with modern facilities and oil central heating.

This beautiful house is ideally located at the edge of the charming village of Le Cambout.
There is everything you need 200m from the house, a Boulangerie, restaurant, and mobile fish delivery every Wednesday.

The church is in the centre of the village with a separate, well-kept graveyard a little way off.
There is a sports field, indoor boule and a fishing lake known as l'Etang de Gue aux Loups.
The lake also has a large children playground, camping pitches, tennis court and boule lanes, and plenty of space for picnics.

Changeover day is flexible, to suit your ferry crossing.
Our property manager is just a phone call away, and the neighbours are always helpful.

Discounts available for holidays booked by 26/02/2017:-

1) Under Occupancy Discount £70 (couples or single guest) if only one bedroom is occupied.
2) Save 20% on the second week of a fortnight holiday.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The fully equipped kitchen has a gas range cooker, microwave, larder fridge and space for breakfast dining.
Through the archway is the formal dining room with a large traditional Breton table and buffet, comfortable chairs and beamed ceiling.

Living rooms

The ground floor comprises a child-friendly lounge area with deep settees, wooden floors and beamed ceiling. There is a traditional logburner set in a fireplace.
In addition there is English tv, dvd/video player and hi-fi system.

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms are on the first floor. Downstairs has a double bedroom.

The master bedroom is en suite with a super king sized bed and baby cot.
The double bedroom and twin room share the bathroom across the hallway.

Bathrooms

One en suite bath/shower and bathroom with walk-in shower and wc, on the first floor.

Heating

Oil central heating throughout the house with electric oil filled radiators, and logburner in lounge.

Entertainment

2 English televisions, a dvd/video player and hi-fi system. Dvd, videos and cds supplied.

Garden and outside

The landscaped enclosed garden is an ideal spot to lounge under the shade of a mature walnut tree, or sit on the bench under the apple tree.

Outdoor dining area for barbecue with great rural views.

Parking and garages

Enclosed gravel drive in front of house for 3 vehicles.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for couples, families, walkers, fishermen, golfers and cyclists.

Information about any additional facilities

Washing machine, and tumbledryer situated in utility room.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: Cabinet Veterinary South Arvor 23 Rue du Porhoët, 22600 Loudéac, France (0033) 2 96 26 70 03 Clinical Veterinarian Dr. Otto 28 Boulevard Victor Etienne, 22600 Loudéac, France (0033) 2 96 28 98 23

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Josselin, Pontivy, Ploermel
Distance: 19 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang du Gue aux Loups, Canal de Nantes-Brest
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Le Golf Lac du Duc, Ploermel
Distance: 27 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Guillaume Equestre, Loudeac
Distance: 20 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 70 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Canal de Nantes-Brest, Foret de Lanouee 56120

Watersports

The Owner Recommends

1: Le Cambout: Fishing, Boule, Petanque, Camping

Etang du Gue aux Loups is a 5 minute stroll from l'Hirondelle at the end of the lane you will discover a beautiful fishing lake, ideal for camping, keen anglers or for relaxing picnics.
There is a children's play area, tennis courts and facilities to play boule with the villagers.
Boulangerie: Traditional quality products freshly made onsite, with Sundays particularly popular for cakes and pastries.

2. Nearest Restaurant

Denis Roland Le Terrior Restaurant 200m from l'Hirondelle, Le Cambout 02 96 25 50 28.

3. Restaurant

Hotel restaurant du Chateau, Josselin, you will be overwhelmed by the dining hall with its medieval decoration and fireplace. In summer, they offer a balcony for your meal with a panoramic view of the castle.
Table D'Or Restaurant is also very good.

4. Brehan

A 10 minute drive this larger village has local Doctor, Pharmacy, Bank (cashpoint), Petrol Station, and Super U supermarket.

5. Josselin

Medieval Josselin has a famous chateau with canalside restaurants and cafes. The Saturday morning market is very popular.
Every year, on the 8th September, several thousand people get together in Josselin for the big religious festival of Notre Dame du Roncier.
The English bookshop is worth a browse (Rue de Trente).

6. Loudeac

Les Aquatides indoor swimming complex. New out of town supermarkets have sprung up in north Loudeac.

7. Pontivy

Purchase delicious Breton biscuits direct from Sa Biscuiterie J.l. Joubard 37 Rue Colbert, 56300 Saint-Thuriau. 20m from Le Cambout.

8. La Cheze;

La Museé Régional de la Metiers Vieux (museum of old regional crafts of clog making, weaving and tanning)
Very nice small creperie for the locals 12km from l'Hirondelle. Creperie Le Flore 15 rue Madeleine 22210 La Cheze (0033) 2 96 26 68 57.
Summer swimming pool.
Canoeing on River Lie, hire kayaks from La Base Sports Nature de Pont Querra at nearby Plemet.

9. Swimming

The nearby town Loudeac 12 miles (Les Aquatides indoor swimming) Ploermel 15 miles (beaches on Lac du Duc) Carnac-Plage (55 miles SW) , Le-Val-Andre and the delightful town of Erquy is 45 miles north.
La Cheze(12km) also has an outdoor swimming pool during the summer months

Daily Markets

Saturday mornings: Josselin , Loudeac, Pontivy.
Sunday: Plemet: smallholders surplus market, every first and third Sunday of the month.
Mondays: Pontivy.
Tuesday: Merdrignac: fresh fish, meat, and clothing, mornings in main street and side road.
Wednesday: La Cheze: general market, mornings in the town centre.
Friday: Ploermel: organic fruit and vegetables market, mornings.

Historical Sites

Megalithiques de Carnac The alignments of Carnac, erected around 4500 BC form the largest megalithic site in the world. The Kermario building shows the public what was involved in the restoration of the monument and provides a comprehensive picture of the site. Opening Times: All year round.

2 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 P, K and I 29 June, 2016

We were very pleased with the accommodation. Everything was provided....soap, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, detergent, fabric softener, tumble drier, plenty towels and tea towels, cling film etc. etc.so we did not need to bring anything other than our clothes. Sky television was a bonus for the men as the football was on. Lovely peaceful garden. Lots of pleasant walks round the countryside.
Local bakers was superb and open every morning for croissants etc.,. The bar/restaurant only open during day so could not wander down for evening drink or meal

9.9 / 10 Marie Letters 5 November, 2012

It was a very beautiful farmhouse - one of the best that I've stayed in. What I loved about it was that it was so warm and comfortable and so authentically French. We all enjoyed the wood burning fire, which made the place even cosier. It was also good to have the satellite television to watch. My oldest son particularly enjoyed having a DVD player in his bedroom.
The owner provided great customer service. Booking the holiday was no problem at all and he was also readily available in case we had any problems during our stay.
I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family. It's great value for money, the property is clean and so well maintained, the villagers are friendly and the village is nice and clean. It had a boulangerie, which served excellent bread and cakes, a restaurant and was near to tourist towns like Josselin, which had an excellent range of supermarkets and restaurants.
You would be hard pushed to find anything better in Brittany!

Owner response

Wow, thank you very much for your kind comments, glad the children enjoyed their stay.