|Maison Sans Souci||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||1|
Lovely stone house situated in a small village and within walking distance from the picturesque Nantes-Brest Canal. This large spacious stone house comfortably caters for up to 8 people. The house has 2 double bedrooms, one small double room and a large ground floor room with double bunk, sofabed, tv and games. The large garden is perfect for family barbecues and garden games.
The Nantes-Brest Canal is a haven for birds including kingfishers, herons and waterfowl with many picnic spots along the towpath.
Guarec, the neighbouring village, is a mere 3 minutes drive away with an excellent pizzeria and creperie for lunches and suppers.
The nearby Rostrenen watersport centre organises half day or full day canoe hire and trips by appointment on the Nantes-Brest Canal.
Lake Guerledan is within 8 miles and has a variety of watersports and a beach to enjoy plus a canoe and kayak centre, fishing, boat trips, man-made beaches and many walking trails.
L'Abbaye de bon Repos is just a short drive away where visitors can explore the old abbey and the grounds. During the summer there is a traditional market on Sundays.
Beaches are approximately 1 hour drive away and exploring the whole of Brittany is easy from this location.
Whether choosing walking, cycling, sightseeing, fishing or nature watching the local area has plenty to interest visitors.
There are major supermarkets within 10 minutes drive from the property. Shops and restaurants nearby.
Large open plan kitchen and dining room with comfortable seating for 6 adults. Fitted kitchen with range cooker, fridge and microwave. Crockery and cutlery for 8 people.
Comfortable living room with ornamental fireplace and exposed wooden beams and wooden floors.
Master bedroom with comfortable new solid oak double bed, built-in cupboards and view over adjacent rural vista. Bedroom 2 is a spacious double room with built-in cupboards plus a sky light and newly furnished with a comfortable metal framed bed. Bedroom 3 is small double bedroom with skylight. Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor and is furnished with a new double bunk and double sofa with easy access to the downstairs wc.
The neat large family bathroom on the first floor has full length bath, modern shower, wc and washbasin, Downstairs has a wc and washbasin
This stone building is cool in summer and warm in winter but electric heating is situated throughout.
Fourth bedroom downstairs has a tv, game console and dvd player and a selection of dvds and console games.
Large lawn with bbq, garden furniture for up to 8 people, garden games to ensure hours of family entertainment.
Large parking for up to 4 cars or car and/or boat/trailer to the side of the house.
Ideal for large families or shared holidays.
The owners are UK based and have owned this little gem of a property since 2012. Due to infrequent use the owners have decided to make the property available for rent allowing others to enjoy the cuisine and atmosphere of rural Plelauff and surrounding areas located in central Brittany without breaking the bank.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||This property is in a village setting situated in a small village and within short walking distance from the picturesque Nantes Brest Canal. This large spacious stone house comfortably caters for 6 but could easily cope with up to 8 people. The house has two double bedrooms, one small double room and a large ground floor room with double bunk, sofa bed, tv and games. The Nantes Brest Canal is a haven for bird watching including kingfishers, herons and waterfowl with many picnic spots along the towpath. Guarec is the neighbouring village a mere 3 minutes drive away with an excellent pizzaria and creperie for lunches and suppers.The nearby Rostrenen watersport centre organises half day or full day canoe hire and trips by appointment on the Nantes Brest Canal. Lake Guarledan is within 8 miles and has a variety of watersports and a beach to enjoy.|
|Unique benefits of property||Spacious and Peaceful 4 Bedroom Stone House now with an enclosed garden ideal for kids and a perfect size for family barbeques and garden games. As one of our guests said: "This was a beautifully-presented property in a delightful little village. The beds were very comfortable and the living area very cosy. The accommodation was spotlessly clean throughout and had all required facilities and equipment, including bikes and a barbecue."|
At the far west of the lake are the attractive remains of the 12th-century Cistercian Abbaye de Bon Repos (good rest). There are daily guided tours in English in July and August, a popular farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and regular exhibitions by contemporary artists. Also make sure you drop in at the visitor centre, local restaurants and sample some of the excellent local Breton produce available at the Sunday market.
The surrounding countryside, including the the forest of Quénécan and the Lac de Guerlédan, is very scenic. An unusual yet fascinating place to visit, the entire village here originally developed around a substantial charcoal industry based upon the wood that was readily available in the surrounding forest. Half village, half museum, the Forges des Salles are a remarkable site that has been preserved exactly as they were when production stopped in 1877. During your visit you can see numerous buildings including the 18th-19th century charcoal factory, the simple worker's cottages, pretty terraced gardens running down the hill, the storage sheds, a small chapel, the accounts office, and the school exactly as they were at that time. The canteen was among our favourites, perhaps because it was easy to imagine the voices of the workers who crowded in here every day as a break from toiling in the hot forges.
Lac de Guerlédan is Brittany’s largest lake. If you love water then this the perfect place for sunning yourself or whiling time away at the waterside however, the area also offers extensive trails for walking, running, and cycling. The lake and surrounding area offer a wide range of family friendly water and land based activities such as Watersports, boat trips, canoe, kayak, man-made sandy beaches, walking, cycling, floating restaurants, bar. The peaceful Quénécan forest and Abbaye de Bon Repos are also close by and are not to be missed. Joining the Nantes-Brest Canal at its western and eastern ends, the 7 miles (12km)-long Lac de Guerlédan was created in the 1920s at the same time as the dam, which provides hydro-electricity for the region; visit the Musée de l’Electricité at St Aignan (mid-June to mid-Sept) to find out about its history. A good time to visit Guerlédan is in mid-August when the Fête du Lac takes place – a day-long festival featuring markets, classic cars, water-based activities, fireworks and the all-important, Fest-Noz.