Holiday self catering let 10km Rostrenen

Plelauff (11km from Rostrenen), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN003354 Advertiser since: 15 July 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Sans Souci Self Catering Saturday 4 8 1

About this property

Spacious and Peaceful 4 Bedroom Stone House. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

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.

Living rooms

Comfortable living room with ornamental fireplace and exposed wooden beams and wooden floors.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

The neat large family bathroom on the first floor has full length bath, modern shower, wc and washbasin, Downstairs has a wc and washbasin

Heating

This stone building is cool in summer and warm in winter but electric heating is situated throughout.

Entertainment

Fourth bedroom downstairs has a tv, game console and dvd player and a selection of dvds and console games.

Garden and outside

Large lawn with bbq, garden furniture for up to 8 people, garden games to ensure hours of family entertainment.

Parking and garages

Large parking for up to 4 cars or car and/or boat/trailer to the side of the house.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for large families or shared holidays.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Couples only

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Guarec and various others in nearby towns
Distance: 3 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike, Carp and various other freshwater species
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest Canal, Lac de Guerledan within 150 yards to 10km
Distance: 0.1 km

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Thierry's Riding school and several others within 1 to 10km radius
Distance: 1 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Towpath along the Canal, Various other routes available

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Rina Lindeque

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."

The Owner Recommends

Abbaye Bon Repos

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.

Forges des Salles

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 Guerledan

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.