|Poul Bizic||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3|
A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage in the midst of the peaceful Breton countryside. Surrounded by fields but within a few minutes of the village of Corlay which provides a bakers, local grocers, banks, fuel station, post office and a couple of restaurants. The house sits in a 1/4 acre of enclosed grounds with a hot tub available from mid June to mid September. Poul Bizic is a perfect base for visiting the many medieval towns, stunning countryside and both the north and south Brittany coast .... or just relaxing and recovering from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The cottage has an open-plan format offering a spacious living room with a log burner and a large farmhouse dining table for 6. The kitchen is modern and fully-equipped, with a dishwasher, electric cooker, fridge-freezer and microwave. There is also plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils for your use and it is well stocked with other cooking items including pans, baking equipment, casseroles and slow cooker.
Each of the 3 bedrooms has it’s own en suite bathroom. Both of the first floor bedrooms are doubles whilst the ground floor bedroom has a zip-link bed that can be arranged as a king-size or as twin beds. A travelcot, highchair, babybath and stairgates are available on request.
Outside the gardens are fully enclosed, there is a south facing patio at the front with a table and chairs for 6 and a stone barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining. There is parking for up to 3 cars on the drive.
Additional facilities include; a washing machine, rotary line, an iron and ironing board, a selection of gym equipment, dvds, books, boardgames, iPod dock and sunloungers.
Linen and towels are an optional extra (£12/person - max charge £60) and we will also consider up to 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement (£25/dog).
Poul Bizic is ideally situated to discover the variety of attractions that Brittany has to offer. Take a stroll around the beautiful lake in front of the remains of the castle in Corlay itself or the explore the tranquility and activities of the nearby Lac de Guerlédan. The property is located with easy access to many of Brittany's lovely medieval towns and both the north and south coasts. Pontivy, Moncontour and Dinan are within 35, 40 and 65 mins respectively and make for great days out exploring and shopping for local specialities. Saint-Brieuc on the north coast has fantastic beaches and can be easily reached in 35 minutes. Alternatively charming Carnac or Concarneau on the south Brittany coast are 80 and 90 minutes respectively.
Whatever you plan to do Poul Bizic is the perfect base for your holiday in Brittany.
Large fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee-maker, kettle and toaster etc.
Plenty of crockery, cutlery and utensils for your use. Well stocked with cooking items including pans, baking equipment, casseroles and slow cooker.
Large farmhouse dining table with seating for six. Highchair available on request.
Living room with woodburner, widescreen tv with free to air UK channels via Skybox, seating for 6, coffee table and hi-fi with bluetooth and wired mp3 player interface.
Selection of dvd's, books and board games.
Bedroom 1 (upstairs) with king-size bed and walk-in wardrobe and en suite
Bedroom 2 (upstairs) with double bed and walk-in wardrobe and en suite
Bedroom 3 (downstairs) with zip-link beds that can be arranged as a king-size or 2 singles and en suite
Bathroom 1 en suite with bath and shower over
Bathroom 2 en suite with shower
Bathroom 3 en suite with shower
Oil fired radiators downstairs and electric radiators in upstairs bedrooms
Fully enclosed front and rear gardens with a total area of 1/4 acre.
Barbecue, table and chairs for 6, sunloungers.
Hot tub available for bookings mid June to mid September.
Parking for 3 cars on gravel drive
Dog friendly - Up to 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement.
Exercise equipment comprising exercise bike, rowing machine and ab cruncher.
Washer/dryer in utility/boiler room
Travel cot, highchair, baby bath and stairgates are available on request.
My husband and I enjoy travelling all over the world and have visited France many times over the years. We now have the pleasure of holidaying with our beautiful Weimaraner Brady, so the accessibility of Brittany coupled with the charm and variety of attractions led to our purchase of Poul Bizic.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||The location of Poul Bizic allows easy access to all of Brittany. Located in the midst of farmland with no neighbours to disturb or hear you yet within a few minutes of the village of Corlay - easy for the morning trip for freshly baked bread or croissants and the emergency trip for the evening bottle of wine!|
|Unique benefits of property||We have aimed to ensure that the cottage has all the modern conveniences required to offer a comfortable and relaxing stay whilst still retaining the charm of a traditional building in the heart of the countryside.
Some of the other benefits of Poul Bizic are the large spacious open plan living area, fully equipped kitchen, gym equipment for your use and each bedroom has it's own en suite bathroom.
With plenty of quiet country lanes, several lakes and pretty woodlands in the area you will find great opportunities for both walking and cycling locally. The fishing lake next to Corlay castle is a great place to walk your dog or go for a jog in the morning. The Lac de Bosméléac is 13km from the cottage and has a circular walk around the lake. You will also find routes along disused railway lines & the Nantes-Brest Canal towpath & coastal trails. Both the Lac de Guerlédan & the Quénécan forest are just 25 minutes away & have numerous trails and paths in beautiful surroundings. The Lac de Guerlédan, the largest lake in Brittany is great for water sports, you can hire kayaks or pedalos or try water-skiing.
If you like fishing, Corlay has 3 fishing lakes and there are several rivers and other small lakes in the area, all of these are well stocked and fishing permits are available locally.
For golfers there are three 9 hole courses within 45 minutes of Corlay.
Two of the best beaches close by are Erquy & Binic on the north coast. Erquy has a lovely expanse of sand on a huge curving bay. You can sail, dive or rent a kayak and there are several cafes & restaurants along the seafront. Binic's Plage de la Banche is one Brittany's longest beaches, it is popular with families and you will find a selection of bars & restaurants near the port.
The town of Quintin is close by and offers 2 chateaux, a weaving museum, watermills and some mysterious megaliths. The village of Les Forges des Salles & the remains of the 12th Century Abbaye de Bon Repos are also near. The medieval town of Pontivy with its moated chateau & half-timbered houses is within 30 minutes.
Venture a little further & you will find the walled town of Dinan, castles, forts, medieval towns, ports, islands, beautiful beaches & coastal views, zoo parks, prehistoric monuments & cider tasting.
You will find an information folder at the cottage giving you plenty of ideas for places to see & things to do.
Poul Bizic is a very peaceful quite cottage with no neighbours, off road secure parking, we did not have many questions but what we did have Karen answered immediately, there is enough garden for two dogs to run and play, although we only had one, the town of Corlay is not to far away you could walk to it but would take a while each way, so we used the car.
Everything you would need for your stay at Poul Bizic is provided, even down to a couple of beefy chews for our dog, but you do have to pay extra for bedding, we took our own as we have plenty of space in the car, the cottage is very spacious upstairs and down, all the bed rooms one of which is downstairs are a very good size and all en-suite, we live in a bungalow in the UK and there was only the two of us so we only used the downstairs, this would be great for the less mobile in your party.
We had a very nice stay at Poul Bizic, but the weather was not very kind to us (rain) that dampend our sprits a little (excuse the pun) we would stay at and recommend Poul Bizic again.
We were very impressed with the gite which was very spacious and well equipped. It offered three en- suite bathrooms which is a must with 2 couples sharing the house and why we chose it.
Poil Bizic is very well appointed with good quality fittings and decoration. It is situated in a very rural location with lovely views and walks. Very friendly cows in the field next to the gite. Unfortunately, the local restaurants in the village only opened at lunch time so we found we had to travel some distance to find restaurants which were open in the evening.
We found we had everything we needed and would certainly recommend Poul Bizic to our friends.
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned our beautiful rural location does mean local restaurants that open in the evening can be more difficult to find. However, there are a few in the surrounding villages so we will add a list to our information folder at the house in order to assist future guests.