Maison de Philomene, Brittany Holiday Let

Saint-Mayeux (7km from Corlay), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004986 Advertiser since: 3 October 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison de Philomene Self Catering Saturday 4 8 4

About this property

French Country House with Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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18th Century French country house.

Amazing authentic restoration with a wealth of features.

4 bedrooms with 4 en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for family and friends.

Exclusive use of the private comfortably heated 28°C swimming pool.

1.5 acre safe and secure enchanting natural wildlife garden with breathtaking views.

Nestled in the heart of magical rural Brittany with it's eye-catching views and Celtic allure. Maison de Philomene is well situated to discover popular tourist sites this fascinating, historic region has to offer.

A fabulously tranquil, rural setting with a convenient easy 3 minutes drive to the local village with general store and bar. Less than 5 minutes to nearest town with all amenities.

Free welcome hamper, linen, gas, electric, heating costs all provided. No hidden or extra charges.

A classic French country house offering a very comfortable 210m² (2260ft²) of internal luxury living space. Authentically restored using traditional methods Maison de Philomene offers a unique blend of charm and tranquillity, essential for total relaxation and recuperation. The perfect haven to get away from the stresses of modern day life. The original beamed character and French appeal have been retained. Coloured lime rendered walls, genuine Breton fireplace and hand crafted carpentry add to the original mood and feel the house deserves. A truly wonderful restoration. Luxury accommodation with modern conveniences including UK satellite Freeview tv and wi-fi internet access.

The carefully planned design ensures a perfect holiday with family or friends. The open plan ground floor provides a lovely friendly area to enjoy cooking, eating or just relaxing. After a good night's sleep invigorate in one of the double hydro massage showers, maybe relax with a long soak in the roll top bath before refreshing in the 28°C heated 8 x 4.5 metre outdoor pool. Dine at the table after preparing the healthy fresh local cuisine in the fully-equipped kitchen, better still dine al fresco on the terrace into the late evening sun. Enjoy long hot summer evenings relaxing poolside, amaze at the outstanding, uninterrupted view of the most beautiful Breton countryside, explore the natural wooded wildlife garden. Relax and unwind in a traditional French country house.

Accommodation – Sleeps 8 (plus 2 cots on request)
Ground floor - One easy access double bedroom with full en suite shower room.
First floor - Two double bedrooms each with full en suite shower rooms.
Second floor - One bedroom with twin beds. Separate spacious bathroom, with roll top bath, wc and basin. Either an en suite or accessible to all.

The current owners, Adrian and Denise, live on site in the separate Victorian quarters, the 2 windows to the right of the picture. We are on hand to offer guests help and advice. Having our own private garden area enables us to remain in the background so that guests are not unduly disturbed during their holiday. We also have domestic cats who patrol the garden so Maison de Philomene is not suitable for pets.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

An open archway connects the dining and living area directly with the kitchen. Rustic in design and fully-equipped with all modern conveniences. A large island unit, incorporating a breakfast bar, is ideal for preparing any healthy fresh local cuisine. Authentic slate flagstone flooring and hand built reclaimed solid oak units make this a very homely area with a delightful ambience.

Share sociable meals from ‘petit dejeuner’ to ‘diner’ at the 10 seater table with antique Breton carved chairs.

Living rooms

Soak in the atmosphere of a classic French country house. Nod off lounging in the deep leather Chesterfield sofas in front of the log burning stove. Wander through the connecting frenchdoors onto the terrace and pool area.

Bedrooms

Sleeps 8 people in 4 en suite bedrooms (plus cots on request)

Ground floor - One easy access double bedroom with full en suite shower room.

First floor - Two double bedrooms each with full en suite shower rooms.

Second floor - One bedroom with twin beds. Adjacent a spacious bathroom with roll top bath. Can be used as an en suite or by all.

Bathrooms

Ground floor - One easy access double bedroom with full en suite shower room. Off to the right of the kitchen is a functional utilities room and entrance lobby which leads through to the outside terrace. This also has an additional wc handy for the pool.

First floor - two double bedrooms each with full en suite shower rooms.

Second floor - one bedroom with twin beds. Adjacent a spacious bathroom with roll top bath. Can be used as an en suite or by all.

Heating

Large woodburner (wood supplied). Electric radiator heating in all bedrooms and bathrooms.

Garden and outside

Set in 1.5 acre (6500m²) of grounds. The extensive child friendly rear garden is safe and secure. Mature trees hug the edge creating a woodland effect, a pure haven to sit back and unwind. To the south are uninterrupted views of the most beautiful countryside. To keep those children busy there's a fun play area.The south west facing terrace runs the length of the house and can be accessed from the living and utilities area where barbecues can be enjoyed. Outside seating is provided for all.

The enclosed 8 x 4.5 metre, 1.25 deep swimming pool is near the house and entered via steps from the terrace. Meeting all requirements it's safe for young children with self closing lockable gate. The temperature is comfortable averaging 28°C and heated via a powerful heat pump. A large decking area provides plenty of space if you wish to lounge and bronze yourself.

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking. Up to 5 cars.

Visitor suitability

Sleeps 2 to 8 people comfortably, plus 2 cots. Ideal for groups and families. Child and baby friendly.

The downstairs bedroom Chambre ‘Chenille’ (caterpillar) is an easy to access double bedroom, traditional in many French homes. Chenille is enchanting with a mixture of antique Breton and classic French furniture. The yellow limed rendered walls actually sparkle. Chenille’s door opens directly from the living area providing very easy access with no step. Ideal for anyone with limited mobility.

Chambre Chenille's en suite with double hydro massage shower, wc, washing bowl unit and shower stool.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante de Ker Laurent
Distance: 20 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Rudd, Roach, Tench,
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang de Poulancre
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre de Guerlédan
Distance: 12 km

Watersports

About the Owner, Mr Adrian Ashford

The current owners, Adrian and Denise, live on-site in the separate Victorian quarters. We are on hand to offer guests help and advice. Having our own private garden area and separate front access enables us to remain in the background so that guests are not unduly disturbed during their holiday. The garden and facilities (all to the rear of the property) are private and not overlooked.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? Maison de Philomene is located in the picturesque three house Hamlet of St. Maurice; which takes pride of its rarely used charming and ancient listed Chapel. A fabulously tranquil, rural setting with a convenient easy 3 minutes drive to the local village with general store and bar. Less than 5 minutes to nearest town with all amenities.<br/><br/>Nestled in the heart of magical rural Brittany with it's eye-catching views and Celtic allure. Maison de Philomene is well situated to discover popular tourist sites this fascinating, historic region has to offer.
Unique benefits of property A classic 18th Century French country house. Amazing authentic restoration with a wealth of features.<br/><br/>Four bedrooms with 4 en suite bathrooms. Perfect for family and friends.<br/><br/>Exclusive use of the private comfortably heated 28°C swimming pool.<br/><br/>Safe and secure enchanting 1.5 acre natural wildlife garden with breathtaking views.

The Owner Recommends

Coast and sea

The north Brittany coast close to St Brieuc, is about 40 minutes by car. Here there are not just lovely sandy beaches but also fascinating rock pools for the children to try their hand at crabbing! Or visit the west Brittany coast for surfing and the south Brittany coast for glorious sandy beaches, both within easy driving distance.

Golf

There are plenty of golf courses for the keen golfer. Golf de Rimaison at Pontivy is a 9 hole par 70. It has a good club house with refreshments available. The Ajoncs Dor is about 40 minutes drive away and is a 9 hole flat course, also there is a beautiful course overlooking the sea at Val Andre.

Equestrian activities

There are a number of ‘pony clubs’ in the area where you can hire a hack by the hour, around 15 euros, or for the day at about 75 euros, or you could have lessons and learn to ride. There is Guerlédan Riding school near the lake and there is a horse museum in nearby Corlay.

Fishing

There are numerous fishing lakes close. In Corlay, St Gilles Vieux Marché, St Guen and Lac Guerledan. Fishing permits for public waters can be obtained from local newsagents (tabac) or bars and a fishing licence covers all local areas and cost around 10 euros per day / 30 euros for 2 weeks.

Markets

The nearest is at Mur de Bretagne on a Friday evening with the main part in the square but also dotted along the side streets. Traditional Breton dancing and lots of different general stalls, food, plants clothes etc and also live chickens/turkeys and ducks. Pontivy, which is 25 minutes away, is a large town with a beautiful Chateau and old town quarter. Formerly named Napoleonville after his design of the new town, it has a beautiful setting on the Nantes-Brest canal and has everything you could possibly need for a day’s excursion. There are some lovely restaurants and very nice shops!