|Heart of Brittany||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
The Breton cottage is constructed of stone and has been recently renovated. The marriage of old and new works well to give both modern convenience and an air of tranquility. The cottage is nestled in the heart of Brittany’s beautiful countryside and yet perfectly positioned between two small villages, Plevin and Motreff, which have restaurants, bars, churches and grocery shops selling freshly baked baguettes and croissants. The larger towns of Carhaix and Gourin are approximately 9 mins, they are both market towns with large supermarkets and extensive shops. Carhaix has many activities to enjoy, including an indoor/outdoor swimming pool with saunas, jacuzzi and large outside park area, golf, driving range, acrobranche and horse riding.
The area is ideal for water sports, with the safe sandy beached swimming Lake du Corong only a short distance. There is an extensive area surrounding the lake which is perfect for sunbathing, an energetic hike, canoeing, sailing, refreshments, snacks and play area. The Nantes to Brest canal runs close to the lake and winds through our surrounding countryside, ideal for walking, fishing and cycling.
Our central location enables you to visit all 3 coastlines, famous chateaux and many picturesque villages in a short distance. Roscoff and St. Malo are our closest ferry ports and Brest the nearest main airport.
The fully fitted oak kitchen includes a fridge-freezer, microwave, eye level cooker, hob, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area is well equipped with a large pine dining table (seating for 6 people) and two wooden dressers.
Inside the cottage there are ceramic tiled floors throughout the ground floor. The lounge features a granite fireplace with a woodburner, ideal for winter evenings, 2 three seater leather sofas plus a leather armchair, electric thermostatic heaters (also throughout the house), wrought iron chandelier, television, dvd player, games and books.
On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms. All have pillows, duvets and bed linen provided free of charge.
Bedroom 1 & 2 double beds.
Bedroom 3 are twin with 3ft beds.
Should you require a cot and highchair, these can be provided free of charge on request.
All have views over the enclosed private gardens.
There is a bathroom with bidet and washbasin and a separate toilet situated on the ground floor. The shower room on the first floor with wc and washbasin leads off from the corridor which has plenty of storage and additional hanging rails.
Granite surround inset woodburner and electric heaters in all rooms with the exception of the downstairs bathroom and toilet. The downstairs bathroom has an electric towel rail.
The entrance to the cottage is along a private drive. Within the 3 acres are many mature trees and shrubs, extensive grass fields with seating to enjoy the panoramic views, badminton (all rackets and nets provided), a play area in a covered barn with swings and table tennis.
There are lawns surrounding the cottage with garden furniture, parasol, many flower beds shrubs, trees galore and a gas bbq.
The sun shines on the garden until sunset making it a perfect setting for your bbq’s.
There is copious space at St Emilion Braz. Parking is directly outside the gite giving more time to enjoy a chilled drink after unpacking.
St Emillion Braz is a perfect destination for all ages.
As our bedrooms are on the 1st floor, wheelchair access is unfortunately not possible.
Our central position is excellent for exploring Brittany.
Brittany for me is my childhood years in Cornwall. A glimpse of the peaceful life I had, steeped in tradition, surrounded by far reaching views of just trees. Having moved to Brittany in 2002 we set about the massive undertaking of turning agricultural land with ruins into a home and gite with extensive gardens set in a hectare. 14 years later everything is coming up roses and it is time to give back and share this secret and amazing country.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||Simply stunning! I still beam with joy on wet, snowy, or sunny days, looking at the surrounding landscape. The Bretons are welcoming and proud, their towns and villages quaint and full of charm.|
|Unique benefits of property||Peace and total immersion in relaxation yet with only 10 mins to the central town of Carhaix Plougher. Carhaix is also famous for one of Europe's largest music festival, the Vieilles Charrues. Dip into Carhaix's myriad of ventures, sports, retail and restaurants or chill along the canal with a picnic or detox in the sauna and steam rooms. The 385km Nante/Brest canal route only minutes away with the Lac du Glomel 13 minutes, where you can hire kayaks or just soak up the sunshine and a swim.
Our central location enables you to embrace all Brittany has to offer.
Our gite has all the information to begin your discovery of this fabulous region.
Should you want any recommendations do not hesitate to ask.
We will be more than happy to give ideas of places to see and where to eat.