South Brittany holiday let with private pool - LA003863

9.7/10
Missillac (8km from Pontchâteau ), Loire Atlantique, Western Loire Reference: LA003863 Advertiser since: 3 February 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chez Anne and Simon Self Catering Flexible 7 12 3

About this property

Large 7 Bed Holiday Home with Private Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

“Chez Anne and Simon” is a very spacious traditional holiday home set in a 1.4 acre garden with heated pool. It is located in the town of Missillac, South Brittany.

It is ideal for family and friends looking to share a holiday or even a group of golf amateurs looking to make the most of nearby renowned Golf de La Bretesche 18 hole course at an affordable cost. The house can accommodate up to 12 people.

We fell in love with the house the minute we walked through the front door: architect-designed wide spaces, oak beams, terracotta tiles, and large fireplace. Throughout the renovation project, we have aimed to offer home from home comfort and maximise the space available to make our holiday home the perfect holiday destination for the entire family. It’s up to you whether you decide to venture out and about as there is lots to see and do in the area or simply relax and enjoy your surroundings.

The town of Missillac has a few bars and restaurants within walking distance. Its best landmark by far is Chateau de La Bretesche with its Spa, Golf Course, Michelin-starred restaurant “Le Montaigu” and Brasserie “Le Club”.

We hope that at the end of their stay, our guests will go home thinking the place had a bit of “je ne sais quoi”.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is a lovely room with its large window overlooking the garden.
Our new fitted kitchen has modern appliances including one traditional oven, another oven/microwave combi-oven, induction hob, dish-washer and integrated fridge.
More appliances such as washing machine, additional dish washer and fridge-freezer are available in the adjacent utility room.

We have a highchair and baby cutlery.

Our large solid oak dining table can fit 14 people and the kitchen table 6.

Living rooms

Spacious sitting area with a large corner sofa facing the granite fireplace fitted with a log burner.
65” screen tv, Sky free view channels and a Blu-ray dvd player.
Two french windows overlook the patio and pool area.

Bedrooms

For those with limited mobility or who would simply rather stay on the ground floor, we have 2 separate bedrooms downstairs: 1 double and 1 kids’ room with bunk beds separated by a Jack & Jill shower room.
A baby cot can also be made available on request.

Upstairs:
Bedroom 1. Master suite with king size bed, dressing room and en-suite, as well as a balcony overlooking our private garden.

Bedroom 2. Twin beds with fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 3. King size bed, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 4. Twin beds with double chest of drawers.

Finally, if you dare climbing to the mezzanine floor above the playroom, you will find the Teenage Den with its 3 single beds! Needless to say parents are not particularly welcome up there.

Bathrooms

Downstairs:
Jack and Jill shower room plus separate cloakroom.

Upstairs:
Family bathroom with double sink, shower over bath and toilet.

Master bedroom en suite.

Separate upstairs toilet.

Heating

Gas central heating with under floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.

Entertainment

Full unlimited broadband with free wi-fi access.

Having children ourselves, we know how crucial it is to keep the little ones entertained and so we know that the games room is one of the key rooms in the house!

We have a pool table, PS3 & Xbox one, dvds and a good selection of toys, games and books!

Garden and outside

Our secured garden is made of 3 areas:
• The large front garden is staggered with pine trees which makes the house very private.
The drive is big enough to accommodate a few cars.
• Directly behind the property, the patio and pool area are South-facing and the lawned area is probably the size of half a football or rugby pitch, so plenty of space to run around.
The little ones will also enjoy the climbing frame.
• Last but not least, the wooded area situated at the back is the perfect adventure playground for your little explorers. Will they find any creatures living in the wooden playhouse? We also have our own 35m zip line which provides hours of fun!

The grown-ups can also enjoy a bit of peace & quiet in the hammock.

Parking and garages

Ample parking space.

Gas bbq.

We have a couple of grown-up bikes and smaller bikes to save you bringing your own, they are great to go to the bakery to get those fresh croissants & pains au chocolat in the morning!

Visitor suitability

The house is suitable for people with limited mobility as it has a downstairs bedroom, shower room and toilet.
It is perfect for family and friends looking to share a holiday.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 33 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Common Roach
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang des Platanes
Distance: 0.6 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de La Bretesche
Distance: 0.6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Fano Riding School
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Vignoble nantais

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Map IGN n°1022 La Roche-Bernard & Parc Naturel Régional de Brière

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine des Herbauges
Distance: 65 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Anne Pritchard

We are a Franco-Welsh couple with 2 young children. We love spending time with friends & family in France.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Our holiday home is close to family & friends and has lots to see and do in the area.
Unique benefits of property Our recently refurbished holiday home is close to La Bretesche golf course and it is perfect for a group of friends or large family. Throughout the renovation project, we have tried to maximise the space available in and outside the house.
Our garden is very spacious and includes a large patio area with a heated pool, a lawned area the size of half a football pitch so plenty of space to run around, a climbing frame and finally, a wooded area with a zip line and wooden playhouse, perfect for the little adventurers!!
Most of us will want to make the most of the outdoors lifestyle while on holidays but sometimes it's nice to have a bit of home comfort so we have Sky free view channels, Wifi, PS3 and Xbox, a pool table and lots of DVDs, toys & books available.
All in all, some of you will just want to relax and enjoy the place, others will venture out and about but we hope that when you go home at the end of your stay, you will leave the house thinking it had a bit of "je ne sais quoi"!

The Owner Recommends

Along the Coast...

The most beautiful beach by far is La Baule and the nearby towns of Pornichet, Le Pouliguen, Le Croisic, La Turballe, Piriac-sur-Mer and Penestin. You could also head towards the city of Vannes and enjoy a visit to the Morbihan Gulf. One of the most popular activities is to take a boat trip around the gulf from Vannes. Many of its 42 islands are owned by celebrities but the two largest, Île aux Moines and Île d’Arz, are favourite tourist destinations in summer.

Branfere Zoo

Branfere Zoo is set in beautiful surroundings and provides a great day out, only 25 minutes away by car. Branféré is a site dedicated to respecting nature a hundred leagues from the traditional zoo concept. Travel to the heart of a centuries-old botanical park and encounter 1000s of animals from the five continents, all roaming free.

Golf amateurs

Domaine de La Bretesche, 2 minutes away from us, is one of Brittany's best golf courses. Within a 40 minute radius, you can also find Golf de Guérande, La Baule & Savenay.

Les Machines de l'Ile, Nantes

Les Machines de l’île are a totally unprecedented artistic project, some strange machines came to populate the Île de Nantes. After the Grand Éléphant, this is now the turn of a Manta Ray, a Sea Snake and of all kinds of incredible boats to take possession of the banks of the Loire River.

Ocearium du Croisic and Aquarium de Vannes

Only 50 minutes away, don't miss the Ocearium du Croisic: feed the penguins, walk through the underwater tunnel and check out the sharks from Australia!! Aquarium de Vannes, 40 minutes away, is also a nice day out!

Pedalos, Canoe/kayak, paddle & bike hire

Nearest available from Loisirs Temps Libres in La Roche-Bernard marina (10 min drive).
The Au Gre du Vent leisure complex in Camoel (20 min away) offers sea & river kayak options as well as bike hire.
The St Clair nautical base in Guenrouet (25 min away) offers pedalos & bike hire along the canal.
Rosalies hire available in Damgan (30 min), it's a fun way of discovering the coastal path!

Planete Sauvage Safari

One hour away from the house, South of Nantes, we highly recommend a visit to Zoo Safari "Planete Sauvage" in Port-Saint-Pere. Set off on a 10km trail to discover the great, iconic mammals, in your own vehicle or on board a 4x4 bush truck with your guide. Also enjoy the Marine City where you can discover the great bottlenose dolphin.

Fans of castles & history

If you fancy a look around the La Bretesche castle, the courtyard is open to the public in July and August. There are a few other castles within an hour radius, from the Ranrouet ruins (15 min away) to Suscinio (45 minutes), the castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the Nantes History Museum (1 hour).

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Markets & traditional towns

Local markets are perfect for picking up fresh local products in the nearby towns of La Roche-Bernard, Pontchateau, Redon. If you like traditional places, plan a trip to the towns of Guerande, Rochefort-en-Terre and La Gacilly for its arts & crafts shops and also outdoor photo exhibition running from June to September.

Go-Karting, Quad biking & Paintballing

Go-Karting, Quad biking and Paintballing in Solokart, Plessé, 15 miles away.

Escal' Atlantique, Saint Nazaire

Come aboard the Escal’Atlantic, a life-size reconstructed transatlantic ocean liner, unique in Europe. In the 3500 square metres of exhibition space, atmosphere of legendary ships built in Saint-Nazaire is recreated: the Ile de France (1927), the Normandie (1935), the France (1962). Choose your cabin, stroll along the promenade deck, experience the heat and noise of the engine rooms… and prepare yourself for a rough ending to the voyage! Younger visitors can do the tour as the captain, a stowaway or a movie actress. The free games booklet makes the voyage a fascinating treasure hunt.

Horse Riding

Centre Equestre & Poney Club du Fano in Nivillac (15 min away) welcomes children aged 3 and over in a friendly environment.

Water fun!!

Wakeboard, Wakeskate, Kneeboard & Water-skiing available at Wakepark Plessé, 15 miles away.
Flyboard & jet ski available at Espace Quilly.

Ideally located between 2 tourist areas

We are right between the Morbihan Gulf area and Loire Ocean, providing a multitude of places to visit, please click on the links below for details: http://www.brittanytourism.com/discover-our-destinations/bretagne-loire-ocean http://www.brittanytourism.com/discover-our-destinations/bretagne-sud-golfe-du-morbihan

Monkey Forest in Saint Molf

At the heart of the Brière regional natural park is Monkey Forest adventure park, where zip wires and monkey bridges cross above a forest of slides, trampolines and go-karts. Monkey Forest is the biggest tree-top trail in the department of Loire-Atlantique. There are more than 200 structures, including 36 zip wires, spread across the 14 secure routes that cross the pinewood. Down on the ground, your quest for adventure can continue in a leisure park equipped with bouncy castles, a foot-golf course, a pedal go-kart track, a barefoot course, a BMX track...

Walled towns

The lovely walled town of Vannes is a must on any visit to Morbihan. Take a walk around the narrow, cobbled streets, through the medieval gates, before settling down for lunch at a café alongside the attractive marina. The town of Guérande follows closely and attracts lots of visitors during its medieval festival beginning of June.

A bit of History

If you are interested in WW2 history, plan a visit to Le Grand Blockhaus in Batz-sur-Mer or le Musee de Saint Marcel in Malestroit.

Legendia Parc

Fan of fairy-tales and legends, visit Legendia Parc in Frossay, an hour away by car.

Parc d'Attractions Les Naudieres

If you fancy a bit of family fun, arrange a visit to Parc d'Attractions Les Naudieres, 40 minutes away from the house.

Sacred Stones

Morbihan is rich in megalithic sites, nowhere more so than Locmariaquer. On the outskirts of this unremarkable village are three very impressive constructions, one of which, Le Grand Menhir, is the largest stone ever erected in prehistoric Europe. The town of Carnac is also known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones: 3 fields contain around 3,000 aligned megaliths, which date from 4000BC.

8 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.6
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.9
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 Mrs H 28 August, 2019

This was a family holiday (6 adults and 4 children aged 6-11). We all enjoyed our stay and the children had a great time. They spent their time in the large garden on the zip-wire, the hammocks, the climbing frame and the pool and also enjoyed a game of cricket most days! Indoors they had a games room where they also spent a lot of time. The pool is lovely and there are plenty of sunbeds and seating around it.

The local facilities are good and we had some delicious cakes from one of the boulangerie's.

We also enjoyed 'goodies' left for us in the kitchen - much appreciated.

We visited Poete ferrailleur in Lizio, Les Machines de L'ile in Nantes and Gacilly which was enjoyed by all and the mechanical elephant was a big hit with the children.

I think this property was value for money and I would definitely recommend it.

9.7 / 10 Stewart & Angela 22 July, 2019

Ten of us, including our 4 grandchildren all under 7, have just returned from an amazing holiday staying at Chez Anne & Simon. The accommodation, facilities and amenities it provides are outstanding. With an excellent week of weather, we all took full advantage of the pool, and our grandkids thoroughly enjoyed the other features in the garden, especially the slide, climbing frame, swings and, especially, the zip wire! The property is in an ideal location with lots of attractions to visit within a 30 mile drive. Something available for every interest whether it’s beaches, markets, walled towns or scenic walks. Highlight of our visit was to travel by train from Pontchateau to Nantes and take the whole family for a ride on the huge mechanical elephant! We used the Plymouth-Roscoff ferry crossing which gave us a comfortable 150 mile drive to the property, but I’m sure it’s easily accessible from other ports such as St. Malo and Cherbourg. The booking process was seamless and we have no hesitation in recommending others to use Chez Anne & Simon.

Owner response

Thank you so much Stewart for this lovely review, we are delighted that you all had a great holiday while staying at Chez Anne & Simon!

9.5 / 10 Judith and family 16 July, 2018

A great venue with lovely pool and garden would recommend we had a great time and look forward to next year

10 / 10 SC 11 August, 2017

We have just returned from a lovely week at Chez Anne & Simon. The house was fantastic and fully equipt with everything that you could possibly need for your stay and more.

The house is absolutely beautiful and the pool and surrounding garden is great for relaxing.

I would recommend this property without any hesitation.

Thank you Anne and Simon for all the communication and for providing a beautiful home for our holiday.

Owner response

Thank you very much for this great review Sarah, we are glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday!