Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8
|Les Pieds dans l'eau||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||3||Double and single sofabeds in tv room and lounge|
Les Pieds dans l'eau is in Piriac-sur-mer in Southern Brittany. The front garden opens directly onto the coast path overlooking the beach. The raised barbecue area has outstanding uninterrupted sea views and is sheltered from the sea breeze and from passers by by a thick hedge.
This luxuriously equipped cottage has 3 double bedrooms with a further bedroom in the annexe. The kitchen/dining room looks out onto the sea and has dining and seating areas for up to 8 people. Outside there is a secluded garden with a large deck for barbecues and an enclosed rear garden which includes parking for up to 3 cars.
The cottage is luxuriously equipped with comfortable seating including 2 leather recliners and footstools; modern kitchen and shower rooms; extendible dining table and luxurious bed linen and towels.
In addition to the 4 double bedrooms there is a double sofa bed in the tv room and a single sofa bed in the lounge. The cottage is equipped for 8 guests max but these sofa beds give flexibility if guests prefer not to use double beds.
Fully equipped modern kitchen including microwave, oven, induction hob, dishwasher, coffee-maker, toaster and kettle.
The table extends to 180 cm to seat up to 8 guests.
Large windows onto sea facing garden.
Large living room connected to kitchen. Comfortable seating and 2 leather recliners with footstools. Bluetooth enabled cd player/speakers.
The seating converts to a single bed if required
Main double bedroom on top floor with lovely sea views. Huge bed, bedside tables and bedside lights, desk, set of drawers, dressing area with hanging and storage, and separate loo and separate modern shower room.
Two more double bedrooms in the main house on the ground floor and 1 in the annexe. All with side tables, bedside lights and wardrobes.
Plenty of fluffy pillows and luxurious bed linen. Towels, beach towels and toiletries also supplied.
Shower room and separate wc on top floor.
Shower room and wc on ground floor.
Shower room and wc in annexe.
Electric central heating & electric cooling fan.
Bar football table in annexe
Bluetooth enabled cd player to attach your ipad/iphone for music.
Tv in small tv room - seats 3 max. Tv has a number of English language channels - mostly news channels. Also Netflix. Boardgames.
Barbecue, secluded deck overlooking sea, garden table and chairs.
Deck chairs and garden laid to lawn with loungers.
Gate opens onto coast path and direct access to beach
Parking in the gated drive for up to 3 cars.
My husband Dave and I are semi retired and live in South London. We have always enjoyed holidaying in France and now that we have more free time, we recently decided to buy a home there. Our home from home in Piriac-sur-mer is a lovely retreat. Being able to walk out of the front door right onto the coast path is always a delight, whether for the morning jog or for a leisurely stroll into town for lunch. We trust our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||We visited Piriac-sur-mer for a long vacation in 2017 and were impressed by the huge variety of activities in the area all within a 30 minute drive.
Within walking distance is the lively town of Piriac-sur-mer - officially designated as a "Petite Cité de Caractère des Pays de La Loire' because of its traditional Breton architecture - with plenty of bars, restaurants and creperies as well as a lovely harbour, a busy market and a variety of watersports.
The nature reserve of La Briere, with its barge trips, birdwatching and nature trails, is close by, as are the still working salt marshes. Then there is the walled city of Guerande with its moat and the chic seaside resort of La Baule. There are a host of lovely beaches - including Pen Bron, a long sandy spit with a nice boat crossing at the end to Le Croisic in fine weather. The secluded islands of Hoedic and Houat can be reached by boat from the little fishing port of La Turballe, just along the coast
|Unique benefits of property||A gate from the front garden opens directly onto the coast path immediately above a nice beach. Within a few minutes walk in either direction, a variety of other beaches can be reached from the path or you can continue along the path and along the beach, directly into Piriac-sur-mer.
The garden itself is totally secluded, surrounded by large hedges so as not to be visible from the path. So the cottage benefits from a quiet, and very scenic location with wonderful views, but has all the facilities of the busy town on its doorstep.
The cottage is fully equipped, with modern kitchen and shower rooms, comfortable seating including 2 leather recliners with footstools, extendable dining table to seat 8 and luxurious bed linen.
Piriac has lots of possibilities: restaurants, shops, water sports, bars, kayaking, sailing, cycling, beaches and rocks, walks and views. Don’t forget to try the flyboarding with Jet & Gliss.
Guerande is an ancient walled city with a pretty moat. It was the centre of salt production and still specialises in salt. The town is full of character and has lots of creperies and restaurants.
A visit to La Briere nature reserve is a must. There are barge trips, hiking trails and birdwatching.
Pen Bron is a must see. The beach is fantastic. Parking can be impossible in the high season, so take the tourist train from La Turballe. In good weather boats cross to Le Croisic. If you feel energetic you can take your bike across on the boat and cycle back round the bay across the salt marshes.
La Baule has one of the longest beaches in Europe. It is a chic, century old seaside resort with lovely villas, casino and luxury hotels as well as nice markets. Many classy shops and restaurants to visit.
Take a tour of the salt marshes - organised at Terre du Sel at Route des Marais Salants. Tel 0240620880. Cycling or driving round the marshes and watching the birds makes for a lovely trip.
Both islands have lovely beaches and walks. Houat is the larger of the two. Boats leave from La Turballe, but are not frequent.
Rope bridges and climbing in the trees. Fun for the young and the young at heart.
La Turballe is a busy fishing port. It has more nice restaurants and bars, a good market and a useful Tourist Office. You can have a tour of a traditional sardine fishing boat in the harbour.
Mesquer and Kerkabelec have some lovely walks, views and beaches. Don’t miss the restaurant La Cabane a Huitres Tel 0240913783.
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