Cottage | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 14
2011 - Awarded 4 stars/keys by French Ministry of Tourism & Clevacances.
The picturesque hamlet of Le Helleguy can be found in the department of Morbihan, southern Brittany, close to the river Blavet. Situated in a stunningly beautiful rural location, in the heart of the Blavet valley, the hamlet is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped gardens & lawned play areas, rolling countryside, fields and woodland.
The hamlet consists of three beautiful detached thatched Breton cottages. The owners who live onsite (and are available to assist guests during their stay and offer complementary therapies and beauty treatments) occupy one of the cottages, with the two remaining, La Chaumiere and La Grange offered as LUXURY, self catering rental accommodation.
The cottages at LE HELLEGUY ooze Breton charm & traditional character, at the same time offering all the sophisticated facilities and conveniences of modern day life. Rented individually or together (under the hamlet name Le Helleguy), the cottages offer 'home from home' LUXURY, spacious accommodation and are tastefully furnished & equipped to an exceptionally high standard. The 7 spacious bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite (1 located on the ground floor) provide a good choice of sleeping options to suit larger groups.
The extensive grounds provide a safe haven for children to play and run off steam. With swings, slides, climbing frames, a huge range of outdoor games and the possibility of heated swimming whatever the weather (under the pool's retractable telescopic shelter), there is always something to keep the children entertained.
Free unlimitied WIFI Internet Access enables work commitments to be maintained during your stay and a variety of Complementary Therapies & Beauty Treatments are available onsite to provide a relaxing treat.
Le Helleguy’s ideal location offers easy access to many nearby medieval and historic towns (e.g. Josselin, Auray) and tourist attractions (e.g. Poul Fetan, Camors Adventure Forest). Beautiful sandy beaches are less than 30 minutes drive away (Lamor Plage at Lorient), where a host of beach and sporting activities can be found.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lamor Plage 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest, Dinard, Rennes, Nantes 150 km, Nearest railway: Lorient, Auray 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (9), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Le Helleguy's grounds provide the following :
•Landscaped Gardens - 3 acres of beautiful gardens & lawned play areas
•Tranquil pond garden for relaxation - with secured access
•Indoor / Outdoor Heated swimming Pool - with retractable Telescopic Shelter
•Australian Gas BBQ (with full gas cylinder) & patio equipment on cottage terraces
•Professional (Kettler) Table Tennis
•Children's play area with swings, slides & climbing frame
•Games cupboard - Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Croquet, Football (with nets), Swing ball etc
•Picnic tables & sun loungers (with cushions) throughout the grounds
•Welcome pack of information provided on arrival
•Welcome hamper of food provided on arrival
•A variety of Catering Options e.g. Welcome Meal', Half Board etc. are available at additional cost
•Heated undercover swimming pool only available April to November
•Gardens are shared with La Grange guests
•English-speaking owners on hand to answer any questions
NB. We can offer huge discounts on ferry Travel - Brittany Ferries (20%), Condor Ferries (10%), P&O (5%)
The Brittany region
The friendly villages of Quistinic & Bubry are just 3kms & 6kms away, where local supplies can be purchased from the bakeries general stores, supermarket, butchers etc. A selection of restaurants & bar tabacs can also be found in these villages.
Closer to home, our local bar/creperie is a leisurely 2km stroll from the hamlet, where a delicious variety of crepes can be tasted and the friendly Breton hospitality sampled.
The larger town of Baud is 12km SE of the hamlet and offers a much wider variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars etc. The medieval town of Pontivy is 25 mins drive NE and Lorient, with its beautiful sandy beaches at Lamor Plage (Plage de Port Maria & Plage de Toulhars) only 30 mins drive SW.
The Blavet Valley with its stunningly beautiful rural countryside & nearby medieval towns & cities and the varied coastline to the south, offer a wide range of activities & attractions for holidaymakers :-
•Markets - each day of the week in many local villages, towns & cities e.g. Auray, Baud, Carnac, Hennebont, Pontivy a superb variety of fresh local produce can be bought & sampled
•Poul Fetan - only 5km from Le Helleguy, this beautifully restored thatched village working museum, displays traditional trades & crafts etc. with daily demonstrations & exhibitions
•Village De L'an Mil - 3km from Le Helleguy, this medieval working museum offers a 'step back in time' into the life of a traditional farming community, with rural livestock for the children to enjoy
•River Blavet - 5km from e Helleguy, offers 50km of towpaths, ideal for cycling, walking, fishing & birdwatching
•Cycling - plenty of choice for cycling: towpaths besides the Blavet, along quiet country lanes, through woodland & villages or on the more strenuous mountain bike trails. 4 adult bicycles are available free of charge in the hamlet & can be hired locally.
•Fishing - a superb area for fishing enthusiasts, offering over 28 local fishing areas such as the River Blavet, the Nantes-Brest canal & River Evel. All types of angling is catered for. We can also organise in advance of your visit, daily or weekly fishing permits.
•Horse Riding - local equestrian centres provide an opportunity to explore the area & surrounding countryside on horse back. Accompanied rides and tuition are available near the hamlet (6km)
•Walking - we have plenty of well signposted country walks within the immediate area of the hamlet and beyond. We can provide maps of recommended walks with details on what to see on route are available
•Water Sports - are available on local on rivers, inland lakes & reservoirs or by the seaside. These include Canoeing & Kayaking, Rowing, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Sand-karting and Jet skiing.
•Beaches - the southern Brittany coastline offers many beautiful fine sandy beaches, ranging from secluded coves to extended beach fronts, most offer facilities and many offer water-sports centres e.g. Carnac and Larmor-Plage.
•Historic Towns & Cities - for history enthusiasts the local area & its surrounds are steeped in history. Local towns & cities offer beautiful architecture, many retaining their medieval centres & character e.g. Pontivy & Josselin with their Rohan family chateaux as well as Auray, Carnac, and the ports of Vannes and Lorient.
•Megaliths - morbihan is famous for the volume & variety of Neolithic remains including the famous alignments of Carnac. Local examples of Dolmen & Menhirs can be seen in all around the area, in gardens & fields
•The Blavet Valley and its surrounds has much, much more to offer...... with wildlife reserves, parks, chateaux gardens, zoos, an aquarium & a whole variety of museums covering French Resistance, Dolls, Postcards, Megaliths etc. all within easy distance of Le Helleguy
We shall be happy to organise, in advance of your visit, any of the following general activities which can be enjoyed in the local area :-
Adventure parks, Archery, Badminton, Ballooning, Bird Watching, Boating, Boules, Canoeing, Ceramics, Cycling, Diving, Fishing, French tuition, Go karting, Golf, Gourmet dining, Hiking, Horse riding, Ice skating, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Rambling, Riverside activities, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Sea excursions, Shopping, Sightseeing, Snorkelling, Spa, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Theme parks, Tree adventure park, Walking, Water skiing, Water sports, Wind Surfing, Wood Turning, Yoga
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13 Jan 2013
"Best place to stay in Brittany"
Tricia and Neil could not be more welcoming or provide a better cottage to stay in. We were in La Chaumiere with an extended family and the cottage provided excellent communal space, as well as suffi… More
11 Sep 2012
"Very welcoming, lovely facilities, loved every day of our stay."
Would definitely recommend staying here for the welcome given by Neil and Tricia, the lovely setting, and the great facilities. I would not hesitate to go there again.
9 Oct 2011
"High quality accomodation, with a superb private pool."
We stayed at Le Helleguy in August 2011 with our 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. The layout of the accomodation was just right, as it is split into 3 different appartments. Being set back off the road it was very safe for the children to run around, and they just loved the private swimming pool which had a 'telescopic' cover for use at night and on cooler days.
Also, nothing was too much trouble for the hosts Neil & Tricia Young, who went out of their way to ensure we had a perfect week.
25 Aug 2011
"Le Helleguy is a wonderful property in every way and we cannot recommend it highly enough"
We rented both cottages with family and have had a wonderful time. The cottages are perfect for two families holidaying together but offer a degree of independence and space, if required. They are both extremely well equiped, spotlessly clean and spacious - real home from homes.
The heated pool has a retractable cover which enables it to be used as both an indoor and outdoor pool - perfect for the variable brittany climate.
The surrounding area is beautiful - glorious rolling countryside and very peaceful but not far to drive to the coast for excursions. The owners are so helpful too. ALL IN ALL GREAT!!!!
25 Jul 2011
"60th Birthday / Family Holiday"
It does exactly what it says on the web site! No need to worry about what you have booked and how you will feel when you arrive, it will meet your expectations! We were 5 couples plus a baby and we took both cottages and the accomodation was great with rooms to spare. The large pool was clean and immaculate and the moveable roof meant it was great to use in any weather. A car is essential. The owners were very helpful and friendly so you can't go wrong if you book Le Hellguy.
13 Jun 2011
"One of the very best cottages I'v evey stayed in."
From the warm welcome on our arrival to our leaving a week later nothing disappointed. The owners have gone out of their way to make this the very best holiday location. The cottage was immaculate with everything you could hope to find. The grounds and pool were superb. With the owners on site, but unobtrusive, any queries were answered instantly. Would recommend this excellent accommodation
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