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La Chaumiere a beautiful detached thatched cottage

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

2011 - Awarded 4 stars/keys by French Ministry of Tourism & Clevacances.

The picturesque hamlet of Le Helleguy is situated in the department of Morbihan, Southern Brittany, close to the River Blavet. Located in a stunningly beautiful rural position, 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 owner's cottage and La Chaumiere & La Grange offered as LUXURY, self catering rental accommodation. The owners are always happy to assist guests during their stay, as & when required.

This super cottage, LA CHAUMIERE, oozes Breton charm & traditional character, at the same time offering all the sophisticated facilities and conveniences of modern day life: 'home from home' LUXURY, spacious accommodation, tastefully furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. An additional ground floor master en-suite bedroom make this an ideal choice for grandparents holidaying with family & grandchildren and/or if managing stairs is a problem.

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 what ever 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.

La Chaumiere'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 8, 4 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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, 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 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage offers the following entertainment:-

•Free unlimited internet access

•Free access to extensive library of DVDs & Videos (500+)

•'Free to View' TV channels in Engish & French

•A selection of CDs

•A selection of indoor board games, chess, backgammon, puzzels and jigsaws

•A selection of books (200+) of all genre

We also supply the cottage with :-

•A 'Welcome Hamper' of Breton produce and essential food items

•An ample supply of household cleaning materials & products

•A supply of kitchen accessories e.g. kitchen roll, clingfilm, foil, tissues, hand soap etc.

Further details outdoors

La Chaumiere'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 terrace

•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

Further details

•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.

Blavet Valley

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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14 Jan 2014


"It would be difficult to exaggerate such an experience"

1. There was absolutely nothing lacking in the cottage. More than completely equipped. First time ever in our experience.2. We were welcomed with a completely decorated holiday environment, right … More

14 Sep 2012


",just perfect,"

What a wonderful Holiday.A Perfect Week,Met my Very Lovely Owners(NEIL & TRICIA),Perfect Loction,My Husband Enjoyed The full body Message and the kids Really enjoyed the pool day & nite.thank you again for the best holiday we have had.

23 Apr 2012


"Stunning property in a beautiful location with owners who always go the extra mile!"

What a fantastic week we had! From the moment we arrived, we were treated like long lost friends! The cottage just blew us away (and we knew it was going to be special from the website). All the little extras, like the welcome food hamper, the wine and Easter eggs for the children, along with all the baby bits (highchair/changing mat/baby bath/pushchair/stair gates etc) were exceptional bonuses. We had also ordered a welcome meal (booked via the hosts), and Tricia had laid the table beautifully ready for this, with fresh flowers. We were very moved.

The cottage itself is huge, very spacious rooms and you want for nothing right down to washing-up liquid/tin foil/washing powder etc etc. Everywhere is spotless and there are so many interesting things to look at. Our favourite room was the lounge, with the tall ceiling and wood burner which was very welcome this week! All the bedding was lovely and the towels were really great quality too.

Our children loved the pool, the outdoor playground equipment, the indoor and outdoor games and the space!

The location was ideal, with beautiful beaches within a 30 minute drive and lots of other interesting places (Carnac, Vannes, Auray etc). There was supermarkets/shops close by too.

Neil and Tricia cannot do enough for you, although they are never intrusive, just always there with a smile when you need them. We made good use of their extensive dvd collection too.

We are already planning our return next year! Loved every minute!

12 Apr 2012


"First Class"

A wonderful quiet location. The hosts Tricia & Neil who are on site couldn't do enough for us.....recommending and booking restaurants, arranging Birthday cakes from the local patisserie, in-house catering..... the list goes on. The accomodation couldn't be faulted. Everything you could possibly want was provided for including relaxing beauty treatments with Tricia. We stayed in La Chaumiere -We were five adults, a five year old and a baby. The accomodation was very spacious clean and comfortable and the additional baby items saved us having to carry it all with us....fantastic!
5* I would recommend without hesitation.

4 Sep 2011


"A fantastic family celebration week away in a beautiful location"

Mum and dad are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in December and decided to take all their family (11 of us) to France for a week (thank you!). The cottages were really comfy and well appoin… More

15 Aug 2011


"The Perfect Gite - You'll Not Want To Leave!"

Brittany Thatched Cottages have the nicest gites I've seen. They are beautiful, extremely clean, well equipped with every thing you could possibly want, comfortable, set in beautiful grounds and run by Neil and Tricia - the nicest and most helpful owners. We hope to return again next year. I would strongly recommend this to anyone.

8 Aug 2011


"A beautifully restored farmhouse with fab pool and great hosts."

La Chaumiere is a superbly presented French farmhouse in a very picturesque setting. Very spacious rooms with high quality fittings (kitchen, bathrooms). All your needs have been thought of by your excellent hosts, Tricia and Neil, who are always on hand unobtrusively to answer queries large and small and to recommend sight-seeing, markets and restaurants - nothing is too much trouble. The pool is fantastic - salt water so no nasty chlorine eyes! And the cover makes it possible to swim in all weathers. The area has so much to do - beautiful beaches cater for surfers and swimmers alike, medieval towns such as Auray and Vannes are well worth a visit. There are lots of info books at the house to help plan your stay and about 700 DVDs to get through! The welcome pack is the best I have ever had and there is also an excellent catering service available which we used for our first meal - delicious home-cooked food and very good value as it actually lasted us for almost 2 meals. Great holiday - love to return.

24 Jul 2011


"La Chaumiere is a home from home where both parents and children will enjoy a stress free holiday."

We highly recommend a stay in La Chaumiere. The warm hospitality, beautiful surroundings, spectacular heated pool and gorgeous, spotlessly clean and extremely well-equipped gite (including full welcome hamper and extensive children's equipment and toys) make this holiday an ideal choice for all the family.
Our children immediately felt at home and spent most of the time playing outside in the pool or with the endless toys and activities situated in the beautiful gardens surrounding our gite. The surrounding villages and towns were just beautiful and we spent many pleasant afternoons exploring and tasting local fare such as the the speciality 'crepes'.
Neil and Tricia make you feel so welcome and are on hand to give advice and recommendations which proved invaluable as this was our first visit to Brittany.
The weather was a little unpredictble but the pool cover allows the children to still enjoy the fabulous pool even when the sun didn't cooperate!
A truly relaxing, enjoyable and wonderful way to holiday with family and friends!

15 Jun 2011


"We will be back, yet again!"

This was a return trip staying at La Chaumiere and it was as beautiful as I remember last year. The cottage is spotless and so well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and the pool is fantastic with it's retractable roof, which was most welcome on the chillier mornings when my 4 yr old wanted an early swim. The games cupboard in the garden is a great find for any child and my 4 yr old certainly did his fair share of raiding, and the table tennis got some use by the big kids too. Large supermarkets and restaurants are just a short drive away and there is a creperie within walking distance of the cottage. Tricia and Neil are such wonderful hosts and they are certainly one of many reasons why we will return again.

8 Jun 2011


"Gorgeous house, gorgeous pool, gorgeous weather, gorgeous holiday"

A truly wonderful, relaxing holiday home with everything you could wish for and more. The pool was a real hit with the children (4 girls, 3 - 11 years) and adults alike. Very large gardens with a childrens play area and picnic tables dotted all around. Found we didn't need to go out much as we had everything we needed at the cottage including lots of outdoor games. The weather was amazing and we all came back glowing. Can't wait to go again.

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Calendar last updated:24 Aug 2014

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  • French
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