Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 GRANGE, 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. Having a master en-suite bedroom and a further bathroom which the two twin bedrooms share, this is an ideal choice for a family holiday, or two families sharing the accommodation, each having their own bathroom & privacy.
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.
La Grange'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 6, 3 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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|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 Grange'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
•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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15 Jan 2014
"The Perfect Christmas And New Year"
This was our second Christmas stay in 3 years. We love the place so much that this time we stayed for New Year too. As ever, the place was immaculately presented and the extra touches provided by Tric… More
11 Aug 2013
"Fabulous Brittany Cottage"
You couldn't wish for a better cottage and location. We stayed in La Grange in mid July and it was the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in Europe, A fantastic, tranquil setting wi… More
12 Sep 2012
"A lovely property in a wonderful setting with very accommodating patrons"
An amazing property in a peaceful area of France with a wonderful swimming pool for my 3 yr old. The house itself was in very good order and the grounds just beautiful. Highly recommend it!
15 Apr 2012
"The Perfect Christmas"
We chose Le Helleguy as our Christmas destination having stayed elsewhere in the area the previous year. I cannot describe highly enough the quality of this accommodation or the hospitality of the owners. It truly was the perfect Christmas from the moment we arrived to find the cottage decorated for the season and the excellent kitchen stuffed with goodies and produce from the local area.
The cottage itself is incredibly well appointed in every way and the location could not be any more peaceful. Relaxing in front of the roaring log burner enjoy fine food and wine made it a truly memorable experience. The owners even supplied us with a local turkey for our Christmas lunch.
We are actually hoping to return again this year as we were made so welcome and loved the place so much. There are plenty of facilities for families staying there in the warmer months and lots to do in the local area.
13 Apr 2012
"We WILL be back!"
La Grange is a lovely property and Neil and Tricia were amazing hosts! The house is beautiful with every need thought of prior to our arrival. The refridgerator was stocked with all necessities including homemade jellies and breads, so no trip to the local market was ever needed. The home was impecible and had an abundance of space for our family of four. We travelled with my parents and 2 sisters, as well, who occupied La Chaumiere across the drive. That was also a beautiful property. Our 2 small children had plenty to do onsite with the grassy areas and 2 swingsets...not to mention Neil and Tricia's pup, Connie! It was a fabulous stay and we will be back! I highly recommend their properties!
12 Apr 2012
"A tranquil haven with all the comforts of home and more!"
Le Helleguy is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and we particularly enjoyed the complimentary welcome basket packed with quality French produce.
The cottage is so cosy and it was great to have the log burning stove and large collection of dvd's available to keep us warm and entertained in the cold winter week that we stayed.
Neil & Tricia have thought of everything and we will be back without a doubt!
4 Sep 2011
"A lovely place to stay, good location, great for families and adults, well equipped, fanatsic pool."
We had a really good week in August 2011. The location is great for us with four young children.
The cottages are really well equipped comfortable and very clean, we found the owners really helpful, and felt that we had they achieved the right balance between privavcy and helpful support. Their cottage is onsite.
The pool is great, there are decent adult bikes, CD's books and games. the gardens are pretty and well maintained.
We would gladly go there again.
25 Jul 2011
"A beautiful and relaxing family friendly holiday"
We cannot recommend La Grange highly enough, having now stayed four years on the trot it is testament to how well we rate it! We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children (2&4). The accommodation flows well, has all "mod cons" and is at a level of comfort that makes it home from home. The grounds are extensive, extremely well maintained and child friendly. A wonderful pool, swings, slide, space to kick a ball what more do you need. Neil and Tricia are amazing hosts. They cater for your every need in a very unassuming way that is warm and friendly. They are always smiling, which is infectious and they go that extra mile to make your stay extra special, even to the point of offering to babysit for us so that we could venture out one evening. We have had some fantastic times here, great memories that will stay with us all for a very long time. Wonderful!
18 Jun 2011
"Picture perfect paradise"
Our 4th stay at La Grange, we just keep coming back. Wonderful setting in the beautiful Blavet Valley but an easy drive to the coast for a change of scene. Lovely gardens with plenty of room for playi… More
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