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La Grange and La Chaumiere Cottages behind original bread oven

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Chaumiere is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage. With colourful flower borders and rose framed veranda from which to enjoy the wonderful views, it is also full of massive oak beams, exposed stone and lots of charm. A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley.

Private heated swimming pool with discreet fence & security alarm installed to ensure child safety, set in 3 acres of gardens.

Our availability on holiday lettings and our own website is always 100% up to date.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:

We are pleased to be able to offer all our customers a minimum of 20% off their ferry booking with Brittany Ferries. Once you have placed your booking, please ask Greg for the special discount code. Remember, ferry fares, just like airline fares, increase closer to the time of travel, so make sure you don't miss out and BOOK NOW!

PRICES:

Please note, the short break prices quoted on Holiday Lettings are a "From" price and the nigtly rate quoted is the nightly rate if you book a week in low season. Short break prices are not pro rata on the weekly price, they also vary from month to month and season to season. Please see our selectcottages.com website for all the short break prices, more information and photos, latest news and safe and secure online bookings.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ground floor: Light and spacious farmhouse style oak kitchen with dining area, double bedroom with full bathroom .

First floor: Snug sitting room with glorious fell and valley views from three aspects.

Further details outdoors

Private heated swimming pool (with discreet fence and safety alarm to ensure children are safe at all times), set in 3 acres of lawns with table tennis, badminton, swings, boules and gate access to the towpath beside the river. Bicycle hire locally with delivery to the cottage for you.

Outside dining facilities including garden furniture, parasols and barbecue. Private parking.

Please note La Chaumiere is one of four delightful cottages at La Garenne:

Le Fournil (sleeps 4/5),

Le Pressoir (sleeps 4/5)

& La Grange (sleeps 6/7).

Please see our website 'selectcottages.com' for full details of all the cottages.

Further details

Fully inclusive prices: all linen, towels, tea towels, gas, electricity, cleaning and washing up materials provided.

Welcome hamper with fine wine and local produce.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:

We are pleased to be able to offer all our customers a minimum of 20% off their ferry booking with Brittany Ferries. Once you have placed your booking, please ask Greg for the special discount code. Remember, ferry fares, just like airline fares, increase closer to the time of travel, so make sure you don't miss out and BOOK NOW!

Please note our availability on both our own website and Holiday Lettings is always 100% up to date.

PRICES:

Please note, the short break prices quoted on Holiday Lettings are a "From" price and the nigtly rate quoted is the nightly rate if you book a week in low season. Short break prices are not pro rata on the weekly price, they also vary from month to month and season to season. Please see our selectcottages.com website for all the short break prices, more information and photos, latest news and safe and secure online bookings.

Or contact owner directly by email or by phone 07739 905 600.

The Brittany region

The "County town" Vannes is an extremely attractive and well preserved medieval town. In our view, a must visit place, there are beautiful gardens in summer in front of the old city walls. Half-timbered houses overhang the cobbled streets; cafes, creperies, bars, restaurants, great shops and plenty of charm make a visit to Vannes an unforgettable experience.

Visit Auray with its quaint cobbled streets, excellent shops, bars, restaurants and picturesque harbour area surrounded by half-timbered houses. Market Day is lovely here.

The famous Megalithic stones at Carnac run for miles and are better than Stonehenge! We highly recommend a visit as they are said to be one of the most important sites in the Ancient World.

Carnac also has a huge sandy beach with jumping/diving platforms a short swim from the beach. It also has many shops, restaurants and is right next to the Trinite sur Mer harbour where there are lots of beautiful yachts, more restaurants and shops.

The Quiberon Peninsula is a good excursion, drive down the wild "Cote Sauvage" on the Atlantic side then return and relax beside the calmer waters of Quiberon and its beach on the leeward side. This can be incorporated with a day at Carnac and its beach (also sheltered by the Quiberon peninsula).

Pont Aven is a pretty riverside town famed as the home of Gaughin where he was visited by artists of the Impressionist era. There is a museum of paintings by Gaughin and others as well as numerous art shops and studios selling all manner of paintings.

Other historic towns worth visiting are Quimper with its cathedral in the west and Pontivy to the north - the central town on the Nantes-Brest canal built by Napolean, hence the town's original name Napoleanville. There are many chateaux to visit - Pontivy and Josselin to name but two.

As well as the kayak hire detailed in the "On the Doorstep" pages, boat trips can also be taken on the River Blavet upstream at the pretty town of St Nicholas des Eaux and also on the Golfe du Morbihan near Vannes. It is a huge bay nearly cut off from the open ocean. There are hundreds of small islands and is a very popular place for boat trips and sailing.

Pont Scorff Zoo only about 20 minutes away is fun for all the family - even teenagers (my two enjoyed it). The Penguin feeding is a highlight and many of our visitors have also commented on how enjoyable it was.

There are 5 golf courses within 45 minutes' drive. The nearest being less than 30 minutes away. The golf courses in France are very well prepared and not as busy as the UK.

We are in the Department (County) of Morbihan, so we are near the south coast but central between the west and east of Brittany. The N165 dual carriage way runs close to the southern coast so most of the towns, beaches and places of interest in Southern Brittany are accessible within an hour's drive from La Garenne.

Blavet Valley

There are several sandy beaches 20-30 minutes by car from La Garenne ranging from the vast sweeping sands of Guidel in the west (see photo gallery) to Lamour Plage, Port Louis, Etel, Erderven and a little further, the famous and popular Carnac beach to the south (see photo gallery).

There are wonderful walks and cycle rides along the scenic towpath beside the River Blavet with the occasional little bar, café or restaurant dotted every few kilometres in each direction to stop at for refreshments. In fact, there is an authentic Breton bar and restaurant just 5-10 minutes' walk beside the river from La Garenne so when in France why not do as the French do and have your main meal at lunchtime and simply amble back along the scenic towpath in the afternoon.

Languidic is the nearest town, about a 5 minute drive away. It has two fabulous patisseries, a supermarket, market day, central square with huge church and lots of shops all around the square.

Hennebont is a larger town with a great market held on Thursday mornings and is around 10 minutes' drive. There are also some interesting old battlements to explore and another magnificent church. Every town, small or large, has a different market day so there is one every day of the week. We have a list of all the days and towns in the housebook at La Garenne.

Restaurants: Brittany is famous for its seafood and crepes and there are many good restaurants in the region, details of our favourites ranging from a simple pizzeria to the Michelin star Chateau de Locguenole can be found in the cottage housebooks.

Poul Fetan is a magnificently restored medieval village "museum" just 10 to 15 minutes' drive from La Garenne. In summer they dress in period costume and there are demonstrations of arts and crafts from a bygone era.

Cycling: The towpath beside the river is fabulous for cycling. No hills, no cars and just the occasional other cyclist or walker and an ever changing landscape as the river meanders through glorious countryside. Take your own bikes or hire them from the bike shop at nearby Lochrist. Their bikes are superb, reasonably priced and they even deliver to and collect from La Garenne. Helmets, children's bikes, baby chairs etc are all supplied .

Kayaking: Have a fun filled couple of hours hiring kayaks at the French National Kayaking Centre just a few minutes downstream from La Garenne. It's well priced, well organised, has a great slalom course and is safe for both adults and children. There are both a Pizzeria and Creperie opposite .

Fishing: The River Blavet teems with fish and we even have several families of otters who live on the riverbanks and can sometimes be seen early in the mornings on this stretch of the river.

Rambling, Tennis and Horse Riding are all available close by. Walk the Blavet valley, play tennis in Languidic or even have a go at Western Riding at Hennebont! All the details are provided in the cottages.

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Review 1-5 of 5

28 Jun 2013

5/5

"Beautiful location"

Stayed here in early June 2013 with my wife and two children (2 and 6 months). Lovely surroundings, idyllic location and very scenic.

Entertaining a two year old can often be daunting. My 2 year old could run around in the expanse of the garden freely and I bet they've never seen their swing get so much use! The pool was safe and very secure and I was never concerned on safety. Never made it into the pool as the weather just wasn't kind enough to us!

Nearby attractions were suitable for young children, zoo, parks etc - but check on opening dates, as we hit it early in the summer a few were only open on Wednesdays or Weekends.

In summary if you are after rural location, no interruptions and quality quiet time then this is a perfect retreat.

24 Sep 2011

5/5

"fantastic cottage and location"

We stayed here for two weeks in Sept and had a great time. The house was spotless as were the grounds and pool. A credit to jeanine who looks after the property. We were lucky with the weather and got… More

20 Aug 2011

5/5

"Great accommodation, in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds."

La Chaumiere was beautifully kept and welcoming. Ideally situated for days out or staying local. We loved the walks by the river and hired bikes, great fun and extremely good value -be sure and watch for the otters.

The local patisseries are wonderful! Jeanine provides a warm welcome, and a wealth of charm. We plan to return, it would be the perfect venue for a large family group to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or even a wedding.

18 Aug 2011

5/5

"Stunning location, gorgeous cottages"

What an amazing place, this was my second trip and it seemed even better this time. The cottages are very well kept and have everything you need. The location is just stunning, step out of the door of a cottage to views of fields, meandering river and surrounding hills. A short drive will get you local towns for supplies and a little bit further to a beach. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

7 Jul 2011

4/5

"The location is " to die for ""

Beautiful cottage in an awesome location . It's very rural so don't go if you're a dedicated townie. You have to make your own nightlife unless you drive out somewhere.Four of us went so we didn't get bored, it would be great for a big family gathering ( 4 cottages ) or a group of friends. We hired bicycles which was great fun and easy riding along the towpath next to the river Blavet. Sadly, the weather wasn't very good so we didn't get to use the lovely pool but we did get to use the cosy log fire !

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