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Kayaking along the River Blavet with Le Pressoir in the background

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Le Pressoir is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage with the traditional ridge of flowers including irises. Exquisite and attractive it has breathtaking views, colourful flower borders and lots of character inside.

A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Several superb sandy beaches within 20-30 minutes' drive. Private heated swimmimng pool with security alarm installed & discreet fence to ensure child safety. Set in 3 acres of gardens.

Please see our website 'selectcottages' for safe & secure ONLINE BOOKING, lots more photos, information, and detailed short break pricing.

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

JULY LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS on La Chaumiere Cottage (sleeps 4/5):

12th - 19th July reduced from £1750 to £1400.

26th July - 2nd August reduced from £1995 to £1750.

Please visit our website to book online safely and securely.

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!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 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 6
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: spacious 30ft living room with feature full height glazed former barn door, dining area, farmhouse style oak kitchen, double bedroom and family bathroom.

First floor: master kingsize bedroom with archway to dressing room and ensuite bathroom, twin bedded room with space for a third foldaway bed.

Further details outdoors

Private heated swimming pool (with discreet fence and safety alarm to ensure child safety) 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.

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

La Chaumiere (sleeps 4/5),

Le Pressoir (sleeps 4/5)

& La Grange (sleeps 6/7).

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

Further details

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' website for all the short break prices, more information and photos, latest news and safe and secure online bookings.

JULY LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS on La Chaumiere Cottage (sleeps 4/5):

12th - 19th July reduced from £1750 to £1400.

26th July - 2nd August reduced from £1995 to £1750.

Please visit our website to book online safely and securely.

Or contact owner directly by email or by phone.

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 in the cottages.

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16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Beautiful, peaceful location and charming property"

This was the most idyllic spot on the river Blavet. We had the benefit of staying when the rape seed was in full bloom, a vista of yellow flowers undulating down to the river. Le Pressoir was just per… More

11 Nov 2011

5/5

"Stunning its well worth a visit!"

Wonderful stay, property v clean well equipped and comfortable! Location has breathtaking views, really beautiful scenery. Excellent service from start to finish! Lovely hols and we will return!

4 Nov 2011

5/5

"Peaceful, relaxing and slightly magical"

I have brought my family to La Garenne for the last 5 years for a weeks holiday in early June. Even the glorious photographs on the webiste fail to do justice to the extraordinary location and charm of the cottages. Each has something different to offer but all are very comfortable and well looked after. Our favourite is Le Pressoir, mainly for the view from the terrace over the fields and the Blavet and the mountains beyond. A typical day might include a leisurely breakfast (admiring that view) followed by a drive to one of the many local markets, lunch, back to La Garenne for a cycle along the river to the local cafe for a coffee, then back for a late afternoon swim, glass of wine, chat with neighbours, game of badminton, dinner, more wine, book next to the fire and bed. If that sounds like your sort of holiday then this is the place to do it.

14 Oct 2011

5/5

"perfectly peacefull"

wonderfull weather!beautifull location,our second visit this year and did not disappoint as we knew what to expect but were still bowled over by the ambience of this place!nothing was too much trouble… More

4 Aug 2011

5/5

"Beautiful cottages in idyllic location"

We had a good week here in June. Sadly the weather was not particulary good so we weren't really able to enjoy the pool, grounds or barbecue. However, if it had been dry these facilities would have been fantastic and the pool and grounds were perfectly maintained. Instead we enjoyed a roaring fire some evenings, with plenty of fuel for the wood burner from the woodpile!!
There is plenty to do in the area and day trips out to Carnac, Lorient and some of the coast resorts were enjoyable, as was the market at Hennebont. The bar/restaurant at the bridge only serves food at lunchtime. We ate in a fair bit - allowed us to have some wine without driving- and the cooking facilities were excellent with plenty of dishes, pots etc.
Beds were comfortable and bathroom nicely fitted.
Jeanine was very welcoming and once you were settled in unobtrusive, but there if you needed her, or wanted a chat ( in pidgeon french/english)
The welcome pack was great - good quality ham and pate,cheese, fruit, wine, milk and other treats and we dined well on the contents.
So, even for a rainy week in June we enjoyed the cottage greatly and found plenty to do and see. If it had been sunny I doubt we would have ventured far !

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