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Le Fournil with lawns and ancient bread oven to the side

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Le Fournil is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage surrounded by colourful flower beds and borders. With a wonderful aspect and a 3 metre high arched entrance it is bathed in light for most of the day.

Le Fournil has an attractive galleried mezzanine double bedroom with a fully enclosed twin bedded room across the landing. Brand new bathroom with bath and separate powerful shower (recently fitted). Hairdryer and iron. Foldaway bed, or cot with highchair and stairgate available on request.

A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Private heated swimming pool with security alarm installed and 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!

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.

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 CD player, 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 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Lounge with wood-burning stove (logs and electric heating available on request). Brand new fitted kitchen (recently fitted) and dining area. Fridge, freezer, electric hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher. CD player with CDs, books and games for all ages.

Further details outdoors

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

Private heated swimming pool (with discreet fence and safety alarm to ensure child safety 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 - children's & adult's bikes available.

Please note Le Fournil 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

Summer season prices fully inclusive of all linen, towels, fuel, welcome hamper with fine wine and final clean – there are no extras.

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!

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.

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 much they enjoyed it.

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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Review 1-4 of 4

27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Idyllic and relaxing. A wonderful place to stay."

We (myself and my wife, with our 10 month old daughter) stayed at Le Fournil for a week in August 2013.With a young baby, our priority was to have a great location which would accommodate those specif… More

14 Nov 2011

5/5

"The most fantastic place I've ever stayed"

What an amazing location, peace and tranquillity next to the river Blavet - and what stunning properties. Proper chocolate box (or is that boîte à chocolat?) houses well maintained both inside and out (the gardens are beautiful so well cared for and full of beautiful flowers and lizards which thrilled the children!)

The pictures on the website show it to be stunning but simply don't do it justice - this location/property combination has to be seen to be believed. As we arrived and drove up by the river the first glimpse literally took my breath away!

The bar up the river (Vallee Vert) is a short stroll away for a relaxed lunch (set menu but the owners were very accommodating of our large group and laid on special options for us). There are also plenty of other places to visit within a short drive for varied eating out. Weather permitting (and I was surprised how much better the weather is compared to the UK - although maybe we were just lucky) the barbeques on each property make for the perfect large group dining in the area in the middle of the properties. And as you'd expect in France you can get very good quality produce in markets and super markets so it's lovely for anyone who likes to cook and although eating out is a great option (you must try the local crepes if you get the chance - fantastic!) it's not necessary. The kitchens are very well equipped for this purpose too.

We stayed with a very large family group making use of all the properties which was amazing as it meant all the communal areas were shared with people we knew - but the lay out is such that one could be more self-contained than we were if you wished to be.

Madame Janine, the guardian of the property couldn't do enough for us and was a source of much useful local advice as well as making our stay all the more pleasurable with little touches like flowers cut from the garden left or the doorstep. She was an absolute gem and genuinely cares that you have an excellent stay.

The best bit for the children was of course the pool (and great for the parents too obviously, not least because it meant the children were continuously occupied!) It is large enough for a proper swim but small enough to be easy to keep an eye on the children. And it is also well enclosed with a locked gate so there's no danger of little ones getting in on their own. The gate at the end of the garden is also not easy to open for little ones so again no chance of them wandering off the grounds when playing out (and this is important because this is the perfect location for hide and seek!!)

Really an amazing place and I would thoroughly recommend a visit - we'll definitely go back one day if we can.

5 Aug 2011

4/5

"Really picturesque cottages, well equipped and comfortable, with the added bonus of beautiful walks by the river."

We enjoyed our stay at Le Fournil, the cottages are really pretty and set in lovely grounds. Everything was provided and the cottages are well looked after by a local lady on hand most of the time. A good spot to explore from.

4 Jul 2011

5/5

"perfect location"

warm welcome, clean cottage, facilities explained well despite language difficulty.
everything a family could need for a holiday home was available.
weather unsettled at first but location ideal for all weathers!
Best - location,pool
worst-???

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