Orchid Barn, couples cottage
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Luxury gite in Southern Brittany, detached and with PRIVATE GARDEN, sunny terrace and sole use of the HOT TUB every day! Situated in our 17th century private hamlet; set around a stunning, sunny courtyard and located at the end of a private road, surrounded by countryside & wildlife and a little boutique luxury! Tranquil location but only 3 mins drive from 2 restaurants and small shop where you can order your fresh croissants and bread for breakfast!
Luxury couples cottage in Southern Brittany, near to Guemene-sur-Scorff and Pontivy.
ORCHIB BARN IS our bright and spacious one bedroom gite sleeping 2 + baby is situated in our private 17th century hamlet in the heart of the Scorff valley, Morbihan, Brittany. It's the perfect romantic rural retreat!
This detached one bedroom barn conversion is located on the opposite side of the sunny courtyard to Jasmine cottage and has a private rear garden, fabulous terrace & sole use of the large hot tub every day!
Enter through the front door into a bright & spacious interior with wooden floors and furniture, soft rugs and neutral colours.
A tranquil oasis 'far from the madding crowd'………. Complimentary toiletries, wine and food basket gave us a pleasant surprise. Everything in this gite is spot on- excellent quality furniture including the most comfortable bed we have ever used. You are well placed for visits to both the north and south coast of Brittany and the nearby town of Guemene has a good sized supermarket for food. We felt very relaxed and comfortable here. The owners are available if you want them but they do not intrude. Overall the best gite we have ever stayed in.'
KEY FACILITIES AT A GLANCE
*Spacious lounge & dining room
*Large bedroom with HUGE oak sleigh bed
*Wooden floors & electric heating throughout
*Handmade wooden kitchenette
*Modern shower room with Xlarge shower
*32” LCD flat screen TV with UK channels
*FREE WiFi internet access
*iPOD dock mini HiFi
High quality linen & towels
*Generous welcome pack & Complimentary toiletries
*Private south facing garden & terrace with garden furniture & BBQ
*All on one level therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility
*Free washing service offered
*Beauty & massage therapies and evening meals available
*Travel cot with mattress & high chair can be supplied
*SORRY BUT NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE ACCOMMODATION
*AND NO PETS ALLOWED
Perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon holiday in Southern Brittany!
A genuine, warm welcome awaits!
Fresh flowers & generous welcome pack are all part of our genuine, warm welcome! For Honeymoon couples bubbly & chocolates are waiting for you!
The accommodation is all on one level, with no internal steps, making it ideal for guests with limited mobility.
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION & GARDEN
VISIT OUR WEBSITE brittanyspacottages FOR MORE GENUINE GUEST REVIEWS!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port louis 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard & Brest 150 km|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Spacious, bright lounge
The large lounge has a comfy 3 seater sofa with pretty cushions, and a dining area with quality wooden table & chairs. The lounge is also equipped with a large bookcase with a selection of novels & board games. 32” flat screen LCD TV with English channels, DVD player & a selection of DVDs, plus iPOD dock mini HiFi. AND FREE WiFi INTERNET ACCESS!
Hand made Kitchenette
The Kitchenette comprises of a large, hand made wooden unit
with butler sink & granite worktop.
There is an electric oven, gas hob, fridge, toaster,
kettle & cafetiere in the kitchenette as well as
a full range of crockery, cooking equipment & utensils.
We didn't want to take up valuable space with a washing machine,
but instead we offer a free washing service
to all guests staying at Orchid Barn.
The fabulously comfortable bed!
To the left of the lounge is the spacious bedroom with a sumptuous, superking size oak sleigh bed, wardrobe, dresser & bedside tables. At Brittany Spa Cottages your comfort is our priority and to us this means a top quality mattress, luxury cotton bed linen, fluffy towels & complimentary toiletries.
To the right of the lounge is the modern bathroom with basin, loo & Xlarge shower.
From the lounge a glazed door leads you down a few stone steps onto your private south facing terrace & garden.
A generous welcome pack is included in the price of your holiday cottage,
but we can also provide a home cooked meal, on request,
for your arrival evening to just pop in the oven & enjoy with
your complimentary bottle of wine (including Vegetarian & Vegan meals)
BEAUTY and massage therapies available.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, brittanyspacottages FOR MORE INFORMATION ETC.
|Further details outdoors|
The private rear garden
From the lounge a glazed door leads you down a few stone steps onto your private south facing terrace & garden.
This pretty sheltered terrace is a real sun trap where you could just relax all day, soaking up the sun with a glass of wine and a good book, play boules or just admire the lovely view and abundant birdlife. Orchid Barn garden & terrace is equipped with table, chairs, parasol, sunloungers & BBQ.
The large Hot Tub Jacuzzi
Don't forget that each cottage has Private use of extremely well maintained HOT TUB JACUZZI every day!
(i.e Day 1 = Jasmine Cottage has sole use 10.00am – 3.00pm
Orchid Barn has sole use 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Day 2 = Orchid Barn has sole use 10.00am – 3.00pm
Jasmine Cottage has sole use 3.00pm – 10.00pm)
Gaze at the stars whilst sipping a glass of wine and let the hot tub bubbles massage the stress away!
HOT TUB TOWELS SUPPLIED
HOT TUB OPEN ALL YEAR!
RATES INCLUSIVE OF ALL SERVICES, HEATING, WiFi, LINEN, TOWELS, INCLUDING BEACH TOWELS & WELCOME PACK.
WE ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE MOULD OF THE TRADITIONAL FRENCH GITE
where you often find cast off furniture, lumpy beds & dark interiors. It is our belief that paying guests should have the same level of comfort & facilities as they would do in their own home.
We DO NOT expect guests to bring their own linen & towels or pay for this if not.
We DO NOT expect guests to pay for gas, electricty & water.
We DO NOT expect guests to do a full house clean before they leave or pay for it if not!
We DO NOT expect guests to have to share the Hot Tub with other guests.
We DO expect guests to sleep well in our wonderful beds with soft cotton linens!
We DO expect guests to completely relax in our tranquil location!
We DO expect guests to enjoy the massaging effect of the Hot Tub jacuzzi bubbles!
We DO expect guests to completely fall in love with the Scorff Valley, Southern Brittany!
We can provide a home cooked meal, including vegatarian, for you for your arrival evening for you to simply pop into the oven & enjoy with your complimentary bottle of wine. (this must be requested in advance)
A generous free welcome pack will also be wating for you on arrival, including fresh organic produce from our potager!
We live on site so are on hand to help in anyway we can.
The Brittany region
The location of our holiday cottages near to Guemene-sur-Scorff, Southern Brittany.
Our two luxury self-catering cottages/gites are situated in the green & undulating countryside of the river Scorff valley in the Morbihan region of Southern Brittany. Guests staying here have found it to be a great base for exploring & discovering the many & varied attractions Brittany has to offer.
Southern Brittany has it all!!
Slow down and imagine a time & place when the people were friendly, the roads were empty, beaches uncrowded and Sundays were Sundays! It still exists, here in the Scorff Valley, Southern Brittany!
*Perfect for families who like to explore.
*Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoon!
*Perfect for walking & cycling holidays.
*Perfect for active people who want to have a go at anything from sand yachting, scuba diving, canoeing, sailing *to even quad biking.
*Perfect for 'not so active people' who like to visit historic towns, villages & chateaux shop in the local markets, take long beach strolls, or marvel at the many Megalithes, Menhirs & Dolmens. And of course sample some of the excellent cuisine Brittany has to offer.
Brittany Spa Cottages is superbly situated near to the large historic town of Pontivy.
Deep in the heart of the Scorff River Valley, you will find our luxury French cottages the perfect base to explore & discover this stunning Celtic corner of France. Of course the 750 miles of magnificent coastline is one of Brittany's major attractions; whether you prefer wide, white sandy beaches, secret coves, pretty ports or jaw dropping dramatic cliffs, Brittany has it all!
But Southern Brittany is just as beautiful and varied inland, with many lakes, rivers, historic towns, chateaux, magical forests, mysterious megalithes and fabulous French markets to explore.
For those seeking an active holiday you will not be disappointed! Here are some of the many activities Brittany has on offer:
Sailing, fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling & mountain biking, walking & hiking, boat cruises, scuba diving, quad biking, water sports, canoeing & so much more!!
Guemene sur Scorff
Our 5 star self catering cottages are just a 3 minute drive from the village of Langoelan where you will find a very pretty church, 2 restaurants including a new French Bistro, and small shop where you order your fresh croissants for breakfast! There is also large lake with nice walking/cycling track and boardwalk - attracting many birds & other interesting wildlife.
Guemene-sur-Scorff, a pretty medieval village with ancient houses, cobbled streets & ruined Chateau right in the heart of town, is just a 5 mile drive from Brittany Spa Cottages. This is a lively village and is home to many festivals & fairs throughout the season. Here you will find a number of shops, bars and restaurants plus pharmacies, banks, doctors, new-agents, grocers and an excellent tourist office. There is also a large Intermarche supermarket just on the edge of town.
Pontivy is a large attractive town, 25 minutes drive from your luxury holiday accommodation. Here where flower adorned bridges crisscross the Nantes-Brest Canal, you will find a town with two distinct parts:
A medieval sector with half timbered buildings and narrow, twisting cobbled streets and the beautiful chateau des Rohan whose origins date back to 1479. Then there is the Imperial sector, with straight, stately avenues & buildings created on the orders of Napoleon who aimed to make Pontivy a great military base. For a while Pontivy was known as Napoleonville!
Pontivy has many excellent shops and restaurants and two large supermarkets on either side of town. With Nantes-Brest Canal running right through the town it's a pretty place to sit and watch the canal-boating activities; or even hire a canoe and paddle off down the canal to visit one of the many picturesque canal-side villages like St-Nicholas-des-Eaux.
Our nearest beach is at the Lac de Guerledan, just a 30 minute drive; a huge & stunning lake stretching for 12km and surrounded by the beautiful forest of Quenecan. which has many scenic trails for walking, hiking & mountain biking. There is a good lakeside restaurant and bar and the pretty sandy beach is considered one of the best inland beaches in France. This is also a very popular center for all sorts of boating activities and water sports.
Nearest coastal beaches are to be found at Le Pouldu, Port-Louis and Larmor Plage, all approximately 55 minutes drive. Port-Louis retains much of its charm and character with an imposing Citadel guarding the mouth of the rivers Scorff & Blavet.
Larmor Plage, close to the commercial town of Lorient, is a huge expanse of golden sand which is popular with kite surfers and families.
The Golfe de Morbihan
Around Vannes & the Golfe du Morbihan
Just over an hours drive south east brings you to the large, medieval cathedral city of Vannes. Pass through the busy modern city to discover the walled old quarter, full of ancient half timbered buildings, narrow streets & elegant shops & restaurants.
Vannes has a large attractive marina and is a great base to begin your tour of the Golfe de Morbihan either by car, boat or on foot!
THE GOLFE DU MORBIHAN, is the jewel in the crown of Southern Brittany. Literally meaning 'little sea' in Breton, this landlocked lagoon is dotted with 100's of picturesque islands, most of which are only inhabited by wildlife. The best way to see the Golfe is by boat; take an organized cruise, or hire a motor boat or sailing dingy and discover deserted beaches & hidden coves for a bit of skinny dipping!
For walking enthusiasts the well marked coastal path is a great way to explore the Golfe. From Larmor Baden it is possible to walk across to the pretty Ile Berder via a narrow causeway. But make sure you take note of the returning tide times at the entrance if you don't want to swim back to port!
AURAYis quaint small town with lots of little shops and an excellent market on Monday mornings. Walk down the steep streets to the picturesque old port of St Goustan and here you will find many good restaurants along the water's edge.
CARNAC, just to the south of Auray, is world famous for its excellent collection of prehistoric mysterious stone monuments. These megalithic Alignement sites are home to some 3000 menhirs (standing stones) Dolmens & Tumulus.
Carnac also has a small up market village & resort with an excellent pure white long sandy beach.
Walking, hiking, rambling and cycling in the Morbihan, Southern Brittany
Brittany is a very popular walking & cycling holiday destination, with 100's of excellent way marked trails to explore. With huge lakes, magical forests, serene rivers & stunning coastline, the scenery is as diverse as it is beautiful. Our local area of the Scorff Valley has some 400km of marked trails through the woodland & along river.
The tourist office in Guemene-sur-Scorff provides handy Randonnes cards with detailed maps & information on the various hiking circuits. You will find a selection of these cards in your cottage. Right from the front door of Jasmine cottage or Orchid Barn, you can start with the leisurely 5.3 km walk 'Boucle du Paradis' which takes in the nature reserve of the nearby Etang du Dordu at Langoelan.
With its 3,500 kilometres of coastline, huge lakes and many rivers, Water sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Brittany! Here are some of the activities on offer: Dingy sailing, sand yachting, sea kayaking, river canoeing, scuba diving, kite surfing, water skiing, windsurfing & motor boat cruising.
The nearest centre for water sports is just 20 minutes away at the Lac de Guerledan with wide range of activities on offer.
Golf in Southern Brittany.
Here in the Morbihan there is a good choice of excellent golf courses, some with smart club houses and all uncrowded. There are five 18 hole courses within about an hours drive from Brittany Spa Cottages and a 9 hole course, Golf de Rimaison, just 20 minutes away at Bieuzy les Eaux.
Markets and food & restaurants.
French markets are world famous for their excellent, fresh, interesting & varied produce. Here in Brittany with its mild climate, fertile land and the sea on all sides it's a food lovers paradise! Specialties of Brittany include; oysters, crab, clams, mussels, lobster & varieties of fish, Goats cheese, cider, biscuits and of course crepes! Details of the weekly markets can be found in your information pack in you cottage.
As well as food markets there are also antique fairs, flea markets & car boot sales (vide grenier) that take place throughout the year.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS HORSE RIDING, FISHING ETC.
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5 Jul 2014
"SIMPLY THE BEST!"
Over the years we have stayed in many cottages and apartments both in France and England but none of them have compared to Orchid Barn Cottage. Denise and Julie have thought of every consideration po… More
12 May 2014
A short easy drive from Roscoff with clear directions from the owners took us to the attractive Brittany Spa Cottages location. It was love at first sight of the courtyard, and our cottage, Orchid Ba… More
2 May 2014
If you are looking for somewhere to relax and recharge the batteries then this is the place for you. Set in the centre of Brittany, you have both coasts within easy distance and the lovely Lac De Guer… More
22 Apr 2014
"Superb in every way"
Superb in every way. The accommodation is truly luxurious, with ultra-comfortable bed, crisp linen and fluffy towels. The hot tub adds to the unique experience of total relaxation. The cottage is full… More
20 Apr 2014
"Luxury in the countryside."
Gite has superior quality of furnishings, fixtures and fittings with excellent layout for couples. Booking via Denise was efficient and practical. An excellent welcome hamper was included. The locatio… More
11 Nov 2013
"One of the best cottages we have stayed in and one we will definitely go back to!"
After a disappointing day viewing potential second home properties in Brittany we were tired and fed up and hoping that our accomodation for the next four days would end the day on a high - and Orchid… More
We were so glad to be able to provide a happy end to your disappointing day! We do know how frustrating and stressful property hunting can be and we are more than happy to continue to help in any way that we can. It's so much better to learn from other people's mistakes!
We are looking forward to hearing news on your property search and also to your return visits in 2014. Keep in touch & see you both soon!
27 Oct 2013
"Comfort and Tranquility in a Lovely Setting"
Lovely self catering accommodation in sensitively restored traditional farm steadings, located at the end of a farm road in beautiful rural Brittany. After many hours searching for something at the to… More
Thank you both so much for your lovely review, it really does mean more that you could possibly know! We know that your expectations were high, having been in the business yourselves, so we are glad and relieved that you enjoyed your stay in Orchid Barn. Your review is very thoughtful and also informative, which I'm sure will prove to be very useful to our future guests. Hope to see you both again in the near future!
24 Sep 2013
"A relaxing and luxurious break with superb welcome hamper."
We were welcomed by Denise and provided with a selection of fresh items grown at the cottages together with a taste of France. Orchid Barn was really spacious and even had its own private outdoor spac… More
9 Sep 2013
"Complete comfort and relaxation"
We wanted a holiday where we could completely relax and unwind... Boy did we get it. Denise and Julie have created something special here. We arrived to an amazingly generous welcome pack (as commente… More
Dear W & C
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review!! It really does mean the world to us to know that our guests feel relaxed, comfortable and highly valued! We were so lucky to have found such a magical place to live and absolutely love being able to share it with others. Glad that you liked the bed - super comfy beds and high quality linens where at the very top of our priority list when setting up our cottages here in Brittany; sometimes I think that we should start another business selling beds as we could have sold this one a 100 times over! Once again, thank you for your kind words, it was certainly a pleasure having you here and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. D & J
23 Jul 2013
"Exceeded all our expectations"
We chose Orchid Barn hoping for a peaceful location away from it all, with the opportunity for some good mountain biking. All our expectations were exceeded. The cottage was perfect, very clean, the … More
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