Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set in the most beautiful valley, private garden, trees and our own stream. All you will hear is the birds!
It has a large sitting room with a woodburner, two double bedrooms, bathroom & toilet downstairs, and two single beds. The charming kitchen has a contemporary, fresh look and yet of traditional design and made in wood. There is a splendid butler sink. It is all simple and works beautifully! The downstairs study -with an extra double/single day bed - looks out to the gardens and stream.
A stone arched front door opens to the lovely garden and the old mill ruins down by the stream. Here there are shady picnic spots,an old boule court and a table down by the stream.
Best Ferry routes are Portsmouth - St Malo, and try Portsmouth - Caen...more sailings at this time of year!
There is ample parking for 2-3 cars.
There are lovely local walks & cycling to explore the valley and the village of Inguiniel is just 5 minutes away. It has a bakery/grocery shops, chemist, bars, and a restaurant.
Out & About
Brittany is a land of festivals, legends, myths, and megaliths. Enjoy the wonderful variety of foods, and the Breton speciality sea food.
There are stunning beaches, coves, historic towns steeped in history and the region boasts numerous festivals of art, music and dance throughout the year. Our nearest historic town is Guemene-sur-Scorff 10 mins away, which has several bars, restaurants, charming cobbled streets and art & music festivals. Guémené sur Scorff is one of the most attractive towns in the region. It has a Castle built by the English; the Queens' Baignoir, and the old walls and archaeological site are being restored.
Bikes available – or bring your own!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lamour Plage 40 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes Lorient 130 km, Nearest railway: Vannes 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
The charming beamed sitting room is next to the open plan kitchen area, and the lower part of the house has a quiet study with river view. The pretty bathroom is fitted with a traditional roll-top bath & shower & boasts a chaise longue!
The traditional Longere design allows for privacy between the two ends of the house with separate stairs to bedrooms.
There are ample storage/luggage rooms.
There is gas- fired central heating, and a most efficient woodburner ( free supply of fuel provided). All fuel and power included in rent May to Sept; during Winter & Spring there will be a €20 weekly fuel supplement.
Some lovely Guest comments:
"Would have happily stayed here for the remainder of our holiday! The days we spent here, reading & drawing, were idyllic..fascinated by the birdlife..we have had a great stay and will keep in touch. I have left a ground quartz axe head..one of several small artefacts found. Until next time" Mike, Viveka and Roman.
"We arrived frazzled, but with a warm welcome, Rose, wine and great food, we were soon happy! Thanks for everything!" Peter & Lisa
"We enjoyed tremendously our stay at le Vieux Moulin - it is beautiful here! Thanks for sharing this lovely spot with us!" Katie & family
|Further details outdoors||
Stone arch front door leads out to the front garden and garden furniture with a lovely view to the local chapel and valley.
The garden leads round to the woods and stream. This is heaven! Here you will find the old water Mill leats and foundations. A special place with a table and shady picnic spots down by the stream. The study door to the side opens out to a patio, garden furniture and strawberry bed! Guests who are lucky to be there in season are welcome to pick your own. We also have pear & plum fruit trees, a small veg garden and herbs.
A splendid BBQ has been built from the Old Mill granite stones.
Beyond the stream there are good local walks, some signposted.
Welcome pack is provided on arrival.
Booking terms and conditions apply.
On making a booking, a deposit of 25% is payable and is non-refundable
Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date.
Payment to UK Bank, English or Euro cheque, Euro transfer to our French account, or PayPal. The exchange rate at the time of booking will apply.
We recommend holiday insurance in case of cancellation.
All bookings made within 8 weeks of your holiday to be paid in full.
A breakages deposit of £50 is required with your final payment. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure.
The Brittany region
Brittany has a remarkable diverse landscape, rich in history, music, festivals, myths and legends, as well as a very warm welcome from the Bretons. With its mild climate and outstanding beauty, it is popular holiday destination at any time of the year.
It has miles of spectacular coastline, long sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and coves. To the south there are many safe sandy Beaches (45mins) : Lomener Plage, Lamour Plage, Guidel Plage, Raguenes (near Pont Aven)
There are numerous historic towns to visit, bustling markets to explore, beautiful lakes and countryside to enjoy.
Le Faouet – historic market town with magnificent medieval market place, art gallery.
Vannes is an attractive and well preserved medieval town. Aside from its bustling port and waterfront cafes and bars, 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 has a long sandy beach and sports 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 Gauguin where he was visited by artists of the Impressionist era. There is a museum of paintings by Gauguin and others as well as numerous art shops and studios selling all manner of paintings. It has its own painting school.
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.
Heading North there are many historic places such as the old walled town of Guincamp famed for its music and dancing festivals. The more rugged and charming beaches of the Pink Granite Coast are an hour and a half away.
We provide Local guides and maps for information on nearby towns and facilities.
Guemene sur Scorff
The property is situated in the peaceful Scorff Valley. Close by at Priziac is the lovely lake & play area. Here the family can relax, swim, go boating, picnic, and there is lots for children to do and is set in wonderful countryside. It’s brilliant for walking, cycling and boating! Uncongested roads mean you can gently explore the surrounding area and Brittany's historic towns and villages at a relaxing pace.
There are footpaths to discover locally in the valley. Further afield is the meandering Nantes-Brest Canal, and the beautiful and more dramatic Blavet valley are a must to explore. The Blavet river flows through stunning scenery from Hennebont to Pontivy, where it connect to the Nantes a Brest Canal. Pontivy is a grand town and has great charm, the canal and river on two sides and splendid shopping. Here you will find boat trips and canoe hire.
A favourite but never crowded is Brittany’s largest Lac de Guerlédan (30 mins away) with its sandy beaches, various watersports and cafe’s and restaurant. The lake is surrounded by unspoilt woodland and hidden coves.
You are ideally placed to explore the different character of Brittany’s three beautiful coastal regions.
The coastline is never far away and our House leaflet will recommend you several gorgeous beaches, coves and less well known spots.
There are also plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore with busy markets, it is easy to spend an hour or so wandering among the stalls
Guemene sur Scorff a 10 mins drive away, is an historic market town. It thrives on good music & art festivals and delightful well preserved buildings. A medieval Queen’s palace is presently being restored.
There are many festivals all over Brittany during the summer and some of the best in local towns like Cleguerec. The world famous Celtic music festival takes place at Lorient in August.