About the home
Open aspect on south facing hill above marina and village.
On a hillside facing south with open space in front. Well placed for watersports, for visiting the many historic towns in this part of Brittany and for country walks. Newly refurbished one bedroom gite in a fine open location. On a hillside above the marina of Port Foleux on the river Vilaine in sunny southern Brittany. Living room, separate kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Penestin, 20km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
Further details outdoors:
Rowing boats available at harbour office, bicycles available at harbour office
Central heating only in larger gite.
The Brittany / Morbihan region
The Morbiham region of Brittany enjoys a warmer climate than most. The river Vilaine flows into the bay of quiberon where a number of attractive Islands can be visited by tourist vessels from Vannes,
There are many historic towns around including La Roche Bernard, Vannes, Rochfort-en-Terre, Nantes, Redon.
The La Roche Bernard / Beganne area
La Roche Bernard has a beautiful situation with high rocky borders to the River Vilaine. It was founded by a Viking 'Bernard' who used the shelter of the high rocks for his vessels. The crossing of the river was by ferry for centuries until a high bridge was built in the nineteenth century. This bridge was replaced in the twentieth century which carried road and rail traffic but was demolished 'by accident by a German mine' in the 1939-45 war. A new bridge was built in 1960. Until then the crossing resumed by ferry and by floating pontoons borrowed from the invasion beaches.
The town had tended to be 'protestant' until eventually the Catholics won the day. But there remains a protestant chapel. As a port the town was known for its export of pit-props to S. Wales, but is now almost entirely given over to pleasure vessels.
It has a pleasant river frontage with bars, restaurants etc.
How to get there
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Ferry UK to St Malo, motorway to Redon then minor roads total approx 100ml
or short crossing and long drive on motorway
Flights to Nantes via 'easyjet' then train or hire a car (europecar or hertz and others at Nantes.
Flights to Rennes then train to redon and taxi
Car needed at cottage
Activities near La Roche Bernard
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|spring||22 Jun 12||21 Jul 12||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|summer||21 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|autumn||1 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|winter||27 Oct 12||23 Feb 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
linen hire is £10 per person per week extra
pets (max 2) is £15 per pet per week
discount 20% for second week or second booking.
school children during school holidays get 10% discount on whole booking per child (eg 3 children gain 30% total discount during school holidays)Book
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