Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
New in 2009, Les Huniers is a gite or cottage in the town of La Roche Bernard. Unlike many properties that advertise as being in the sought after location of La Roche Bernard, but are actually some kms away, this gite is in the Vieux Port area of this beautiful town. It is a wonderful location, being just a few paces away from the historic Customs Quay with its quaint restaurants and bars and a 2 min walk from the shops and the old quarter of the town. You can leave the car and walk. Walk to the shops, walk to a bar or restaurant, take a stroll around the Vieux Port after dinner.
The gite is newly furnished with taste and offers luxury accommodation for 4 people in 2 bedrooms . It has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Outside is a secluded walled garden and a raised sun terrace
The river Vilaine, nearing the end of its journey to the sea, provides some stunning scenery. Sitting in one of the bijou bars of the old port watching the sun dip down behind the rocky sides of the Vilaine is one of life's great pleasures. Sandy Beaches are about 10km away and there are many scenic local walks. As well as the old port the new marina is a short walk away and the area will have particular appeal to boating enthusiasts. There are some excellent local restaurants. For a special gastronomic experience La Roche Bernard boasts its own Michelin * restaurant. Again this is in walking distance of Les Huniers. A major attraction of this property is that you can leave your car and walk to local amenities. Send us an email for video link of property and surrounding area
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Penestin 10 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes 73 km, Nearest railway: Redon or Vannes both with TGV 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Les Huniers was completed in June 2009. It comprises a ground floor with well equipped kitchen, lounge/dining area and a WC. On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms and a shower room with basin and wc. It has been tastefully furnished and equipped. Sky TV, French TV and a DVD player are provided. The kitchen is equipped with hob, combination microwave oven, fridge, dishwasher. Glimpses of the Vilaine can be seen from the first floor
|Further details outdoors|
Les Huniers has its own private, walled garden and also a raised sun terrace. There is always a part of the garden that has shade and the sun terrace can get the sun all day. There is an outside table with parasol A barbeque and 4 deck chairs are provided. The property has private parking.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Not suitable for children under 5
Arrival Day access after 14:00
Departure day vacate premises by 10:00
English/French -speaking representative on hand
The Brittany region
Morbihan in Southern Brittany is known for its micro climate. Inland the department is hilly and forested, with some agriculture. Morbihan has a wonderful rugged coastline laced with sandy beaches. The Golfe du Morbihan is an inland sea dotted with tiny islands. There is said to be an island for every day of the year. It is one of Frances most photographed beauty spots. he pretty towns of Vannes and Auray and the port of Saint Goustan are about 30 minutes away. The Vilaine is the eastern border of the Morbihan joining the sea at Arzal just below La Roche Bernard. It is a beautiful river with majestic scenery. To he Villaine valley is fairly steep sided and tree covered. Some photos of the area here http://photo-sharing.winsoftmagic.com/1/x4182k8d.htm
La Roche Bernard
La Roche Bernard is one of the jewels of Southern Brittany. The town has the accolade of "Petit Cite de Caractere" Typically Breton in architecture it has lots of nice shops and restuarants including a Michelin starred restaurant a short walk from Les Huniers. The old town is a warren of tiny streets and quaint old buildings together with some fantastic views of the Vilaine estuary.
Below the old town at river level is the Vieux Port with its charm and a host of restaurants and bars. You can sit on the terrace of the bars and watch the sun go down. One of life's great pleasures. All of this is within a few paces of the gite, unlike many gites and villas which are advertised as " La Roche Bernard" but are really several kms from the town, Les Huniers has a great location in La Roche Bernard and therefore a host of local amenities are within a short walk. You can leave the car and walk to the shops and the many restaurants and bars
La Roche Bernard is great for sailing and boating enthusiasts. The old port hosts an Old Gaffers Association and there are frequent nautical events during the summer. There is a sailing school and canoes and pleasure craft can be hired as well as several marinas.
There are about a dozen restaurants within easy walking distance of Les Huniers including a Michelin Star restaurant. As well as the local seafood numerous other delicacies abound - proof that Brittany doesn't have to be crepes with everything. There are 3 charcuterie traiteurs in La Roche, including an award winner, that provide wonderful, freshly prepared treats and meals that you can eat in the comfort of Les Huniers
After all that gastronomy you may feel the need to walk a bit off! Numerous walks around the town and the Vieux Port together with signposted walks in and around the local countryside and river
There are several golf courses in the region from the 9 hole course (with par 5 holes and lakes) at Caden to the famous national course of La Bretesche in the grounds of a chateau at Missillac.
There are many beaches, the nearest is a lovely sandy beach with a typically rocky backdrop at Penestin about 15mins by car.
Sea fishing along the coast or freshwater in the Vilaine or lakes . The Vilaine was the venue for the world fishing championships in 2006. It has a no kill policy.
Boat trips leave from La Roche Bernard and go down to the dam at Arzal or up river towards Redon. Dinner and Lunch cruises are available.
Grande Briere National Park
Have a guided tour or hire a punt yourself and explore the second largest wetland in France (after The Camargue).
There is an enormous variety of wildlife. You can see finches, wrens, robins, sparrows swallows, house martins, kingfishers, black kites, marsh-harriers, egrets, warblers, woodpeckers, nuthatches, tree-creepers, goldcrests, turtle doves and hoopoes as well as owls, buzzards, kites, sparrowhawks, merlins and kestrels. Lizards run around including the salamander, there are deer, wild boar, pine martins and red squirrels.The Grande Briere National Park is the second largest wetland in France and you can hire punts to explore the back waters
Other Attractions nearby
There is enough to do in and around La Roche Bernard to keep most people happy, but if you want to travel further afield here are some suggestions
Golfe du Morbihan an inland sea bejewelled with a myriad of tiny islands, some of which are big enough for a single house. It is said that there is an island for each day of the year. One of the most beautiful spots in France
Vannes and Auray both on the edge of the Golfe du Morbihan have pretty old town areas
St.Nazaire Visit the the old submarine pens of the second world war, take a tour of a submarine, or book a visit to the shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique the birthplace of the Queen Mary 2.
Museum of the Breton Resistance - at St. Marcel, Malestroit, on the site of a battle in June 1944 in which the Breton Resistance with free French forces parachuted in from England, successfully diverted the local German troops from the Normandy Landings.
Yves Rocher Vegetarium and factory - at La Gacilly. This is where the beauty products empire has its roots. Yves Rocher has been the Mayor of La Gacilly since the 1950's, and is the patron of this pretty village crammed with artisan's shops.
There are also - Go-karting, paintballing, adventure parks, swimming pools
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22 Oct 2013
"A Joy from Booking to Departure"
We stumbled upon Les Huniers while doing our annual “Where are we going this year?” search in January. We knew nothing of the Morbihan area of Brittany but the property looked ideal for our needs. I have since found out that Roy and Alison had not intended to let the property in September but they very kindly accommodated our request for a week's let.
Having arrived from the Dordogne, where the weather had been “inclement” and the property we had rented there less than we had expected but a tribute to the photographer's skill with angles, we were immediately struck by how warm, clean and welcoming Les Huniers was. Our mood lifted immediately. The decor and equipment spoke of a cherished home from home and charmed us from the moment we came through the door.
The house is compact but has everything one would need in a holiday let. The rooms are light and airy but blinds and shutters are excellent at keeping any extraneous light out for those that need true dark for sleeping. Efficient double-glazing keeps noise out too although the neighbourhood is nice and quiet in any case. The main bedroom has a more than adequate wardrobe and there is plenty of room under the very comfy bed for storing empty suitcases etc. The second bedroom makes similar use of the space available.
The well-lit bathroom has an excellent shower and there was plentiful hot water and a heated rail for towels. Downstairs the living space comprises kitchen and comfortable seating area (two nice lounging sofas) with access to the garden direct from the living room. There is also a downstairs toilet in the hallway. Equipment in the kitchen has everything one would need for a comfortable stay including a dishwasher. There is no washing machine but one can use the public laundrette across the road at the camp-site if one wishes.
The garden and sun terrace are not completely private and can be overlooked by people coming down the steep hill from town but nevertheless provide some useful outdoor space. Inside, if the weather is not so kind one can keep up to date with UK news and programmes via the satellite TV and there is also a DVD player.
Probably the best bit about Les Huniers is its location. Within the immediate vicinity there is a pizzeria/Italian restaurant, a creperie and a bar café. These lie approximately 70 metres from the front door. Going up the steep hill towards the Old Quarter of La Roche Bernard gets the appetite revved up and there are two restaurants there as well as a bar and the ubiquitous creperie. One will not starve in La Roche Bernard. And one doesn't have to drive anywhere to dine. The highlight meal for us was probably the lunch aboard the floating seafood restaurant some 120 metres from the house.
La Roche Bernard is a great jumping off point should one wish to spread one's wings and the Morbihan coast is one worth exploring. La Roche is also near the Briere National Park, an extensive wetland should that appeal. The seafood in the area is as fresh as fresh can be and absolutely delicious. Roy has left an exceptional dossier of information about the area and his tips in the house but will probably send you this via email beforehand so you can at least start planning your own tick-list.
Which brings me neatly to one of the best bits of this let. I have been using Holiday Lettings for some years and I have to say that dealing with Roy and Alsion has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Possibly my best experience to date. Any request was dealt with swiftly and kindly. It is obvious that they take great pride in their home and we felt privileged to spend time there. And to think it's only two and a bit hours from St Malo…..
15 Oct 2012
"Great position with very good facilities"
Close to the harbour and some restaurants and bars. Property was small but clean and well equipped with a nice garden and sun deck. A lovely area for walking and sightseeing. No washing machine as no room but there are facilities close by.
22 Nov 2011
"Fab property, fab location"
lovely property, clean, tidy and homely. Great location, with lots of amenities within walking distance.
26 Sep 2011
"Cosy cottage in excellent location"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage is well located, just a hundred metres from the river. Easy access into town, although rather steep on foot. Cottage well presented, and being new, functioned well. Eating facilities close at hand.
19 Sep 2011
"Property and location first class for a relaxing and interesting holiday."
Property clean and comfortable in a beautiful location. Good restaurants and bars. Very accessible for many places of interest including lovely beaches at Penestin.
29 Aug 2011
"Comfortable, homely house in a picturesque and peaceful location"
We are a family of 3 (daughter aged 9), and stayed at Les Huniers for 2 weeks in August 2011.The booking experience for "Les Huniers" could not have been easier with quick and informative re… More
27 Jul 2011
"Les Huniers is a light,well furnished property close to all ameneties but maintaining a sense of seclusion."
Les Huniers is a recently restored cottage in a row of three, some 100 yards from the old port and a bustling marina.It is comfortably furnished with ample seating,dining furniture and unusually comp… More
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