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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Granary cottage with 3 Bedrooms. It was converted from the original grain store and dates back to 1697. A large French window leads to a cozy beamed open plan lounge with two archways leading into a separate dining room / fitted kitchen. From the lounge is a feature open tread staircase leading to a double bedroom with a full UK double bed, two twin bedrooms, shower room. All bedrooms are carpeted, Private garden with BBQ and garden furniture. Shared fenced, heated pool
The cottage is self catering and is equipped to a very high standard. Ground floor is open plan in the traditional Breton style. Roof beams, trusses and original stone walls are exposed throughout. The kitchen is well equipped with a full gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge, coffee maker. Heating by wood burning stoves and electric wall heaters.
We are in a rural environment at the end of a country lane, with no passing traffic, it is a about 25 minutes walking distance (longer if feeding the ducks) around the lake to the village Langoelan, look for the donkey and Llama on the way, or just a 2 minutes drive, there is a restaurant, bar, our local bread shop and a pizza van Sunday evenings. Guemene sur Scorff is a 10 minute drive with shops, chemists, doctors, banks, restaurants, takeaways and a large supermarket.
Pontivy just 30 minuets away straddles the river Blavet which runs from the hills of central Brittany down to the sea at Lorient. Canalised all the way and joined to the Nantes Brest canal, this was a major waterway and made Pontivy an important port. The old medieval town, with its pedestrian streets and open squares are pleasant to wander around and has some interesting shops and restaurants, as well as a weekly Monday market in the main street.
The lake You can take advantage of the adjoining lake, accessible directly from our grounds for fishing of large common carp, large Pike, tench, perch and trout, bird watching, canoeing, or just relax feeding the ducks and enjoy the tranquil surrounding and the views, along with a childs play area. Exploreing the surrounding countryside is a must, on foot or cycles, (we can also provide adult bikes).
Driving in Brittany is a real pleasure with wonderfully quiet country roads which wind through beautiful tree lined valleys, picturesque towns and sleepy villages, giving the perfect opportunity to “explore” this fantastic area.
History interest, central Brittany has an abundance of historical and archaeological sites to satisfy the enthusiast. Why not take to the network of rural footpaths to discover the more hidden gems of Brittany's heritage and landscape. The incredible volume and diversity of wildlife and flora also provide the naturalist with lots to see.
For the more energetic, the wealth of lakes and rivers provide water activities such as fishing, sailing, canoeing, skiing, rowing, cruises and much more. There are superb golf courses, horse riding stables catering for beginners and experienced riders, many other sports activities and water sports at the Lake Guerledan just a 20 min drive away.
With coasts on three sides, the choice of coastal locations to visit in Brittany is immense: St-Malo, St-Brieux and Roscoff in the north, Brest and Quimper to the west, and Lorient and Vannes on the south coast, plus much beauty and variety of scenery to enjoy en route. Holidaying in Central Brittany gives you a great range of places to visit and the tranquil setting of the Breton countryside to return to at the end of the day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Brittany region
We are situated right in the heart of rural Brittany at the end of a leafy country lane, with no passing traffic and nestling in 3 acres of land on the edge of the picturesque LAC DU DORDU. The cottages share the 30`x 20`solar heated pool, with surrounding patio and sun loungers. There is also the added attraction of an original Breton Bread Oven. The gardens are well stocked and attractive. The extensive grounds afford the opportunity for quiet relaxation and contemplation (there is a separate playing field for those boisterous ball games). Guests can enjoy a quiet game of boules; explore the surrounding countryside on cycles (we have cycles available) or on foot. Each cottage has a private garden with a lake view including garden furniture, parasol and BBQ. WIFI available. Christmas at Kerhotten is lovely, peaceful and very cozy.
The LAC DU DORDU is accessible directly from our grounds. Fishing at lake LAC DU DORDU has some large common carp, large Pike, tench, perch and even some wild trout, fishing permits can be purchased at a daily or weekly from the village bar, so why not try your luck at fishing or just to enjoy the flora and fauna and the variety of bird life makes an idyllic retreat treat. Canoeing, rowing boats can be used on the lake but no motorized vessels are allowed.
Langoelan a 20 minute lake side walk or a 2 minute car drive offers a boulangerie, pizzeria, bar, Local crafts and a children's activity area, with football, basket ball, go carting, tennis.
Gueméné Sur Scorff is a 10 minute drive with Remnants of the medieval chateau remain though it, was destroyed in the late middle ages and many of the existing old houses have been built from the stones of the chateau. The town hosts good restaurants, shops, boulangerie, chemists and doctors and a tourist office, also cinema that shows some some english films. there is a large intermarche in the town for all your needs. The town is full of history and culture and sites to see. The cavalcade of Guémené sur scorff parade consists of floats theme flower and humorous of an extraordinary beauty. they are made by an army of volunteers and accompanied by costumed carnivals groups.
Driving is a pleasure on the wonderfully quiet country roads which wind through beautiful tree lined valleys and sleepy villages. This is a fantastic area for cycling, rambling and bird watching. It is an artists paradise with wonderful light and a painting every time you turn around.
With so many coastlines, many leisure activities are focused on the water: sailing, surfing, canoeing, rowing, and sand yachting. For history fans, there are megaliths, château, museums, and medieval towns, while food lovers will enjoy Breton cuisine, known for its legendary seafood, artichokes, lamb, and crêpes.
Locally we can offer Horse riding that is less than 10 min's away and a superb 9 hole golf course about 25 min's away, Quad Biking and the famous Lac de Guerledan with all manner of water sports and boat trips is 20 minutes away. Fishing is abundance in brittany, the Clearwater Lakes is only about 15 min away and the Nantes Brest canal is 15 minutes drive. The picturesque Guld de Morbihan is less than an hour away, as are the historic towns of Anray, Vannes, Quimper and Josselin.
We are centrally located about 40 min's to the west and north coasts, there are un spoilt sandy beaches, and various attractions. Choices of beautiful south coast beaches Lorient for one are 40 min's away Quimper, & Concarneau are of just two.
The atmospheric forest of Heulgoat (part of the Arthurian legend) the medieval forest of Merlin the Magician, where the Knights of the Round Table searched for the Holy Grail can be found 45 min's to the north.
Just 20 minutes away is the Lac de Guerledan, which has leisure activities for every member of the family. Its rustic landscape and forest is a haven for walkers, ramblers, mountain bikers and horse-riders. Whilst it's all year round water sports center includes dinghies, rowing-boats, pedaloes and water-skiing boat cruises and good restaurants and is well worth the visit. Sandy beaches ideal for children with safe swimming and out-door cafes enable the less active to enjoy the view without expending too much energy.
Kerhotten is situated right in the heart of rural Brittany, a 300 year old commune of 4 superb individual detached cottages a with shared swimming pool at the end of a leafy country lane. No passing traffic, nestling in 3 acres of land on the edge of the picturesque LAC DU DORDU. Kerhotten provides a wonderful base to explore this enchanting area of France at any time of year.
We are some 8kms north of Guemene-sur-Scorff, Guemene is a pretty, old town in the heart of South Brittany in the department of Morbihan. It hosts some fine mediaeval houses, the ruins of an old castle, and is reputed for its prize-winning sausages - ideal for the BBQ
Pontivy is 7kms, an old medieval town with its pedestrian streets and open squares, Pontivy is pleasant to wander around and has some interesting shops and restaurants as well as a weekly market in the main street.
The local village on Langoelan offers a bar, restaurant and a boulangerie and is accessed via a beautiful lake side stroll of 20 min's or 2 min's in the car.
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