FOUR A PAIN
About the home
This self catering holiday cottage was originally a bread oven once supplying the hamlet and is now the focal point of a very interesting, self-contained modern cottage. The mezzanine has a double and is accessed by a wooden stair. A rustic charm has been conveyed here with exposed roof timbers. The ground floor is tiled throughout and comprises a lounge/dining room comfortably furnished with settee and armchairs, with the original bread oven an interesting feature,a well equipped kitchen and bathroom.The ceiling to floor windows in the lounge provide a beautiful view of the woodland and countryside beyond.
The cottage has a private meadow and woodland so you can take an early morning or evening stroll and really enjoy the peace and quiet.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The local commune has levied a tax on holiday makers.
The rate per night, per person over 13 years is €0.40 or €2.80 per week per person
This is included in the rent
A 25% non-refundable Deposit is required on reserving the property.
The balance is due 6 weeks prior to commencement date with a refundable Security Deposit of £200.
Changeover day is Saturday: departure by 10.00; arrival 1600.
The Brittany / Morbihan region
The Morbihan region of southern Brittany is a quiet fishing and farming region of France and is blessed with a beautiful and varied coastline and an interior of lush farmland, woods and moors to delight the country lovers. The native Breton people, of Celtic descent appreciate their visitors and provide a warm welcome. Their local 'Pardons' and 'Fetes', regional costumes, music, dances, legends and language maintained by the Bretons are a large part of the area's unique charm.
Brittany 's restaurants and bistros supply some of the best of French provincial cooking, very reasonably priced and in generous proportions. You can't leave without sampling its 'fruits de mer', crepes and cider.
Brittany 's rolling hills, dense forests and lazy rivers, offer a variety of activities; from walking, riding and cycling to fishing and canoeing.
The rich architectural and archaeological heritage provide for excellent one-day tours; the fascinating towns of Pontivy, Josselin, Dinan and Vannes are full of historical interest.
Then, of course, there are the megaliths, churches and for the stout-hearted there's the 'quest for the Holy Grail' and the Arthurian legend.
To the south, a short traffic-free drive away, is the beautiful Golfe du Morbihan, a yachtsman's paradise, with all manner of water-sports and numerous little islands to visit on the regular ferries. Or just relax in the sunshine on an endless choice of beautiful beaches. Additionally the large lakes at Guerledan and Priziac offer excellent facilities for swimming, boating and sunbathing. Each cottage has details of local amenities and resorts to help you plan your holiday.
The Pontivy / Nicolas Des Eaux area
The cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Kermorivin in the heart of Morbihan, 11 miles south of the historic market town of Pontivy in the outstandingly beautiful Blavet Valley... a great place to relax and unwind.The charming riverside village of St Nicholas des Eaux is just 3 miles away for restaurants, bars and creperie, walking and cycling along the towpath. The coast is a 40 minute drive. This part of Brittany caters for all tastes; a magnificent coastline; historical towns to visit; inland lakes and woodland to explore and a wide variety of activities for all ages .
You can be as relaxed and as energetic as you please.
How to get there
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Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo, Poole to Cherbourg, Plymouth to Roscoff, Cork to Roscoff (Brittany Ferries)
Dover to Calais (Hoverspeed, Seafrance and P&O)
Dover to Boulogne (Speedferries)
Portsmouth to Le Havre (LD Lines)
Dover to Dunkerque (Norfolkline)
Weymouth and Poole to St Malo and Portsmouth to Cherbourg (Condor Ferries)
Ryanair to Dinard or Nantes airport from Luton, Stansted or East Midlands
Aer Arann to Lorient from Luton, Kerry, Cork, Galway and Waterford
Flybe to Brest from Birmingham and Exeter
to Rennes and Brest from Southampton
Air France to Brest from London City, Gatwick and Heathrow
BA to Nantes from Gatwick
Aurigny to Dinard from Manchester, Bristol Gatwick Stanstead
Activities near Pontivy
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
20 Sep 2012
The property is situated in a quiet hamlet but within easy reach (by car) of facilities such as supermarkets and major roads, should you wish to travel further afield. The area is also ideal for cycling, especially along the canal. The owners are very friendly and helpful and were able to suggest interesting things to do and see in the local area. The property itself is ideal for two people and is well-equipped. The bedroom on the mezzanine floor takes a bit of getting used to, as headroom is limited, but this novelty was all part of the fun of the holiday. The ladder used to reach the bedroom is quite steep and, for this reason, it is unsuitable for the elderly or very young children. We enjoyed some good weather during our stay and were therefore able to have meals outside in the private garden, with only birds, butterflies and lizards for company. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend it to others.
17 Sep 2012
Just back from a fortnight at "Four a Pain".
Really great holiday.
Lovely and quiet location but central for so many interesting places.
Cottage is very nice and in a very small hamlet of 5 or 6 houses.
You have to go a few miles to bars/shops/restaurants but thats ok...you can live the French village life...and relax.
Our weather was great.
The owners.Don and Norma are SO helpful and suggested many places and things to do eg local restaurants.football team...even hairdresser.
Pontivy is a great town.
For a couple who want to relax,I would definitely recommend this place.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|MID SEASON||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH SEASON||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|MID SEASON||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 275||-||-||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.
All rents are inclusive of Gas, Water and Electricity . Heating will be charged separately in Winter months.
Bed linen can be hired for €25
Properties have been prepared for your arrival and guests are required to properly clean before they depart. If you are unable to we can be arrange it for you at a charge of €30. Please call Marion by mid week to arrange this. A charge will be deducted from the security deposit if properties are not left clean.
A 25% Deposit is required on reserving the property.
The Balance is due 6 weeks prior to commencement date.
A Security Deposit oF £200 is required on a seperate cheque , to be sent with the Balance.
Bank transfers are also accepted
The local council has now introduced a tax of 0.40 euros per night, per person over 13.
This has been included in the rent.Enquire now
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