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Ty Louisette Gite in the summer sunshine.

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ty Louisette is a luxury Gite situated in the small hamlet of Kergouet, ten minutes drive from the historic town of Pontivy in the centre of Brittany. There are direct routes from the ports of St.Malo and Roscoff and the airports at Rennes, Dinard and Lorient.

Sleeps 7 (+cot)

Four Bedrooms. The master, double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with sink, shower and WC then there are two further twin rooms and one single. All the rooms have bedside cabinets and ample wardrobe space.

The main bathroom has a bath and large separate shower. Separate WC.

The house is spacious and its two bathrooms, large living room and generous kitchen make it ideal for extended families or friends.

Living room has a wood burning stove, ample seating for seven people,TV with British Freeview channels and French TV, Radio/CD Player. French windows lead out onto the rear deck and garden.

Stylish integrated fitted kitchen with oven/hob, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer and dishwasher. A large dining table seats eight. A wall mounted TV receives French free to air channels. French windows front and back lead out to the two terraces.

Sunny enclosed breakfast terrace at the front is covered in hanging wisteria and clematis and has a large wooden picnic table.

The rear wooden terrace overlooks the large private enclosed garden and has a parasol, click-and-go gas BBQ. The garden boasts a double swing set and slide for kids.

Parking for three cars.

Disabled access (all floors are on one level, spacious bathroom and WC, ramps for access to house and garden).

Textile art courses are available with the owner who is City and Guilds qualified. Contact us for more information or see the gite website.

COUPLES DISCOUNTS for couples except in high season. Ask for details

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Guerledan (lakeside beach) 22 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2.4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rennes 111 km, Nearest railway: Pontivy 6.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Brittany region

The surrounding countryside is replete with small villages boasting innumerable chapels of architectural and historic interest. There are well laid out walks and cycle paths for you to discover the treasures of central Brittany.

The impressive Lac de Guerledan is 20 minutes drive from Kergouet. Here you can laze on the popular south facing beach, swim, canoe, walk or enjoy a meal in one of the several restaurants on the shore. Treat yourself to a voyage and enjoy a meal on board the lake cruisers as you take in the scenery. Boat owners can fish, sail or water-ski. Built to provide hydroelectric power and clean water, it interrupted the course of the Nantes-Brest canal - the lock gates are still in place under many metres of water.

The partially restored Abbaye de Bon Repos is situated at the western end of the lake and has walks, forests a shop and a restaurant. There is an excellent Sunday market here throughout the summer. Every year it plays host to a spectacular Son et Lumiere (Pays de Conomor) event with drama, fireworks and light-shows to take the breath away.

There are many forests in central Brittany, perfect for long walks or watching the wildlife.

In Pontivy there are facilities for ten-pin bowling and a cinema. A brand new indoor pool with leisure pool, lanes, currents and two long flumes has opened in Pontivy just 6 km away. It offers spa treatments, aqua biking, saunas and steam rooms. The nearby town of Loudeac also has an excellent leisure pool boasting rapid currents and a flume. Horse riding is available at nearby stables.

Large towns within an hour to an hour and a half include Rennes, Lorient, Quimper and Vannes. All have excellent shopping and great character and Lorient boasts the immensely popular Interceltique festival every summer Take the opportunity to visit Pont-Aven, it is mainly known because of the group of artists who flocked round Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, and who were joined in 1888 by Paul Sérusier. Enjoy exploring the galleries, craft shops and riverside walks the town has to offer.

Smaller towns worth visiting are all around. Auray is facinating, clustered around a steep sided harbour, Carnac is a real seaside resort with outstanding beaches and lots of fun shops and restaurants. It also boasts the extraordinary standing stones aligned in straight stretches, many kilometres long.

Ancient churches all around Pontivy host the annual Art dans les Chapelles exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture. Several circuits are organised for those who wish to enjoy both the art and the heritage

Large towns within an hour to an hour and a half include Rennes, Lorient, Quimper and Vannes. All have excellent shopping and great character and Lorient boasts the immensely popular Interceltique festival every summer. Take the opportunity to visit Pont-Aven, it is mainly known because of the group of artists who flocked round Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, and who were joined in 1888 by Paul Sérusier. Enjoy exploring the galleries, craft shops and riverside walks the town has to offer.

Smaller towns worth visiting are all around. Auray is facinating, clustered around a steep sided harbour, Carnac is a real seaside resort with outstanding beaches and lots of fun shops and restaurants. It also boasts the extraordinary standing stones aligned in straight stretches, many kilometres long.

Ancient churches all around Pontivy host the annual Art dans les Chapelles exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture. Several circuits are organised for those who wish to enjoy both the art and the heritage.

Beaches to the south are reached in around 50 minutes and have lovely sand and shallow pools. The coast to the north is more rugged but equally beautiful. Allow and hour and a quarter for the drive.

If you fancy an adventure, the world famous Mont Saint-Michel is reachable for a daytrip. A number of our guests have taken the opportunity to visit the walled island town, exploring it's narrow streets, breathtaking views and learning about it's heritage.

Canal...

The Nantes-Brest Canal, 364km in length, was built on the orders of Napoleon to link the two ports. This was at a time of great tension between Britain and France and Napoleon wished to secure access to the sea in case of a blockade. Construction began in 1811 and was finally inaugurated by Napoleon III in 1858. In it's heyday it was used to transport coal, slate and fertilizer. The building of the dam which created the reservoir at Lac de Guerledan in the 1920's cut the canal in two and made the journey from Nantes to Brest via the waterway impossible. Although a boat lift was promised when the reservoir was being constructed it was never built.

The canal passes within a few metres of Ty Louisette and the towpath that accompanies it can be followed for many kilometres on foot or on bicycles. Fishing is available subject to a permit which can be bought locally for various durations. The cost is reasonable and covers fishing in the whole department of Morbihan. You can upgrade to a Brittany wide permit if you wish which would allow you to fish in Lac de Guerledan.

Whichever direction you take from Kergouet you will come across lock gates or écluses. Each gate has a large reservoir pool beside it and these attract interesting birdlife. Kingfishers, white egrets, moorhens, mallards, herons and grebes are all regularly seen within a kilometre of the Gite. In addition the many oak trees in the region make it an excellent habitat for jays and woodpeckers. Owls are heard most nights in the summer and autumn and large birds of prey can be seen circling in the warm air. In the autumn bagfuls of sweet chestnuts can be collected for roasting and eating.

Pontivy

Pontivy is an historic urban area in the centre of Brittany. It is made up of two towns wrapped around each other. There is the medieval old town with it's narrow winding streets and half-timbered buildings and the geometric Napoleonic town complete with imposing Hotel de Ville, courthouse and old barrack buildings arranged around the market square which fronts onto the River Blavet.

Twice in it's history Pontivy has been known as Napoleonville (the town of Napoleon). It was intended as his base of operations and was heavily garrisoned. The town is situated in a rural part of Brittany known as the valley of the Blavet and this river runs though the town meeting the Nantes-Brest canal by the Ile des Recollets.

The town boasts the magnificent 15th century Chateau de Rohan as its centrepiece, built by the powerful Ducs de Rohan. Guided tours are available within and art exhibitions are occasionally staged.

Pontivy is home to a number of restaurants and bars such as the "Plaza Café" which serves fantastic coffees, cocktails and beers and "Le Rivoli" complete with a stylish art nouveau inspired interior and delicious lunchtime menu. There are also numerous shops, boutiques and several small supermarkets and the town has plenty of free parking. The weekly market is held on Mondays in the central plaza. You can walk or cycle the 12 km directly to Pontivy from the gite via the canal towpath.

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23 Jul 2014

5/5

"Excellent Gite !"

The Gite was beautifully presented , clean spacious and so well equipped exactly what we wanted for our first trip to Brittany. The bedrooms were spacious and airy The garden was lovely and large wit… More

28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Luxuriously comfy base for exploring Normandy"

There are too many positive features of this gite to mention in one review. The location is fantastic, a quiet rural getaway right by the canal ready for pleasant strolls or bike rides (only a 30min r… More

5 Jun 2014

5/5

"gîte paisible, pratique et charmant"

Ce séjour dans le gîte de Ty Louisette restera comme un très beau souvenir car il nous aura permis de nous réunir en famille élargie dans un endroit vraiment convivial et pratique. Tout était pa… More

18 May 2014

5/5

"Quiet rural gite perfect for my husband who is in a wheelchair."

Everything was as lovely as the web information lead us to believe. Spotlessly clean. The owners had obviously worked hard to achieve this high standard. My husband who is an active wheelchair user w… More

28 Mar 2014

5/5

"First gite experience - just perfect"

We highly recommend staying at Ty Louisette. It is clear from the first moment that the well-being and comfort of their guests is very important to Shirley and her family. It was very handy having th… More

1 Oct 2013

5/5

"A very comfortable holiday home for my disabled sister"

I stayed for a week in September 2013 with my learning-disabled and epileptic sister and her carer. The gite was perfect for us as it has two separate bedroom areas (so if she woke during the night sh… More

18 Sep 2013

5/5

"Relaxing Family Holiday"

Ty Louisette is a lovely property in an idyllic rural setting. We have just returned after a small family reunion here spanning two generations - parents and adult children. The property itself was s… More

9 May 2013

5/5

"Magnifique gite pour une magnifique région"

Nos sommes venus en avril 2013 pour un weekend.Le gite est vraiment très agréable, très bien équipé et très joliment décoré. Et que dire de l'hospitalité de mme Mcc Cann ... Vraiment une… More

24 Sep 2012

5/5

"Absolutely perfect"

Lovely gite and very well equipped. Decorated and furnished to a high standard with 2 terraces and a pretty, private garden. It was perfect for my disabled husband having no internal steps and the tho… More

14 Aug 2012

5/5

"A beautiful, private gite in Central Brittany"

We spent two weeks in Ty Louisette in July/August 2012 with our 4 children aged between 4 and 14 years.The Gite was everything we could have hoped for and more- very clean, modern and well equipped. W… More

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