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Chained Heart Cottage

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Chained Heart Cottage is a converted milking parlour and takes its name from an evocative and enigmatic stone carving on the façade of the main house. We hope the symbolism is appropriate and that guests will find it hard to depart.

The accommodation sleeps 8+ in four bedrooms. It consists, on the ground floor, of a spacious lounge/kitchen area featuring an attractive stone fireplace and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath/shower) and washing machine.

The American-style fitted kitchen is fully equipped with extensive work surfaces; a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave are provided. Upstairs there is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and a third large bedroom with 3 "lits coins", traditional carved Breton beds, and a sofa bed. There is a shared upstairs bathroom with shower cubicle. TV/Video/DVD are included.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach CARNAC 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: DINARD, LORIENT, Nearest railway: AURAY 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

This house provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for families or groups of friends and can be rented with the adjacent properties Bishops Well and The Coach House for larger family or group holidays. A total of 22 can be catered for.

Bed linen is included in the rent.

Cots, highchairs, stairgates and some additional baby equipment are provided.

A welcome pack is provided for your arrival and we are happy to shop for extra items you might want immediately.

Essentials such as cleaning materials, condiments, tea towels will be there too.

Meals served in your cottage can be ordered for your arrival or during your stay. We can cater for celebrations too

Menu on request.

Further details outdoors

Although attached to the main house, the cottages have their own completely separate and private entrances.

A private barbecue and garden furniture; grassed badminton/volley ball court, games room with pool, darts, table tennis and table football; swings and a variety of lawn games are provided.

The 12 x 6 metre heated pool is fenced for the safety of young children. It sits in a large lawned garden... a great place to relax, take the sun and enjoy gentle games.

Further details

Changeover day is Sunday.

We ask a 25% non-refundable Deposit on reserving the property.

The Balance is due 6 weeks prior to commencement date with a refundable Security Deposit of £200.

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 can be paid at the end of your stay.

The Brittany region

Engaging scenery, charming villages, warm people…

Fine foods and good wine, a peaceful rural setting, relaxing outdoor pursuits and many beautiful beaches.

The Morbihan region of southern Brittany can supply all of this... and more.

This quiet fishing and farming region of France 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.

Morbihan offers a wealth of activities all within 45 minutes of the cottages.


Pontivy was chosen by Napoleon as a garrison town and renamed Napoleonville for a while. It is a charming country town on the River Blavet with many beautiful half-timbered, corbelled and turreted houses, cobbled streets and attractive shops in the old quarter around the 16th century church of Notre Dame de la Joie.

The 15th century Castle of the Dukes of Rohan with its two remaining towers is well-worth a visit. There is a good variety of restaurants, cafes, interesting shops and good supermarkets. Pontivy has an open-air swimming pool. Market day is Monday.

Cycling for all stages from the gentle towpaths beside the Blavet river, through quiet country lanes and villages to the more exacting marked trails. Bicycles are available to hire locally.

Fishing; all types of angling is catered for and daily or weekly permits are available.

Golf. There is the 9-hole course at Bieuzy les Eaux and the 18 hole courses nearVannes , Lorient and Auray. Vi.

Gokarting in Plumeliau , Auray and Lanester near Lorient.

Horse riding stables can be found near Bieuzy les Eaux, Camors, Pontivy

A skateboarding park can be found in Hennebont

Tree climbing in the adventure forest at Camors is a lot of fun for the fit and energetic.

Watersports include canoeing on rivers, water skiing on inland lakes at Guerledan and Ploermel and sailing, surfing and windsurfing on the coast.

Historic towns such as Pontivy, Auray Vannes Josselin and Quimper have retained much of their medieval character and are well worth a visit.

Markets for fresh produce and local crafts are found each day of the week in local towns. Cottages will have details of specific days.

Try also the craft village of La Gacilly and Pont Scorff.

The list can go on… beaches; rocky coves; museums; zoos; working museums; restored villages like Poul Fetan; chateaux; pardons; fetes…

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27 Aug 2014


"Fabulous family holiday"

We stayed at Chained Heart as my brother was getting married in the local area. The accommodation was clean, spacious and well appointed. My children loved all the space to run around and play! The ow… More

6 Aug 2014


"Loved it - had a brilliant time!"

This is the 2nd time we have been back to Chained Heart, except this time there was a bigger group of us and we were able to fill the Coach House as well. I never thought I would ever go back to the s… More

6 Aug 2014


"Family holiday"

My In laws 7 other family members stayed in Chained Heart on our recent family holiday in which we hired ALL cottages All the bedrooms were clean and roomy-one double downstairs , with ensuite, ideal… More

16 Jul 2014


"Our best holiday ever!"

We have just returned home after a holiday spent at Chained Heart Cottage. We were a family group of nine, comprising 5 adults and 4 children aged 3½, 6, 10 and 11 years. Each of us, including the … More

23 Aug 2013


"Wonderful,relaxing holiday in perfect surroundings."

There were ten of us staying at Chained Heart Cottage, us two oldies, our three children and their other halves and our two lovely grand daughters. When we arrived we all had the same reaction, this i… More

1 Jul 2013


"Incredible grounds, really spacious gite"

What a fabulous place. We travelled as a group of 2 couples plus 3 toddlers under the age of 2. It was perfect, the grounds are beautiful, huge and so well kept. The pool is a really decent size, nice for adults to knock out a few lengths and also great for children to paddle and sit around at the top end. There is a small area of swings and slides for little ones and also a field of sheep across the road which went down a storm for a daily visit to see them. We also loved the fact there are sun loungers dotted around everywhere so you can really chill out in the peaceful surroundings away from everyone. There were areas in the ground we didn't even make it too, the place is that big.
Marion and Al are perfect hosts, not intrusive at all yet went out of their way to help us with our odd requests. Even the 3 cot beds we requested were luxurious. Wooden and big, not the usual plastic ones you usually get on holiday. Also loved the fact Marion cooked a fab meal for our arrival and had done some basic shopping so we had peace of mind that we could relax right from the off.
It's a very easy drive into Plumieau for shopping, 5 min drive straight down the road for a lovely bakery, 2 big supermarkets and a fab pizza take out place.
So sad to leave, an amazing break, we hope to be back again.

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:23 Aug 2014

Based in France

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