Highly recommended near canal
About the home
Your holiday will be spent in a charming, traditional Breton cottage in a courtyard setting on a 50 acre private estate, which has direct frontage onto the Nantes Brest canal in central Brittany. This forms an ideal touring base to explore the whole region or just simply relax and enjoy tranquillity in the unspoilt countryside. You will have freedom to wander throughout the estate, explore the nature trails and picnic tables are provided for you to enjoy the atmosphere. Roam down the track to the fields, through the oak glade and then return along the canal towpath to your own holiday hideaway.
The accommodation comprises a large living area downstairs. The lounge has an inglenook fireplace with woodburner for those cosy winter evenings. Exposed beams throughout. The well equipped kitchen has all the usual modern facilities including electric cooker, fridge and microwave. Plus use of freezer, washing machine and tumble drier.
Upstairs there is a modern shower room with toilet, handbasin and shower. There are two comfortable bedrooms: one double and one twin. Each with exposed beams and original features to give your holiday that traditional cottage feel.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lac de Guerledan, 18km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Plenty of parking area next to the cottage plus locked storage available for any equipment (bikes, bike racks, fishing equipment, etc) if required.
All our prices are FULLY INCLUSIVE of bed linen, towels, end of stay cleaning, water, electricity and loan of adult bicycles. Free wi-fi. NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.
Well behaved pets are welcome and the 50 acres of land is ideal for dogs to run. There is a very good local vet which many of our previous visitors have used for the pet passport regulations before returning home again.
The Brittany / Cotes-D'Armor region
Magourou is situated in the heart of central Brittany which forms an ideal touring base to discover one of France's most distinctive and attractive regions.
The beautiful Canal de Nantes a Brest forms the centrepiece of Brittany and the land which forms part of the estate of Magourou borders the canal for over half a kilometre. It creates a wonderful atmosphere of tranquillity and is bordered by a well maintained towpath which forms a safe and picturesque cycle and walkway to enjoy at your leisure. Approx 20 kilometres from Magourou the canal flows into the Lac de Guerledan which is the largest lake in Brittany. Even nearer to hand the Lac de Glomel is only 4 kilometres away and is ideal for a family day on the beach without going to the coast.
A disused railway track also runs through Rostrenen. This is now a designated cycle path which runs for 111 kilometres in both directions and is ideal for families. Birdwatching, fishing, cycling, rambling for the enthusiast or gentle strolls along the canal towpath, watersports and horseriding are all local activities.
But for a day out the north, south and west coasts are all within an hour's drive from Magourou.
Brittany is steeped in tradition and history and the Breton people are justly proud of their heritage. it is a land of ancient myths and legends. Breton culture thrives and traditional costume, dance and music is celebrated everywhere. Every town and village still has it's pardon where the local saint is taken out from the church for it's annual pilgrimage. All visitors are encouraged to join in these local festivities. The Abbaye de Bon Repos, just 15 minutes on the N164, is a ruined abbey picturesquely set where the canal flows into the Lac de Guerledan. It is well worth a visit especially on Sunday mornings when there is a traditional market selling local produce. But in mid August the Abbaye de Bon Repos forms the backdrop to a spectacular son et lumiere re-enacting the history of the Abbaye. It is reputed to be the best amateur production in France and can be thoroughly recommended.
Breton villages are history brought to life and their churches and monuments spill over with ancient stories. They are so well cared for as are the traditional granite cottages with their colourful window boxes in summer.
The English owners are on hand to advise and help point you in the right direction to ensure that your stay is tailored to your requirements. Maps and information on all local attractions are provided plus suggested walks and cycle rides for all levels from a gentle stroll along the canal towpath to treks for the enthusiast.
The Rostrenen area
Magourou is situated just 3 kilometres from the market town of Rostrenen which is known as the crossroads of Brittany, due to it's central position. It is a well serviced town with 3 supermarkets and several restaurants/ creperies/pizzerias to suit all tastes and pockets. The patisserie is one of the best in Brittany - so definitely worth a try!
France of course is renowned for it's cuisine and Brittany is no exception. Being a maritime race, seafood is a speciality. Creperies are a favourite over the whole region offering an imaginative range of sweet crepes or savoury buckwheat galettes. Of course the best way to enjoy these are together with a bowl of local cider.
The French really know how to live well. They take life at a more relaxed pace, enjoy superb food and drink and appreciate the finer points of life. On holiday you too can experience the good life. Stroll around the local market, selecting the freshest of produce or unwind at a pavement cafe and watch the world go by.
How to get there
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Magourou is situated just 3 kilometres from the market town of Rostrenen which is known as the crossroads of Brittany, due to it's central position. This therefore makes an ideal touring base to explore the whole of the Breton peninsula.
Easily accessible from the western Channel ports:
Plymouth and Cork to Roscoff (90 minutes drive)
Portsmouth to St Malo (2 hours drive)
Poole or Portsmouth to Cherbourg (3 hours 30 minutes drive)
Portsmouth to Caen (3 hours 30 minutes drive)
Magourou has a special arrangement with Brittany Ferries as soon as you have confirmed your holiday with us, we will give you a travel account number which gives you access to discounted ferry fares on all the above routes.
Or approx 6 hours drive from The Channel Tunnel and the eastern Channel ports. French roads are so much better than english roads and make a journey really easy.
For easy route planning and mileage calculations see www.mappy.com
Or try flying with one of the lost cost airlines with regular services from many UK airports to Brest (80 minutes drive) or Rennes (2 hours drive). Car hire is available at very reasonable rates direct from all french airports.
Activities near Rostrenen
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
06 Oct 2012
My husband and I, plus dog, spent a very enjoyable week in Spring Cottage.
The location was wonderfully peaceful, the accommodation was excellent and the attention to detail by the owners was... more
27 Aug 2012
A beautiful cottage in a delightful setting. Everything we needed was provided - and more!
The layout of the cottage and way that space had been used was ideal for a relaxing week in central Brittany - great location and easy access by car to the coast.
The private garden, abundant wildlife and walks through the estate and by the canal helped us to relax after a busy week house hunting - yet we were within reach of a bustling town for markets and restaurants.
A very good find! Excellent cottage and great atmosphere created by helpful and informative owners.
21 Aug 2012
Visited with husband and 7 year old daughter for 1 week in peak summer holiday season - could not believe peace and tranquility. Excellent accommodation, with attention to detail both inside and outside property. Easy access to family friendly walks and cycle routes direct from property, short drives provided opportunity to visit local gorges, lakeside beach and swimming and small towns with interesting markets and tempting patisseries and boulangeries. Property owners were the perfect hosts. If you are looking to slow your pace, enjoy gentle family friendly outdoor activity with the ability to return to great accommodation with every need provided for, would absolutely recommend.
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|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||6 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive period||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||25 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive period||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||6 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive period||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||30 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 510||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||25 May 13||20 Jul 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 710||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||7 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive period||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 590||-||-||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.
Usual bookings are from Saturday to Saturday but please ask about out of season short breaks and winter specials.
All our prices are FULLY INCLUSIVE of bedlinen, towels, end of stay cleaning, water, electricity and loan of adult bicycles. FREE WI-FI.
NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.
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