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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Noisette is a charming family size house with a private garden, open ceiling beams and a traditional style Breton fireplace in the Lounge with an inset wood-burning stove. It has a very generous private garden, including a sheltered but sunny terrace equipped with garden furniture and BBQ. A central feature of the garden is our beautiful twisted Medlar tree, standing next to the mud and slate roofed bread oven.
The ground floor is open plan, with a comfortable Lounge area around the fireplace and double-glazed French windows leading onto the terrace. The Kitchen is fully equipped and the Dining area seats 8 adults
NEW for 2014 - We have added a custom built disabled access bedroom complex to the rear of the property. This comprises a large bedroom, with a wet room attached, complete with grab rails, a seat in the shower, raised toilet, wash basin adjacent to the toilet and wheelchair friendly door width. The disabled access complex is adjacent to the kitchen with again, wide door access to this area the entire ground floor is on one level and is tiled for easy mobility. The disabled area also has its own patio doors onto the lower patio and a gentle concreted ramp up to the rear garden area (and path out to the car park). Electricity points and light switches are at wheelchair friendly levels.
Upstairs there are three Bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twin beds, and the bathroom. The master bedroom is a large room with exposed beams, double bed, wardrobe, and dressing table but still has plenty of space for a baby cot which we can provide on request. The second double room is a very good size, with a double bed and a single bed. The third room has twin beds. All the upstairs rooms have velux-style windows which are low enough to enjoy the views, yet high enough to be safe for young children.
– 4 Bedrooms (1 king +/- cot, one twin, one triple and one king +/- cot or can be set up as a twin)
– BBQ and patio furniture
– Wood Burning Stove and electric heaters
– Microwave, gas cooker, washing machine
– Hairdryer, ironing board, iron
– Television with Sky box
– CD Midi Hi-Fi system
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lac du Guerledan 6 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 110 km, Nearest railway: Loudeac 27 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|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), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Brittany region
This part of Brittany is dotted with areas of historical interest, including many reminders of previous inhabitants and invaders, such as menhirs, megaliths, tumulii and carved stones. Largely unspoilt by commercial development, the area also has many fine original examples of chateaux, watermills and houses of architectural interest, including a nearby preserved foundry village at Les Forges des Salles which can be reached by car, or by a scenic walk through the historic Forêt de Quénécan. The tranquillity of a walk to seek out the standing stones or visit an historical monument, is perhaps the perfect way to enjoy the Breton countryside at any time of the year. This is particularly the case in the Autumn when the variety of colours and often clear skies are most photogenic.
Ornithologists can delight in the variety of species found in this area, with the Lac de Guerledan providing a winter shelter for numerous breeds of both sea and inland birds. Around the rivers, lakes and etangs of this region herons, egrets, kingfishers and other water birds are a common sight as they swoop to poach from the well stocked waterways, as are the birds of prey throughout the region.
For shopping and bargain hunting, our hamlet is ten minutes walk away from the village of St Mayeux, where there is a Post Office, small supermarket, friendly village shop and a Bar. As well as our local town of Mur de Bretagne, we are only 15 minutes away from the larger towns of Pontivy, Loudeac and Rostrenen, and about an hour away from the towns of the south coast, including Vannes, Carnac and Quiberon. The city of St Brieuc, 35 minutes to the north, has excellent shopping facilities including one of the largest hypermarkets in Brittany and a bustling cobbled shopping area.
Local street markets are well organised, most being either once or twice weekly but staggered throughout the week. These offer excellent value for locally produced vegetables, cheeses, bread, wine and honey (most of which tempt visitors with free tasters!), and often include stalls selling local craft items. In the summer months Mur de Bretagne also has an excellent evening market every Friday, with local entertainment and usually a gastronomic theme (again with free tasting!). The area is also dotted liberally with antique shops and "Depot Vente" where treasures may often be found at exceedingly good prices, particularly for pottery, bric a brac and oak furniture. The many "Vide Grenier" (literally translates as "Attic Emptying") sales are also a rich source of cheap local treasures and great fun to visit if you wish to try and haggle with the locals.
For the lovers of French Cuisine, there is an incredible choice, ranging from local crepes and cider or traditional country fare in the local village restaurants, to exquisite à la carte meals for that special occasion at the prestigious restaurants by the lake or in the bigger towns. We are less than hour away from the sea, so the the seafood that Brittany is famous for is readily available, both in the shops and in the restaurants, and is always beautifully fresh.
Many local restaurants specialise in seafood dishes, including a broad selection of fish dishes in their daily menu, and the famous "fruits de mer" dish of shellfish can be found in almost any town near to the coast.
The mild weather of Brittany, particularly inland, makes this area most suitable for a late or early holiday. Often the early Spring and the late Summer/early Autumn weather allows a full range of outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed, and of course the shops and restaurants are that much quieter at that time of year!
Truly in the heart of Brittany, we are at the centre of a wide range of activities and interests for all age groups and abilities. We visit the Tourist Information Offices regularly, keeping our houses well stocked with local information leaflets, and our Visitors Books provide excellent first-hand recommendations. We also endeavour to seek out details of specific events that may be of interest to our guests, such as local Markets, Fest Noz, Religious Pardons, Son et Lumiere, Fetes and other traditional and local events.
Only ten minutes drive away is the stunning Lac de Guerledan, providing a full range of water sports and safe, sandy, swimming beaches, as well as beautiful walking, riding and cycling routes. Canoes, kayaks, pedalos, rowing boats and motor boats can be hired by the hour, day or week at the lake at very reasonable prices, and a cruise "vedette" makes regular tours around this magnificent 14 km long man-made valley lake. Another vedette cruises part of the Napoleonic Nantes/Brest canal, travelling west from the embarkation point at the Abbey de Bon Repos through remarkable scenery and a series of interesting and picturesque locks. An evening dining cruise is also available on the Lac de Guerledan, with a first class menu at very reasonable prices.
Golf courses, some well known for their stunning scenery and challenging holes, are located mainly around the coasts of Brittany. We have detailed information regarding all of Brittany's courses, including booking information, course details and green fees, which we will provide on request. Mur de Bretagne also has its own very challenging "crazy golf" course, which is open every day during July and August and at other notified times between May and October
Both coarse fishing and sea-angling are readily available throughout Brittany, but of particular note is the Lac de Geurledan which offers the chance to fish for Pike, Zander, Carp and Trout.
A local holiday fishing permit can be purchased quite cheaply for 10 days, allowing the holder to fish in virtually all the rivers, lakes and streams in the area, some of which are also well known for salmon. The permit also allows the holder to keep any fish caught!
Pony Trekking and riding are very popular pursuits in this area of Brittany. There are several "poney clubs" in our vicinity, all offering excellent rates for "promenades" or riding instruction on an hourly or daily basis. Prices start at around 15 Euros for an hour, or 75 Euros for a one day trek. For the novice or enthusiast, there can be no better way to enjoy the scenery. Other equestrian related activities include the Horse Museum at Corlay, and also the Hippodrome at Petit Paris (15 mins from us) which holds regular race meets throughout the year.
As with the rest of France, cycling is a major pastime in Brittany. Cycles for all ages and child buggy trailers can be hired nearby. The area is particularly well suited to VTT (Velo Toutes Terrain or mountain biking) with many specially marked and cleared VTT routes, suited to all ages and abilities. Locally these include a gentle path following the canal and lake along a disused railway track with beautiful and dramatic scenery en route. The Tour de France passes through Brittany in the first week of July each year. This and the spectacle of numerous other local VTT and road races, which are taken very seriously, can be seen throughout the year.
Other activities in the area include Tennis, Diving, Sea Kayaking and Paragliding, to name but a few. Please telephone or e-mail us if you wish to know more about specific activities. We very much look forward to sharing some of the treasures of Brittany with you.
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29 Aug 2014
Fab holiday gite, 7 adults 3 children 2 dogs! So nice for us to stay in one gite and holiday together as a family, very well equipt, the disabled facilities are just a**** plenty of room in the spacio… More
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