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Orchid Barn, luxury holiday cottage Brittany Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Luxury gite in Southern Brittany. SPECIAL OFFER! £150 OFF ADVERTISED/QUOTE RATE FOR REMAINING WEEK 6TH OF AUGUST! Contact us for details etc. Detached and with PRIVATE GARDEN, sunny terrace and sole use of the HOT TUB every day! This stylish 1 bedroom cottage sleep 2 adults plus baby or one young child (folding bed)

Situated in our 17th century private hamlet; set around a stunning, sunny courtyard and located at the end of a private road, surrounded by countryside & wildlife and a little boutique luxury! Tranquil location but only 3 mins drive from 2 restaurants and small shop where you can order your fresh croissants and bread for breakfast!

GUEST REVIEW "The best cottage we have ever rented and we have rented scores of them down the years!" Review for Orchid Barn, by Alan & Heather April 2015. This place is simply superb in every single way we can think of. Very modern kitchen with all mod cons... large living room has a very comfy 3 seat sofa and large TV with a

Luxury gite in Southern Brittany. SPECIAL OFFER! £150 OFF ADVERTISED/QUOTE RATE FOR REMAINING WEEK 6TH OF AUGUST! Contact us for details etc. Detached and with PRIVATE GARDEN, sunny terrace and sole use of the HOT TUB every day! This stylish 1 bedroom cottage sleep 2 adults plus baby or one young child (folding bed)

Situated in our 17th century private hamlet; set around a stunning, sunny courtyard and located at the end of a private road, surrounded by countryside & wildlife and a little boutique luxury! Tranquil location but only 3 mins drive from 2 restaurants and small shop where you can order your fresh croissants and bread for breakfast!

GUEST REVIEW "The best cottage we have ever rented and we have rented scores of them down the years!" Review for Orchid Barn, by Alan & Heather April 2015. This place is simply superb in every single way we can think of. Very modern kitchen with all mod cons... large living room has a very comfy 3 seat sofa and large TV with a decent range of British Channels, a DVD player and a large stock of DVDs and books & broadband wifi. There is a large modern bathroom with a fantastic shower and a towel rail that could heat the property on its own. An ample supply of big fluffy towels and high quality toiletries are all included.

Then one large bedroom with a huge sleigh bed that is one of the most comfortable we have ever found in a holiday home anywhere. Location wise the cottages are very central and you can easily strike out for the North or South Coasts. The local roads are very quiet with beautiful walks and cycling on the roads and paths around many lakes canals etc.

What more can we add ...... well not much except that we came for a week this year and, before we left, booked two weeks next year!! Believe us - it IS that good.

SEE OUR WEBSITE brittanyspacottages for more genuine guest reviews.

WE ONLY HAVE 2 RENTAL COTTAGES here, 2 bedroom & one bedroom; and each one is totally independent and detached from one another. Both have a lovely private, sunny garden to the rear and enjoy private use of the hot tub every day with alternated sessions.

Luxury couples cottage in Southern Brittany, near to Guemene-sur-Scorff and Pontivy.

ORCHIB BARN IS our bright and spacious one bedroom gite sleeping 2 + baby or one young child, is situated in our private 17th century hamlet in the heart of the Scorff valley, Morbihan, Brittany. It's the perfect romantic rural retreat!

This detached one bedroom barn conversion is located on the opposite side of the sunny courtyard to Jasmine cottage and has a private rear garden, fabulous terrace & sole use of the large hot tub every day!

Enter through the front door into a bright & spacious interior with wooden floors and furniture, soft rugs and neutral colours.

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KEY FACILITIES AT A GLANCE

*Spacious lounge & dining room

*Large bedroom with HUGE oak sleigh bed

*Wooden floors & electric heating throughout

*Handmade wooden kitchenette

*Modern shower room with Xlarge shower

*32” LCD flat screen TV with UK channels

*FREE WiFi internet access

*iPOD dock mini HiFi

High quality linen & towels

*Generous welcome pack & Complimentary toiletries

*Private south facing garden & terrace with garden furniture & BBQ

*All on one level therefore suitable for guests with limited mobility

*Free washing service offered

*Travel cot with mattress & high chair can be supplied

*SORRY BUT NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE ACCOMMODATION

*AND NO PETS ALLOWED

Perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon holiday in Southern Brittany!

A genuine, warm welcome awaits!

Fresh flowers & generous welcome pack are all part of our genuine, warm welcome! For Honeymoon couples bubbly & chocolates are waiting for you!

The accommodation is all on one level, with no internal steps, making it ideal for guests with limited mobility.

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATION & GARDEN

VISIT OUR WEBSITE brittanyspacottages FOR MORE GENUINE GUEST REVIEWS!

Further details

RATES INCLUSIVE OF ALL SERVICES, HEATING, WiFi, LINEN, TOWELS, INCLUDING BEACH TOWELS & WELCOME PACK.

WE ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE MOULD OF THE TRADITIONAL FRENCH GITE

where you often find cast off furniture, lumpy beds and dark interiors. It is our belief that paying guests should have the same level of comfort and facilities as they would do in their own home.

We DO NOT expect guests to bring their own linen & towels or pay for this if not.

We DO NOT expect guests to pay for gas, electricity and water.

We DO NOT expect guests to do a full house clean before they leave or pay for it if not!

We DO NOT expect guests to have to share the Hot Tub with other guests.

HOWEVER!!

We DO expect guests to sleep well in our wonderful beds with soft cotton linens!

We DO expect guests to completely relax in our tranquil location!

We DO expect guests to enjoy the massaging effect of the Hot Tub jacuzzi bubbles!

We DO expect guests to completely fall in love with the Scorff Valley, Southern Brittany!

MEALS

We can provide a home cooked meal, including vegatarian, for you for your arrival evening for you to simply pop into the oven and enjoy with your complimentary bottle of wine. (this must be requested in advance)

A generous free welcome pack will also be wating for you on arrival, including fresh organic produce from our potager!

We live on site so are on hand to help in anyway we can.

Further details indoors

Spacious, bright loungeThe large lounge has a comfy 3 seater sofa with pretty cushions, and a dining area with quality wooden table and chairs. The lounge is also equipped with a large bookcase with a selection of novels and board games. 32” flat screen LCD TV with English channels, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, plus iPOD dock mini HiFi. AND FREE WiFi INTERNET ACCESS!Hand made KitchenetteThe Kitchenette comprises of a large, hand made wooden unit with butler sink and granite worktop. There is an electric oven, gas hob, fridge, toaster, kettle & cafetiere in the kitchenette as well as a full range of crockery, cooking equipment and utensils. We didn't want to take up valuable space with a washing machine, but instead we offer a free washing service to all guests staying at Orchid Barn.The fabulously comfortable bed!To the left of the lounge is the spacious bedroom with a sumptuous, superking size oak sleigh bed, wardrobe, dresser & bedside tables. At Brittany Spa Cottages your comfort is our priority and to us this means a top quality mattress, luxury cotton bed linen, fluffy towels & complimentary toiletries.To the right of the lounge is the modern bathroom with basin, loo & Xlarge shower.From the lounge a glazed door leads you down a few stone steps onto your private south facing terrace & garden. MealsA generous welcome pack is included in the price of your holiday cottage, but we can also provide a home cooked meal, on request, for your arrival evening to just pop in the oven & enjoy with your complimentary bottle of wine (including Vegetarian & Vegan meals). PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, brittanyspacottages FOR MORE INFORMATION ETC.

Further details outdoors

The private rear gardenFrom the lounge a glazed door leads you down a few stone steps onto your private south facing terrace & garden. This pretty sheltered terrace is a real sun trap where you could just relax all day, soaking up the sun with a glass of wine and a good book, play boules or just admire the lovely view and abundant birdlife. Orchid Barn garden & terrace is equipped with table, chairs, parasol, sunloungers & BBQ.The large Hot Tub JacuzziDon't forget that each cottage has Private use of extremely well maintained HOT TUB JACUZZI every day!(i.e Day 1 = Jasmine Cottage has sole use 10.00am – 3.00pmOrchid Barn has sole use 3.00pm – 10.00pmDay 2 = Orchid Barn has sole use 10.00am – 3.00pmJasmine Cottage has sole use 3.00pm – 10.00pm)Gaze at the stars whilst sipping a glass of wine and let the hot tub bubbles massage the stress away!HOT TUB TOWELS SUPPLIEDHOT TUB OPEN ALL YEAR!

Location description from owner

The Brittany region

The location of our holiday cottages near to Guemene-sur-Scorff, Southern Brittany.Our two luxury self-catering cottages/gites are situated in the green & undulating countryside of the river Scorff valley in the Morbihan region of Southern Brittany. Guests staying here have found it to be a great base for exploring & discovering the many & varied attractions Brittany has to offer. Southern Brittany has it all!!Slow down and imagine a time & place when the people were friendly, the roads were empty, beaches uncrowded and Sundays were Sundays! It still exists, here in the Scorff Valley, Southern Brittany! *Perfect for families who like to explore.*Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoon!*Perfect for walking & cycling holidays. *Perfect for active people who want to have a go at anything from sand yachting, scuba diving, canoeing, sailing *to even quad biking.*Perfect for 'not so active people' who like to visit historic towns, villages & chateaux shop in the local markets, take long beach strolls, or marvel at the many Megalithes, Menhirs & Dolmens. And of course sample some of the excellent cuisine Brittany has to offer.Brittany Spa Cottages is superbly situated near to the large historic town of Pontivy.Deep in the heart of the Scorff River Valley, you will find our luxury French cottages the perfect base to explore & discover this stunning Celtic corner of France. Of course the 750 miles of magnificent coastline is one of Brittany's major attractions; whether you prefer wide, white sandy beaches, secret coves, pretty ports or jaw dropping dramatic cliffs, Brittany has it all!But Southern Brittany is just as beautiful and varied inland, with many lakes, rivers, historic towns, chateaux, magical forests, mysterious megalithes and fabulous French markets to explore.For those seeking an active holiday you will not be disappointed! Here are some of the many activities Brittany has on offer:Sailing, fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling & mountain biking, walking & hiking, boat cruises, scuba diving, quad biking, water sports, canoeing & so much more!!

Guemene-sur-Scorff

Our 5 star self catering cottages are just a 3 minute drive from the village of Langoelan where you will find a very pretty church, 2 restaurants including a new French Bistro, and small shop where you order your fresh croissants for breakfast! There is also large lake with nice walking/cycling track and boardwalk - attracting many birds & other interesting wildlife. Guemene-sur-Scorff, a pretty medieval village with ancient houses, cobbled streets & ruined Chateau right in the heart of town, is just a 5 mile drive from Brittany Spa Cottages. This is a lively village and is home to many festivals & fairs throughout the season. Here you will find a number of shops, bars and restaurants plus pharmacies, banks, doctors, new-agents, grocers and an excellent tourist office. There is also a large Intermarche supermarket just on the edge of town.PontivyPontivy is a large attractive town, 25 minutes drive from your luxury holiday accommodation. Here where flower adorned bridges crisscross the Nantes-Brest Canal, you will find a town with two distinct parts: A medieval sector with half timbered buildings and narrow, twisting cobbled streets and the beautiful chateau des Rohan whose origins date back to 1479. Then there is the Imperial sector, with straight, stately avenues & buildings created on the orders of Napoleon who aimed to make Pontivy a great military base. For a while Pontivy was known as Napoleonville!Pontivy has many excellent shops and restaurants and two large supermarkets on either side of town. With Nantes-Brest Canal running right through the town it's a pretty place to sit and watch the canal-boating activities; or even hire a canoe and paddle off down the canal to visit one of the many picturesque canal-side villages like St-Nicholas-des-Eaux.Our nearest beach is at the Lac de Guerledan, just a 30 minute drive; a huge & stunning lake stretching for 12km and surrounded by the beautiful forest of Quenecan. which has many scenic trails for walking, hiking & mountain biking. There is a good lakeside restaurant and bar and the pretty sandy beach is considered one of the best inland beaches in France. This is also a very popular center for all sorts of boating activities and water sports. Beaches.Nearest coastal beaches are to be found at Le Pouldu, Port-Louis and Larmor Plage, all approximately 55 minutes drive. Port-Louis retains much of its charm and character with an imposing Citadel guarding the mouth of the rivers Scorff & Blavet.Larmor Plage, close to the commercial town of Lorient, is a huge expanse of golden sand which is popular with kite surfers and families.The Golfe de MorbihanAround Vannes & the Golfe du MorbihanJust over an hours drive south east brings you to the large, medieval cathedral city of Vannes. Pass through the busy modern city to discover the walled old quarter, full of ancient half timbered buildings, narrow streets & elegant shops & restaurants.Vannes has a large attractive marina and is a great base to begin your tour of the Golfe de Morbihan either by car, boat or on foot! THE GOLFE DU MORBIHAN, is the jewel in the crown of Southern Brittany. Literally meaning 'little sea' in Breton, this landlocked lagoon is dotted with 100's of picturesque islands, most of which are only inhabited by wildlife. The best way to see the Golfe is by boat; take an organized cruise, or hire a motor boat or sailing dingy and discover deserted beaches & hidden coves for a bit of skinny dipping! For walking enthusiasts the well marked coastal path is a great way to explore the Golfe. From Larmor Baden it is possible to walk across to the pretty Ile Berder via a narrow causeway. But make sure you take note of the returning tide times at the entrance if you don't want to swim back to port!AURAYis quaint small town with lots of little shops and an excellent market on Monday mornings. Walk down the steep streets to the picturesque old port of St Goustan and here you will find many good restaurants along the water's edge.CARNAC, just to the south of Auray, is world famous for its excellent collection of prehistoric mysterious stone monuments. These megalithic Alignement sites are home to some 3000 menhirs (standing stones) Dolmens & Tumulus. Carnac also has a small up market village & resort with an excellent pure white long sandy beach. Walking, hiking, rambling and cycling in the Morbihan, Southern BrittanyBrittany is a very popular walking & cycling holiday destination, with 100's of excellent way marked trails to explore. With huge lakes, magical forests, serene rivers & stunning coastline, the scenery is as diverse as it is beautiful. Our local area of the Scorff Valley has some 400km of marked trails through the woodland & along river.The tourist office in Guemene-sur-Scorff provides handy Randonnes cards with detailed maps & information on the various hiking circuits. You will find a selection of these cards in your cottage. Right from the front door of Jasmine cottage or Orchid Barn, you can start with the leisurely 5.3 km walk 'Boucle du Paradis' which takes in the nature reserve of the nearby Etang du Dordu at Langoelan.Water Sports. With its 3,500 kilometres of coastline, huge lakes and many rivers, Water sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Brittany! Here are some of the activities on offer: Dingy sailing, sand yachting, sea kayaking, river canoeing, scuba diving, kite surfing, water skiing, windsurfing & motor boat cruising.The nearest centre for water sports is just 20 minutes away at the Lac de Guerledan with wide range of activities on offer.Golf in Southern Brittany.Here in the Morbihan there is a good choice of excellent golf courses, some with smart club houses and all uncrowded. There are five 18 hole courses within about an hours drive from Brittany Spa Cottages and a 9 hole course, Golf de Rimaison, just 20 minutes away at Bieuzy les Eaux.Markets and food & restaurants.French markets are world famous for their excellent, fresh, interesting & varied produce. Here in Brittany with its mild climate, fertile land and the sea on all sides it's a food lovers paradise! Specialties of Brittany include; oysters, crab, clams, mussels, lobster & varieties of fish, Goats cheese, cider, biscuits and of course crepes! Details of the weekly markets can be found in your information pack in you cottage.As well as food markets there are also antique fairs, flea markets & car boot sales (vide grenier) that take place throughout the year.PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS HORSE RIDING, FISHING ETC.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Denise C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
21 Jul 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Apr 2011. Located in Morbihan, it has 36 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £295 to £585.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2016.

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“An idyllic getaway”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

A most comfortable and cosy cottage set in the heart of Brittany in superb grounds and surroundings, with tasteful decor and furnishings (particularly the 'Sleigh Bed!). Very careful thought has gone into guests requirements and the welcome hamper was so generous. Our hosts, Denise and Julie, were warm, welcoming and a delight to meet. We had a fabulous 12 days' stay and would not hesitate to recommend either of the 2 cottages to anyone. BOOK NOW!

“Luxury Accommodation in Central Brittany”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2011

Orchid Barn is the ideal place to spend a comfortable and relaxing break in Central Brittany. The accommodation is finished to a high standard, equipped with all the essentials and many extras such as free wifi, a welcome pack and, of course, the hot tub. On arrival we received a very warm welcome from the owners who ensured everything was provided for our stay. The private garden was the perfect spot to enjoy the late September sunshine both in the mornings and evenings. The property is set in a quiet location but with easy access to all main routes, making it an excellent base for touring the area.

“What Lovely Peaceful Place to Stay in Brittany”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2011

Orchard Barn is one of two rental properties on small converted farm in beautiful rolling Breton county side. Having stayed in many rental properties in France we can certainly endorse Orchard Barn as one the best! On arrival we received and warm welcome from the owners Denise and Julie and were shown into the property which was spotlessly clean and really well appointed, being ideal for two people. A very generous welcome pack ensured that we had the 'essential' cheese and wine etc for our first night. We had access to the lovely hot tub spar during afternoons and evenings on alternate days so it was a real treat to be able to drink some fizz under the stars! There are loads of things to do in the area with the coast being about and hours drive away but Orchard Barn is also well suited for just lazing around and taking in the lovely views and peaceful atmosphere. We would definitely consider going back!

“Superb, comfortable location for exploring all parts of Brittany”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2011

Orchid Barn is an ideal location for touring all around Brittany but it is essential that you have a car and possibly bikes for getting around. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped and very peaceful and comfortable. Set in rural Brittany, we managed to visit both rural and coastal parts of the Morbihan and South Finistere regions of Brittany with nowhere more than an half an hour to an hour and a half away. The main roads north, south, east and west are all easily accessed making this cottage ideal for anybody that wants to do lots of exploring. When we were here the roads were not terribly busy although do look out for the 3 Day Plouay cycling event! The owners were extremely kind and helpful and provided some lovely local goodies to start us of. We used much of it to take on a picnic to Lac du Guerledain, a short 20 minute drive to the north. While there to provide assistance if required, Denise and Julie were also happy to leave you on your own without interfering in any way which was very much appreciated. The well maintained jacuzzi was a welcome and relaxing end to each days trip. All in all a fabulous holiday to be highly recommended.

“Chilled out in Brittany”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2011

A tranquil oasis 'far from the madding crowd'. A warm welcome from owner Denise who led us round the beautifully appointed gite and explained the workings of the hottub- a bonus we made lots of use of. Complimentary toiletries, wine and food basket gave us a pleasant surprise. Everything in this gite is spot on- excellent quality furniture including the most comfortable bed we have ever used. The outside space is completely private and the gardens beyond the patio are well kept and attract many butterflies. You are well placed for visits to both the north and south coast of Brittany and the nearby town of Guemene has a good sized supermarket for food. We felt very relaxed and comfortable here. The owners are available if you want them but they do not intrude. Overall gthe best gite we have ever stayed in.

“Rejuvenating, relaxing and discovering holiday”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2011

Arrived to discover Orchid Barn was truly a beautiful part of old farm buildings which glows when the sun shines and remains equally beautiful when a shower arrives. Immediately you sense the tranquility of the accommodation and location. Very green and luscious surroundings so if you want to escape from the constant noise of the outer world this is where the calm is. The accommodation is spacious and very comfortably furnished with everything you need at hand. You could choose to lose yourself in a good book tucked away from all things fast and furious or disappear into the surrounding area and discover walks, small towns, and good restaurants. Further afield yet not to far you can visit the costal areas with good sandy beaches and interesting places. Overall we had a rejuvenating holiday.

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