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Oak View – Home 164093 Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Oak View is a converted 'grenier', or loft, above a former dairy, attached to the owner's house which is a 'manoir', or French manor house, some centuries old.Oak View is for lovers of the countryside, peace and quiet and privacy. Situated at the end of a country road, with no passing traffic, it's very safe and tranquil... except for an abundance of birdsong in the morning and the sound of owls hooting at night. Deer pop up in the surrounding woods, along with hares, red squirrels, badgers and foxes. Wild flowers and edible mushrooms in spring, summer and autumn. Panoramic views of the stars on clear nights, unspoilt by light pollution.Two kilometers away is Inguiniel, a small picturesque town with a bakery, bar, restaurant and mini supermarket, whilst seven kilometers takes you to Plouay with a greater range of shops and restaurants. The port city of Lorient, a boating and yachting centre, is a 25 minutes drive with its seaside neighbour, Larmor Plage,

Oak View is a converted 'grenier', or loft, above a former dairy, attached to the owner's house which is a 'manoir', or French manor house, some centuries old.Oak View is for lovers of the countryside, peace and quiet and privacy. Situated at the end of a country road, with no passing traffic, it's very safe and tranquil... except for an abundance of birdsong in the morning and the sound of owls hooting at night. Deer pop up in the surrounding woods, along with hares, red squirrels, badgers and foxes. Wild flowers and edible mushrooms in spring, summer and autumn. Panoramic views of the stars on clear nights, unspoilt by light pollution.Two kilometers away is Inguiniel, a small picturesque town with a bakery, bar, restaurant and mini supermarket, whilst seven kilometers takes you to Plouay with a greater range of shops and restaurants. The port city of Lorient, a boating and yachting centre, is a 25 minutes drive with its seaside neighbour, Larmor Plage, whilst there are many other Morbihan beaches within very easy reach. You will have plenty to choose from and explore.This is an ideal centre also for walking and cycling pursuits, offering gently rolling countryside and forests, situated between the two river valleys of the Blavet and Scorffe, with all the water sports that they offer, such as boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Plouay is known as the French cycling capital, frequently on the Tour de France route, and hosting a cycling 'Grand Prix' in August. Bikes can be hired locally; the roads in Brittany are largely uncrowded and very safe for cyclists. Lorient's International Celtic Festival is a major local event attracting many thousands of visitors from all over the world during early August each year, a cultural and musical feast, and there are many similar festivals show-casing Breton culture in other towns and villages in the region throughout the summer.

Further details

Welcome food basket on arrival. All linen and towels, including beach towels, are provided.A cot, baby's high chair, baby alarm and safety gate are available for use. The owners occupy the adjacent main house, and have two dogs and a cat.

Further details indoors

The apartment is light, modern and airy, well-equipped and with plenty of storage throughout. The kitchen, dining area and lounge are open plan, with country views on three sides, the nearest neighbours being half a kilometer and more away. The view of a spectacular oak tree in our grounds from the huge arched window in the living room inevitably prompts a 'wow' from guests.Furniture is solid oak or teak, with comfy leather sofa and leather chairs; modern, oak fitted kitchen with quality appliances, including separate washing machine and tumble drier, and full size dishwasher. Plenty of cooking equipment, nice crockery and cutlery, and if you need something more, just ask, we'll try to provide. Large HD TV with UK Freeview channels, DVD player, wi-fi internet; large library of DVDs and 'giga-juke' player loaded with music for a variety of tastes .A long hallway fitted with oak wardrobes and a desk, leads to the three bedrooms and family bathroom fitted with large bath, shower over the bath, washbasin, bidet and WC. The main double bedroom has a beautifully tiled and fitted ensuite bathroom comprising a spacious shower, washbasin, bidet and WC. The second double bedroom has fitted oak furniture, including wardrobe. The third bedroom has fitted single bunk beds made from some of the original oak beams in the building: somewhat sturdy! Suitable for adults as well as children.Good, comfortable, new mattresses, and all-cotton bedding and towels are provided. Ceramic tiled floors with electric underfloor heating throughout. The apartment is very warm and cosy in the cooler and colder months.Not only an apartment ... guests will have the use of a spacious games room and bar, providing a great extra recreation and relaxation area in the former dairy, immediately below the apartment. Twelve-foot long mahogany wood bar, professional (10' x 5') snooker or pool table, bar-stools, darts board and other games. There is a large screen HD satellite TV, and a Sony Gigajuke wifi hifi system loaded with thousands of tracks, plus a docking station for your own Ipod, to provide music. Very atmospheric, with stone walls and beautiful lighting. Also available exclusively for guests is a sauna room, spacious enough for up to 6 people to use, with an attached shower room for the complete sauna experience.Parents, particularly, may like to relax and enjoy this facility in the evenings whilst their children sleep safely in the apartment above (connected by an intercom, if need be). Young adults/teenagers also love this adult space.

Further details outdoors

Our newly built heated swimming pool is automatically salt-treated so there is no stinging chlorine! Fourteen metres by six metres and 1.5 metres overall, with wide access steps, it allows for a proper swim. An electrically operated integral cover provides safety when not in use. The pool is set at the rear of the apartment, in full view from the lounge windows. There are wooden sun-loungers, cushions, sun parasols and pool 'toys'. At the far end of the extensive pool terrace is a large stone-built barbecue to use and enjoy on those long summer evenings.

The buildings are set in grounds of 5 acres with lots of mature trees and lawns. There is plenty of space to walk around/play, with tables and chairs set out outside next to the bar and games room on an open paved patio area so you may relax outside with drinks and food, and soak up the sun. There are very extensive grassed areas where children are free to play.

Location description from owner

The Brittany region

Morbihan is the most southern of the departments of Brittany and is recognised for having the most sunshine. Situated between the towns of Plouay and Inguiniel, the property is perfectly placed for both seaside and countryside, being only 30 minutes from the coast. Excellent roads mean that most tourist destinations in Morbihan and Finistere are within an hour's drive or less. All tastes are catered for... these are just a few suggestions:
• museums and eco-museums
• churches and chapels (almost every town has an interesting one)
• châteaux, abbeys, forts (e.g. Josselin, Pontivy)
• prehistoric sites (Carnac)
• boating and fishing on sea or river or carp pond (Blavet and Scorffe rivers)
• sea cruises to nearby islands (Ile de Groix off Lorient, Belle-Ile en Mer off Vannes)
• mediaeval buildings, festivals and markets (Hennebont, Auray)
• zoos, petting farms, horse riding and nature parks
• art and exhibitions
• surf, sea and sand (Larmor Plage, Guidel, Quiberon, Concarneau)
• historic towns and cities (Vannes, Quimper)
• rambling and cycling (Plouay)
• culture and festivals (Lorient International Celtic festival in August)
• aquariums (Vannes and Brest)
• not least, Breton food specialities – seafood (mussels, oysters, etc.), crêpes
Plouay has its own tourist information centre and brochures are available at the property on all the attractions in the area.

Plouay

These are just a few of the tourist attractions in the immediate area (within 30 minutes drive):

• International Celtic Festival, Lorient, 1st - 10th August 2014 (www.festival-interceltique.com)
• Aquanature Park at Priziac (www.parc-aquanature.com)
• Cruises from Larmor Plage (Lorient) to Ile de Groix
• Canoeing, kayaks and river cruises on the Blavet river
• Carp fishing: www.blavetvalleylakes.com
• Several riding schools/stables in close proximity and equestrian shows at Hennebont during August (www.haras-hennebont.fr)
• 'Odyssaum' at Pont-Scorffe detailing the adventures of the salmon (www.odyssaum.fr)
• Zoo at Pont-Scorffe (www.zoo-pont-scorffe.com)
• Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarle, Lorient (www.citevoile-tabarly.com) – interactive sailing exhibition
• Melrand : village year 1000 (www.melrand-village-an-mil.info) – recreation of a middle Ages village. Also, Quistinic: Breton village of olden times (www.poul-fetan.com)
• Stained glass courses at Ty Skol (www.tyskol.com)
• Plouay bicycle museum and 'velodrome'. Plouay has an annual 'Grand Prix' - 4 days of cycle races on the last weekend of August when the town is packed with cycling enthusiasts: http://www.grandprix-plouay.com/

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jill S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
25 Mar 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 May 2011. Located in Morbihan, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Mar 2017.

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“What a find!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2016

Fantastique! Everything was even better than it looked in the pictures! Top notch accommodation in a great location for a peaceful holiday for parents and plenty to do for children. This is a holiday home provided by an attentive couple who want you to enjoy your break and have taken a lot of care in designing the gite to ensure that you will. Clean, spacious and bright accommodation with great views from a feature window, a beautifully fitted kitchen opening onto a cozy lounge/dining area, and airy bathrooms with power showers - everything it top of the range. All set in plenty of land for the kids to play in and an enormous heated saltwater swimming pool next to a games room to keep everyone constantly amused. And a sauna to boot! And all located in a beautiful and easily accessible part of France with plenty of pretty villages, towns, countryside, rivers and beaches to visit as and when you want to. What's not to like?

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for all these favourable comments.

“countryside peace with modern amenities”

Reviewed 7 May 2013

Stayed 6 days with relatives at this clean, modern gite beautifully retrofitted in an old farm dairy. Jill, our host, was kind and helpful. We went off each day in different directions to explore Brittany, but enjoyed the comforts of the place when we were there -- a well-equipped little kitchen, modern bathrooms, comfortable beds. There were lots of movies to watch, wifi, an extensive sound system we didn't use, and a games room we did. It's off the beaten track, so not easy to find, but Jill provided good directions and the GPS helped. Two villages nearby to supply breakfast croissants and such. They have plans to add a sauna, pool, tennis courts...soon, people will come and never leave!

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