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Charming Brittany Thatched Cottages with Private Heated Swimming Pool - Le Pressoir & Le Fournil (Sleep 4/5) - Details for La Chaumiere (sleeps 4/5) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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With an abundance of charm and character, La Garenne's 4 romantic thatched cottages are delightfully situated in a peaceful country valley with glorious views across our 15 acre field and well tended gardens, sloping down to the gently meandering River Blavet. Superbly renovated, with high quality interiors, it has been said that these cottages, which date back over 200 years, are amongst the most beautiful in Brittany. Our grounds have colourful flowers and extensive areas of lawn. Facilities include table tennis, badminton, swings, and heated swimming pool with terrace, loungers, alarm and security fence with lockable gate. There is a bar and restaurant 10-15min stroll along the scenic tow-path which is also great for cycling and walking. Historic towns with wonderful market days are not far. Several superb sandy beaches 20-30 mins' drive. La Garenne is a safe and friendly place for children and the views are magnificent. Please see our own 'select cottages' website for more photos & customer reviews.
The numerous facilities at La Garenne include a private heated swimming pool (open mid May to September inclusive, with roll on thermal cover to reduce the night time heat loss), table tennis, badminton, swings and boules. The 3 acres of fenced grounds have colourful flowers and extensive areas of lawn. Each cottage has its own private patio with garden furniture, BBQ and private parking. Gate access to the tow-path and river. The river is popular for fishing and boat trips. Canoeing & kayaking are available locally. Cycle hire with delivery to La Garenne is also available locally. There is an authentic Breton family restaurant/bar only a 10-15 minute stroll along the scenic tow-path. Sandy beaches 20 - 30 mins by car.
In the area: Carnac with its famous Megalithic stones and excellent beach is 30 - 40 mins. The small town of Languidic with all facilities including a market day is approximately 5 mins' drive. There are 5 golf courses within 40 minutes. Stroll or cycle on the tow-path watching the herons and cormorants fishing in the river. For further information, please email or phone 07739 905600. Or visit our website for more information, photos, and online booking.
Features: Smell the freshness of the air and soak up the sun by the pool with glorious views of this peaceful wooded valley. These gorgeous 200 year old thatched cottages have an absolutely stunning setting and are so beautiful that you will find photos of them in French tourist literature in Brittany.
Private heated swimming pool with level 1m shallow end and slope to 2.2m deep end. Small baby pools available. Full paved terrace. Plenty of loungers with cushions and parasols. Security alarm, discreet safety fence and lockable gate, ensuring young children are safe at all times.
Please note: Our swimming pool is open from mid May until the end of September. Weather permitting we aim to keep the temperature at around 80°F (26/27 °C) during July and August, high 70's F (25°C) during June and mid 70's F (23/24°C) during May and September. If there is an unseasonally cold spell this may alter by a degree or two.
Table tennis, badminton, boules, croquet, swings and other outdoor games available
Laundry room with 2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers and La Grange additionally has its own washing machine.
All inclusive prices - there are no extras! Linen and towels (including tea towels), cleaning and welcome hamper are included in the rental price. An initial supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, hand soaps, shower gel, shampoo, toilet paper, sponges, scourers and other cleaning items will be there in the cottage for your arrival. There is generally enough of each item for several days.
Three acres of safe fenced grounds with colourful flowers and extensive areas of lawn gently sloping down to the towpath beside the meandering River Blavet
Access the towpath besides the river through our gate with a stiff latch located at the top of the gate so only adults can undo the latch.
Bar and restaurant 10 to 15 minutes' stroll along the towpath beside the Pont Neuf bridge.
The valley of the River Blavet is known as the Vallee Verte (Green Valley). It is a conservation area and La Garenne sits on its own with magnificent views South across the valley. It really is a unique location and your first glimpse of La Garenne is from about 1km away as you drive up the little lane beside the river.
The area is also a haven for wildlife. One visitor spotted (and noted down) over 40 different types of bird in one week, including Cormorants, Herons and Kingfishers on the river. The valley is peaceful, the air fresh and the stars at night are something to behold.
In Summer Brittany is light until much later than in the UK. You can barbecue dinner in our beautiful grounds soaking up the warm evening sun and enjoy the lovely views with a glass of chilled wine.
With a mild climate La Garenne is also ideal for a Spring or Autumn break. Imagine curling up on the sofa with a good book and glass of fine red wine in front of a roaring log fire on a crisp autumn evening. In fact, tell us what time you are arriving and Jeanine will have your cottage warm, beds turned down, log fire crackling with wine, bottle opener and glasses ready on the kitchen table for you.
Each cottage has both electric heating and a huge wood burning stove. In our Summer season, from 1 May to 30 September, everything is fully inclusive, so firewood and electricity are included in the price.
In the low season (i.e. before 30 April and after 1 October), the electricity charge is, where possible, calculated according to meter reading and usage. If this is not possible, we also have standard rates we can apply based upon average usage for that time of year. This is usually deducted from the refundable breakage deposit. The same with firewood, we have a large wood store and we buy in the logs by the cubic metre, then simply ask you to pay for what you use.
Booklets on Brittany, tourist information on things to see and do, suggested restaurants and a full house information folder are there to help you get the best out of your stay.
Our Caretaker, the vivacious Jeanine is ever present with her French joie-de-vivre. She spends endless hours tending our gardens, ensuring every detail is taken care of and simply adores La Garenne.
La Garenne's stunning location has been used for many special occasions - be it a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, golf or corporate gathering? La Garenne is perfect for up to 20. Just let us know the occasion and we can arrange to have something special in the cottage for your arrival. La Grange and La Chaumiere can be linked to create accommodation for 10-12.
Sorry, we do not allow pets at any of our properties.
Travel to France is becoming increasingly expensive, with ferry and flight prices going up each year. We are pleased to be able to offer all our customers a minimum of 20% off all Brittany Ferries' fares, as well as tunnel discounts.

Details for La Chaumiere (sleeps 4/5) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom: Pontivy Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1314ha

This was the original farm cottage, it bursts with character & has a huge feature fireplace & date stone with 1784 as the year La Chaumiere was built. With colourful flower borders and rose framed veranda from which to enjoy the wonderful views, it is also full of massive oak beams, exposed stone & lots of charm. A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Private heated swimming pool with discreet fence and safety alarm set in 3 acres of lawns with table tennis, badminton, swings, boules and gate access to the towpath beside the river. Lounge with wood-burning stove (logs and electric heating available on request), dining area, fitted kitchen with fridge, freezer, electric hob, oven, microwave & dishwasher. CD player with CDs, books and games for all ages. Double bedroom and twin bedded room all with new super comfy five star beds, bathroom with bath & powerful shower. Hairdryer and iron. Foldaway bed, or cot with highchair and stairgate available on request.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 0 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Double Bedroom: 1 double


  • Twin room with 2 single beds: 2 twin/ single

    2 single beds & can accommodate cot or child's foldaway bed...moreless

  • Double Bedroom with one double bed and Twin Bedroom with 2 single beds. A cot or foldaway bed suitable for children is available on request....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Family bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • Family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and toilet.

Other Amenities

  • Historic thatched cottage with wooden beams and wood burning stove.


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: £
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Week 32
Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

Week 34
Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

Week 35
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

Week 36
Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 37
Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 38
Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 39
Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 40
Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 41
Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 42
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 43
Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2015
5 night min stay

Week 44
Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2015
5 night min stay


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From May to September inclusive, all electricity,firewood, linen and bathroom towels are provided free of charge. From October to April inclusive, linen and towels are provided free of charge but electricity and firewood are extras - please ask for details. Our swimming pool is open and heated from mid May through until mid September and sometimes to the end of September.

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Things to do and see:

Poul Fetan is a magnificently restored medieval village 'museum' just 10 to 15 minutes' drive from La Garenne. In summer they dress in period costume and there are demonstrations of arts and crafts from a bygone era.


The towpath beside the river is fabulous for cycling. No hills, no cars and just the occasional other cyclist or walker and an ever changing landscape as the river meanders through glorious countryside. Take your own bikes or hire them from the bike shop at nearby Lochrist. Their bikes are superb, reasonably priced and they even deliver to and collect from La Garenne. Helmets, children's bikes, baby chairs etc are all supplied.


Have a fun filled couple of hours hiring kayaks at the French National Kayaking Centre just a few minutes downstream from La Garenne. It's well priced, well organised, has a great slalom course and is safe for both adults and children.


The River Blavet teems with fish and we even have several families of otters who live on the riverbanks and can sometimes be seen early in the mornings on this stretch of the river.

Rambling, Tennis and Horse Riding are all available close by. Walk the Blavet valley, play tennis in Languidic or even have a go at Western Riding at Hennebont! All the details are in the cottages.

As well as the kayak hire mentioned above, boat trips can also be taken on the River Blavet upstream at the pretty town of St Nicholas des Eaux and also on the Golfe du Morbihan near Vannes. It is a huge bay nearly cut off from the open ocean. There are hundreds of small islands and it is a very popular place for boat trips and sailing.

Pont Scorff Zoo only about 20 minutes away is fun for all the family - even teenagers (my two loved it!). The Penguin Feeding is a highlight and many of our visitors have also commented on how much they enjoyed it.

There are 5 golf courses within 45 minutes' drive. The nearest being less than 30 minutes away. The golf courses in France are very well prepared and not as busy as the UK.

We are in the Department (County) of Morbihan, so we are near the south coast but central between the west and east of Brittany. The N165 dual carriage way runs close to the southern coast so most of the towns, beaches and places of interest in Southern Brittany are accessible within an hour's drive.


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  • La Garenne

    La Garenne

  • La Chaumiere Bedroom

    La Chaumiere Bedroom

  • La Chaumiere Kitchen

    La Chaumiere Kitchen

  • Le Pressoir Exterior

    Le Pressoir Exterior

  • Location! Location! Location!

    Location! Location! Location!

  • Cycle or walk along the River Blavet

    Cycle or walk along the River Blavet

  • Le Fournil and Heated Swimming Pool

    Le Fournil and Heated Swimming Pool

  • The famous beach at Carnac

    The famous beach at Carnac

  • Le Pressoir Lounge

    Le Pressoir Lounge

  • Le Fournil Dining Area

    Le Fournil Dining Area

  • La Chaumiere Double Bedroom

    La Chaumiere Double Bedroom

  • View of River Blavet from La Chaumiere

    View of River Blavet from La Chaumiere

  • La Chaumiere Bathroom

    La Chaumiere Bathroom

  • La Chaumiere Exterior

    La Chaumiere Exterior

  • La Chaumiere Lounge with Woodburner

    La Chaumiere Lounge with Woodburner

  • Exterior of La Grange and La Chaumiere

    Exterior of La Grange and La Chaumiere

  • 3 Acres of Gardens and Path to the River Blavet

    3 Acres of Gardens and Path to the River Blavet

  • Kayak along the River Blavet

    Kayak along the River Blavet

  • Guidel Beach

    Guidel Beach

  • Le Pressoir Bedroom

    Le Pressoir Bedroom

  • Le Fournil Lounge

    Le Fournil Lounge

  • Le Pressoir Kitchen

    Le Pressoir Kitchen

  • Le Fournil Exterior

    Le Fournil Exterior

  • View of River Blavet from La Garenne

    View of River Blavet from La Garenne

£595 - £1,995 per week (GBP) View calendar: Updated 07/28/15
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