Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin

You sent a message to this owner.

The south facing front garden is a great place to eat lunch.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/20/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Josselin cottage description

La Ville au Tady stands in over 1 acre of gardens. It is a traditional Breton longère, or long-house, built 1868. It has been fully renovated while retaining its charm and character.

Located in a small hamlet in Southern Brittany, the local village of Guegon is just a few minutes drive through scenic country lanes. Within the village you will find several bars, a general store and the essential boulangerie for fresh baked bagguettes and croissants.

The area is perfect for exploring on foot or cycling, with a designated cycle route passing through the hamlet. The medieval town of Josselin with its famous chateau, 17th Century buildings, bars and restaurants is an easy 10 minute drive. Brittany’s largest inland lake is located just outside Josselin, with swimming and water sport facilities. Superb beaches are to be found all along the nearby Morbihan coast which is said to have 365 small Islands, one to explore for each day of the year.

There are many interesting small villages and larger towns in the region. Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market. Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July. Carnac has excellent beaches but it is world famous for being an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. There is comprehensive information on places to visit and suggestions for activities on our personal web site (link below).

The cottage stands in over one acre of fenced garden. There are several fruit trees and a sweet chestnut to provide welcome shade in the summer months. If vacationing in the autumn, you are welcome to help yourselves to any windfall. There is parking for two cars on a drive at the front. The rear of the cottage affords wonderful views over the garden. A patio at the rear provides an informal seating area for barbecues. A mown path through the grass provides views over surrounding fields and rolling countryside. A charcoal barbecue and garden furniture are provided.

Keywords: Cottage, gite, longere, farmhouse

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age for renters is 21 years....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Children welcome. Child's cutlery/plates provided. Baby bath. Fire guard. Window locks to low level dormer windows. Childrens indoor and oudoor games provided....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside the cotage please....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                For the benefit of all our guests, including those with allergies, we do not allow pets....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Goose Room: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Accesible from staircase in second lounge....moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 double, 1 baby crib

                French antique Louis XV style walnut bed....moreless

              • Cot provided in master bedroom - mattress provided please bring own cot bedding. Additional fold-up single guest bed provided to allow greater flexibility of sleeping arrangements....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Main bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Full size bath with shower over, toilet and twin sinks....moreless

              • Shower room: toilet, shower

                On groundfloor....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A good selection of local travel guides. Also a selection of novels and books with a local history connection. ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Selection of board games, jigsaws etc....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Small selection of Celtic/Breton music CDs....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Sky satellite TV with UK free to air TV channels and radio (BBC1, ITV, C4, News24, R1, R2, etc)....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Portable LCD TV/DVD unit provided, can receive terrestrial French TV if required....moreless

              • Toys:

                A selection of outdoor children's games/toys e.g. balls, boules etc....moreless

              • Video Library:

                A variety of DVDs to suit adult and children tastes provided....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    The cottage is set in a rural hamlet of 4 detached properties, in it's own fenced grounds....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    The kitchen has a small table and 4 chairs. The dining area in the main lounge contains a large oak table and chairs for 6 persons....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Computer Available:

                    Lap-top computer provided (Windows 8)....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Large original inglenook fireplace in main lounge....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Thermostatic electric radiators provided to all rooms. Main lounge on wall thermostat. Other rooms independently controlled radiators. ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free internet provided via Wi-Fi. Bring your own devices or have free use of our laptop for checking email and web browsing. ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linen available for rent, at additional cost, by arrangement if required. Please enquire....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large living room with feature fireplace and wood burning stove. Two 3 seater sofas. DVD player, radio, CD player....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Drive parking to the front of the cottage. Additional parking off road outside cottage....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Plenty of space on either the grass verge to the front of the cottage, or on a grassed area....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    French telephone provided. Calls charged at local cost according to France Telecom rates - cheaper than mobiles and free to receive calls....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Towels available for rent, at additional cost, by arrangement if required. Please enquire....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Automatic washing machine located in utility area. Washing powder & fabric conditioner provided....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Large wood burning stove, great for off-season breaks. Logs supplied....moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Large wood burning stove. Free logs provided....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Filter coffee maker provided, together with filter papers....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Quality Le Creuset cast iron pans provided together with all utensils you will require....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes and glassware provided....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fitted kitchen with all equipment required for a comfortable stay. Breakfast table & 4 chairs....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Electric oven....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    We aim to provide a selection of herbs/spices, olive & vegetable oil, vinegars etc. subject to stocking....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Fridge and seperate freezer....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 burner gas hob....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    3 adult mountain bikes, child's mountain bike, childs tow-a-long bike and child cycle seat available. Many opportunities for local cycling - see our web site for further details....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Rear gravel patio with hardwood table & 6 chairs. Hardwood table and 6 chairs provided for front garden....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 4 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn 2014
                  Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  £59
                  £395
                  Winter 2014
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  £49
                  £295
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £450
                  New Year 14/15
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £450
                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £49
                  £295
                  Spring 2015
                  Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £59
                  £395
                  Summer 2015
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £650
                  Autumn 2015
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £59
                  £395
                  Winter 2015
                  Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £49
                  £295
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  £49

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Minimum stay in July and August (peak season) is 1 week Saturday to Saturday. Off season bookings can be flexible for length of stay and arrival/departure days.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


                  Please wait... Pay with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/20/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  52 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Rennes
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Guegon
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Saint Malo
                  14 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Ploermel
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Guegon
                  28 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Vannes

                  Car: Necessary

                  There are many interesting small villages and larger towns in the region, and certainly more than you could explore in a two week holiday. Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market. Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July. Carnac has excellent beaches but is also world famous for being an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. There is comprehensive information on places to visit and suggestions for activities on our personal web site.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: La Ville au Tady is owned by Martin, Esther, Beth & Meg and we live in the UK. After many happy summer holidays in France, we decided to buy our own holiday cottage in Brittany. After many months of property hunting, we discovered a traditional longère in the countryside and fell in love with it. We feel very lucky to own such a beautiful old house, and invite you to share it when we are not holidaying there ourselves. We believe there is an ethical dimension to owning a second home, so we price our weeks reasonably and aim to have the cottage occupied for most of the year. In this way we can help contribute to the local economy by employing our cleaner and gardener, and help generate income for local businesses. We encourage you to use the local village stores whenever possible. We would prefer to reduce our prices for late availability rather than remain empty, so provide a 25% discount for arrivals within 30 days.

                  Why the Owner Chose Josselin:
                  Our cottage has been used as a holiday home for many years, and so presents a fairly unique opportunity to stay in a traditional longère that retains many of its original features. The exterior of the longère is much the same as when it was built in 1868. It is a traditional farm house of the region, and the internal renovations have preserved the character with exposed beams and fireplace hearth consisting of a massive granite stone. The cottage is located in a quiet rural hamlet of four properties, and yet is just five minutes from the local village with boulangerie, village store, and bars. We are ten minutes from Josselin, one of the best small towns in Brittany.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This is our holiday home, and it is furnished and equipped with all the homely touches that will make it feel like you are a guest staying in a friends house, rather than a paying customer in a commercial holiday property. We invite you to share our books, our games, and our bikes. When we holiday at La Ville au Tady we love doing so many different things! These are some of our favourites - countryside walks; swimming in the nearby open air pool or lake; cycling along the quiet country lanes; shopping for fresh local produce at Josselin market; picnic lunches in the sunny garden; exploring local towns and villages; meals out at one of the many good restaurants in Josselin; trips to the beach; or else just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book in the garden.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

                  Loading...
                  1 of 44
                   

                  Photos

                  • The south facing front garden is a great place to eat lunch.

                    The south facing front garden is a great place to eat lunch.

                  • A large chestnut beamed lounge/diner provides plenty of space to eat and relax

                    A large chestnut beamed lounge/diner provides plenty of space to eat and relax

                  • Spacious master bedroom with antique French bed and oak flooring

                    Spacious master bedroom with antique French bed and oak flooring

                  • Kitchen with breakfast table, dishwasher, and everything else you will need for your stay.

                    Kitchen with breakfast table, dishwasher, and everything else you will need for your stay.

                  • The Goose bedroom is under the eaves at the front of the cottage.

                    The Goose bedroom is under the eaves at the front of the cottage.

                  • The borders contain cottage perennials including Iris, hortensia, fuschia, roses etc.

                    The borders contain cottage perennials including Iris, hortensia, fuschia, roses etc.

                  • Spacious, private front garden ideal for relaxing in lounger chairs provided.

                    Spacious, private front garden ideal for relaxing in lounger chairs provided.

                  • Relaxing in the hammock in dappled shade is a great pleasure :)

                    Relaxing in the hammock in dappled shade is a great pleasure :)

                  • Nearby Chateau Josselin on the banks of the Nantes-Brest Canal, just 10 mins drive.

                    Nearby Chateau Josselin on the banks of the Nantes-Brest Canal, just 10 mins drive.

                  • The Saturday street market at Josselin is the best place to buy fresh local food.

                    The Saturday street market at Josselin is the best place to buy fresh local food.

                  • The Duke's Lake has a beach, swimming, windsurfing, sailing, walks, golf & café.

                    The Duke's Lake has a beach, swimming, windsurfing, sailing, walks, golf & café.

                  • Wonderful beaches & towns to explore all along the south Moribhan coast.

                    Wonderful beaches & towns to explore all along the south Moribhan coast.

                  • Private rear garden of cottage from shade of fruit trees.

                    Private rear garden of cottage from shade of fruit trees.

                  • Two comfortable sofas and a log stove for chilly evenings off-season.

                    Two comfortable sofas and a log stove for chilly evenings off-season.

                  • View of rear garden from master bedroom dormer window, a lovely spot to sit and read.

                    View of rear garden from master bedroom dormer window, a lovely spot to sit and read.

                  • Second lounge with satellite TV, DVD player, laptop, music system, iPod player.

                    Second lounge with satellite TV, DVD player, laptop, music system, iPod player.

                  • The third bedroom has two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and Velux window.

                    The third bedroom has two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and Velux window.

                  • Rear lavendar terrace another great place to eat outdoors.

                    Rear lavendar terrace another great place to eat outdoors.

                  • The rear garden extends to the Chestnut trees in the distance!

                    The rear garden extends to the Chestnut trees in the distance!

                  • Quiet country lanes to explore on foot or cycle straight from the cottage door.

                    Quiet country lanes to explore on foot or cycle straight from the cottage door.

                  • One of the many medieval half-timbered buildings in historic Josselin.

                    One of the many medieval half-timbered buildings in historic Josselin.

                  • There's a great choice of cafes and restaurants in the local town of Josselin.

                    There's a great choice of cafes and restaurants in the local town of Josselin.

                  • Vannes is a great town town to visit for a day trip, Wed & Sat are market days.

                    Vannes is a great town town to visit for a day trip, Wed & Sat are market days.

                  • Carnac beach is rated as one of the best in France.

                    Carnac beach is rated as one of the best in France.

                  VRBO #155232

                  There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

                  £49 - £93 per night (GBP)
                  4

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 09/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Get an instant quote
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 09/20/2014
                  Email owner

                  +44 1282459080
                  Available 8am-8pm UK time.

                  Please wait... Pay with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property via Email

                  Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin

                  Josselin #155232

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.