Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- 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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Broadband Access
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- Outdoor Grill
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- 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....moreless
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Fabulous CottageGuest comment entered by owner
The cottage was excellent - absolutely fab. We couldn't fault it. Everything was there for us. We loved the fact that we didn't have to buy washing up liquid etc which costs a lot and you never use it all. Loved that we had plenty of outdoor chairs as well. We had a fantastic holiday. Lovely and peaceful. Would love to go back there again.
- Guest Alison Pooler. Staffordshire, UK.
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
An excellent cottageGuest comment entered by owner
An excellent cottage
We would rate the cottage as excellent. It was exactly as the website described, we found the cottage clean and equipped to a very good standard. The cottage had a real 'homely' feel, it was peaceful and relaxing. I liked all the different seating areas in the garden. The visitor’s information folder was excellent, the information was clear and concise and we used lots of the suggestions for local places to visit.
- Guest Carole Young and family. Portsmouth.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
Excellent propertyGuest comment entered by owner
Overall we thought the cottage was excellent. It was well situated, attractive, roomy, comfortable and well equipped. The use of the bikes was much appreciated. We will recommend it to our friends.
- Guest Penelope P, Norfolk, UK
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
A lovely house, very peaceful, characterful.Guest comment entered by owner
A lovely house, very peaceful, characterful.
We had a lovely week at this gite. The Breton character of the gite has been well preserved. We liked the location and the countryside around La Ville au Tady. We especially liked watching the lizards sunbath on the old Breton clogs outside the kitchen window and around the outside of the gite. They were fascinating to watch when the weather was sunny. La Ville au Tady is such a peaceful small hamlet. The countryside around it is beautiful. We heard a cuckoo twice when out in the garden. I never hear this bird in Devon.
- Guest Peter & Cynthia, Devon, UK
- Date of stay 05/18/13
- Review Submitted 06/02/13
Beautiful, relaxing propertyGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful, relaxing property
I have stayed at La Ville au Tady 3 times and have always enjoyed our holidays. The property is beautiful, homely and fantastically equipped. The owners are very pleasant to deal with. The setting of the property is a particular benefit. The garden is very attractive and tranquil and the location of the property is quiet and peaceful whilst being in easy reach of many beautiful and interesting parts of Brittany. Nearby Josselin, is very historic with good restaurants (we like Le Guthelac), an imposing chateau, good supermarket and bakeries and a busy market on Saturdays The best self catering property I have ever stayed at.
- Guest Nathan & family, UK
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/11/13
Wonderful stayGuest comment entered by owner
We are departing your farm house this morning, everything was wonderful. The computer worked perfectly for updating my GPS and it came in handily to get us around, thank you again for your help. The cottage was wonderful and the fires at night were perfect.
- Guest Joshua & Andrea, Wyoming, USA.
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
Return visitGuest comment entered by owner
This is a return visit for us, and the cottage was once again excellent. We love the space, quiet, comfort, garden, lizards, bees, birds and butterflies. Thank you again. We hope to be back next year.
- Guest Dr Turner. North Berwick, UK.
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/03/12
We Loved it!Guest comment entered by owner
We Loved it!
The cottage was well equipped, obviously well-loved and clean in a lovely quiet location. We The things we liked were - that the cottage had a homely feel, all the outside sitting and dining areas, the use of the bikes, the garden, the location, the useful tourist information maps and book. Thank you for letting us stay and we'd like to go back again sometime.
- Guest Gaynor & Family, North Yorkshire, UK.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
Beautiful location in Brittany
Beautiful location in Brittany
A beautiful location for our week long stay. The house was as described and as seen in the pictures - very clean. The location was great for our trips to St. Malo, Mount St. Michel and Quiberon. The weather unfortunately was not too cooperative with rain and cool temperatures most of the week. We enjoyed using the bikes and the "third wheel" was great! The kitchen was well equipped and the living and dining room the perfect size for 4 adults and 2 kids.
- Guest Francetraveler (Vancouver, BC Canada)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 08/03/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Thanks for the best stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Thanks for the best stay!
Thank you so much for all your generosity. Your home was perfect. We had such a fine stay here. We all hate to leave and wish we had booked more time. The kids had so much fun playing in the huge yard. My husband wants another week just to hang out in the garden and read and sit in the kitchen in the early morning sipping his tea. Also thank you for the use of your laptop - it has made blogging and emailing so much easier than our iPhone. Thanks for the best stay!
- Guest Terry & family. California. USA.
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 06/29/12
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2014
5 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
5 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
7 night min stay
|New Year 14/15
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
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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.
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- Nearest Airport: Rennes at 52 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Saint Malo at 70 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Vannes at 28 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Guegon at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Ploermel at 14 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Guegon at 3 Miles
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 presnets a fairly unique opportunity to stay in a traditional longere 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 intite 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; cycling along the quiet country lanes; shopping for fresh local produce at Josellin 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.
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The sunny south facing cottage garden is a great place to eat lunch
A large oak beamed lounge/diner provides plenty of space to eat and relax
Spacious master bedroom with antique French bed and oak flooring
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 borders contain cottage perennials including Iris, hortensia, fuschia, roses etc.
Spacious, private front garden ideal for relaxing in lounger chairs provided.
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.
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.
Wonderful beaches & towns to explore all along the south Moribhan coast.
Private rear garden of cottage from shade of fruit trees.
The main lounge is a comfortable with two lage sofas and a log stove
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.
The third bedroom has two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and Velux window.
Rear lavendar terrace another great place to eat outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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