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

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 baguettes 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

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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:

    We provide a good selection of local guide books and maps. We also have a selection of novels and local interest books. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A games box in the 2nd lounge contains a variety of board games, jigsaws e.g. chess, Trivial Pursuit. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a collection of Celtic and local Breton music CDs for your to listen to. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV via Sky Box receives usual free to air TV channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod docking station with aux input for connection to any phone/device. CD and radio players in both lounges....moreless

  • Television:

    LCD TV with FreeSat English TV channels e.g. BBC, ITV, Ch4 etc. connected to DVD player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a large collection of DVDs available for your use to suit most tastes. ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • 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 quiet rural hamlet of 4 detached properties, in it's own fenced grounds....moreless

  • Village:

    Our local village of Guegon is just a 5 min drive through scenic country lanes. There is a bar, small supermarket and boulangerie within the village....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 dining table is located to the rear of the large open plan lounge and seats 6 persons comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Outdoor line to hang clothes. Also indoor drying rack....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large inglenook fireplace with massive granite hearth stone....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric radiators throughout the cottage....moreless

  • Internet:

    Our WiFi is always on. Free use of our laptop to access the internet. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens can be provided at a cost of £15 per person or you may bring your own (duvet cover, sheet, pillow cases). ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a large comfortable living room with 2 x 3 seater sofas. There is a small DVD player here to watch films and the wood fire. CD player and iPod speaker. 2nd lounge with TV/DVD/CD player. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off road parking at the front of the cottage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    You may use our France Telecom landline phone at cost (calls up to £5 of value free)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own towels. Alternatively if you are paying additionally for linens we will provide the towels (bath towels, hand towels, kitchen towel and tea-towel)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washing machine is provided in the ground floor bathroom together with free supplies of washing powder and fabric conditioner. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    A large and efficient wood burning stove makes for cosy nights in during off-season breaks. Logs provided free of charge....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee maker which uses ground coffee (filter papers provided)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    We aim to provide many of the small items to make life easier: cooking oil, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt & pepper, coffee filter papers, kitchen towel, kitchen foil, cling film....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove (4 burners)....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We provide a variety of bikes to suit adults and children, together with a child's seat and tag-along bike. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A rear patio with table and chairs for 6 persons provides an ideal spot to eat meals outdoors during the summer. We provide lounger/relaxer chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have about 1 acre of garden. There are front, side and rear lawns together with a small orchard and wooded field. The front garden has an outdoor table and 6 chairs for outdoor eating. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A portable charcoal barbecue is available for your use. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$856

Changeover Day: Saturday

Autumn 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$86
$546
Winter 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2016
5 night min stay
$66
$415
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$65

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. Please include in your request to book if you require bed linen/towels and the number of sets (£15 per person/set).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rennes
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Guegon
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Saint Malo
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ploermel
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Josselin
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 Guégon, France:
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

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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.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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