Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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
Member since: 2007
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early spring 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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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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.
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.
Links to more information:
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
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.
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.
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.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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