Welcome to St Maude, a country cottage set in 4.5 acres of gardens and woodland. Ideal for nature lovers, sit and relax and watch the buzzards and sparrow hawks circling or take a walk through the woods where you can try and spot the local wildlife. Fox and badger are regular visitors here and you may even spot deer if you're up early enough! The cottage is situated in a tranquil country setting, yet the local village is just 2 mins away and the historical market town of Rostrenen, with its excellent selection of shops and restaurants, is a short 15 minute drive. Guests have access to our heated indoor swimming pool 9m x 4m.
Cottage in Plouray, Nr. Pontivy Area, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Central Location For Beaches, Lakes And Sites Of Interest
Graham or Dawn
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
About Graham or Dawn
Graham and Dawn are 50 somethings who have lived in Brittany for 14 years. We moved here for a quieter life with more time to enjoy our many and varied interests.
Graham or Dawn purchased this House in 2008
Why Graham or Dawn chose Plouray
We bought our property because of it's location amidst wooded hills with lots of lakes and rivers nearby. It is a joy to wake up and be surrounded by picturesque countryside.
What makes this House unique
We love the fact that we have a choice as to how we live. One day you can be completely isolated, losing the day just pottering around the woods and gardens, and on the next day we can be partying at a local fete or dining with friends and neighbours.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Absolutely perfect! Exceeded all hopes! Best holiday home we have ever stayed in.
Graham and Dawn were the perfect hosts, there whenever you wanted a chat but equally, very sensitive to your needs of privacy. Everything is very private, we had the whole garden and pool to ourselves. The gite was bigger than we had expected from the photos and was beautifully decorated and maintained. It was so peaceful and yet there was so much to explore. We didn’t travel more than an hour and a half from the gite and yet we ran out of time to explore all the wonderful places. A trip to the coast didn’t seem far while passing through beautiful little villages. The lakes nearby were perfect for a swim with lovely clear water. We would love to return and bring our bikes since there was so much to explore nearby. The Buddhist temple just 5 minutes away was amazing. We loved having our fresh pastries and baguette in the morning then heading out for the day. In the afternoon the children were straight in the pool for hours! The pool was amazing, again much bigger than in seemed in the photos. We then had our evening meal in the garden, my favourite time enjoying a glass of wine in the evening sun watching the rabbits and listening to the woodpecker...so relaxing and peaceful. The children loved all the channels on the TV, the beds were even comfier than at home. I loved lying in bed with the window open all night...so peaceful. I spend months looking for holiday accommodation and we always look for luxury. This was my favourite by far, it just had everything with the perfect hosts as well. Graham and Dawn were so lovely, friendly and approachable. If you are thinking of booking DO IT, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I want to return in October so we can try the wood burner! Plus there is so much more we haven’t seen. I could go on...
Fantastic gite and excellent hosts
A beautifully built and maintained gite with amazing indoor pool, great garden and outdoor eating area. Dawn and Graham are extremely helpful and generous hosts.
Lovely place - lovely people.
Very nice cottage, warm and welcoming owners, great location and having use of own indoor pool was icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend.
Exceptional holiday home in wonderful location
Just returned from spending a week at this glorious Gite in St Maude. After a long journey we received a very warm welcome from Dawn and Graham to their superbly equipped Gite in a beautiful setting. Everything is provided, so it feels like home from home and has been the perfect base to explore the area and visit family. We would love to return again in the future.
Absolutely perfect Holiday home in a beautiful location.
Absolutely perfect Holiday home in a beautiful location.
We have stayed in several holiday rentals in France but we must say that this was the best; it was perfectly clean and supplied with absolutely everything you could ever need in a holiday home. The kitchen was brilliant and spacious and it was a pleasure to cook and dine in. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and perfect for groups of adults and families. The picturesque grounds and abundance of wildlife are a constant source of entertainment but Graham and Dawn have gone the extra mile with their addition of a trampoline, swing and fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. This is a professionally run holiday rental service with the right amount of support when you need it and space when you don’t. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to you.
Karen and Chris Saltmarsh
Exactly as described, great peaceful retreat.
Clean and well maintained property, lovely outdoor area with everything you need provided. Indoor pool is great for all weather conditions. Graeme and Dawn are very friendly, able to assist you with anything you need. Thoroughly recommended.
We are centrally situated for the coast with the nearest beaches at Lorient less than 1 hour away.
The lake at Priziac is 15 mins drive and has canoes, kayaks etc.
Lac de Guerledan, with boats and bathing is 35 mins away.
An excellent new swimming pool is available at Pontivy, 30 mins drive.
The nearest airports are Rennes (1hr50), Brest (1hr30) or Dinard(1hr50). All have hire car facilities.
The ferry ports of St Malo and Roscoff are approximately 1hr 45 mins drive.
We recommend you have a vehicle as we are in a rural location.
Nearest village Plouray is 2 mins drive
Buddhist Centre 5 mins drive
Nearest town Rostrenen, 15 mins drive
Langonnet Abbey, 10 mins
Our local village, Plouray has a post office, bakers, village store, garage, doctor and bank.
Brittany, in general, has an abundance of things to see and do.
Beaches, lakes, water sports, medieval towns and villages etc.
In summer there are hundreds of fetes where you can hear local music, watch Breton dancing and eat the local delicacies - seafood and crepes are the thing here!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer. Check in time is 15.00 hours, check out time is before 10.30 hours. We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking. The balance to be paid not less than 6 weeks before arrival date. In addition to the rental fee we will require a £100 refundable security deposit. Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we will be flexible where possible. Arrival time 4pm, departure 10.30am.