Set amidst the beautiful rolling Morbihan countryside, in a tranquil, idyllic sylvan setting with a large secluded shared heated pool and 30 acres of lawns, woodland, meadows and a stream to explore, Couetilliec Cottages is an exclusive hamlet of 5 charming C17th and C18th stone cottages. The large heated swimming pool (11.5m X 5m X2m max. depth) is open from May to September inclusive.
We also offer our guests a 20% saving on Brittany Ferries channel crossings and discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours, which is based on site for your enjoyment.
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway. It is also great for families with one baby. The all important boulangerie, is 2.5 miles by car, bike or foot and is conveniently located next to a bar that serves excellent coffee on a wide pavement facing the impressive village church.
The cottage has an open-plan tiled ground-floor comprising: A well appointed U-shaped fitted kitchen with generous worktop areas, electric multifunction oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine. The dining area has an Oak drop-leaf table, 2 upholstered Oak chairs and a wall-mounted electric heater. The lounge area has a 2-seater sofa, a Panasonic 32" LCD smart TV with English free-to-air satelliteTV and French terrestrial TV and a Panasonic BluRay player. The south facing french doors open onto timber decking with uninterrupted views across the laws to the woodland below: ideal for spotting the local wildlife, especially at dawn or dusk. A mid-flight quarter turn wooden staircase (please see 'visitor suitability' below), with under stairs storage, leads to the bedroom and bathroom. There is a wall-mounted electric heater along with a well-stocked bookcase complete with board games and information leaflets. Upstairs comprises: Bright and airy double aspect bedroom, the double bed is conveniently positioned between two east and west facing Velux windows affording, on clear nights, a spot of stargazing whilst lying in bed. There are original oak 'A' frames and a further east facing Velux window. The east facing widows have views across the lawn to a ruined stone barn and the rolling Morbihan countryside beyond. The west facing window has views across the lawn to the ruined cider-mill (le pressoir) beyond. Matching pine bedroom furniture includes bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and a full length mirror. There is a wall-mounted heater and a compact walk-in wardrobe. A door leads into the bathroom with toilet, hand basin, bath with mixer shower over, a west facing feature Juliet style window with views across the lawn to the ruined cider-mill beyond (le pressoir). By request we will supply stair-gates, cot, high-chair, plastic plates and beakers. The cottage also has free Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing).
The cottage retains many period features such as ground-floor ceiling beams (7' headroom) and Oak 'A' frames on the first-floor ceiling (max 6'6" headroom). The over-bath shower is built in to the eaves and showering headroom is restricted to 6' by the sloping ceiling. As you ascend the staircase a ceiling beam is 6' 1" above a staircase tread.
Outside, the south-facing secluded timber decking provides a lovely spot for sunbathing, al fresco dining, wildlife viewing, reading a good book or simply relaxing listening to birdsong and taking in the view. A set of teak garden furniture, parasol, and charcoal BBQ are on the deck. The timber deck also benefits from uninterrupted views down across sweeping lawns to the woodland beyond - it's simply a magical spot.
The large (11.5m X 5m X 2m max. depth) heated swimming pool is open from May to September inclusive. Roman steps give ease of access and sun loungers are positioned on the large surrounding patio. The pool area is fenced and access via a locking gate. The pool is in a secluded position and flanked on three sides by a sweeping lawn with woodland beyond.
Price includes a welcome basket (for stays of 7 or more nights), cleaning products, bed linen, bath mats, hand, bath and tea towels, please bring your own pool / beach towels. Electric heating for winter lets only.
You will find lots to see and do at the many local attractions as Couetilliec Cottages is ideally located midway between the Lac de Guerledan and the medieval towns of Vannes and Pontivy, and the stunning Morbihan coastline within 25 miles. Close to fishing, golf, horse-riding, wonderful medieval towns and beaches, Hazel cottage offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Or just sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility in the heated swimming pool, extensive lawns, woodland and meadow. Couetilliec Cottages are at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise so everybody can relax and play in safety. It is also a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen red squirrel, deer, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees and most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If you are keen photographer or artist the opportunities are endless and if you enjoy cycling check out our Brittany Cycle Tours website.
Hazel cottage is 1 of 5 cottages in an exclusive hamlet and outside the peak season you will more than likely have all that Couetilliec Cottages has to offer to yourself.