Gites in Blavet Valley, Quistinic, Near Baud, Southern Brittany

Child Friendly gites, each with own Private Heated Pool and Secure Gardens, Wi-F

Set in Countryside Offering Peace and Tranquility Yet with Beaches only a 35 min. Drive Away.

One and 2 Bedroom Gites (Sleeps up to 11) plus cot

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £260 - £499WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (1 bedroom)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pool with heating
    • Internet access


    Property description

    These beautiful granite Breton cottages are set within an acre, in a small friendly hamlet, within walking distance of the centre of Quistinic -with general store, crêperie, patisserie, 2 bars, doctors and pharmacy - With stone fireplaces and wood-burners the gites have been converted to a high standard, providing modern facilities, such as 32"/37" LCD TV, Wi-Fi, leather sofas, large walk-in showers, spacious bedrooms with king size beds, modern well equipped kitchen - La Vigne with it Amercian style fridge freezer with ice and drinks dispenser-, individual BBQ areas and private seating areas set within large landscape gardens. Outside each gite has its own 5m and 6m above-ground heated pool and south-facing sun terrace with paddling/baby pool for children. An excellant adult and child friendly games/playroom with table tennis, snooker, darts, table football and a secure corner for young children is provided. A welcome meal can be arranged for your arrival, or meals can be ordered for during your stay, which only need popping in the oven, after a day out.

    Accommodation description

    La Chouette (Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom) plus cot

    Kitchen/dining area with stainless steel 4 ring hob/oven/grill; microwave, fridge with ice box section, cafetiere, table and chairs for four, highchair available, washing machine in utility building. Lounge: leather settee/chair, TV/DVD player with satellite providing UK channels, bookcase with a selection of books, CD/DVDs and board/card games and colouring book/pens for the children, side tables, radio/CD player.
    Bathroom with large fully tiled shower room with large walk-in shower, toilet and basin, shaving point within wall light above mirror.
    Bedroom 1 sleeps a maximum of 4 people with king size bed and bunk beds recessed at one end of the room. The beamed, family bedroom is light and airy, benefiting from a high Velux window at one end, and an oak-framed double-glazed window at the other. The comfortable wooden king size bed provides views towards the garden and fields, and bunk beds at the curtained-off ‘children end’ of the room. A baby's cot can be added if necessary.

    Bedrooms: 1

    Bathrooms: 1

    Property Type: Cottage

    Suitable for the older and infirm guest as long as stairs and a couple of steps can be managed. Not suitable for wheelchair access as paths leading to the gites and outside areas are gravelled. Good access from the parking area just outside of each gite.

    Both gites have their own separate, heated and privately located above ground pools - La Chouettes' 5m. La Vignes' 6m. -(Pool available from May - September). In addition, each gite has its own secure private garden with swing/slide, BBQ, seating areas including child sized picnic table/chairs and sun loungers. Paddling pools are available for babies/toddlers. Chest with a selection of garden games. The sun terraces are south-facing with adjustable sun loungers. Adjacent is a grassed area suitable for children to play or to enjoy a meal under the walnut and fruit trees. La Vigne has a grapevine covered veranda to sit under directly outside the door, whilst La Chouette can enjoy their outdoor meals in the Breakfast Corner. Charcoal barbecue's are provided for each gite. We have a selection of adult and child bikes, plus a baby seat available (subject to reserving), free of charge Covered parking, to enable you to get into a cool car in the height of summer is also available.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Ideal for couples or families with each gite offering privacy, with its own heated pool, large secure garden. A games/playroom with snooker, table tennis, darts and secure toddler corner, providing shade from the sun.
    Linen and towels (not beach) provided together with a hairdryer, and an adapter plug, should you forget yours.

    A Welcome Pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bottle of wine, Breton cake and basic cleaning materials await your arrival. Please see link to our website on Contact Page for further info.

    Evening meals available from local chef.

    Children welcome: Equipment available (subject to reserving):Cot- full size wooden, highchair, stair gates, top and bottom, bed guard, baby bath, baby suction bath seat, changing mat, cupboard locks, socket guards, Baby Dan den playpen/fire guard, baby activity seat, baby monitor, baby/toddler addling pool, toddler slide, various swing sizes, covered sandpit.
    Not suitable for pets. No smoking in property.

    Location Type: River, Rural.


    La Chouette (Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom) plus cot prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    3 January 2015 - 1 May 2015 £ 260.00 4
    2 May 2015 - 29 May 2015 £ 310.00 4
    30 May 2015 - 10 July 2015 £ 385.00 7
    11 July 2015 - 28 August 2015 £ 499.00 7
    29 August 2015 - 25 September 2015 £ 385.00 7
    26 September 2015 - 18 December 2015 £ 299.00 4
    19 December 2015 - 8 January 2016 £ 385.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Price includes linen, towels (not beach), tea towels. Wood for woodburners, use of bicycles, 3 with toddler seats, a 3 bike car rack. A Welcome Pack with milk, coffee, tea, sugar, water, fruit juice, bottle of wine, cake or bread, together with basic essentials of soap, toilet/kitchen roll, herbs, foil, washing up liquid, dishcloth, matches, etc are included to get you started. We are also happy to get in provisons, at cost. Please see link to our website on contact page for further information

    Changeover day
    Saturday is the preferred changeover day during peak season, however at other times we can be flexible, so please ask. Arrival from 4pm. Departure time 10am. Please see link to our website on contact page for further information.

    Booking notes
    Please check the availability calendar on this site and contact us by email/telephone if you require further information. Booking forms/correspondence will be forwarded by email unless otherwise requested. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required when booking, balance (plus a returnable security deposit of £150) six weeks before the start of your holiday.
    A tax of 0.20 euro p.p night, payable on departure has been imposed since 01.01.2015.

    Please see link to our website on contact page.


    Gites in Blavet Valley, Quistinic, Near Baud, Southern Brittany

    About the area

    The river beach at Minezan (3 km) is perfect for days when you want to combine a walk or bike ride along the towpath along the River Blavet with a visit to the "beach" and a drink or ice-cream from the nearby rustic bar.

    Beaches are within a 35-40 min. (30km) drive away - 30 minutes to Port Louis at Lorient - and offer large beautiful white sandy beaches where swimming and water sports can be enjoyed. Wind surfing/kiting is particularly popular on the west coast of Quiberon and Larmor Plage.

    For golfers the nearest course is at Rimaison (13km /8 miles) with others within a reasonable drive at Val Queven (35 km / 23 miles); St. Laurent (40 km 25 miles) Ploemeur-Ocean (43 km 27 miles) and Baden (44 km / 28 miles)

    How to get there
    Airport: Dinard/Nantes/Brest 2 hour drive. Renne 90 mins. Lorient (from Southampton) summer only, 40 mins. Port: St Malo/Roscoff 2 hour drive. Caen, Cherbourg 4 hour drive. Calais/Channel tunnel 6-7 hour drive with tolls. A car is necessary. Brittany Ferries: When booking with us and travelling via Brittany Ferries from the UK, we are able to offer a 10% discount from your fare.

    The village centre with general shop, patisserie, crêperie, pharmacy, post office, bar-tabac is a 2 minute drive away. Visiting butchers, pizza and fish vans together with a bio-vegetable stall once a week, provide for a very local shopping experience. Supermarkets/petrol stations can be found at Bubry (6 km) and at Baud (12km) away.

    Further Details
    Quistinic is situated in the heavily-wooded Blavet Valley yet only 35 minutes to the coast. Just along the valley the restored 16th century hamlet of Poul Fetan has been brought to life. Visitors may watch demonstrations of rural tasks of that period, take a drink and snack at the bar, and buy local crafts. During the summer months at nearby Pont Augan one can hire kayaks, relax over a restaurant meal, take a pleasure boat trip to see more of the countryside bordering the river, or enjoy a cycle ride along the towpath. Fishing is a popular local pastime and there is easy access along the banks to the water. For those who wish to relax, Quistinic is an ideal location, and days can be spent without travelling far afield. However, there is much to explore within the region in any direction. Seafood enthusiast can indulge their appetites at excellent quayside bar/restaurants in St Goustan, Auray, or taste freshly-baked pizzas and salads. The historic walled town of Vannes with its timber-framed buildings and cobbled streets offer a wide range of interesting shops to browse. Each major town holds its summer celebration: the ten-day Inter-Celtic Festival in August draws crowds from far and wide to Lorient. Most village/smaller shops close at mid-day until 2pm. Supermarkets likewise close between 12 noon and 2pm out of season, during the high/peak season many will stay open until 7pm.
    Please see link to our website on contact page for further info.

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    Guest reviews

    La Chouette (Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom) plus cot
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    Reviewed by: LMarr, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 27 October 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013


    We returned for a second time this summer as we fell in love with La Chouette when we first visited a couple of years ago. The delightful stone cottage is well maintained with everything you need. The family room is spacious with beautiful views from the window seat over the garden and surrounding countryside. The large and totally private garden is gorgeous; it gets sun all day but there are plenty of little shady areas to escape to read your books. We had many BBQs which we enjoyed eating under the walnut tree. The pool, after a hot day's exploring or just for lazy days at the cottage, was a godsend for our children who were in it every day! It was kept clean throughout our two week stay. The games room, which is shared with La Vigna, was a real hit with the children who made great new friends. Plenty to do in there on those few unlucky rainy days or on an evening. The village of Quistinic, just a 10 minute walk down the country lane, is lovely and the locals very friendly and helpful (especially the English speaking pharmacist!) There are so many beautiful places to visit in Morbihan that I couldn't list them all here but some of our favourites are Poul Fetan, Vannes and the ancient megaliths in and around Carnac. The owners, Chris and Richard, are very attentive to your needs but are not intrusive. They are a lovely couple who we really enjoy meeting and chatting with. I can not recommend La Chouette highly enough. You will not be disappointed with this delightful cottage and beautiful garden. The perfect little getaway!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    We spent 2 weeks in Brittany with La Chouette as our base and can't recommend it enough. The cottage is beautiful and the setting idyllic but still has the mod. cons. The garden is perfect and private from La Vigne and we spent plenty of time lounging or barbecuing - plus collecting walnuts! Be sure to visit Poul Fetan which has a surprising amount to see and the towns of Josselin, Pontivy and Quimper are within driving distance and well worth a visit. Although the village of Quistinic is small the cottage is only a 5 minute drive from Bubry which has more shops and Intermarche.

    We had a very enjoyable stay at La Vigne. Chris and Richard have made the gite very comfortable and homely, the garden is great for kids, fully enclosed with lots of toys, slides, sand-pit etc., also inside the get more toys! The pool was also a big hit with the kids! Its very peaceful and rural, very pretty setting. I would definitely recommend! Thanks Chris and Richard

    Bhavna 07 - April 2013
    "A really relaxing break in a beautiful child-friendly gite”
    La Vigne is the most beautiful cottage I have ever stayed in, and it surpassed all my expectations. A very comfortable, immaculate and well equipped gite which was extremely child-friendly. Chris and Richard Irvine (the owners) had clearly gone out of their way to make sure the accommodation was able to meet our needs especially with young children. The playroom with the large range of toys was a huge hit with the kids!
    Having the opportunity to order a welcome meal on the day of our arrival was a great idea and one that I would recommend. The food was really delicious and there was an extensive menu to choose from with individual needs catered for too. The complimentary welcome pack that Chris had organised with wine, cake etc was also well received!
    The garden is very well kept and pretty and again child friendly with the play equipment. The location is typical of rural France, the locals were friendly and it was handy being near the quaint local village of Quistinic about 1km away where we got our daily baguettes from!
    Despite having variable weather, we managed to get out every day and visit the local attractions (Pont Scorff Zoo, Josselin Castle, St Goustan, the aquarium in Vannes; I would really recommend a trip to Poul Fetan- a historic working village, very hands on and child friendly, as well a trip to Carnac Beach- a very clean and beautiful sandy beach).

    All in all, we were so impressed with the gite and had such a relaxing break that we have already planned to come back again next year. Thank you Chris and Richard for the thought and effort you have gone into to make sure we had such a comfortable stay. We look forward to seeing you again next summer!!

    About the Owner

    Having enjoyed living in rural Devon and Cornwall for many years, we became aware that the popularity of the area was increasingly attracting more and more "traffic", so we decided it was time to look for a new location, with a similar climate, and one that would enable us to continue with the lifestyle that we had come accustomed to.

    Year property purchased: 2008

    Why this location?

    Fortunately, we were lucky enough to find this when we stumbled upon the small, beautiful, peaceful rural hamlet of Locunehen. Here we have been able to sample the laid back Breton way of life, watching the cows meandering along the lane as they come in for milking twice a day, and yet still being able to have easy access to the numerous large sandy beaches and historical towns of Southern Brittany.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Our aim is to provide you and your family with “home from home” comforts and the best possible start to your holiday. Whether it be: having Wi-fi;your own heated pool; secure private garden; bicycles to cycle around the country lanes; a games/playroom for those too hot days (and occasional wet ones!), or having an evening meal and provisions awaiting your arrival, we are more than happy to oblige. For young families we are pleased to be able to provide an extensive array of equipment and prepare the property and gardens with the younger members' requirements uppermost in our minds. Guests without children are equally catered for with the excellent service and attention to detail that we provide.

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