Beautiful La Roche Bernard, South Brittany, France. Elegant Modern House In The Heart Of The Town.
La Maison Camille, Quiet End Of Cul-de-sac Location, Close to marina and riverside restaurants.
Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)
La Camille is a modern house ideally situated in the attractive Vieux Port area of La Roche Bernard, famed for its marina on the Vilaine river, and its old artisanal quarter. The ground floor comprises a large lounge, open plan to dining area and modern kitchen, a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. The integral garage incorporates a utility area. The first floor has three good sized bedrooms, 1 double, 1 large twin/upper lounge and 1 single, together with a fully tiled shower room. The property has an enclosed south facing lawned garden, patio and sun canopy. The beautifully furnished interior has every modern facility. Amenities including restaurants, cafes, and all commerces are within a few minutes walk. Wonderful beaches, coastal walks and interesting towns such as La Baule, with its fabulous promenade, medieval walled Guerande and picturesque Rochefort en Terre are a short drive away. A little further afield you can find the attractive cities of Nantes, Rennes & Vannes.
Bedroom 1 - double, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables, bookcase.
Bedroom 2 - twin bedded room, chest of drawers, open plan to upstairs lounge with twin sofas and coffee table.
Bedroom 3 - single, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, sofa.
First floor, fully tiled shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin.
Ground floor, cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.
Modern fully equipped luxury kitchen including oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, kettle and toaster. Full range of kitchen ware, crockery, cutlery and glassware.
A Utility Room is located to the rear of the integral garage. It can be accessed from the main lounge. It includes sink unit, washing machine, freezer and ample additional storage cupboards.
The good sized lounge has been decorated and furnished with care. Television, DVD and CD players and an I pod dock are provided. French doors open to the rear patio area and south facing garden.
Ample private parking is provided by the integral garage and dedicated parking area to the front of the property.
Bed linen and towels can be made available for hire for a small fee. Please let us know at the time of booking if this service is required. The property will be prepared prior to each tenancy and should be left as found.
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Air Conditioning, Cable, Central Heating.
Town, Near ocean.
La Camille has an enclosed, secluded, south facing rear garden set in lawn and shrubs. The large patio area accessed directly through french doors from the living accommodation is comfortable for dining or lounging and can provide a sheltered area if desired with a retractable sun canopy. Dining table and chairs are provided. Beach chairs and umbrellas, hammock, barbecue and outdoor games are provided for the use of guests.
The front of the house has a sunny aspect in the morning, perfect for leisurely outdoor breakfasts. A bistro table and chairs are available.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|27 September 2014 - 29 November 2014||£ 600.00||7|
|29 November 2014 - 28 March 2015||£ 450.00||7|
|28 March 2015 - 30 May 2015||£ 550.00||7|
|30 May 2015 - 27 June 2015||£ 650.00||7|
|27 June 2015 - 29 August 2015||£ 750.00||7|
|29 August 2015 - 26 September 2015||£ 650.00||7|
|26 September 2015 - 7 November 2015||£ 600.00||7|
Notes on prices
We like to offer a discount on a booking of two or more weeks.
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, however during mid and low season we can be flexible about changeover day.
To book, follow the link to us on the Owners Direct web-site. We offer you a direct and personal service to provide all the information you may need. The house will be ready for you at 3.00pm. On departure day it should be vacated around 10am.
£100 deposit is payable to confirm booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required.
Laundry hire on request - £10 per person.
Property cleaning can be arranged on departure if required.
South Brittany, La Roche Bernard, lovely house close to Old Port
About the area
La Camille is ideally placed for those who want to spend time at the coast. Beautiful sandy beaches and some sectacular walking country are accessible within a short car journey. Amongst those that we can recommend are Penestin (15mins), Quimiac & Damgan (25mins) and chic La Baule (30mins). Convenient free parking exists adjacent to each location. Delightful Piriac sur Mer with its beaches is also well worth a visit. The coastal walk (c. 90 mins) from Quimiac to Piriac is a must!
The area around La Roche Bernard is a veritable treasure trove for golf enthusiasts.
The complex at Domaine de la Bretesche with its magnificent course, hotel and restaurants draws golfers of all standards from far and near. La Bretesche is located near to Missillac and 12 minutes by car from La Camille.
The Golf International La Baule resort, at St Andre des Eaux, features two 18 hole courses and a 9 hole course and is 30 minutes drive from La Roche Bernard.
Green fees on these courses can be up to 80 euro, but generally affordable deals are available.
There are several other courses within easy reach to suit a variety of tastes and pockets.
How to get there
La Roche Bernard is accessible from Nantes, Rennes, Brest and Dinard airports. Nantes airport is a 40 minute drive from the town, while Rennes airport can be reached in around one hour. Journey time from Brest or Dinard airport is a little over 2 hours. Several ports including Cherbourg, Roscoff, St Malo and Caen provide easy access by car. St Malo is the closest port, the journey time being around 2 hours 15 minutes, while Cherbourg requires just an extra hour on the excellent road system.
There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit within a short drive of La Roche Bernard. Amongst these are La Baule, the walled cite of Guerande, picturesque seaside villages of Piriac-sur-mer and La Turballe, the chateau at Rochefort-en-Terre, the Yves Rocher eco village at La Gacilly, as well as the splendid beaches at Penestin, Quimiac and Damgan. All of these lie within a 30 minute drive. The real jewel in the area is the Golfe de Morbihan, accessible by boat for day trips.
La Roche Bernard has a full range of commerces from artisans workshops to speciality shops, to charming bars and restaurants and local supermarkets. All are within walking distance of La Camille.
The not to be missed weekly market which caters for every need comes to town each Thursday morning when there is a really convivial atmosphere and the cafes are thronged with residents and visitors alike.
Suggestions for eating out include Italian style La Casa with its riverfront terrace, les Copains d'a Bord, floating restaurant located in the Vieux Port, Le Sarah B providing cafe style food in an unique, friendly, rustic setting often with live music, l'Auberge Bretonne, a magnificent restaurant boasting a Michelin star and le Panoramique with its spectacular vista across the river and excellent chargrilled dishes.
The town itself has an interesting history that can be traced on foot by following a mapped out trail. Information panels detail significant evnts in the development of the town.
The Vieux Port and marina area is a hive of activity throughout the summer with magnificent craft, ancient and modern, coming and going. All this in the lea of the grand rock which towers over the river bank, an ancient vantage point guarded by a canon!
La Roche Bernard is a haven for those who enjoy boating. As well as the marinas creating interest for onlookers, a sailing school - Ecole Francaise de Voile - is located a few minutes walk from La Camille. Tuition classes for all ages are available at affordable prices, while canoes, kayaks and motor boats can be hired for use on the river.
Sightseeing boat trips and restaurant cruises on the Vilaine between La Roche Bernard and Arzal towards the mouth of the river depart from the riverfront on Les Vedettes Jaunes.
In and around the town there are many opportunities for walking. Local walks are signposted and mapped. Moving towards the coast cliff top and coastal walks provide amazing scenery and the freshest of air.
Reviewed by: Happy Sailors, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 29 September 2014
Date of stay: June 2014
"Ashore and Afloat"
La Camille provided us with the perfect combination. A boat in the marina and a house with a garden for a week with friends who did not want to sleep on board. What a luxury. The house was perfectly situated for us and the patio meant we did not have withdrawal symptoms from our normally outdoor life. Everything worked well and it was great to be able to have feet firmly on the ground for a change. Our partially sighted daughter found it an easy house to get around and was immediately relaxed and "at home" Thank you Sylvia.
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and families with young children
Reviewed by: Elaine, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 20 September 2014
Date of stay: August 2014
We wanted a home from home with cafe's and shops within walking distance and we got it in abudance. La Camille is a lovely house fully equiped and in a super location. We had two weeks here and wished we could have stayed longer.The house is clean and in excellent condition and has everything you could possibly need. It is a two minute walk to the marina with its cafe's and resturants and lovely views and about 5 minute walk up the hill to the town full of individual shops, cafe and resturants. The house is in a quiet location with friendly neighbours.Would fully recommend La Camille to anybody wanting to go to Brittany.
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children
Reviewed by: Mike & Sue, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 6 October 2013
Date of stay: August 2013
We had a wonderful one week stay in La Camille for our second year in a row. The house is bright, airy and situated in a quite cul-de-sac. It is only a couple of minutes walk from the yachting port on the River Vilaine, which is overlooked by a variety of bars and restaurants. The old town is only a short walk up the hill, where you can wander around its quaint streets, watch the Artisans at work and discover more bars, cafes and restaurants. Within about 30 minutes by car, there are plenty of places to discover on the coast that include beautiful towns, sandy beaches, rock pools and sandstone cliffs. We wish we had discovered this part of France when our children were young!
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: tim and sal, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 1 October 2013
Date of stay: July 2013
We had a week here back in July. Property exceeded expectations...very much home from home. Really enjoyed south facing garden...lots of BBQ's! Location is excellent....2 minutes walk and you are by the river and restaurants. 10 minute walk, and you're in the Old Town, with nice restaurants and shops. La Roche Bernard itself was an exceptionally pretty town, with a quality feel to it. The wider area is excellent with more beautiful towns to visit, excellent markets, and we really enjoyed the unspoilt beaches. all in all, lovely house, location and holiday! We'll be back
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children and people with disabilities
All our guests have commented very favourably about La Camille, La Roche Bernard and the surrounding area in our 'Visitor's Book'.
Please check 'Tripadviser' under 'La Camille, La Roche Bernard' for on line comments.
About the Owner
Mike and Sylvia Hodgins live in Belfast in Northern Ireland. Over the years we have enjoyed holidays in many parts of France and first came across the Morbihan and La Roche Bernard about 15 years ago. Then it was with a fairly young family and we spent a memorable few days on the town’s small campsite en route back home via Cherbourg. Many things struck us about the town, not least the friendly nature of the people we encountered. The town and the area grew on us and somehow or other we would visit it for a few days on almost every subsequent holiday. When we were in a position to buy a place of our own in France a few years ago there wasn't really a decision to be made - 'Bernard' had won our hearts!
Year property purchased: 2008
Why this location?
What was it that appealed to us about the place? Well we loved what we knew of the town, we loved what we knew of the surrounding area, the climate – this corner of Brittany enjoys a very pleasant micro climate –was delightful coming as we do from cooler more northern climes and we felt at one with 'la vie quotidienne'. We wanted to spend some more time here so it really just was a question of finding a property in the right location. In ‘La Camille’ we are satisfied that we have done that. It is in a quiet, end of cul-de-sac situation in a small development of similar houses just minutes away on foot from all the amenities of the town.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
Many holiday properties lay claim to being 'conveniently located' but really the phrase was coined to describe La Camille. A wealth of restaurants to suit all tastes and sizes of pocket lie within a ten minute stroll, likewise cafes and bars where you can sit and chat, sit and watch the world go by, or be treated to sometimes delightful, sometimes quirky live entertainment indoors or out. All sorts of cultural, artistic and leisure activities go on in the town. For us the essence of a good holiday involves comfortable accommodation, good dining, good company, an affinity with the area and its people and the pleasures of new attractions and experiences. This corner of France provides all of that and more.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR10817
Mrs Sylvia Hodgins
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 2890760502
Languages spoken: English, French.
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This advertiser joined Owners Direct in December 2011,
and has advertised this property with us since January 2012.