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A wonderful cottage full of character with heated swimming pool and gym

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, heated swimming pool, childrens play area and gym

La Forge Brittany holiday cottage with pool is a heavily beamed former ' smithy' that's been beautifully renovated and decorated throughout. The holiday cottage is oozing with character and is situated in the lovely hamlet of Kerbourbon just 3 miles from the market town of Baud.

The cottage offers that little bit extra that makes the big difference for a perfect family holiday or long term rental.

From March until end of May and in September / October the heated swimming pool is offered on a private basis.

When booking La Forge receive a 20% discount on your Brittany ferry crossing

The cottage provides a double bedroom that has exposed beams with en-suite plus 2 additional bedrooms one being a double,the other a twin and additional family bathroom.

Down stairs its all open plan with exposed beams through out with a lovely wood burner to keep you warm in the winter months while the stone walls of the cottage keep it lovely and cool in the summer. French doors lead you out onto your own private south facing terrace that gives you access to the garden and pool.

The swimming pool is secure to prevent access to young children while playing in the garden and with roman stairs into the shallow end provides confidence for those learning to swim.

The gite is equipped with a wide screen TV-DVD player plus a selection of books for all ages and a few board games to entertain. A well equipped kitchen comprising of a fridge freezer, microwave cooker, washing machine,dish washer, coffee maker and gas cooker.

Outside in the garden is a BBQ, a Boule court,a Badminton set, children's swings and new for 2015 a children's play area with slide.

For those wishing to enjoy the best of the French cuisine but still keep in shape we have an extensive free weights gym that allows for any ability to have a good workout.

The holiday cottage is within easy reach of the medieval towns of Vannes,Pontivy,Hennebont and Josselin, beautiful beaches and the many attractions of The Gulf of Morbihan including Carnac with its famous ancient stones, Brittany's equivalent to Stonehenge and its Grand Plage voted one of the top 20 beaches in France.

The Blavet Valley which is renowned for its Carp fishing and its ancient forests offer some fantastic walks and bike rides, Camors adventure forest is great fun for children and adults.If your looking for a golfing holiday you wont be disappointed with the golf courses situated around the Brittany cottage.

Auray - St Goustan is always recommended with a great lively market where after wards you can sample the local crepes or seafood over looking this historically famous port.

This Brittany holiday cottage is ideally situated and provides everything you need for a great family holiday, its available to rent all year round.

La Forge is very much a child friendly holiday cottage and makes for a great family holiday destination to enjoy the best of southern Brittany.

More Details

Mark Cavalier
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mark Cavalier

Mark and Naomi look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful Brittany holiday cottage where our aim is simple, for you to want to come back year after year after enjoying a fantastic holiday at La Forge.

Mark Cavalier purchased this cottage in 2005


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Baud in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , a cot can also be provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage also has a very well equipped free weights gym that will give any level a good workout


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(6 traveller reviews)

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A wonderful cottage full of character with heated swimming pool and gym
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely cottage in a great part of Brittany

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay - the cottage had every thing we needed and the big bonus was the gym which our boys loved. Mark & Naomi made us feel very welcome and were great host. Looking to come back and will recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Forge stay 5 star

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful early holiday in Brittany this year staying in La Forge at the end of March and enjoyed some great weather, the days were bright and sunny, while at night it was great fun having the wood burner stove keeping us warm and snug.

The kids loved the swimming pool and the children's play area which gave us time to chill and unwind also.

The cottage it self was a delight, with all its exposed beams and stone fireplace it was full of character and made for a great base to explore this part of Brittany. It certainly was located in the right place as most tourist spots of note were less than a 30 minute drive from the cottage.

Our favorites were Josselin, Vannes, Hennebont and in particular we enjoyed the Monday market at Auray and then lunch at the old port of Saint -Goustan over looking the river.

Out host Mark and Naomi were great getting the balance spot on between being on hand if needed but far enough removed to be non evasive which is always hard to do and we would like to thank them for all there advice in getting the most out of our first holiday in this part of France.

Hope to return again soon - one week was simply not enough to explore this part of Brittany.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at La Forge and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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A tranquil piece of Rural France

  • 5 of 5

In a quiet rural location, conveniently placed 3 miles from the town of Baud, with our most welcoming hosts Mark and Naomi, our week's holiday in Le Veille Maison was excellent! Clean and very spacious, with a very well maintained garden/terrace and views over the surrounding fields and river. Our 6 and 9 year old Grandsons could not stay out of the pool - perfect size and depth, very clean and safe for families - and a workout with Mark in the Gym set their Dad up for the week! August is perhaps not the best time for travel or places being open - many of the French businesses do shut up shop for 4 weeks - and getting into tourist spots requires an early start to get a parking space, but the location made it all worthwhile and there was still plenty of excellent French Cuisine on offer in Baud and nearby Camors. For the Grandparents, plenty of relaxation time and gentle walks. For Mum, Dad and the boys - adventures in kayaks, on Carnac beach and exploring the surrounding countryside - plus hours each day in the pool. Perfect for every taste. Talking of which - Crepes at the riverside port of Auray after a walk through the very busy and thriving Monday market - are a must for any visitor! No hesitation in recommending this property - ideal family choice. We have it on our list to return again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed your family staying at our cottage and we hope to see you all again in the future it was a real pleasure.
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Fantastic cottage and pool!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house! Roomy and great for a family to spread out in. The pool was wonderful - just in the back garden. The garden too was beautiful with lots of pretty flowers! En suite bedroom was beautiful and a very comfy bed! The house itself is very close to lots of interesting towns like Vannes, Auray, Josselin to name a few and the location is very peaceful. Naomi, Mark and James made us very welcome and we would love to come back! :) Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon
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Highly recommended holiday at La Forge

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely spring holiday in La Forge this year at the start of May, with the pool and garden to ourselves we felt very spoilt and to top it all had great weather for the entire holiday.

The cottage itself has everything you need and was full of character and charm as where our host Mark and Naomi who provided us with lots of great recommendations of what to see and where to eat.

We also enjoyed eating alfresco on our terrace overlooking the pool while watching some spectacular sunsets.

This was our second stay in La forge and I am sure we will be back again as there is so much to see and do in the local area - have recommended it already to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natalie and Tim for your lovely review of our cottage - it was a pleasure having you stay and we hope to see you both again soon.
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La forge holiday

  • 5 of 5

Journey great travelled by Brittany Ferries to St Malo and had a very picturesque journey to La Forge Nr Baud. The holiday accommodation was very good and comfortable. We had a great time and have will definitely be going again. Mark and Naomi were very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you all again soon Penny and Tony - thank you for your review
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
95 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Baud, Morbihan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
last minute
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid plus with private pool
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

From March until end of May the swimming pool is offered on a private basis.

When booking La Forge receive a 20% discount on your Brittany ferry crossing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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