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Beautifully restored country cottages 30 mins from the sea - Rossignol and Alouette

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Rossignol and Alouette

We have two cottages which are mirror images of each other: both equally comfortable and pretty Both south facing.

About the property

Gites at Kermarhin

Our cottages (circa 1700) have recently been totally renovated. Everything is immaculate, comfortable, pretty and clean. They are furnished mainly in oak, in keeping with the original beams. They are centrally heated and have wood burners in traditional fireplaces.

The kitchens are equipped with everything that you would expect, and even have what is needed for eating the famous sea food of Brittany. Each has an electric oven, fridge and gas hob. As well as the normal kitchen equipment and crockery, there are mixers, electric coffee makers, liquidisers and more. Each cottage has a colour TV with video and DVD players. There are radio/CD players, barbecues, washing machines and access to a tumble dryer.

Sunny private terraces overlook the gardens and forest beyond. The orchard, on the far side of the garden has a swing for the younger children who will enjoy seeing the goats and chickens. We provide everything except household linen and your food! No charge is made for water or gas.

Each cottage has two bedrooms: one double bed and two single beds. Each bedroom has a chest of drawers, chairs,lockers and wardrobe.

Traditional open plan ground floor with well equipped kitchen. Large traditional fire place with wood-burner, comfortable arm chairs and sofa. Attractive dining area with french doors leading out to south facing terrace.

More Details

Graham and Roz Jefferies
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Graham and Roz Jefferies

Roz and Graham both grew up in Dorset (the south west of England). Roz trained as a teacher and has taught in many countries and at many different levels and age groups. In the main this was bought about because Graham was in the army when they married. Graham retired from the army after 30 years service and they decided to move to France. Brittany was very dear to Roz as she had spent many childhood holidays there. So France and Brittany seemed an ideal place to set up their new home. We were lucky to be immediately accepted by the local residents and to be invited to take part in all local activities. In 2001 Roz was invited to become one of the first non French municipal councilors in France where she served for thirteen years. In fact between the two mandates she was the mayor for a week! Graham was a committee member of the local velo club and helped to organise a number departmental cycle races. Roz was for a number of years the president of the Languidic Choral Society. Their director of music at the time is now the Director of the Rennes Opera. Roz and Graham are strong and active members of the Languidic Catholic Church.

Graham and Roz Jefferies purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Graham and Roz Jefferies chose Languidic

Roz came in June 1989 to search for the perfect property and she found it! It was in a small hamlet with, at the time, only one other resident, a retired Breton farmer. It was a traditional Breton stone house which needed little renovation. The garden possibilities were ideal and the views were wonderful. There were two other vacant buildings: one in need of much renovation and an old stable block. We had arrived! We had found a wonderful house so what would we do now? We bought up other buildings and ground and with a grant from Gites de France we turned them into holiday cottages. We moved here permanently in 1991 and work started. Photographs on the walls of the gites show the extent of the work. In less than 12 months we were up and running.

What makes this cottage unique

We had moved into a wonderful Breton community and were treated us as if we were one of them. It is hard to exaggerate their welcome and kindness. They have continued to be very happy to extend the same welcome to everyone who stays with us. We live at the end of lane and there are no houses beyond us. The traffic is only the farmer on his tractor maybe twice a day, and very occasionally a lost car or farm supply vehicle. Apart from the renovation of the buildings and the cultivation of the gardens nothing else has changed in the hamlet. The peace and quiet is the same, the views are equally as wonderful as they were on the day the house was found. We are happy to share our beautiful hamlet with all those who share these values. We are sorry that we do not accept animals but we are sure you will understand when you see and meet the lovely animals we have here.

Available Rentals

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We ask for payment to be made by transfer of monies to our French bank. Bank details are given on our booking form.
The cottages are let from Saturday to Saturday.
From January to the start of April and from the end of September to the end of the year shorter rental periods are available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Languidic in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a wash basin as well. The washing machine is in the bathroom. There is a separate WC downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Beautifully decorated. Fitted carpets. Very comfortable beds. Views over garden, fields and forest. Large duvets, blankets and pillows (French and English) are provided. You bring your own sheets, pillow slips, towels and tea towels. We can provide them if you give us prior notice.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We live in the village, and are on hand to give assistance and advice when it is needed. We keep a number of small animals which give enjoyment to both children and adults alike. There are two donkeys, six goats four of which are miniature. The latter would love you to watch them climb and dance on their mountains and generally run about enjoying themselves. There are four dogs and a number of cats. All animals are kept under control (except the cats!) and do not run around in the village.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Rossignol and Alouette
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The cottage was everything we hoped it would be.

  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome from the hosts, Graham and Roz, and a bottle of red wine thoughtfully waiting for us. Set in tranquil countryside a lovely restored barn with a private terrace at the back. After a day relaxing on one of the many glorious beaches or sightseeing, it was a pleasure to return to such peaceful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this property and indeed would like to return ourselves in the future.

Martin, Debbie and Megan

Cheshire. UK

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Augustine, Florida, USA

A delightful time in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed with the Jefferies on four occasions, beginning in 1998, and most recently in May of 2009. Each time it has been a most splendid holliday, with very comfortable accommodations, and Roz and Graham as gracious and delightful hosts. The location is very attractive and convenient for day trips to Lorient, Pontivy, Auray, Carnac, and Quiberon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family used to travel each year from America to stay in their house in France. During their second visit to us (1998) they bought the house. Their second to last visit (2008) they sold the house. On the last visit to us they came to see old friends. They are a family very dear to us. We remain in constant touch with them during the year.
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Wunderbare Zeit

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnungen waren perfekt für unsere beiden Familien. Alles vorhanden was wir benötigten. Durch das tolle Wetter konnten wir auch Terrasse und Garten ausführlich nutzen. Einziger Wermutstropfen: zu jedem Ziel in der Bretagne ist das Auto notwendig. Aber das sind wir gerne gefahren für ein Domizil in großer Ruhe. Danke an unsere lieben Gastgeber 😊🙋🏻

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Basisstation zur Erkundung der Südbretagne oder chillen ohne Ende

  • 4 of 5

Mit der englischen Anfahrtsbeschreibung gut zu finden. Freundlicher Empfang. Alles wie beschrieben, liebevoll restauriert und in Schuss gehalten. Kann man nur empfehlen wenn man die Südbretagne erkunden will. Freizeitmöglichkeiten, Restuarant etc. in unmittelbarer Umgebung nicht vorhanden, Auto unbedingt notwendig. In the middle of Nowhere. Zahlreiche Tiere machen sich bemerkbar, sind aber extrem zurückhaltend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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mantes la ville

vacances de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Très bon séjour. décoration sobre mais très accueillante. les propriétaires sont charmants et plein d'humour....

location convient à toute personne cherchant calme et repos.

la visite des alentours est très riche à tout point de vue.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Rennes or Lorient (for certain routes) 35km
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Lann Vréhan
Nearest Ferry
148 Kilometres
St Malo 164km Roscoft 148km
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Languidic or Baud
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Maguero, Plouhinec
Car: necessary

Kermarhin is a tiny hamlet deep in the beautiful countryside of Morbihan in Southern Brittany. It is situated near the forest between Languidic and Baud, in an area steeped in the Arthurian legend;

Our large, south-facing gardens overlook fields and forest. You will see buzzards wheeling overhead in the clear air, green woodpeckers and many other wild animals and birds. But only the owls will disturb you.

The area is perfect for such country pursuits as cycling and walking. There are good golf courses nearby and swimming from the sandy Atlantic beaches.

Within easy reach are many fascinating places to visit: the nearby town of Auray, Vannes with its cathedral at the head of the Gulf of Morbihan and Belle Isle by boat from Quiberon. Up-to-date brochures and information are provided for you.

Locally, there are good, reasonably priced restaurants while shopping can be done in Languidic (7 km) or Baud (9 km). A little further away are the mediaeval walled towns of Hennebont, and Port Louis.There are waterside restaurants particularly at St Goustan near Auray and at Vannes. During the summer there are many exhibitions and festivals of music and dance.

Other activities within 30 mins: Golf, sailing, riding, walking, cycling, surfing, fishing, tennis, bird watching and many other activities.