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Attractive Spacious Stone Longere and Cottage - Le Petit Maineau sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Petit Maineau sleeps 4

The cottage adjoins the longere and is constructed of tradional Breton stone. The cottage has a spacious living/dining area with a large wood burning stove. There is a small kitchen, a shower room and two bedrooms, one double and one with two single beds. There is a toilet downstairs and upstairs. The cottage has off road parking and a garden sitting/barbecue area.

The cottage is a comfortable peaceful base for those wishing to get out and about to explore the region. There is a TV with a free to view Sky box and DVD's. There is UK and French TV.

The property is centrally situated to explore the Morbihan region and there is plenty to do. There are walks around the house and it is possible to hire bikes and boats in Josselin during the main season.

For larger groups it is possible to rent the longere and the cottage together which sleeps a total of 12 plus children.

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About the property

Les Moineaux

The property is situated in a small rural hamlet surrounded by farmland. There is off road parking and a large garden area and patio. The hamlet of Treveran is 1km from the historic town of Josselin in the Morbihan region of France. Josselin is situated on the Nantes Brest Canal is famous for its magnificent castle and medieval architecture.

The property consists of a longere and cottage in an L shape. Peaceful but not isolated the house is centrally situated and an ideal base from which to explore the Morbihan region of Brittany. The house is a short drive from a very popular lake with manmade beaches. The accommodation is flexible and suits small or larger groups of up to twelve. The longere and cottage combined sleeps 12 plus smaller children. The longere has a level access downstairs and is suitable for people with mobility problems. Wireless internet access is available. There is French and UK TV.

The longere and cottage may be let separately or combined. We offer a discount for renting both properties together.

About Les Moineaux: The property is approximately 300 years old and contructed of traditional Breton stone. The smaller cottage was renovated 25 years ago and the larger longere/farmhouse 9 years ago. The downstairs of the longere has been renovated to accommodate disabled access throughout with wide doors and ramped floor where appropriate. There is a double downstairs bedroom with level access shower and a manual shower chair. The longere is well insulated and there are wall heaters in all the rooms and a large wood burner in the living area. The longere has a large patio and barbecue and a grassy area. There is off road parking at the front of the house.

The property is situated in a peaceful but not isolated hamlet within easy reach of Josselin. For walkers there is plenty to explore around the house and the canal is easily accessible on foot. It is possible to hire bikes in the main season. The canal paths are well maintained and accessible for wheelchair users.

Things to do: Josselin has many cafes and restaurants and it is possible to climb the bell tower of the church for a great view of the area. The famous castle has guided tours with some tours in English. There are accessible level walks by the canal and it is possible to hire a boat or cycles in Josselin. The nearest beach is approximately one hour's drive depending on traffic and ten minutes drive from the house is a large lake with man made beaches. The water in the lake is ideal for smaller children as it is usually warm and the lake is popular with French tourists and usually quite lively on a summer's evening. There are lots of activities and the visitors book is full of useful suggestions. There is a tourist information in Josselin. The owner made a note of the walks around the cottage and will send a PDF of walks and things to do in the area.

There are a 100 well marked walks in the region and the owner has been walking them to ensure which walks are circular and which colours to follow to access the circular routes.

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Mrs Shelagh Dean
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Mrs Shelagh Dean

We are in our sixties and bought the property several years ago. Peter is a photographer specializing in agriculture and I am a foster carer. We live in lovely Devon so we are lucky to enjoy some of the the best of France and England.

Mrs Shelagh Dean purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mrs Shelagh Dean chose Lanouée

The property is about 300 years old and built of typical Breton stone. We purchased the cottage and longere in 1998 and enjoyed many lovely holidays in the cottage. The adjoining longere was in need of renovation and starting to fall into disrepair so we decided to renovate this 13 years ago. This proved to be a much bigger project than we first anticipated. My Father was very disabled with a large wheelchair and often found access very difficult. This seemed an ideal opportunity as we were starting from scratch to make the downstairs level access with extra wide doors.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is situated in a very peaceful hamlet but is not isolated and ideal if a member of your party has mobility problems. It is close to the lovely historical town of Josselin and the whole area is packed with beautiful historic towns to visit. We are close to a lake with beaches for swimming and not too far from the coast and beaches. There are many walks, often themed, in the area.

Available Rentals

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Extra nights or nights that cross the seasonal tariff change are pro rata. Prices include electric, gas and logs. Bedding towels and tea towels are included.

It is possible to rent the cottage and longere together for larger groups of family or friends. The cottage and longere together sleeps 12 plus children and is an ideal setting to enjoy each other's company but have the space to find some privacy. Please email or phone for a price.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Petit Maineau sleeps 4in Lanouée in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • There is a shower room and two seperate toilets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a travel cot with bedding and an upstairs fixed stairgate.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has off road parking and an outside garden sitting area.


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Le Petit Maineau sleeps 4
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

delightful cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage near to a very quaint little town. Very quiet and relaxing and with lots of rural walks which our little dog loved. Near to the coast and the cottage was full of maps and leaflets for all the local attractions. Would definitely recommend this property/location.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Josselin is a beautiful historical town of character situated on the Nantes Brest Canal. From this central location it is possible to enjoy the varied attractions the region has to offer. Josselin is famous for its magnificent château situated by the canal and lovely town centre with medieval 17th century timber framed buildings. The Saturday morning market brings the otherwise sleepy town to life and there are many open air cafes and restaurants. A climb up the bell tower of the Basilica will afford you a view of the whole town and surrounding area. Situated inland in the Morbihan region where the roads are quiet for exploring the countryside and neighbouring towns but still within easy reach of Carnac and Quiberron for fantastic beaches.

Ploermel and Pontivy also have interesting attractions and a great variety of shops.Ten minutes drive from the house is the Lac au Duc which is a large lake with man made beaches,water activities, walks and also a golf course. This is very popular for families with younger children as the water tends to be warmer than the sea and there are no big waves.

There are walks around the house and it is possible to walk down to the canal and into Josselin. I have made a PDF describing different local walks and there are local maps in the house for those wanting to venture further on foot. It is possible to hire bikes in Josselin in the main season and to hire a boat for the canal.