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Attractive, Well Furnished Breton Stone Longeure

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in St Jean Brevelay, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Peaceful Rural Location, Only 45 minutes from the Sea

Standing in 2 acres, this traditional Breton longeure offers spacious family accommodation in a tranquil, rural setting. Ideal for extended family groups or two families sharing. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one double/twin with extra single bed available and ensuite shower room, the other with double bed and a shower room and separate toilet. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet on the first floor. The two downsairs bedrooms have direct access to the garden with a patio set outside each, for early morning tea or late night calvados. The large kitchen has folding doors opening onto the south facing patio, with stone built barbecue, perfect for outdoor dining at all times of day. There are a number of tables, chairs and parasols to accomodate eating in all areas of the garden and the fruit trees around the main garden offer welcome shade for lunchtime dining.There is a large freezer and drinks fridge in the garage, ideal for cooling refreshments on hot summer days. Should you visit Lann Douar out of season, the large open fire and comfy throws and cushions make for wonderful cosy eveings in. The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling and walking with a number of country parks especially suited for younger children. St Jean Brevelay is perfectly situated to explore the many historic towns and villages around Southern Brittany, Vannes, Josselin, Carnac,and Malestroit, to mention but a few. Superb beaches can be found all around the Gulf of Morbihan and the Quiberon peninsula.

Carole Brooks
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, A little french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Carole Brooks

We live just outside Reading and my husband is self employed, we have two teenage boys. As with most people we have very busy lives so we escape to Brittany at every opportunity.

Carole Brooks purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Carole Brooks chose Saint-Jean-Brévelay

We all love France and have holidayed there for many years, but we love Brittany because it reminds us of childhood holidays in Cornwall, with the French Culture and food thrown in. As a family we are real water babies and love the beaches around Southern Brittany for the surfing, we also sail and windsurf, so the craggy coastline, with its traditional villages, gorgeous harbours and picturesque cliff walks never fail to give pleasure, whatever time of year. The rolling countryside and peace and quiet around Lann Douar is perfect to come back to after a busy day at the coast. The extensive, flat gardens have been great for the boys to play and cycle in safety, we enjoy being able to walk and cycle direct from the house along the quiet lanes, which surround St Jean Brevelay.

What makes this cottage unique

The easy journey from St Malo makes short visits possible, we always take the overnight ferry and are down at St Jean Brevelay by 11am. We use Lann Douar all year round and have ensured that the house is warm and very comfortable at all times. We recently replaced the central heating with individually controlled heaters to ensure maximum heat where needed. The sofas and chairs all have throws and lots of cushions for added comfort,there are book cases full of books and games and we have a large number of DVD's and CD's for those cosy evenings in. Bikes for all ages, rucksacs, folding chairs, travel rugs and thermos flasks ensure exploring the local countryside is always fun. Summer and Winter duvets and lots of spare bedding also ensure comfort all year round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was wonderful to stay in a house that felt like a home and we loved your attention to detail. The Robinsons, Sutton Coldfield

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house and the area to anyone. The Elderfields, Worthing.

We all had a great time at Lann Douar, a very comfortable home, with fantastic grounds, the delights of the garage were enjoyed by the children! The McGrath and Williams family, Wrexham.
Sep 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-Brévelay in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Separate toilet
  • Ground floor - Shower room and separate wc. En-suite shower room with w.c. First floor - Family bathroom with over bath shower and bidet. Separate wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Can be made into twin beds with room for an extra single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , single underbed and a travel cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 plus cot (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor - Double bedroom with doors to garden. Large bedroom with Twin beds/Large double, doors to garden First floor - Large double bedroom with additional pull out single bed. A twin bedroom and a further double bedroom with king size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 15 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating with wall mounted, individually controlled electric heaters, this together with the large open fire in the lounge makes the house ideal for out of season breaks! The house is also very child friendly having gates to the front, 'Beware Children' signs to be placed outside the property if necessary, no steps to the outside and stair gates on request. Outside: The large flat, private gardens overlooking a picturesque river valley at the rear, are ideally suited to children of all ages. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn so as to accommodate ball games, there are numerous trees around providing welcome shade on hot summer days. Gates to the front of the property enable children to explore and play in complete safety. There are a couple of swings hanging from trees in the garden, paddling pools, a sand pit and a number of garden toys suitable for younger children are stored in the garage.There is a vast array of garden sports equipment, tennis, cricket, football, basketball, badminton, crocket and a boules pit. In the garage is a table football, pool table, with tabletennis attachments, a wall mounted dart board and a large selection of bikes for all ages. A number of tables and chairs are strategically placed around the garden to make the most of the views( and sun ) and a further choice of loungers and parasols can be found in the garage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, chest freezer and additional fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, bed linen, towels and beach towels are included in the price. Additional cleaning/linen/towel change can be arranged during your stay at an extra cost. Other: The lower ground floor( door from entrance hall and 3 small steps) which houses the utilty room, 2 double bedrooms,2 shower rooms and seperate wc is ideal for groups when extra privacy is preferred, or grand parents who would enjoy a little exta peace!


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Attractive, Well Furnished Breton Stone Longeure
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

A real gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

We first visited Lann Douar back in 2007 and have been fortunate enough to return many times since, sometimes three generations of us. This really is an amazing holiday home with everything you could need, a beautiful rural setting but within easy reach of some lovely towns and beaches. Very rare to find such a gem of a property and is owned by such nice people. Highly recommended to all.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing week

  • 4 of 5

To be found in the lovely countryside of Morbihan,just outside St,Jean Brevelay the comfortable "Lann Douar"is just the place for a relaxing away from it holiday.A large garden surrounded by fields with a good choice of supplied activities, from tv,music,indoor & outdoor games & a selection of bikes all set in peace & quiet. GREAT.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lann Douar is a most comfortable, well equipped holiday home with a delightful garden. All our needs were catered for admirably. The rooms are well decorated and welcoming. The information in the folder of places of interest, restaurants etc was accurate as we visited several of the places and restaurants mentioned. All the books, games, bicycles, garden furniture etc that could be needed for a wonderful family holiday is available.



  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday in the French countryside

  • 4 of 5

Lann Douar is a beautiful old house in the heart of the countryside in Brittany. It is in a relaxing, quiet setting with wonderful views. Our family (3 generations) loved playing all kinds of sports and barbequing in the large grounds. There was plenty to do on days out; beaches on the gulf of Morbihan, scenic towns and chateaus, country walks, bike rides and picnics. For the two wet days we had, there were lots of board games and indoor sports provided. The children did not have a moment's boredom. I am sure we will go back to Lann Douar one day.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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À recommander

  • 5 of 5

Beau gîte bien équipé et propre.

Super accueil.

Séjour ensoleillé

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Le Tier Bouchon
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
La Clos de Hortensia
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary


Superb beaches can be found all around the Gulf of Morbihan, the Quiberon Peninusla has a number of excellent surfing beaches whilst soft sandy family beaches can be found at Kerhillio, Port Navalo, Carnac, Locmariaquer, Suscinio and Quiberon. All these beaches being less than 45 minutes drive by car.


St Jean Brevelay is situated approximately 2 hours south of St Malo, 3 hours from Caen and Roscoff and 4 hours from Cherbourg and Le Havre.

The nearest airports are Rennes (1 hour), Dinan (1 1/2 hours) and Nantes (2 hours). A car would be necessary to enjoy the area to the full.


The nearest village of St Jean Brevelay is approx. a mile away and contains the main local services including an Intermarche, 2 boulangeries, a boucherie, pharmacy, tabac, bank and a couple of small bars and restaurants. There is also an excellent wine cave. The historic towns of Vannes and Josselin are both approximately 15 minutes drive by car. There is a picturesque Chateau and doll museum at Josselin. The area is most famous for its vast array of megaliths spread around the countryside.

Further Details:

The area is steeped in history and there are many picturesque local towns who have retained much of their medieval charm, including Josselin, Malestroit and Rochfort en Terre. For those with shopping in mind Vannes has a superb selection of beautiful shops and an excellent market once a week. There are two hypermarkets in the Vannes area both well worth a visit for their extensive range of produce and wine selection.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.