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Luxury cottages near Josselin with heated, covered all-weather pool and hot tub - Gite Raphael (2 Bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 4+1)



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Three luxury cottages rural location near Josselin & Lac au Duc beaches.

Discover Breton charm at our luxurious cottages set in 8 acres of beautiful rural countryside near the pretty market town of Josselin.

Renovated to a very high standard our cottages offer relaxing, luxury self-catering accommodation.

All three cottages have use of fenced,all-weather heated, covered pool, a holiday saver in inclement weather as all can swim undercover.

The pool is within view of all three cottages, an important consideration when children are using pool.

Hot tub, 60 foot Boules court, wireless internet, Satellite TV/ DVD and CD player, superbly equipped kitchens, large private patios with garden furniture, BBQ's, swings, table tennis tables and football/cricket area.

Included in the rental price are:

All electricity (heaters in winter at a small extra charge), gas and water.

Quality linen, duvets, robes and towels.

16 modern quality bicycles.

Cots and high chairs at no charge.

Huge selection of games, DVDs and books

Free wi-fi access and satellite TV with UK programs.

Picnic sites are provided throughout our 8 acres and the use of local tennis courts (free).

Watersports can be enjoyed at nearby Lac au Duc, with beaches for swimming, picnic areas, pedalo, dinghy, water ski hire and Hobie Cat hire.

We try to think of everything, all you need to bring are personal toiletries, beach towel and a cycling helmet.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Gite Raphael (2 Bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 4+1), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Ground floor. Entry is via patio doors into a large open-plan lounge leading on to the dining/kitchen area. This is decorated in a contemporary style and includes a handmade staircase using re-cycled oak beams. Like the other Gites there is a high quality wood burning stove.

The spacious open plan kitchen area is fitted with a complete range of equipment including gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

Again there is a downstairs cloaks/WC for convenience when using the garden and pool areas.

The second floor has two double bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 is a large bedroom with a double bed in the main area. It has an en-suite bathroom with basin, toilet and bath with shower.

An additional bed can be supplied at a cost of £60 per week inc linen.

Bedroom 2 is a large bedroom with a two single beds and a large integral wardrobe. It also has an en-suite bathroom with basin, toilet and a bath with shower.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Having both been busy professionals in a previous life Mike and Carolyn make every effort to ensure their guests have a great holiday.

In 2010, after 10 years of renovation, they decided on a change of direction and began offering their Gites for holiday rental.

Mike's son is already resident nearby in Brittany and with Mike and Carolyn spending long periods in Brittany they are able to offer a personalised holiday experience to those renting their property.

The years have now passed and judging by repeat business and customer testimonials they feel that they are achieving their aim of providing quality, enjoyable holidays that give their guests a memorable Breton experience.

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From the Owner

We purchased in Brittany for the tranquil, rural countryside where you can relax and unwind, the friendliness of Bretons, within easy travelling distance of the UK and with warmer weather than UK.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : RENNES at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : EXCALIBER at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : ST MALO at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Ploermel at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Josselin at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : LAC AU DUC at 8 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Jewellery Making Holiday Courses

Mountain bike holidays.

Motorcyclists are welcome, car park is gated and secure, an experienced guide is available.

Please contact us for further details.


Just a 15 minute drive from Gites des Anges is Lac au Duc, the largest natural lake in Brittany. Superb for sailing, canoeing, swimming, picnics and walking. Boat hire is reasonable, well organised with safety boats operating. The Base Nautique has a selection of dinghies, Hobie Cats (different sizes), kayaks and windsurfing boards. There are excellent beaches for the children to play, build sandcastles and swim. The fabulous South Brittany coast is only a 35 mile drive away.


Brittany Ferry discount available. Access from the Channel ports plus only 40 miles from Rennes airport. Ryanair fly from Stanstead to Dinard which is only 90 minutes drive to St Servant. They may restart their Bristol-Dinard route. Prices are very cheap if you book early. Flybe operate Southampton to Rennes and Exeter to Brest. St Malo is 90 minutes drive, Roscoff is 2 hours, Cherbourg and Caen are a 2.30 hour drive away.


Josselin is 5 miles and Ploermel is 8 miles.

Further Details:

The local area offers many attractions and the are many shops, restaurants, patisseries, bars etc within a ten minute drive of Gites des Anges.

Situated in the rural heart of Brittany, St. Servant is a small quiet, village ideal for a relaxing break. There are many opportunities for walking and cycling direct from the front door, we supply 16 cycles of various sizes free of charge.

Josselin is an interesting medieval town with lots to see and do.

It has the status 'Petite Cité de Caractère.'with the Nantes Brest Canal running through its centre, and a towpath making it excellent for cycling.

The town square is impressive, with plenty of cafés and restaurants, and it overlooks the Basilica de Notre Dame du Roncier.

The Château of Josselin was restored in the 19th century.

Guided tours of the town are available, details from the Tourist Office which is located just outside the entrance to the château.

Another attraction is the Doll Museum, with a collection of over 500 antique dolls.

Bastille Day, 14th July, sees the inhabitants dressed in medieval costume to celebrate their history.

There is 10 pin bowling facility in Ploermel, a 12 minute drive.

Sarzeau, 35 miles from the Gites is well worth a visit with a succession of beaches separated by rocky inlets and boasting a wonderful moated castle.

Golf is catered for by a charming course at Lac au Duc , 12 minutes drive from the Gites and there is a larger course at Rhuys-Kerver 5 miles from Sarzeau.

Returning to Gites des Anges, the heated, fenced, in-ground pool has a telescopic cover for all weather use and has been designed and installed to the highest standards of safety and hygiene.

Containing mature oaks, sweet chestnut, birch and other specimen trees the 8 acres have picnic tables set at strategic locations throughout for guests to enjoy this marvellous facility.

This charming Breton location is so quiet that when sat on the patio enjoying an evening drink you can almost hear your hair grow.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please visit our site and download our terms and conditions. We accept payment by bank transfer or card. Rental prices include electric, gas and water and a discount is available to our clients on Brittany Ferries crossings. A generous, comprehensive Welcome Hamper is provided on arrival. We provide absolutely everything, all you need bring is personal toiletries, a bicycle helmet and beach towel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Except for Jewellery Making Holiday Courses which are Sunday

Notes on prices:
All prices include gas, electricity and water.
Additional bed in any Gite - £60.00 per week inc. linen.
Departure clean £69.00 per Gite.

25% on booking, remainder 8 weeks prior to holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We are sure you will find our 8 acres of new parkland absolutely delightful, we have tried to maintain a balance of useability whilst not disturbing the wildlife and fauna. Our 10m x 5m in-ground swimming pool was constructed new in 2010 to the highest safety and hygiene standards. Being heated and with a telescopic enclosure you will be able to enjoy it whatever the weather. It is fenced and within view of all the cottages, important when children are using pool. Likewise we have added a 6 seater hot tub together with a covered seating area. Our Boules court is 60 foot long and will provide entertaiment to both young and old alike. If you have never played Boules be warned- it is very addictive.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 16 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is not included but electric heaters and wood for the wood-burning stoves is available at an additional cost of £70 per week per Gite subject to fair usage. For Christmas and New Year heating is included, Hot Tub is available but pool is closed. The gites are well insulated and heating is only required in the cooler months of the year. Cots ,high chairs and other baby equipment is available at no extra cost. Linen and towels provided for your convenience. Range of quality bed linen, duvets, pillows, mattress and pillow protectors, towels, bath mats and house robes, all inclusive of your cottage rental. For guests who prefer not to have duvets, we have an alternative selection of beautiful natural fibre blankets. Towel sets are provided for each guest (adults, children and infants) and include a bath sheet, hand towel and flannel. Towels have a soft, fluffy finish. Please note that beach towels are not provided. Outside: The swimming pool is heated, fenced and enclosed with a telescopic cover permitting all weather use. It measures a generous 5 x 10m and has been constructed to the highest standards of safety and hygiene. There is also a hot tub facility with adjoining dining area. The childrens' play area has swings, sand pit, table tennis, badminton, outdoor games, childrens' bikes etc and plenty of room to run around. There is also a football area with a netted goal, a great favourite! The 60 foot long Boules court can also be used for junior skittles. Each gite has its own patio area, equipped with quality patio furniture with quality cushions and tableware. Charcoal BBQs compliments the outside dining areas, with the addition of family sized picnic hampers for one day excursions. Positioned throughout the parkland and landscaped gardens are picnic tables, so that you may enjoy dining outside in a variety of locations.

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