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Stone Cottage With Private Heated Pool For Sole Use Of Guests

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Cottage near Rostrenen, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany - Quiet Rural Setting but Within Easy Reach of all Amenities

Bramble cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and is situated in a superb rural location with fantastic views over the neighbouring countryside yet within east reach of restaurants, shops and other amenities. Lac de Guerledan, an 8 mile long lake with its many safe and sandy beaches and the Nantes to Brest to canal are both only a short drive away. Both of these offer many sporting activities such as cycling, horse riding, water skiing and canoeing. The cottage has been designed to accommodate families of all ages with a private and safe garden to play in. The fenced swimming pool is heated and offers a large patio area around the pool for your enjoyment. This cottage offers families an ideal base to explore the beautiful Brittany Countryside and virtually all the tourist attractions are within an hours travelling distance.

Vanessa and David
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Vanessa and David

David and I moved to France 13 years ago with our young son Luke. We are now a family of 4, Luke is 19 and Ryan 11.We love the French way of life and are two sons are bi-lingual which we hope will help them in their chosen careers.

We have been running holiday cottages now for 12years and enjoy meeting all our guests.

Vanessa and David purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Vanessa and David chose Callac area

We purchased this property in 2005 as a project and now its a beautiful 3 bedroom cottage with in ground heated swimming pool. The Cottage benefits from lovely views over the countryside and is in a quiet rural position but close to shops and restaurants

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and has a private in ground swimming pool heated with an air source heat pump.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mellionnec in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Fully tiled en suite bath with overhead shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Family fully tiled bathroom with bath
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath/over head shower, wc and modern sink. Family bathroom has bath, wc and sink. Both bathrooms are fully tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Matching pine bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 pine beds and matching wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 pine beds, wardrobe and cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom has matching pine furniture including double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, cheval mirror, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has 2 single pine beds with matching wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has 2 pine single beds, chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Bramble cottage is suitable for children of all ages, all baby equipment (cot, highchair and stairgate) available free of charge. Sorry but pets are not accepted. Outside: The 1/2 an acre garden is mainly laid to lawn with a large patio near the cottage with table/chairs/BBQ and sun parasol. The heated swimming pool is approx 8mx4m (26ft by 13ft) with a patio area facing south, and has sun loungers and parasols for our guests use. The swimming pool is for the sole use of the guests of Bramble Cottage.The swimming pool will be made available for use from mid May through to mid September, but depends very much upon the day and night time temperatures. Outside of these dates keeping an outdoor pool to a satisfactory temperature is extremely difficult even when heated. The pool is fenced off from the house and also has an alarm system. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, T-towels, bath mats are included in the rental price. All you need to bring is your own towels. For allergy reasons we do not supply cot linen. Optional final clean of £50 if you do not wish to clean the cottage on your departure.


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Stone Cottage With Private Heated Pool For Sole Use Of Guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Delightful Gite in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful Gite for 2 weeks, as with previous comments, we have been going on similar holidays to France for a number of years. We have stayed in bigger/smaller gites....gites with bigger/smaller pools but this is without doubt our favorite. The layout of the Gite itself was really conducive to a good family holiday, the area was so peaceful and private - the sounds of birdsinging and the distant peal of church bells and the very occasional tractor passing all added up to make this a really relaxing holiday. Our hosts Vanessa and David were on call and so helpful when we needed and otherwise unobtrusive. They have good advice on local areas to visit and there is so much to do and see within an hours drive either north or south of the gite for those days when you get tired of lolling around the pool!! - Weather was good and bad the first week but scorching the second week - Simply wonderful - Thank you

O'Connor Family Kilkenny Ireland

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you o'connor family for taking the time and trouble to review our cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and we hope to see you back again in the future, David and Vanessa
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A great away from it all Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Brittany and to Bramble Cottage and certainly won't be our last. The cottage is a rural location surrounded by trees and fields and the first thing that strikes you us silence, apart from birdsong little else is heard. On a clear night the sky is something to behold!!!

The cottage was excellent, probably the best equipped we have stayed in and we have been coming to France for the last 10 years.The cottage is well maintained and tidy.

Outside the there is a wooden table which seats 6 (cushions would be a welcome addition), the pool is heated and even on a cool day is warm enough to swim in, we were there during early September.

David & Vanessa were most helpful from the time we booked and during our stay.

We have no hesitation in recommending Bramble Cottage

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bramble Cottage. We note your comment regarding cushions for the wooden chairs and will purchase some for next year. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Vanessa and David
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Stunning cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to one of David and Vanessa's cottages, this time with our family. Bramble cottage is well located and the swimming pool was just amazing. It was well heated to 28 degrees and all the family used it every day. The cottage is so well equipped and as with their other cottages everything you need and more for a self catering holiday. The wifi is excellent and the English Freeview tv is ideal for long lazy evenings when the weather is a little cooler as our stay was in September. Would love to come back in the winter and make use if the woodburner ! We will be back again !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Having lived in Brittany we decided to come back for a holiday with our 2 young children. We chose Bramble cottage as it had a private fenced pool. From booking the cottage to leaving the owners David and Vanessa really looked after us. The cottage has everything our family wanted including toys for our 2 little boys and ample baby equipment. The large garden with swing was great and the swimming pool was warm and clean. The surrounding area offers so many things to do and we have re booked to come back in 2015 to see the dry Lake. We would recommend this cottage 100% to families of all ages or couples who are wanting a getaway holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kingston upon Thames

excellent holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Bramble cottage but will not be our last. The cottage is located in a rural location so ideal for a family relaxing holiday but close to all the amenities you require. The cottage was excellent, had everything you could ever want including toys for our two children. On arrival the cottage was very clean and well maintained. The swimming pool was heated and all the family loved it, this made our holiday. We would have no hesitation in recommending this to friends or family and we are coming back in 2014.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The 3 coastlines of Brittany are all within an easy 1 hours drive and each offering different landscapes. The beautiful Lac de Guerledan is only 20 mins drive away and offers some lovely sandy beaches which are ideal for young children and some also provide some shade.Many different water sports are offered on the lake including water skiing, canoeing and pedaloes.The Nantes to Brest canal is only 10 mins drive away and offers miles on unspoilt tow paths ideal for walking or cycling.


St Malo and Roscoff ports are an easy 1 1/2 hours drive away. Cherbourg and Caen are about 3 1/2 hours drive but these are on unbusy roads, not like the UK. Dinard, Brest and Lorient airports are all within 1 1/2 hours drive away and car hire can be arranged at all of these airports.

We can offer a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries to our guests, below is a list of the UK ports and French ports they operate from.

Poole and Portsmouth--- Roscoff, St Malo, Cherbourg and Caen.


The local village of Mellionnec is approximately 2kms away, it has a bar and an Organic shop. Rostrenen and Guemene sur scorff are about 10 mins drive away and they both offer a choice of supermarkets, restaurants, banks, pharmacies etc.

Further Details:

We can provide a 20% discount off Brittany Ferries crossings to France (from the UK and Ireland). Please usk us for the discount code should you require it.

Other ferry operators offer the following routes:- LD Lines Portsmouth to Le Harve (probably one of the cheaper crossings).

Condor Ferries. Poole to St Malo (fastcat). The Channel Tunnel is about 6 to 7 hours drive from us but will be the cheapest cost option especially if you have an early crossing. You can use your Tesco vouchers to pay for this and get a 4x multiplication on value.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mellionnec, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2017 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early june
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
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
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
On booking Bramble Cottage a 25% non returnable deposit is payable to secure the booking. The outstanding balance is then due 8 weeks before your arrival date along with a £150 security deposit cheque. A booking form will be sent to you by e-mail. A £50 cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit unless you would like the option to leave the cottage ready for the next guests. Arrival time 5pm/departure by 10am.Heating is not included in rental cost.

Changeover Day:
In peak season lettings are on a Saturday to Saturday basis and for 7 or 14 nights (please see pricing calender) but can be flexible from September through to May.
Arrival time 5pm, departure 10am.

25% deposit is required to secure the cottage! the outstanding balance and security deposit is due 8 weeks before your arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.