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Charming Gites on a Two-Acre Rural Retreat with Heated Pool and Games Room - La Chaumière (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 )

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Family-friendly Gites at Gites Guebernez, with Countryside Views and Close to Villag

La Chaumière (formerly called La Grande) and L'Ecurie are at Gites Guebernez, a two-acre rural retreat with a shared heated pool and decked terrace with beautiful countryside views and an indoor games room. Made of local granite, the gites are typically Breton in style and have lots of rustic charm and wood fire burners - but also Wi-Fi.

* Guests can take advantage of a 20% discount with Brittany Ferries.

La Chaumière sleeps 6 in three bedrooms and has a large open plan living space and two bathrooms. It's ideal for a large family or two families sharing.

L'Ecurie sleeps 5 in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples or families with children. It was once a cattle shed and has been beautifully renovated with lots of character. The large open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room has wood beams and a restored oversized granite fire-place.

A third smaller gite, Le Pressoir, was once a cider press and sleeps 4 people with two bedrooms - a double and a twin. It is ideal for couples or families with older children (not toddlers).

New for summer 2016 is our largest gite, La Maison du Puits. It sleeps 8 people and has four or five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large living space. One bedroom is on the ground floor and can be used as a children's play room.

We have a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016. We were recently featured in The Guardian newspaper, which described Guebernez as 'a gorgeous spot – a cluster of mellow stone buildings with wooden shutters, amid rolling farmland and forest'.

All gites have outside seating areas with tables and chairs, parasols and barbecues. They share an overground pool, which is open from late May until early September and is heated to at least 25 degrees. It is surrounded by a large decked sun terrace, facing south, and has lovely views across rolling farmland and woodland. Our oversize sunbeds are perfect for relaxing and taking in the views.

Next to the pool is our indoor games room, with a pool table, table tennis, punch bag, WII console, fancy dress box, books and DVD library.

We are just a mile (10/15-minute walk) from the pretty village of Ploerdut, with a fantastic bakers, grocery shop selling local produce, a pizzeria/creperie, a hugely popular restaurant, two bars, a tennis court, and a small weekly market. The village restaurant, Chez Marie Thé, does a great value three-course lunch and unlimited wine for just €11.50 and is hugely popular with locals and visitors. It will give you a real taste of life in rural Brittany. A large InterMarche supermarket is a 10-minute drive away in the historic Medieval town of Guémené sur Scorff, which is also home to more restaurants, shops, bars and a cosy cinema. We can also recommend the honey made by our neighbours and the delicious bread baked weekly in the old village bread oven and sold at the Friday market.

Guebernez is the perfect spot for families, but outside of the school holidays it becomes a peaceful retreat for walkers, cyclists, writers and those who want to experience the tranquility of rural Brittany, but still be within easy reach of the coast and big towns. Owners, Bev and Warren, also run walking holidays for groups of 8 or more, exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, the stunning Brittany coastline, the Nantes Brest canal, ancient chapels and Medieval market towns. In 2016, they have also introduced walking photography holidays and walking yoga holidays, in the spring and autumn. See their website for more details (website is listed under facilities).

Bev runs a weekly fitness club for friends and neighbours and can also recommend routes for jogging or cycling. Yoga, zumba, boxercise, massages and beauty treatments can also be arranged. The village tennis court is free and there's no need to book.

Guebernez is the perfect place for a special celebration. Guests are welcome to use the party barn and the owners can arrange everything from catering to bouncy castle hire.

Warren, a keen gardener, has a well-stocked vegetable garden and there's usually plenty to share with guests.

Children will love the swings and slide, the rope swing, ride-on tractors, the fancy dress box, puppet theatre (children can make their own puppets), skittles, football, volley ball, and other toys and games. Bev runs a fun weekly Treasure Hunt. New for 2016 is a little 'den', made by Freddie and his Dad from bamboo.

There's plenty to do on site but also quiet spots for relaxation. Take a stroll up the lane to admire the views across the rolling fields and woodland or settle down with a book on the sun terrace.

Bikes can be hired nearby and, with hardly any traffic, the area is perfect for road cycling. There are also plenty of dedicated routes for mountain bikers too. For more gentle cycling, the Nantes-Brest canal and the River Blavet are close by.

Gites Guebernez is ideally located to explore some of Brittany's best-loved tourist locations. The ancient stones of Carnac, the walled coastal city of Concarneau, and the upmarket resort of Benodet are all around an hour's drive. So too is the beautiful town of Pont Aven, famous for its art galleries and Paul Gaugin museum, the elegant harbour city of Vannes, plus Auray, Quimper, Pontivy, and Josselin. The Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake, is a 30-minute drive away, while smaller lakes, with kayaks, pedalos, sailing, and beaches, are even closer. The lake at Priziac is just a 10-minute drive away and is perfect for children, with a small beach, pedalos, playground and a little café.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage La Chaumière (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 ), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

La Chaumière has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious open-plan living space. It has plenty of rustic charm, with exposed stone walls, original oak beams, and a large granite fireplace and wood burner. The living area has comfortable sofas and a large rustic dining table. The French-style kitchen has an electric oven with gas hob, dishwasher, and microwave. Upstairs, there are two spacious double bedrooms and a children's room with bunk beds (all with black out curtains). A newly-fitted upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower. There is a second bathroom downstairs with a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. A double sofa bed can accommodate two extra guests and we have cots for babies. There is Wi-Fi, English TV (freeview channels), a DVD player and games. The outside dining area has a table and chairs, parasol and BBQ. A laundry room is located opposite the gite with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We (Bev, Warren and our son Freddie) are originally from Brighton but had always talked about escaping the city and living the 'good life'. After spending many summers exploring France in our VW camper van, we decided on central Brittany, viewed countless properties, and fell in love with Guebernez. Alongside looking after the guests and Freddie, and the cats and chickens that we inherited with the house, we have both managed to continue our careers as a travel journalist (Bev) and an interiors/landscape photographer (Warren). Now in our sixth year here, we have welcomed so many lovely people to Guebernez and have made some great friends. Freddie, now 6, has enjoyed having a stream of new playmates and, luckily, he's very good at sharing! We're looking forward to lots more fun in 2016.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Ryan family, Chester, August 2014

A great week at Gites Guebernez. All our needs were catered for - young and old. Thank you Bev, Warren and Freddie (and the chickens and cats).

Jess, Marc, Osian and Iolo, Cardiff, August 2014

Another fantastic family holiday in Guebernez. We'll be back again x

The Oxley family, York, August 2014

A relaxing two weeks - just what we all needed. Thoroughly enjoyed our lazy days in and out of the pool, the French markets, long lunches and eating a lot of cheese!! You've created a very special place.

Paul, Ella, Owen and Finlay, Stowmarket, Suffolk, July 2014

A huge thank you to Bev, Warren and Freddie, the chickens and the vegetable patch for a very hospitable week 'living the dream' as Warren put it!

Elizabeth, Dan, Phoebe and Tom, Dulwich, July 2014

A lovely restful week in beautiful Guebernez. Thank you Bev, Warren and Freddie for looking after us so well.

Jenny, Nick, Jamie and Robbie, Sheffield, July 2014

A fantastic week - thanks.

Steve, Dawn, Tom, Aimee and Aaron, July 2014

Had a fantastic week, wonderful weather and great hospitality from Bev, Warren and Freddie.

Laura, Jamie and Charlie, July 2014

We've had a lovely week and really don't want to go home tomorrow. Fantastic recommendations as well. Charlie has loved chasing the chickens and will forever remember this holiday as when he learnt to say 'tractor'.

Marie, David, Amy (5), Chris and Milo (2), Belfast, July 2014

Thank you Bev, Warren and Freddie. We had a lovely time. It was a wonderful two weeks.

Rob, Lou, James and Harry Wycherley, Longcot, Oxfordshire, July 2014

We've had a super break. Really comfortable gite, great location and reliable tips in the info file. What a great base from which to explore Brittany. Top stuff. Going home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Alun, Sarah, Edie and Evan Callendar, Brighton, June 2014

A super stay in the gite. V. relaxing. Edie loved the cats and Evan loved chasing the chickens. We had a magical midsummer evening playing boule to the sound of swallows, swifts, sparrows and chaffinches. Look out for the hares and deers in the field below while the bats fly overhead in the dusk.

Simon, Catherine and Emse, St Albans, June 2014

Thank you for a fantastic holiday - our first as a family. The gite was fantastic.

Richard, Leanne, Emily and Alex, June 2014

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. The children have loved having free rein to run around outside - Alex chasing the chickens and Emily has loved spending time with Freddie and the other children.

The Lawries, Clare, Peter, Grace (3) and Blake (20 months), St Albans, June 2014

We have had a fab holiday here. Grace and Blake have loved it here enjoying the beautiful grounds, the swings and slide, chasing the chickens and dressing up and playing with all the toys

Helen, Dominic, Esme and Luke, London, April 2014

We had such a lovely holiday. The children loved running around the gites - all that freedom.
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

West Sussex
5

Wonderful family break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Easter holidays and it was such a perfect family holiday.The gite is wonderfully equipped and the owners couldn't be more friendly. We were lucky enough to have warm weather during the day, but as this was April we lit the fire in the evenings. Very cosy! The grounds and surrounding countryside are stunning. I absolutely fell in love with Brittany - there's so much to do whatever your age or interest - beaches/shopping/adventure parks/culture/country walks etc. Can't wait to go back again in 2015!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sussex
5

Blissful Brittany retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful, stunning chunk of French countryside to stay in with plenty of privacy but still people on hand to give hints and tips on what to do in the area. We totally lucked out. We were really excited when we were shown around the two-acre grounds by the super-friendly English owners Bev and Warren and then to our pretty stone gite, with its egg-shell blue door. La Grande sleeps 6-8 people so there was loads of space for the family and the open plan living space was perfect for the little ones. I loved cooking up food from the local markets in the kitchen and serving outside in the sunshine, then watching the kids enjoy themselves in the grounds while we sampled the local tipple.

Upstairs? The kids adored the bunk beds. Handy to have a bathroom up there (bath and shower) and downstairs too. We got away with some lovely lie ins in the morning, thanks to the English TV and we brought a few DVds with us too as there is a DVD player but the kids were too busy running around the grounds, going on all the garden toys, jumping in the heated swimming pool (it was scorching when we stayed) and playing hide and seek to watch them. There is also a games room near the pool with table tennis, pool and WII games.

Husband, addicted to his mobile, was pleased at the free wifi too!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dinah. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you get the chance to come back soon and sample more of the local tipple! Bev, Warren and Freddie
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London
5

Wonderful as always

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful relaxing holiday as always. Such a great place to explore Brittany. Highlights of the week included fancy dress table tennis tournament, watching the shooting stars, finding starfish and big crabs at Plage St Nicolas and delicious beurre de sel caramel crepes. The boys can't wait to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for posting the review. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Guebernez soon. Tell the boys that Freddie has even more lego to share now! Bev, Warren and Freddie
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Brilliant Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this place - we have two boys and we really love it. Lots to do, really relaxing, great restaurants and amazing scenery. The accommodation was lovely, very chic, spotless and the hospitality was also really helpful. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

As soon as you come down our drive, you'll understand why we fell in love with Guebernez. In all, we probably viewed well over 150 properties before we found our dream Brittany home. As soon as we saw the cluster of charming rustic buildings and the beautiful setting and views, we knew we'd found the 'one'. We came to stay here before we made an offer and loved the feel of the place. It met all the criteria - quiet and yet within walking distance to a village with a bakers, bar and restaurant, surrounded by countryside but still within easy reach of the beach. The roads are so quiet and we've discovered so many stunning beaches, lakes and walks, but there's still lots more to explore. The locals have been so welcoming and we have already made lots of friends, and when we want to go back to the UK and see family, it's an easy hop across the water.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Ploerdut at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ploerdut at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Lake at Priziac is just a 10-minute drive away. It's perfect for children, with a small sandy beach, play area, picnic tables and a cafe in the summer months. Other lakes with beaches are within 20 minutes drive. The largest, the Lac de Guerledan, has beaches and restaurants. Surrounded by forest, it's a popular spot for walking and cycling. Guebernez is also around 45 minutes from the stunning coastline of Morbihan, a mix of sweeping sandy beaches, rocky coves, inlets and islands.

Distances:

A short walk away is the charming village of Ploerdut, which has a bakers, corner shop, a creperie, two bars and a hugely popular restaurant, all set around a pretty church square. The restaurant, Chez Marie Thé, does a hearty three-course lunch and unlimited wine for just €11. The town of Pontivy, on the Nantes-Brest canal, is a 30-minute drive. So too is the Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake. The stunning sandy beaches of the Morbihan coast are a 45-minute drive.

Travel:

St Malo is 2hrs by car, Roscoff 1hr 45, Caen 3hrs 30, Cherbourg 4hrs 20mins, Le Havre 4hrs 50mins. Brittany Ferries sails to these ports from Portsmouth, Poole, Weymouth, Plymouth and Cork. We can get you 20% off with Brittany Ferries. Condor Ferries sails from Poole/Weymouth to St Malo and from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. The closest airports are Quimper (1 hr), Brest (1hr 30 mins), Rennes (2hrs), Nantes (2hrs 20mins) and Dinard (2 hrs). Fly with BA, Flybe, easyJet and Ryanair.

Further Details:

Guebernez is surrounded by hiking and cycling trails to suit all abilities. If you don't want to venture too far from the gites, there are some lovely walks on our doorstep. Cycling is a French passion and this part of the country is well-equipped for cyclists, with clear roads for racing and voies vertes (nature trails) for mountain biking. Bring your own bicycle or we can arrange for bike hire.

Morbihan's year-round programme of festivals means there is always a party going on, whether it's a moules frites night in the local village or Lorient's renowned annual celtic music festival. One of Brittany's most spectacular events, Le Son et Lumiere, takes place over a fortnight in August at the Abbaye de Bon Repos, beside the nearby Lac de Guerledan. It's not to be missed.

Special interest holidays:

New: guided walking holidays. Explore the stunning coastline, lakes, canals, forests, countryside, ancient chapels, villages and medieval market towns of rural Brittany on a guided walking holiday. Groups of 8-16 people are welcome. Or, capture the beauty of Brittany on a photography walking holiday. We can also arrange yoga classes and beauty treatments on site or nearby.

For special occasions (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) guests can use our old chapel barn. We can help arrange catering, photography, a bouncy castle or anything else you require for your celebration. Please email us for more information.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Winter/Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£445
for 7 nights
£445
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Spring/Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Height of summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 14 nights
£925
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
£995
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance must be paid at least 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are on Saturdays but can be flexible in the low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices include bed linen and use of electricity. Towels can be provided for a small extra charge. Winter lets also include a barrowload of wood for the fire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Guests at Guebernez always comment on the lack of cars on the road, how easy it is to get around, the beautiful beaches and lakes, the lack of crowds, the great food, the ridiculously low price of eating out (€11.50 for a three-course lunch with wine), the fabulous Friday night pizzas, the friendliness of the locals, the choice at the local supermarket, the views from our pool terrace, the peace and quiet, and how they wish they'd booked another week. Many families come back again, often bringing friends and other family members with them. Children love having the space and freedom to run around and make friends, and parents love having time to themselves. The gites have been approved by babyfriendlyboltholes, which means they are well equipped for infants, toddlers and young children. Stairgates, baby monitors, potties, change mats, bouncers and lots more can be provided to help parents travel more lightly. Bev and Warren even make sure children arrive to find age appropriate books in their bedrooms. Guebernez really is a special place and the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of France.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The gites at Guebernez have outside seating areas with tables and chairs, parasols and barbecues. They share a heated swimming pool with a south-facing sun terrace. Our indoor games room has a pool table, table tennis, WII games, punchbag and a video and book library. There is also a large lawn for football, volley ball, French cricket, badminton or rounders. Little ones will love our Treasure Hunts and messing about in our fancy dress box. Our well-established veggie patch produces organic vegetables and flowers year round and there is usually enough to share with guests. We have a young orchard of apple, pear, peach and cherry trees. Our decked sun terrace has stunning views across the surrounding countryside, while our tranquil shady garden is the perfect place to curl up with a book. We have a large stone barn with beautiful oak beams that can be used for dinners or parties and a petanque pitch which takes advantage of the evening sun. The gites have Wi-fi access. In the spring and autumn we run walking holidays, walking/photography holidays and walking/yoga holidays. Please ask us for more details.

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