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Blavet River Cottage, River frontage, Private Heated Pool, Kayaks Bikes Fishing



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
St Nicolas des Eaux - Tranquil location, large private garden with lovely views of the river and valley.

The property has 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6.

One double. 2 twin bedrooms and all bedding and towels are provided.

On the second floor a hallway leads to the bedrooms and bathroom with bath, w.c.

The ground floor has a lounge with settees and log burner.

Dining area with Breton furniture, table and 6 chairs.

Exposed timber beams throughout.

A fully fitted kitchen, shower room and w.c.

Flat screen tv, dvd and cd player.

A good selection of dvds, childrens toys and books.

Outside there is a large covered barn containing a 8ft slate snooker table, 6 ft pool table, table tennis table and darts.

Also a variety of childrens toys and garden games.

We provide Kayaks, inflatable, fishing equipment and adult and childrens bikes.

Adjacent to the cottage is a large decking area with table and chairs.

Private garden with large lawned area with childrens swings, football goal.

Private heated pool with a decked seating area and summerhouse.

The village of St Nicolas des Eaux is approx 300mts away where there are various restaurants, bars, shop and tourist information.

Also you can hire electric boats and pedalos.

The tow path on the opposite side of the river is ideal for walking and cycling. Also watching the wildlife including coypu, otters and kingfishers.

The Blavet river is very good for fishing with carp, tench, bream and large pike.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Richard & Diana moved from the UK to Brittany over 10 years ago.

We are in our 50's and have been married for 34 years.

We have 3 children and moved to France for the pace and space.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a visitors book with wonderful comments going back to 2007.
Jan 2012
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and provides everything you could need for a relaxing or energising holiday. Real walking distance to the village and a great base to explore the area and region. Probably the best equipped French cottage we have rented - for adults and kids. Really enjoyed our stay and happy to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your excellent review. We try to make your stay as happy and hassle free as possible. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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Excellent Family Property

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a week here with our two children.

The cottage was exactly as described. Plenty fro the kids to do with the pool and the play barn. Plenty of space to charge around and burn off energy.

Well coated to go visiting the local towns and close to lots of beeches.

We will be returning very soon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful holiday and given us a great review.
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Fantastic place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent at week at River Blavet Cottage and can't recommend it highly enough. The bikes, kayaks, pool table, dart board, table tennis and pool kept us entertained whilst the absolutely stunning surroundings were a joy when we sat out at night with that well earned glass of wine after the day's activities. It's a beautiful part of France but, to be honest, there was so much to do that we only left the cottage to refill the fridge or to wander the 10 minutes into Saint Nicolas - a very quiet village on the river but with a couple of really good family restaurants and bars. An excellent place for a family holiday as you can be as lazy or as energetic as you like (perfect combination for our energetic 11 year old and more laid-back 14 year old!). The owners live nearby and will be on hand should you need anything otherwise will leave you to enjoy a wonderful and relaxing holiday in the most tranquil of surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased that you had such a great holiday. Thank you so much for your review.
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ideal holiday

  • 5 of 5

just back from a week in this cottage with wife daughter and three teenage grandchildren.As we know children of this age can get bored easily but not here,It has everything to keep them occupied,they loved the kayaking and spent a lot of time in the pool and fishing.the barn was a revelation with the pool,snooker and table tennis they loved everything about the facilities (happy kids happy mother and grandparents.rich and di were lovely hosts and were on hand if needed.I would highly reccomend this property to families for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for your comments.
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Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic stay as a family, the pool and table tennis table as facilities were the biggest hits. We loved walking beside the river, wandering into the centre of the village where we had the most fantastic paella. It's a shame the village doesn't have its own bakery but only a short drive away and the children loved asking for croissants and pain au chocolat at the boulangerie. The owner is lovely, great communication, very efficient. The property is completely as described so was absolutely brilliant, clean and well maintained. We also loved to eat out on the terrace next to the cottage and look down the garden to the river. We cannot recommend this property highly enough, it would suit a family or just a couple wishing to get away for some peace and quite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything the description says

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property for both energetic and less active visitors. Outside the comfortable thoughtfully equipped cottage, the garden extending down to the river provides plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounding sand/or the pool .We travelled as a couple but would love to return with our grandson who would enjoy the toys, bikes, kayaks and games, both indoors and outside.

It is an easy walk to the pretty village with its eateries and bars - one even serving locally brewed IPA for any non wine drinkers! The owners live nearby but keep a low profile unless called on for advice or recommendations.

We would not hesitate to recommend this holiday home and hope we can go back sometime

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the area and especially the location by the river.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lorient/Rennes/Dinard at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo/Roscoff at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Auray at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Port Louis/Lamor-Plage at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary


Port Louis and Larmor-Plage is the nearest beach approx 30 mins.

Carnac and Erdeven 40 mins.

The Quiberon pennisular 45 mins.

Take a boat trip to one of the islands in the Golfe du Morbihan.

All are sandy and unspoilt.


Ferry Ports

St Malo and Roscoff are 1.30 hrs away.

Caen and Cherbourg 3 - 4 hrs.

Le Harve 4 hrs


Lorient 30min

Rennes and Dinard 1.5 hrs.


St Nicolas Des Eaux village 300mts.

Plumeliau 3kms.

Baud and Pontivy 10kms.

Vannes 40kms.

Auray 20kms

Lorient 40kms.

Further Details:

St Nicolas des Eaux has 3 restaurants/bars, creperie and 2 separate bars.

A local shop and tourist information.

Pedalos and an electric boat can also be hired.

The nearest supermarket is 3 kms away in Plumeliau.

Go karts on the road to Plumeliau.

Pontivy and Baud are the nearest towns approx 10 mins.

The source of the Blavet river is Lac de Guerleden which approx. 7.5 miles long and is 25 mins away.

Close to that is the abbey Bon Repos.

Most days there is a local market that is worth visiting.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Speak to owner first regarding pets.
Changeover Day:
Blavet river cottage - Normally Saturdays. Arrive after 4pm and depart 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices from £395.
Can vary with number of people.
Please do not hesitate to ring us for any further information.
0033 297 518 974
Richard & Diana

25% deposit on booking.
Remainder 8 weeks before with £100 security deposit (which is returned after the holiday)
By Bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The property is very central for sight seeing or just relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. The village of St Nicolas des Eaux is one of the most picturesque in Brittany offering restaurants and bars.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor - shower room with wc, sink. First floor - bathroom with wc, sink, heater.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 & 3 twin beds. All bedrooms have exposed beams and Velux windows. Electric heating.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Welcome pack on arrival. Outside: Large garden with private heated swimming pool and decked seating area. Childrens swings, football goal. Large private garden leads to the river where the kayaks and dingy are stored. The Blavet is a slow flowing river and is ideal for fishing and swimming. Clients before have caught good size bream, carp, tench, perch etc. Some fishing equipment provided. Adjacent to the cottage there is a large decking with furniture. Also movable barbecue. Various adult and childrens bikes provided. Set of golf clubs if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. Other: Ground floor shower room, wc. Hot water tank in separate room.

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