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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

St Nicolas des Eaux - Tranquil location, large private garden with beautiful views of the river and

The stone property is set in 5 acres with river frontage.

Private heated pool with decking and summerhouse.

Free Wi-fi.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 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 with its exposed original timber beam has a lounge with 2 settees and log burner.

Flat screen TV, with English channels.

Also a dvd and cd player.

A good selection of dvds, childrens toys and books.

Dining area with large Breton sideboard table and 6 chairs.

A welcome pack on your arrival.

A fully equipped kitchen.

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

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

Barbecue area.

Also a variety of childrens toys and garden games.

We provide Kayaks, inflatable, fishing equipment and selection of adult and childrens bikes (buoyancy aids and cycle helmets also provided).

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

Walk to the river or around the land with paths going through woods and grassland.

The Blavet is a slow running river ideal for boating.

Also a good variety of freshwater fish can be caught.

A few years ago it was voted best fishing river in France.

It has carp, tench, bream and large pike.

Permits can be obtained on line or at the Ardent Peche shop in Pontivy.

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.

Along the path 3 locks down there is a 12th century church built in the rock and another 3 more locks a good restaurant bar by the river.

Spot the wildlife including coypu, otters and kingfishers.

More Details

Richard and Diana Edwards
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Richard and Diana Edwards

Richard & Diana moved from the UK to Brittany over 15 years ago.

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

Richard and Diana Edwards purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Richard and Diana Edwards chose Saint-Nicolas des Eaux

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

Also St Nicolas des Eaux is one of the most beautifull villages in Brittany.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is very central for sight seeing or just relaxing with a book and a glass of wine.

Walk to St Nicolas des Eaux to the various restaurants and bars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a visitors book with wonderful comments going back to 2007.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Nicolas des Eaux in Bieuzy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
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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Blavet River Cottage, River frontage, Private Heated Pool, Kayaks Bikes Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Lovely cottage in beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at Blavet River Cottage we were charmed by the beauty of the grounds and how lovely the cottage looked. The owners had left some essentials which was a lovely touch. The property was clean and tidy and very well equipped. We enjoyed kayaking and playing pool during our stay as well as swimming in the pool and walking in the grounds. A lovely tranquil holiday - well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments.
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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: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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 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: 07-Jun-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: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Nicolas des Eaux, various restaurants and bars
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
St Malo/Roscoff
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Ramaison
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hotel Valley, Creperie
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Port Louis/Lamor-Plage
Car: necessary


Port Louis and Larmor-Plage are the nearest beaches 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 electric boats can also be hired.

The nearest supermarket is 3 kms away in Plumeliau.

Go karts on the road to Plumeliau.

Equestrian centre 2 kms away.

Pontivy and Baud are the nearest towns approx 10 mins.

The source of the Blavet river is Lac de Guerleden which is north of Pontivy. The lake has a beach and restuarants.

Close to that is the abbey Bon Repos.

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Nicolas des Eaux, Morbihan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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 £150

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 £150 security deposit (which is returned after the holiday)
By Bank transfer. No additional fees.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.