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Two Cottages with heated pool, bikes boat kayaks and WIFI in riverside village

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy two bedroomed traditional beamed cottage with a large garden, centrally located for exploring Brittany.


We have two cosy traditional Breton stone cottages with beams, situated in the centre of the lovely floral riverside village beside the River Blavet. They can be rented together or individually.


The cottages are just 200yds from the riverside and the centre of the village where you will find a very popular creperie, a superb bistro, a good hotel restaurant and several bars, all with terraces overlooking the floral and tree-lined river and lock.


The beamed traditional cottages are comfortably furnished each with two good-sized double bedrooms.

A door from the living room leads to the stairs.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and excellent wardrobe space.

Serving the bedrooms are cloakrooms with wash basins and W.Cs.


Each master bedroom has a comfortable double bed; the pillows are soft and bouncy and if more are needed these can be supplied. There is a chest of drawers and a dressing table with a stool.


The second bedroom has comfortable twin 3ft divan beds suitable for adults. There is space for a put-u-up bed or cot.


We have cots available for all ages ( birth to 3yrs ) and put-u-up beds for older children.


Downstairs is a large living/dining room containing a three-piece suite, coffee table, large flat-screen English satellite TV, DVD player and free reliable WIFI. There is a good-sized dining table and chairs and a high-chair is available if required.


There is a modern shower room with a large shower cubicle, toilet and vanity unit on the ground floor


The kitchen is fully equipped for comfortable living with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and full oven the door from the kitchen leads into the large level grassed garden.


A washing machine, iron and ironing board, rotary washing line and pegs are provided.


The above-ground heated swimming pool and two full sized swings are safely fenced at the end of the two cottage gardens away from small children. The individual gardens are fenced, private, large and completely separate from each other.


We have adult and various-sized children's bicycles for the use of our guests but please bring your own helmets, children of 12YRS AND UNDER MUST WEAR HELMETS under French law.


Guests have the use of a 10ft glass fibre Rowing Boat and two kayaks, life jackets supplied.


Free reliable WIFI ( bring your own laptop)


Well-behaved dogs are welcome.


The cottages have separate, large, grassed, fully -enclosed private gardens, each with a BBQ, garden furniture consisting of tables, chairs and parasols for those meals alfresco on patios surrounded by colourful flowering plants and shrubs. Reclining sun beds for relaxing with a good book, or sunning after a cooling swim, (remember to bring a sun hat and sunglasses!) Ideal for a completely relaxing holiday.


There is a small blow-up paddling pool available for little ones.


If you prefer a more active holiday, one can walk or cycle for miles in each direction along the level towpath to Pontivy in one direction and, in the other, to a really lovely riverside restaurant for a drinks or very delicious meals for very moderate prices. An hour or two can be spent at the restaurant watching the activity on the river, including boats passing through the lock.


St Nicolas des Eaux is an area which is very popular with artists and your hostess has an interest in art and will be happy to help suggest subjects suitable for sketching and painting.


Cycling around the countryside or alongside the river with it's beautiful scenery is very popular.


We give you a welcome pack with basic goodies and a bottle of wine to ease your arrival.


Every morning a baker stops by the cottages with crusty bread, croissant and other delights.


There is a small shop in the village with essentials such as bread and wine.


The cottage is just 200yds from the riverside and there you will find a very popular creperie, a children's playground where one can have a picnic, electric boats that will take up to ten people, pedaloes, electric bicycles and canoes are for hire, a superb bistro, a good hotel restaurant and several bars, all with terraces overlooking the floral, tree-lined river.


During the summer there are craft and antique markets held at weekends in the village, also excellent weekly markets in the lovely historic towns within an easy drive.


There are frequent fetes with eating and dancing -- all great fun. But the main event of the year in St Nicolas des Eaux is Bastille Day on July 14 with a grand fete and, in the evening, a great fireworks display.


In addition to our free canoes and boat, other pedaloes, canoes and electric boats are available for hire in the village and more water activities further afield on Lac Guerledan.


There is a really nice children's playground and picnic area on the banks of the river.


Everything is a short stroll from the cottages so there is no need to use the car unless you wish to go further afield


The nearest supermarket, ATM and filling station is two miles away in Plumeliau.


A charming nine-hole golf course with reasonable green fees is found two miles from the cottages in the grounds of a ruined chateau.


Fishing is very popular on the river and nearby lakes for which a fortnightly permit has to be obtained for adults. We can assist with bait and rods.


The village is a central base for excursions to nearby beaches and historical sites with many interesting visits a short car-ride away.

We hope to make your stay with us a wonderful memory

More Details

Michael Hunt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Michael Hunt

Wife Patricia and I have lived in France for many years and had successfully let our two holiday cottages to couples and families until we decided to retire and travel the world. After several years of travelling we have now decided to once again settle in St Nicolas des Eaux making it our home and let our two lovely cottages. We hope that our guests will enjoy the village and surrounding area as much as we do. We live five doors away and are always on hand.

Michael Hunt purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Michael Hunt chose Pontivy area

We originally bought the cottages because we loved the area. The river is very pretty and tranquil and the walks and cycle tracks along the tow path are lovely. Guests can also cycle along the level tow path for miles in both directions. A holiday here can be as active or relaxing as you wish. The area is very popular with both artists and anglers, fishing rods are available for loan. There are many opportunities to sketch and paint the beautiful local scenery. The cottages exhibit the several of Patricia's paintings.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of the two properties are that that they are not part of a gite or holiday complex although we have put a heated swimming pool in the garden and also two full sized swings. The large gardens are separate but the pool and swings will be shared at the top of the gardens. You are immersed in life in a real Breton village. It can be as peaceful or as active as you wish. You could spend a week without needing to get in a car. There is a shop that supplies many essentials a 3 km bike ride away and a baker delivers excellent bread every day to the cottages at 8.15am every day except Monday. There is a meat and fish delivery van that visits several times a week at noon, he toots his horn loudly to announce his arrival. A real escape from the hectic grind of daily life and work.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely stay here, a good base to explore the area.

Josselin a must see, also Quiberon.

Fantastic beaches all around the coast.

Good food and wine at the supermarket in Plumeliau.

Mike and Patricia lovely hosts, made us very welcome.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Nicolas des Eaux in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Upstairs Cloakroom with vanity unit, toilet and cupboard
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower cabinet, toilet and vanity unit.
  • Shower room with good sized shower enclosure, W.C. and wash hand basin on vanity unit on the ground floor. On the first floor by the bedrooms is a W.C. with a wash hand basin. Large cupboard containing a hair dryer and toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , The beds are 3ft divans. The cot can be supplied on request
    Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , One cot has an bassinet insert for baby under 6 months
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 plus child or baby (2 Bedrooms) 2 cots available, one for under 6 months of age Notes on bedrooms: Good sized Master Bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror, bedside tables, reading lamps, hair dryer. Bedroom 2 is also a good size with two 3ft. divan single beds, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror, bedside table with reading lamp. Bed linen and towels and beach towels are supplied. Two Cots available, one with a bassinet for the baby under 6 months old. A Z-bed is available for a child or small adult. A Large walk in wardrobe on the landing serves both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is suitable for children and the active elderly, the stairs are quite steep as it is a character cottage with exposed beams in all rooms. There is a door at the bottom of the stairs ensuring safety for small children. You will find everything for your comfort and convenience. Reliable WIFI is available ( bring your laptop ) There is a toilet with a wash basin next to the bedrooms for night time use and a large walk in wardrobe on the landing. The large shower room with a toilet is on the ground floor. The cottage is very quiet, it is in a row of typical picturesque stone Breton cottages some with thatched roofs. There are permanent, very friendly French residents in other the cottages. All restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance. Every day at 08.15am with the exception of Monday, the baker stops in the lane with bread and croissants etc. for your convenience. In the village there is a shop selling bread, wine and some other essentials. Outside: The garden furniture consists of a large table and 6 chairs plus a parasol, reclining chairs for sun bathing, A moveable BBQ is provided for your sole use. The pretty grassed garden has flowering shrubs and is completely enclosed by hedges and fencing, therefore very safe for little ones and giving a good degree of privacy. there is a rotary washing line and pegs. FREE bicycles are available to use. Utility Room: Washing machine. Iron and ironing board. Clothes pegs. Hot water cylinder. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels and bed linen are supplied free of charge. Cot linen is also available. Weekly linen change for longer stays if required. Toilet Soap, Toilet paper, Dishwasher and washing detergent is supplied.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Wonderful stay in an exceptional location

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was a real home from home and no effort was spared to make us comfortable. The children loved the b ikes and trips on the river in the boat.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage. A real home from home. Will definately be returning. Mike and Midge fab hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage in a quiet little village not far from bigger towns. Very well equiped. Owners were very welcoming and gave us loads of useful information. Nothing was too much trouble. The pattiserie lady coming round in the mornings was a real treat as was the local Bistro. We enjoyed using the heated pool and the rowing boat on the river a short walk away. Very relaxed atmosphere around the village. The locals are very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. We really enjoyed your stay and are pleased that you enjoyed using the pool and rowing boat. We intend to have two canoe / Kayaks next year. The bicycles have also been very popular. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Thoroughly recommend - great place and people with lots to do

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks staying at Blavet cottage. The kids (5 and 8 year old boys) loved the garden, rope swing, swings, swimming pool and outdoor games as well as the rowing boat and the visiting baker (pain au chocolate every morning - definite diet for me now!). We took the boys bikes and borrowed the adult bikes that the owners had available, we loved the bike rides alongside the beautiful river tow path. There were lots of treasures to be found like the chapel in the rocks and secret tunnels. So much wildlife and good food. The house was lovely and had every home comfort you could think of including English TV, beach towels and hairdryer. You really could just turn up with your clothes! Patricia and Michael couldn't be more friendly and helpful , always at hand if we needed them, living only a couple of doors down. They recommended places to go and things to do. Having two small children it was nice that an English couple familiar to the area were close at hand in case of emergency especially as our French is so bad! We recommend taking up the owners offer of dinner on the first night it was delicious and a great start to the holiday after a tiring day travelling. Overall I can see it would suit all ages as it is an old village which is peaceful and beautiful but with so much activity with all the provided equipment and local sites such as Karting, high ropes, interesting markets, châteaux and places to see. We loved the mOving metal sculpture museum in Lizio - so magical we spent hours there and the parc de prehistoire ar Malsanac which showed life size dinosaurs and then showed scenes through to moder human in an old slate quarry setting. So many others things to mention its sufficient to say we had a great time. Thank you so much for a relaxing and wonderful holiday. I am sure we will be back again ☺

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday and discovered why we love St Nicolas des Eaux and the surrounding area. We try to give our holiday makers the best experience with out being intrusive. Thank you for visiting us and we hope you return in the near future.
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Cottage with 2 bedrooms and fully equiped kitchen outside there is a garden ,patio area and pool

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here .

lovely village , lots of places to visit which are not too far to drive to.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

We took up the offer of a home cooked meal on arrival which was very good,and most welcome after a long journey.

The cottage had everything in it we required .

Outside is a patio table reclining chairs and barbeque .

The new heated outdoor pool was an added bonus as was the use of the bikes and the rowing boat.

There are a couple of nice restaurants within walking distance, and plenty of places to walk / cycle along the river .

All in all very enjoyable and thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are very fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France and to be able to share it with such appreciative guests as yourselves.
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Lovely part of the world to relax and take time out.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is set in a beautiful village with a lovely river running through it. Lovely for walking, cycling and kayaking. The owners are very friendly and helpful and it is situated in a good position to visit towns and sites.

Thanks you for a nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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A small, charming property with good facilities in a scenic French Breton village on a river.

  • 5 of 5

This small two bedroom house is located in lovely St Nicolas-des-Eaux, right in the middle of the Breton countryside. It is about 12 km from Pontivy and ca 50 car minutes from some excellent beaches, i.e. Carnac, Erdeven, Guidel plage etc. St Nicolas lies on the river Blavet which invites visitors to paddle, kanoe, walk, cycle or even take a dip. Its banks are lined with beautiful trees and meadows and it is ideal for picnics or a leisurely stroll past the interesting locks. Every summer avantgarde artists display their latest works in the numerous chapels, which might be of some interest to art lovers.

We used to come to this area when our children were growing up and they enjoyed the absolute freedom to roam around the fields and the river with their French friends.

After a long break we decided to return to this peaceful corner of the world but this time it was just the two of us. We decided to rent a property and. our choice turned out to be excellent. The owners, Patricia and Michael Hunt, were most welcoming and helpful and can provide 'newcomers' with countless suggestions as to what to visit, where to eat etc etc.

The house itself is very cosy and extremely well stocked with all necessities in kitchen and bathroom. It even has a walk-in-wardrobe and a utility area!

The garden is large and benefits from a plunge pool, loungers, two coal barbecues and a big cherry tree giving shade.

The adjacent property belongs to Michael and Patricia too. Both houses are separated by a fence which opens up at the back of the gardens to allow a share of the pool. This would make it an ideal holiday spot for two befriended or one large family.The only suggestion for improvement would be to install some kind of cooling unit or air-conditioning in the bedrooms as they tend to become very hot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
21 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week will be required to reserve the cottage, this will be kept as a security deposit and refunded immediately on the completion of the holiday. The balance will be due one month before the commencement of the holiday. Payments can be made via direct electronic bank transfer ( no charge ) or Paypal (plus their charges.) Ask about 10% Brittany Ferries discount before booking ferry.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but we will consider an alternative day. Arrival time is 4pm on the day of arrival and departure time is 10am on the day of departure. If accommodation is required before or after the holiday this may be available.

Notes on prices:
Long winter lets are available for £400 per calendar month plus utility bills.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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