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Cottage with Pool In Plouray, Between Pontivy And Rostrenen, Morbihan, Brittany

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Cottage in Plouray, Nr. Pontivy Area, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Central Location For Beaches, Lakes And Sites Of Interest

Welcome to St Maude, a country cottage set in 4.5 acres of gardens and woodland. Ideal for nature lovers, sit and relax and watch the buzzards and sparrow hawks circling or take a walk through the woods where you can try and spot the local wildlife. Fox and badger are regular visitors here and you may even spot deer if you're up early enough! Situated in a tranquil country setting you are guaranteed peace and quiet, yet the local village is just 2 mins away and the historical market town of Rostrenen, with its excellent selection of shops and restaurants, is a short 15 minute drive. Guests have access to our heated indoor swimming pool 9m x 4m.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Graham and Dawn are 50 somethings who have lived in Brittany for 14 years.

We moved here for a quieter life with more time to enjoy our many and varied interests.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great time we had at your beautiful cottage! Fantastic area, loads to see and do. A wonderful place to relax and chill out. Highlight of the stay was seeing the baby ducklings hatch. We'll definitely be back soon!

Thanks a million. - John and Nicola, Tyneside







We needed somewhere to recharge our batteries and we certainly found it here. Thanks, Graham and Dawn for all your help during our stay. You made us so welcome. We discovered some lovely places during our stay, and are looking forward to our next visit. Ben and Nikki - London
Feb 2014
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9 Reviews

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5

Perfect Autumn Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week staying in this perfect cottage which was equipped with everything we could want, spotlessly clean and furnished to a high standard. We were welcomed by Dawn and Graham who were friendly, helpful and generous supplying a welcome pack, a supply of wood for the fire and their time. The location is tranquil and very rural - we loved sitting on the back terrace looking over the countryside and enjoying the late Autumnal sunshine. We had taken our bikes and within an easy driving distance were able to cycle along the glorious Nantes/Brest canal, nice and flat, very quiet and absolutely stunning. A dip in the heated pool completed a perfect days activities. There is surprisingly plenty to do in the area, lots of lovely villages to explore and beautiful beaches within reach, although a bit quiet in October! We enjoyed a couple of lunches out in local creperies but in the evening preferred to stay in our cosy cottage around the fire.

We would, without hesitation, recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way possible.

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Summer holiday in this lovely gite at St Maude and got back last week. We've had a truly smashing time.

The gite was ideal for us. It was scrupulously clean, extremely well-equipped, spacious, well-laid out and in a nice, rural location in France.

Dawn and Graham could not have made better hosts. We found them to be friendly, helpful and welcoming but never intrusive. Dawn - I loved the invitation to the exercise class and meeting the other ladies and seeing your amazing cake creations. Graham - we really appreciated seeing the photos and hearing how the gite and house had been developed.

What made this holiday so good for us was the freedom. There was loads of outdoor space to play badminton, croquet, volleyball and lollop around reading with just the trees and sky in the distance. We loved the pool - really nicely done. And also liked being able to stroll out the door and along the lane for an evening walk or cycle.

We enjoyed the gite and surroundings so much that we only ventured out a few times. The Buddhist Centre made for a fascinating outing one evening. We went to Lac de Guerledan for canoeing, which was a really nice place to paddle and very good value.

We liked the local crepes but actually cooked at home a lot as the kitchen had every pot or utensil you might need. It was lovely to make a simple lunch and eat on the terrace under the brolly.

All wonderful. We didn't really want to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous - the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a perfect week in Graham and Dawn's beautiful gite in Plouray. We cannot emphasise enough how lovely this place is, and how well-looked after we were from the moment we arrived (as the Tour de Bretagne passed by the end of the driveway, incidentally). Graham and Dawn have thought of everything, as another reviewer has mentioned, and the accomodation is such high quality that, frankly, you'll find it hard to drag yourself away each morning.

Location-wise, it's perfect - around an hour to the Finistere/Morbihan coast and plenty to do in local towns and villages too. We particularly enjoyed our visits to Lorient, Concarneau and, at Dawn's suggestion, our trips to Pont Aven, Lac de Guerledan and Mur de Bretagne, amongst others.

As already mentioned, there's not a single facility missing - even a full range of UK freeview channels on TV, if you want them - and it's very comfortable indeed, both inside and out. Spotlessly clean and very beautifully decorated. The bonus is the lovely new pool which, although not quite finished, was a very welcome distraction at the property. Lovely big garden, with trampoline and room for a little one to run around.

Many, many thanks, Dawn and Graham - we've had such a brilliant week and will definitely be back (and that's a very big compliment from a family that never goes to the same place twice!).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a great week here. Thank you very much for all the lovely things you said in your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and you'd be welcome back anytime. Many thanks!
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Lovely, nothing had been overlooked.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in great area, welcomed by Graham and Dawn who were excellent hosts. Much bigger than expected and the pool was a bonus. Can't fault it. Great time had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all, you'd be welcome back anytime!
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A pretty, comfortable cottage in a peaceful hamlet

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this delightful house which was decorated in the french style and was provided with everything we needed by our hosts, Graham and Dawn. They live next door but were never intrusive. However they were on hand to help us with any little problems. We especially loved the terrace, facing lawns with baby rabbits hopping about, and the chestnut woodland beyond. The atmosphere was especially relaxing. There were many pretty little towns within easy reach, and it was not far from the beaches on the south coast which were perfect for swimming. A memorable stay and we would happily return and recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace & Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

St. Maudé is tucked away deep in the Morbihan beautiful countryside a very short drive of a couple of minutes away from the very quiet village of Plouray where the basic amenities of day-to-day life are available. The cottage is of very generous proportions, comfortably furnished and Dawn and Graham have thought of just about everything that you could possibly want or need. With a quiet and lovely view from the rear patio you can sit there for hours just listening to the bird singing. Dawn and Graham couldn’t be more helpful or welcoming and even provided basics foodstuffs and even some fresh eggs from their chickens plus a much appreciated bottle of wine. As a couple, Dawn and Graham are much more like friends then hosts and their kindness and humour left a lasting impression. We were sorry to leave but are hoping very much to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought our property because of it's location amidst wooded hills with lots of lakes and rivers nearby. It is a joy to wake up and be surrounded by picturesque countryside.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

We are centrally situated for the coast with the nearest beaches at Lorient less than 1 hour away.

The lake at Priziac is 15 mins drive and has canoes, kayaks etc.

Lac de Guerledan, with boats and bathing is 35 mins away.

An excellent new swimming pool is available at Pontivy, 30 mins drive.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Rennes (1hr50), Brest (1hr30) or Dinard(1hr50). All have hire car facilities.

The ferry ports of St Malo and Roscoff are approximately 1hr 45 mins drive.

We recommend you have a vehicle as we are in a rural location.

Distances:

Nearest village Plouray is 2 mins drive

Buddhist Centre 5 mins drive

Nearest town Rostrenen, 15 mins drive

Langonnet Abbey, 10 mins

Further Details:

Our local village, Plouray has a post office, bakers, village store, garage, doctor and bank.

Brittany, in general, has an abundance of things to see and do.

Beaches, lakes, water sports, medieval towns and villages etc.

In summer there are hundreds of fetes where you can hear local music, watch Breton dancing and eat the local delicacies - seafood and crepes are the thing here!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
£454
 
 
Low
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£420
for 5 nights
From
£84
£454
 
 
Mid
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£420
for 5 nights
From
£84
£526
 
 
High
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£426
for 5 nights
£596
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£696
for 7 nights
£696
 
 
Mid
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
£420
for 5 nights
From
£84
£526
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
From
£84
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Booking Notes:
We accept payment by cheque or bank transfer. Check in time is 15.00 hours, check out time is before 10.30 hours.

We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking. The balance to be paid not less than 6 weeks before arrival date.

In addition to the rental fee we will require a £100 refundable security deposit.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Saturday but we will be flexible where possible.

Arrival time 4pm, departure 10.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the fact that we have a choice as to how we live. One day you can be completely isolated, losing the day just pottering around the woods and gardens, and on the next day we can be partying at a local fete or dining with friends and neighbours.

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with large shower, vanity sink, w.c and lashings of hot water!

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, large wardrobe and storage drawers. Bedroom 2 with two single beds and generous wardrobe storage Double sofa bed in lounge

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage has been newly fitted out and decorated to a very high standard with modern comfortable furniture and beds. Fully insulated and double glazed the cottage is cool in summer, and for those guests staying during the colder months, the wood burning stove will keep you toasty warm! Logs are supplied ! The cost of electricity, gas and hot water is included in the rental cost. A generous welcome basket is provided to get your holiday off to a good start and the bathroom is stocked with the little essentials needed. We are sorry but we cannot accept pets. Please note that we do not permit smoking in the cottage. You are, of course, welcome to smoke on the patio. Thank you. Outside: Enjoy alfresco dining on your private patio which has table and chairs, sun loungers and parasols. If the sun gets too much, you can relax in the shade of the chestnut trees! A barbecue is provided for your personal use. The garden has plenty of space for kids to run around and take advantage of the supplied facilities - football, badminton, trampoline, tree swing etc. At the bottom of the garden, a path leads through our woodland where you can wander off the beaten track. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels (except beach towels) are provided and are changed weekly. Iron and ironing board provided. The cottage is cleaned free of charge at the end of rental period.

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