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Pretty Thatched Cottage In The Briere Natural Park



Updated: 27-Jul-2016
Cottage in St Joachim, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France - Peaceful Countryside Location 30 Minutes From The Beach

La Chaumiere is a pretty thatched cottage in the heart of the Briere natural park. Nestled on the Ile de Fedrun in the Briere marshes amongst other thatched cottages, with a large garden leading down to the canal round the island.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We live in England, but get over to France as often as we can. Our cottage is our "home from home" somewhere where we relax as soon as we get there.

Our other hobby is sailing which takes up a lot of weekends in the Summer, so we have decided to offer our cottage for holiday lets to get more use out of it.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


The cottage was exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find with the good directions given by the owners & with own parking facilities. Equipped with everything one would need for self catering. Helpful information in the cottage; great position for exploring La Briere. St Joachim only 15mins stroll away for local shops etc. Bus service to St Nazaire good. Wildlife fascinating. Would definitely recommend a visit to this cottage and the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind review.
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Charming cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is in the perfect location for a quiet, relaxing holiday. It is also within easy reach of some beautiful coastline and we enjoyed trips to St Marc, Piriac, Le Baule and Penestin among others. The historical town of Gurande is also well worth a visit. There is a good supermarket in nearby St Joachim which is open daily including Sundays. We also went on a guided barge tour on the Briere, and had a great meal and the local restaurant, La Hutte Brieronne. The cottage has a beautiful garden, perfect for outdoor meals or relaxing with a book and a glass of wine! Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with this area of France when we visited la Baule about fifteen years ago. Our cottage is on the island of Fedrun in the Briere marshes, where a large proportion of the properties ringing the island are thatched. Fedrun is a tourist destination in its own right - you'll often get people photographing the cottage - but it is a very peaceful rural location, but within easy reach of shops, markets, historic towns and fishing ports and some beautiful safe beaches. Some of our favourite places are historic towns like Nantes and Guerande, the chic resort of La Baule, pretty fishing ports such as Pornic, Le Poliguen, le Croisic and Piriac-sur-Mer as well as the beaches and coastal walks nearby.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nantes at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : St Joachim at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 175 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Nazaire at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ile de Fedrun at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : St Marc sur Mer at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary


Easy 30 minutes drive to a range of beaches including La Baule, as well as cliff-top coastal walks,


Use of a car is essential as St Joachim is not well served by public transport.

The nearest airports are Nantes (40 miles) and Rennes (60 miles). The nearest ferry port is St Malo (110 miles).


Nantes 40 miles

Rennes 60 miles

Vannes 40 miles

St Nazaire 10 miles

La Baule 20 miles

Further Details:

There is a small supermarket, boulangerie, pharmacy and a bank in St Joachim, which is a mile away. Montoir de Bretagne is 5 miles away and has a large supermarket.

There are two restaurants on the island - one Michelin 2*! - and a pizzeria on the road to the island about 1/2 mile away.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit on booking, balance to be paid not later than 8 weeks prior to start date of booking

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure by 1000, arrival after 1600.

If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, we will make the following refunds less a £30 administration charge.

Up to 8 weeks before booking start date– no cancellation charge.
4-8 weeks – 50% of the rate refunded.
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks – no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

We have a large garden leading down to the canal (which is fenced off). You can hire punts on the island or take a guided boat trip - you will see them going past the garden on the canal. We have a nice private shady terrace that is perfect for lounging about or eating outdoors. There are also local walks along the canals. The area is full of wildlife, there is a bird reserve about three miles away, and you will probably see birds such as storks and egrets during spring and summer.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Separate bathroom and wc with shower over bath.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large upstairs bedroom with double bed. Downstairs bedroom with double bed. Double sofa bed in lounge. In addition we have a baby cot and a high chair.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric radiators throughout. English and French TV Outside: Large garden leading down to the canal at the bottom of the garden and the marshes beyond. The garden is securely fenced. Terraced area below shady walnut tree overlooking sunny garden. Table and chairs, sun loungers and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not included.

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