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Delightful Josselin Townhouse, Private Gated Garden, Secure Off-Street Parking



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
3 bedroom, 3 bathroom/WC Prime Canal-Side Location In Historic Town, Perfect for Walking, Cycling, Boating and Sight-Seeing

The house can be accessed at street level and also through its garden. It benefits from a sought after, river-side setting, and yet it is just two minutes walk from Josselin's medieval heart, with its many restaurants, creperies and bars. Fresh baguettes, cakes and croissants are available from a boulangerie just seconds away. Our newly renovated and decorated townhouse has a beautiful bedroom and bathroom suite in a spacious, beamed room, across the entire top floor, two further double bedrooms and a shower room on the middle floor and a fully-equipped kitchen, sitting room with English TV and WC on the ground floor. The lower ground floor houses a utility room and provides access to the garden and river beyond. There is also secure parking for a car and bicycles, with further parking directly outside the rear of the house. The Nantes-Brest canal is at the bottom of the secure gated garden.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a London based family, and we spend as much time as possible here, in our gorgeous French retreat! We usually bring our labradoodle, Scruffy, who is in her element here, never happier than when she's swimming in the Nante Brest canal. We live in north London and work in the centre, so our little house is a wonderful alternative to city living.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


A charming house in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming house in a wonderful location by the canal with easy secure parking. Josselin is lovely with many fine walks. And a patisserie within fifty metres is a real bonus! We loved it.

Rob and Shirley (Kent, UK)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little disappointing

  • 3 of 5

Excellent location, overlooking the canal. Good, private, secure parking. Well equipped with washing machine and dishwasher. Would have rated higher, but unfortunately we were disappointed immediately on arrival, by the lack of cleanliness - ie, dirty, used sponge left on the kitchen sink and more in cupboard; leftover bits of soap in soap dish; half used food items in fridge, sugar basin half full of solid, damp sugar - all off-putting. Bedding was clean, but very tired looking (adequate, but not welcoming). Lovely views spoilt looking through dirty windows. Expected better, particularly having paid £100 a night.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am sorry you experienced a less than exceptional stay in our house, which is something we endeavour to provide at all times.
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A charmimg town house in a pictuesque setting in Josselin.

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful property which is clearly loved by the owners and not just a 'holiday let.'

It has a garden and lovely views of the canal and beyond especially from the top floor balcony.

We had lovely walks by the canal and took the boat out.

It comfortably accommodates six in three double bedrooms.

The off road parking was an added bonus.

All in all I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house in lovely Josselin

  • 5 of 5

What a superb house in an absolutely perfect spot in Josselin. Boulangerie directly opposite. Secure off road car parking. Best restaurant in the town (Table d'O) just up the road. What more could one ask for re location. The house itself is comfortable and spacious - loved the en-suite bath on the top floor! Property beautifully maintained while keeping the old world charm and spotlessly clean.

Second time we had holidayed in Josselin and certainly won't be the last. Would definitely recommend this. We aim to be back maybe next year and this house top of the list!

Thank you Ruth

Nigel & Elizabeth

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent. Great central Brittany location. House met and exceeded expections and lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We picked both the house and Josselin on a last minute rush and couldn't have been happier. The town itself is like something out of a fairy story and well worth a vacation where you would just stay put. The Boulangerie is immediately across the street and brings much appreciated local gossip and croissants. The house is fairly well kitted out with comfortable beds, cooking spices, dish soap ect. The town is perfectly centrally located for a driving vacation being 45 minutes from the beaches of the Morbihan, and an hour from Dinard airport, At Malo,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Josselin

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Josselin. Our accomodation was comfortable, clean, well positioned and had lots of character. Wonderful to look out over the canal and the reflections were superb. Having a Patisserie straight across the road was great and their croissants best we have ever tasted. Improved only if we could have accessed via the front door!!! Having said that, having a key box was excellent and off street parking a bonus.

Josselin is a beautiful town , magnificent chateau, friendly and lots of culture to experience.

Central location meant we could travel not huge distances to many attractions.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with Josselin in early 2013, after a flying visit, and bought our house that same summer. The minute we swept around from the main street onto the canal road and took in that sensational view, we knew we wanted a place here. The river, the chateau and our future home were right there in front of us. Josselin has the lot in terms of traditional French charm, with its mix of cafes and quality restaurants, interesting little shops, chateau tours and Saturday market, as well as colourful annual festivals and holy days, gorgeous walks and opportunities for boating and cycling. It's a beautiful town, bursting with history and culture. There are numerous places to discover and explore nearby, from the ancient megaliths at Carnac to stunning secret sandy beaches on the south coast and enchanting forests in all directions.

Activity and Interests


Brittany's beautiful south and south-west coastal resorts are about 45 minutes drive away and you can be on the Ile aux Moines in an hour or so.

A large swimming lake with beach area, Lac du Duc, in Ploermel, is 15 minutes drive and there is an indoor swimming pool 20 minutes drive away.


How to get there

Dinard and Rennes airports are just over an hour's drive from Josselin. Nantes and Brest airports, about 2 hours. (Car hire is recommended.) The channel port of St Malo is a 1 hr 30 drive. Alternatives ferry crossings are Roscoff, Cherbourg and Caen. Calais & Boulogne are around 6 hrs drive.


Brittany's sandy shores, jagged coasts, legendary forests, mysterious menhirs and megaliths and flower-laden canals are easily accessible from Josselin. Vannes, gateway to Golfe du Morbihan with its historical centre, shops and port is 40 mins drive, the Forest of Paimpont (Broceliande) is 30 minutes drive, Rennes, Brittany's capital, is under an hour away and medieval Rochefort-en-Terre is 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier stands in the heart of town, surrounded by pavement cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as the Mairie, banks, post office, boulangeries and other shops and services.

On Saturday mornings, a colourful market stretches through the main streets, selling a varied selection of local produce and local crafts. There is another in Malestroit, 20km from Josselin, on Thursday mornings. On the outskirts of the town are two large supermarkets with petrol stations.

Josselin is well situated for cycling and canoeing along the Nantes/Brest canal and bikes and canoes can be hired locally.

In nearby Vannes there is a fine indoor swimming pool with water slides, which is popular with those with young children.

Ploermel with more restaurants, shops, a large lake with beach, and a 9 hole golf course is 15 minutes drive from Josselin


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit is required on confirmation of booking with full payment required 8 weeks prior to arrival.
A further deposit of £250 will be returned in full if no damage has been incurred and if the property is left in the condition it was rented in.
Please arrive after 4pm and depart by 10.30am to allow for housekeeping.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, but is flexible by prior arrangement.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our house has the advantage of two entrances: at the front, on the street side (with mouthwateringly good boulangerie seconds away), and at the back, through the garden, on the river side, where cars can be parked. A delightful promenade here is home to charming river-side cafes and bars. The house's location is highly sought after and the views from our windows and garden of the river, and the ancient and beautiful 11th century church, on the far side of the river, are hard to beat. With useful local shops and amenities a short walk away, and with the peace and tranquillity a river-side setting offers, it's an exceptional spot.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • town
  • waterfront


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Top floor: en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower and separate WC Middle floor: shower room with WC Ground floor: WC


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed and river view Bedroom 3 with double bed and river view


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: For stays shorter than 7 days please contact owner directly for a quote. For stays of over 2 weeks contact the owner for discounts. A cot and high-chair can be provided if requested at time of booking. Upstairs is out of bounds for pets. Outside: A long, terraced garden, with decking and lawn, stretches down to a secure double gate with river promenade beyond. Outdoor furniture and a BBQ are kept in the utility room with access to garden. There is parking for one car in the parking area inside the gates, as well as ample parking on the canal path. Utility Room: Extra fridge, storage for outdoor ware, BBQ, garden furniture Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linen are included. Please leave the house as you find it. Check-out cleaning service is available - please enquire. Other: Here is no central heating in the house. 2 oil filled radiators and 2 electric heaters are available for use in cold weather.

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