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Original Water Mill From The 19th Century With Private Pool And Country Side Vie

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

The old Watermill of Cabossen,56310 Melrand - Very Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Next Village

The Old Mill is perfect for getting away from it all, with landscaped gardens and a recently installed swimming pool .It is furnished with traditional furniture, which evokes the historical atmosphere of the cottage ,but with modern amenities. Set in a valley and surrounded by deciduous woodland it is a haven for wildlife and it is possible to walk through these woods and along the millstream . Close by is the River Blavet ,where it is possible to cycle or take even longer walks along the tow path . Other activities in the area include canoeing , fishing (there is a private Carp lake where day permits may be obtained or river fishing which requires a licence), horse riding and Art lessons ( by your

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Property Manager
godest marie
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About godest marie

Hello , happy to welcome you and your family or friends in the Old water mill, where I grew up. I am French, but enjoyed Amsterdam for 15 years. I live close by, in an old school where I work . I am a professional artist, you may discover my creations and who I am on my web site.

godest marie purchased this cottage in 1962

Why godest marie chose Melrand

The Mill was acquired in 1962, because of it 's very quiet and beautiful settings. The charm of the river, the old buildings and garden have been our focus, and the fact that even if remote, it is easy enough to get to the world, enjoy the next village (Melrand) for shopping or the lane along the Blavet for a push bike promenade.

What makes this cottage unique

As a perfect getaway from a busy life, just sitting in the garden, listening to the soft sounds of the river and birds is pleasures. Preparing a large dinner around the fire place and welcoming friends in the garden , then relax around or in the outside pool is a good way to enjoy a perfect day...

The garden has been created by my parents, Dad was an horticultor and Mum a painter, so you might enjoy the discrete artistic atmosphere all around...

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in August for 8 days in this lovely cosy cottage , we: my husband two kids myself and our dog, drove through the gates , and were moved seeing the beautiful surroundings, gardens, pond, forest, and that was before we saw the inside of the house. Fairytale like, it was magical. Any person who is looking for a get-away from anything , this is the place to go to. Downstairs we lit every night the fireplace, we felt we were put back in time. Upstairs we stayed in our double bedroom (en suite) our kids in two separated bedrooms, all super cosy . They spent may hours just exploring the beautiful grounds, and using the little boat on a pond. We loved it, it would inspire any artist. For us and kids and dog the perfect holiday , with lots of places to see and visit , thank you to Marie and her Papa, a perfect getaway . Suzanne

Un endroit hors du temps, des vacances ou weekend idylliques... Ce moulin et ses 6 hectares de jardin (entretenus intégralement par le propriétaire) offrent une exceptionnelle sérénité, du repos, des cotes de bœufs cuitent au feu de bois dans la cheminée... des balades, pieds dans la rivière, au milieu de la forêt...

La fille du propriétaire saura vous accueillir avec son amour du lieu et la générosité de la région (je ne suis pas de sa famille, je vous l'assure!!!)

Bref, quelques jours sur ces terres, et vous comprendrez ces quelques lignes.

Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melrand in Morbihan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Toilet 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: You are welcome by a breton basket, providing you Wine, Salted Butter and hand made Crepes...We provide all the cleaning essentials to minimise the materials you need to bring with you: Beddings,T-towels, Dishcloth, Washing up liquid, Soap Powders & Softeners, Bleach, Disinfectant, Rubber Gloves, Toilet rolls, etc. Outside: THE GARDEN Landscaped by the proprietor , a retired landscape gardener, secluded seated areas in the shade or next to the stream are there to enable you to relax . A well furnished candle light outdoor eating area is provided ,as well as this years new amenity ,the heated outdoor swimming pool ,where you can relax on the provided reclining seats ,soaking up the sun or relax with an aperitif in the shade...


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Original Water Mill From The 19th Century With Private Pool And Country Side Vie
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a fantastic week at The Mill. A beautiful setting perfect for a relaxing, get away from it all, holiday.

The Mill has oodles of character and charm (as does the owner, Marie - we loved her too.)

The big open fire in the sitting room was a great way to end the day with a glass of vino. It's sympathetically furnished to suit its character with comfortable beds, towelling dressing gowns, towels and flannels provided.

On one side of The Mill there is woodland to explore with a small lake/large pond and mill stream wide enough to paddle the little boat along (big enough for two teenagers) and on the side the lovely heated swimming pool. This is a great addition this year with comfortable loungers and sunshade.

Marie also provided us with bicycles which our boys used to fetch fresh bread each day from the only shop in Bieuzy (closed Sunday and Monday's).

Our two teenage sons having recovered from their initial shock of 'no wifi' found they enjoyed all these simple pleasures more than they thought possible. We even had conversations and played cards

and boules in the evening.

Marie was a wonderful host and speaks excellent English. She made us very welcome, provided plenty of maps and information about the local area and was only a phone call away if we needed her.

We also joined her at her studio one morning for a still life art class which was great fun. (an additional cost).

Not that many restaurants close by. The Tourelle in Melrand (5 mins by car) was good and there are two in Saint Nicolas (also about 5 mins by car). There is more in Pontivy and Baud.

We spent a lovely day in Vannes (about an hours drive). The old part of the town is medieval with plenty of shops, cafes and a market Saturday morning until about 2.0pm.

We had a great holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to others.

A big thank you to Marie.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review!! I am so pleased you felt good at the Mill. .I enjoyed meeting you all, and hopefully we ll see eachother again in England next year..may for an Art show? A bientôt!!!!
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Beautiful place, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special beautiful place. We were met at the property by Marie who was the most hospitable and charming host, and had drinks and nibbles ready for us as our journey was long and gruelling. The house is very comfy and full of the most gorgeous antiques and paintings. Marie and her Papa were so kind too and full of information and help and fast responses if we needed anything. The bed is very comfy and the garden and pool a delight. Best beaches at Quiberon about an hour away. We fell in love with the friendly cat Francois too and miss him... Lovely walks in the huge grounds of the property. Not a huge selection of restaurants nearby but we cooked in the kitchen and ate in the garden every night anyway listening to the tinkling stream flowing by. Relaxing...

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carol and Ron!! It has been a pleasure to welcome you and see that you enjoyed the property and surroundings, though the weather was not the best...Warm regards et à Bientôt!
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Un lieu plein d’histoire et un accueil très chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil super sympathique par Marie et son père. Un lieu magique, ce moulin nous a plongé dans l’histoire de nos anciens. Tout est fournis ce qui est fort appréciable (vélos, linges de maison, produits, café...). Juste un petit bémol sur la propreté, nos enfants ayant peur des araignées 🕷 😂. Merci encore Marie pour tout.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! La maison est ancienne, et garder quelques araignées, inoffensives, permet d' éviter d' autres insectes! Et merci d' avoir laissé le Moulin si propre!
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
le melrandais
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
st malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
golf de rimaison
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
la tourelle
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you wish to get art lessons, such as drawing, painting, decorating furnitures,the owner will welcome you in her workshop, or invite for a landscape drawing escape.


The closest beach is at 45 km from the Mill, Larmor Plage. The coasts of Britanny are great, if you don t mind driving an hour to get there: Carnac, Arradon, Locmariacquer...


Car necessary.

Nearest AIRPORT - Rennes: 135 Kilometres

Nearest FERRY - St Malo: 160 Kilometres

Nearest TRAIN - Lorient: 40 Kilometres

Nearest MOTORWAY - N24 - Gare de Baud Junction: 15 Kilometres


Nearest village: Bieuzy les Eaux, 1km

Nearest shopping town: Pontivy or Baud, 15 km

Nearest lazzy promenade providing restaurants: St Nicolas des Eaux 6 km

Further Details:

Nearest BAKER: Melrand

Nearest BAR PUB: Le Melrandais, Melrand

Nearest RESTAURANT - La Tourelle- Melrand 5 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Melrand, Morbihan

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book your staying, please send me an email: or call Marie at: 0033 2 97 28 80 49 or on my mobile: 0033 672394184.
Payments can be made by Cheque or Online Bank Transfer. Departure Cleaning Service is available for 50 Euros.
30 per cent non refundable booking deposit is required to secure the reservation. The final balance is to be paid 4 weeks before your arrival..

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible following bookings. We prefer you to arrive between 10 and 12 am or after 17 pm till 20 pm

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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