#0354: France, Morbihan

Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354
Property #0354

    Description

    Set on a half-acre of land in a tiny hamlet outside the historic town of La Roche-Bernard, our house provides peace and quiet year round.

    * Lovely garden.

    * 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms. Sleeps six: two double beds, two singles

    * Cathedral ceiling in the living room

    * Fireplace and plenty of wood, for cosy nights in

    * Plenty of board games

    * Many lovely sandy beaches, sailing and windsurfing within 30-40 mins drive

    * Excellent selection of local restaurants. Wonderful markets. Great seafood.

    * Lie in bed and listen to the owls hoot and you'll feel away from it all.

    * Two bikes, croquet, boules, BBQ

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    On a cliff-top above the River Vilaine, you can walk to the edge of the garden and sit on the bench and watch boats passing by while sipping sundowners.

    The house is halfway between Nantes (on the Loire) and Vannes (on the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan), and just outside the historic town of La Roche-Bernard (10 minutes).

    There are loads of wonderful beaches within about half an hour's drive. And you can swim in the river by walking down the lane.

    The local towns have markets on different days of the week; and one or two big towns (eg La Baule) have markets every day.

    Drive 45 mins south across the Loire and you're in Muscadet country - the best wine for the local seafood, or just on its own.

    Lots of way-marked walks and cycle tracks all over the countryside (maps and guides in the house).

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x double

    bedroom 2: 1 x double

    bedroom 3: 2 x single

    mezzanine 4: 1 x sofa bed

    1 bedroom with double bed downstairs with bathroom adjacent 1 bedroom with double bed upstairs - bathroom en suite 1 bedroom with two single beds upstairs - WC/shower room en suite 1 sofa bed in mezzanine gallery. Lacks privacy!

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet

    shower 3: shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 5 to 12
    High season: July and August - 12 credits per week Spring and Fall: 7 credits per week Winter: 5 credits per week
    Cleaning included no
    $100.00

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (30 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (25 minutes drive)

    Fishing (5 minutes walk)

    Golf (30 minutes drive)

    Tennis (10 minutes drive)

    Sailing (30 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Windsurfing (30 minutes drive)

    Other

    Shops (10 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (10 minutes drive)

    Culture (10 minutes drive)

    Beach (30 minutes drive)

    Swimming in the river nearby in summer - otherwise at the many beaches (30 mins). You can take walks or cycle from the house, or drive to many other places inland or on the coast. There is sailing at La Roche-Bernard (10 mins) but better at the sea (30 mins). There is historic culture at La Roche-Bernard (10 mins), but lots more within an hour's drive. Amusement parks and wildlife viewing are possible in a variety of places at various driving distances.

    Getting there

    Nearest airport is Nantes. Nearest train stations are La Baule (car rental across the street) or Redon (almost certainly also with car rentals available) - each with fast train links Paris.

    Guestbook

    We had a wonderful time in this beautiful part of Brittany, and can't think of a better property in which we could have stayed. The house is warm and inviting, characterful and quiet, with a truly wondrous garden that looks out onto the river beyond.

    The area is magical, and the house is only a short drive from a wealth of beaches - both rocky and sandy - and also some excellent restaurants and lots of interesting things to do. Nantes is a lovely city and less than an hour away, and the local town of La Roche-Bernard we found utterly charming, with its olde-worlde maze of streets and its bustling marina. A seamless, happy trade and a great vacation.

    Mike Peake (09 Nov 2010)

    House in Brittany

    A peaceful house overlooking the River Vilaine in southern Brittany; river swimming nearby and many beaches within 1 30-40 minute drive.

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 5 to 12 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay 7 days
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