TRADITIONAL BRETON LONGÈRE NEAR HISTORIC JOSSELIN

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Esther Selway

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL BRETON LONGÈRE NEAR HISTORIC JOSSELIN

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

La Ville au Tady stands in over 1 acre of gardens. It is a traditional Breton longère, or long-house, built 1868. It has been fully renovated while retaining its charm and character.

Located in a small hamlet in Southern Brittany, the local village of Guegon is just a few minutes drive through scenic country lanes. Within the village you will find several bars, a general store and the essential boulangerie for fresh baked bagguettes and croissants.

The area is perfect for exploring on foot or cycling, with a designated cycle route passing through the hamlet. The medieval town of Josselin with its famous chateau, 17th Century buildings, bars and restaurants is an easy 10 minute drive. Brittany’s largest inland lake is located just outside Josselin, with swimming and water sport facilities. Superb beaches are to be found all along the nearby Morbihan coast which is said to have 365 small Islands, one to explore for each day of the year.

There are many interesting small villages and larger towns in the region. Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market. Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July. Carnac has excellent beaches but it is world famous for being an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. There is comprehensive information on places to visit and suggestions for activities on our personal web site (link below).

The cottage stands in over one acre of fenced garden. There are several fruit trees and a sweet chestnut to provide welcome shade in the summer months. If vacationing in the autumn, you are welcome to help yourselves to any windfall. There is parking for two cars on a drive at the front. The rear of the cottage affords wonderful views over the garden. A patio at the rear provides an informal seating area for barbecues. A mown path through the grass provides views over surrounding fields and rolling countryside. A charcoal barbecue and garden furniture are provided.

Keywords: Cottage, gite, longere, farmhouse

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Esther Selway

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La Ville au Tady is owned by Martin, Esther, Beth & Meg and we live in the UK. After many happy summer holidays in France, we decided to buy our own holiday cottage in Brittany. After many months of property hunting, we discovered a traditional longère in the countryside and fell in love with it.

We feel very lucky to own such a beautiful old house, and invite you to share it when we are not holidaying there ourselves.

We believe there is an ethical dimension to owning a second home, so we price our weeks reasonably and aim to have the cottage occupied for most of the year. In this way we can help contribute to the local economy by employing our cleaner and gardener, and help generate income for local businesses. We encourage you to use the local village stores whenever possible. We would prefer to reduce our prices for late availability rather than remain empty, so provide a 25% discount for arrivals within 30 days.

Esther Selway purchased this cottage in 2005

Our cottage has been used as a holiday home for many years, and so presnets a fairly unique opportunity to stay in a traditional longere that retains many of its original features. The exterior of the longère is much the same as when it was built in 1868. It is a traditional farm house of the region, and the internal renovations have preserved the character with exposed beams and fireplace hearth consisting of a massive granite stone.

The cottage is located in a quiet rural hamlet of four properties, and yet is just five minutes from the local village with boulangerie, village store, and bars. We are ten minutes from Josselin, one of the best small towns in Brittany.

This is our holiday home, and it is furnished and equipped with all the homely touches that will make it feel like you are a guest staying in a friends house, rather than a paying customer in a commercial holiday property. We intite you to share our books, our games, and our bikes.

When we holiday at La Ville au Tady we love doing so many different things! These are some of our favourites - countryside walks; swimming in the nearby open air pool; cycling along the quiet country lanes; shopping for fresh local produce at Josellin market; picnic lunches in the sunny garden; exploring local towns and villages; meals out at one of the many good restaurants in Josselin; trips to the beach; or else just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book in the garden.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155232vbi
+44 1282459080
Josselin Ploermel area
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Fabulous Cottage

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The cottage was excellent - absolutely fab. We couldn't fault it. Everything was there for us. We loved the fact that we didn't have to buy washing up liquid etc which costs a lot and you never use it all. Loved that we had plenty of outdoor chairs as well. We had a fantastic holiday. Lovely and peaceful. Would love to go back there again.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155232vbi
+44 1282459080
Josselin Ploermel area
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An excellent cottage

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We would rate the cottage as excellent. It was exactly as the website described, we found the cottage clean and equipped to a very good standard. The cottage had a real 'homely' feel, it was peaceful and relaxing. I liked all the different seating areas in the garden. The visitor’s information folder was excellent, the information was clear and concise and we used lots of the suggestions for local places to visit.
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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155232vbi
+44 1282459080
Josselin Ploermel area
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Excellent property

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Overall we thought the cottage was excellent. It was well situated, attractive, roomy, comfortable and well equipped. The use of the bikes was much appreciated. We will recommend it to our friends.
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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155232vbi
+44 1282459080
Josselin Ploermel area
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A lovely house, very peaceful, characterful.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a lovely week at this gite. The Breton character of the gite has been well preserved. We liked the location and the countryside around La Ville au Tady. We especially liked watching the lizards sunbath on the old Breton clogs outside the kitchen window and around the outside of the gite. They were fascinating to watch when the weather was sunny. La Ville au Tady is such a peaceful small hamlet. The countryside around it is beautiful. We heard a cuckoo twice when out in the garden. I never hear this bird in Devon.
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Traditional Breton Longère Near Historic Josselin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155232vbi
+44 1282459080
Josselin Ploermel area
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Beautiful, relaxing property

  • Submitted: May 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
I have stayed at La Ville au Tady 3 times and have always enjoyed our holidays.
The property is beautiful, homely and fantastically equipped. The owners are very pleasant to deal with.
The setting of the property is a particular benefit. The garden is very attractive and tranquil and the location of the property is quiet and peaceful whilst being in easy reach of many beautiful and interesting parts of Brittany. Nearby Josselin, is very historic with good restaurants (we like Le Guthelac), an imposing chateau, good supermarket and bakeries and a busy market on Saturdays
The best self catering property I have ever stayed at.
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Rennes
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Saint Malo
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Vannes
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Guegon
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Ploermel
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Guegon
Car: necessary

There are many interesting small villages and larger towns in the region, and certainly more than you could explore in a two week holiday. Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market. Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July. Carnac has excellent beaches but is also world famous for being an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. There is comprehensive information on places to visit and suggestions for activities on our personal web site.

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Availability & Rates

Josselin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Mar 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
£59
£395
5 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£650
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£59
£395
5 nights
 
 
Winter 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£49
£295
5 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
£450
7 nights
 
 
New Year 14/15
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 3 2015
£450
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£45
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Minimum stay in July and August (peak season) is 1 week Saturday to Saturday. Off season bookings can be flexible for length of stay and arrival/departure days.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Josselin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full size bath with shower over, toilet and twin sinks.
    Shower room - toilet , shower , On groundfloor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Goose Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Accesible from staircase in second lounge.
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , French antique Louis XV style walnut bed.
  • Cot provided in master bedroom - mattress provided please bring own cot bedding. Additional fold-up single guest bed provided to allow greater flexibility of sleeping arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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