Guenin Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Secluded house with pool, 6 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Leinprat is a traditional Breton farmhouse set in a delightfully tranquil valley 30 minutes from the south coast of Brittany. The large secluded garden, with a fenced and heated swimming pool is ideal for both children and adults. Leinprat can sleep up to 12 people in 3 double and 3 twin bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, updated in 2014, and an attractive living/dining room with granite fireplace, wood burning stove and French doors onto a large south-facing terrace, with table, chairs and barbecue.
Leinprat is less than a mile from the pretty village of Guenin, which has bakers, general store, butchers, post office, church and several lively bars. The house is only 3 minutes from Baud, where there is a good selection of restaurants, supermarkets, shops and a weekly market. The property is within easy reach of the Gulf of Morbihan, the historic cities of Josselin, Auray and Vannes, five excellent golf courses, numerous walks and cycle paths, and popular fishing rivers.
The Local Area: Leinprat is situated in a diverse and beautiful region of Southern Brittany. The scenic coastline of the Gulf of Morbihan and the Quiberon Peninsula are surrounded by rich and varied countryside and charming medieval towns and villages. You can soak up the Celtic culture at 'Pardons and Fest Noz', the local Celtic festivals, or enjoy the buzz of the daily markets with an excellent selection of fresh produce. There are plenty of opportunities to sample the wonderful restaurants, local seafood and wines from all over France, in addition to the Breton specialities, such as crepes and galettes.
The area is ideal for cyclists. Safe cycling for children along the banks of the Beautiful river Blavet.
Outdood private heated pool available May-September.
Ask when booking for lower price for second or third weeks.
Places to Visit: You can visit the medieval walled town of Vannes, home of the Ducs de Bretagne, the bustling market town of Auray with the picturesque 17th Century Port of St. Goustan, or the quaint medieval town of Josselin, famous for its riverside chateau. At Carnac you can experience the mystery of the largest site of standing stones in Western Europe, a marvel to rival Stonehenge, and then move along the coast to Trinite Sur Mer, the heart of Southern Brittany's sailing community, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the regular regattas, and the lovely choice of seafood restaurants.
The coast of Brittany offers a superb choice of beaches with endless stretches of white sand or sheltered bays with rock pools. From the fashionable Carnac Plage to the unspolit Erdeven and the wild Cote Sauvage at Quiberon, there is something for everyone. A full range of water sports are offered along the coast, such as sailing, wind surfing, para surfing, jet skiing and diving.
Activities: There are many established walking, cycling and horse riding circuits providing a relaxing way to enjoy the best of the Breton countryside. Local riding stables offer leisurely treks through forests, and the French Cycling Federation has awarded the Valley of the Blavet official recognition, with new tracks and circuits being created. The local tourist centres can provide maps and routes or organised guided walks.
Enjoy 18 holes on one of the 5 quality golf courses in the area. 'Formule Golf' offers excellent value passes giving you unlimited golf for 3 or more consecutive days on all 5 courses.
The River Blavet and its tributaries offer miles of unspoilt river banks for fishing, and the Blavet is reputed to be one of the best coarse fishing rivers in France. Permits are easily available and reasonably priced. There are also canoe/kayak facilities on the River Blavet which offer both lessons and hire.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Shaun Desmond chose Guenin
I first saw this house while visiting my parents. It was an unfinished project which needed repairs and modernisation. I fell in love with the location and privacy. I always find it very peaceful and relaxing when I stay, normally 3 or 4 times a year.
What makes this farmhouse unique
The half acre secure and private garden with your own heated pool and large terrace are lovely in the summer. The wood burning stove makes the living room very cosy the rest of the year