The property is situated in a small rural hamlet and near to a working farm. There is off road parking and a large garden area and patio. The hamlet of Treveran is 1km from the historic town of Josselin in the Morbihan region of France. Josselin situated on the Nantes Brest Canal is famous for its magnificent castle and medieval architecture.
The property consists of a longere and cottage in an L shape. Peaceful but not isolated the house is centrally situated and an ideal base from which to explore the Morbihan region of Brittany. The house is a short drive from a very popular lake with manmade beaches. The accommodation is flexible and suits small or larger groups of up to twelve. The price for the longere is based on two adults for one week with an extra charge for each adult and child. The longere and cottage combined sleeps 12 plus smaller children. The longere has a level access downstairs and is suitable for people with mobility problems. Wireless internet access is available.
About Les Moineaux: The property is approximately 300 years old and contructed of traditional Breton stone. The smaller cottage was renovated 20 years ago and the larger longere/farmhouse 4 years ago. The downstairs of the longere has been thoughtfully renovated to accommodate disabled access throughout with wide doors and ramped floor where appropriate. There is a double downstairs bedroom with level access shower and a manual shower chair. The longere is well insulated and there are wall heaters in all the rooms and a large wood burner in the living area. The longere has a large patio and barbecue and a grassy area. There is off road parking at the front of the house.
The property is situated in a peaceful but not isolated hamlet within easy reach of Josselin. For walkers there is plenty to explore around the house and the canal is easily accessible on foot. It is possible to hire bikes in the main season. The canal paths are well maintained and suitable and accessible for wheelchair users.
Things to do: Josselin has many cafes and restaurants and it is possible to climb the bell tower of the church for a great view of the area. The famous castle has guided tours with some tours in English. There are accessible level walks by the canal and it is possible to hire a boat or cycles in Josselin. The nearest beach is approximately one hour's drive depending on traffic and ten minutes drive from the house is a large lake with man made beaches. The water in the lake is ideal for smaller children as it is usually warm and the lake is popular with French tourists and usually quite lively on a summer's evening. There are lots of activities and the visitors book is full of useful suggestions. There is a tourist information in Josselin. I have made a note of the walks around the cottage and will send a PDF of walks and things to do in the area.
Josselin is an historical town of character situated on the Nantes Brest Canal. From this central location it is possible to enjoy the varied attractions the region has to offer. Josselin is famous for its magnificent château situated by the canal and beautiful town centre with medieval 17th century timber framed buildings. The Saturday morning market brings the otherwise sleepy town to life and there are many open air cafes and restaurants. A climb up the bell tower of the Basilica will afford you a view of the whole town and surrounding area. Situated inland in the Morbihan region where the roads are quiet for exploring the countryside and neighbouring towns but still within easy reach of Carnac and Quiberron for fantastic beaches.
Ploermel and Pontivy also have interesting attractions and a great variety of shops.Ten minutes drive from the house is the Lac au Duc which is a large lake with man made beaches,water activities, walks and also a golf course. This is very popular for families with younger children as the water tends to be warmer than the sea and there are no big waves.
There are walks around the house and it is possible to easily walk down to the canal and into Josselin. I have made a PDF describing different local walks and there are local maps in the house for those wanting to venture further on foot. It is possible to hire bikes in Josselin in the main season and to hire a boat for the canal.
The visitors book (Livre D'OR - book of gold) is full of really good suggestions of what to do and where to visit. Most people seem to say they did not have enough time to see and do everything they planned.