About the property
- Cottage1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Walking distrance to centre of town, walled garden and off street parking
Spacious three bedroom cottage adjoining Manor house with high walled garden and access directly onto the riverbank. The cottage has one bedroom on the ground floor with a double bed a single bed, a lounge, bathroom and newly refurbished kitchen. Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with double bed and cot, one with double bed and bunk beds plus another bathroom. The cottage has satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, barbecue, bed linen is provided. The location is perfect - peaceful on the edge of Josselin beside the river, yet within 5 minutes walk of the centre of town, the boulangerie and the shops bars and restaurants. The imposing Chateau is just a stroll along the river and from there is easy access to the timber framed medieval centre with historic Basicila. Tours (in English) are available for both. Ten minutes away at the Lac au Duc you can find water sports and a 9 hole golf course. Horse riding and cycling and boat hire are all available nearby. It is also great for walks.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A very relaxing time in a charming location
We had a very pleasant week here. The location is so good - a ten minute stroll along the towpath to the town, and Josselin itself is charming and peaceful but still a working town.
This is a proper holiday cottage for a family or group, a place to sprawl and relax. It is not a twee and over-decorated B&B where you are afraid to move lest you knock something over, and where you need to keep your children on a leash - it is a place to slump down in a chair with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and a detective story (and there is a fair library of easy holiday reading in the cottage, and a fine English bookshop in the town). Or to sit around the kitchen table and argue about how little to do tomorrow. The washing machine was a trifle idiosyncratic and may need to be shot soon, but everything worked. The beds were comfortable. The architecture is not entirely uniform, but that contributes to the holiday house atmosphere. The weather was fine, so we did not have to test the heating and cannot comment on that. Badminton in the garden was a high point with the children (you might bring some shuttlecocks as we wore them all out).
Joyce was very kind and helpful, and understood the complications of coming from the other side of the world.
We took a train from Paris to Rennes and then a car, which worked well (navigation was easy, simple directions, double highway all the way, although Rennes itself needs a bit of map reading). The car was necessary - to get there, for supermarket shopping, and for touring. There is a small general store a short walk along the road into town and all the usual shops and bars and restaurants in the town, so you can ignore the car for a day or two if you want to. The English tour of the Chateau is worth doing, and for a bit of walking (or jogging if you must), the tow path is ideal - it goes for miles in both directions and mostly you have it pretty much to yourself.
We would certainly recommend the cottage to friends, both for its relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere, and for the welcome. Indeed, we chose it ahead of its final rival on our short list because Joyce sent such a friendly response to our first enquiry. We would happily stay there again.
I am not quite sure why the washing decided to misbehave that particular week as it has been on its best behaviour for subsequent guests and indeed for myself when I used it. I will be keeping a close eye on it and it will get its marching orders if it plays up again!
a very serene large garden, so quiet and restful,
outside gate to Canal, very pleasant walk to Josselin,
This gite is attached to a grand house, Joyce is really lovely lady
and helpful, if needed, otherwise leaves you in peace.
The gite is roomy, homely and has everything you need.
Very hot weather , so was outside till late. Four of us had a wonderful restful week, the location and area is beautiful.
The house was ideal for us with a great location and lovely atmosphere.
Joyce was very welcoming and we throroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful location.
Josselin cottage with access to towpath to town
The cottage was quirky, homely and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the large garden, with direct access to the towpath into Josselin with its many restaurants and good weekly market. There is a good supermarket within five minutes easy drive for stocking up the large Miele fridge freezer. Joyce is a very nice lady who, whilst being on hand to help with any info required, did not intrude on our privacy at all. Her
three large, but friendly dozy dogs and three cats were, as we are animal lovers, a pleasure to have around. The dogs were confined to the front of the house and could hardly be bothered to get up to greet us, and the cats though friendly, were easily deterred. None of the animals ever came into the cottage.
We would comment on the one very adverse previous review that it was unduly harsh and unfair in our opinion.
We can't please all of the people all of the time, but I am very glad that we pleased you!
Great Gite, the photos definitely don't do this Gite justice. The rooms we're clean and comfortable, and the cottage kitchen is a delight with everything you could need and there was always hot water.The walled garden is a delight, in fact we spent most of our time here, as the weather was fantastic. The host Joyce was very friendly and her knowledge of the area was invaluable.. The walk into Josselin along the canal path was pleasure. Infact with the 3 beautiful cats it was almost home from home. We will be going back, sooner rather than later.
Thank you for a good review, you were a pleasure to have stay and our cats definitely miss you already! Hope to see you again if you stay with us or are passing through the area
402820 Josselin Brittany.
For the 3rd year running a friend and i stayed at the self catering Riverside Cottage known as Belle Rive but we have never reviewed it and this year felt that we should. The accommodation has a home from home atmosphere. Our bedrooms were extremely spacious and clean, well furnished and the beds very comfortable. The shower can be a little "quirky" but the landlady, who lives on site is most helpful and you only have to ask if there is a problem. The sitting room is extremely cosy. Guests have full use of the garden which is well provided with furniture and is a relaxing way to recover from a day's sightseeing!
The cottage is thoroughly recommended for friends travelling together, for families and for respite when on a longer, more exacting journey. There is room for privacy when en famille.
A beautiful cottage in a charming location with a lovely garden, maybe you will get the sunshine too. The prices are very reasonable for a three bedroomed gite in a fantastic location.
In conclusion the cottage is a delight and we fully intend to stay again in 2013. Thoroughly recommended and pleasant hosts as well."
The cottage is in a quiet part of Josselin within easy walking distance of the centre - a very pleasant walk along the tow path in fact. Josselin is a great place in which to relax and explore Brittany.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 20% reduction is made for full week bookings for 2 people and a 10% reduction for full week bookings for 3 people The £100 security deposit is payable on arrival and returned on departure if the cottage is left as found. A £50 cleaning fee will be deducted if the cottage is not left clean. You can of course opt for the end of stay cleaning if you so wish.