About the property
- Cottage1054 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Pair of 2 - bedroomed cottages (each sleeps 4) in rural south Brittany, Morbihan
We have two cottages which are mirror images of each other: both equally comfortable and pretty Both south facing.
Graham and Roz Jefferies
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- May 15, 2018
About Graham and Roz Jefferies
Roz and Graham both grew up in Dorset (the south west of England). Roz trained as a teacher and has taught in many countries and at many different levels and age groups. In the main this was bought about because Graham was in the army when they married. Graham retired from the army after 30 years service and they decided to move to France. Brittany was very dear to Roz as she had spent many childhood holidays there. So France and Brittany seemed an ideal place to set up their new home. We were lucky to be immediately accepted by the local residents and to be invited to take part in all local activities. In 2001 Roz was invited to become one of the first non French municipal councilors in France where she served for thirteen years. In fact between the two mandates she was the mayor for a week! Graham was a committee member of the local velo club and helped to organise a number departmental cycle races. Roz was for a number of years the president of the Languidic Choral Society. Their director of music at the time is now the Director of the Rennes Opera. Roz and Graham are strong and active members of the Languidic Catholic Church.
Graham and Roz Jefferies purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Graham and Roz Jefferies chose Languidic
Roz came in June 1989 to search for the perfect property and she found it! It was in a small hamlet with, at the time, only one other resident, a retired Breton farmer. It was a traditional Breton stone house which needed little renovation. The garden possibilities were ideal and the views were wonderful. There were two other vacant buildings: one in need of much renovation and an old stable block. We had arrived! We had found a wonderful house so what would we do now? We bought up other buildings and ground and with a grant from Gites de France we turned them into holiday cottages. We moved here permanently in 1991 and work started. Photographs on the walls of the gites show the extent of the work. In less than 12 months we were up and running.
What makes this Cottage unique
We had moved into a wonderful Breton community and were treated us as if we were one of them. It is hard to exaggerate their welcome and kindness. They have continued to be very happy to extend the same welcome to everyone who stays with us. We live at the end of lane and there are no houses beyond us. The traffic is only the farmer on his tractor maybe twice a day, and very occasionally a lost car or farm supply vehicle. Apart from the renovation of the buildings and the cultivation of the gardens nothing else has changed in the hamlet. The peace and quiet is the same, the views are equally as wonderful as they were on the day the house was found. We are happy to share our beautiful hamlet with all those who share these values. We are sorry that we do not accept animals but we are sure you will understand when you see and meet the lovely animals we have here.
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The cottage was everything we hoped it would be.
A very warm welcome from the hosts, Graham and Roz, and a bottle of red wine thoughtfully waiting for us. Set in tranquil countryside a lovely restored barn with a private terrace at the back. After a day relaxing on one of the many glorious beaches or sightseeing, it was a pleasure to return to such peaceful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this property and indeed would like to return ourselves in the future.
Martin, Debbie and Megan
A delightful time in Brittany
We have stayed with the Jefferies on four occasions, beginning in 1998, and most recently in May of 2009. Each time it has been a most splendid holliday, with very comfortable accommodations, and Roz and Graham as gracious and delightful hosts. The location is very attractive and convenient for day trips to Lorient, Pontivy, Auray, Carnac, and Quiberon.
This family used to travel each year from America to stay in their house in France. During their second visit to us (1998) they bought the house. Their second to last visit (2008) they sold the house. On the last visit to us they came to see old friends. They are a family very dear to us. We remain in constant touch with them during the year.
Die Ferienwohnungen waren perfekt für unsere beiden Familien. Alles vorhanden was wir benötigten. Durch das tolle Wetter konnten wir auch Terrasse und Garten ausführlich nutzen. Einziger Wermutstropfen: zu jedem Ziel in der Bretagne ist das Auto notwendig. Aber das sind wir gerne gefahren für ein Domizil in großer Ruhe. Danke an unsere lieben Gastgeber 😊🙋🏻
Basisstation zur Erkundung der Südbretagne oder chillen ohne Ende
Mit der englischen Anfahrtsbeschreibung gut zu finden. Freundlicher Empfang. Alles wie beschrieben, liebevoll restauriert und in Schuss gehalten. Kann man nur empfehlen wenn man die Südbretagne erkunden will. Freizeitmöglichkeiten, Restuarant etc. in unmittelbarer Umgebung nicht vorhanden, Auto unbedingt notwendig. In the middle of Nowhere. Zahlreiche Tiere machen sich bemerkbar, sind aber extrem zurückhaltend.
vacances de rêve
Très bon séjour. décoration sobre mais très accueillante. les propriétaires sont charmants et plein d'humour....
location convient à toute personne cherchant calme et repos.
la visite des alentours est très riche à tout point de vue.
Kermarhin is a tiny hamlet deep in the beautiful countryside of Morbihan in Southern Brittany. It is situated near the forest between Languidic and Baud, in an area steeped in the Arthurian legend; Our large, south-facing gardens overlook fields and forest. You will see buzzards wheeling overhead in the clear air, green woodpeckers and many other wild animals and birds. But only the owls will disturb you. The area is perfect for such country pursuits as cycling and walking. There are good golf courses nearby and swimming from the sandy Atlantic beaches. Within easy reach are many fascinating places to visit: the nearby town of Auray, Vannes with its cathedral at the head of the Gulf of Morbihan and Belle Isle by boat from Quiberon. Up-to-date brochures and information are provided for you. Locally, there are good, reasonably priced restaurants while shopping can be done in Languidic (7 km) or Baud (9 km). A little further away are the mediaeval walled towns of Hennebont, and Port Louis.There are waterside restaurants particularly at St Goustan near Auray and at Vannes. During the summer there are many exhibitions and festivals of music and dance. Other activities within 30 mins: Golf, sailing, riding, walking, cycling, surfing, fishing, tennis, bird watching and many other activities.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We ask for payment to be made by transfer of monies to our French bank. Bank details are given on our booking form. The cottages are let from Saturday to Saturday. From January to the start of April and from the end of September to the end of the year shorter rental periods are available.