|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Renting La CHAUMIERE & La GRANGE together provides accommodation in two luxurious & spacious detached Breton cottages. Larger groups, families & friends sharing, are able to holiday together in maximum comfort & privacy.
The cottages are full of character with granite stone, exposed oak beams, earthenware tiled floors, luxurious lounges - 1 with high pitched ceiling, 1 with patio doors leading to terrace, huge feature fireplaces & wood burning stoves
English satellite TV, DVD; Broadband WIFI internet access
Fully equipped modern kitchens & dining rooms
7 spacious bedrooms (3 king, 2 with en-suites & 4 twins), sleep 15 comfortably + 2 cots; 4 bathrooms and 5 WCs
Cottage patios are furnished with tables, chairs, parasols & BBQs
In mature landscaped gardens, is a large 12.2m x 6.1m HEATED SWIMMING POOL, for the exclusive use of guests staying at Le Helleguy. The retractable TELESCOPIC SHELTER provides 'indoor & outdoor' swimming - heated from 1st April to mid November
2017 - Awarded 4 stars/keys by French Ministry of Tourism and Clevacances.
The picturesque hamlet of Le Helleguy can be found in the department of Morbihan, Southern Brittany, close to the River Blavet. Situated in a stunningly beautiful rural location, in the heart of the Blavet Valley, the hamlet is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped gardens and lawned play areas, rolling countryside, fields and woodland.
The hamlet consists of 3 beautiful detached Breton thatched cottages. The owners who live on-site (and are available to assist guests during their stay and offer Complimentary Therapies and Beauty Treatments) occupy one of the cottages, with the 2 remaining, LA CHAUMIERE and LA GRANGE, offered as luxury, self-catering rental accommodation.
The cottages can be rented individually or together, the latter being ideal for family and friend group gatherings.
Open all year, Le Helleguy is a super retreat for relaxing summer holidays, Christmas family gatherings and out of season spring / autumn breaks.
Cottages in the hamlet of Le Helleguy are :-
LA GRANGE - 3 bedrooms (sleeps from 2 to 6/7)
La CHAUMIERE - 4 bedrooms (sleeps from 2 - 8/9)
Neil and I moved to Brittany in 2004 leaving behind a very hectic and stressful life in IT and banking! The appeal of the relaxed, family orientated, French way of life drew us to Brittany, where we found and purchased a beautiful hamlet of thatched cottages. Over the last 12 years we have enjoyed developing a successful holiday cottage business, whilst at the same time, immersing ourselves in French village life and getting to grips with the French language and all its many nuances !
Neil and Tricia Young purchased this cottage in 2004
We chose Morbihan (one of the four departments in Brittany) for a number of reasons. Firstly, the beautiful granite stone buildings had a definite appeal - each department has its own unique style fashioned by the building materials local to the area. Secondly, the beautiful undulating landscape, lush and green, very similar to Cornwall and quaint picturesque villages, reminiscent of an ‘olde worlde’ England. Another plus, the temperate climate, warmer than the south of England, but not too hot on balmy summer days, and a convenient distance, just a short two hour drive south from the northern ports of St Malo & Roscoff.
Add to the above the wonderful Breton hospitality abound in this area, a host of interesting places to visit, the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan with its many islands to explore, historical towns and medieval cities, megalithic sites and much much more and the list goes on………!
There are many plus points for choosing to holiday at Le Helleguy, in one of our two detached thatched cottages, La Chaumiere and/or La Grange :
• Located in a quite tranquil area, but within easy access of local amenities and the coast
• Both rated 4 star / 4 key by the French Tourist Board & Clevacannce and so you can be confident of the standard and quality offered in the cottages
• La Chaumiere offers ground floor accommodation with en-suite facilities if managing stairs is a problem
• The heated swimming pool has a high-tech telescopic shelter which enables indoor swimming in mild/inclement weather and the pool water is heated from 1st April until mid-November
• Spa facilities are available onsite, daily and in the evenings
• Living in the hamlet ourselves, Neil and I on hand to offer assistance and help make your stay as relaxed and hassle free as possible!
Prices are in Pounds STERLING, however we accept payment in Euros. (Payments can be made by Cheque, Online Bank Transfer, PayPal or Credit Card)
Heating supplement @ £160 is applicable October through to the end of April (£80 per cottage)
Departure Cleaning Service available @ £150 (£75 per cottage)
Extra Single Bed available @ £50
The cottages are beautiful and the facilities better than any I have experienced on a self catering holiday before. Lovely welcome pack and nothing too much trouble for the owners. Lots to do locally and at the coast.
Le Helleguy was the perfect place for a large family get-together. Three generations enjoyed a fantastic Christmas week in the two, spotlessly clean gites. Each looked very festive with two Christmas trees, holly and decorations and we were provided with a wonderfully generous basket of goodies. There was an endless supply of wood for the woodburner which, combined with the heating, kept us all toasty warm.
We all had a great time together and made full use of the plentiful supply of games, books and dvds in the evenings.
The gites were wonderfully equipped and lacked nothing, (rare indeed, especially in the kitchen!) which was a joy because we could cook and bake as we would at home. That fact, combined with the comfortable beds (again, not always the case), quality linens and towels really made the place feel like a home from home.
Thank you, Neil and Tricia, you were the perfect hosts; there if we needed you but otherwise unobtrusive! We will definitely be returning.
This is indeed a very special holiday venue. The location is superb, deep in the picturesque Brittany countryside, yet easily accessible to many interesting places and to clean sandy beaches. We stayed in La Chaumiere which we found ideal for our family gathering of six adults and three children. The house is immaculately appointed and very comfortable. The swimming pool is a really great asset which we all enjoyed and the gardens are a delight, not only visually but also offering the youngsters space to let off steam. Neil and Tricia are to be thanked for providing a very warm welcome which we appreciated and for offering discrete and unobtrusive assistance when required. We rate this holiday as one of the best we have taken and thoroughly recommend Le Helleguy as a holiday venue.
Having waited expectantly for a whole year for our holiday at 'Le Helleguy' we arrived on a dusky Saturday evening in July 2008. Would the properties and their surroundings be as we had imagined them? Well, we certainly weren't disappointed. 'Le Helleguy' is a beautiful, tranquil corner of Brittany with everything that a family - especially a family with little people! - could wish for. Both cottages are superbly equipped with everything you could wish for when away from home. The swimming pool - which has a retractable roof for when the sun comes out to play - is an absolute boon; every morning we would breakfast on one of the many patios and then wend our way over the beautiful lawns for some aquatic fun. The children could not have been happier. And when you want to wander further afield, there is plenty to see and do; the beaches at L'armor Plage were wonderful with long stretches of sand and clear blue water, with surprisingly few visitors even in high season. The final word must go to our wonderful hosts, who treated us as an extension of their own family. Always willing and ready to help or chat, but never intrusive. It is said that being offered a warm welcome on arrival at a holiday property can make the difference between a good holiday and an excellent one and we could not have been better cared for during our two-week stay. Places to eat? Where do I start?! So many to choose from, and so many types of restaurant but anywhere offering sea food is a must. 'Le Rendez-vous des Pecheurs' offered an exceptionally warm welcome with fantastic value for money - 10 Euros for a three course lunch, including wine - and a cheekily chatty host to boot; wonderful stuff. Would we visit 'Le Helleguy' again? Definitely. Should you give it a try? Absolutely!
We booked both cottages 6 adults 3 children from 5 to 65 fantastically well equipped and spotless had everything right down to umbrellas and games for rainy days,immaculate gardens with all you need for eating outside.both cottage have log fire with neil chopping wood every morning so there is a large supply every day It is so quiet there that you can hear the chestnuts dropping off the trees ,which we picked and roasted the kids loved foraging for them.The pool is fab kids were in it all the time rain or shine totally safe with a barrier round it with child proof locks on it. The children can play outside very safely There are two towns not far for supplies, restaurants ect.Tricia will book restaurants for you and draw directions if needed ,neil and tricia are fantastic hosts nothing is to much trouble for them .make sure you book a welcome basket it worth the extra tea,coffee,ect.We highly recommend these properties you will love it WE ALL DID .
We rented Le Helleguy for two weeks last summer and we haven't stopped talking about it yet. The grandchildren say it is the best holiday that they have ever had. As you drive down the hill and catch sight of these lovely cottages you know that you are in for a special time.Then when you drive in to the beautiful garden and spot the swimming pool you know that you have chosen the right holiday property.We were made to feel very welcome by Neil and Tricia as they showed us round the cottages. Everything is top quality and we have never seen such well equipped kitchens.They are spotlessly clean and nicely furnished. The swimming pool with the telescopic roof was the biggest hit ever. Two of the ladies had a wonderful pedicure, something every hard working Mum should have. Tricia and Neil have lots of relaxing therapies on offer. You will be well looked after at Le Helleguy and we would thoroughly recommend these lovely holiday cottages and would say that they are definitely up there with the best we have ever had.
The picturesque hamlet of LE HELLEGUY can be found in the department of Morbihan, southern Brittany, close to the RIVER BLAVET. Situated in a stunningly beautiful rural location, in the heart of the Blavet valley, the hamlet is surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped gardens, fields & woodland. 2kms from the hamlet is a bar/creperie where a delicious variety of crepes can be tasted & the friendly Breton hospitality sampled.
Nearby villages of QUISTINIC & BUBRY (3km & 6km) offer local supplies (bakeries, supermarket, pharmacies, restaurants etc).
The larger town of BAUD 12km away offers a wider variety of shops, supermarkets, restaurants & bars etc.
Le Helleguy’s ideal location offers easy access to many nearby medieval and historic towns (PONTIVY, LORIENT, JOSSELIN, AURAY, VANNES, CARNAC, QUIMPER etc) and tourist attractions (Poul Fetan etc).
Beautiful SANDY BEACHES are less than 30 mins drive away (40 mins to Carnac) where a host of beach and sporting activities can be found.
Other Activities: water sports (30 min drive), canoeing, quad biking, woodland adventure park, holistic therapies, beauty treatments
Golf: Rimaison (12 km / 8 miles)
Val Queven (35 km / 23 miles)
St. Laurent (40 km / 25 miles)
Ploemeur-Ocean (43 km / 27 miles)
Baden (44 km / 28 miles)
Rhuys-Kerver (73 km / 46 miles)