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Mrs Shelagh Dean

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Attractive Spacious Stone Longere and Cottage - Le Grand Moineaux sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Lanouée Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Spacious Longere and Cottage sleeps up to 8 or 12

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 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.

The longere and cottage may be let separately or combined. We offer a discount for renting both properties together.

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 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 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.

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Details for Le Grand Moineaux sleeps 8 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

The longere has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 adults plus children. The base price is for four people with a charge per extra person. Children under two are free. There is a spacious living room / dining area with a large wood burner. The house has been renovated to accommodate people with mobility problems and the downstairs has level access throughout with wide doors including bedroom with level access shower. There is a large patio and garden area at the back of the house and off road parking at the front of the house. The garden area is approximately an acre in total. The house has wireless internet broadband and a phone. The accommodation is very flexible and suits couples as well as larger groups (up to 12 with the cottage). The house is centrally situated to explore the region and is an easy drive to a large lake with a beach. It is a fantastic location to meet and enjoy company but is spacious enough to find privacy when needed.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mrs Shelagh Dean (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Mrs Shelagh Dean

We are in our late fifties and bought the property several years ago. Peter is a photographer specializing in agriculture and I am a foster carer. We live in lovely Devon so we are lucky to enjoy some of the the best of France and England.

Mrs Shelagh Dean purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Mrs Shelagh Dean chose Morbihan

The property is about 300 years old and built of typical Breton stone. We purchased the cottage and longere in 1998 and enjoyed many lovely holidays in the cottage. The adjoining longere was in need of renovation and starting to fall into disrepair so we decided to renovate this 10 years ago. This proved to be a much bigger project than we first anticipated. My Father was very disabled with a large wheelchair and often found access very difficult. This seemed an ideal opportunity as we were starting from scratch to make the downstairs level access with extra wide doors.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is very peaceful but not isolated and ideal if a member of your party has mobility problems. It is close to the lovely historical town of Josselin and the whole area is packed with beautiful towns to visit. We are close to a lake with beaches for swimming and not too far from the coast and beaches.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Le Grand Moineaux sleeps 8
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our second holiday in Brittany at Le Moineaux. We did a lot more exploring this time. Visiting Vannes, which is a must for any visitor.

Lin and Shelagh are very accommodating and the ramp is an excellent new addition.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we are glad you were all able to go exploring. We hope you return another year.
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A large family house

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful large house that had everything you required including disabled facilities. Our two small dogs went hunting each day in the large garden. Keep very clean and tidy. Would recommend this property to everyone

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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A month in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with all we needed for a month's stay, including disabled facilities for one of our party, which was much appreciated. It was also perfect for our little dog. Lots of grass to run about on. We very much enjoyed walking, cycling and 'mobility scootering' along the banks of the canal and found we could reach the canal path from many different access points. The town of Josselin is a treat - not too big but very picturesque and full of restaurants, cafes and creperies. We loved the Saturday market - one of the best we have been to in France. Our favourite day trip was 3 hours on a self drive boat from 'DayBoats' in La Gacilly. Dont be afraid to phone Mike who is English and book one. We would recommend at least half a day so you can reach the lake and stop for a picnic. Thanks to Sheila and Peter, our stay was memorable. When the weather was good we spent most of the time in the garden - when not so good, or in the evening, we had the luxury of the wood burning stove. We would recommend Les Moineaux to anyone. PS don't forget to feed the sparrows!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for finding the time to write a review. We agree Josselin is a lovely old town. We envy your stay of one month - the longest we have stayed is two weeks because of work commitments.
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Lovely spacious property

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week here with my wife and two children (15 & 11). The longere is perfect - loads of space and very well equipped. It is also very tastefully furnished. Josselin is a pleasant 25 minute walk away and we walked in most evenings. It is a lovely place full of character with a marvellous chateau.

There is plenty to do and see in this part of Brittany - in particular we enjoyed visiting Vannes and La Gacily - both very easy to reach. We also hired bikes and cycled along the canal - it's a real must do. We would certainly recommend this property and a holiday in this part of France.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Maravillosa estancia en la Bretaña

  • 5 of 5

La casa es amplia, muy cómoda y bonita, mejor todavía que en las fotos, la situación es perfecta para conocer la Bretaña. Disfrutamos muchísimo y tuvimos la suerte de conocer a Pete y Shelagh que son unos anfitriones encantadores.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Gracias por tu opinión. Esperamos que pueda volver algún día.
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Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quiet hamlet just a walk away from a small town, Josselin, which has everything you need. Large supermarket, Boulangerie, 13th Century Chateau and market day on Saturday, which is great fun. The house is almost perfectly designed for wheelchair use, I have a large electric wheelchair which needs a strong ramp to access the house and Peter and Shelagh are looking into accommodating this. The downstairs bedroom and adjoining wet room are perfect for the wheelchair user and the spacious living room makes it comfortable for everybody. Unfortunately the back patio is only accessible from the front meaning that you just have to go through the side gate and wheel around to the back where there is a lovely big patio. We had fantastic weather and spent all of our time outside barbequing and lazing around. The upstairs bedrooms all have their own bathrooms, 2 ensuite, leaving the separate bathroom for the 3rd bedroom. We were fortunate enough to meet Peter and Shelagh when we arrived and they are extremely pleasant, helpful and willing to accommodate any individual needs. I would thoroughly recommend this to any family with or without a wheelchair user and look forward to going back myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed the Josselin area which is very lovely. Meeting Jane in person was very helpful for Peter and I and we always try to improve the situation if possible for guests with mobility problems. Jane has a large wheelchair which highlighted that we need a professional ramp to accommodate heavier chairs rather than the wooden one we have at present. We certainly look forward to having a return visit. Shelagh
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Pleurtuit Airport at Dinard
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Lac au Duc
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

Josselin is a beautiful 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 lovely 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 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.


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Lanouée Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
per visit $20

Rate Information:
IMPORTANT: Prices are based on two adults staying in the house. Extra Adults - High per week £84 /per night £12 - Mid per week £56/per night £8 - Low per week £49/per night £7. Extra children - High per week £49/per night £7 - Mid per week £42/per night £6 - Low per week £35/per night £5

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Lanouée Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet downstairs - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , level access
  • Three of the bedrooms have a shower room with toilet en suite. The smaller bedroom is situated next to the main bathroom which has a bath and shower cubicle. The downstairs shower room has a roomy level access with a manual shower chair.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , level access
  • There are two travel cots with bedding and two put you up beds although one is only suitable for a smaller child. There is a fixed stairgate at the top of the stairs and a moveable one at the bottom which is kept in the cupboard by the stairs. The downstairs bedroom is designed to accommodate wheelchair use. There is a level access shower and manual shower chair.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is well equipped with games and books and DVD's. There is a large barbecue on the back patio.

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