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Family paradise - Stunning Views,HEATED pool, FREE bikes,WiFi, Childrens delight

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms, stunning country location but close to southern beaches

As featured in French Entrée and Living France magazines, Wisteria Cottage is an idyllic holiday location to enjoy a true taste of Breton culture. This beautiful 16th century cottage has its own private garden with BBQ and stunning views over the valley and heated pools. There is a large oak-beamed lounge, luxury leather seating and dining area suitable for large groups with a granite fireplace, a large well equipped Breton kitchen and is comfortable & well furnished with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 and 2 shower rooms (one en-suite), bathroom with toilet, and a 2 further toilets.

Pools open from 1 May to 30 September. And they are heated!

We provide, free of charge, for guests of both our Gites in Southern Brittany:

- enjoy a cycle for the morning croissant or a tour of the countryside using our bicycle equipment (16 bicycles, 2 baby seats, 1 bike rack)

- golfers can use any of our 3 sets of golf clubs on the local courses

- fancy a game of tennis at the excellent local courts (there is no charge to play)- we have 4 tennis rackets

- unlimited WiFi to keep in touch

- and baby equipment from cots, highchairs, pushchairs to baby baths etc to take the stress out of travelling

There are 4 acres of attractive communal gardens with two 6 meter HEATED pools, terrace, a pine forest & incredible views of the forested valley with walking routes directly into the countryside. The expansive grounds include a children's’ playhouse, climbing frame with badminton, table tennis, mini football net in the summer months! The pools enjoy full sun morning to late evening and are securely fenced & locked for your peace of mind. The communal grounds and laundry are shared with our other Gîte, Fuchsia Cottage, which can sleep up to 6.

Nestled in the beautiful countryside within easy reach (about 30 to 45 minutes) of the many wonderful sandy beaches of Southern Brittany or inland lakes & waterways, the hamlet of Le Crann is an easy 1 km walk or bicycle ride (on one of our bikes) to the small village of St Yves Bubry, with its traditional French bar and grocery shop. And if you fancy time out from cooking, there are many child-friendly restaurants nearby. The delightful river beach at Minezan with rustic bar nestled beside the lock and the popular animated museum of 16th century Poul Fetan are both a 10 minute drive away. For shopping and restaurants there is the charming village of Bubry (10 min), the market town of Baud (20 minutes away), medieval Hennebont with its beautiful floral displays, amazing Thursday market and medieval festival (20 min). There is so much to see or do it is difficult to know where to start (or finish?): whether it be beaches, water sports or other activities, to see the megalithes at the world heritage site at Carnac or the historic towns of Vannes, Josselin, Pontivy, Hennebont, Pontivy, Auray, Port Louis & Lorient to name but a few. See our website for our Hidden Gems too - those delightful places you just don't normally find without local knowledge.

This really is our difference: most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday in this culturally rich area. So that you get the best from your holiday we have compiled a unique information pack covering everything ( well, we hope it's everything - we have been running our business here for over 8 years but are always excited when we find something new!). Our guests have nick-named it the "Bible" which goes everywhere! In addition, we provide an events listing on arrival covering all the local events, markets and brocantes (second hand markets). We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are also on hand for any additional help that you may require, if you so wish. For more information, please see our website.

Searching for those perfect Gites in Southern Brittany? Look no further. But sadly, scamming is on the uprise. How can you avoid being a victim? Please phone us to verify we are real with some additional questions - we won't be offended - your peace of mind is important to us and we love to be able to answer any questions you may have. Most owners will have a varied web presence and can be found elsewhere with a little homework. A scammer will have none. You can find us on Linkedin, social websites, our own website and listed with the local town hall. We also list on other adverts and in the phone book. Once you've found an owner, a simple solution is to make a free voice call over the internet and ask for a quick visual look at the premises. If the owner is not nearby, ask for more proof of ownership, e.g. photos of work done on the property or photos of testimonials. Such requests will scare off most scammers. It will be well worth your while!

For the comfort of all, no smoking inside the property is permitted.

No pets are allowed - sadly, we are allergic.

More Details

Sue Anderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Sue Anderson

In 2008, we moved to France from England for a gentler way of life and to give our daughter the advantages of becoming bi-lingual and exposure to a different culture. It was difficult with one of us having grown up in Cape Town to find something comparable but when we found Le Crann in Brittany we immediately felt at home. Now fully settled here in such a beautiful location, we can't imagine living anywhere else.

Sue Anderson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Sue Anderson chose Quistinic

A key criteria for our purchase was any property had to be a 'home from home' for our guests. The stunning 16th Century properties give a real taste of a bygone age with all modern conveniences. Le Crann offered everything: A warm temperate climate with sunshine hours comparable to Southern France. Brittany has it's own distinct culture and language with extremely welcoming people. Close to many sandy beaches and the glorious countryside of the Blavet Valley. Activities for young & old including golf, cycling, canoeing, sailing and walking. Delightful places of historical interest with many cultural events year long. Proximity to UK and Europe with many access points by car, ferry or plane. Private south facing gardens and extensive communal gardens with heated pools.

What makes this cottage unique

With the large extensive gardens of 4 acres with views over the most beautiful countryside and situated at the end of a quiet country lane with no through traffic, our guests have commented on how safe and peaceful the gardens and surrounding environs are for children of all ages. The perfect place to relax and unwind. Most holiday makers only have one or two weeks in which to enjoy their holiday and a lot of time can sometime be spent trying to familiarise yourself with your environment. We have a small cottage in the main gardens and are on hand, if you so wish, to ensure you maximise your holiday and don't miss out on any holiday experience. We also have the most raved about Information Pack covering everything you could possibility want from your holiday. For those nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists there are walking paths leading directly from the property to many points of interest in the region.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'I would unreservedly recommend this property to anyone looking for a calm and restful holiday away from the stresses of noisy modern life. It is a perfect place for children with loads to explore and nice days out. We came back thoroughly refreshed and reinvigorated, and look forward to returning soon.'

'Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at your 'restful rural retreat'. Wisteria Cottage really was a 'home from home' for both families and we couldn't have asked for anything else (very clean, extremely well maintained gardens and acres of lawns with two heated swimming pools and we eat out each night using the BBQ). Your daily suggestions for days out were so incredibly helpful and came up trumps each time - local knowledge made our holiday very easy and carefree. The cottage had all the amenities that any family could wish for.'

'This is a lovely holiday for families with children of all ages - we were delighted with both Fuschia Cottage and its owners'.
Sep 2009
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Quistinic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Potties, step stool available on request
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Sleeps 4 in 2 singles and 1 bunk bed
  • Cots, changing mats, baby monitors available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 16 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In Summer, no air-conditioning is necessary - the cottage is the ideal refuge when it gets too hot and in winter the warmth of a wood burning fire keeps the cottage warm. There are stair gates at both the top and bottom of the stairs. Please see our own website for more information. Outside: Each cottage has its own private south facing garden with chairs, tables and barbecues. There is ample parking for all cars. In the shared grounds there are two six metre swimming pools, which are heated and securely fenced and gated in accordance with French law. We also operate a key system of access to the pool for additional peace of mind. There are ample sunbeds. There are parasols & outdoor games:a children's play area, tabletennis, football net, badminton and "Bleuet", a delightful childrens playhouse with its own garden. Free of charge: 16 bicycles, 3 sets of golf clubs and 4 tennis rackets for use at the local courts shared between both cottages.


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Family paradise - Stunning Views,HEATED pool, FREE bikes,WiFi, Childrens delight
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Gorgeous and very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

The host and hostess, Sue and Steve were very helpful and so accommodating. They go out of their way to make you comfortable. The property and the cottages are in prime condition and so well maintained. We enjoyed our winter holiday stay and we had 5 adults and 6 grandchildren and were very

Comfortable with Wisteria Cottage space! I especially loved the large farm tables, so we could all enjoy our meals together! Such a beautiful spot and scenery was breath taking,

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for such a lovely review - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family of intredip travellers. All the very best for 2016! Sue, Steve and Maxine xx
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Fantastic holiday in a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday and there was everything you could possibly want or need. Everything was thought of, from toys for granchildren and books, dvds and games for adults. Bikes, inflatables for the pool, table tennis and badminton. A comprehensive information folder was also provided. The accommodation was clean and we were all very impressed. Our hosts, Sue and Steve, were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Will be reccommending to family and friends. On a separate note our 4 year old granddaughter didnt want to go to the beaches nearby, she wanted to stay and play in the pool and wendy house! It is a very special place, quiet and peaceful with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are looking forward very much to your return next year.
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, lovely grounds, great facilities! The cottage had everything we needed and there was plenty for our four year old and two year olds twins to stay entertained - from a little playhouse and swing/slide (slightly old but perfectly adequate) to footballs, two lovely pools (fenced and locked up so very safe) and dvds. There was also a hammock, table tennis and badminton court and boules sets. The accommodation was very good, comfortable beds, very nice showers etc. Our hosts were friendly, had pretty much thought of everything we could possibly need, were quick to fix a problem with a toilet seat, responded to emails very promptly and were not intrusive. The only thing that could have made it better was being closer to a beach and having restaurants within walking distance. To be fair though part of the charm of this place is the countryside its in and it didn't take too long to get to beaches/restaurants. We particularly liked Quiberon and Carnac but these are a good day out being an hour away. Loads of things to do and see in this area. Would recommend to everyone I know! :-) and not forgetting we booked a meal with daisy chain caterers and had a fantastic meal on our first night!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendations to all your friends. In addition to most beaches only being a 30-35 minute drive away, there is also the river beach at Minezan only 10 minutes drive away.
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Bromley, Kent

Fantastic Gite

  • 5 of 5

"Our stay in this cottage with our 13 year old son over the summer holidays last year was fabulous. Our son really enjoyed the pool during the hot days and since we last stayed the trees have been thinned out exposing the stunning views across the valley, lovely to look at whilst lazing by the pool sipping a glass of French wine. Our son , being that bit older can swim but the safety railings around the pool would be so reassuring if I had a younger child. It was so wonderful to feel relaxed and safe and we were happy to let our son who is on the Autistic spectrum wander around the large mature gardens and on site forest giving us a much needed break. He certainly enjoyed the sense of freedom and beauty of nature that is not easily experienced in the suburban area in which we live at home. However there was a great selection of DVD's and SKY television to restore his need for teenage technology. I especially enjoyed the walks and cycling using the bikes provided by Sue and Steve who are so friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area having lived there for 7 years. We revisited our favourite ride along the local Blavet river. A few years ago we stayed in Fuchsia cottage but on this last visit we stayed in Wisteria cottage. Both cottages have been refurbished to an extremely high standard and have anything that you could ever want. I couldn't fault anything and the attention to detail is remarkable. We didn't need the wood burning stove this visit but I have fond memories of it from 3 years ago."

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your son felt at home in the gardens. We are always delighted when our guests return!
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Alloa Clackmannanshire

My Perfect Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this idyllic place. We relaxed and unwound here with the serenity of it. The open aspects with stunning views add to it.. Wisteria Cottage was ideal for all of us and we love the Breton charm of the was very comfortable and well furnished for all our needs.Sue and Seve,as ever, were there to help if needed. Quistinic is an ideal base to explore the area either by car or on foot. We will certainly return next year

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure (as always) having you and look forward to catching up again next year.
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safe haven

  • 4 of 5

Le Crann is a childs paradise and parents retreat. The grounds have all you could wish for to occupy young children which means lots of rest for mum and dad. We have just returned home from 2 wks in Wisteria cottage which was clean and comfortable. Lots of days out within 40 minutes of gite, well stocked supermarket within 10 mins drive. Sally at Daisy Chain can provide excellent home cooked meals on request. But the best thing about Le Crann are the owners who live on site and provide a high level of unintrusive personal service from advise about days out to latest weather forcast.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Rennes (also Lorient/Brest/Nantes/Dinard)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
St Yves Bubry
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Roscoff (also St Malo/Caen/Cherbough)
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
RiMaison Golf
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
N24 Rennes-Lorient
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
St Yves Bubry
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Port Louis
Car: necessary

Le Crann is situated in the commune of Quistinic, host to the 16th century village of Poul Fetan, immaculately restored to show life at that time. If you want to step further back in time, outside the village of Melrand (15 minutes away) is the Village de l’an mil, a 1000 year old reconstructed medieval village. Close by there are many historic towns and castles to visit including Hennebont, Auray, Pontivy, Vannes and Josselin. Morbihan is renowned for its megalithic stones with so many special places to visit; Carnac with its 3000 standing stones a must see, but also those at Locmariquer, Petit Mont or even catch a boat to the island of Gavrinis. And if that’s not enough, the region has plenty of museums, zoos and parks. Art lovers can follow the 'Art in the Chapel' exhibitions throughout the summer for a tour of the Blavet River chapels. The commune of Quistinic and the Blavet Valley is a walkers and cyclists paradise and the owner has details of many published routes with walking routes leading directly from Le Crann. For a lazy day, take a cruise down the River Blavet, or take one of many boat trips to the off shore islands and around the beautiful inland sea of the Gulf du Morbihan, where you can stop off on some of the larger islands for lunch, a walk and even a cycle. There is hardly a week that goes by without some festival in the region. Lorient hosts the delightful 10 day Inter- Celtique music festival and Josselin and Hennebont hold annually medieval festival. Many regattas are held at the yachting haven of Trinite-sur-Mer. And don't forget those local markets and brocantes for fresh produce or that antique bargain.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Stay tax $1.38 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

A 25% non refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival together with a security deposit of £150/€200. A signed contract is required to confirm the booking.
Currencies accepted: GBP and EUR.
Winter lets: By arrangement.
Couples: Discounts available - please enquire (not available July & Aug).
Price includes wood for heating.
Towels (EUR8 per bale - hand, bath and beach towel), Final Cleaning (EUR70) and Catering are available at an additional charge.
Changeover Day: Saturday, but is negotiable out of June, July and August and the May bank holiday.
The cottages are available from 16h00 on day of arrival and by 10h00 on day of departure.
Short period lets: Minimum of 3 nights outside of June, July & August - please enquire for a quote if required
Holiday Tax (Taxe de Sejour) is payable in addition on arrival: 2017 rates - €1.00 per adult per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund