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Attractive, Well Furnished Breton Stone Longeure

Saint-Jean-Brévelay, France
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Holiday Home in St Jean Brevelay, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Peaceful Rural Location, Only 45 minutes from the Sea

Standing in 2 acres, this traditional Breton longeure offers spacious family accommodation in a tranquil, rural setting. Ideal for extended family groups or two families sharing. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one double/twin with extra single bed available and ensuite shower room, the other with double bed and a shower room and separate toilet. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet on the first floor. The two downsairs bedrooms have direct access to the garden with a patio set outside each, for early morning tea or late night calvados. The large kitchen has folding doors opening onto the south facing patio, with stone built barbecue, perfect for outdoor dining at all times of day. There are a number of tables, chairs and parasols to accomodate eating in all areas of the garden and the fruit trees around the main garden offer welcome shade for lunchtime dining.There is a large freezer and drinks fridge in the garage, ideal for cooling refreshments on hot summer days. Should you visit Lann Douar out of season, the large open fire and comfy throws and cushions make for wonderful cosy eveings in. The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling and walking with a number of country parks especially suited for younger children. St Jean Brevelay is perfectly situated to explore the many historic towns and villages around Southern Brittany, Vannes, Josselin, Carnac,and Malestroit, to mention but a few. Superb beaches can be found all around the Gulf of Morbihan and the Quiberon peninsula.

Owner

Carole Brooks

Member Since 2005
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, A little french
Calendar last updated:
Sep 06, 2017
About Carole Brooks

We live just outside Reading and my husband is self employed, we have two teenage boys. As with most people we have very busy lives so we escape to Brittany at every opportunity.

Carole Brooks purchased this Cottage in 2003

Why Carole Brooks chose Saint-Jean-Brévelay

We all love France and have holidayed there for many years, but we love Brittany because it reminds us of childhood holidays in Cornwall, with the French Culture and food thrown in. As a family we are real water babies and love the beaches around Southern Brittany for the surfing, we also sail and windsurf, so the craggy coastline, with its traditional villages, gorgeous harbours and picturesque cliff walks never fail to give pleasure, whatever time of year. The rolling countryside and peace and quiet around Lann Douar is perfect to come back to after a busy day at the coast. The extensive, flat gardens have been great for the boys to play and cycle in safety, we enjoy being able to walk and cycle direct from the house along the quiet lanes, which surround St Jean Brevelay.

What makes this Cottage unique

The easy journey from St Malo makes short visits possible, we always take the overnight ferry and are down at St Jean Brevelay by 11am. We use Lann Douar all year round and have ensured that the house is warm and very comfortable at all times. We recently replaced the central heating with individually controlled heaters to ensure maximum heat where needed. The sofas and chairs all have throws and lots of cushions for added comfort,there are book cases full of books and games and we have a large number of DVD's and CD's for those cosy evenings in. Bikes for all ages, rucksacs, folding chairs, travel rugs and thermos flasks ensure exploring the local countryside is always fun. Summer and Winter duvets and lots of spare bedding also ensure comfort all year round.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 child bed, 1 baby crib, single underbed and a travel cot
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Can be made into twin beds with room for an extra single
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 plus cot (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor - Double bedroom with doors to garden. Large bedroom with Twin beds/Large double, doors to garden First floor - Large double bedroom with additional pull out single bed. A twin bedroom and a further double bedroom with king size bed.

      Bathrooms

      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        combination tub/shower, shower, bidet, Separate toilet
      • Shower room 1
        shower
      • Shower room 2
        shower
      • Ground floor - Shower room and separate wc. En-suite shower room with w.c. First floor - Family bathroom with over bath shower and bidet. Separate wc.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Linens Provided
                  All bedlinen and summer and winter duvets are provided as well as a number of lighter weight throws.
                • Fireplace
                  The large open fire in the lounge takes wooden logs, which can be found in the attached garage and outside woodshed.
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Hair Dryer
                • Living Room
                  A lovely oak beamed lounge / dining room with large open fire and comfortable sofas with cushions and throws, for those cosy evenings in. Book cases, games and cards, Cable TV, DVD and CD players, portable CD player and docking station.
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                  Bath sheets, hand towels and beach towels are provided
                • Tumble Dryer
                • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                      There is a small expresso machine with frother and various sizes of cafetieres.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Kitchen
                      South facing kitchen/breakfast room with french doors onto patio, well equipped with gas cooker, microwave, large fridge and dishwasher.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      The kitchen is very well equipped for casual or formal dining. A wide range of pans and serving dishes as well as childrens crockery and plasic cutlery.
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar, plus a selection of cooking oils and spices. A welcome pack can be provided on request.
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster

                      Dining

                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          There is an extendable formal dining table and a kitchen table both seating 8, although there are extra chairs around the house.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 12 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Pool Table
                            • Books
                              A wide range of reading material, including paperback novels, cookery books, maps and travel guides.
                            • Game Room
                              There is a snooker/pool table, table tennis table and dart board in the garage
                            • Games
                            • Music Library
                            • Ping Pong Table
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              There are a number of soft toys and other indoor toys and games for younger children and a large number of outdoor games and toys including bikes for all ages and abilities
                            • Video Library

                              Outside

                                • Bicycles
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Golf
                                  There are numerous golf courses around the Gulf of Morbihan within a 45 minute drive.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Large child friendly gardens all around the house surrounded by fruit trees.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                • Tennis

                                  Suitability

                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                      Attractions

                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • churches
                                        • forests
                                        • pond
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                      Notes

                                                        • Notes on accommodation: Central heating with wall mounted, individually controlled electric heaters, this together with the large open fire in the lounge makes the house ideal for out of season breaks! The house is also very child friendly having gates to the front, 'Beware Children' signs to be placed outside the property if necessary, no steps to the outside and stair gates on request. Outside: The large flat, private gardens overlooking a picturesque river valley at the rear, are ideally suited to children of all ages. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn so as to accommodate ball games, there are numerous trees around providing welcome shade on hot summer days. Gates to the front of the property enable children to explore and play in complete safety. There are a couple of swings hanging from trees in the garden, paddling pools, a sand pit and a number of garden toys suitable for younger children are stored in the garage.There is a vast array of garden sports equipment, tennis, cricket, football, basketball, badminton, crocket and a boules pit. In the garage is a table football, pool table, with tabletennis attachments, a wall mounted dart board and a large selection of bikes for all ages. A number of tables and chairs are strategically placed around the garden to make the most of the views( and sun ) and a further choice of loungers and parasols can be found in the garage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, chest freezer and additional fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Duvets, bed linen, towels and beach towels are included in the price. Additional cleaning/linen/towel change can be arranged during your stay at an extra cost. Other: The lower ground floor( door from entrance hall and 3 small steps) which houses the utilty room, 2 double bedrooms,2 shower rooms and seperate wc is ideal for groups when extra privacy is preferred, or grand parents who would enjoy a little exta peace!

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          5 Reviews

                                                          Excellent4.6/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          A real gem of a property

                                                          Neil E.Worthing

                                                          We first visited Lann Douar back in 2007 and have been fortunate enough to return many times since, sometimes three generations of us. This really is an amazing holiday home with everything you could need, a beautiful rural setting but within easy reach of some lovely towns and beaches. Very rare to find such a gem of a property and is owned by such nice people. Highly recommended to all.

                                                          A relaxing week

                                                          MiklosBideford

                                                          To be found in the lovely countryside of Morbihan,just outside St,Jean Brevelay the comfortable "Lann Douar"is just the place for a relaxing away from it holiday.A large garden surrounded by fields with a good choice of supplied activities, from tv,music,indoor & outdoor games & a selection of bikes all set in peace & quiet. GREAT.

                                                          Excellent

                                                          ToggleVendee

                                                          Lann Douar is a most comfortable, well equipped holiday home with a delightful garden. All our needs were catered for admirably. The rooms are well decorated and welcoming. The information in the folder of places of interest, restaurants etc was accurate as we visited several of the places and restaurants mentioned. All the books, games, bicycles, garden furniture etc that could be needed for a wonderful family holiday is available.

                                                          AN EXCELLENT HOLIDAY DESTINATION.

                                                          THANK YOU

                                                          Lovely holiday in the French countryside

                                                          Ann McNamaraLancashire

                                                          Lann Douar is a beautiful old house in the heart of the countryside in Brittany. It is in a relaxing, quiet setting with wonderful views. Our family (3 generations) loved playing all kinds of sports and barbequing in the large grounds. There was plenty to do on days out; beaches on the gulf of Morbihan, scenic towns and chateaus, country walks, bike rides and picnics. For the two wet days we had, there were lots of board games and indoor sports provided. The children did not have a moment's boredom. I am sure we will go back to Lann Douar one day.

                                                          À recommander

                                                          Alain S.

                                                          Beau gîte bien équipé et propre.

                                                          Super accueil.

                                                          Séjour ensoleillé

                                                          Location

                                                          Saint-Jean-Brévelay, France

                                                          Coast/Beach: Superb beaches can be found all around the Gulf of Morbihan, the Quiberon Peninusla has a number of excellent surfing beaches whilst soft sandy family beaches can be found at Kerhillio, Port Navalo, Carnac, Locmariaquer, Suscinio and Quiberon. All these beaches being less than 45 minutes drive by car. Travel: St Jean Brevelay is situated approximately 2 hours south of St Malo, 3 hours from Caen and Roscoff and 4 hours from Cherbourg and Le Havre. The nearest airports are Rennes (1 hour), Dinan (1 1/2 hours) and Nantes (2 hours). A car would be necessary to enjoy the area to the full. Distances: The nearest village of St Jean Brevelay is approx. a mile away and contains the main local services including an Intermarche, 2 boulangeries, a boucherie, pharmacy, tabac, bank and a couple of small bars and restaurants. There is also an excellent wine cave. The historic towns of Vannes and Josselin are both approximately 15 minutes drive by car. There is a picturesque Chateau and doll museum at Josselin. The area is most famous for its vast array of megaliths spread around the countryside. Further Details: The area is steeped in history and there are many picturesque local towns who have retained much of their medieval charm, including Josselin, Malestroit and Rochfort en Terre. For those with shopping in mind Vannes has a superb selection of beautiful shops and an excellent market once a week. There are two hypermarkets in the Vannes area both well worth a visit for their extensive range of produce and wine selection.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          $140
                                                          $141avg/night
                                                          5 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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