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Sally Greenway

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

Gites for Adults Only, 2 or 4 people sharing - South Brittany Morbihan - The Coach House

14 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Melrand Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 luxury apartment-style Gites in Blavet Valley (Melrand), Morbihan, South Brittany - Idyllic and and peaceful surroundings

According to Ralph Waldo Emmerson, "Life is a journey, not a destination". A holiday, however, is all about the destination. We have made our home here for the last 8 years and really take pleasure in where we live and having the opportunity to share it with others. The life here is simple, peaceful and uncomplicated. Join us and share the wonderful lifestyle and culture of Brittany.

Situated in the beautiful Blavet Valley, La Metairie was originally a cider farm. Set in lovely landscaped grounds of over 3 acres with a small lake and woodlands leading down to a private river, the emphasis here is on peace and tranquillity and is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

With the owners on site we are always on hand to help or offer suggestions on places to visit.

Each apartment is individual and both are tastefully decorated in a unique style. All linen, heating, gas and electricity is included in the price of your holiday. We also offer a breakfast service which has proved an enormous success with our guests and also a laundry service if needed.

Within the grounds there are numerous areas for dining and relaxing with plentiful garden furniture and barbeque equipment. Books, games, CDs and DVDs are also available.

For full information on all our services please see our website www.gite42.com or you can telephone us at any time if you prefer to speak to a real person!

The town of Melrand is a few minutes by car and has an excellent restaurant as well as small local shops, bars, takeaway pizza, pharmacy and post office. The historic town of Pontivy is approximately 12kms. The Blavet River is practically on our doorstep and has miles of paths which are ideal for keen walkers or cyclists. Other recreational facilities such as golf, fishing and horse-riding are all close at hand.

The beaches of the Gulf of Morbihan are within easy driving distance including Kerfanny Les Pins, Trinte Sur Mer and Lamor Plage. There are also lovely beaches at Carnac where you will also find the famous megaliths.

Also close by is the majestic Abbey of Bon Repos, the grand lake at Lac de Guerledan, the historic working village of Poul Fetan, the fortified towns and cities of Josselin, Vannes and Dinan as well as quaint historic villages and towns such as Rochefort en Terre or even a "Cornish Style" fishing port at Doelan. You'll never be short of somewhere to visit or something to do!

Gites are ideal for 1 or 2 couples each with their own dedicated accommodation. Discounts available for 2 sets of couples or simply friends travelling together. If you are travelling in a group early booking is strongly recommended to ensure that both gites are available.

We have had quite a few situations whereby guests arrive to find that they have friends in the area wanting accommodation which we have been able to help with. This has meant that friends can spend quality time together in the same location. Please let us know how we can help

More Details

Details for The Coach House 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Stunning apartment on the ground floor which is extremely cool in the summer. It has a kitchen area overlooking the garden with bistro trable & chairs. The apartment is furnished with king size 4-poster bed, large wardrobe, bedside units, lamps, antique tub chair, comfy sofa, coffee table, cd player, dvd player, instant log burner. Storage cupboard with iron/ironing board.

Kitchen/dining area: table & 2 chairs, fridge, gas hob with electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee/cappucino maker.

Small bathroom containing shower, wc, hand basin, electric heater.

Hairdryer, iron and ironing board provided.

A table and chairs are provided outside the property.

Brunch package available at £20 (25E)/day (consists of croissants, home-made jam, butter, baguette, free range eggs, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, selection of cheeses and wine) delivered to your door. Breakfast package available at £12 (15E)/day. Consists of croissants, bread, jam, eggs, juice, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Sally Greenway (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Sally Greenway

We are a couple who have travelled the world extensively but have finally made our home in the beautiful Brittany countryside. From our combined travels, taking in over 100 countries, we understand fully the meaning of customer service and strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience of life in this wonderful region.

Sally Greenway purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sally Greenway chose Pontivy area

The countryside is very beautiful and unspoilt with very little traffic. The small towns and villages are beautifully kept and there is no litter or vandalism. The location of our house is, we feel, ideal as we are in a very small hamlet of 5 houses, well away from the road which makes it very safe for our pets yet we have a few neighbours making it a nice little community. La Metairie was originally a cider farm and the various houses all used to form part of the complex with our house being the last to be used as the farmhouse and having the most land. Our local town of Melrand is a few minutes drive away and has a superb restaurant and useful small shops. La Metairie is also ideally positioned for exploring the many larger towns of south Brittany and the coast.

Please visit our website: www.gite42.com for 'pay now' facilities and also special offers which are not listed on this site.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a relatively short drive to the coast - about 45kms and the beautiful historic towns of Vannes and Josselin are easily reached. Our properties are exclusively for adults and couples but also suitable for single travellers. There is always someone on hand for help and advice and we try to ensure that our guests want for nothing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks again, as last year, for giving us a lovely relaxing holiday in The Coach House... Do keep in touch.. We might even get to see you again next year! Love and best wishes",

Lynn, Maz & Kyla



"Thank you for a lovely stay in The Gallery. It was truly wonderful as are you too! Hopefully see you soon. Warm Regards"

Kellie & Wayne



"Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks at your charming gite. Loved your gites and the surrounding grounds. Thanks also for your hospitality, loved being greeted by flowers, wine and chocolates! Also appreciated being able to bring the two dogs. Good luck - would love a return though already planning our own property!"

Joan and Richard



"Thank you so much for being so friendly and welcoming, for making us feel so relaxed at your gites and also for your kindness and generosity. We hope to see you again."

Paul & Ruth
Jul 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

The Coach House
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
5

Tranquil,green,relaxing. France at its Best

  • 5 of 5

Molly and I stayed in the Coach House at La Metairie for a week in July 2016.

The drive is a leisurely couple of hours from Roscoff if you’ve got a sat nav that does what it is supposed to do(but still buy a map)

The SatNav took us, eventually, to the road ends at La Metairie. Its a bit further on a reasonable road, past the farm house and up to the main gate.

A mixture of moggies inhabit the grounds and are quite friendly but somewhat aloof.

The grounds are very impressive ,well stocked with magnificent ,giant trees set amongst a beautiful tidy meadow.Bird song is a constant musical background.

Further into the trees and down into the valley there is a cool, tinkly stream and its so quiet, calm and peaceful, with a wooden seat, where you can spend some time just to sit and enjoy being there.

The Coach House is comfortable with enough kitchen equipment to enable preparations for simple meals. Sitting outside for breakfast, lunch and dinner is one of the things we look forward to on holiday and La Metairie provides a beautiful setting for this.

Sally and Irvine were exceptionally helpful, especially when I needed a Dr for a chest infection. Sally organised an appointment with her English speaking Dr. The surgery is in Baud,20 mins drive away.

The hens and ducks provided fresh eggs with the breakfast supplied by Sally.

Altogether a lovely, peaceful place for a French Vacance

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shaun & Mollie Such a shame that you had a shaky start to your holiday but glad that I was able to help. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you for being lovely guests. Hopefully we will see you again one day. Best wishes Sal & Irvin
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5

A Perfect Break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Brittany, stopping for 1 night each way on our journey from Calais and spending five days in The Coach House. It is a beatuful gite, so peaceful and perfectly placed to explore the region. Sally and Irvin ensured everything ran smoothly for us and in return we managed to prevent our little dog from chasing the chickens for the whole five days. We had a great holiday, even the weather was kind to us in October, and we would happily return.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim & Debbie So glad you enjoyed your stay with you and as you say, the weather was very kind! We would be delighted to see you again, even if you just want to drop in to say hello. All the best Sally & Irvin
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5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to La Metairie and we loved it even more.

Sally and Irvin made us really welcome . The Gallery was beautifully furnished and comfortable. We loved the little balcony and enjoyed eating our breakfast there and watching the hens. Everything was perfect(apart from the weather!). The fresh eggs, coffee, home made jam and wine were very much appreciated. Wish we had thought to order the welcome pack when we booked as it seemed very good value.

The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. it was a shame that the bad weather stopped us making more use of them. It was lovely to stroll down to the stream in the evening.

There are many beautiful places to visit from the gite. We especially enjoyed cycling along the towpath of the Nantes Brest Canal , visiting St Nicholas and

following the art in the chapel trail. There are still many left that we have yet to see and are sure we will be back again before too long.(We will try not to bring the rain with us next time!)

Linda & John

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John & Linda It was so nice to see you for a 2nd visit and hope that despite you being a little unfortunate with the rain, you will come and visit again. I now have 3 new chickens (2 more blue egg-layers) and the ducklings are getting very big and running round the garden. Please keep in touch and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Best wishes Sally & Irvin
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5

Exactly as advertised, perfect peace and location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in The Gallery, just perfect, the grounds amazing, if peace and beauty is what you want here it is !

Sally and Irvin perfect hosts, there when you need them with superb local and general information, as a result we will be going back, and if all falls into plan we will be spending a LOT more time in the wonderful surrounding area !

PS, the eggs and Jam and Chutney are too good !!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin & Louise Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. We do hope that you will come back and see us - you were perfect guests! Sal & Irvin
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A little gem in the breton countryside,within easy reach of the areas finest tourist attractions.With the owner on site to help and advise everything runs smoothly,can,t wait to return for another gastronomic tour.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really a pleasure to have you both stay with us and hope that you will return again in the autumn. All the best Sally & Irvin
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Kent
5

Relaxing in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Sally's Gite near Melrand. A beautifully appointed gite in lovely grounds. Our hosts were so welcoming and the brunch package well worth having. Sally's home made jams and chutneys were scrumptious. A lovely rural spot with freshly laid eggs each day made this a wonderful place to relax. An excellent area for walks and visiting surrounding medieval towns, markets and villages. Couldn't have wished for better! Thank you Sally & Irvin.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter & Jenny We really enjoyed having you as guests at La Metairie and are so glad that you were able to benefit from the lovely Indian summer that we had this year! Thank you so much for the lovely review and we hope to see you again some time. Best wishes Sally & Irvin
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Special interest holidays:

There is a private carp fishing lake close by and also canoe and kayaking. The Blavet River has cycle paths which are ideal for walking or cycling and fishing licences can be purchased locally.

Coast/Beach:

The River Blavet, as well as numerous large lakes, eg Lac du Guerledan, which has sandy beach shorelines and safe swimming areas, together with picnic facilities are close by. Most of these lakes offer boating/fishing amenities as well as stunning scenic boat trips. There is a canoe/kayak centre, riverboat trips at St Nicolas-des-Eaux about 5 minutes away and the beaches at Carnac, Quiberon and Lorient are approximately 45 minutes by car. Plenty of opportunities for fishermanand walkers alike!

Travel:

Ferry terminals at Roscoff and St Malo ports are both approximately 90 minutes away. Airports: Rennes 1 hour 45 mins / Brest 2 hours / Dinan 1 hour 50 mins / Lorient 45 minutes. 10% discount available with Brittany Ferries (please ask)

Distances:

The local town of Melrand with bakery, general store, butcher, pharmacy, post office, superb restaurant and bars is less than 5 minutes away. St Nicholas des Eaux with its lovely canal, waterside restaurants, creperie and bars can also be reached within 5 or 6 minutes by car. The large historic town of Pontivy with plentiful shops, restaurants and bars is about 12kms and other historic towns such as Josselin and Auray are easily reached within 45 minutes.

Further Details:

The nearby town of Baud has 3 supermarkets, including Lidl, all of which stay open at lunchtimes - a rarity in Brittany! There are also banks, a good variety of other shops, doctors, veterinary practices and a small Saturday market. Our village of Melrand offers a superb restaurant as well as takeaway pizza, pharmacy, post office, alimentaire, bar tabac, hairdresser and boulangerie

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Rates & Availability

Melrand Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$499
 
 
Autumn
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$408
 
 
Winter excl Xmas/N Year
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$591
 
 
Christmas 2016 Self-Catering
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$198
 
 
New Year Self Catering
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$198
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $99
Refundable damage deposit $132
wifi $13

Booking Notes:
Please contact us by email or telephone so that we can confirm availability. A 50% deposit plus security deposit is required to secure your booking. Final balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before arrival.
Standard charge of £10 per week for WIFI due to the fact that we operate on an expensive satellite system which is not unlimited usage
Fees for pets:
£75 for first week and £50 for each additional week thereafter
Additional security deposit of £100
WIFI is not included but can be purchased for £10 per week which will allow basic access to check emails etc.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.
10% discount available with Brittany Ferries

Changeover Day:
For Low and Mid Season we have decided to be completely flexible on changeover dates as it's often much cheaper to get a ferry during the week! Peak season is Saturday - Saturday only

Notes on prices:
Mid-season rates apply for Easter Holiday period.
Arrival hampers are available at £30 and are a good option if you are arriving on a Sunday when only a handful of supermarkets are open during the morning. Also available is our daily breakfast package priced at £15 for two people.
These can be included with your payment or paid for on arrival.
Please see our website for full details - www.gite42.com

By visiting our own website - www.gite42.com - you can make an instant payment with our 'pay now' button.
A £100 security deposit is required for all bookings. Accommodation charge to include any fees and additional security deposit for pets. Please see notes on additional fees for pets.

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Amenities

Melrand Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All linen and towels are provided and changed weekly*. Heating, gas and electricity is provided at no additional cost. Hairdryers provided. Laundry service (wash only) available with under cover drying facility in the garden. Books, board games, CDs, DVDs available. Wifi access available for laptops or tablets (not available for mobile phones) at a cost of 15 euros per week. Smoking is not permitted inside any of the properties but ashtrays are provided on the tables outside. *Towels but not linen changed for stay under 10 days This accommodation is for Adults Only - WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHILDREN OR BABIES OF ANY AGE We do not accept pets in The Gallery Outside: La Metairie is within a small hamlet of 5 houses and away from a main road. The apartments are attached to the side of the main farmhouse and are facing an orchard containing numerous fruit trees, chairs, tables and bbq facilities. Our lovely grounds are primarily set to lawn and shrub areas but wind down gently towards a large pond with ornamental fish and a woodland path that leads down to a small river. The surrounding area is predominantly woodland with views over the valley towards Bieuzy Church. There is a picnic table/benches down by the lake and also a small private terrace with deckchairs, dining table & chairs and gas bbq. Under-cover parking is available in our hangar.

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