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18th Century Breton Cottages, Beautifully Restored - Vine Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Quistinic Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully renovated ancient cottages in a stunning area of natural beauty.

In the heart of Southern Brittany's beautiful countryside rest Vine and Wisteria Cottages. They are part of a small hamlet called Nevedic (meaning Little Sanctuary in Breton) within a conservation area, of which the peace and tranquility has hardly changed since the reign of Louis XIV. These beautiful stone cottages have breathtaking vaulted ceilings, highlighting wonderful beams and each cottage has a huge Breton fireplace at its heart. Discover at your leisure 1 acre garden complete with wood burning hot tub, a potager full of flowers, herbs and vegetables and many hidden corners to sit and relax. Nevedic Wood has many paths leading to the Blavet river and the small town of Quistinic can be reached this way if you do not wish to drive. A cycle/footpath runs beside the river passing through towns and hamlets to the coast in one direction or Pontivy in the other. This area is perfect for mountain biking, road cycling, trail running, kayaking and walking. Poul Fetan, the 16th Century Village of French Culture is 5 minutes walk away and makes for a perfect day out with costumed hosts reinacting life here in the past and a tavern selling local ciders and beers and Breton meals.

Details for Vine Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

A mezzanine bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite that boasts a six jet power shower, sink and WC. The ground floor is open plan and the lounge centres around a huge Breton fireplace with wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling showing beautiful beams. It is tastefully furnished with a large Italian leather sofa. There is Satellite television (bring your own Skycard if you wish), DVD and CD player. A large selection of DVDs, books and games are provided. The fully fitted oak kitchen/diner has ample work surfaces and includes fridge, cooker/grill, microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, iron, pine table and four chairs. High quality bed linen, fluffy towels and luxurious robes are provided.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Linda Huggins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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About Linda Huggins

We are Linda and David Huggins and we come from Buckinghamshire.

We spent most of our adult lives working with children and young adults and are now happy to welcome guests to this special place.

Why Linda Huggins chose Lorient area

We chose this part of Brittany for our holiday cottages because of it peace and tranquility. In this little stone hamlet there is a feeling that time has stood still. There are fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and sight seeing. The tow path along the River Blavet snakes its way from Pontivy to the coast travelling past small villages, forests and weirs and is a well maintained footpath and cycleway.

The beaches are within an easy drive and are well worth visiting. Here you can sail, swim, fish or just enjoy watching the world go by.

Ancient towns, like Josselin, Auray and Vannes, with places of interest, markets and shops abound and can be reached easily.

Many guests make a trip to see the ancient standing stones at Carnac.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is set in a conservation area and our cottages are part of an ancient stone hamlet. There is no passing traffic and also no light pollution so the night sky is a true spectacle on a clear night. We adjoin a path directly into the woods so you can be amidst beautiful woodland within a few steps and just a few minutes walk through the woods takes you to the river.

Please enquire about our special walking weeks planned for April and October 2016.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time, thank you so much and we will see you again! Katie, Jimmy and Ailai (Guernsey)

Lovely cottage. Saw so much, but shame didn't have time for the hot tub.Thank you for our welcome, all round kindness and hospitality during our stay. Roberta and Marcela.

The cottage had everything we were looking for and more. The grounds are beautiful and not far from interesting places. Christine.

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is beautiful. we enjoyed the garden, hot tub, beaches, river walks and your kindness and hospitality. Kaye, Andy, Lucy and Ben.

Second visit .. Perfect. You make us feel so very welcome. See you again soon. Julie & Jeff

Vine Cottage is a perfect base for exploring this part of Brittany. We recommend a walk to the bar on the River Blavet and the Cote Sauvage is wonderful. Thank you for providing such a glorious setting and being thoughtful hosts. Steve and Rebecca
Apr 2008
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Vine Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

OUTSTANDING VALUE AND A WARM WELCOME

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. Linda and David are very welcoming and helpful hosts. There was a very generous welcome pack of goodies and they were kind enough to chauffeur us to a favourite restaurant on our last night so we could drink and not drive. The cottage itself is spacious, comfortable and well-appointed. Guests are also given free run of the garden with lots of quiet spots to sit and relax. The cottage is well situated for visiting the sights and we were also able to enjoy some lovely local walks. All in all, probably the best value for money we've encountered in a holiday cottage let.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute perfection, wonderful rural setting

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right decision. We recieved a lovely welcome from Linda, meeting David a few days later as he was away when we arrived.

Linda had the wood burning stove ready lit fof us as well as the most generous welcome basket full of goodies. The fridge was also stocked with milk, cheese and eggs from the resident hens.

The gite has everything to make you feel your in a self catering hotel suite. Fluffy towels and robes, spa slippers, body shop toiletries. The shower is very modern with jets and rain shower options.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all equipment required if you choose to cook. There is also a wood heated hot tub situated in the lovely garden.

The setting is a few minutes walk to the riverside which offers lovely, tranquil walks and gorgeous views.

The museum Poul Fetan is two minutes walk in the other direction.

The village is a five minute drive away with towns just a little bit further offering supermarkets, restaurants and boutique shops.

We discovered beautiful quiet beaches a half hours drive away. The area is perfect for a wide range of attractions for all interests.

We stayed in Vine Cottage which is perfect for two.

Other adjacent cottages are available. There is an interlocking door between Vine Cottage and Wysteria Cottage, this door can be kept locked or opened for groups of families or friends.

The owners Linda and David are friendly and are available for advice but also are unobtrusive, they have created the perfect balance.

If you enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, riverside walks on your doorstep with the option of visitor attractions a short drive away then this is the place for you. Perfect for couples as well as larger groups.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this wonderful review which gives other holidaymakers a really good idea of what we are trying to achieve here at Blavet Forest Gites. We were glad you enjoyed the log burnere and we ensure, as yiou know, that there is an ample supply of logs to keep all our visitors cosy. We understand that it is the little extra comforts, like the robes, eggs from our hens, and home baked bread that make a holiday here that litttle bit more special, so we are pleased you appreciated them. Wew are looking forward to seeing you again some time.
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5

Blissful Two Weeks in Lovely Brittany Countryside

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and location exceeded our expectations; it was also immaculately clean and everything worked. Our two week stay was enhanced by the presence of the owners; they have an easy rapport with visitors and go out of their way to ensure comfort and help in any way, including advice on local attractions.

We pursued a diverse range of activities, including two of many scenic local circular walks, canoeing on the River Blavet, beaches at Port Louis and La Trinite sur Mer and culture at Josselin and Hennebont. We also explored the Golf du Morbihan and Quiberon Peninsula.

Each of the owners' recommendations we pursued for local restaurants proved outstanding. Another culinary highlight was the Boulangerie at the neighbouring heritage museum - Poul Fetan.

We will certainly be recommending this cottage to friends and relatives,and hope to return ourselves next year.We loved it there and left feeling incredibly relaxed.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Relaxing Holiday in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Vine Cottage exploring the area where we were able to enjoy walks from Nevedic plus cycling by the river Blavet. Linda & David are great hosts and maintain the cottages to a high standard with lovely soft fluffy towels and bath robes. We did not expect the hamper full of tasty treats on arrival but what a delight! The gardens are extensive and it is easy to find a relaxing spot to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Vine Cottage is within easy reach of the coast plus other attractions including the town of Josselin with it's chateau. We did enjoy our stay and it would be great to return and explore more walking possibilities so close to the cottage.

Allan & Alison

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this lovely review. We are glad you found the maps useful and that you were able to enjoy so many local walks. It is great to have this amazing countryside on the doorstep and to be able to leave the car and set off on foot makes for a relaxing and stress-free day. We hope you will be able to return sometime in the future and explore some more. Thank you again for your review. Linda and David
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5

Beautiful Gites set in a truly tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave David and Linda make you feel completely at home. Vine Cottage is perfect for a couple not only looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of work life but also explore the surrounding area. I cannot stress enough that David and Linda really do go the extra mile to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, from recommending good local restaurants, walks, places to go and see, even lending fishing gear for a peaceful time by the beautiful River Blavet.

The garden that you are given total free reign to enjoy are so peaceful, nothing but bird song to be heard, that you can't help but relax and enjoy the Brittany sunshine.

We will definitely be returning to these Gites, and having seen all 3 of them I wouldn't hesitate to book any of them.

Thank you David and Linda for making our holiday what it was.

Neil and Tracey.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving such a glowing review. We are so glad that you found the peace and tranquility you needed and had a chance to really relax. It was great to get to know you a little and we would love to welcome you here again. Linda and David
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Idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderfully relaxing week at Vine Cottage over Easter. We found the cottage to be everything we had hoped for. It was beautifully clean and charming inside and out, with a lovely welcome hamper of food and wine to greet us. The property is adjacent to a beautiful garden, full of trees and shrubs and plenty of seats dotted around so there was always somewhere you could sit if you wanted either sun or shade. Our hosts Linda and Dave were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We had logs delivered to our door daily for the wood burner and they were very knowledgeable about places to visit and things to do. We spent a great afternoon cycling for 25 km along the River Blavet towpath which was flat and an easy ride. I would definitely recommend Vine Cottage and the larger Wisteria Cottage next door to anyone looking for some peace and tranquillity in the beautiful French countryside. We will return for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Susie, So glad you had a good time here. You have made such lovely remarks in your review - thank you. It is indeed a very peaceful and relaxing place to be. Thanks again Linda and david
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Quistinic
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Quistinic
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beaches within a 40 - 60 minute drive. There are soft sandy beaches with very safe swimming and also rugged coastlines and surfing beaches.

Travel:

The Ferry ports of Saint Malo and Roscoff are approximately 2 hours drive. Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre 3 to 4 hrs. drive. The nearest airport is Lorient 3/4 hour, Rennes, approximately 1 1/4 hours drive where car hire is available. Dinard and Brest airports 2 hours drive. Check Flybe and Ryanair for cheap flights. We can offer our guests 20% discount on Brittany Ferries.

Distances:

Poul Fetan a museum of Breton's historical culture is just a short walk away, with a tavern and restaurant, open throughout the summer season and week-ends during the Winter. The weir and boating lock on the River Blavet is just 15 minutes walk away, were you will find a bar with outside tables and chairs serving light snacks during the summer season. The tow path offers excellent opportunities for cycling along the river and there are great opportunities on the doorstep for mountain biking.

Further Details:

Our local shops are in Quistinic, with a small general store, bread/cake shop, chemist, post office and bar with creperie, all within a 8 minute drive from Nevedic. Bubry which is a 15 minutes drive away has our nearest supermarket, a number of bars and restaurants and take-aways. There are many recommended restaurants in the area. The area is very popular for fishing and the Blavet river is within walking distance of Vine and Wisteria Cottages.

Rates & Availability

Quistinic Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rate 4
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$63
$315
$1,134
 
 
Rate 5
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$441
 
 
Winter/Early Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$50
$315
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$378
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$76
$466
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$536
$1,890
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $126

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £50 per week booked, is required within 7 days of making a booking. Final payment within 8 weeks of visit date. Bookings made within this period must be paid in full within 7 days of making a booking. Payment is by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal. Up to 20% discount is available on your ferry ticket. A Damages deposit of £100 is required and made with final payment. Refunds are dispatched within 7 days of departure.


Changeover Day:
We will always try to meet your requirements where possible, so please do not hesitate to ask. Out of the main holiday season we welcome bookings starting any day of the week.

Notes on prices:
All guests to Munro Brittany Cottages traveling on Brittany Ferries are entitled to a 20% discount on the ferry ticket.
A nightly price is available on request for shorter stays.

A deposit of £50 per week booked is requested once the booking is confirmed. Following this the balance is due 2 calendar months prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Quistinic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have wood burning stoves, a fire alarm and a fire extinguisher. Free WiFi is also available. The cottages can be opened up to form one large cottage. Discounts are available for single person occupancy and late bookings out of the main summer season, please ask for details. 20% discount on ferry travel available when booking either Vine or Wisteria Cottage. Outside: The large garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a number of flower borders. There is also an orchard and vegetable plot. A barbecue is available for your use and many outdoor games including badminton, hand ball, and boules. The wood burning hot tub is available at no extra cost. Patio table and chairs, and sun loungers are provided. Beach towels are provided.

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