|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.