|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Oak-beamed living area, granite fireplace with wood-burner, leather sofas, coffee and side tables, T.V. with free to view UK channels, DVD player, CD/radio system, bookcase with board games, selection of books, CD/DVDs maps, information folder, colouring pens/books for children.
Dining area with wooden table/chairs, freestanding wood-burner, highchair available. Fitted kitchen with oven, gas hob, American style fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, cafetiere, health grill, kettle/toaster, washing machine (in utility building).
First floor: bright and airy with wooden floors throughout, except for bathroom floor which is tiled.
Bedroom 1: beamed family room, kingsize bed, 1 single bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets.
Bedroom 2: kingsize bed, 1 single bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, mirror, cot available if required.
Mezzanine area: double sofa-bed for adult or 2 children. Bathroom: Large walk-in shower, corner bath, basin, toilet.
These beautiful granite Breton cottages are set within an acre, in a small friendly hamlet, within walking distance of the centre of Quistinic -with general store, crêperie, patisserie, 2 bars, doctors and pharmacy - With stone fireplaces and wood-burners the gites have been converted to a high standard, providing modern facilities, such as 32"/37" LCD TV, Wi-Fi, leather sofas, large walk-in showers, spacious bedrooms with king size beds, modern well equipped kitchen - La Vigne with it Amercian style fridge freezer with ice and drinks dispenser-, individual BBQ areas and private seating areas set within large landscape gardens. Outside each gite has its own 5m and 6m above-ground heated pool and south-facing sun terrace with paddling/baby pool for children. An excellant adult and child friendly games/playroom with table tennis, snooker, darts, table football and a secure corner for young children is provided. A welcome meal can be arranged for your arrival, or meals can be ordered for during your stay, which only need popping in the oven, after a day out.
Having enjoyed living in rural Devon and Cornwall for many years, we became aware that the popularity of the area was increasingly attracting more and more "traffic", so we decided it was time to look for a new location, with a similar climate, and one that would enable us to continue with the lifestyle that we had come accustomed to.
Chris Irvine purchased this cottage in 2008
Fortunately, we were lucky enough to find this when we stumbled upon the small, beautiful, peaceful rural hamlet of Locunehen. Here we have been able to sample the laid back Breton way of life, watching the cows meandering along the lane as they come in for milking twice a day, and yet still being able to have easy access to the numerous large sandy beaches and historical towns of Southern Brittany.
Our aim is to provide you and your family with “home from home” comforts and the best possible start to your holiday.
Whether it be: having Wi-fi; your own heated pool; secure private garden; bicycles to cycle around the country lanes; a games/playroom for those too hot days (and occasional wet ones!), or having an evening meal and provisions awaiting your arrival, we are more than happy to oblige.
For young families we are pleased to be able to provide an extensive array of equipment and prepare the property and gardens with the younger members' requirements uppermost in our minds.
Guests without children are equally catered for with the excellent service and attention to detail that we provide.
We stayed at La Vigne with our 21mth old son for 1week. We were given a warm welcome by the owner when we arrived and we enjoyed a beautiful 3 course meal that we had pre-ordered soon after. The gite itself is beautiful, clean, homely, charming and has absolutely everything you need to holiday with a toddler. The owners have thought of everything, making it so child friendly without distracting from the beauty of the house. To dine outside in the evenings under the vines was a particular highlight, whilst our son loved the playroom, garden outdoor toys and swimming pool. We had wonderful days out at pont scorff zoo, Josselin, Auray, market day at Hannebont and walks along the blavet river. On the odd day when it rained there was so much in the playroom and gite to entertain us all. The nearby centre of the village has a lovely small grocery shop where you can buy delicious pastries, baguettes and basic essentials, where we were greeted with a very warm welcome. The small toy shop selling hand crafted toys is also definitely worth a visit. The whole week was so relaxing, we were incredibly sad to leave. To be deep into the heart of the countryside was so peaceful, we hope to return one day soon.
We had an excellent time visiting this area of France with the La Vigne cottage acting a perfect base from which to venture. This very clean and well appointed home is located in a peaceful country setting and is central to many day touring options. Whether checking out the seashore, historic sites and towns, markets or other attractions we were always glad to return to La Vigne and settle in for the evening. The well equipped kitchen and outdoor dinning terrace, which is under a grape arbor, offer the opportunity to enjoy some great meals while at "home". Top this off with helpful owners who have provided lots of local information and La Vigne is an excellent choice. We hope to return one day.
We cannot recommend this gite highly enough, evidenced by the fact that this was our third stay and we are already booked to return next July. Chris and Richard think of everything to ensure that your stay is as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We have two small boys and they love the garden, pool and the indoor and outdoor toy selection. My eldest who is 4, just kept saying wow the whole time! My husband and I cannot believe how much we are able to relax here, the gite is simply stunning. The ability to order a welcome meal ready for our first night, always gets the holiday of to a great start. Chris and Richard are full of great tips to make the most of your stay and every year come up with new places for us to visit which are always great!
The river beach at Minezan (3 km) is perfect for days when you want to combine a walk or bike ride along the towpath along the River Blavet with a visit to the "river beach" and a drink or ice-cream from the nearby rustic bar.
Beaches are within a 35-40 min. (30km) drive away - 30 minutes to Port Louis at Lorient - and offer large beautiful white sandy beaches where swimming and water sports can be enjoyed. Wind surfing/kiting is particularly popular on the west coast of Quiberon and Larmor Plage.
Airport: Dinard/Nantes/Brest 2 hour drive. Renne 90 mins. Lorient (from Southampton) summer only, 40 mins. Port: St Malo/Roscoff 2 hour drive. Caen, Cherbourg 4 hour drive. Calais/Channel tunnel 6-7 hour drive with tolls. A car is necessary. Brittany Ferries: When booking with us and travelling via Brittany Ferries from the UK, we are able to offer a 10% discount from your fare.
The village centre with general shop, patisserie, crêperie, pharmacy, post office, bar-tabac is a 2 minute drive away. Visiting butchers, pizza and fish vans together with a bio-vegetable stall once a week, provide for a very local shopping experience. Supermarkets/petrol stations can be found at Bubry (6 km) and at Baud (12km) away.
Quistinic is situated in the heavily-wooded Blavet Valley yet only 35 minutes to the coast. Just along the valley the restored 16th century hamlet of Poul Fetan has been brought to life. Visitors may watch demonstrations of rural tasks of that period, take a drink and snack at the bar, and buy local crafts. During the summer months at nearby Pont Augan one can hire kayaks, relax over a restaurant meal, take a pleasure boat trip to see more of the countryside bordering the river, or enjoy a cycle ride along the towpath. Fishing is a popular local pastime and there is easy access along the banks to the water. For those who wish to relax, Quistinic is an ideal location, and days can be spent without travelling far afield. However, there is much to explore within the region in any direction. Seafood enthusiast can indulge their appetites at excellent quayside bar/restaurants in St Goustan, Auray, or taste freshly-baked pizzas and salads. The historic walled town of Vannes with its timber-framed buildings and cobbled streets offer a wide range of interesting shops to browse. Each major town holds its summer celebration: the ten-day Inter-Celtic Festival in August draws crowds from far and wide to Lorient. Most village/smaller shops close at mid-day until 2pm. Supermarkets likewise close between 12 noon and 2pm out of season, during the high/peak season many will stay open until 7pm.
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