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Brittany, Four individual gites, shared heated pool with tv & free internet - L'Hirondelle (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

L'Hirondelle (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)

L'Hirondelle has one bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room including a toilet. There are two further bedrooms each with a pair of twin beds, these bedrooms share a family bathroom including a toilet, and with a shower over the bath. Each bedroom has hanging space, dressing table and bedside table and lamps. There is room for a cot/bed in one of the twin bedrooms. The open-plan living area comprises a comfortable sitting room with settee and armchairs, coffee table, wood burning stove and English TV by satellite & FREE internet. The dining room comfortably seats a family of 6-8. The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, micro-wave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and is generously supplied with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils and dishes. Bedlinen is supplied and the beds made up for your arrival. Towels may be hired £9 for a 'towel bale' - hand, bath and beach towel). Dogs are accepted £30 per pet per week. Instalment plan up to 6 payments.


About the property

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KERABELLEC BAUD Watch the two minute drone tour which gives an arial view of the complex which has 4 self catering gites/cottages with wood burners that provide a high standard of comfort. All the beds are made up for your arrival. Electric, gas and water are all included in the cost of the gite/cottage. Tea cloths are provided, however towels can be rented at a cost of 3 euros/pounds per towel to allow for laundering . Each has its own patio area with garden furniture, parasol and a brick built BBQ . The Gites sit in three acres of grounds and the gardens are there to be shared including a small Childs play centre of swings and slide . Also shared is the communal laundry room with a 9kg washing machine , iron and ironing board.The in-ground heated swimming pool measuring 10m x 5m. The pool is securely fenced & alarmed to meet local safety rules. The gites are situated on the south facing slope of the valley of the River Tarun, where guests may fish for trout . Fishing permits for the day , week or month can be purchased at the local shop in Baud . There is a cycle path just two minutes from the complex and you can cycle to Baud without having to use the road. Kerabellec is situated less than ten minutes by car away from Baud, with small shops, restaurants, three supermarkets and a Saturday market. La Chapelle Neuve is just one kilometre away ( cycle if you wish ) and has a convenience store,bakery and tennis court. There is also a local vet who is excellent, speaks English and will worm your dog before departing France . The many beaches of Southern Morbihan are easily accessible on excellent roads, taking about 35 minutes to reach the closest at Carnac where there are also holiday clubs on the beach and activities for children. There is also a facility for the less able or disabled to use the FREE facilities of the equipment at Grand Plage Carnac to help with the beach and sea swimming . Southern Brittany is noted for its many golf courses, the closest is near Pontivy, 20 minutes away by car, where there is also a new indoor leisure centre. There are a number of alternative sporting & leisure activities in the area such as, bike trails for miles along the Blavet River. Canoeing, kayaking sailing, jet ski ing , quad biking , kite surfing fishing lakes etc and many walking trails through woodland. Baud is easily accessed by sea, air & road and the owners can provide a 20% discount if booking with Brittany Ferries. Note that with Brittany Ferry you pay £40 deposit and the balance 46 days before travelling. You will also find Kerabellec on Holiday France Direct . There is one Gite that is user friendly for less mobile individuals with its own downstairs twin bedroom & shower room. Free Internet in all gites.OUR INSTALMENT PLAN ALLOWS UP TO 6 PAYMENTS WITH THE FINAL PAYMENT 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. The deposit can be spread across the payments , A new swim under pool cover was installed in October 2015 so that the heated pool can be used from March to October .(covered or uncovered dependent on the weather ) We can give recommendations of local places to eat that are child and dog friendly .


Owner
Sam and Vicky
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Sam and Vicky

Sam and Vicky Elliott moved to Kerabellec in February 2015 from Eastbourne , just shortly after both his parents died and our two children having finished university were settled in jobs in England. ( We live on site in our own house )

Sam had spent the last 30 years working abroad in healthcare, whilst Vicky had been working in local schools in Eastbourne as a teaching assistant, cover supervisor , matron and a housekeeper. We decided that we needed to spend some time together after years of feeling like ships passing in the night . So we decided to make some time for ourselves and we found Kerabellec,where we walk our two small dogs every day and it is a wonderful place to live all year round with the birds, cows,deer and wildlife which still amaze us when they come in to the garden and we rush to pick up the binoculars. We hope that you enjoy Kerabellec as much as we do.

Sam and Vicky purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Sam and Vicky chose Pontivy area

All four of our properties are in a fantastic location and very central to head out for the beaches , towns , eating or shopping with South facing aspects , which means that we have the sun all day on the complex. It is a bright, spacious complex but everybody still has their own privacy . LA FAISANE which has a DOWNSTAIRS bathroom and shower room is very popular with teenagers grandparents or less able people who would usually struggle with stairs. Guests can take books or games from the site with a picnic and sit down by the river under the weeping willow tree, and their is a calm and peace that helps you to unwind from the usual hectic work/ school life .If you bring your wellingtons or paddling shoes, the river is only a few inches deep in the summer months and great for looking for habitats with the children paddling in the water. Or the younger children have space to ride bikes or skate.

What makes this cottage unique

Kerabellec is fantastic for group bookings, where friends and families have the opportunity to all meet for a holiday together (as well as individual family holidays) as the complex sleeps 22/24 plus travel cots. All on one site everybody still has their own space and privacy.

Kerabellec is central for , beaches, towns , historical sights, markets , river kayaking , water sports golf and fishing all within 30 minutes or less on the fantastic French roads . Every gite is south facing . We do have wildlife here , with the red squirrel, birds of prey, the deer who come to the river at night for a drink and thousands of small birds and also the tiny little bats that fly around late at night ,so fantastic for the animal lover. There are some beautiful French towns really worth a visit such as Vannes , Auray, Josselin, Rennes and many more but especially Quimper which has a magnificent cathedral in the centre of the medieval town. For the beach lover you would really love Quiberon, Guidel , Lamor Plage , Trinite Sur Mer or the wild and rugged Nevez and Kerhillio suitable for dogs . For the bird lover the sea estuary of Nostang is a beautiful experience only 20 minutes from Kerabellec. If you love modern art then the chateaux and sculpture park just through Bignan is well worth a visit And it is FREE for you to go in to the art exhibitions . Kerabellec is only 15 minutes from Pont Augan where you can take your bikes and ride along the Blavet for miles. Kayaking is also available at this site and is great for an adult or family activity.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Booking should be made initially by email or telephone. The booking should then be confirmed with a booking form, which is available upon request, You then have the choice of 3 payment plans to suit your own budgets . The monthly plan is proving very popular, also spreading the cost of the deposit. As Club voyage member we can offer 10% discount to our guests for travel .

Changeover Day:
During peak season the change-over day for Le Pierrot , L'Hirondelle , La Alouette and La Faisane is Saturday. Out of peak season we are able to be flexible the change-over days and length of stay.


Amenities

Baud Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottages have all been professionally renovated to a high standard and furnished and equipped very comfortably. All of the complex is suitable for families and group bookings. 20% Off your Brittany Ferry journey. La Faisane is suitable for the less able with a downstairs bathroom and bedroom Outside: This area of Brittany is very suitable for families, the peace and quiet of the countryside combined with easy access to the beaches of Southern Brittany. We have 3 acres of gardens and outside space, so there is always somewhere quiet to sit. During the school holidays we tend to have mostly family groups and the children make friends very quickly and share the play area. We also have a large field running down to the River Tarun, and we encourage noisy games such as football and cricket to be played on this. The river runs at the end of our property and our clients are welcome to fish, subject to purchasing the necessary permit from Baud.

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L'Hirondelle (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
London
5

Lovely countryside gite, with super helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Vicky and Sam was perfect. Location was ideal for our young family and close to all the idyllic beaches and towns. Gite was well equipment, clean and the amenities on site where loved by our 3 year old. Would have no hesitations in recommending. Thanks again Vicky and Sam for a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the point of inquiry through to our return home, Vicky and Sam were incredibly helpful and considerate hosts.

Our family stayed in La Faisane. It was clean, comfortable, well equipped and well presented. The photographs are accurate and a very good representation of the gites and outside areas.

What the photos can’t convey is how much fun was had in the pool (yes, in early April) and in the garden with the play equipment, the lovely walks around the local lanes, the sound of the river and bird song in the garden and how nice it was to eat dinner in the sunshine.

We found the location suited us beautifully. There is an awful lot to discover within a radius of an hours drive; we only really scratched the surface in a weeks stay. Vicky has a wealth of knowledge regarding places to visit and there is plenty of up to date information available in the cottages. That is of course if you can tear yourself away from the relaxing environment of the gites!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Emma, Graham and Millie It was great to meet you all and you were super guests to have stay here at Kerabellec. Thank you so much for the English bacon and the Pollock, which both taste fantastic, and also for leaving your gite so clean after your departure. Yes you are right , a week just scratches the surface really as there are so many places to stimulate everybody interests , and also only 30 minutes from the beaches . I think April or May with all the flowers and blossoms are a great time to visit this area and we hope to see you again in the future . Best wishes Vicky and Sam
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5

Wonderfully relaxing holiday in Brittany

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing two week stay at L'Hirondelle. The first impression was of how immaculate the rooms were with great attention to detail in the decor. Vicky and Sam were extremely welcoming and when we arrived late after a Eurotunnel delay greeted us with much needed beer and wine. They were helpful throughout the visit with everything from suggestions for places to visit or eat to sorting out a vet appointment prior to our return.

The property is very dog friendly, Sam and Vicky having two themselves, which made a huge difference to us and our Jack Russell Maya. They were happy for us to leave Maya for short periods while we went off running or for bike rides through local farmland and woods which would also be great for walking. The pool is a great asset and has a cover making it good for all weather swimming.

I would not hesitate to recommend this a place for couples or families.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David It was a pleasure to meet you both and also little Maya who was an absolute angel. Thank you for leaving your gite so clean and tidy. You are very welcome here at Kerabellec anytime . So pleased you enjoyed the facilities here and what fantastic weather you had during September . Amazing suntans . We do hope that you decide to return to Kerabellec in the future lots of love Vicky and Sam
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5

Best family holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

Simply lovely tranquillity in France. Sam & Vicky are great hosts - on hand when call for, but off the scene otherwise. The gite & surroundings were in perfect order, the pool clean, and the nearby Town (Baud) an easy 10 min drive away, for supplies & wonderful Crepe. Planning on a return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steff and Neil, Thank you so much for your review , we would love to see you again. Best wishes Vicky and Sam
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Best family holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

Simply lovely tranquillity in France. Sam & Vicky are great hosts - on hand when call for, but off the scene otherwise. The gite & surroundings were in perfect order, the pool clean, and the nearby Town (Baud) an easy 10 min drive away, for supplies & wonderful Crepe. Planning on a return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Escape

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage while I was training for a half marathon with our kids. The travel from Paris was beautiful and we were excited to stay in a quiet location with a pool. The owner's showed us plenty of places to walk and incredible nearby towns for day ventures. We spent our days running in the countryside, swimming in the pool and playing in the gorgeous garden. Each morning we woke up and headed to a local bakery for fresh croissants.

The cottage itself was incredible. We had a lovely kitchen as well as a living room the kids loved to play in. There was plenty of sleeping room upstairs for us and the kids in their separate room and at night we would sit out on the patio and enjoy the stars.

The countryside is full of scenery and animals with many accessible day trips including an outdoor modern art park and lots of sea side towns.

The cottage itself is really clean as is the pool and garden. The owners work hard to make sure you feel comfortable and provide help whenever needed. We would return again and again.

This is truly France at its best.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Rennes & Nantes
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
St Malo, Caen, Roscoff
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Carnac
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The closest beaches are around Carnac - about 35 minutes on easy roads by car. Worth travelling another five minutes for are the beaches on Western side of the Quiberon peninsular where there is a wealth of water sport, including wind-surfing, kite-surfing, surfing and sand-surfing! The waters on the eastern side of the peninsular are calmer for young families. A favourite beach with our clients is at Kerhilio just at the base of the peninsular, also Guidel, Lamor plage , Trinite Sur Mer . Just ask us for any additional ideas and places to go .

Travel:

Our nearest airport is at Rennes (just over an hour by car) Flights from the UK also come into Nantes Dinard Lorient and Brest. July and August flights from Stanstead to Lorient only 30 minutes from Kerabellec. The nearest ferry ports are at Roscoff and St Malo, each about two hours drive away. Caen is under three hours by car and Cherbourg three and half hours. The drive from the Tunnel terminal at Calais takes six hours but there are lots of service and toilet areas to rest.Your own transport is essential when staying here.

Distances:

Our nearest town is Baud, with a good selection of small shops, and some excellent bakers. There are three supermarkets and several good restaurants. La Chapelle Neuve is our closest village - a twenty minute walk away - and has a small shop. For serious shopping there is a hypermarket in Lorient. There are excellent markets locally - one almost every day in Vannes, or Auray, Carnac or Pontivy or Hennebont. There is also a small market in Baud on Saturdays. Rennes also has some great shops.

Further Details:

All Gites are None Smoking, however outside smoking is permitted & ashtrays can be supplied. We keep a basket in each cottage with recommendations for local restaurants and tourist guides to what's on in the area. We ask guests to add to the basket with the things that they have most enjoyed doing. There are several interesting towns in the area, notably Josselin with its historic castle, and Vannes with its medieval streets. Quimper with its cathedral . Rennes a university town and great architecture .

For those who love second hand bargains , visit the TROC AND PUCE ( Boot sales ) all over brittany . We are region 56 Morbihan so check out on line or ask Vicky and Sam

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