About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Rural cottage in Lanmeur, Cleguerec, nr Guerledan lake, in the heart of Brittany. Historic Pontivy nearby
Lanmeur gite is a 2 bedroom detached house which has been well furnished with modern fittings and furnishings. It has a large south and east facing garden and is set in a tranquil rural location, within 3 miles of the shops.The garden has fruit trees at the top,shrubs, flower and a covered goldfish pond. It is fenced and ideal for pets and children. There is a BBQ, sun loungers and outside dining area. From the main bedroom there are patio windows onto the garden . The house is next to the huge Quenecan forest, with its many footpaths and wildlife... there are wild boar,red squirrel and deer to be seen, especially in the evening! Dog walking is straight from the house into the forest, or leave them in the enclosed garden whilst you discover the area! The Guerledan lake is nearby with its restaurants, water sports and small beaches. You can hire pedaloes and canoes here.
The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, cooker (and a mini oven) , coffee machine, toaster etc. Electric heating throughout, with 8kw /day included in the price,extra usage charged at standard rate out of main season. Bed linen and towels also are included.
Wifi is available,and the phone may be used for land line calls.
Extra photos of the house and local area are on the facebook page of Lanmeur Gite, or on the web site which can be found on the facilities page just before Notes!
At Pontivy, there is an indoor swimming pool,and in summer there is also anoutdoor pool, where you can swim or just relax, read and have a picnic. Pontivy also a ten pin bowling alley and soft play area.. At Mur De Bretagne they offer sports in summer, ranging from horse riding, water ski-ing , sailing, walks,archery, football, and cycling. Many of these activities are free. St Aignan has an electricity museum, which is decidedly quirky!
There are many music festivals throughout the year, often free. There are plenty of markets in the area, and often there are concerts during the market as well.. often Breton music which has strong Celtic influences. But also from other cultures. Last year there was even flamenco dance and music! The abbay de Bon Repos is nearby, next to the canal. The son et lumiere in august is an evening spectacle, with over 400 actors. There is also a sunday market here, where fresh local produce is sold, and artisan crafts. The local bar has a terrace, and on sunday they have a musician playing. The meals are good here, and reasonable. I can recommend the nice restaurants, which have good lunches (ouvrier, or workers lunch) These are around 11 euros for 2-3 courses, and often include the wine. I find people come here for various reasons. They love the peace, yet not too far from the shops and activities. Also for the outdoor living here.. eating and relaxing in the garden. And for the lovely walks,and the spectacular lake. Often with pets, as the garden is enclosed and secure. Or for bike rides along the canal. Also for a taste of french living, where the pace is decidedly slow! Some come to tour , visiting the pretty villages, and the stunning coasts to the north and south. Many come to house hunt in the area. If you would like to know more, please just ask, and come and see for yourselves. Further photos and info are available on the web site (see facilities page on this advert) or on facebook.
A 10% discount on Brittany ferries is also available, please ask for the code prior to booking.
The owner has a detached house which is by the gite. Always happy to provide the latest info on what is on, and where to go if asked. Privacy and peace can be assured.
Mrs E Taylor
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 2018
About Mrs E Taylor
I moved here in 2002, not really knowing anything about Brittany. But I immediately fell in love with the area, the culture and the people. I love the countryside, outdoor life, the pretty villages, towns and of course, I love the lake! The lake is so tranquil, with its lovely paths for walking, the restaurants and good for swimming. So I don't need to travel far for my love of water to be satisfied! I have a small dog, so it is perfect to be next to the huge forest for walks. Cycling and walking beside the canal is great, no traffic and no HILLS! I go to lots of the local car boot fairs, and there are always festivals to celebrate something, usually food! I paint, sculpt, garden, love to dance and go to the music festivals, love meeting people and eating out.
Mrs E Taylor purchased this House in 2001
Why Mrs E Taylor chose Saint-Aignan
Approaching the house for the first time, the village of St Aignan with its flowers, pretty houses, and next to the canal, it seemed idyllic. The house itself was ideal, 2 detached properties, light filled, with the farmhouse keeping its cottage appearance, yet modern living within. It is on the hillside, with nice views across the valley. Tranquil, yet 5 minutes from the village with all its shops. The forest is huge, but you find signposted routes for cyclists or walkers. Now I live here, it is even better. I discovered the people are friendly, and the surroundings stunning. The road system is amazing, with very little traffic, and no toll roads! So it is great for exploring.
What makes this House unique
In the heart of Brittany, yet only 5 mins from the lake with its water sports and restaurants. Sit on the terrace at the Anse du Sordan with a meal or just a coffee, and enjoy the view. Go fishing,walking cycling by the canal. Visit some of the neighbouring pretty villages with good restaurants and shops. The abbaye de Bon Repos is nearby, with its Sunday market (local produce), the son et lumiere spectacle (august) and its pretty cafes. Pontivy is beautiful, with the chateau du Rohan, lots of boutique shops, and historical buildings. Whilst you are here, try Breton specialities such as crepes, cider, and oysters! Brittany has strong maritime and celtic links, there are festivals and events throughout the year.So come relax, tour, walk, cycle, sing, dance, sleep, fish,eat, drink, ENJOY!
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Staying at lanmeur gite was excellent. The gite is cosy and in a fantastic location. You can walk in the forest from the house (perfect for dogs).
The house is comfortable with a wonderful pellet burner to keep it warm in winter months. Everything that was needed was there. And Eve is a fountain of knowledge on the local area.
I would definitely recommend anyone looking to explore the Brittany area or anyone looking for a quiet homely holiday to stay here.
Many thanks for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay, and found the pellet burner ideal for a winter visit. Yes it's nice having the forest next to the house for walks, the lake and canal are close,too ,around 5km, so we are spoilt for choice. I hope to see you again soon. New photos of the bathroom and kitchen will be posted in January, after the changes! A bientôt! Eve
Pet friendly value accommodation in very rural setting
The owner is excellent at advising of social events in and around the location and is very pet friendly. She clearly adores living in this region of France and enjoys the lifestyle it allows. She was very accommodating to our changing circumstances when we altered bookings and dates of arrival and departure. The accommodation is basic and of a standard that reflects the very reasonable rates for long stays. The garden is shared with the owner but residents and their pets are free to use it as they wish. The local village has a good supermarket which has an excellent butcher.
Thanks for your review. Yes, it was ideal for you with your 4 dogs, being next to the forest and in a pet friendly environment. Yes, the layout is simple, and people have said how quickly they feel at home there. Easy to clean, with tiled floors and no fussy stuff to attract the attention of pets. I'm looking forward to some minor changes in the kitchen and bathroom soon, hopefully november. Yes, there is always lots on here. It is not a tourist area, so there are events on all year round. We've a free concert with a harpist on sunday, for example. Last week was the Kleg fest noz, and music nights continue all year round. It is tranquil here, and 7km from Cleguerec with a good range of shops, which is ideal for day to day stuff, or for the bars and restaurants. Pontivy is much larger, for a good range of places to visit as well as all the shops. And the Picasso expo was amazing! I hope you enjoy your winter holiday in Spain, and your future adventures in europe. Best wishes, Eve
Wonderful place to stay
The Gite is very nice and homely, all important things are there to accommodate your stay, we arrived in the winter but we were very warm and cosy because Evelyn had the pellet burner burning before we arrived and she made sure that we were comfortably settled upon arrival. Evelyn was a very good host, she gave advise, kept us up to date with local activities and she would go out of her way to help. The Gite is situated in a wonderful spot and when you come outside you will see a magnificent peace of the Breton countryside, in the neighbourhood there are plenty of activities, visit the historic village of Cléguérec, go and enjoy a meal with some music in the background at Pont Samoel or Cafe creme, visit the Abbey "le bon repos", visit lake Guérledan etc., we would recommend the gite and we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for your kind review. Winter is not the best time for a holiday, but it is ideal for house hunting! We are fortunate that there is always something to see and do here! It isn't a tourist area, so we tend to have events all year round. Though in summer most events are outdoors which is rather nice. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and the area. Now you have found your new home, I know you will enjoy discovering even more about this delightful region!
A Year in Lanmeur Gite
We are a retired couple and had decided to spend at least a year in Brittany. We are now moving on to sample life in Spain for a while!
The Gite is very roomy with comfortable beds and a really good shower! It is clean and well decorated. The garden is lovely and totally safe for dogs, as it is well fenced. Our dachshunds have loved it here. Also, Eve is very good with animals and they have adopted her home as a second residence! She is also very knowledgeable on what's on locally and helpful if you need advice on anything French.
After living here for a year the only downside we have found is that it is very damp and cold here in the Winter months. There are electric heaters in the Gite, but these are very expensive to run and not that efficient. The Gite is lovely most of the year, just not so good then.
The area around here is very beautiful with the forest literally on the doorstep. There are lots of well signposted walking routes and cycling along the canals, if you like it flat, or roads, if you don't mind the hilly bits! There are also a multitude of events on most of the time and you are spoiled for choice. The Winter was, for us, the only time when it got really quiet and the weather is cold and wet, so not so good for outside activities. Also, during this time, there is hunting in the forest, so you need to be aware of this and plan your walks accordingly. However, there is English TV here, so that was great and we had brought lots of books, games, etc with us anyway. Eve does provide all this usually, but she had kindly made room for our personal bits and stored her things elsewhere.
The nearest supermarkets are at Clegeurec and Mur, which are about 5 miles away. There is usually an English film at the cinema in Guemene, about 13 miles away, once a week. The bar at St Brigitte is run by English people and very friendly, with a mix of French and English people. You can get milk fresh from Jean Marc at the local farm.
We have enjoyed our time here and found Brittany a joy to discover.
Thank you for your review. Yes, it has been lovely having you here for over a year, and it is great that you are changing countries to enjoy life in spain! Looking after your dogs has given you the opportunity to take trips away knowing they are in a home from home. I am happy to help with holiday visitors too, where possible, and of course this is free of charge. Yes, winter can have damp and dull days, the temperature rarely goes below zero,but it is not very nice in January and February! The colder clear winter are preferable.
Yes, the bar is very friendly, and we have the new bistro which has opened this summer in cleguerec. It serves food all day, which is a bonus. The electric heating worked out at around 60 euros for the coldest month, and there was a gas heater cost of about 70 euros for the year. The main holiday season the electrics don't usually cost anything as heating is unnecessary. In colder months the weekly rental is cheaper, with a daily usage allowance included in the price, but there will likely be a charge, at cost, in colder months. I am hoping to get a pellet burner installed in autumn, which will still cost out of the main season, but will offer a choice of heating. Thank you for visiting brittany, and for staying in my gite. And all good wishes for your next adventure!
Nice house in the country
The house was bigger than expected - especialy the double bedroom and equipt with everything you'd need and want for a week in the country - table tennis equipment, tennis rackets, fire pit and bbq - just ashame it rained so much we had limited chance to use it all. That being said there were plenty of books, cds and sky tv to keep us entertained.
The property was difficult to find, but Eve gave us detailed instructions and helped us find our way there! The house was well maintained, clean and tidy and we had a nice bottle of wine on arrival :) The garden was a little untidy, but that was more down to the storm than anything else and was a great sun trap when the sun came out.
Eve was great at finding local festivals, concerts and things to do and really helpful if we had any problems. She's really knowledgable about the local area and has lots of great tips!
The surrounding area is beautiful and there is so much to see and do - even if the lake is drained, it's well worth a walk along the buttom of the lake just to see what's there, but do your research before you go as a lot of local businesses are closed over summer as they go on holiday, they don't open at usual times and don't always follow what they advertised on the tourist brochure! Oh, and if you head to the beach head to Carnac - the tourist office in Clegeurac directed us to Vannes and there is no beach there. Also, check out the local karting near Pontivy - that was amazing!!
Overall, an eventful week in a great location, perfect for a country get away!!
Thank you for your comments, Steph! Yes we had a wintry week in august,brrrrh!! I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry the lawn was too wet to cut. And when it was sunny it would have been a pity to disturb you! But I will ask in future if my visitors would like it cutting. I do like to keep up to date with what is on and pass on the info. Often these things are by word of mouth. Also there is often too much choice especially at weekend, so having an idea what the festivals are about is often good to know. The beaches are plentiful, and varied.. rocky , bays, miles of sand, with small ports, towns. Vannes is a nice place to visit but not the best for beaches. To the south most folk head for Guidel or Larmor Plage. The lake turned into a green valley a little over a month after they opened the lock gates. Amazing to see the transformation! But the lake is returning to normal when they close the lock gates in October. It is likely to be full of water before the end of the year. So it will be back to water sports, swimming, and lazing on the beaches there! A bientot!
We picked Lanmeur because of its central Location. Ideal for touring in every direction. Accommodating and friendly reception with lots of useful local knowledge on tap. Sat Nav took us to the front door, (essential for the roads around).
A memorable and happy week, with everything we needed to switch off from the bustle of normal work life. Local social life is not far away and Maddison's Bar in St Brigitte is worth a visit for English and French refreshments, humour and chat.
Coast/Beach: The house is in the heart of Brittany, and the north and south coast are both about an hour away. The north is more rugged, with cliff walks and emerald seas, the south has many islands, , pretty fishing villages, wild and rocky seas! Nearby is the Guerledan lake, with its many trails for walks/cycling, swimming, water sports, canoes, pedalos restaurants, and small sandy beaches. The Nantes Brest canal is good for walks, cycling, canoeing etc. Travel: Dinard airport 106km. Brest airport 132km. Roscoff port 132km. St Malo port 120km. 10% discount with Brittany Ferries! Distances: St Aignan, 5km. Cleguerec, 5km. Pontivy, 18km. Mur de Bretagne, 8km. Guerledan lake 6km Further Details: St Aignan has a creperie, shop,bar, electricity museum, canal walks, Guerledan lake. Cleguerec has a supermarket, butchers, pharmacy, banks, florists,2 bakery shops,butchers, banks, hair dressers, estate agents, petrol pumps, bars, restaurants, garages, vets. Pontivy is a historical town with a chateau, many shops, restaurants, outdoor and indoor swimming pool, 10 pin bowling, soft play area.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: JE N'ACCEPTE PAS CHEQUES DE VACANCES. DESOLES A 25% non-refundable, deposit is required within a week to secure your booking, with the full balance required 8 weeks prior to starting your vacation. An additional refundable damage deposit of £150 is payable with the balance in the form of a bank transfer , refundable within 3 working days. 10% discount available with Brittany Ferries, please ask for the reference before you book the ferry! Cleaning services may be provided on request Change over day is flexible. Arrival time after 4pm, departure 10am, unless by arrangement agreed before booking. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property in UK Pounds. A service fee of £30 or 30 euros is paid on arrival for the initial cleaning, water, internet,phone,tourist tax, bed linen and towels. Electrics of 8KWH/day is allowed , after that it is charged at the standard rate. This covers most usage June-Sept. Last minute offers may be available, please ask directly for these deals. DOGS ARE WELCOME BUT PLEASE ENQUIRE GIVING DETAILS BEFORE BOOKING.