About the property
- Apartment279 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Very Spacious Studio Apartment just for two with beautiful countryside views.
NEW for 2017 - "The Roost" is a delightful and very spacious studio apartment just for two. Why pay for a larger property if you don't need to? "The Roost" has everything and is ideal for short breaks, holidays and longer stays!
Le Boterff is a traditional Breton farmhouse set in almost an acre of attractive gardens in a beautiful and peaceful rural location. We are located on a country lane with virtually no passing traffic!
"The Roost" is situated on the first floor and has superb countryside views looking to the West, for stunning sunsets.
The main room is a very spacious 26m2. It is beautifully decorated, finished and equipped to a high standard throughout.
The Sleeping area has a double bed, with bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a recessed hanging space.
The Sitting area has a very comfortable two-seater sofa, flat-screen TV with French and UK Satellite Channels, Radio, DVD and CD Player.
The Dining Area has a full size dining table and chairs.
The Kitchen area is spacious, with plenty of cupboards and storage. There is a full size gas cooker (over, grill, 3 rings), Microwave Oven, Electric Kettle, Coffee Maker, Toaster and Refrigerator with Freezer compartment.
The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you are likely to need.
The Ensuite Shower Room has an extra large shower cubicle with dual shower heads, WC, Washbasin with built in cupboard, a separate cabinet for additional storage, full length mirror, shaving mirror and heated towel rail.
There is a sunny courtyard with tables and chairs.
A separate information room contains a library of books, games, plentiful tourist information, re-cycling area, washing machine, extra garden furniture, barbecue, iron and ironing board.
Off-road parking is available immediately outside the property.
Le Boterff is located on a very quiet country lane, with virtually no passing traffic.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Roost is situated on the first floor. The staircase to this apartment is quite steep and narrow and is unfortunately not suitable for people with restricted mobility.
Helen and Carl
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- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Helen and Carl
Helen and Carl lived in South Devon for many years, during which time we travelled to Brittany two or three times per year for short breaks and holidays. We fell in love with the Breton way of life, the glorious countryside, the historic towns and the fabulous coastline. We planned to follow our dream and move to Brittany. We are both musicians and we enjoy taking part in local events and festivals. Our love of music has been a great asset with integration in the local community.
Helen and Carl purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Helen and Carl chose Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marché
We fell in love with le Boterff at first sight - a beautiful traditional Breton farmhouse set in fabulous gardens. It had been running as a gites and campsite business for many years, so was already well established. It was the perfect place to make our home.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our property is very sheltered and well enclosed, which makes it feel a bit like another world. The views are magnificent. Although very rural we are only a couple of minutes away from two villages. We have large towns to the North, South, East and West, all within 30 minutes drive or less, and being centrally located we can reach the north and south coasts of Brittany with ease. Locally, the stunning lake Guerlédan and the smaller lake Bosmeléac are wonderful places to visit.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Roost surpassed our expectations. Great place.
An unexpected stay at The Roost at Le Boterff was brought about by an 8 day delay in the purchase of our new French home. Long story short before we get to our review. We were leaving Plymouth for Roscoff evening of 30th October to move into our new home 31st October. Ferry and Furniture booked and we are off, a few hours before getting to Ferry Port at Plymouth great news, I don’t think an email from our French Notaries Secretary advising that our completion will be delayed till 8th November as the acting Notary is ill and a replacement needs to be found.
You could say I was in a state of stress at this news which was totally unforeseen. Bear in mind we had no where to stay in England my Wife and |I along with our 2 Dogs were squeezed into our car and our Furniture was en route to France to be delivered Wednesday 1st November.
Desperate for a way out of our predicament and indeed a bed for a few nights I recalled that my Wife and I had stayed at Le Boterff on a B&B basis in June during our property viewing trip and thoroughly enjoyed our stay as indicated in our review at the time.
I then phoned Helen and Carl the owners who bent over backwards to assist in our plight. They suggested that we would be most comfortable in there recently completed studio called the Roost and subsequently booked us in for at least 8 nights with the option to review accordingly as our situation become more defined with the property in France.
Now for the actual review and thanks for your patience, arriving at Le Boterff we made our way up the stairs to The Roost, whilst the stairs are steep for the mobility impaired for ourselves, our 2 Dogs and heavy suitcases they presented no difficulty,
Upon opening the studio door what a real surprise. I have always viewed studios as compact and shall we say a little lacking in space, not so with The Roost, spacious and then some. As for being well equipped it had everything one is likely to need to for a stay whether it be for short or long term. The bed was most comfortable and large the Showeroom contained all that you need again nice and roomy with pleasant views through the Velux Window over the adjoining typical French Farmland, very peaceful.
Cooking on gas cooker was a bonus as after years of electric the heat output is so controllable, dishes saucepans a plenty meant that should you wish you can aspire to become Michelin star Chef. We enjoyed our evening meals sat at the dining table over looking said French Farmland as the even
Environnement très calme
Propriétaires agréables et discrets. Bon accueil
There are two large lakes nearby - the Lac de Guerlédan and the Lac de Bosmeléac, Both are in extremely attractive countryside settings with superb walks, cycling, boating, sailing, sandy beaches, swimming. There are several delightful historic towns nearby such as medieval Pontivy and Quintin, where traditional markets are held. Local attractions include the partially restored Abbey de Bon Repos, where a spectacular show is held each summer enacting the history of Brittany. There are many activities available. Superb shopping is available at Pontivy. Numerous cafés bars and restaurants can be found throughout the area. The local village of Saint Mayeux (1.5km away) has a shop mini-market, bar and post office. The village of Saint Gilles Vieux Marché (1.5km away) has a restaurant and bar. Superb value lunches are served daily.