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17th Century Cottages, each with a private garden. 4+ Acre grounds, Heated Pool - Le Neflier Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom)

Saint-Mayeux, France
  • Cottage645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Cottages in Saint Mayeux, In Heart Of Brittany, France. Peaceful location, a few minutes from beaches, shops. Lots to do locally, or just relax in the large grounds!

A traditional stone property dating back to the 1650's. It has been tastefully and sympathetically renovated to provide characterful accommodation with modern comforts and mod-cons. Set within private grounds of around four and half acres, the communal grounds contain a shared heated pool and children's play area (Skyfort, trampoline and swings), along with a small wood, fruit trees, open lawns - ideal for family cricket, football, badminton, tennis. New for 2018 - boules / petanque court. Each cottage has its own private garden. There is a large car park, and a large communal, sheltered, south facing courtyard, complete with benches and fountain. The cottages are in the heart of the country with lots of fresh air and no light pollution! Our guests frequently comment how quiet and peaceful the area is and how relaxing their stay has been.

The local area is very rich with history, has beautiful medieval towns, ruins and chateaux, along with excellent outdoor pursuits, including a 400 ha lake, with safe sandy beaches, less than 10 minutes away. The local village (around a mile) away has a pub and shop, with a larger town around 4 miles away.

Our location puts us in easy reach of most of the major attractions of Brittany - from quiet walks and cycle tracks, to roman ruins, standing stones, museums and local markets. There are thousands of places to go locally, whether you want to soak up the culture, enjoy the local cuisine, or just relax in the fresh air and unwind.

Come and visit us and feel the pressures of life ebb away!


Andrea Twelves

Member Since 2014
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
About Andrea Twelves

We moved out to France in 2012 to take on this lovely group of holiday cottages, but also to try and experience the best of the relaxed French family orientated lifestyle, and the culture. We have worked hard on bringing the cottages up a high standard whilst also trying to have some time off to enjoy as much as possible of the local area so we are able to give lots of recommendations to our visitors. We are also trying to be a little more sustainable, growing our own fruit and veg, producing our own firewood and keeping chickens for fresh eggs, not quite on the scale of "The Good Life" though! We have really enjoyed the experience, both of living in France, and the fun of running the cottages.

Andrea Twelves purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Andrea Twelves chose Saint-Mayeux

Our search for the perfect property took three years and we lost count of the number of properties we looked at! In the end we found what we were looking for; a traditional stone building with character, within easy distance of lots of things to see and do for our guests, with easy access to major transport links, remote enough to have lots of fresh air and inky black skies with twinkling stars but very easy access to shops, restaurants etc. An added bonus was lots of our own land and enough renovation work to allow us to put our own stamp on the building. The main road running down the centre of Brittany is only 4 miles from the gîtes and access to the whole of Brittany is very easy; you are at the heart of Brittany with all the advantages that brings.

What makes this Cottage unique

Situated in a small hamlet about a mile from the nearest village the village shop complete with café & bar. The local town has several great restaurants (including one with a Michelin star!) as well as supermarket, boulangerie, buthcer, creperie, chemist, doctor etc. Chateaux, Medieval ruins, them parks, shopping, and culture are all nearby. Less than ten minutes away is the 400 ha lac du Geurledan (the largest lake in Brittany) which is great for swimming, kayaking, water-skiing or just enjoying the sandy beaches. It also has great walks, cycling and horse-riding routes round it. The Tour de France passes through, and every year you can see the teams training in the local area. The cottages are unusual in having both large private gardens, and even larger communal areas, giving you the best of both worl


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Large bedroom with exposed beams, wooden floors (with rugs) and a King Size bed and two childrens' single beds. A cot can be provided upon request. Wardobe and chest of drawers. 'Velux' Windows onto courtyard and rear garden Remote control light Beside cabinets with reading lights


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Shower room 1
        • Massage shower with jets Basin Toilet 'Velux' onto rear garden Immediately next to bedroom

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Rural


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Holiday Resort
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        good size living / dining room, complete with TV (UK Freesat), wood stove, sofa, hammock, opens onto patio
                      • Fireplace
                        with log burning stove
                      • Heating
                        Electric radiators - electricity included
                      • Internet
                        Free wifi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        sheets, duvet & cover, pillows & Pillow cases
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                        free private large car park
                      • Towels Provided
                        all towels except beach towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        initial supply of wood included
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full place settings for 4
                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchen with breakfast bar, fitted units, opens onto patio Comes complete with coffee machine, toaster, microwave, gas oven, gas hob, kettle and a good range of utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls etc
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            gas (included in price)
                          • Pantry Items
                            Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Fridge with small freezer compartment.
                          • Stove
                            Gas (included in price)
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Living / dining room Good size dining table, four chairs
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    with a small selection of dvd's
                                  • Games
                                    range of board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    UK freesat
                                  • Stereo
                                    Ipod Dock
                                  • Television
                                    flatscreen TV
                                  • Toys
                                    We can supply some age specific games for children
                                  • Video Games
                                    We can supply a PlayStation 2
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Adult (2 male / 2 female ) mountain Bikes are available upon request - first come basis - please supply your own safety equipment
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Set in the heart of Brittany, you have relatively easy access to many of the great golf clubs Brittany is known for. The nearest is a 9-hole course: Carhaix Golf Vallée de l'Hyères Route de Kerniguez 29270 Carhaix-Plouguer There are 5 more (including an 18 hole) around the St Brieuc locality - easily for a days golfing.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Private enclosed garden that opens out onto the large communal grounds
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • smoking allowed
                                            smoking allowed outside only - not inside property
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            We do have a fully wheechair accessible cottage - Noisette if you need wheelchair access

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Fully heated pool with sun deck - May - Sept
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Private hot tub on your patio - May - Sept
                                              • Outdoor Pool


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing


                                                                  • Notes on accommodation: Comfortable relaxing holiday accommodation in a traditional 1650's Breton house, tastefully renovated to provide character with modern convenience. Open plan ground-floor opens onto the communal courtyard on one side and private sun terrace and gardens on the other through French doors. Heated Pool - available May - Sept First basket of wood supplied free of charge Heating, lighting and bedding included (Please bring your own beach towels) Well behaved pets (Dogs, Cats, Ferrets) welcome. We can put you in touch with a local English speaking vet. (Additional damage deposit required for pets) Free Wi-Fi More details and pictures at www.breton-gites.com Outside: Large communal grounds of over 4.5 acres. Each cottage has its own private garden and patio and are equipped with patio tables and chairs, and Webber BBQ. There is a shared heated swimming pool (6.25m octagonal, 1.33m deep - May - sept) We have four mountain bikes on site for use by the guests, you can use these free of charge. For children we have swings, and a trampoline, along with a 'skyfort' which has swings, monkey bars, table, chairs, a raised 'fort' with crows-nest (age restrictions apply). In addition we have a swing under a cherry tree that adults can use too. The communal gardens have a wooded area, but is mainly grass - suitable for football, tennis, boules etc, along with sitting areas, and shaded walks with views out over the fields. There is a badminton net. Outside the property is a very quiet lane and which provides access to local tracks, cycle paths and parts of the official 'Green paths' walking network.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    1 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    STUNNING GITE IN WONDERFUL LOCATION

                                                                    MandyNORTH YORKSHIRE

                                                                    We have just returned from a February half term break in Le Nefflier Cottage, Les Gites du Sanglier. WOW. Where to start - Firstly, the journey was very easy via good roads. The Gites were also easy to find. We were given a very warm welcome from the owners. The location is wonderful - so peaceful and relaxing, and one of our favourite things was watching the stars at night - they were stunning! As for the gite itself, you would not realise you are in a one bed - the Nefflier is extremely spacious and my husband, myself and 12 year old daughter had more than enough space. The gite is furnished beautifully - it has everything you could possibly need, and we were greeted with a lovely "welcome pack" of tea, coffee, milk, crepes, baguette. There are also other extras such as towels, a hairdryer, robes, a wealth of books, and plenty of games, which we thoroughly enjoyed using. There is also a great supply of days out/leaflets which we enjoyed using for ideas for days out.

                                                                    Despite visiting in February, the weather was wonderful. We left a dreary North Yorkshire amid snow showers, and enjoyed warmer temperatures, with glorious blue skies.

                                                                    I would not hesitate to recommend staying over the winter period as the area is still stunning, the gites are extremely comfortable and we really enjoyed our cosy evenings in front of the wood burner.

                                                                    We returned to a blustery, snowy North Yorkshire feeling thoroughly refreshed.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Really pleased you enjoyed your break and found your time with us 'thoroughly refreshing'. I have to agree with you regarding the night skies, the stars just seem so much brighter here and the detail you can see in the milky way is amazing.

                                                                    Thank you too for your kind comments regarding the cottage.


                                                                    Saint-Mayeux, France

                                                                    Special interest holidays: We can arrange 'spa' services on site if required (must be pre-booked/subject to availability). Coast/Beach: 4.1miles - Less than 10 minutes in the car to lac du Guerledan, with its safe sandy beaches The beaches on Lac du Guerledan are sandy, with free parking and are all safe for swimming. In addition there are several boat launching ramps. Three of the beaches off kayak hire, and one of them offers pedalo hire. There are restaurants next to the beach at two locations, and there are toilets at four of the beaches, whilst the largest beach has free showers. Coastal beaches are easily accessible too Travel: St Malo - Ferry ~ 90 minutes Roscoff - Ferry ~ 90 minutes Dinard - Airport ~ 90 minutes Rennes - Airport ~ 90 minutes Caen - Ferry ~ 3 hrs Le Havre - Ferry ~ 4 Hrs St Brieuc - train (TGV) - Approx 45 mins to station and then 3 hrs to Paris on TGV Its very easy to (legally) do these trips in less time, but this are reasonable approximations Distances: Saint Mayeux ~ 1 mile (Shop / Bread / Pub ) Mur de Bretagne ~ 4 miles ( Supermarket / Restaurants / Doctors etc ) Corlay ~ 6 miles ( Shops & vet, ruined castle, horse museum, Horse-racing ) Pontivy ~ 14 miles ( Large medieval town with Chateaux ) Loudeac ~ 14 miles (Large town, location of the annual horse festival ) Vannes ~ 48 miles ( Medieval town & regional shopping hub) Josselin ~ 40 miles ( Medievel town with famous chateaux Nantes - Brest canal / Abbaye de Bon Repos ~ 10 Miles Further Details: There are lots more details on our web site www.breton-gites.com, but here is a brief summary: Restaurants in Mur De Bretagne ( ~ 4 miles) vary from a Michelin rated French cuisine, to pizzerias, to one run by a retired butcher who specialises in dishes based around the best cuts of meat. There is also the local tourism office here, a bank, supermarket, lots of small shops, and a doctors and a pharmacy. The local marie (1 mile) sells stamps and there is a postbox there too. There is also a local shop in the village for essential supplies, including dropping in for a drink at the bar. There is a huge variety of things to do which includes everything from motor-racing and motor museums, carting, water-skiing, water parks, fun parks, walking, cycling (road), mountain biking, horse-riding and fishing.There are huge numbers of historical places to visit, from recreations of gaulish villages (like Asterix the Gaul's), through historic, castles, chateaus, houses and parks, along with art galleries, aquariums and zoos. At a slower pace its possible to search out local artisans, or wander round the old towns, talking in their characterful shops, or just sit at one of the many café and watch the world go by!


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Booking Notes: We require a 50% deposit at time of booking, and balance of payment 90 days before the holiday. We take a security deposit at the same time as the final balance payment. Full Terms & Conditions can be found on our web site on our bookings page: https://www.breton-gites.com/location---booking.html Changeover Day: Saturday changeover but can vary this by special arrangement Arrival is after 4pm, departure by 10am, but we sometimes be flexible on this. We can offer locked storage outside if you arrive very early or wish to spend the day exploring on your departure day Pets - we welcome well behaved Cats, Dogs and Ferrets (other pets - please discuss). Please note we charge £50 for the first Pet, £100 for two pets and £300 for three pets per week. (ferrets are eligible for a discount - please discuss). We also charge an additional deposit of £50 per pet. If you are booking via the web site the web site will allow you to pay the initial £50 fee, subsequent fees for more than one pet, and the additional deposit are payable upon arrival. If booking direct then this will all be included on your invoice. All pets need to have suitable vaccinations, be wormed, and treated for fleas etc. For those travelling from the UK - you will need a pet passport and will need to visit the vet before returning to the UK - We can help arrange this with our local vet to help make your stay as easy as possible. Notes on prices: Discounts offered for long lets - this has proved popular with those searching for or purchasing a house in the area.

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