About the property
- Cottage1184 sq. ft.
- 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!
This 17th century traditional stone cottage has just been renovated to include a large disabled access / low mobility bedroom and en-suite wet room. In addition it has three other large bedrooms. The open plan ground floor has a well equipped living area with welcoming log burning fire, TV, English freesat, Ipod dock radio & comfortable sofas. The dining area, with its large table, leads through the brand new kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped, including with a microwave, oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The property opens out through French windows onto a private patio and garden. The disabled bedroom has its own double door onto the patio. The property has its own private garden complete with original stone bread oven. Next to the private garden is the shared heated swimming pool and access out to the large communal gardens, children's play area ('Skyfort', swings, trampoline), and the chickens, along with access to the car park. Free Wi-Fi internet access is included.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 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
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It was spacious with everything you need to entertain 5 kids and 4 adults. Great place
The surrounding area was lovely, although you can't really walk to any amenities so you do have to drive everywhere. Some really pretty places to see within 20 mins drive
Grounds attached to the house were perfect. We had kids ranging from 9 months to 14 and they all had something to do. As the grounds were contained the adults could relax without having to watch the older kids all the time. On the sunny days the kids spent most of their time in the swimming pool
The owners were super helpful with where to find things and printing maps for us. He even went to the garage with us when we had car trouble
If you want to relax and chill while the kids play, this is the place for you
Thank you for your review - we're always pleased to see our guests looking more relaxed as their holiday progresses. We know from personal experience that if the kids are happy and safe, then the adults can relax.
One of the advantages of living on site is that we can help out if there are any hiccups with the holiday - car troubles especially can be worrying and stressful - so we like to do what we can to help resolve them. It's all part of providing the environment where our guests can relax and enjoy their well earned break.
A lovely old Breton farmhouse
We very much enjoyed our stay at La Noisette. Luke and Andrea were most welcoming and our boys were delighted to play with George. It was a great bonus to have the pool as it was extremely hot for our week. We were very comfortable and had most of our meals outside. We did find though, 7 of us upstairs sharing a bathroom rather difficult. There is of course an extra bathroom downstairs with the other double bedroom but not convenient in the middle of the night..!! We wold be happy to return to the peaceful idyll of central Brittany....
Thank you for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back in the future.
We are hoping to install a further toilet upstairs when we refresh the bathroom next year.
Fab holiday gite, 7 adults 3 children 2 dogs! So nice for us to stay in one gite and holiday together as a family, very well equipt, the disabled facilities are just a**** plenty of room in the spacious disabled wet room and downstairs bedroom, all the door ways are accessible! lovely open plan living/kitchen area, made full use of the heated pool, which has a ramped access, lovely court yard with BBQ and plenty of outside seating, fantastic comfy beds, both bathrooms had great power showers we never ran out of hot water, wi fi and freesat, dishwasher and laundry facilities, just lots of nice touches and home comforts. Luke Andrea and George made us feel very welcome, plenty to see and do around the area, great English speaking vet 10 minutes away in Corley. Would def recommend this lovely gite. Owners are also on site. Thank you Luke Andrea and George for making our holiday stay just perfect!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can return in the future - every year we add more facilities for our guests so hopefully next time it will be A++++++ !
We all really enjoyed our stay at La Noisette. Luke and Andrea are very welcoming and cannot do enough to help. The gite is cosy, clean and has amazing outside space. The pool was a big hit with the 4 girls and the layered decking meant that we never felt over crowded.
There is plenty to do with several lakes and wonderful traditional french towns to name just a couple of activities. This felt like we were away from it all, hidden amongst the trees and woodland that stretched for miles and yet all amenities were only a 5 minute drive away.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind comments regarding the gites and its grounds. We have now enlarged the decking to create more space by the pool as well as adding extra facilities such as a boules court.
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!
Rates & Availability
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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. 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.