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2 beautiful beamed cottages One with PRIVATE SECLUDED pool & one lovely bungalow - Hirondelle - A 5* rated single storey cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Hirondelle - A 5* rated single storey cottage

Given a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017/18, Hirondelle has an Open Plan Living Space with a Kitchen, Dining Room Area (with seating for 5-6) & a comfortable Lounge Area with 2 large sofas, a television with DVD player, CD & Ipod docking station.

Kitchen area - U shaped kitchen work surfaces with integrated gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher & fridge. Plus a microwave, toaster & kettle etc.

Bedroom 1 is a Double Bedroom with en suite bathroom

Bedroom 2 is a Twin Room also with en suite bathroom

Both en suite bathrooms have modern units with WC, Vanity Sink Unit & Spa Shower Cubicle.

A cot is available at no extra charge if required.

The property benefits from underfloor heating & Wifi throughout.

5* rated by Trip Advisor, Hirondelle is south facing & is nestled alongside the Farmhouse Gite, sharing an acre of lawn to the front & has it's own separate Patio & BBQ area.

Hirondelle does not have access to the pool unless rented with the La Maison Blanche

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About the property

La Maison Blanche & Hirondelle

Le Cosquer situated in the Commune of Quistinic is a wonderful small and friendly hamlet within a 5 minute drive of the beautiful River Blavet and 25 minutes from the coast.

Both rated 5* on TripAdvisorr, La Maison Blanche and *Hirondelle are set in gardens of one acre and are both south facing. For the children there is a lovely playhouse with swing and slide, all set under the trees to keep it in the shade all day

Both properties have their own BBQ area with Patio table and chairs overlooking the open countryside.

Pets Welcome

We're happy to accommodate well behaved dogs in most circumstances, for a small fee.

Surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, Le Cosquer is an ideal base for walking and cycling with canoeing and kayaking close by on the Blavet.

Within easy driving distances are the lovely towns of Hennebont, Josselin, Vannes, Auray and Pontivy all steeped in History.

The beautiful Gulf of Morbihan is an hour's drive away where you can take a boat trip around the various islands.


*La Maison Blanche has exclusive use of the private and secluded heated swimming pool (May-September) - 4 feet deep - with small roman end steps.

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Mary Salter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Mary Salter

While on holiday, we fell in love with the property although total renovation was needed! After having finished La Maison Blanche while still living and working in Devon, we found it more and more difficult to leave and decided to move here permanently in 2010 to renovate Hirondelle.

Mary Salter purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Mary Salter chose Quistinic

Le Cosquer is a truly rural hamlet close to the lovely Breton Village of Quistinic and the beautiful River Blavet.

The two privately owned Bretagne Gites nestling in the heart of the Blavet Valley, provide a perfect haven for guests of all ages.

Both 5* on Trip Advisor, Hirondelle has received a Certificate of Excellence for 2017/2018 from the as well.

Young children are welcome to visit the local farm where they can watch the farmer's wife milk the cows and meet the newly born calves.

What makes this bungalow unique

Being truly rural Le Cosquer is a very friendly and tranquil commune with nearby beautiful woodland walks and cycle paths. The River Blavet only a 5 minute drive away is ideal for fishing, canoeing and peaceful walks along the towpath. It is also ideally located to explore the many clean & safe beaches within a 25-30m minute drive and also to visit the Golf du Morbihan where you can take a ferry trip to l'Île-aux-Moines and l'Île-d'Arz.

You can find an array of tourist attractions, shops and activities for all the family in the some of the ancient towns such as Hennebont, Vannes, Auray and Hennebont along with the nearby towns of Baud and Bubry.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Ten out of ten, no hesitation in recommending every aspect of this holiday in full.”

First time renting a cottage and would definitely consider returning here again. Came with 9 & 11 year old children. Beautiful beaches, activities, towns, cycling, kayaking all within an hours drive. Hosts and accommodation excellent.
Aug 2015
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Booking Notes:
Enquiries by email preferably or telephone. 25% of rental cost on booking with final payment and £150 security deposit 8 weeks before the holiday. A discount of 20% is available on car and passenger fare if travelling with Brittany Ferries. Taxe de Sejour is now applicable to holiday gites and is payable separately when you arrive. The cost is €4.20 per adult per week.
For Christmas bookings, the house will be decorated and a special "Christmas Welcome Pack" will be available.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day during in the Summer season is normally on a Saturday, but we are flexible at all other times of the year. Arrival time is from 4pm with Departure time by 10am.


Quistinic Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: 20% off car and passenger fare on brittany ferry crossings from uk. free wifi is available at all times in both properties. Ipod docking station is available in both properties English FreeSat television also available in both properties. Outside: The shared one acre garden to the front of the property has a children's play house with swing and slide set Each property has their own BBQ plus garden furniture. Exclusive to La Maison Blanche (unless both properties are rented together), the secluded outdoor figure of 8 pool can be found to the side of the property and is 24' x 16'. It is 4'6" deep with Roman steps at one end and ladder steps at the other. To enjoy the view while relaxing by the pool, it is surrounded by a semi transparent fence along with two entrances both with double locks, which comply with the French regulations. Heated from May to September weather permitting.


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Hirondelle - A 5* rated single storey cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A Perfect Place to Stay

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The property is as described, beautifully clean and well appointed and maintained. The English owners, Mary and Chris, are on site but do not intrude and are incredibly friendly and helpful. Even the washing is brought in if you have gone out for the day and it looks as though it is going to rain before you get back! The 'welcome basket' is the best I have ever come across with wine, fresh bread, butter and farm eggs amongst the bits provided.

The property is somewhat isolated but only because it's in a wonderful rural setting and very quiet - you will need your own transport. However the offer was made by the owners on more than one occasion to run as to and from a local recommended restaurant so that we could have a drink and not have to drive! A big plus is that Mary will cook you a meal for very modest cost from a provided menu. There are some lovely places to visit within a 30 minute car drive and you are ideally placed for visiting the coast for a day out. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property and hope to be able to make a return visit in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very kind review. It really was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Chris and Mary
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lorient and Rennes
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
N24 Voie Express - Gare de Baud
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rendezvous des Pecheurs P.Augan
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Larmor Plage
Car: necessary


There are a lot of lovely beaches within easy reach, approximately 20-35 minutes drive.

The beautiful sandy beaches of Larmor Plage and Port Louis are a favourite with families along with Carnac and La Trinite sur Mer.

Gavres to Penthievre is a sand dune with wide open spaces. Quiberon is used by surfers.


A car is necessary in Le Cosquer.

Driving time from the nearest ports are:

Roscoff 2hours, St. Malo 2¼ hours Caen 3 hours.

The nearest Airports are:- Lorient ½hour Rennes 1¾hours

Brest 1¾hours Dinard 2 hours Nantes 2 hours.


Quistinic is 2km away, here you will find a village shop (with a wonderful bakery), Post Office, Chemist and Small bar plus a Creperie with bar.

The pretty towns of Baud and Bubry are 6-8 km, with larger supermarkets to suit all of your needs along with restaurants and banks.

Other interesting towns within easy driving distance are Pontivy, Hennebont, Auray, Vannes, Rochefort-en-Terre, Josselin, and Malestroit,

Further Details:

Activities include: Fishing on the many nearby lakes and rivers; Golf on the 6 courses all within 1 hours drive. Cycling along the well maintained River Blavet towpath, many miles with no hills - a great way to discover the area. Horse Riding, Canoeing, Boat Trips, Surfing, Diving, Tennis, GoKarting and don't forget to visit the local markets if you want to experience the real Brittany.