Welcome to St Maude, a country cottage set in 4.5 acres of gardens and woodland. Ideal for nature lovers, sit and relax and watch the buzzards and sparrow hawks circling or take a walk through the woods where you can try and spot the local wildlife. Fox and badger are regular visitors here and you may even spot deer if you're up early enough! The cottage is situated in a tranquil country setting, yet the local village is just 2 mins away and the historical market town of Rostrenen, with its excellent selection of shops and restaurants, is a short 15 minute drive. Guests have access to our heated indoor swimming pool 9m x 4m.
- House1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Plouray, Nr. Pontivy Area, Morbihan, Brittany, France - Central Location For Beaches, Lakes And Sites Of Interest
Graham or Dawn
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 22, 2018
About Graham or Dawn
Graham and Dawn are 50 somethings who have lived in Brittany for 14 years. We moved here for a quieter life with more time to enjoy our many and varied interests.
Graham or Dawn purchased this House in 2008
Why Graham or Dawn chose Plouray
We bought our property because of it's location amidst wooded hills with lots of lakes and rivers nearby. It is a joy to wake up and be surrounded by picturesque countryside.
What makes this House unique
We love the fact that we have a choice as to how we live. One day you can be completely isolated, losing the day just pottering around the woods and gardens, and on the next day we can be partying at a local fete or dining with friends and neighbours.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely place - lovely people.
Very nice cottage, warm and welcoming owners, great location and having use of own indoor pool was icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend.
Exceptional holiday home in wonderful location
Just returned from spending a week at this glorious Gite in St Maude. After a long journey we received a very warm welcome from Dawn and Graham to their superbly equipped Gite in a beautiful setting. Everything is provided, so it feels like home from home and has been the perfect base to explore the area and visit family. We would love to return again in the future.
Absolutely perfect Holiday home in a beautiful location.
Absolutely perfect Holiday home in a beautiful location.
We have stayed in several holiday rentals in France but we must say that this was the best; it was perfectly clean and supplied with absolutely everything you could ever need in a holiday home. The kitchen was brilliant and spacious and it was a pleasure to cook and dine in. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and perfect for groups of adults and families. The picturesque grounds and abundance of wildlife are a constant source of entertainment but Graham and Dawn have gone the extra mile with their addition of a trampoline, swing and fantastic indoor heated swimming pool. This is a professionally run holiday rental service with the right amount of support when you need it and space when you don’t. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to you.
Karen and Chris Saltmarsh
Exactly as described, great peaceful retreat.
Clean and well maintained property, lovely outdoor area with everything you need provided. Indoor pool is great for all weather conditions. Graeme and Dawn are very friendly, able to assist you with anything you need. Thoroughly recommended.
Perfect Autumn Hideaway
We loved our week staying in this perfect cottage which was equipped with everything we could want, spotlessly clean and furnished to a high standard. We were welcomed by Dawn and Graham who were friendly, helpful and generous supplying a welcome pack, a supply of wood for the fire and their time. The location is tranquil and very rural - we loved sitting on the back terrace looking over the countryside and enjoying the late Autumnal sunshine. We had taken our bikes and within an easy driving distance were able to cycle along the glorious Nantes/Brest canal, nice and flat, very quiet and absolutely stunning. A dip in the heated pool completed a perfect days activities. There is surprisingly plenty to do in the area, lots of lovely villages to explore and beautiful beaches within reach, although a bit quiet in October! We enjoyed a couple of lunches out in local creperies but in the evening preferred to stay in our cosy cottage around the fire.
We would, without hesitation, recommend this property to others.
Perfect in every way possible.
We spent our Summer holiday in this lovely gite at St Maude and got back last week. We've had a truly smashing time.
The gite was ideal for us. It was scrupulously clean, extremely well-equipped, spacious, well-laid out and in a nice, rural location in France.
Dawn and Graham could not have made better hosts. We found them to be friendly, helpful and welcoming but never intrusive. Dawn - I loved the invitation to the exercise class and meeting the other ladies and seeing your amazing cake creations. Graham - we really appreciated seeing the photos and hearing how the gite and house had been developed.
What made this holiday so good for us was the freedom. There was loads of outdoor space to play badminton, croquet, volleyball and lollop around reading with just the trees and sky in the distance. We loved the pool - really nicely done. And also liked being able to stroll out the door and along the lane for an evening walk or cycle.
We enjoyed the gite and surroundings so much that we only ventured out a few times. The Buddhist Centre made for a fascinating outing one evening. We went to Lac de Guerledan for canoeing, which was a really nice place to paddle and very good value.
We liked the local crepes but actually cooked at home a lot as the kitchen had every pot or utensil you might need. It was lovely to make a simple lunch and eat on the terrace under the brolly.
All wonderful. We didn't really want to come home!
We are centrally situated for the coast with the nearest beaches at Lorient less than 1 hour away.
The lake at Priziac is 15 mins drive and has canoes, kayaks etc.
Lac de Guerledan, with boats and bathing is 35 mins away.
An excellent new swimming pool is available at Pontivy, 30 mins drive.
The nearest airports are Rennes (1hr50), Brest (1hr30) or Dinard(1hr50). All have hire car facilities.
The ferry ports of St Malo and Roscoff are approximately 1hr 45 mins drive.
We recommend you have a vehicle as we are in a rural location.
Nearest village Plouray is 2 mins drive
Buddhist Centre 5 mins drive
Nearest town Rostrenen, 15 mins drive
Langonnet Abbey, 10 mins
Our local village, Plouray has a post office, bakers, village store, garage, doctor and bank.
Brittany, in general, has an abundance of things to see and do.
Beaches, lakes, water sports, medieval towns and villages etc.
In summer there are hundreds of fetes where you can hear local music, watch Breton dancing and eat the local delicacies - seafood and crepes are the thing here!