About the property
- Cottage538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Perfect couple's getaway: quaint & cosy; tranquil setting; rolling countryside; 2.5 miles to local amenities; many local attractions; uninterrupted views from wood decking
Set amidst the beautiful rolling Morbihan countryside, in a tranquil, idyllic sylvan setting with a large secluded shared heated pool and 30 acres of lawns, woodland, meadows and a stream to explore, Couetilliec Cottages is an exclusive hamlet of 5 charming C17th and C18th stone cottages. The large heated swimming pool (11.5m X 5m X2m max. depth) is open from May to September inclusive.
We also offer our guests a 20% saving on Brittany Ferries channel crossings and discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours, which is based on site for your enjoyment.
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway. It is also great for families with one baby. The all important boulangerie, is 2.5 miles by car, bike or foot and is conveniently located next to a bar that serves excellent coffee on a wide pavement facing the impressive village church.
The cottage has an open-plan tiled ground-floor comprising: A well appointed U-shaped fitted kitchen with generous worktop areas, electric multifunction oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine. The dining area has an Oak drop-leaf table, 2 upholstered Oak chairs and a wall-mounted electric heater. The lounge area has a 2-seater sofa, a Panasonic 32" LCD smart TV with English free-to-air satelliteTV and French terrestrial TV and a Panasonic BluRay player. The south facing french doors open onto timber decking with uninterrupted views across the laws to the woodland below: ideal for spotting the local wildlife, especially at dawn or dusk. A mid-flight quarter turn wooden staircase (please see 'visitor suitability' below), with under stairs storage, leads to the bedroom and bathroom. There is a wall-mounted electric heater along with a well-stocked bookcase complete with board games and information leaflets. Upstairs comprises: Bright and airy double aspect bedroom, the double bed is conveniently positioned between two east and west facing Velux windows affording, on clear nights, a spot of stargazing whilst lying in bed. There are original oak 'A' frames and a further east facing Velux window. The east facing widows have views across the lawn to a ruined stone barn and the rolling Morbihan countryside beyond. The west facing window has views across the lawn to the ruined cider-mill (le pressoir) beyond. Matching pine bedroom furniture includes bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and a full length mirror. There is a wall-mounted heater and a compact walk-in wardrobe. A door leads into the bathroom with toilet, hand basin, bath with mixer shower over, a west facing feature Juliet style window with views across the lawn to the ruined cider-mill beyond (le pressoir). By request we will supply stair-gates, cot, high-chair, plastic plates and beakers. The cottage also has free Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing).
The cottage retains many period features such as ground-floor ceiling beams (7' headroom) and Oak 'A' frames on the first-floor ceiling (max 6'6" headroom). The over-bath shower is built in to the eaves and showering headroom is restricted to 6' by the sloping ceiling. As you ascend the staircase a ceiling beam is 6' 1" above a staircase tread.
Outside, the south-facing secluded timber decking provides a lovely spot for sunbathing, al fresco dining, wildlife viewing, reading a good book or simply relaxing listening to birdsong and taking in the view. A set of teak garden furniture, parasol, and charcoal BBQ are on the deck. The timber deck also benefits from uninterrupted views down across sweeping lawns to the woodland beyond - it's simply a magical spot.
The large (11.5m X 5m X 2m max. depth) heated swimming pool is open from May to September inclusive. Roman steps give ease of access and sun loungers are positioned on the large surrounding patio. The pool area is fenced and access via a locking gate. The pool is in a secluded position and flanked on three sides by a sweeping lawn with woodland beyond.
Price includes a welcome basket (for stays of 7 or more nights), cleaning products, bed linen, bath mats, hand, bath and tea towels, please bring your own pool / beach towels. Electric heating for winter lets only.
You will find lots to see and do at the many local attractions as Couetilliec Cottages is ideally located midway between the Lac de Guerledan and the medieval towns of Vannes and Pontivy, and the stunning Morbihan coastline within 25 miles. Close to fishing, golf, horse-riding, wonderful medieval towns and beaches, Hazel cottage offers a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. Or just sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility in the heated swimming pool, extensive lawns, woodland and meadow. Couetilliec Cottages are at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise so everybody can relax and play in safety. It is also a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen red squirrel, deer, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees and most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If you are keen photographer or artist the opportunities are endless and if you enjoy cycling check out our Brittany Cycle Tours website.
Hazel cottage is 1 of 5 cottages in an exclusive hamlet and outside the peak season you will more than likely have all that Couetilliec Cottages has to offer to yourself.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Carl Foster
The owners, Carl and Belinda, live on site and they maintain the pool and the grounds and are available when you need them and invisible when you don't. Carl's previous professional career includes, forestry, sustainable land management and scientific research into environmental, forestry and remediation of contaminated land issues. Carl also has a keen interest in green woodworking, traditional woodland crafts, woodland management, Oak timber-framing and C17th French building techniques. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these subjects. We have a well-trained working Cocker Spaniel called Jazz and a Chocolate Labrador called Otta. There are two farm cats, a few chickens and a pig. Guest's children are welcome to help collect eggs and feed the chickens. Choupette, the pig, relishes any kitchen waste.
Carl Foster purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Carl Foster chose Persquen
We simply adore the rolling Morbihan countryside, its beautiful meandering rivers set in verdant valleys and its glorious coastline with the right blend of long sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, beautiful estuaries and quaint harbours. The gastronomic delights of Brittany are on your doorstep: crepes, galetts, beurre moule, cidre, beer (the wine's not bad either) and an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. Boulangeries with their array of breads and mouthwatering patisseries. As well as the sense of space, peace and tranquility all make for a more relaxed way of life.
What makes this Cottage unique
Hazel Cottage is a perfect couple's get away; you will find lots to see and do at the many local attractions or sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility in extensive lawns, woodland and meadow, and take a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool. Couetilliec Cottages are at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise so everybody can relax and unwind. The shared heated swimming pool is open May to September inclusive. The cottage also has a quality set of Teak garden furniture and BBQ - ideal for a spot of al fresco dining. Hazel cottage is a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen deer, pine martins, red squirrels, badgers, foxes, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it's also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If your are keen photographer and or artist the opportunities are endless! If you enjoy cycling check out our Brittany Cycle Tours website. We also offer our guests a 20% saving on Brittany Ferries channel crossings and discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours which is based on site for your enjoyment.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cute cottage, a haven of peace.
Carl is a great host - he came out to fetch us in the dark and the rain when we got lost! He and Belinda also left a welcome pack in the kitchen which was lovely to start us off.
The cottages and their setting are beautiful - we were on a house-hunting trip and really sad we didn't have time to walk in the woods or say hi to Carl's pig! We may have to stay again to take advantage of the heated swimming pool (not running in February!!) and the patio with a view of the woods where we only managed a brief cup of coffee. Hazel Cottage was cute, clean, well-equipped and a haven of peace in our busy schedule.
The information file in the cottage was really useful to help us find our way around the area. Lac de Guerledan and Pontivy an equidistant drive. Nearby town of Cleugerec was brilliant - vibrant small town centre with cafes, bakers, creperie, market etc. and the supermarket was open Sunday morning.
Many thanks for taking the time to review Hazel Cottage. Couetilliec Cottages and their setting are definitely beautiful and a haven of peace. Hazel's timber decking is an ideal spot for al fresco dining or just a glass of wine; benefiting from uninterrupted views across the sweeping lawn to the woodland beyond. The heated swimming pool is open May to September inclusive and awaits your return. Carl and Belinda Foster, Couetilliec Cottages, Brittany.
Hard to imagine anything better.
This snug little cottage is all you could wish for if you want a quiet location and a delightful setting. It's well-equipped, smart, and sits happily in lawns and walkable woodland. A decking patio at the back is is perfect for eating out and relaxing, and the pool is great for cooling off. The owner has the ideal balance of being relaxed, attentive without fussing, and informative (eg about places to eat).
Beautiful location. Great hosts.
This was our second stay at Hazel Cottage and we hope to return again soon!
The cottage is in a stunning location - in a quiet, rural spot, but within easy reach to beautiful towns, rivers, beaches and restaurants!
On days that you want to stay closer to home there is plenty to do exploring the private woodland and enjoying the pool.
The accommodation is well equipped, clean and comfortable.
Carl, and his wife Belinda, are the perfect hosts. Giving you plenty of space, but always on hand to offer any advice or suggestions on the local area.
We hired bikes from Carl to cycle the Blavet and had a really fantastic time.
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay and for your lovely comments. Indeed Hazel Cottage is in a quiet, rural location yet close many local attractions and amenities. We are happy to share our local knowledge and suggest places to visit. Although, on site, there are 30 acres of woodland, lawns and a meadow to explore as well as the large heated pool beckoning you to take a relaxing dip. Brittany Cycle Tours is based on site for our guest's enjoyment; there are cycles to hire combined with a collection and drop off service for guests wishing to explore further afield; such as the stunning meandering river Blavet whilst cycling along a traffic-free designated 'Greenway'. We hope to welcome you again to Hazel Cottage. Carl & Belinda Foster, Couetilliec Cottages, Brittany.
Tranquil oasis: charming and comfortable
We arrived to Hazel after wonderful 11 days spent in lively and fascinating Paris, seeking different environment and found all that we were looking for: comfort in the middle of a quiet and beautiful countryside. The property is lovingly restored and maintained by Carl and Belinda with admirable environmental consciousness and great attention to details. All of the necessary comforts are provided including fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, outdoor furniture, and even heated swimming pool and bicycles.
As secluded as the cottages are, they are in the middle of historically and architecturally reach area with amazing country-side chapels, local churches, little towns, prehistoric megalithes, all within 15 minutes to 1 hr drive. Carl is more then happy to share information about surrounding region and good places to visit.
We loved laying in bed at night and seeing sky uninterrupted by city lights and full of stars ...
Thank you very much Carl and Belinda for being great hosts and for sharing with us your love for this place! When planning to go back to this area, we will definitely check if we can stay with you!
Quiteness in Britanny woods
If you are looking for a perfect place to rest, to breath and go walking in beautiful woods, this is your Place. The cottage is lovely, perfect for a couple, everything you need is there, very clean and handy, so that you feel in your own home very quickly..My fav items: sitting in the couch and just looking at the beautiful view of this huge garden surrounded by some green woods with this tall trees, much better than any movie (priceless), the windows at night, just above your bed, where you can see the stars from your bed, just before getting a deep sleep.. Hope I will get back!
Beautiful rural location
Carl & Belinda (Hosts) really helpful and property setting is idyllic. Kitchen is modern and sofa is comfortable. Upstairs may be a little challenging if you're tall but not excessively so and if the weather is going to be hot then ask Carl & Belinda for a fan as you'll need it at night. Pool is a reasonable size so you can swim rather than just float. The Wif-Fi is effective for web surfing, even outside the property, but don't expect to be streaming endless NetFlix movies. Hazel cottage is not a large property but ideal for a couple who just want to get away from it all. We had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hazel cottage. We are glad that you had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Hazel cottage is definitely an ideal couples getaway; set in a beautiful idyllic rural location with a shared (11.5m X 5m) heated swimming pool - yet only 2.5 miles to the all important boulangerie.
Special interest holidays: Brittany Cycle Tours is based at Couetilliec Cottages for the benefit of our guests. If you enjoy exploring the countryside and taking in the scenery on 2 wheels, with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, then we offer bike hire, single centre guided tours or map packs for self-guided tours and a drop off and or collect service for routes further afield. Located between the Scorff and Blavet valleys, the Lac de Gueledan and the stunning Southern Brittany Coastline we have many on and off road routes suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Please checkout our Brittany Cycle Tours website for further information and rates. The owner's previous professional career includes: forestry; sustainable land management; environmental and forest research. He also has a keen interest in green woodworking, traditional woodland crafts, woodland management, Oak timber-framing and C17th French building techniques. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these subjects. Coast/Beach: Explore the South coast: Lorient and it's beaches are half an hour's drive (25 miles). Le Pouldu (27 miles) is a lot quieter and has stunning scenery, there's mile after mile of sandy beaches and coves to explore. Our favourites include St Cado, La ria d'Etel, Le Pouldu, Doelan, Guidel Plage and Fort Bloque. Please see our website for more information and photos. Travel: Lorient airport is 41 kms. Allow 2 - 2.5 hours to drive from the ports of St Malo or Roscoff. Due to our rural location a car is essential, car hire can be arranged at any of the ports/airports. We offer all our guests a 20% discount when booking Brittany Ferries Channel crossings, as well as discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours. Distances: The nearest village, Inguiniel, 4 kms, has restaurants, a boulangerie, doctor, dentist and pharmacy. The larger towns of Bubry and Guemene sur Scorff, with supermarkets and banks, are 10 kms away.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, the outstanding balance and security deposit are payable 8 weeks before arrival. Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred), cheque or PayPal (if you pay their charges). The lead party must complete and return a booking form; please see BrittanyCottages.co for our terms and conditions.. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover during the summer holiday period. Arrive time 16.00 onwards. Departure before 10.00. We are flexible with changeover day and arrival/departure time at other times of the year. Notes on prices: Price includes a welcome basket (for a stay of 7 nights or more), cleaning products, bed linen, bath mats, hand, bath and tea towels, please bring your own pool / beach towels. Optional end of holiday clean, payable locally, can be arranged with owner during your holiday. Electric heating for winter lets only.