About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Total relaxation in a peaceful hamlet
A beautiful 300 year old traditional oak beamed Breton family farmhouse situated in the heart of Brittany and just under one hour’s drive from St Malo ferry port and the airports of Dinard and Rennes. Located in the peaceful, rural hamlet of Le Riolo, the property is surrounded by medieval towns and is close to one of the largest lake in Brittany. Lac au Duc offers waterskiing, windsurfing, pedalos and safe bathing. Superb sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean warmed by the Gulf Stream are an easy 50 minute drive south, whilst the medieval town of Josselin with its magnificent chateau set on the Nantes Brest canal is less than 15 minutes away by car. With private gardens at both the front and rear of the property it’s the perfect setting to relax whilst the children play safely. The local village of Guilliers is just a few minutes drive or a pleasant cycle ride through scenic country lanes. There you will find several bars, restaurants, a general store and the all important boulangerie.
Notes on accommodation: Non-smoking within the house. For early or late season guests there are electrical radiators and a wood burner. We do not allow pets.
Outside: A very large private garden surrounded by mature oak trees awaits you to relax and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the countryside or entertain the children in. A terrace area, with an 8 seater teak table and chairs plus barbeque will ensure you enjoy the long summer evenings. The garden boasts an abundant array of wildlife including a family of red squirrels. The garden has a mature walnut tree overhanging it, please help yourself! In the surrounding fields there are blackberries bushes and plum trees, ideal for fruit picking trips.
Parking for 2 cars. Property is cleaned before each stay. A compulsory fee for end of stay clean is charged at £40.
Linen charges are £10 per person.
Fresh towels and linen can be arranged on a weekly basis for a fee. Please contact owners.
Sun terrace and barbeque outside, along with tree swing for young children and boules area. Solid outside teak dining table with seating for 8.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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The Brittany region
Maison Riolo is in the Department of Morbihan in the beautiful region of Brittany in northern France.
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK via several Ferry Ports and is also served by flights from the UK to 4 French airports.
From spectacular beaches with rugged coastlines to vast sandy expanses, to peaceful woods and forests and the famous Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany has all the makings of a perfect holiday.
The cuisine in the area includes crepes and galettes and of course the seafood! Mussels and oysters are available throughout the region, particularly in the summer months. Cider is produced here and local varieties are available in all supermarkets and restaurants.
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.
A 30 minute drive from the accommodation takes you to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec. Here you will find an unusual sculpture park and chateau in magnificent grounds. There is a large lake and lots of woodland. There is a small café in the park but opening times can be limited! In the chateau there are often art exhibitions.
The walled city of Vannes is about a 50 minute drive from Riolo. The harbourside restaurants in Vannes are always busy in the summer months. The local seafood, oysters and mussels being particularly popular.
There are many pretty Breton towns all with their own charms.
Nearby is the charming town of La Gacilly. During the summer months an outdoor photographic exhibition is held. Boat trips on the canal are available. The Yves Rocher factory, shop and Spa are situated here. Also a vegetarian restaurant - very unusual in France!
Rochefort-en-Terre, about 45 minutes away, was voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, plentiful restaurants and shops, it is a must on your holiday agenda!
'Musée de la Résistance de Bretagne'
The fascinating 'Musée de la Resistance is at St Marcel. It chronicles the vital role played by the people of Brittany at the time of the German Occupation during the second World War.
Close to St Marcel is the delightful market and canalside town of Malestroit.
The zoo at Pont Scorff is ideal for younger members of the family (about 1 hour away)
The Prehistoric Park at Malansac, about 45 minutes away, is another great day out for the youngsters. There are 30 scenes of reconstruction of the dinosaur age. The park is based on models and information from the Natural History Museum in Paris.
Nearby (1 hour drive) is the stunning medieval city of Rennes, capital of Brittany. There are numerous outdoor cafés and restaurants in the picturesque square plus shops so perfect if you want some retail therapy!