This charming 17th century property has been tastefully renovated to provide a luxury holiday cottage with modern comforts, whilst retaining its period features. The property has its own private gated garden and patio. The patio is well equipped for ‘al fresco’ dining, with a teak table and chairs and a webber BBQ. During the summer we provide a gazebo for shade. The patio looks over your private lawned garden. Outside of your private garden there are the communal gardens which are mainly laid to lawn, but also have heated swimming pool, with sun deck, a boules court and a large children’s play area with skyfort, trampoline swings and a slide. There is a large secure car park for the use of guests only. The cottage has an open plan living dining room with exposed oak beams. The living room opens on to the sheltered courtyard with its pond to the front, and onto your private patio to the rear through double doors. There is stone fireplace with oak lintel and a wood effect fire for instant warmth. For your comfort there is a leather double sofa and a hammock. Its equipped with English and French TV and DVD player and a selection of games and books. There is a large oak dining table and 4 chairs. There is a separate, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Upstairs there is a large vaulted bedroom with exposed beams, a king size bed, along with space for a cot and / or child's bed. The newly fitted bathroom is equipped with a massage shower. There is Free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A hot tub is available to hire on site.
Spacious cottage sleeps three. Heated pool. Pet Friendly
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 7, 2019
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
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 worlds.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
STUNNING GITE IN WONDERFUL LOCATION
We have just returned from a February half term break in Le Nefflier Cottage, Les Gites du Sanglier. WOW. Where to start - Firstly, the journey was very easy via good roads. The Gites were also easy to find. We were given a very warm welcome from the owners. The location is wonderful - so peaceful and relaxing, and one of our favourite things was watching the stars at night - they were stunning! As for the gite itself, you would not realise you are in a one bed - the Nefflier is extremely spacious and my husband, myself and 12 year old daughter had more than enough space. The gite is furnished beautifully - it has everything you could possibly need, and we were greeted with a lovely "welcome pack" of tea, coffee, milk, crepes, baguette. There are also other extras such as towels, a hairdryer, robes, a wealth of books, and plenty of games, which we thoroughly enjoyed using. There is also a great supply of days out/leaflets which we enjoyed using for ideas for days out.
Despite visiting in February, the weather was wonderful. We left a dreary North Yorkshire amid snow showers, and enjoyed warmer temperatures, with glorious blue skies.
I would not hesitate to recommend staying over the winter period as the area is still stunning, the gites are extremely comfortable and we really enjoyed our cosy evenings in front of the wood burner.
We returned to a blustery, snowy North Yorkshire feeling thoroughly refreshed.
Really pleased you enjoyed your break and found your time with us 'thoroughly refreshing'. I have to agree with you regarding the night skies, the stars just seem so much brighter here and the detail you can see in the milky way is amazing.
Thank you too for your kind comments regarding the cottage.
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 it's 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!
Additional information about rental rates
Max 15kWh of electricity included per day within the rental price