A characterful cottage set in the most beautiful grounds, experience the charm of southern Brittany at Maison de la Faune, close to gorgeous villages, rivers and beaches, near the flower-filled town of Quimperlé.
Start your morning with a coffee on the garden terrace listening to the birdsong, such a picture-perfect spot looking out towards the lavender and agapanthuses. Then take a stroll through the eight hectares of garden and woodland coming across such a variety of flora and fauna as well as a Gallo-Roman bridge and the little river that feeds the nearby Bélon.
A former mill, this traditional maison sleeps up to 12 guests across its six pretty bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs. On the ground floor the living and dining room is so spacious and inviting with three sets of French windows overlooking the garden. The wood-beamed kitchen features blue shuttered doors opening out to the garden terrace whilst the games room is a lovely addition to this relaxing and calming home.
Yet despite its vast grounds and rural surroundings, you are within such easy reach of the road leading to a small village and restaurant, only 2.5km away, as well as wonderful Riec-sur-Bélon and Quimperlé. Explore the half-timbered houses and medieval lanes of Quimperlé, 8km by car, visit its indoor market and reserve a table at one of the town’s excellent restaurants. Where the Isole, Ellé and Laïta rivers meet, look out for canoeing and kayaking excursions as well as some superb walking and horse-riding opportunities in the surrounding countryside.
Riec-sur-Bélon is famed for its flat-bed oysters whilst the picturesque town of Pont-Aven has inspired artists for many years. Between the Bélon and L’Aven rivers as far as the Atlantic coast, discover fishing, yet more kayaking and canoeing as well as incredible landscapes for hiking, including the GR34 trail. Near here you will also find the very beautiful Plage de Kerfany, only a 15-minute drive away.
Take time to visit the nearby fishing village of Doëlan and other fantastic beaches popular with paddle-boarders, surfers or diving enthusiasts. Slightly further afield, venture to the standing stones of Carnac and the glorious Quiberon Bay for a brilliant day out, always admiring the diverse landscapes of Brittany before returning to the idyllic surroundings of your charming holiday home.
– Lounge and dining room with sofas, TV and dining table. Doors lead out to the garden
– Kitchen, well-equipped including induction hob, oven, microwave, thermomix and kettle. Door leads out to the front garden and patio
– Lounge/playroom with table tennis, TV and music collection (vinyl)
– 5 x bedrooms with double bed
– Bedroom with twin beds
– 2 x bathrooms with bath and WC
– Bathroom with shower and WC
– Al-fresco dining area with barbecue (front garden)
– Al-fresco dining table (back garden)
– Table tennis
– Garden and forest including small river (8 hectares)
– Smart TV with Netflix
– Music collection (vinyl)
– Table football
– Table tennis
– Pool table