Kermel, a fine Breton cottage
|Property Name:||Kermel and Kerral|
|Property Type:||Property Complex|
|Location:||Morbihan, Brittany, France|
|Prices:||from £340 to £750 per week|
Escape the crowds and enjoy relaxing holidays in these two detached, well furnished, traditional stone cottages in the heart of Brittany. To sleep 10 in total (6+4) and available to rent separately or together, they are ideal for families and groups of friends. Close to the pretty village of Ploerdut, they are within easy reach of fine beaches, towns, markets and historic sites. The cottages are surrounded by miles of open farmland with good views and have their own, self-contained, south facing gardens with outdoor furniture, BBQ, parking and electric heating throughout. Once part of a traditional Breton farming hamlet they are set about 50 yards down a lane off a quiet road in an area safe for children to play.
KERMEL: Downstairs: large, bright, well equipped kitchen/breakfast room. Spacious oak beamed living/dining room with wood burning stove (ideal for winter warming in the cooler months!), satellite UK and French TV, DVD player and hi-fi. Bedroom with two bunks beds and en-suite WC and washbasin.
Upstairs: two bedrooms (double and twin, all with duvets); bathroom with bath/shower, WC and washbasin. Electric heating throughout. Cot and/or safety stair gate provided if required.
Outside: BBQ and outdoor dining area, gardens, parking, rural views. Kermel is an excellent holiday home at any time of year.
KERRAL: A characteristic Breton stone cottage with exceptional newly refurbished ground floor accommodation to sleep four. Outside has parking, private gardens and BBQ area. Inside, the large, well equipped studio space has kitchen, dining and lounge areas leading to a roomy double bedroom and separate shower room with wash basin and WC. The brand new kitchen facilities include ceramic hob, oven, microwave, coffee maker, fridge and washing machine. Everywhere is freshly decorated throughout under a new roof with double glazing and electric heating making Kerral ideal for a relaxing holiday at any time of year.
The village of Ploerdut, the 'flower of granite' is close by, with baker, butcher/grocer, restaurants, cafes, bars, post office and church. An excellent four-course lunch is served at Chez Marie Tay for 12 euros, including wine. The nearest town is Guemene sur Scorff with all amenities and another fine lunch stop at The Three Merchants. The attractive medieval/Napoleonic city of Pontivy is about 30 minutes drive away. Ideal for families and close at hand is Priziac, with swimming/boating lake and beach with cafe.
Further afield, the excellent beaches of L'Armor Plage are easily reached, along with the city of Vannes, pre-historic Carnac, the Quiberon Peninsula and the Gulf or Morbihan for wildlife and water sports. The scenic Lac de Guerladen is to the north.
Overall, there are plenty of fine beaches, hidden coves, postcard- pretty ports and historic towns. It's a land of festivals, legends, myths, music and megaliths. The sea food is pretty good too, along with local cider, honey and other good things freshly available at numerous local markets and fairs. There's plenty to do apart from lazing about, including cycling, walking (try the Nantes-Brest Canal trail), riding, golf and any amount of beach based fun.
On average the sun shines for about 2200 hours every year and long warm summers are pretty much guaranteed. It can be cold in winter (time to light the log burning stove!), but even in January a fine day is never far away. Spring and autumn are magical times to visit. Our English speaking manager is on hand to to tell you more