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Rates from:
395.00 GBP

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  • La Chaumière
    La Chaumière
  • Swimming pool and sun terrace
    Swimming pool and sun terrace
  • Dining and living room
    Dining and living room
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Second bedroom
    Second bedroom
  • Games room
    Games room
  • View of Guebernez from the lane
    View of Guebernez from the lane
  • Guebernez rooftops
    Guebernez rooftops
  • View to the pool
    View to the pool
  • The well
    The well
  • Treasure Hunt
    Treasure Hunt
  • Game of skittles
    Game of skittles
  • Picnic at the Abbaye de Bon Repos
    Picnic at the Abbaye de Bon Repos
  • Rope swing
    Rope swing
  • Beach at St Nicolas, near Pont Aven
    Beach at St Nicolas, near Pont Aven
  • Creperie at Pont Samouel
    Creperie at Pont Samouel
  • Guebernes in the spring
    Guebernes in the spring
  • Party barn at Christmas
    Party barn at Christmas
  • Ploerdut village
    Ploerdut village

Gites Guebernez - La Chaumiére

Brittany, France

Per week

from 395.00 to 925.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Beverly Fearis

Member since Feb 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:75%
  • Avg. Response Time:26 minutes
  • Availability Updated:21 days 19 hours

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BFB's Overview

La Chaumiére is the second largest of four charming traditional Breton stone cottages ideally located in two acres of scenic seclusion, yet only a short walk to the village of Ploerdut with its bakery, bar, creperie and popular restaurant.

Friendly owners travel writer Beverley and interiors photographer Warren were enchanted by the region after numerous VW camper van adventures and made the big move from their home town of Brighton following the birth of their son Freddie in 2009. Their passion for the place is evident in the thoughtful renovation of the three pretty cottages which has retained their Breton character but equipped them with everything needed for a relaxing family holiday including romantic log burners, terraces, BBQs, comfortable lounges with sofas, TV, Freeview, DVD players and kitchens equipped with modern conveniences such as dishwashers, microwaves alongside the more standard gear.

The couple's experiences travelling with little Freddie encouraged them to equip the gites in a way that enables families to travel light and relax instantly on arrival. A long-list of useful nursery gear and toys (see Fast Facts) alongside thoughtful services such as babysitting and pre-arrival grocery and baby toiletries shopping, plus spacious enclosed gardens and a communal games room makes a stress-free break almost a given. Combine that with the new above-ground swimming pool with its gorgeous rural views and it’s easy to see why the guest book is littered with so many promises to return!

Accommodation Overview:
La Chaumiére sleeps 6-7+cots. It has a spacious open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen with a large granite fireplace with a wood burning fire. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms - two doubles and a children's room with bunk beds. An upstairs bathroom has a bath and shower. There is a second bathroom downstairs with a walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. A double sofa bed and a single fold-away bed can accommodate three extra guests. There is English TV (all Freeview channels), a DVD player, and WII is available on request.

Location Information

Guebernez is ideally situated in central Brittany, surrounded by pretty villages, medieval market towns, unspolit countryside, lakes, lakeside beaches and the Morbihan coastline.

A short walk away is the quaint village of Ploerdut, which has a bakery, butchers, a creperie, bar and a hugely popular restaurant, all set around a pretty church square. The restaurant, Chez Marie attracts locals and tourists from miles around for its hearty home cooked food, which is great value at €11 for three courses and wine. Its bar is the focal point of the village, serving drinks and coffees all day long and into the early evening. The other bar, Le Welcome, is English owned and stays open until the last person leaves.

Morbihan's beaches are ideal for children. The closest is Larmor Plage (40mins drive), a large sandy beach with safe swimming, life guards and shallow rock pools for exploring. Alternatively, families with children often enjoy spending the day at one of the lake beaches. Lake Priziac is the nearest at around 10-minutes drive away. It's perfect for children, with a small sandy beach, play area, picnic tables and a cafe in the summer months. A little further afield (30mins) is Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake, which is a vast stretch of water with several sandy beaches, restaurants, cafes, and walking and cycling trails. Don't miss a meal on stylish terrace at Merlin, which overlooks the Lac.

There are many lovely harbour towns and historic places to visit close by. St-Goustan, with its half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th century and calendar of regular book and craft fairs that take place alongside the quay is a particular highlight especially during its annual oyster festival. Numerous boat trips exploring the islands in the Gulf of Morbihan are offered. Just across a narrow stone bridge is the historic town of Auray, whose cobbled streets are lined with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Tourists and locals flock here at weekends, and for the Monday market.


Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): GP in the village (less than a mile) and a hospital 25-minute drive in Pontivy

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 64 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 64 days prior to arrival

Rates

29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : £395 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £425 /week7 Jan - 7 Apr 2017 : £395 /week8 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £450 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £395 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £575 /week1 Jul - 21 Jul 2017 : £795 /week22 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £925 /week29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : €463.6905 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €498.9075 /week7 Jan - 7 Apr 2017 : €463.6905 /week8 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €528.255 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €463.6905 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €674.9925 /week1 Jul - 21 Jul 2017 : €933.2505 /week22 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1085.858 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 64 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Bev, Warren and their son Freddie are originally from Brighton but had always talked about escaping the city and living the 'good life'. After spending many summers exploring France in their VW camper van, they decided on central Brittany, viewed countless properties, and fell in love with Guebernez. Alongside looking after the guests, and Freddie, and the cats athey inherited with the house, they have managed to continue their careers as a travel writer (Bev) and an interiors photographer (Warren).

What do they love about it?

We love the space, the views, the beaches, the lakes, the quiet country lanes, the lack of traffic, the fresh air, the bright blue skies, the bread, the wine, the sense of community - the list goes on. We love spending time in the garden, growing our own veg, sitting on the deck and watching the sun set. Like most expats here, we were looking for a slower, less stressful way of life, and that's exactly what we got.

What do the kids love about it?

Children love having the space to run and play, splashing around in the swimming pool, exploring the barn, the secret garden, the Treasure Hunt, delving into the fancy dress box, putting on a puppet show, the rope swing, helping to pick the vegetables, feeding the chickens, collecting the eggs, and the impromptu games of football or French cricket on the lawn. They love the sandy beach and playground on the lake at Priziac, pedal boats on the Lac de Guerledan, and catching crabs in the rockpools at Larmor Plage. And Mums and Dads love being able to sit back and relax while the children do all of the above!

Fast Facts

The gite sleeps 6-7+cots in 2xdouble bedrooms, a bedroom with bunk beds & a single z-bed, which can be placed in either bedroom. There's 1 x bathroom & 1 x shower room

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The Lake at Priziac is 10-minute drive away & perfect for tots due to its small sandy beach, play area, picnic tables & cafe (summer months). Around 40-minutes away is the stunning coastline of Morbihan with a host of sandy beaches and coves.

Amenities within Walking Distance

A short walk away is the quaint village of Ploerdut, which has a bakery, butchers, a creperie, bar and a hugely popular restaurant, all set around a pretty church square

Any Pool

There is a new above ground swimming pool onsite which fab lovely views of the valleys beyond.

Indoor Play Area

There's a communal play barn/games room with wii console, dressing up box, kids books and toys.

Babysitting

Evening babysitting is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available includes 2 wooden cots, two wooden high chairs, baby bath, baby bouncer, baby monitor, potty, stairgates, child-proof sockets, plastic crockery, cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor toys are provided along with a selection books, dvds, kids dressing up gear & a Wii console.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The owners can provide a pre-arrival shopping service and BBQ/meal in the barn. A local restaurant also does lunchtime takeaway meals.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys provided include buckets and spades, above ground swimming pool,swing, paddling pool & swingball. There's a large lawn for ball games.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

La Chaumiére has its own outdoor dining and seating area (not fenced/screened from communal grounds though).

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free WiFi is provided.

Eco-Aware

Due to the sceptic tank system, the owners only use eco-cleaning products. They have an organic veggie patch, chickens (eggs provided for guests when possible) and actively encourage recycling and composting. Collection boxes are provided.

Friendly Animals

Mini guests are welcome to make friends with the chickens and hunt for eggs

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to 2 cots and highchairs are available.

Reviews

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  • We had a fab holiday at Gites Guebernez - staying in La Grande. Our children (aged 3 and 1) loved it - exploring the beautiful grounds, playing on the swings and slide, chasing the chickens and dressing up and playing with all the toys. Unfortunately it wasn't warm enough for us to try out the pool! Bev, Warren and Freddie were so welcoming and very helpful. We would love to return and explore more of Brittany.Review dated 27/01/2015

  • We really enjoyed our stay at Guebernez, it was in a lovely part of Brittany and the cottage we stayed in was comfortable and well kitted out. Bev and Warren made us feel really welcome and were very happy to help us plan how we were going to spend our days, and their advice was very good :) They were very present on site and happy to help with any queries and requests. Our little ones (aged 1 and 3) loved the freedom to roam and chase chickens. There were lots of toys to play with and lots of space to run around and the little pool was an added bonus. The small swimming lake a few minutes drive down the road was a great place to spend an afternoon and we enjoyed days at the coast and in Quimper (both about an hour away). We arrived from the UK by overnight ferry into St Malo which I would definitely recommend - St Malo was a beautiful place to arrive into. For a holiday with 2 young children it was relaxing and once the children we ...Review dated 27/01/2015

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  • Fab holiday. The kids absolutely loved it and we had a genuinely relaxing break. The weather was very mixed so the log fire was wonderful - plus there was a propper sofa to enjoy it from. We were made to feel very welcome and lots of useful local intelligence was provided.Review dated 23/04/2012

We had a fab holiday at Gites Guebernez - staying in La Grande. Our children (aged 3 and 1) loved it - exploring the beautiful grounds, playing on the swings and slide, chasing the chickens and dressing up and playing with all the toys. Unfortunately it wasn't warm enough for us to try out the pool! Bev, Warren and Freddie were so welcoming and very helpful. We would love to return and explore more of Brittany.

We really enjoyed our stay at Guebernez, it was in a lovely part of Brittany and the cottage we stayed in was comfortable and well kitted out. Bev and Warren made us feel really welcome and were very happy to help us plan how we were going to spend our days, and their advice was very good :) They were very present on site and happy to help with any queries and requests. Our little ones (aged 1 and 3) loved the freedom to roam and chase chickens. There were lots of toys to play with and lots of space to run around and the little pool was an added bonus. The small swimming lake a few minutes drive down the road was a great place to spend an afternoon and we enjoyed days at the coast and in Quimper (both about an hour away). We arrived from the UK by overnight ferry into St Malo which I would definitely recommend - St Malo was a beautiful place to arrive into. For a holiday with 2 young children it was relaxing and once the children were in bed we enjoyed nights sitting out tasting the local wines and enjoying the peace - and the odd game of petanque! We would definitely stay again!

Fab holiday. The kids absolutely loved it and we had a genuinely relaxing break. The weather was very mixed so the log fire was wonderful - plus there was a propper sofa to enjoy it from. We were made to feel very welcome and lots of useful local intelligence was provided.

Parent Rated*

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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 4 guests.



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