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La Maison Blanche - Le Cosquer

Brittany, France

Per week

from 1020.00 to 1800.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Mary Salter

Member since Feb 2015
  • Bookings Accepted:0%
  • Avg. Response Time:9 minutes
  • Availability Updated:19 days 13 hours

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BFB's Overview

Cosseted in the peace and quiet of the rolling Brittany countryside, La Maison Blanche and Hirondelle are a lovely pair of gites where extended families and friends can have a really relaxing holiday together. Both have also earned themselves the 5-star accolade with Tripadvisor which just goes to show how much guests love them.

La Maison Blanche is a traditional Breton farmhouse for up to 8 people (6 adults plus 2 children plus 2 cots), which has been given a luxurious, modern makeover that lets the original character shine through, from wood floors and exposed timbers to antique Breton furnishings. Hirondelle is a single storey, 2-bedroom cottage next door, renovated to the same high standards, which is ideal as a spacious bolthole for parents with a baby, or for grandparents to have their own escape from a big family group in the farmhouse.

Both gites share an acre of lawned garden, overlooking fields beyond, which provides plenty of space for children to play and discover the playhouse, swing and slide. Although the garden is not entirely enclosed, a fenced area is due to be built for the 2015 season. The garden also has a vegetable patch, families will be offered whatever seasonal home grown goodies are available each day. Besides sharing the garden, both gites have their own patio area with a stone BBQ and hardwood furniture for eating outdoors and soaking up some sunshine. The big bonus for La Maison Blanche is a private, heated swimming pool, which has Roman steps at one end and is surrounded by a wide terrace of smooth flagstones. If both gites are booked together, all the guests can obviously enjoy the pool; otherwise it’s just for those at La Maison Blanche.

Accommodation overview

La Maison Blanche is a traditional Breton farmhouse which comfortably accommodates up to 8 people (6 adults plus 2 children) plus 2 cots for babies. Polished wood floors and exposed beams make the gite beautifully authentic in character, enhanced by luxurious furnishings and fittings. A large lounge features a 3-piece suite, LCD television with English Freeview channels, and a wood burning stove. The traditional farmhouse kitchen has been updated with modern units and appliances, including a range oven, integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster etc, plus a blender, steamer and hand mixer are also available. The kitchen has a breakfast table which seats 6, plus high chairs are available, whilst a separate dining room makes a more formal setting, with solid Breton furniture and an open fireplace. A stereo with iPod docking station can be found in the dining room area for those who prefer music to television.
A washing machine/drier, iron and ironing board are in a separate utility room off the kitchen and just along the hallway, there is a downstairs shower room with a WC, which is handy for the private pool, accessed through the side door. Only guests staying at La Maison Blanche have access to the pool. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a magnificent, antique double bed. The second double room also has an antique Breton bed plus an ensuite with a walk-in hydro-massage shower, WC and vanity unit. The third bedroom is a family room, with a double bed and two singles. A separate family bathroom has a bath, shower, WC and vanity unit.

Location Information

La Maison Blanche and Hirondelle are located in the peaceful countryside of Southern Brittany and only half an hour from the white sand beaches that have made the region such a firm favourite with families. The local villages and towns feature thatched farmhouses and cottages that typify the timelessness of rural Brittany and there is a good selection of local shops, bars and supermarkets within just a few miles from the gites. The local markets are great for picking up home grown and homemade Brittany produce, whilst family friendly restaurants serve Breton crepes and galettes with all kinds of sweet and savoury fillings to satisfy the fussiest little eaters. Mobile takeaway vans selling pizzas, spit roast chicken and ‘frites’ also visit the villages on different days so that takes care of tea for at least one or two nights.

The ‘commune’ of Quistinic is between the historic towns of Pontivy and Carnac in the wooded valley of the River Blavet, which meanders through the picturesque countryside and has miles of family friendly walks and cycling along well maintained towpaths. The river beach at Minezan (5-10 mins) makes the perfect spot for a picnic and has a rustic bar for ice creams and drinks. The river is also popular for canoeing and kayaking and there’s a canoe centre within a 5 minute drive at Pont Augan and also a watersports and kayaking centre at Lochrist which has mini rapids and obstacles for older children and adults to tackle.

Port Louis, just across the Blavet estuary from Lorient (30 mins) has a large white sandy beach where families can play the days away, have a swim and try some watersports. Further down the coast, Carnac has a string of 5 beaches linked by a pretty coastal path and, just inland from here, the countryside is strewn with hundreds of mysterious standing stones. The historic walled town of Vannes is also well worth a visit, with cobbled streets filled with timber framed buildings, interesting little shops and cosy Breton bistros.

Nearest Medical Services: Nearest GP is 2km and nearest A&E is approx 20km. English speaking GP is 8km.

Getting here: Roscoff and St Malo ferry ports are both 2 - 2½hours drive from the gites.
Flights are available to Brest (1 hr 45) with FlyBe from Birmingham, Southampton and Exeter.

Brittany Ferries operates daytime crossings (6 hrs) and overnight crossings (8 hrs) from Plymouth to Roscoff, plus Portsmouth to St Malo, Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Cork to Roscoff.

If using Brittany Ferries a 20% discount is available on the Ferry Fare (excluding cabins). Discount code will be given on receipt of deposit.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Chris and Mary

Fast Facts

6adults + 2 children + 2 babies in 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles (1 ensuite) plus family room with 1 double & 2 singles

Airport under 3 hours drive

Roscoff Ferry port is just over 2 hours away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Sandy beaches are a 30 minute drive away.

Any Pool

La Maison Blanche benefits from a private, fenced, gated and heated pool.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged by prior request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

2 x large travel cots, 1 small travel cot, all with extra mattresses for baby’s comfort, 1 x Moses Basket and bedding, 2 x highchairs, stairgate, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery, child’s toilet seat and step.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Bath toys, kids books, general toys, U-rated kids DVDs and ride on car.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A welcome pack is provided and shopping can be arrnaged by prior request.

Outdoor Toys

Playhouse with swing and slide, croquet and Badminton sets available on request.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided but this cottage is all on one level.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a private terrace with BBQ and plenty of communal green space.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available.

Pet Friendly

Dogs are accepted at an extra charge and at the descretion of the owner

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs are available.


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