23 August 2018 by Laura Habgood
Lavender Cottage, Brittany Morbihan
Lavender Cottage is a pretty detached stone cottage sleeping 4 people in 2 bedrooms in Morbihan, Brittany. The property is in a peaceful, rural location with fabulous views over the valley down to the river, although the nearest village with all amenities is just 10 minutes’ drive away. There is another detached 2 bedroom cottage on-site making this the ideal location for a group of friends or family wanting to holiday together.
The cottage has been recently refurbished in a traditional style, yet has a modern light and airy feel to it. Downstairs there is a spacious living room with a comfortable sofa and feature woodburning stove and a modern fitted kitchen with a good range of utensils, dishwasher and microwave. Upstairs is a lovely master bedroom with queen size bed and the second bedroom can either be organised as a double or twin room to suit the needs of your group.
Outside, the property has a private garden with a table and chairs, sunloungers and a bbq. There’s also a children’s swing and slide set in the communal area shared between the 2 gites.
Ideal for cyclists and walkers
The roads here are ideal for cycling and walking as they are quiet and travel through the beautiful Brittany countryside, and several pretty medieval towns such as Josselin, Pontivy and Rochefort en Terre are all nearby. Try to visits these towns on market day so you can sample the local fresh Breton produce such as seafood, cheeses and bread, and soak up the typically French atmosphere!
Learn about French culture and history
Across the valley you can see the Abbaye de Timadeuc, a Cistercian Monastery which is just 20 minutes’ walk or a few minutes’ drive away from Lavender Cottage. This fascinating Abbaye is open to the public and you can even join the monks for mass on Sundays, this is a fabulous opportunity that’s not to be missed!
There are 2 beautiful inland lakes in the local area, Lac au Duc and Lac de Guerledan, offering scenic walks, beaches and watersports. Slightly further afield, the stunning southern Brittany beaches and the amazing prehistoric standing stones at Carnac and are around an hour’s drive away.
English owners enjoying the “Joie de Vivre”
The cottage is owned by Pauline Severs and her husband who have recently realised their dream of leaving behind their 9-5 jobs and starting a new life in this beautiful area of France. They found their dream house on their first viewing trip in 2016, an old farmhouse with two adjoining stone cottages which they are letting out as Lavender Cottage and its neighbour Rose Cottage. Pauline’s dream is to enjoy a quieter life, grow her own vegetables and keep chickens for fresh eggs, improve her French and live the “joie de vivre” welcoming guests to her gites.