La Maison des Fleurs
Welcome to our traditional stone Breton farmhouse which was built approximately 200 years ago, set in the tiny rural Hamlet of La Coudrais, surrounded by the relaxing countryside of Southern Brittany which borders the Loire Valley.
The beautiful Gulf of Morbihan with its popular beaches are approx. 35 minutes drive away. Visit the inland port town of Redon (10-15 mins) set on the confluence of the river Villaine and the Nante/Brest canal, There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants, all within easy reach and a leisure centre with 3 indoor pools. RENNES is just 35 mins away, VANNES is 1 hour, ST MALO is only 75 mins.
Just 5 minutes drive away is the historic town of La Gacilly, with its quaint cobbled streets housing local artisans and cottage industries.
The town has numerous restaurants and bistros some right by the river!
The river Aff flows through the town via a spectacular weir, take a picnic on one of the day boats and explore the countryside at a leisurely pace!
Visit nearby The Isle aux Pies (Isle of Magpies) with magnificent views including the rock faces rising from the river Oust, try the excellent restaurant by the river.
It sleeps up to 4 + cot in 2 bedrooms (4ft6 bed in one and twin beds in the other) and has an upstairs shower and toilet room.
Downstairs you will find the open plan and comfortable kitchen/dining area and lounge with a woodburning stove, TV with English Satellite, CD/Radio.
To the front of the Gite there is a patio with flowers, garden furniture and BBQ.
Why not take this opportunity to have a quiet relaxing get away from it all holiday in a beautiful setting, yet near to major tourist attractions and historic sites?
Indeed, the perfect setting for your French holiday.
A Few Do’s and Don’ts to help you enjoy your holiday
DO: buy milk with a Blue top (semi-skimmed) Red top (Full Cream) NOT Green top as it is like curdled milk, unless you like it of course!
DO: try and speak a few words of French, they love it if you try, you will be surprised at the response you get back be it either French or English!
YOU CANNOT: generally buy Petrol on a Sunday as you will need a French credit card. Super-U in Pipriac & Carentoir are open on a Sunday morning for petrol and food, but in general everywhere is closed.
DO NOT: forget most shops & businesses are closed during week days between the hours of 12-2pm except the larger supermarkets, although in the last couple of years this seems to be changing!
DO NOT: forget your English/French Dictionary.
DO NOT: forget your EHIC – (European Health Insurance Card – formerly E111), travel insurance & breakdown cover.
You will find that the Bretons are very friendly people, and like to class themselves as separate from the rest of France with their celtic roots etc.
My Contact Details are as follows….
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – From outside France 0033 299 91 73 15 – Within France 0299 91 73 15
Mobile – From outside France 0033 688 64 70 66 – Within France 0688 64 70 66
Address – Jill Harrison, 28 La Coudrais, Bains-sur-Oust, 35600 Nr. Redon, Southern Brittany, France.