Welcome to VILLE HELLO - A lovely 4 bedroom detached property with a pretty garden. The house is situated in a small hamlet in the commune of GUILLAC in a rural Southern Brittany. The NANTES-BREST perfect for walking or cycling along the towpath, is not far from the property. Try the short walk/cycle to medieval Josselin and visit the stunning chateau.
Sleeping up to 9 people over 2 floors, Ville Hello has 3 bathrooms,2 of these are en-suite to bedrooms. The village of GUILLAC is 6 kms from the property and has a boulangerie. Perfect for your morning bread and pastries! For larger towns with bars, restaurants and cafes, JOSSELIN and PLOERMEL are a short drive away.
THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:
From the front door you enter into a small lobby with an inner door leading to the KITCHEN/DINING area. The kitchen has a gas hob and separate built in electric oven (large & small), with microwave above, the well equipped kitchen also has a washing machine, dishwasher, full size fridge/freezer, cafetiere and electric kettle. There is a large farmhouse style table & chairs, a high chair and a TV.
At the end of the Kitchen area is a door to the GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM (double) which has an en-suite with shower with grab rail, wash hand basin and toilet. Particularly useful for guests with mobile issues.
Leading from the Dining area there are glass double doors and a step down to the LOUNGE AREA; with a settee and comfortable chairs. Here there is another TV. The double glass doors lead to the terrace outside which is a real sun trap!
From the lounge, stairs lead to the hallway and to the MASTER BEDROOM (double), being en-suite with Bath and shower attachment over, wash hand basin and toilet. Further along is to BEDROOM 3 (double), and BEDROOM 4 (3 single beds). Please note that Bedrooms 3 & 4 share the shower room, toilet & wash basin ('Jack and Jill style').
The terrace from the lounge area is a real sun trap, nice for breakfast time, and for relaxing with your aperitifs in the evening, perfect! The terrace leads to the level garden which is fenced with established bushes. An archway of roses leads to an area of lawn for badminton and other games. There is parking for 2 cars in the front of the property, the front door is to the side accessed via the wooden gates.
Mosquito nets are provided.
Central heating throughout except ground floor bedroom which has electric heating.
Cot and high chair available.
Payment is in Euros.
A well behaved dog may be allowed, please ask when booking.
Southern Brittany is ideally placed for so many beautiful places to visit and things to do all within an hour of the Gite.
Below is a selection!
JOSSELIN - A very popular place, where there is a perfectly preserved stunningly beautiful chateau which is a medieval fortress and is still lived in by the Duke & Duchess of Rohan. This wonderful Chateau has just been rated (2017) as the 3rd best chateau in the whole of France! It's a must see along with the Chateau's Dolls Museum which is open to visitors from April to October, there are tours in English daily during the summer.
Le Bois d'Amour (Lovers' Wood) in Josselin is literally a "park in a town". It has been created to promote nature and the environment. There is an open air theatre where music events are held during the summer months. An amphitheatre stages open air films and concerts during the summer.
Bastille Day 14th July, a very important date in history for the French which sets the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It has become a major public holiday. with numerous celebrations going on throughout France, Josselin is no exception and holds a Medieval Festival every 2 years, (re-enactment of medieval times) in the cobbled streets with its half timbered medieval houses, this will be happening again in 2020, it is amazing to see, where the whole town dresses up in period costume, with flame throwers, artistes, stalls, restaurants, bars, fireworks and more, a really good weekend not to be missed!
LA GACILLY (34 mins) - A very pretty town, the home of Yves Rocher (cosmetics & perfumes) where the family still live. There are fields of wild flowers around the town which are used to make perfumes in their factory, they also have a shop, spa hotel, and a vegetarian restaurant, very rare in France!
Outdoor Photo Festival (the largest in France), absolutely spectacular, focusing specifically on the environment, is held from June to end of September each year all around the town. Created in 2004 by Jacques Rocher, hundreds of large format photos are installed in the open air throughout the quaint cobbled streets. The aim of the festival is to make the public think about the future of the planet. An absolute must see!
Day Boat Hire, rent a boat in this pretty town, relax and meander through the river Aff which leads to the Nantes/Brest canal, whilst spotting a kingfisher and other wildlife by the banks!
ROCHEFORT-EN-TERRE (39 mins) - voted “prettiest village in France” in 2015. With its cobbled streets, beautiful geraniums everywhere you look, plentiful restaurants and shops. Don't miss the church with its abundance of stunning stained glass windows, amazing colours, it is a must see on your holiday agenda!
VANNES (42 mins) - a beautiful walled city, full of art and history and is without doubt one of Brittany's most attractive sights and a must visit on any trip to the Gulf of Morbihan. Wander around the well preserved medieval streets, don't miss the spectacular and large morning market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, before taking lunch from the numerous restaurants overlooking the harbour side, try the famous seafood which includes oysters and mussels, then take a walk along the harbour with the hundreds of boats to look at whilst working your lunch off!
PLOERMEL (13 mins) - Although a town with lots of shops, on the outskirts Lac au Duc is a large stunning lake measuring 5.5km, with a sandy beach, lots to do here, kyaks, canoes, pedalos, water skiing, fishing, bar/restaurant, plenty of parking, fun for all the family! Adjacent to the lake is Lac au Duc Golf Club, this is a little gem in Brittany, a very popular 9 hole golf course. Take the hortensia trail alongside with 5,500 hortensias! or take all or part of the walk/cycle route around the lake, but beware this is long!
SOME LOCAL MARKETS (within an hour) .........
PONTIVY - Monday all day (38 mins)
JOSSELIN - Saturday morning (6 mins)
LA GACILLY - Saturday morning (34mins)
MALESTROIT - Thursday morning (26 mins)
VANNES - Wednesday and Saturday mornings (42 mins)
PLOERMEL - Friday morning (13 mins)