Newly renovated Avalon cottage is within walking distance (1km) to the village of Caurel. Caurel has a number of restaurants and cafe/bars and a wonderful glass making workshop and gallery where you can book a half day workshop and take home a piece of your own glass work.
Avalon cottage is only 20 minute’s walk to the Lake Guerledan, there are numerous things to do in the area and the cottage is perfectly situated for those that love lakes and watersports. There is no shortage of activities from swimming, skiing, canoeing, pedloes, fishing, horse riding, quad bike hire and for the less energetic, plenty of wonderful cafes and restaurants to watch these from!
Leading straight into the main Lounge, there is a log burning stove for cozy evenings. This makes Croft Cottage ideal for all year round lets. Electric heaters are also available and a wood burning fire (please note one basket of wood will be provided, further wood you will have to buy yourself). Sky TV which has English and French channels, the property has also a selection of DVDs and books. WiFi is currently available at the property.
The fully equipped Kitchen Diner, with breakfast bar to seat 6 guests, includes a fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, cafetière, electric kettle and cooker with gas hob and electric oven.
This leads through to the Dining Room, with table to seat 6 and utility room with washing machine. There is a ground floor shower, sink and W.C. which would allow guests in Bedroom 3 their own bathroom. Open, steep stairs, rise up to Bedroom 3 with two single beds. (Please note this would be unsuitable for young children and people who have trouble walking up and down steep stairs). From the main lounge, open stairs lead up to the mezzanine floor. Bedroom 1 with double bed, new shower, sink and W.C. en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed and bath/shower sink and W.C. en-suite.
Outside: Parking is available at the end of the drive to the right of the house. There is a shared small stone patio outside the front door to relax in, or the raised paved area to the left of the house with a stone BBQ.
At the back of the cottage there is an extensive lawned and wooded area which can be used for leisure, sports/games equipment is available.
Please note: This area incorporates a large fish pond, therefore you are respectfully reminded to supervise young children at all times.
Well behaved dogs, please enquire at time of booking, are welcome as long as they are kept on leads in the outside public areas. We ask that you do not allow your dog to go on furniture or beds and that you clear up any “dog mess” in the garden. We are able to help with making a Vets appointment for your return journey to comply with animal travel regulations.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price but please bring your own beach towels.
A "Welcome Basket" is provided for you to include some basic food supplies.There will be a folder with all the local places of beauty and interest to make the most of your break, and instructions accompanying the appliances.
A 20% discount is offered on Brittany Ferries crossings.
Avalon cottage is surrounded by woodland walks, 10 mins walk to 3 good restaurant/bars in Caurel and 10 minutes walk to the Lake Guerledan with all its attractions such as kayaking, swimming, boat rides and lots of water sport activities. Prefect place for a holiday!
The nearby Nantes-Brest canal offers miles of walking or cycling.
Not far from the cottage is picturesque Bon Repos. The Abbey, situated at the side of canalis worth a visit. Every Sunday from May to October there is an artisan's market here. Also a couple of bars and a creperie. Each August, for two weeks, a spectacular "Son et Lumiere" is performed after dark. This is not to be missed!
Pontivy, about 25 minutes drive away, is a beautiful market town. A market is held each Monday, throughout the year. There is also a chateau in the town and numerous eating and drinking places. Also three large supermarkets.
Just under an hour from the cottage is the medieval town of Josselin. With its stunning, perfectly preserved chateau, this lovely town is a must for visiting!
|Address: La Villeneuve, Caurel|
|Zip/Postal Code: 22530|
| Latitude/Longitude: 48.2161029 / -3.038546999999994|
|Nearest airport||Rennes St Jacques||116 km|
|Nearest bar / pub||Caurel||1 km|
|Nearest beach||Lake Guerledan||1 km|
|Nearest boulangerie||Caurel||1 km|
|Nearest canal||Nantes Brest||10 km|
|Nearest doctor||Caurel||1 km|
|Nearest ferry port||Roscoff||125 km|
|Nearest market||Pontivy||20 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Caurel||1 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Intermarche||5 km|
|Nearest train station||Saint Brieuc||48 km|
Brittany is easily accessible from the UK via several Ferry Ports and is also served by flights from the UK to 4 French airports.
Brittany offers a wealth of varied landscapes - beautiful sandy beaches, deep forests and medieval towns, easily accessible from Avalon's central situation.
From spectacular beaches with rugged coastlines to vast sandy expanses, to peaceful woods and forests and the famous Nantes-Brest Canal, Brittany has all the makings of a perfect holiday.
The cuisine in the area includes crepes and galettes and of course the seafood! Mussels and oysters are available throughout the region, particularly in the summer months. Cider is produced here and local varieties are available in all supermarkets and restaurants.
During the summer numerous villages and town celebrate the "Pardon" which is predominantly a religious thanksgiving but is always followed by a celebratory meal (with a drink or two!) and Breton dancing.