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Les Papillons

Les Papillons, your holiday home in peaceful Brittany
1 of 31Les Papillons, your holiday home in peaceful Brittany
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Le Faouet, Morbihan, Brittany
Charming stone-built, Breton farmhouse situated in heart of beautiful, tranquil Brittany countryside. Vine-covered thick granite walls make it cool in summer, cosy in winter with its cast iron log-burning stove. The farmhouse has a large gravelled drive, ideal for long summer evenings of Boules and barbecues. The property stands in its own estate of 9 acres with lawns and drifts of summer annual flowers immediately surrounding it. Over the private lane is a meadow, which in turn leads to a woodland glade and trail down to our own private lake with rowing boat. The lake has a small jetty for diving and swimming and we regularly stock it with rainbow trout. Day tickets are available to fish the lake.
There are scores of wonderful trees for climbing and the woods near the lake offer great den-building opportunities.
We grow our own vegetab...
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Listing #HL6408998
About the Owner
James E
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
We live on-site in a completely separate farmhouse with our family and two friendly dogs. We will usually be here ourselves to welcome guests and be on-hand to offer any assistance that may be necessary but we also completely respect our guests' privacy and will be guided by your needs. If we are away, we will leave the property in the hands of trusted managers (friends!) who will be here to welcome you and assist you. Guests are welcome to roam anywhere they please within the grounds, but the garden immediately around the gite will be entirely for your use only.
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is the quintessential French experience, with the added bonus of English owners. Whilst our privacy was always respected, waking up to fresh vegetables on our doorstep was a real treat. Our two daughters loved playing in the meadow and swimming in the lake. The...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Surrounded by drifts of wild flowers and set in glorious woodlands and countryside, Les Papillons is a delightful gite owned and lovingly cared for by a most charming 'English family Robinson'. As a family of four with two teenage boys we have spent several tranquil...More

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james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words...it's always a pleasure to see you and your family here and you're all welcome to return any time. And thank you, as always, for leaving the gite so spotless when you left! See you soon I hope.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lovely, comfortable house in a quiet setting. It made a great base for exploring the area - despite the rainy weather, we really enjoyed trips to Vannes and Josselin, and had a nice lunch at Le Thon qui Rit in Le Faouet. The owners were...More

Thank Rachel K
james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for that lovely review...it really does help! And thank you for leaving the gite so tidy when you left. I hope you all had a good Easter and that your second week in Carhaix went well. Do come again!...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Small to medium sized house-trained dogs welcome
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Crib
    4 Twins
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$277 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
We are in the heart of the Brittany countryside where there is no light pollution. On a clear, moonless night the stars are as bright and pin-sharp as you'll find anywhere and the Milky Way really lives up to its name. Apart from the occasional tractor you won't hear any traffic noise and at night all you will hear are owls. We are keen gardeners and each year we plant swathes of Summer annuals which are both beautiful to look at and a major attraction for bees, butterflies and other insects. There are scores of walking routes nearby, and Lac du Bel Air is just a short walk away, offering fishing, sailing, pedaloes and swimming off its sandy beach with its own cafe and bar.The roads are very quiet and ideal for relaxing cycle rides.
Getting around
You will need your own car here, but the roads are incredibly quiet and you will rarely, if ever, be stuck in traffic!
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Lorient, Lann Bihoue: 46.0 km
Railway: Lorient: 38.0 km
Ferry: Roscoff: 110.0 km
Guests arriving from England have a choice of ferry routes with Brittany Ferries: Plymouth to Roscoff, Poole to Cherbourg, Portsmouth to St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg or Le Havre. Les Papillons is 1hr 30 from Roscoff, 2hrs from St Malo and 3hrs.45 from Caen.
NB If you use Brittany Ferries, be sure to ask us for a discount code which will allow you a reduction of up to 10% on your ticket price.

If you are flying and renting a car, the airports serving this region are, in order of proximity, nearest first: Lorient (45mins), Rennes (1hr 45), Dinard (2hrs) and Nantes (2hrs 30).

TGV routes from Paris run to Lorient
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 42.0 km.
Nearby cities
Brittany Gites (4,736)
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