Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Martin & Esther Selway
About Martin & Esther Selway
La Ville au Tady is owned by Martin, Esther, Beth & Meg and we live in the UK. After many happy summer holidays in France, we decided to buy our own holiday cottage in Brittany. After many months of property hunting, we discovered a traditional longère in the countryside and fell in love with it. We feel very lucky to own such a beautiful old house, and invite you to share it when we are not holidaying there ourselves. We believe there is an ethical dimension to owning a second home, so we price our weeks reasonably and aim to have the cottage occupied for most of the year. In this way we can help contribute to the local economy by employing our cleaner and gardener, and help generate income for local businesses. We encourage you to use the local village stores whenever possible. We would prefer to reduce our prices for late availability rather than remain empty, so provide a 25% discount for arrivals within 30 days.
Martin & Esther Selway purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Martin & Esther Selway chose Guégon
Our cottage has been used as a holiday home for many years, and so presents a fairly unique opportunity to stay in a traditional longère that retains many of its original features. The exterior of the longère is much the same as when it was built in 1868. It is a traditional farm house of the region, and the internal renovations have preserved the character with exposed beams and fireplace hearth consisting of a massive granite stone. The cottage is located in a quiet rural hamlet of four properties, and yet is just five minutes from the local village with boulangerie, village store, and bars. We are ten minutes from Josselin, one of the best small towns in Brittany.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is our holiday home, and it is furnished and equipped with all the homely touches that will make it feel like you are a guest staying in a friends house, rather than a paying customer in a commercial holiday property. We invite you to share our books, our games, and our bikes. When we holiday at La Ville au Tady we love doing so many different things! These are some of our favourites - countryside walks; swimming in the nearby open air pool or lake; cycling along the quiet country lanes; shopping for fresh local produce at Josselin market; picnic lunches in the sunny garden; exploring local towns and villages; meals out at one of the many good restaurants in Josselin; trips to the beach; or else just relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book in the garden.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
We had a lovely week in this Gite. It’s in a very peaceful location, was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed riding the bicycles around the quiet lanes and playing badminton in the amazing garden. We visited nearby Josselin with its beautiful Château and on the Friday evening we ate in one of the restaurants while being entertained with traditional Brittany music and dancing in the town square. A lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you so much.
4 days in June
What a wonderful away from it all property, exactly what we needed. Unfortunately we were there for just four days, could have stayed for the whole of the summer.
Property is very well equipped and very comfortable. The garden wonderful to explore. Particularly liked the use of bicycles, perfect for use along the canal.
Weather wasn’t brilliant but had a fantastic thunder storm on the first evening.
Not knowing the area it was the perfect place to be able to explore, of which we did, making us want to return and explore some more.
Many thanks Martin.
Charming Breton cottage with all the facilities that you would want. Great location, wildlife
Enjoyed our week there immensely. Cycling along Nantes Brest canal, day at Quiberob all great. Countryside beautiful.
In the past 10 years, we have stayed at more than 30 properties throughout France, always for a week or longer. In all that time, we have rarely come upon a property as quaint as La Ville au Tady, and we have never dealt with owners as organised and accommodating as Martin and Esther.
Their website is complete, their responses are prompt and instructions are comprehensive.
La Ville au Tady is fully equipped; it is quietly remote, yet 10 minutes from two hypermarkets; and perfectly placed for day trips across Brittany.
We spent autumn nights in front of the fire, and sunny autumn days riding the (supplied) bikes along the magnificent stretches of the canal between Josselin and Saint-Vincent-sur-Oust.
We happily recommend La Ville au Tady, and the Selways, to all.
Great to Unwind
Fantastic! Its been a wonderful week, and such a shame to have to come home & work.
I really have to say I was so very impressed by the cottage. I have never seen a rental so very well equipped. I think the owners have thought of everything. We never wanted for anything. Its a credit to them.
A car is essential but the location was ideal, only a few miles from town and yet all around was green countryside. The information pack provided was full and comprehensive. There is so much to do, so many places to see and visit, its almost impossible to get around them all in the brief holiday time.
We were blessed with some wonderful weather. Our friends who travelled with us have never experienced such tranquillity and practicality. All in all the week has been a present to us all.
There are many interesting small villages and larger towns in the region, and certainly more than you could explore in a two week holiday. Auray is a lovely old town with lots of shops and restaurants, an old port and an excellent Sunday market. Vannes is a large town on the edge of the Gulf of Morbihan with an old quarter bustling with good restaurants and small shops. Excellent markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a famous jazz festival in July. Carnac has excellent beaches but is also world famous for being an ancient and historic place with over 3,000 prehistoric megalithic stones. There is comprehensive information on places to visit and suggestions for activities on our personal web site.