Spacious and comfortable farmhouse gite to sleep up to 6 in 3 Bedrooms, offering Rural Peace and Tranquility a short distance from Lake Guerledan
Helen and Carl
- English, French, German
About Helen and Carl
Helen and Carl lived in South Devon for many years before moving to Brittany in 2012. We have worked together in the Tourist Industry for many years and we love welcoming guests and sharing this beautiful place with them. We are both musicians and enjoy taking part in local events and festivals. Our love of music has been very helpful in our integration with the local communities.
Helen and Carl purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Helen and Carl chose Saint-Mayeux
We fell in love with this beautiful Breton Longere at first sight. We have been visiting Brittany for many years - often 2 or 3 times a year. We moved here in April 2012 and we now live here in beautiful Brittany full time. The 200 year old farmhouse with stone longere set in 2/3 acre of beautiful gardens simply entranced us. It is just 10 minutes walk from the pretty little Breton village of St Mayeux, yet there is virtually no passing traffic and most days the only sounds are the birds and bees. Perhaps the most beautiful feature is the attractive enclosed garden. The rural location is so peaceful and at night-time we have no light pollution so the stars are wonderful to see. Situated in the centre of Brittany we are ideally placed for visiting the many splendours of this wonderful region of France. The stunning Lac de Guerledan is just 10 minutes away for sailing, cycling and walking or just relaxing on one of the three sandy beaches.
What makes this Cottage unique
Rural, peaceful location with stunning countryside views. Spacious and comfortable accommodation, fully equipped to a high standard. The wonderful garden is a joy to relax in. It is a mature garden with many trees and shrubs. There is a sunny terrace and plenty of trees to sit in the shade of whilst enjoying a glass of wine or beer. Plenty of tables and chairs provide the perfect setting for eating al fresco in the long summer evenings.
Smoking permitted in the garden
Pets welcome on request
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
All Guests are expected to observe quiet hours between 10.00pm and 9.00am
The property must be left in a clean and tidy condition otherwise extra charges may apply.
Any breakages should be reported. We don't charge for small items such as drinking glasses, but we do need to know to replace the item.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice place, call, automatic.
Peace & quiet
We stayed 8 nights in one of the gites whcih had everthing you needed for our stay, very comfortable and clean. Karl & Helen were very friendly and very helpful. The peace and quiet in the lovely garden could not be beaten. We are hoping to go back another year.Our sister and husband stayed on the campsite and were very pleased with everthing. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to possibly seeing you again sometime soon.
We stayed in August with our toddler daughter. The gite was very clean and spacious with even a dishwasher which was welcome as who wants to wash up on holiday? Carl and Helen were away when we stayed but we were very well looked after by Kevin and Lisa who were a lovely friendly couple. The gardens were great for our little one (3.5) to run around in while we sat at the table outside and watched. Le Boterff is out of the way in a very quiet setting but close enough to places of interest such as Carnac and Josselin. We would definitely stay again if we visited the area.
Thank you for your comments, were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back again anytime you are visiting this area.
Comfortable,spacious and well equipped.
We needed a base from which to follow stages of the Tour de France and Le Boterff ticked all boxes. The gite was spacious,comfortable and well equipped( the chilled cider ,made by the owners, in the fridge was a welcoming touch and quickly drunk)Carl,Helen,Kevin and Lisa were warm and helpful and we felt very much at home. The Breton setting was beautiful and the property and its facilities ensured an excellent stay.No hesitation in recommending this location.
Friendly and peaceful
This is our second visit to Le Boterff, which tells you that we are satisfied customers. Last year we stayed bed-and-breakfast, in the main farmhouse, but, having acquainted ourselves with the area, this time we decided to opt for a gite. We found the beamed barn conversion clean, spacious, and well equipped – a real home from home! It was a lovely surprise to find milk, and a cake waiting for us, along with tea and coffee. (Apparently, these are included, for anyone staying for over three nights) Although there were only two of us, it was clear that, even at its full capacity , there would be plenty of room for everyone. The wooden staircase is possibly a little steep for someone with serious mobility problems, but gave us (fifty-something and not athletic!) no problems at all. There is a radio/CD player, and, if your French is not great, the TV has the main British freeview channels. The free wifi worked well, on my mobile phone. The British owners, Carl, Helen, Kevin and Lisa are marvellous hosts, and, even though there is a small charge, we would suggest that you breakfast, at the farmhouse, at least once, as these guys are a friendly, invaluable source of local knowledge. A short walk from the sleepy town of Saint Mayeux, in the depths of the unspoilt Breton countryside (Deer can sometimes be seen roaming in the adjacent fields), Le Boterff is well placed to drive to either the north or south coast, as well as lovely towns like Dinan and Josselin. It’s so tranquil, though, you might find yourself not wanting to venture far. We’ll be back!
Thank you for your kind comments, and for returning to our property a second time. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We always try to do all we can to help guests to make the most of their visit to this very beautiful part of France. There is so much to see and do there never seems to be enough time to fit it into one visit! We certainly hope to welcome back in the future.
Séjour à Saint Mayeux
Logement correctement équipé, extérieur agréable.
Mauvaise réception TV et la WiFi.
Merci pour vos commentaires. Vous n'avez signalé aucun problème avec la télévision ou le wifi, Si vous nous l'aviez informé, nous aurions examiné le problème et réinitialisé l'équipement, sans aucun délai et avec plaisir.
Lac de Guerledan is only 10 mins drive away with 3 safe sandy beaches, boating, water-sports and pleasure craft (in summer months). There are several other smaller lakes nearby, ideal for fishing, swimming, boating or relaxing.All sea coasts are easily accessible from Le Boterff. The north coast at Binic or Le Val André can be reached in approximately 40 minutes. The south coast at Guidel Plage, Vannes, the Gulf of Morbihan and the Pink Granite Coasts are just over an hour away and the far west coast of Finistère can be reached in 1.5 - 2 hours.
20% Discount off Brittany Ferries fares available when you book with us.
Ferries - St Malo 76 miles, Roscoff 78 miles, Caen 175 miles, Cherbourg 195 miles.
Airports - Brest 82 miles, Rennes 73 miles, Dinard 69 miles, Nantes 122 miles.
Car is essential.
St Mayeux (Shop / Bar / Post Office) - 1km
Mur de Bretagne (Shops, Supermarket, Cafes, Restaurants, Bank, Post Office) - 6km
Pontivy (20 Mins) - Attractive Medieval town - full range of large supermarkets and shops, market, Chateau, river, Nantes-Brest Canal.
Fabulous beaches and coastlines to the south, north and west reached in less than 1 hour.
Dinan (1 hour) - superb medieval town.
Moncontour (40 Mins) - World Heritage Medieval village.
Josselin (40 Mins) - Chateau and lovely town
There is so much to do in the area with the stunning Lac de Guerledan only 10 minutes drive away and only 15 minutes to the Abbey at Bon Repos. Chateaux, pretty villages and Medieval walled towns of historic and cultural interest, such as Pontivy, Josselin, Quintin, St Brieuc and Quimper are all within easy reach. Many towns have traditional French / Breton markets.
There is a post office, small supermarket (fresh bread daily) and bar in St Mayeux. There is a range of Cafés, Bars, Restaurants, Bistros all within easy reach where you can sample anything from a coffee or glass of wine at a street café to local Breton specialities such as seafood, crepes and cider, or the full Gourmet experience at Michelin starred restaurants.
The small town of Mur de Bretagne (6kms) has a Bank, Post Office, 2 Pharmacies, 2 Boulangeries, Cafés, Restaurants, Supermarket and Petrol Station.
This is a superb area for cycling and walking with many dedicated paths and very quiet country roads. They range from very easy (along the Canal) to challenging (Part of the route of the Tour de France is very close by).
The fantastic Breton coastlines to the north, south and west are easily reached on good roads. The nearest coastal beach is at Binic, about 45 minutes away. The nearest lakeside beaches are at Lake Guerledan and Lake Bosmeleac - 10 - 20 minutes away.