La Camille is a modern house ideally situated in the attractive Vieux Port area of La Roche Bernard, famed for its marina on the Vilaine river, and its old artisanal quarter. The ground floor comprises a large lounge, open plan to dining area and modern kitchen, a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. The integral garage incorporates a utility area. The first floor has three good sized bedrooms, 1 double, 1 large twin/upper lounge and 1 single, together with a fully tiled shower room. The property has an enclosed south facing lawned garden, patio and sun canopy. The beautifully furnished interior has every modern facility. Amenities including restaurants, cafes, and all commerces are within a few minutes walk. Wonderful beaches, coastal walks and interesting towns such as La Baule, with its fabulous promenade, medieval walled Guerande and picturesque Rochefort en Terre are a short drive away. A little further afield you can find the attractive cities of Nantes, Rennes & Vannes.
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- Min. Stay7 nights
South Brittany, Morbihan, a beautiful house in a picturesque old town. - La Maison Camille at the end of a quiet Cul-de-sac, close to marina and riverside restaurants
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Sep 2018
About Mike, Sylvia
Over the years the extended Hodgins family has enjoyed holidays in many parts of France. Under the influence of the older generation who loved all things French, together we travelled widely throughout the country. We first came across sunny South Brittany and the Morbihan Coast and islands about 15 years ago. With a fairly young family and French speaking mum-in-law we spent a memorable few days on a pretty campsite by the river Vilaine en route back home via Cherbourg. Many things struck us about the area, not least the friendly nature of the people we encountered. The towns, beaches and landscape grew on us and somehow or other we would visit it for a few days on almost every subsequent holiday. When the family decided to invest in a property in France some years ago there wasn't really a decision to be made - ‘Morbihan’ had won our hearts!
Why Mike, Sylvia chose La Roche-Bernard
What was it that appealed to us about the place? Well we loved what we knew of the town, we loved what we knew of the surrounding area, the climate – this corner of Brittany enjoys a very pleasant micro climate –was delightful coming as we do from cooler more northern climes and we felt at one with 'la vie quotidienne'. We wanted to spend some more time here so it really just was a question of finding a property in the right location. In ‘La Camille’ we are satisfied that we have done that. It is in a quiet, end of cul-de-sac situation in a small development of similar houses just minutes away on foot from all the amenities of the town. With this property you may use free Wifi.
What makes this House unique
Many holiday properties lay claim to being 'conveniently located' but really the phrase was coined to describe La Camille. A wealth of restaurants to suit all tastes and sizes of pocket lie within a ten minute stroll, likewise cafes and bars where you can sit and chat, sit and watch the world go by, or be treated to sometimes delightful, sometimes quirky live entertainment indoors or out. All sorts of cultural, artistic and leisure activities go on in the town. For us the essence of a good holiday involves comfortable accommodation, good dining, good company, an affinity with the area and its people and the pleasures of new attractions and experiences. This corner of France provides all of that and more.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A great house in a lovely town
A really lovely, well equipped house. Sylvia and Mike were very kind and helpful. The welcome pack was most generous. Everything was in walking distance. A great house to stay in when visiting the Morbihan region of Brittany.
Ideal location short walk from town and port
Although the weather was mixed we had a lovely holiday at this comfortable little property. The house is perfectly situated, tucked away at the and of a cul-de-sac, a very short walk from the pretty port and just a few minutes from the town. A very generous welcome pack awaited us and the property is equipped with just about everything you are likely to need.
There are many local attractions and we particularly enjoyed walking along some of the region's beautiful coastline and visiting the Parc de Briere. La Roche Bernard has a lovely weekly market and some excellent eateries, particularly Les Deux Magots.
Sylvia was very helpful provided us with all the information we needed as well as being contactable during the holiday to answer any queries.
Graham & Diana
Excellent family stay
We stayed with our 5 year old daughter and two friends at the end of August, a late booking which Sylvia dealt with promptly. She was able to accommodate our Saturday to the following Sunday stay, which meant some of the party could take a more convenient flight home from Nantes, less than an hour away.
La Roche Bernard turned out to be an excellent place to visit and La Camille an excellent place to stay. The house is very well equipped, well cared for and in a very quiet location, with the river, marina and good cafes/restaurants a few minutes walk away. A ten minute walk through a very pretty park takes you into the centre of town, with shops, small supermarket and lovely buildings around the square and artisan quarter. We spent days both locally and further afield, finding plenty to see and do - the coast, salt pans and the chocolate box beauty of Rochefort en Terre. A great break and a highly recommended place to stay - thank you. And if any future visitors find a cherry tree growing in the garden, that's from the pip our daughter carefully planted - please water it!
A great August holiday
We flew from the UK to Nantes airport and then a very straightforward drive to La Roche Bernard in under an hour.
The house itself if situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The few neighbours we came across were very polite and always said hello. La Camille is instantly recognised by the beautiful flowers pots surrounding the front of the property.
The interior is spotlessly clean and has every possible provision you could need. The welcome hamper was extremely generous and the house is decorated and furnished very carefully to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There is a large selection of dvds and paperbacks for night's in.
The back garden although not huge is perfect and large enough for sun loungers, barbecues and some garden games. A real sun trap.
The river is literally a minute's walk away as are the restaurants and bars along the front. We enjoyed meals out or an early evening drink in the sun whilst watching the boats. Five to ten minutes in the opposite direction takes you into the main town which is great to stroll around, has a few shops, bars, restaurants and an artisan quarter.
We visited with two children aged 6 and 9 and the four of us enjoyed a great week. Communication with the owner was quick and efficient and every question answered. We would highly recommend to anyone.
Home from Home
Stayed here last year and hoping to return soon. The house itself is very comfortable and has everything needed to make it a home from home. The location is great. A short stroll in the morning for the all important fresh bread and again in the afternoon for a relaxing coffee and walk through the old town. BBQ at the house or visit a different restaurant or bar nearby each evening for food and drink. Lots of interesting places to explore nearby when you want to get out and about.
Nice house in good location. Good size living room and bedrooms with lovely garden. Right in the middle of things - not a long walk for anything really. Enjoyed!
La Camille is ideally placed for those who want to spend time at the coast. Beautiful sandy beaches and some sectacular walking country are accessible within a short car journey. Amongst those that we can recommend are Penestin (15mins), Quimiac & Damgan (25mins) and chic La Baule (30mins). Convenient free parking exists adjacent to each location. Delightful Piriac sur Mer with its beaches is also well worth a visit. The coastal walk (c. 90 mins) from Quimiac to Piriac is a must!
La Roche Bernard is accessible from Nantes, Rennes, Brest and Dinard airports. Nantes airport is a 40 minute drive from the town, while Rennes airport can be reached in around one hour. Journey time from Brest or Dinard airport is a little over 2 hours. Several ports including Cherbourg, Roscoff, St Malo and Caen provide easy access by car. St Malo is the closest port, the journey time being around 2 hours 15 minutes, while Cherbourg requires just an extra hour on the excellent road system.
There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit within a short drive of La Roche Bernard. Amongst these are La Baule, the walled cite of Guerande, picturesque seaside villages of Piriac-sur-mer and La Turballe, the chateau at Rochefort-en-Terre, the Yves Rocher eco village at La Gacilly, as well as the splendid beaches at Penestin, Quimiac and Damgan. All of these lie within a 30 minute drive. The real jewel in the area is the Golfe de Morbihan, accessible by boat for day trips.
La Roche Bernard has a full range of commerces from artisans workshops to speciality shops, to charming bars and restaurants and local supermarkets. All are within walking distance of La Camille.
The not to be missed weekly market which caters for every need comes to town each Thursday morning when there is a really convivial atmosphere and the cafes are thronged with residents and visitors alike.
Suggestions for eating out include Italian style La Casa with its riverfront terrace, les Copains d'a Bord, floating restaurant located in the Vieux Port, Le Sarah B providing cafe style food in an unique, friendly, rustic setting often with live music, l'Auberge Bretonne, a magnificent restaurant boasting a Michelin star and le Panoramique with its spectacular vista across the river and excellent chargrilled dishes.
The town itself has an interesting history that can be traced on foot by following a mapped out trail. Information panels detail significant evnts in the development of the town.
The Vieux Port and marina area is a hive of activity throughout the summer with magnificent craft, ancient and modern, coming and going. All this in the lea of the grand rock which towers over the river bank, an ancient vantage point guarded by a canon!
La Roche Bernard is a haven for those who enjoy boating. As well as the marinas creating interest for onlookers, a sailing school - Ecole Francaise de Voile - is located a few minutes walk from La Camille. Tuition classes for all ages are available at affordable prices, while canoes, kayaks and motor boats can be hired for use on the river.
Sightseeing boat trips and restaurant cruises on the Vilaine between La Roche Bernard and Arzal towards the mouth of the river depart from the riverfront on Les Vedettes Jaunes.
In and around the town there are many opportunities for walking. Local walks are signposted and mapped. Moving towards the coast cliff top and coastal walks provide amazing scenery and the freshest of air.
BOOKING NOTES To book, follow the link to us on the Owners Direct web-site. We offer you a direct and personal service to provide all the information you may need. The house will be ready at 3.00pm. On departure day it should be vacated by 11am. A 25% deposit is payable to confirm booking, the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation up to 60 days prior to arrival 100% of balance will be refunded. Cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival 50% of balance will be refunded. For cancellation closer to time of arrival - a refund will usually only be possible where a replacement booking is secured. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required. Laundry hire on request (bed linen, bathroom towels,) - £15 per person. Please bring your own beach towels! Property cleaning can be arranged on departure if required or if necessary and at an additional cost. CHANGEOVER DAY Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, however during mid and low season we can be flexible about changeover day. SPECIAL OFFER We like to offer a discount on a booking of two or more weeks.