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24 avril 2018 2 24 /04 /avril /2018 19:42

Quick presentation of our new holiday home in Brittany, at KERBORS, in the department of COTES d'ARMOR. It will be your favourite holiday rental !

UP TO SIX PEOPLE

A little bit of history ... not a common story ! 

When we bought this house, we were told by the estate agent that it was like a semaphore or lighthouse, with wide views over the estuary of the Jaudy and the sea . He was not lying and we couldn't help falling in love with the place ! Also it is very quiet, and we like it when it's quiet ..

In fact, we had just seen and signed for  a FIRST house 17 km away ... but when we saw this one by the sea with its exceptional views , we couldn't help buying this one too ! The prices were very different of course, the value of the one by the sea  much higher because of this beautiful situation ... So after a quick return to our place in Tours to see what our banks could suggest ... and finally we bought both houses, as choosing only one was just impossible ! The one NOT by the sea became our secondary home for 14 years ... and was rented to tourists too, it helped pay for the cost of buying two houses!  

On the other hand  buying "Le Sémaphore" meant a huge mortgage and so the house   was rented on a yearly basis (loan  interests can then be deduced ) ;but  what a shame it was not being able to benefit from it, only exceptionnally, between two tenants, which rarely happened  ! 

So when the latest tenant said he was going to leave early 2016, we were delighted, this was the right time for us to get it back ! We decided to keep it for ourselves, also to promote  it as a holiday home ... we were sure it would become quickly very popular with tourists looking for a beautiful place to stay !

We started refurbishing it, and we thought it would  be ready for mid-June 2016, but of course it wasn't ... We worked really hard till the last minute, for the first guests in August! 

As it is also our  secondary home, it had to be  nice and well-equipped, we like our comfort and nice things!

A short description now ? well, the pictures will tell you a lot too ... 

Some work is still in progress in 2017 and 2018, mainly outside , with new projects ...

Rough description

ON THE GROUND FLOOR:

-lobby +laundry : VERY USEFUL ! 

- large living-room : with the sitting room on one side, the dining room on the other, with a huge window in front of the sofa and armchairs plus another one opposite the dining table 

- small kitchen ( brand-new fitted kitchen and devices) : dishwasher, fridge, oven with freezer, microwave ,  oven ( pyrolise, cold door ), gas cooker

- one bedroom downstairs, double bed ( 160 cm wide, two 80cm mattresses)

- the bathroom brand new shower ( cabin) and wash basin

- separate brand new toilet

FIRST FLOOR :

-one bedroom upstairs with two single beds that can be put next to each other, or not !

_ the landing with a convertible sofa AND NEW TOILET CREATED!

-internet wifi access and telephone ( not for mobile numbers) 

-TV ( 80 cm wide) , satelitte TV

GARDEN : garden furniture , BBQ , on a ground os 1000m² , lawn, hedge, gravel where the cars are parked, garden hut

April 2018 : A new terrace with wind shields ! 

LINKS TO OTHER ARTICLES : 

- some  pictures and the refurbishing of this house : HERE

- photos only of the views from outside/inside, sunsets : HERE

IN FRENCH : 

-Le DESCRIPTIF complet du gîte et la carte le situant 

-Les DISPONIBILITES de la location en bord de mer  " Le Sémaphore" ( AVAILABILITIES)

CONTACT us for prices and availabilities ; Please send an email at gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

Our former house 17 kms away is still visible  on the blog, there are many articles about the area, plus the visitor's book  etc : description in English of the first house 

 

SITUATION OF "LE SEMAPHORE", your holiday rental In BRITTANY if you wish ! 

- By the sea, overlooking the estuary of the river Jaudy  with its islands, and the ex-house of the Artist CALDER, with a  beach at the bottom of the hill, about 250 meters away 

- 1 km from the village of KERBORS : Restaurant/Bar/ grocery ( fresh bread and croissants !) 

- 3 kms from PLEUBIAN, nice village center, lovely church , bakery , chemist's, supermarket ...

- 5 kms from Treguier, labelled " petite cité de caractère" , a small town with a very rich architectural patrimony, a beautiful famous cathedral, lovely  streets paved with cobblestoines, a sailing and commercial harbour , and of course several hypermarkets 

- the beauty of the area is well-known, some places like the Island of Brehat and the Pink Granite coast, or cities like Saint Malo, Paimpol,  are known worldwide, yet the whole of the area is nice, and you can easily avoid crowds ! The "Côtes d'Armor" department is nice EVERYWHERE ( particularly the coast of course ) believe me ! 

our holiday rental in Kerbors , by the sea, amazing views

a few photos  from the album  ...
a few photos  from the album  ...a few photos  from the album  ...

a few photos from the album ...

 OUR OTHER OFFERS FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS  IN FRANCE 

our house in Aveyron, in the south of France ( Midi-Pyrénées region)  , "Robin Hood's House" in English it is : here


 

 

 

 

accomdation in Tours for two, ground floorTOURS , in the Loire Valley : the best place to visit the castles . Our typical house ( from 16th century), with a terrace benefits from an excellent situation next to the centre and by the Loire river. First flat for two people on the ground floor, small  but nicely equipped . 

Information about the two flats : here 

 

 

House to rent in Tours, in the Loire valley :The first and second floor offer plenty of space and various sleeping possibilities, recently refurbished,  up to 6 people . you can benefit from the yard, with your own garden furniture. Nice decoration , beams etc.

Information about the two flats : here 

 

 

former house sold in 2017Our former house in Brittany : sold in 2016, no more available ! here 

 

 

Articles abour our trips in France and abroad : sorry, not in English! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everybody knows it, the Loire Valley in the area of Tours is wonderful, and you will definitely enjoy it . Whether you love visiting castles, tasting wines and good food, walking/cycling along rivers and particularly the Loire river, enjoy night life in a busy and touristic place, or just discovering new places like troglodytes, a trip to the Loire Valley is an enchanting MUST ! 

 

Please come and stay in one of our two flats, and we will help you choose the best routes and places. We like helping English-speaking people who struggle with French and sometimes miss opportunities ! 

We have two flats at the same address, next to the center of Tours, but in a very quiet area, and with a yard to enjoy your glass of local wine at the end of your day . Share with your neighbours ! ( the yard is common to the two rental places and also to few locals) .

Enjoy a typical charming home dating back to the middle-ages ! 

 

The smaller flat is only for two persons ( a young child sleeping in a cot is welcome) , classified Two stars, its name is : L'Ermitage

The larger flat is for one to six people, with two sleeping areas . Come with friends or family ! Classified three stars

 Its name is : L'Ermitage 2 

 

Prices vary a lot ( depending on flat, number of people,  dates, length of stay, period of the year, my own availabillity) so please ASK fme how much it would cost me, it's just an email to send to Claire at  gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com ! 

 

INFORMATION  about the two "gîtes"  : self-catering flats in Tours 

To NOTICE : we have two other magic places , houses this time to rent  in other parts of France :

  • -in Brittany ( northern part, in saint Brieuc, Paimpol, area) : self-accomodation  " Le Sémaphore "
  • in Southern France, in the Aveyron department, not far from Albi, Toulouse : " Robin Hood's house

Now, enjoy the extra photos for the large flat l'Ermitage 2, so you know everything about this flat " L'ermitage 2" in Tours  ! To be completed ... 

 

l'Ermitage 2 : large living room : includes a bed and a convertible sofa
l'Ermitage 2 : large living room : includes a bed and a convertible sofa
l'Ermitage 2 : large living room : includes a bed and a convertible sofa
l'Ermitage 2 : large living room : includes a bed and a convertible sofa

l'Ermitage 2 : large living room : includes a bed and a convertible sofa

l'Ermitage 2 :the kitchen : fitted kitchen, lovely, complete with dishwasher, oven etc
l'Ermitage 2 :the kitchen : fitted kitchen, lovely, complete with dishwasher, oven etc
l'Ermitage 2 :the kitchen : fitted kitchen, lovely, complete with dishwasher, oven etc

l'Ermitage 2 :the kitchen : fitted kitchen, lovely, complete with dishwasher, oven etc

l'Ermitage 2 : The first bathroom : sorry, no good pictures ! but nice little bathroom and toilet !
l'Ermitage 2 : The first bathroom : sorry, no good pictures ! but nice little bathroom and toilet !
l'Ermitage 2 : The first bathroom : sorry, no good pictures ! but nice little bathroom and toilet !

l'Ermitage 2 : The first bathroom : sorry, no good pictures ! but nice little bathroom and toilet !

the bedroom on the upper floor : join the two beds if you wish !
the bedroom on the upper floor : join the two beds if you wish !
the bedroom on the upper floor : join the two beds if you wish !

the bedroom on the upper floor : join the two beds if you wish !

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Article en français et ANGLAIS ; rédigé en 2016, changements depuis , voir autres articles

ENGLISH in BLUE ! article written in 2016, multiple improvements since , see other articles

Notre maison de vacances dans les Côtes d'Armor, en Bretagne, est proposée à la location saisonnière; pour un week-end ,une escapade de quelques jours, une semaine...

Our house in the Côtes d'Armor department, in Brittany, can be yours for a week-end, a short stay, or longer holidays ... 

Faîtes défiler les photos DES VUES que vous pouvez avoir de l'intérieur et de l'extérieur, il y en a beaucoup, prises de jour ou de nuit ... comme je vous l'ai déjà dit, c'est un vrai sémaphore ! Vues vers la mer, vues vers l'estuaire ...Puis photos de la maison et du jardin , puis de l'évolution des TRAVAUX de 2016 !

Have a look at the numerous pictures,showing views from inside or outside our place: to see whether it deserves its name "the lighthouse!"

then views of the house, and of the garden

then photos of the evolution of the house ( refurbishment in 2016 of the inside ), the work done  in 2016 

The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house
The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house

The scenery, views taken from the inside or outside of the house

La maison est rarement prise en photo, c'est une néo bretonne, entourée de son jardin . Ses atouts principaux sont ...

- sa situation en hauteur qui lui permet de bénéficier de points de vue grandioses, ce qui lui vaut son surnom de "Sémaphore" , sa terrasse à l'ouest 

- sa grande baie vitrée, car grâce à elle, même par mauvais temps, la vue reste superbe  ( qui n'a pas rêvé de voir la tempête se déchaîner, sans en subir les inconvénients ? ) 

- son jardin de bonne taille, avec une partie gravillonnée pour la voiture, une grande pelouse, des fleurs et des arbustes , et surtout une grande haie qui vous préserve une excellente intimité ( on oublie qu'il y a des voisins, seule la mer attire notre regard !)

- son calme ; et l'absence de voitures ! Située sur une petite route sans issue, qui amène à la petite plage, seuls les voisins des quelques maisons aux alentours  empruntent cet itinéraire; et même , pour aller chez nous, vous empruntez sur quelques mètres un sentier de randonnée ! ( carrossable) 

The house itself  is rarely photographied , it's what is called a "néobretonne" , meaning a house which is not made of stone entirely , but used stone for decorative elements . It's  more of less set in the middle of its ground . the original entrance was after a porch, now the porch itself is the real entrance, which is great when it's very windy . 

Its situation on a small hill grants it a superb point of view, views over the estuary and the islands, and it deserves its nickname " Le Sémaphore" ie the lighthouse ... 

- thanks to its hhuge window, you can enjoy the amazing view even on a rainy day , and a storm is worth seeing from here ! 

- you 'll like the large garden, with one part a sort of gravelled yard ideal to park your car(s) , but mainly a lawn, with flowers and trees , and a long hedge which ensures a real intimacy, ( you forget there are a few neighbours as you can't see them )

- the area is very calm ; very few cars , as only the few neighbours drive along the small road , it's a cul de sac ... ; to get to the house you even use the beginning of a track for hikers ! 

 

photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016
photos of the house and  garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016

photos of the house and garden of the gîte "le sémaphore",2003 and 2016

LA CUISINE

La cuisine verra les changements les plus complets, les anciens meubles datant des années 70. Ils étaient de qualité, en massif, construits par un menuisier, mais les tiroirs coulissants, les casseroliers, les meubles encastrés  n'existaient pas encore à l'époque ... Dommage de les détruire quand même ! Photos des travaux  avant et après !

THE KITCHEN 

The former pieces of furniture will be partly reused ... in the utility room ! 

a brand new fitted kitchen is installed ! 

the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !
the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !
the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !
the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !
the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !

the kitchen is being refurbished ! travaux en cours !

the new fitted  kitchen is almost finished ! First celebration ..on peut utiliser la cuisine !
the new fitted  kitchen is almost finished ! First celebration ..on peut utiliser la cuisine !
the new fitted  kitchen is almost finished ! First celebration ..on peut utiliser la cuisine !
the new fitted  kitchen is almost finished ! First celebration ..on peut utiliser la cuisine !

the new fitted kitchen is almost finished ! First celebration ..on peut utiliser la cuisine !

organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)
organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)
organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)
organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)
organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)
organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)

organising stuff ... though the top cupboards won't be fitted before the end of July 16 ( new windows first)

the kitchen is ready ! new window, top cupboards, dishwasher, hard work at the last minute before the end of July 2016!
the kitchen is ready ! new window, top cupboards, dishwasher, hard work at the last minute before the end of July 2016!
the kitchen is ready ! new window, top cupboards, dishwasher, hard work at the last minute before the end of July 2016!
the kitchen is ready ! new window, top cupboards, dishwasher, hard work at the last minute before the end of July 2016!

the kitchen is ready ! new window, top cupboards, dishwasher, hard work at the last minute before the end of July 2016!

LA GRANDE PIECE : salon et salle à manger

Les travaux 2016 dans la grande pièce ... avant , sol en damier , murs blancs .. et la belle baie !

The LIVING ROOM :

the main room, both lounge and dining room : a great change between before and after the refurbishment !  except for the large window ! 

The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !
The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !

The main room in 2003 ... and in 2016 used to store part of the stuff and to do the painting ! The two last pictures were the last day before handing over the keys !

The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce
The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce

The lounge, refurbishment in 2016 ; floor, wall colours, furniture are different- la grande pièce

LA SALLE D'EAU

 les travaux de 2016, et après les travaux.

The BATHROOM : 

before and during the refurbishlment, then the new bathroom 

The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !
The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !
The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !
The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !
The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !
The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !

The bathroom : from old to new ... main changes ! les travaux : casser d'abord !

The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !
The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !

The new shower cabin, the new furniture and heater - beaucoup de modifs !

La CHAMBRE AU REZ-DE-CHAUSSEE

Il fallait choisir en tre un lit160 cm, qui occupe pas mal de place, et un lit de dimension normale de 140 cm. Le choix sera le lit 160. Plus trop de place, il faudra trouver des solutions de rangement ... reportées en 2017 ( du sur-mesure , fonctionnel avant tout ) 

 

THE BEDROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR

Two alternatives : a Queen-sized bed ( 160 cm) or a double bed (full size) : we had to make a decision before going back ... the choice was to have a large bed, but we didn't realize there would be so little space left in the room ! ( 2017 : shelves, mirror, mini wardrobe) 

before .... during ... and after ...
before .... during ... and after ...
before .... during ... and after ...
before .... during ... and after ...
before .... during ... and after ...

before .... during ... and after ...

La chambre à l'étage vue mer :

nouvelle décoration, le bleu et le blanc à l honneur ...mais il faudra attendre 2017 pour les détails de déco ! ( rideaux et coussins pour s'adosser par exemple  en 2017 seulement)

The bedroom on the first floor :

new decoration in white and blue shades, yet the decoration is limited in 2016, no time enough ! ( was finished in 2017) 

the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur
the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment  in  2016 - nouvelle déco au mur

the bedroom upstairs- with nice view - quick refurbishment in 2016 - nouvelle déco au mur

PREMIER ETAGE :Le palier-mezzanine

un espace à utiliser, mlême si ce n'est pas une vraie chambre, nous essaierons d'en tirer le maximum et de le rendre fonctionnel et  agréable . Avec la proximité du nouveau toilette, avec petit lavabo et eau chaude, ce coin détente se transformant en lit devra permettre d'accueillir en tout 6 personnes dans la maison. 

THE LANDING : how to transform a landing into an extra bedroom with a small bathroom-like toilet!

we tried to make the most of this space  at the top of the stairs, so that it can be used as another bedroom , making it possible to have six people sleeping in the house 

 photos done at the last minute ! from nothing to a landing-bedroom , next to a new toilet
 photos done at the last minute ! from nothing to a landing-bedroom , next to a new toilet
 photos done at the last minute ! from nothing to a landing-bedroom , next to a new toilet

photos done at the last minute ! from nothing to a landing-bedroom , next to a new toilet

2 chambres à l'étage ? Et pas de toilette ? IMPOSSIBLE ! 

ALLEZ, AU BOULOT ! Il FAUT CONSTRUIRE UN NOUVEAU WC A L'ETAGE  ! MAIS QUEL BOULOT ! 

Two bedrooms upstairs, and no toilet ? Impossible ! Let's do the job and build a new space for a new toilet, small washbasin with hot water ! 

working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !

 

working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !
working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !

working hard, even on July 14th ! building a toilet is almost like building a house : new walls, elec, plumbing, floor etc !

L'ENTREE ET LA BUANDERIE 

La buanderie permet d'avoir un évier pour laver vos légumes , préparer vos poissons, rincer vos affaires de mer ... plus des rangements  supplémentaires. En 2016, ( et après)cela a beaucoup servi à nettoyer les pots et pinceaux !

L'entrée reste  encore en béton brut fin juillet 2016, car même si les carreeaux de céramique sont achetés, difficile de les poser, vu que ... c'est l'entrée et que nous sommes trop occupés ! 

fait en 2017 ! 

-the laundry will be refurbished in order to store things, but mainly to have a sink that can be used to rinse dirty stuff, salty swimming-suits and prepare your fish, oysters, mussels , crabs !

For July 2016, it was used to wash pots and paint brushes !

- The entrance : although the flooring ( tiles) was bought in July 2016, we were not able to do that part, as we wouldn't have been able to use the entrance  ( using windows to go in and out would have been difficult !) .. this part will have to wait till our next  journey there ...

done in 2017 ! 

 

new plumbing, new heater, but reuse of old kitchen sink and some of its furniture !
new plumbing, new heater, but reuse of old kitchen sink and some of its furniture !
new plumbing, new heater, but reuse of old kitchen sink and some of its furniture !

new plumbing, new heater, but reuse of old kitchen sink and some of its furniture !

functional , cleaner, and nicer ! and new good quality washing machine ...

functional , cleaner, and nicer ! and new good quality washing machine ...

La maison en détail : descriptif

Le gîte de Kerbors : disponibilités

Tout un article sur les Photos des vues incroyables et toujours variées prises de l'extérieur ou de l'intérieur, en particulier les couchers de soleil  ! vues de la maison en bord de mer , du Sémaphore ! ICI

You want to know more about  our house by the sea? Have a look at this article about this house in Kerbors

Have a look at the availabilities

Have a look at the article with photos of the VIEWS  and SUNSETS from our house by the sea in Côtes d'Armor 

holiday house in Aveyron, south of France

NOS AUTRES GÎTES

 OUR OTHER PROPERTIES :

A 100 km environ au nord de Toulouse, 60 km de RODEZ, 43 km d'ALBI, notre MAISON de l'AVEYRON  à la frontière du Tarn et du Tarn-et-Garonne, vous ravira ! Un lieu exceptionnel , unique, magique disent certains! 

- About 100 km north of Toulouse, 60 km from RODEZ , our house in Aveyron ,up to 8 people : lovely place in the woods ! Unique setting !

disponibilités pour cette maison de l'Aveyron 

Availabilities for the house in Aveyron

Description rapide de ce gîte dans la vallée du Viaur, Aveyron 

Quick description of this house in The Viaur Valley in French 

Description of this house in Aveyron in ENGLISH 

NEW ( 2017) : we are managing another house in Aveyron , our British friends ' self-renting place for your holidays ! 

Know more about " La maison de Laurélie" NOT AVAILABLE in 2018 

Availabilities of " La maison de laurélie" 

 

location en Aveyron

 

-IN TOURS, IN THE LOIRE VALLEY ! 

A Tours, dans la vallée de la Loire 

- Tours and the Loire valley : two self-catering places at the same address, in a very old house in a historical area close to the Loire river and the city centre . Ideal to visit this interesting city and of course the Loire castles !

- the gîte de l'Ermitage number 2  : up to 6 people ( plus baby)- photo 1 below

- the gîte de l'Ermitage  : for two people (plus a baby) maximum- photo 2

Link to get more information about the two flats : SELF-CATERING ACCOMODATION in TOURS  

 

Nous avons à Tours une maison située  dans un quartier historique proche du centre et de la Loire ! Maison très ancienne avec poutres et colombages, cour , et au calme ! Elle a été divisée en deux appartements : -un grand gîte pour  1 à 6 personnes aux premier et deuxième étages. Rénové en 2016, il vous offre espace et confort dans un cadre authentique ! Classé trois étoiles 

-le descriptif de ce grand meublé à Tours appelé " l'ermitage 2

 

 

le gîte de l'ermitage pour 2 personnes au RDCle petit gîte pour deux personnes maximum est très agréable; au RDC, il vous permet de profiter de votre terrasse dans la cour commune ; rénové en 2013, bien aménagé, classé deux étoiles .

- le descriptif de ce petit meublé appelé " L'Ermitage" 

 

Availabilities for Tours : the small accomodation  // the larger accomodation ( n°2)

Disponibilités : pour le gîte de l'Ermitage // pour le gîte de l'Ermitage 2

FOR QUOTES and any other information, the best is to send me an email , prices vary a lot ! also to confirm availability ...

I generally answer within an hour or two ... except if I am abroad ...  

email : gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

 Pour demander un prix, n'hésitez pas, les tarifs varient beaucoup, et la disponibilité ne peut être actualisée non stop sur ce site ... Envoyez-moi un mail, je vous réponds très vite, sauf si je suis à l'étranger ... 

 email : gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

 

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Do you wish to rent a nice holiday place  in Tours, to visit Tours, the Loire castle and valley, to go cycling along the Loire on the "Loire à vélo" route ?

 

Whether you are looking for a short stay or a long one,  our  accomodation will certainly meet your needs.

We have two places, a small flat for two ( plus a young child ) , or a larger flat for 1 or  two persons, up to 6 people .

The first rental place is on the ground floor of a typical house dating back to the 16th century, the other one is on the first floor and second floor. Both flats are very quiet places, and you can benefit from the yard and enjoy the lively and typical  atmosphere of the area. Tours'centre is very close, just on the other side of a lovely foot/bicycle bridge over The Loire river, have a look at the map below.

 

The first flat ( L'Ermitage) has been rented for a few years now, and got a two-star rating

 the second larger flat ( l'Ermitage n°2)  was refurbished in 2016  and got its THREE Stars rating in November 2016 . 

 

 L'ermitage : the first flat on the ground floor

L'ermitage ; the photos of the first flat , ground floor

L'ermitage : availabilities / disponibilités

L'Ermitage" : why come here

 

L'ermitage n°2 , the large flat from 1 to 6 persons : description in French with many photos 

L'ermitage n°2 : all the available  photos of the rental on 2nd/3rd floor 

 L'ermitage n°2 :The layout of the new rental place, on the first floor, WITHOUT THE SECOND FLOOR !!!

L'ermitage n°2 in 2016  : photos of the work under progress !

L'Ermitage 2 : availabilities/disponibilités

PRICES AND AVAILABILITIES : PLEASE ASK, PRICES CAN VARY A LOT, as for availabilities , I can't update them on this site every day  and they tend to change a lot ! Send me an email , I always answer very fast:

gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

Please mention the accomodation you prefer ! and your dates of course ... 

The yard and the ground floor, the smaller flat entrance is the green door The yard and the ground floor, the smaller flat entrance is the green door The yard and the ground floor, the smaller flat entrance is the green door

The yard and the ground floor, the smaller flat entrance is the green door

L'Ermitage n°2 : the larger rental place , 1 to 6 people , first and second floorL'Ermitage n°2 : the larger rental place , 1 to 6 people , first and second floorL'Ermitage n°2 : the larger rental place , 1 to 6 people , first and second floor

L'Ermitage n°2 : the larger rental place , 1 to 6 people , first and second floor

LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT PLACE TO STAY IN THE LOIRE VALLEY ? WISHING TO VISIT THE CASTLES ? TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE VINEYARDS ? 

STAY AT ONE OF OUR TWO RENTALS, YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED OF THE SITUATION ! SO CLOSE TO THE CITY CENTER, TO THE RAILWAY STATION, TO THE AIRPORT, WITH FREE PARKING NEARBY  ! 

CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TWO FLATS, or FOR A LARGE GROUP , BOOK THE TWO FLATS, UP TO 8 PEOPLE ! 

 

OUR OTHER OFFERS FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE !  

NOS AUTRES LOCATIONS MEUBLEES POUR VOS VACANCES !

location Aveyron pleine natureWe have a beautiful house in a unique setting in the middle of the woods in the Aveyron department, about 100 kms north of Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrénées region, 60 km from Rodez, 43 km from Albi ...

It's Robin Hood's house or La Maison de Robin des Bois in French! up to 8 people 

Nous avons une superbe maison en Aveyron, à la frontière du Tarn et du Tarn-et-garonne : un lieu de villégiature dans un cadre de verdure rare, un lieu idéal pour vous reposer, vous ressourcer en pleine nature ! 

le descriptif rapide de ce gîte  

- l'album photos pour cette maison de l'Aveyron 

 

This is the view from our house in Brittany, in the Côtes d'Armor department ! Can you imagine seeing the sea 24 hours a day ? From the outside AND the inside , the same amazing views, changing all the time with the tide ! 

It's called The Lighthouse or  Le Sémaphore" in French! Up to 6 people

Notre maison des Côtes d'Armor vous offre des vues superbes sur l'Estuaire du Jaudy et les îles ; paysages variés au gré des marées, petite plage ... Le Sémaphore 

 

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Looking for THE ideal place to stay while you are touring the LOIRE castles ? Choose a central location, and a lively place furthermore, so you can enjoy the French way of life as well as the advantages of a touristic city !

 Stay in the city of TOURS !

at  our self-catering accomodation : L'ERMITAGE !

If you are more than two people, we can accomodate you in the other flat, at the same address, so a group up to 8 people can stay using the two flats ! 

    location Tours coin evier  Our little gite " L'ERMITAGE" is on the ground floor of a very old  house (from the middle ages) ; it will be a  perfect place for you : easy to reach by car, with a FREE car-park 1' away, OR by train (only one hour from Paris ! plus a 20' walk from the station) , OR by plane ( frequent flights from various places in England and Ireland, plus Portugal via a low-cost company, how nice !) . For ONE or TWO persons only, but a baby or infant (less than 3 years old) is OK too, we have the full equipment for him/her.

Cathedrale de Tours

From our place, after crossing the river on a very nice footbridge (bikes are allowed too) and admiring the majesty of the  Loire river (nicknamed the last wild river in Europe), you reach the city centre, the historical places (castle, cathedral, museum of art and gardens), the oldest streets featuring  a large choice of restaurants and pubs : they are all 10'away on foot ! A little further on, you will get to the shopping area, and the very famous " Place plumereau" a beautiful old square which is the meeting point of the locals,  in the old historical area.

CHA00009HDSo, after a day out, visiting one of the famous castles for examples, you will enjoy a stroll in the all-the-year-round busy city centre ( the university and its students participate in the city life), go to a pub, visit an art gallery, enjoy a nice meal ... and wines !. There is always something on in Tours in the evening! 

Lunch-breaks (or dinners) at your accomodation will be a nice moment in the warm season, as you can have a BBQ on your terrace. The yard is common to the tenants of the three houses , but  you have your own place, which doesn't mean you can't chat with the people there, a nice way to improve your French (!) and to know more about French people. gite Tours terrasse

Inside the gite, everything has been carefully studied : the furniture, the equipment, the organisation of the space. Nothing is missing ! And if you required something special, we would be delighted to take it to you, we live nearby ! 

Bus stop, bakery, butchery, grocery 1' away, next to the church ! This area of Tours called "quartier paul Bert" is a very nice small sort of village with its church, square, cafes and restaurants, and of course its shops. Worth a visit : the yards and little lanes ( very old houses everywhere !) . As you will see, most houses on one side of a very long street are built against and/or IN the cliff , so we have troglodytes there ( your accomodation is partly troglodyte but you are not aware of it ! a very nice advantage : you will never be too hot even if the temperatures are very high)

As we love having foreign visitors, we care about your needs; so you will find satellite TV, DVDS in English, touristic documentation in English. And I love speaking English !

Have a look at the photo album, at the 360°visit  ( see links below) as  pictures are better than words !

OUR PRICES : be careful, they may vary... depending on the season , school holidays or not,  bank holidays or not, and LENGTH of STAY  etc.

Please ASK because we are very flexible ! !! 

From one night to two months , everything is possible ! 

 one night only can be 35 to 50 euros, a week-end is 70 to 90 euros, a short stay from 32 euros per night, and a week from 200 to 250 euros , please ASK !

LINKS :

 please check first if it's available ! AVAILABILITIES 

CONTACTS

PHOTOS

the 3D plan of the gite

The 360 ° visit  of the rental place

Feel free to contact us for any furher information ! The owners of "L'ERMITAGE" are very proud of it and will do everything to please their guests !

A SIMILAR HOLIDAY RENTAL AT THE SAME ADDRESS BUT LARGER ! FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE ! AND IF YOU COMBINE THE TWO FLATS, UP TO 8 PEOPLE ! 

The larger flat, from November 2016, is classified 3 stars . Very comfortable, spacious, yet keeping its authenticity ( house dating back to the Middle -Ages) , this new offer for you combines modernity ( refurbished in 2016) and charm . It also benefits from the yard, you have your own garden equipment ... access to the BBQ and bikes. 2 bedrooms. 

information about the two flats  

Prices can vary a lot, please ask , send an email to : giteslesfauvettes@gmail.com, say which place you are interested in, and give your dates . 

availability of the larger flat 

The owners' other holiday homes !

- One is in the south-west of France, 120 km north of Toulouse, 40 km from Albi (Unesco heritage site), in a "département" called "Aveyron " but at the border of two other "départements" Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. You can fly from Ireland/England to Toulouse and Rodez in France with low-cost air companies, then rent a car and visit this beautiful, authentic rural area.

 Its name is Robin Hood's house ! because it's a lovely place in the middle of the woods !

So, to know everything about Robin Hood's house, click HERE :

arriere-maison-aveyron.jpg

 

- The other secondary home  that can be rented for a nice tour of this beautiful and wild part of Brittany is in the "département" Côtes d'Armor; you can get there by plane (low-cost companies from Ireland/England to Nantes, Brest etc. Or you can come by boat (Saint-Malo AND  Roscoff are the nearest ferry ports) . Up to 6 people 

It's a beautiful location, with breathtaking views of the sea, the landscape changing all the time thanks to the tide , have a look at the photos and description IN ENGLISH! 

 

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Keen on a visit to France?

 Coming to France  by train, plane, or car ?

Or CYCLING along the Loire river?

Thinking Tours is the right place to stay to visit the area called " la Touraine" which includes OF COURSE the Loire castles in the Loire valley (UNESCO heritage site) ?But also very nice gardens, the Cycling path along the LOIRE river, and so many other nice and historical places !jardins de légumes

Well, you are right ! The Touraine is a lovely area, with so much to do and to see that you will definitely leave the Touraine saying "I will come again! " 

 

So why not stay at our place ? Our furnished flat  will be a good choice but can  only accomodate two lucky people (plus a baby or young kid) : it's near everything yet calm, in a nice and friendly environment, and you will have your own terrace...gite Tours terrasse

Depending on the period of the year, you can rent it for one night, a week-end, a mid-week period, a week, a month etc! Ask us !

Better than a Bed and Breakfast, better than a hotel,  you are independant and ... it's cheaper too !

But please check first if it's available ! AVAILABILITIES 

NOT AVAILABLE ?

OR ... YOU ARE MORE THAN TWO PERSONS ?

THE SOLUTION IS  ANOTHER APARTMENT AT THE SAME ADDRESS ! Up to six people , we call it " L'ermitage 2"  

 

HOW to contact us :

 e-mail address (preferable):  les.fauvettes@laposte.net 

home number : +33 6 47 41 73 30

mobile number : +33 6 47 83 79 51

We will answer almost immediately ! 

 

FOR THE " Gîte dee l'Ermitage" , some links  

 

- a short description of our accomodation  and what you can do 

-a full description with a brief summary of what you can visit (in French!) ICI

-the prices   of the gite, although you'd better ask, prices vary a lot 

-The photo album of the rental place 

-this is an officially  classified rental place (article in French)  see  ICI

 

The owners' other holiday homes !

One is arriere-maison-aveyron.jpgin the south-west of France, 120 km north of Toulouse, 40 km from Albi (Unesco heritage site), in a "département" called "Aveyron " but at the border of two other "départements" Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. You can fly from Ireland/England to Toulouse and Rodez in France with low-cost air companies, then rent a car and visit this beautiful, authentic rural area.

 Its name is Robin Hood's house ! because it's a lovely place in the middle of the woods !

So, to know everything about Robin Hood's house, click HERE 

 

 

​​​​​​​The other secondary home and you can rent it for a nice visit of this beautiful and wild part of Brittany   in the "département" Côtes d'Armor; you can get there by plane (low-cost companies from Ireland/England to Nantes, Brest etc. Or you can come by boat (Saint-Malo AND  Roscoff are the nearest ferry ports) . The house is very well located,it overlooks the estuary of the river "Jaudy" and offers beatiful views of the islands, Calder 's former , the workshop, the oysters' nurseries at low tides, beautiful sunsets ! 

 

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SORRY THIS HOUSE near Pontrieux WAS SOLD IN MARCH 2017. 

 

NEW PLACE FOR YOU TO RENT ( only 17kms away !) WITH GREAT VIEWS ONTO  THE SEA , AMAZING SPOT ! 

All about this new gîte  called  Le Sémaphore, please have a look , you will love it !

view from the new holiday house that you can rent ! 

 

 

 

 

 

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS NOT ACCURATE ! THE HOUSE near Pontrieux ( picture below) WAS SOLD IN 2017 ! JUST KEPT AS A SOUVENIR ZND FOR SOME USEFUL LINKS 

If you want to know everything abour our House in Côtes d'Armor ( Brittany, France)  that we use as a secondary home and also rent to holiday-makers, or just for a week-end or short-term stay, here are all the details about it.

 

 

FORMER HOUSE to rent IN “Côtes d’Armor” g_te-location-terrasse.jpg

 

LOCATION: In BRITTANY, in the "Département" of "LES CÔTES D'ARMOR"near PONTRIEUX

  Cultural areas: "TREGOR", and “GOELO”-

The house was ideally situated to visit this part of the beautiful "COTES D'ARMOR".

Indeed  it is located near:

 

-the castle of "La roche -Jagü" and its beautiful park, (free entrance to the gardens), a few minutes' walk away

-the beautiful river Trieux, and its preserved surroundings (you can walk down to the river from the house, and follow the riverside to Pontrieux ) P1070529.jpg

-the lovely little town of PONTRIEUX, a historical place well-known for its festivals celebrating the places where women used to do their washing by the river, and for  the steam train linking the sailing  harbour to the city of PAIMPOL on the coast, providing on the way nice views over the TRIEUX river

-PAIMPOL, famous for its fishing harbour, its cockles and scallops, its oysters too,  its nice touristic town center, its international festival of sailors’songs(beginning of august 05 )

-TREGUIER, an old religious city, on the river JAUDY, its famous cathedral, important market, monuments and little paved streets leading to the sailing harbour

-LEZARDRIEUX, fishing and sailing harbour where the famous and regretted French singer Georges BRASSENS had a villa (a beach was given his name)

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 The house is not far from (less than 25 km) :

 - PERROS GUIRREC and the well-known  "COTE DE GRANIT ROSE" (very special pink rocks!)

- the ISLAND OF BREHAT, a little jewel (so flowery and so much charm)

-the wild coast, and particularly the post-signed circuit leading to the site of "Le Gouffre" (the abyss)

-the SILLON DE TALBERT, a strange geographical phenomenon

-LANNION, GUINGUAMP, picturesque traditional towns

-and not forgetting the unique site of PLEMEUR-BODOU, with its "radôme", now used as a museum explaining the history of telecommunications(other places of interest in the area for rainy days!)

Sandy and rocky beaches : a large choice, to make according to your wishes and to the tide! What we liked most in the area, which is not to be found in many places: the variety of scenery, particularly with the tide amplitude.

A bit further on :

 The main town is SAINT BRIEUX (a 40 minutes’drive), several  medium-sized  towns nearby.Roscoff, St Malo are about 100 kms away, a quick drive on the double-carriage way mainly.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US : 

e-mail: les.fauvettes@laposte.net 

   mobile : 00 33 (0)6/47/83/ 79/ 51

 

OUR OTHER GITES FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE ! 

-the nice self-catering place in Aveyron , South-West of France , in the region called MIDI-PYRENEES. The place is called "la maison de ROBIN DES BOIS", in English "ROBIN HOOD's house "

              ROBIN'S HOOD HOUSE : presentation

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the large flat in Tours-The TWO places to rent  we have in the city of Tours, Indre-et-Loire , the region's name is CENTRE; the touristic area is called Touraine and Loire valley.The name of the flat (on the ground floor of a house)  is "L'Ermitage". For two people (plus baby) only  . The otherflat is larger, on the first and second flat, can accomodate up to 6 people   , we call it " L'erlitage n°2"                 le petit gîte à tours                                              

Link to the presentation of the two self-catering rentals   in Tours : HERE 

 

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THIS HOUSE WAS SOLD IN 2017, SO ONLY THE IDEAS AND ADVICE ABOUT WHERE TO GO ARE STILL USEFUL . WE NOW HAVE ANOTHER HOLIDAY HOME THAT YOU CAN RENT TOO, only 17km AWAY, WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF THE COAST ! SEE THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE ! We have kept the article, being sentimental  ... ! 

LES INFORMATIONS CONCERNANT LA MAISON CI-DESSOUS SONT OBSOLETES, CETTE MAISON N'EST PLUS PROPOSEE EN GÎTE CAR VENDUE EN 2017 ET REMPLACEE PAR UNE AUTRE MAISON EN BORD DE MER A QUELQUES KILOMETRES ! VOIR LIEN BAS DE PAGE 

Nous avons gardé l'article sur ce blog  en souvenir, et pour les photos et CONSEILS toujours valables ! 

 

WELCOME TO THIS PRESENTATION OF OUR EX- HOUSE IN COTES D'ARMOR, IN BRITTANY   

Geographical situation:

Ideal location to visit this lovely part of the northern coast of Brittany, the rocky shores and sandy beaches between Saint Brieuc and Roscoff, with famous sites such as Paimpol, Tréguier, Brehat island,  the Pink Granite Coast and other scenic spots, villages, harbours, churches, granite cities...all within easy reach of our house, located near the beautiful and touristic granite city of PONTRIEUX, famous for its old houses and  washing-houses along the river, its harbour, its artists, craftsmen, steam train...

The scenery on the coast is breathtaking, and the tide amplitude makes it all the more attractive. There are many spots of interest, be careful, a week is not enough to see them all!

Our house

We will accomodate up to 7 people. The house is spacious, though  we only offer two bedrooms, plus a convertible sofa in the large sitting-room. The house is a typical "longère", i.e a stone house, later extended and recently renovated; now it's a comfortable, cosy, safe and very pleasant place, where you will be able to enjoy yourself, and relax after your visits in the area. 

renting a house in Brittany



our former house in Brittany You will particularly like the "japanese" bedroom, with its extra-large bed, as welle as the cosy lounge with its fireplace and cheerful colours; the latest innovation is the new second bathroom (the first one has been totally renovated ): imagine relaxing in the swirling hot tub before a sauna (latest technology, with infra-reds), enjoying the "in' technologies chromotherapy and ion-sprayer...


The garden is nice, with a recent lawn, typical flowers from the area...You will love the place, and the view. No visible neighbours, it's a rural area, and the little road past the house is only used by the few locals. maison-location-bretagne.jpgSo it's a very quiet place, with birds, rabbits, sometimes a fox...  From the top of our little hill, you have a nice view towards the river valley and the surrounding fields.

ACTIVITIES

Within easy walking reach, you get to the riverside, or to the beautiful castle nearby and its outstanding park (free entrance).  You can  also walk along the river...good spot for fishing too !

Are you longing for the beach ? You will have a large choice, the nearest one is about 8kms away; from rocky shores to long sandy beaches, taste a different one each day ! Do as the locals, choose it according to the tide hours !

Do you prefer more sportive holidays ? Well, you and your family will be able to practise various activities : canoeingkayak-----kermagen.jpg (in Pontrieux and other places), fishing, sailing, horse-riding, mountain-biking, golf... All along the summer, there is a very interesting formula that enables everyone (child and adult) to discover various sports as well as take part in cultural activities, for extremely reasonable prices !

For children, there are some leisure parks (20 and 40 kms away)

To know more about the culture, traditions, and past of the "Bretons", there are some museums, exhibitions, local feasts..., particularly in summer.

 

Well, there's a lot more to say. Please, send an e-mail with your questions, and I'll be pleased to answer them. Detailed information and documents  in English are available too.
e-mail: gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

 

for more photos about this beautiful area, click here



-our guest book ? ( former house)

 

logo_fauvettes.gifAny questions? contact: gites.lesfauvettes@gmail.com

 

OUR  OFFERS FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS IN FRANCE !  

NOS LOCATIONS MEUBLEES POUR VOS VACANCES !

location Aveyron pleine natureWe have a beautiful house in a unique setting in the middle of the woods in the Aveyron department, about 100 kms north of Toulouse in the Midi-Pyrénées region, 60 km from Rodez, 43 km from Albi ...

It's Robin Hood's house or La Maison de Robin des Bois in French! up to 8 people 

Nous avons une superbe maison en Aveyron, à la frontière du Tarn et du Tarn-et-garonne : un lieu de villégiature dans un cadre de verdure rare, un lieu idéal pour vous reposer, vous ressourcer en pleine nature ! 

le descriptif rapide de ce gîte  

- l'album photos pour cette maison de l'Aveyron 

 

This is the view from our house in Brittany, in the Côtes d'Armor department ! Can you imagine seeing the sea 24 hours a day ? From the outside AND the inside , the same amazing views, changing all the time with the tide ! 

It's called The Lighthouse or  Le Sémaphore" in French! Up to 6 people

Notre maison des Côtes d'Armor vous offre des vues superbes sur l'Estuaire du Jaudy et les îles ; paysages variés au gré des marées, petite plage ... Le Sémaphore 

 

TOURS AND THE LOIRE VALLEY ! TWO RENTAL PLACES, both SELF-CATERING ONES, in a typical house dating from the Middle Ages, with ayard and terrace . The smaller falt for two persons, the larger one for up to 6 guests . Or both ! Information HERE 

A TOURS , en Indre-et-Loire, deux meublés sympas pour votre séjour touristique ou professionnel ! 

Nous avons à Tours une maison située  dans un quartier historique proche du centre et de la Loire ! Maison très ancienne avec poutres et colombages, cour , et au calme ! Elle a été divisée en deux appartements : -un grand gîte pour  1 à 6 personnes aux premier et deuxième étages. Rénové en 2016, il vous offre espace et confort dans un cadre authentique ! Classé trois étoiles 

-le descriptif de ce grand meublé à Tours appelé " l'ermitage 2

 

le gîte de l'ermitage pour 2 personnes au RDCle petit gîte pour deux personnes maximum est très agréable; au RDC, il vous permet de profiter de votre terrasse dans la cour commune ; rénové en 2013, bien aménagé, classé deux étoiles .

- le descriptif de ce petit meublé appelé " L'Ermitage" 

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WELCOME TO THIS PRESENTATION OF OUR HOUSE IN AVEYRON, IN MIDI-PYRENEES .

If you like it, you can rent it !  

Geographical situation:

The AVEYRON department is a large one, mainly rural, with nice varied landscapes. Our house is on the western side, next to the TARN department, the river flowing at the foot of the hill being the border. It benefits from a nice climate in summer, sunny, yet not as hot as further south. Moreover, it's a woody area, so you can find  some shade.

The cottage is  about 120 km  north of Toulouse. NAJAC, one of the labelled "most beautiful villages in france" (10 of them in Aveyron!) is only 15 km away; and the most famous example of"bastides" VILLEFRANCHE DE ROUERGUE 30 km away.

THE HOUSE :

The environment is exceptional : the house is located in a large woody park (7000m²), overlooking  the  wild valley of the Viaur river, benefiting from a rare priviledge: an unspoilt area, for lovers of nature, wilderness, absolute quietness.

Up to 8 people can be accomodated: 3 floors, 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 fitted kitchen, and A SAUNA! And, above all, a nice wooden terrace providing nice views on the garden and valley, ideal place to sunbathe, or listen to the numerous birds...Children will have plenty of space to play, build huts, and even shout!...

Since we bought it in 2002, we've kept renovating it ; it looks really nice now, and offers  this combination of modern comfort and equipment with antique furniture and rustic looks that makes it so attractive.

ACTIVITIES:

Relaxing and enjoying the environment is a 24-hour pleasure; even at night, when you hear the river whisper, and the owl cry!

Yet, there are so many things to do! What do you like best? Discovering charming old houses, castles, villages... They are really numerous, and you will find it  hard to say which one you like best !  Natural sites such as "the Viaur gorges, the Aveyron gorges " are worth a visit too. Not to mention the "Viaur" bridge, an old version of the "Millau" one, that you can also go and see on a day's trip.

If you wish, you can also join the LOT and DORDOGNE valleys, where there are lots of nice spots to see too.

Are you a sportive family? In the area,  swimming, fishing, canoeing are recommended, as well as horse-riding. Also a climbing site in BAR, 5 km away. Of course,there are also lots of hiking-trails, actually you can start from the house! Skiing  can be practised too! Even in summer, on a long artificial slope ! At a large outdoor leisure park, called "Cap'découverte", which offers various activities !

More specifically for children: a mini-golf, farm visits, an animal park; swimming-pool in Najac, or natural access to the river within 5 kms.  Interested in caves? there are a few to visit too ...

A NICE SPOT FOR GOURMETS !

 Aveyron is famous for the quality of its cuisine, mainly because of the attention paid by everyone to the ingredients used . So many good quality products are indeed available, on markets, directly in farms, or at restaurants. Specialities   are often linked to pork , duck, and veal meats (a national label for the Aveyron's veal quality); this means you will easily taste delicious "foies gras", or "magrets", that the "patés" and ham you buy will disappear very quickly, because the bread is also delicious! And prices are reasonable!

 FRANCE and ITS ROOTS

You may not be aware of it, but, being such a rural area, this part of France is still unspoilt; the people are still attached to their land and traditions, which have not changed much. Their way of life has not changed so much as in other parts of France, and their awareness of their environment surprising.

   Well, there would be  a lot more to say ! Please, send an e-mail for any further questions,  I'll be pleased to answer. Detailed information and documents  in English are available too.

To have a look at the photos of the house in the album on this siteclick here

For more photos about this beautiful area, click here

 

You can also have a look at our other site strictly dealing with the house in Aveyron (in French, sorry), click here

 

 SURPRISE! we also have a nice holiday house that can be rented in Brittany, in the COTES D'ARMOR  département; learn more about it, click here

 

      NEW (in 2013) !  some  nice self-catering accomodation in Tours, for your visits to the LOIRE CASTLES ! For just one night or longer stays !

-The latest accomodation we have is  in the city of Tours, in the département Indre-et-Loire , the region's name is CENTRE; the touristic area is called Touraine and Loire valley.The name of the flat (on the ground floor of a house)  is "L'Ermitage". For two people (plus baby) only     . And from2016 another flat, on the first and second floor of the same house , to accomodate up to 6 people ! Rented together you can be eight people staying at the same address! !                                                              

        more information about our apartments in Tours HERE 

 

Any questions? contact: gites.lesfauvettes@laposte.net

 

 

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