Brittany Holiday Cottage with pool and gym near Baud

Brittany Holiday Cottage / Gite with heated pool

This Brittany holiday cottage / gite with private heated pool is ideally situated to explore the delights of Southern Brittany or to simply relax and unwind.
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Living room & wood burner
Living room & wood burner
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Brittany cottage pool
Brittany cottage pool
Brittany cottage gym
Brittany cottage gym
The children's play area
The children's play area
Living room / Kitchen
Living room / Kitchen

This Brittany holiday cottage/gite provides a double bedroom that has exposed beams with en-suite plus 2 additional bedrooms one being a double,the other a twin and additional family bathroom.

Downstairs its all open plan with exposed beams throughout with a lovely wood burner to keep you warm in the winter months while the stone walls of the cottage keep it lovely and cool in the summer. French doors lead you out onto your own private south-facing terrace that gives you access to the garden and private heated swimming pool.

The garden has been planted throughout with subtropical plants including Bird of paradise, Canna, Palms, Banana, and Cordylines.

The swimming pool is secure to prevent access to young children while playing in the garden and with roman stairs into the shallow end provides confidence for those learning to swim.

The gite is equipped with a widescreen TV-DVD player plus a selection of books for all ages and a few board games to entertain. A well-equipped kitchen comprising of a fridge freezer, microwave cooker, washing machine,dishwasher, coffee maker and gas cooker. Outside in the garden is a BBQ, a Badminton set, children's swings and play area with slides.

La Forge is very much a child-friendly holiday cottage and makes for a great family holiday destination to enjoy the best of southern Brittany.

The gym / fitness center at the holiday cottage

A great bonus at this Brittany holiday cottage is that it offers use of a gym / fitness center so you can enjoy the french cuisine and still keep trim.

The gym was created at the start of 2008 and allows for any ability to have a good workout. 

Included within the gite's rental

All services plus bed linen. If required a cot,high chair and stair gate can also be provided. Central heating and logs can be provided during low season at an additional charge.

Additional items avalable to rent and services

A towel hire service is offered plus an end of let cleaning service to create a hassle free holiday during your stay at the gite. 

The Brittany holiday cottage in March-April - May

March, April and May seem to be the undiscovered months for good weather here in Brittany by holidaymakers, I have been here now for 17 seasons and every April so far the weather has been great having been able to sunbath for 3 out of the 4 weeks. 

We offer a flexible day for your holiday to commence during March and April if you book 2 weeks. Why not enjoy the easter half term at the Brittany holiday cottage / gite, the pool will be open,heated and offered on a private basis.

Christmas at the Brittany holiday cottage / gite

Why not enjoy Christmas or see the new year in at the cottage, fully decorated for the festive season with a warm log fire awaiting your arrival.

We offer a special rate at the cottage if you wish to celebrate both events at La Forge.

We can also book a gala gourmet night, which last year consisted of a 7 course meal with all drinks inclusive at one of the local restaurants ( within walking distance) for new years eve so that you don't have to worry about finding some where to enjoy the festivities.

Brittany Holiday Cottage / gite with heated pool

Having use of a private heated swimming pool is a wonderful bonus for a cottage in Brittany, being heated why not enjoy a swim under the stars, the night air may be chilled but when you plunge into the water the pool feels wonderful and with the pool lights on its a great experience that's highly recommended.

With no distractions around the pool its a great opportunity to teach children to swim or simply to relax amongst the subtropical planting surrounding the pool area.

Fishing at the Brittany holiday cottage / gite

Brittany offers some fantastic fishing be it,game, coarse or sea and La Forge is ideally situated for you to enjoy all types.

Apart from the river Tarun with its run of wild trout just 100 meters from the cottage and the river Blavet which is renowned throughout France as a great Carp river and in 2006 was voted best course river in France, i have just found a lovely 2 acre lake just 5 minutes drive from the property. Its privately owned so no fishing license needed and is stocked with Carp, Bream,Roach,Pike,Perch and Zander.Most often or not you will have the sole use of the lake and its heavily stocked so a great place to fish yourself or to teach your children. I have also located some wonderful places to sea fish from the beach and will be happy to advise of where the Bass,Sea Bream or Eels run. Tide tables can be provided during your stay and a rod and reel are available if you fancy a try at shore fishing.I have just started a blog on life in Brittany and will post fishing reports during the year.

If you are looking to do some serious fishing during your stay please contact me for advice on obtaining bait and tackle before the start of your holiday at the cottage.

Low season availability at the holiday cottage

During the low season we offer flexible start dates for your holiday to accommodate your travel arrangements and offer special rates for longer stays, for those wishing to use La Forge as a base for house hunting or to simply enjoy more of Brittany.

We also offer short stay breaks during this period at the holiday cottage.


Cycling -walking at the Brittany Cottage with pool

Brittany is famous amongst cyclist for its fantastic varied cycling terrain with the added bonus of very light traffic on the roads. La Forge is perfectly situated for some wonderful rides around the surrounding area and most weekends your find competitions being held during the spring and summer months, in 2008 the Tour de France passed La Forge just 2 miles away.

If you prefer a more leisurely pace then you wont be disappointed with treks to take on foot to enjoy the flora,wildlife and beautiful Breton countryside.

The bridge crossing the river Tarun is just 100 meters from the cottage where you can spot wild trout, Otters or  play' Poo Sticks ' with the children.

Enjoy messing around on the water at the cottage

If you enjoy messing around in boats and want to partake during your stay at the cottage, facilities are close by to hire all sorts of water craft ranging from motor boats, sailing craft and canoes. Nautical Club of Baud situated at Pont - Augan just 10 minutes from the cottage offer Kayak safaris along the river Blavet.

If you would rather sit back and let someone else be captain then there are many locations where cruises can be taken to view the beautiful coast and Islands of Brittany of which the region of Morbihan is famous for.

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