Blanche is a traditional eighteenth century cottage located just outside the village of Treal in Southern Brittany. There are four other houses in this tiny hamlet which is visited on most days by a bakers van- perfect for a fresh croissant. The attractive property offers peace and quiet with views both to the front and rear of the house
June & September
Rest of the year
The gite sleeps five in three large bedrooms- one room with a double bed, one with two single beds and the third with one single. The whole downstairs of the house has been completely remodeled over the winter and now boasts a spacious, airy lounge and a brand new large fully fitted kitchen with a wide opening between the two so you never need to feel cut off when you are making the lunch ! Blanche has free WiFi throughout the house
The location of La Maison Blanche makes it the perfect holiday spot for those wanting both the idyllic tranquility of rural Brittany together with the option of getting out and about and visiting the nearby towns and beaches
The village of Reminiac is just two minutes drive (1.8 miles) away and boasts a restaurant -The Old Ivy- two bars and a general store that also sells baguettes and bread. A kilometre on from Reminiac brings you to Monteneuf which has a large bakers, a general store and another traditional Breton restaurant.
A taxi service is available from Blanche to wherever you'd like to go and you can pre-book this direct with the company- ideal if you dont fancy walking or driving back from the restaurant or bar
The nearest large town is mediaeval Malestroit, about six minutes away. Here you will find banks, supermarkets and restaurants in abundance. For more info see the Local Towns link on the Things to Do page with its selection of all the best Brittany towns
*Please see the booking info page for the exact dates of the seasons
The ground floor has a large open plan lounge dining room with soft and comfy settees plus a large widescreen television and DVD player. The television receives all the usual English Freeview channels including BBC1,2, ITV etc and UK radio stations. There's also an Ipod/ Ipad/ Iphone dock speaker system so you can always listen to your favourite music
The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size fridge freezer, cooker, washing machine and dishwasher. There are plenty of work surfaces on each side and a small breakfast bar for eating on the hoof. Enjoy a croissant while the early morning sun streams in, open the windows and listen to the sounds of the Brittany countryside
Also on the ground floor is a large bathroom -with full bath, shower and toilet. If you need easy access, the whole of the downstairs is flat except for a two inch step into the bathroom- there is a contemporary spiral staircase to the first floor
On the first floor of the gite you'll find the master bedroom with a double bed, a twin room with two singles and another single bedroom with one bed. The two larger bedrooms have matching bedroom furniture; wardrobe, chest of drawers, bed side tables plus hairdryer etc There is also an upstairs shower room and toilet with walk in shower, wash basin and WC
The rear garden is accessed from the lounge door, which leads directly out onto a terrace with garden furniture, BBQ, and parasol
After the terrace, there are lawns, and beyond open fields with views across the Brittany countryside. The middle picture below is the view from the front of the cottage and the wide shot underneath was taken standing in Blanche's backgarden- you can just see the field in the small right hand photo as well
Below is a short video of the gite showing some pictures and a walkthrough tour. Please press on the large arrow to play- don't forget to turn your speakers on !