- Type: House
- Sleeps: 10 (4 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Lac au Duc (12 km)
- Change Over Day: Saturday
- Access: Car Essential
- Long term lets considered
- Non smoking only
- Pets considered
- suitable for children
- Winter lets available
'Teag Beag' in the hamlet of Goué, nestled beside the Foret de Lanouée, is a deceptively spacious stone house on three levels which has been fully renovated to modern standards, whilst retaining all of it’s traditional attractive features including oak beams throughout. It is located just 7 minutes drive from the medieval town of Josselin, with all it’s tourist attractions; famous Chateau de Rohan, 17th Century half-timbered buildings, bars, shops and restaurants. There is also a lively Saturday street market. It is just 12 minutes drive to the larger town of Ploermel, which has many shopping amenities to cater for most tastes. A mobile boulangerie calls to the hamlet twice a week and the nearest local boulangerie is just 3km. Situated between Goué and Ploermel is Lac au Duc, a large lake with beach, café, water-sports centre and nine hole golf-course nearby. The area is great for exploring by car, on foot or by bicycle. Superb beaches can be found all along the Morbihan coast. The locality is rich in culture and customs , ideal for safe country walks, local Fetes , weekend Brocantes , music, dance and theatre events. Daily fishing permits are available at approx 6 euros.
The Brittany Region
Brittany has a mild maritime climate, winters are not harsh and summer temperatures do not become stifling in the height of summer. Average temperatures in summer reach an extremely pleasant 30 degrees Centigrade.
The history of Brittany is as old as the history of Europe.
Early little know tribes left impressive marks all over Brittany in the form of Dolmens ('stone table' in Breton) and Menhirs ('long stones'). One of the most impressive landmarks in the country can be found at Carnac in Southern Brittany: an alignment of hundreds of Menhirs.
56 BC: the area is conquered by the Romans under Julius Caesar. Called Armorica, it becomes part of Gallia Lugdunenesis.
V- VII centuries: squeezed to the English borders (mainly Cornwall and Wales) by the invading Angles and Saxons, a lot of Bretons leave Britain to settle in what was still known as Armorica. With their number growing, they rename the area Brittany (Britain became known as Great Britain to differentiate the 2).
845: following his victory over the French army at the battle of Ballon in eastern Brittany, Nominoe founds the first Kingdom of Brittany.
851: defeated once again at the battle of Jengland by Erispoe and his troops, Charles the Bald of France recognise the Breton independence.
The Middle Ages are a troubled part of the Breton history when French and English kings fight over their sphere of influence over Brittany.
1464: publication of the Catholicon, a Breton-Latin-French dictionary by Jehan Lagadeuc. It was the world first trilingual, first Breton and first French dictionary.
1488: a sad date in the history of Brittany. Defeated by a French army supported by mercenaries from Italy and Switzerland, Duke Francis II of Brittany has to sign a treaty effectively giving over the country to the French.
1532: the Duchy of Brittany is officially incorporated into the Kingdom of France through the Treaty of Union between Brittany and France. Nevertheless the Duchy manages to preserve a certain fiscal and legislative autonomy proteceted by the 'States of Brittany' a sort of parliament.
XVII century: with French naval expansionism, Colbert creates or renovate the ports of Saint Malo, Brest and Lorient.
During the 18th century and with growing trade with the West Indies (slave trade in particular) Nantes becomes a major commercial trading place.
1789: to the sounds of 'liberté, egalité, fraternité', Brittany loses all the privileges she had managed to preserve after the union treaty of 1532. This led to growing opposition to the Revolution and various uprisings. Brittany was divided into 5 'départements'.
The second world world saw the Germans invading Brittany and taking over key naval installations like Brest, Lorient and Saint Nazaire. During Allied operations to liberate Europe, those 3 ports were carpet bombed and almost completely destroyed.
Nine-hole golf course at 12 kilometres. Swimming, 12 kilometres. Kayaking and Canoeing, 8 kilometres. Boat hire, 8 kilometres. Walks/cycling - on the doorstep, Bowling at 13 kilometres. Cinema at 13 kilometres. Beaches, 12 kilometres and 1 hour away. Markets, 8 kilometres, 13 kilometres and others locally. Post office at 5 kilometres. Fishing at walking distance. Festivals at 8 kilometres. Restaurants at 8 kilometres. Horse riding by arrangement.
List of places or Interest: Arradon , Auray , Belle-Ile , Blavet Valley , Broceliande Forest , Carnac Beach , Carnac , Dinan , Dinard , Hennebont , Josselin , La Baule , La Roche-Bernard , La Trinite-sur-Mer , Lizio , Locmariaquer , Lorient , Malestroit , Mont St Michel , Ploermel , Lac au Duc , Pontivy , Quiberon Peninsula , Quimper , Rennes , Rochefort-en-Terre , St Malo , Vannes.
Fly to Rennes with Aer Lingus from Dublin
Fly to Nantes with Ryanair from Shannon or Dublin
Fly to Lorient with Aer Arann from Waterford or Galway
Fly to Rennes with Aer Arann from Dublin or Cork
UK flights available to Dinard , Rennes and Nantes with Ryanair and Flybe
Car hire available at all above French Airports
Ferry to Roscoff from Cork with Brittany Ferries
Ferry to Roscoff and Cherbourg from Rosslare with Irish Ferries
Ferry to Cherbourg from Rosslare with Celtic Link
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Rennes (50 km)
- Ferry: St Malo (110 km)
- Railway: Vannes (50 km)
A 20% deposit to confirm booking is required and the balance is required 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 100 Euros is also required on arrival.
Suitable types of Holiday Morbihan
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Mountain Biking
Small secluded courtyard garden, with large wooden table with parasol and chairs, for outdoor eating. Barbecue provided.
Exterior Facilities in Teag Beag
- Parking space
- Private garden
Fully equipped large kitchen (25 metres square) with classic contemporary fitted kitchen, Rangemaster electric cooker and microwave. Fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Large table and chairs to comfortably seat 10+.
Large comfortable living room (23 metres square) with wood-burning stove (logs provided). Television, Video and DVD player provided if requested. Large selection of Videos and DVDs available on request. Free WIFI.
Master Bedroom with four-poster bed and large en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3 with 1 standard double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 small doubles beds
Bedroom 1 with 1 small single bed and 1 bunk bed which consists of 1 small double bed and 1 standard single bed.
En-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom. First-floor family bathroom. Ground floor WC.
Utility Room with washing machine , tumble dryer. Ironing facilities.
Facilities in Teag Beag
- CD player
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Internet access
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Washing machine
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (4)
- Bathrooms (2)
- Ensuite (1)
- WCs (3)
Sleeps a Maximum of 10 people:
- Single Beds (2)
- Double Beds (5)
- Cots (1)
- Dining Seats (12)
- Lounge Seats (10)
Tariffs Currency Conversion
Note: Weekend bookings taken by arrangement.
Prices below are for a 7 night stay beginning at 14h30 on Saturday and finishing at 9h on the following Saturday.
Period08th January- 14 April 2017
Period15 April - 28 April 2017
Period29 April- 02 June 2017
Period3 June- 30 June 2017
Period01 July- 14 July 2017
Period15 July- 25 August 2017
Period26 July- 08 September 2017
Period09 September- 03 November 2017
Period04 November- 15 December 2017
Period16 December- 05 January 2018
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.
"Teag Beag" is a luxuriously appointed self-catering holiday cottage/gite in a rural location, just 7km from Josselin, Brittany France. It is a 4 bedroom house and is ideal for a holiday for 1 large family or 2 families holidaying together. It can comfortably sleep 5 to 10 people and the house is more than generous in its bedrooms and living areas, yet the house still retains its cosy and comfortable feel. It is only 12km from Ploermel and the beach and watersport activities at Lac au Duc and is within a good striking distance of Carnac , with its glorious beaches and magnificient archaelogic pre-historic site. All this at a fantastic low price. (E.W. London)
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