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Traditional Breton Longere
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Charming stone-built, Breton farmhouse situated in heart of beautiful, tranquil Brittany countryside. Vine-covered thick granite walls make it cool in summer, cosy in winter with its cast iron log-burning stove. The farmhouse has a large gravelled drive, ideal for long summer evenings of Boules and barbecues. The property stands in its own estate of 9 acres with lawns and drifts of summer annual flowers immediately surrounding it. Over the private lane is a meadow, which in turn leads to a woodland glade and trail down to our own private lake with rowing boat. The lake has a small jetty for diving and swimming and we regularly stock it with rainbow trout. Day tickets are available to fish the lake. There are scores of wonderful trees for climbing and the woods near the lake offer great de...Charming stone-built, Breton farmhouse situated in heart of beautiful, tranquil Brittany countryside. Vine-covered thick granite walls make it cool in summer, cosy in winter with its cast iron log-burning stove. The farmhouse has a large gravelled drive, ideal for long summer evenings of Boules and barbecues. The property stands in its own estate of 9 acres with lawns and drifts of summer annual flowers immediately surrounding it. Over the private lane is a meadow, which in turn leads to a woodland glade and trail down to our own private lake with rowing boat. The lake has a small jetty for diving and swimming and we regularly stock it with rainbow trout. Day tickets are available to fish the lake. There are scores of wonderful trees for climbing and the woods near the lake offer great den-building opportunities. We grow our own vegetables and we are always happy to share our surplus! Freshly laid eggs from our 6 hens are usually available too. Our children have all loved learning to ride a bike here on the safe driveway and smooth tarmac lane.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small to medium sized house-trained dogs welcome
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
James E
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

We were at Les Papillons in July this year (the "we" being myself, my wife and daughter, and our two dogs). We had booked for a week, but wish we could have stayed longer. As it was, we managed an extra night! The cottage is...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 22 November 2019

As part of our year-long sabbatical and European road trip, my wife and I were fortunate enough to come across this place - Les Papillons! Seeking some rest and comfort as opposed to always staying in our van, our week here proved a fantastic experience...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 16 September 2019

Our family stayed at Les Papillons for a week, our son, his wife, their 3 month old baby and my husband and myself. There was plenty of space, the kitchen was well equipped and a cot was provided for the baby. The owners, James and...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

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Reviewed 5 July 2019

One of the nicest things about our stay was the welcome from our lovely hosts.James and Roo were delightful and nothing was too much trouble for them. They went to all sorts of trouble, even after we left! One of the more absent minded in...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Ian M
james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Thank you, we're so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Les Papillons and that your cycling holiday was a success. We would love to see you again and you will always be sure of a warm welcome!

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Reviewed 29 April 2019

Thank you James and Roo, for letting us stay at Les Papillons. You really are a lovely family. Thank you for the wine, beer, and most of all the eggs they were the best eggs I have ever tasted in a long time. I wish...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank ginagilbert4
james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave such a lovely review! It was a great pleasure having you all to stay here at Les Papillons and we're delighted that you had a good time. Bently and Bailey were perfectly behaved (so were...More

Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

We had such a wonderful relaxing stay for 4 nights at le papillon. The Gete was so quiet at night we slept so well and surprised how late we slept in. We did lots of activities with the children and grandma from walking, running, visiting...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you...It was a great pleasure meeting you all and I do hope we will see you again soon at Les Papillons: you can be sure of a warm welcome when you come back!

Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is the quintessential French experience, with the added bonus of English owners. Whilst our privacy was always respected, waking up to fresh vegetables on our doorstep was a real treat. Our two daughters loved playing in the meadow and swimming in the lake. The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank MartinG1162
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Surrounded by drifts of wild flowers and set in glorious woodlands and countryside, Les Papillons is a delightful gite owned and lovingly cared for by a most charming 'English family Robinson'. As a family of four with two teenage boys we have spent several tranquil...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words...it's always a pleasure to see you and your family here and you're all welcome to return any time. And thank you, as always, for leaving the gite so spotless when you left! See you soon I hope.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Lovely, comfortable house in a quiet setting. It made a great base for exploring the area - despite the rainy weather, we really enjoyed trips to Vannes and Josselin, and had a nice lunch at Le Thon qui Rit in Le Faouet. The owners were...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Rachel K
james e, VR Owner at Les Papillons, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for that lovely review...it really does help! And thank you for leaving the gite so tidy when you left. I hope you all had a good Easter and that your second week in Carhaix went well. Do come again!...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Playground
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
We are in the heart of the Brittany countryside where there is no light pollution. On a clear, moonless night the stars are as bright and pin-sharp as you'll find anywhere and the Milky Way really lives up to its name. Apart from the occasional tractor you won't hear any traffic noise and at night all you will hear are owls. We are keen gardeners and each year we plant swathes of Summer annuals which are both beautiful to look at and a major attraction for bees, butterflies and other insects. There are scores of walking routes nearby, and Lac du Bel Air is just a short walk away, offering fishing, sailing, pedaloes and swimming off its sandy beach with its own cafe and bar.The roads are very quiet and ideal for relaxing cycle rides.
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You will need your own car here, but the roads are incredibly quiet and you will rarely, if ever, be stuck in traffic!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Les Papillons

Les Papillons is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Les Papillons has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Les Papillons has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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