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Welcome to Le Helleguy, a pretty hamlet of thatched cottages
Private LUXURY accommodation in LA CHAUMIERE
Family friendly spacious detached gite/cottage accommodation
Exclusive use of grounds, pool, safe play areas
Close to the river Blavet in Morbihan, southern Brittany

Rated 4-star / keys by French Ministry of Tourism

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Guest comment: "This was a return trip staying at La Chaumiere and it was as beautiful as I remember last year. The cottage is spotless and so well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and the pool is fantastic with its retractable roof. “We will be back, yet again!”"

A beautifully restored detached 17th century thatched stone cottage
set amidst 1.5 acres of grounds, lawned play areas & tranquil, landscaped gardens

La Chaumiere sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (one with En-Suite Facilities)

Superb 12.2m x 6.1 m UNDERCOVER Heated Swimming Pool
(with 18m x 8m Retractable Telescopic Shelter)


  • Large family trampoline
  • Wendy house on stilts with climbing ramp & slide, joined to climbing tower and swings
  • Swings for both children & babies
  • Infant seesaw
  • New outdoor table tennis table
  • Permanently erected badminton/volleyball net
  • Football nets
  • Basketball practice net.

And all the usual outdoor games such as badminton, cricket, boules, Jenga building bricks, swing-ball, footballs, giant hopscotch, dominoes & connect four etc.

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NEW – Take a Virtual Tour using the 360˚ imagery of the cottages and grounds, which have been embedded into the website at various points.

Just click and spin, zoom in and out and change location by following the arrows.

20% TRAVEL DISCOUNT - offered with Brittany Ferries .... and/or .... 5% TRAVEL DISCOUNT - offered with P&O Ferries

TRAVEL DISCOUNT offered with Brittany Ferries (20%) and P&O Ferries (5%)

The services and facilities Brittany Thatched Cottages offer, provide outstanding value for money e.g.

  • Certified 4-star & 4-key luxury accommodation
  • Guaranteed swimming regardless of weather (April to November)
  • Substantial Welcome Hamper on arrival
  • Lots of ‘little extras’ provided throughout the cottages
  • 20% discount on ferry crossings
  • No hidden costs: free WiFi, bikes, DVDs, linen & towels, baby equipment
  • Spacious child friendly cottages and grounds
  • Catering options available (Welcome meal, Evening meals, etc).

Set amidst 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and orchard, surrounded by woodland and fields, Le Helleguy is a stunning group of traditional stone and thatched detached cottages.

The cottage has been tastefully converted into LUXURY gite accommodation whilst retaining the traditional Breton architecture and style as found in Morbihan, southern Brittany.

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In 2010 and 2014, our accommodation, facilities and hospitality were awarded a prestigious 4-star rating. Both cottages at Le Helleguy were re-inspected by the French Ministry of Tourism and Clevacances – one of only 2 national quality seals, approved by the Ministry of Tourism.

Both bodies awarded the cottage a 4-star and a 4-key rating respectively.

In addition, in 2011, we were inspected and subsequently invited to join the prestigious Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay, website. This accreditation remains valid to date.

Click on the VIDEO link below to see an overview of the cottage and grounds:

The 17th Century hamlet, originally belonging to the local Chateau de Jacquelot, currently offers one 4-bedroom luxurious and spacious detached stone-built thatched cottage/gite as self-catering accommodation.

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A large 12.2m x 6.1m rectangular heated swimming pool is located within the old orchard. The pool is an ideal size for both serious swimming and recreational swimming and being for exclusive to the cottages, its large dimensions provide ample space for everyone to enjoy. The 18m x 8m Telescopic Shelter which covers the pool enables an enjoyable swim in a warm, comfortable and sheltered environment from April through to November.

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The retractable shelter is opened during the summer months, or on demand, to provide open air swimming.

Ideal for families, family get-togethers or holidaying with a group of friends, enjoying a golfing break or fishing trip with colleagues or simply enjoying the spacious accommodation as a couple, this luxury cottage/gite has ample to offer.

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Local French caterers are on hand to provide buffet catering, hot & cold a la carte menus, celebration cakes etc to enhance a special occasion or simply provide a break from self catering.

Le Helleguy’s luxury cottage/gite is an ideal place to spend a winter let or CHRISTMAS BREAK with family or friends, away from the season’s usual commercial hustle and bustle. Imagine a large feature fireplace, with roaring log fire, rooms festively decorated with fresh pine and mistletoe helping to create a festive feel to what could truly be a different Christmas experience for the family.

Click on the VIDEO link below to see how we decorate the cottages for Christmas:

Traditional French buffet cuisine can be pre-ordered for delivery to the cottages from local caterers, to add authentic festive flavour of your Christmas en France.

The cottages 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, provide ample space and peaceful, relaxing areas in which to unwind or enjoy a picnic or BBQ with the family.

Children can play safely in the orchard, with swings and plenty of space to run and ’kick a ball’, without disturbing other residents. A host of garden games are available to keep the family entertained and amused.

The nearby village of Quistinic is 3 km away where local produce and supplies can be purchased and village life sampled. The larger towns of Baud, 12km away and Bubry, 6km away provide a wider range of shops, supermarkets, bars, cinema and swimming pool.

Within a leisurely ½ hour stroll of Le Helleguy is a wonderful traditional bar/creperie where holiday makers can mingle and chat with the locals, sample the local cider and taste a variety of deliciously filled crepes (all at a very reasonable price).

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For those in search of beaches, southern Brittany has lots to offer, with many sheltered coves and long stretches of fine sand.

Port Louis beach is only 30 minutes drive away and similarly, the popular sandy beaches of Carnac can be reached within 40 minutes.

The coastline is often varied, alternating between capes and sandy coves, much favoured by family holiday makers.

Larmor Plage near Lorient has a busy water-sports centre, a favourite for surfboarding and sailing whilst further down the coast at St Pierre Quiberon is the home of the National Sailing School and the sand-carting club, UCPA.

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Lake Guerledan, the offical lake in the center of Brittany also offers opportunities to enjoy watersports and walking / cycling circuits (only 40 minutes drive from the hamlet).

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For the more active or adventurous, why not consider an activity holiday pursing one of the many activities available locally. Fishing on the River Blavet, (just 1 of the 28 fishing areas in the vicinity which provides all types of angling), with daily or weekly permits available. Walking, horse riding or cycling along the many river paths or through woodland, on pre-marked trails.

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Golfing holidays are increasingly popular and Morbihan has 8 superbly maintained golf courses/links, 6 of which are within easy travelling distance of Le Helleguy(1 within 10 minutes drive). There is a wide range of challenging 18 hole courses situated within a variety of coastal and inland countryside. Saint Laurent, situated in a beautiful forest of pine and oak trees, was a chosen venue for the French professional championships in 1988 & 1989, as well as for the National Open in 1995.

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For history enthusiasts, Le Helleguy is also an ideal base for visiting many of the historic towns and chateaux of Brittany. Many, such as Josselin, Rochefort-en-Terre, Vannes and Auray have managed to retain their medieval centres and character almost allowing one to step back in time as you walk through cobbled streets and observe the detailed wood carvings on the half-timbered houses. Vannes also offers a superb market, twice weekly, where local produce can be purchased and a variety of fresh fish bought from the fish hall.

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Brittany and in particular, Morbihan, is also famous for the volume and variety of Neolithic remains, from 5000 B.C., including many Tumuli, Menhirs, Dolmens and the famous alignments of Carnac.

Evidence of the pilgrimage routes through Brittany heading towards San Juan de Compostela (Spain) are still visible amidst a fascinating wealth of religious monuments and buildings.

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We are confident that you will find the luxury holiday cottage in the tiny hamlet of Le Helleguy, situated in a tranquil valley above the river Blavet, the ideal holiday base for everyone.

Neil & Tricia Young
invite you to come and stay at our gite (holiday cottage) in Morbihan, southern Brittany. Come and stay in our 4-bed cottage La Chaumiere which sleeps 8. See further details on our Cottage & Heated Pool page.

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