La Chaumiere is a charming cottage, with magnificent views looking out over the length of the Blavet valley.
La Chaumiere Cottage
La Chaumiere was the original cottage inhabited by the farmer and his family. It features the formidable first-built fireplace and large stone lintel above one of the living room windows, which has the date the farm was built, 1784, carved into it. We have installed fireplaces in all our other cottages in keeping with this Breton style and all have woodburning stoves. We have a plentiful supply of fuel sourced from our adjacent woodland area and provide this for our guests at no extra cost. So La Garenne is an ideal retreat for a spring or autumn break as well as summer.
With a similar aspect to La Grange, you will look out from La Chaumiere over the length of the Blavet valley with nothing but our ancient cider press in the foreground, which Jeanine, our caretaker, has colourfully adorned with geraniums. You will not cease to be astounded on every occasion that you steal a glance out of the cottage windows!
When we purchased La Garenne, La Chaumiere had a lean-to storage area adjacent to it, with a rusting corrugated iron roof. We have replaced the iron with slate and converted this space to an attractive, spacious verandah where you can sit and enjoy watching the valley’s abundant birdlife over breakfast or an alfresco dinner watching the lengthening shadows down the valley!
Downstairs La Chaumiere has a cosy interior, with living, kitchen and dining areas intertwined beneath the old beams and in the glow of the woodburning stove. Upstairs, La Chaumiere was formerly fitted with hay lofts, which have now become its cosy double bedroom, twin bedroom with a double and single bed sleeping three and fully fitted bathroom with separate bath and shower units. A cot is available on request.
“La Chaumiere is a very pleasing cottage and very well equipped. The views are spectacular with mist gradually lifting each morning with sun coming through. Walks by the river were beautiful and tranquil. This has been a most enjoyable week before going back to the ‘daily grind’. Will keep it in our memories.”