FERRY & COTTAGE
France > Atlantic Loire Valley > BREUIL-BARRET
Appearances can be deceiving but despite its slightly rugged exterior this is a very attractively renovated former bakery with light and spacious comfortable rooms. By the roadside in the centre of a small peaceful village which has a bakery, restaurant and bar. Entrance hallway leading to well furnished lounge with woodburner, beams, leather sofas, tv - English channels. Games room (pool table, fruit machine, pinball machine). 2 steps up to a modern fitted kitchen with dining area, American fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. First floor (low stair banister in places) has sitting area on wide landing (telescope), shower room/wc and 3 large double bedrooms - 1 with king size bed and en suite shower/wc. Low windows. Electric heaters. Very private, small enclosed suntrap courtyard with garden furniture, sun loungers, bbq. Pets (max 2) not permitted upstairs or on furniture. No smoking. Car port.
The owner of this characterful property tells us the village has been awarded 4 stars for its lack of air pollution making the night sky perfect for star gazing! 2.5k from here is the Etruyère lake and leisure park with lovely walks, picnic area and (May-Sept) pony rides, pedalo & canoe hire, restaurant & bar. Other local attractions are the huge Pescalis fishing lake, Mervent forest with zoo, theme park & activity centre, the artists' village of Vouvant, the university city of Niort (shops, galleries and museums) and Puy du Fou medieval theme park. Opened in 2016, the O'Gliss Park water park is 30 minutes away, and the Atlantic beaches and La Rochelle are within an hour's drive.