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The Old Dairy

Reference no. 5654

Brittany holiday cottage with heated swimming pool for rent, near Pontivy, France

The Old Dairy is one of three gites in Brittany, with shared, heated swimming pool.

The gites are set in 10 acres of unspoilt countryside in central Brittany near Neulliac and Pontivy.

This French holiday property has direct access to the River Blavet and the Nantes-Brest Canal.






The Old Dairy Brittany holiday cottage with pool


The Ground floor

Lounge – original wooden beams, magnificent inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove, settee, armchairs, DVD player and English Satellite television. Stereo (CD) radio. FREE WiFi Internet access.

Kitchen – Fully fitted modern kitchen with gas cooker (4 burner hob, oven, grill ), microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, electric kettle and coffee maker. It is fully equipped with crockery, glasses and cooking utensils.

Dining area – within the kitchen -dining table and chairs for 4 people.

Bathroom – leading off the kitchen is a newly fitted bathroom, bath with integral shower and washbasin. Separate toilet.

First floor

Double bedroom with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.

Twin bedroom, two single beds, wardrobe, drawers and bedside tables.

Cot available free of charge.

The Old Dairy lounge
The Old Dairy kitchen
The Old Dairy main bedroom
The Old Dairy twin bedroom


The Dairy is located at the end of the longère. It has its own gravelled patio area and lawn whilst sharing the other lawns etc with the other two gîtes.

A laundry room with washing machine is in a nearby outbuilding. Clothes airer, iron and ironing board are provided in the gîte.

The games room is housed in one of the outside buildings with pool table, table tennis and darts.

The swimming pool (11.2m x 4.2m) is heated and open from the end of May until mid/end September. It is fenced and conforms to all the rigorous French safety standards. The depth of the pool varies from 0.9m (with step entry) to 2m. It uses a non-chlorine system (active oxygen – just like swimming in fresh water) There is a paved and decked terrace around the pool with sun loungers.

Badminton rackets and fishing equipment are available for your use and there are children’s swings and a climbing rope on a very large grassed area also suitable for ball games.

Ample off-road parking and covered area for bicycle storage.

The swimming pool, games room and laundry room are shared with the two other gites on the property.

The property is situated beside the Nantes/Brest canal towpath which offers 365km of flat cycling.

The Old Dairy pool
Nantes / Brest Canal

Local area

The nearest village, Neulliac - 5 minutes - has a boulangerie, chemist, bar, creperie and restaurant / pizzeria.

Pontivy - 7 miles - once known as Napoleonville is a thriving market town with a full range of services, shops, hyper and supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other tourist amenities.

The Lac de Guerlédan - 10 minutes - is a large man-made lake with 3 safe sandy beaches and wide range of water sports.

The property has direct access to the River Blavet and the Nantes-Brest Canal so that you can enjoy a walk or bike ride along the towpath or fish in the river or canal.

There are tennis courts at Mur de Bretagne and horse riding at Kergrist.

There is a 9-hole golf course just south of Pontivy at Rimaison and 18-hole courses on the north and south coasts at Val St André near St Brieuc and at Baden Baden near Vannes.

Visit St Brieuc and Perros Guirrec on the Granit Rose coast to the north and Carnac and the Quiberon peninsular to the south.

Towns within a 2 hour drive are Josselin, Quimper, Rennes and St Malo.

The ferry ports at Roscoff and St Malo are less than a 2 hour drive away, Caen and Cherbourg 4 hours and the Channel Tunnel about 7 hours.

The English owners, Charles and Kath, live on site and are ready to welcome you on arrival and offer any help or advice during your stay.

Pricing structure (per week)

May 19 - June 29

£ 409

June 30 - July 20

 £ 559

July 21 - August 31

£ 849

September 1 - September 14

£ 559

September 15 - October 26

£ 329

Currency conversion

Rental prices include electricity, gas, water and bed linen.
Firewood will be charged as an extra.

A cot is available free of charge.

We welcome well behaved dogs – it’s a doggy heaven here with so much space to roam in and miles to walk along on the canal towpath only 100 metres away.

For availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Sarah Haines
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 2 97 38 50 49
[contact owners]

Please quote reference 5654 hhf  when making enquiries.

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