The cottage is in the center of Brittany, ideal for getting to both the north and south coast. Very easy to get to, either by ferry or air. The area has stunning countryside. With many forest and lake side walks. The safe beaches at Lac de Guerledan are ideal for children to play on. There are many lovely towns such as Pontivy only a short drive away.
One kilometer away along the lake path is a Creperie/ Pizzeria. Next door to that, is an excellent, but more expensive restaurant, ideal for a special meal out. There are further restaurants next to the beach. In Caurel there are a further two good restaurants (1km away). There are also other restaurants around the lake.
The nearest beach is safe for small children and is next to the restaurants.
Lac de Guerledan and the area: The whole lake area is surrounded by the Quenecan Forest, which is privately owned by the Count, (locally known as Jaques). Even on a busy day, the lake can hide the tourists, and remaining a natural area, there are still wild boar (not that you will see them). It is an area that can never be developed, that, and will never be spoilt. Although privately owned, the Count has has allowed pathways to be cleared through the forest, making it an walker's paradise, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. There are hundreds of walks, you can always find quiet paths and avoid other people.
Other information.: The Cottage is hidden away, off the main street of the village (it is a quiet village). It is up a dead end lane that only goes up to about 12 houses. It ishdden away from view.
To get to the cycle track you go up the lane for about 400 m, then branch off up a path for about 100m. You reach the track, which goes for about 15 km to Mur de Bretagne in one direction. It goes for 45 km in the other direction, with one short break, to Carhaix.
To get to the lake, it is down the lane, turn right at the bottom follow the lane around. Turn left past two ponds and follow the lane to the lake, this is about 600 m away.
The Brest/Nantes canal is about 2 miles away (it runs into and out of the lake). The lake paths connect to it. The tow path is flat and suitable for walking and cycling. I believe that it is possible to go the whole way, from Brest to Nantes on the tow path.
There is good fishing on the lake, or in the Brest canal. A day ticket costs €10.