Welcome to the ria d'Etel in the Morbihan region
Enchanting seaside cottage
- LA MAISON DE LA RIA -
Halfway between Vannes and Lorient, not far from Carnac, la Trinité-sur-Mer or even Quiberon, the Locoal peninsula is located in the heart of Morbihan near the ria d’Etel, an unknown and beautiful inlet, protected as a natural area.
Situated only a 100 m from a little sandy beach and at the heart of many sports activities (kayak, walking, cycling, kite-surfing, golfing, sailing…), our cottage is the ideal place for a peaceful and relaxing stay or for super active holiday with a wide range of activities close by.
The cottage is an old stone house from the XIX th century, cosy and full of light. With a surface of 80 m2, fully equipped, with a view of the nearby bay and a direct access to the beach safe for children, it has been totally renovated and can host up to five persons.
Fancy a nice kayak ride ?
The day breaks…
Low tide. Let’s put on our boots and walk to pick up clams at Beg Lannec by the historical trail of Cadoudal. From there, the view on the ria d’Etel is astonishing.
Time for lunch…
Don't feel like cooking ? Let's go and treat ourselves to one of the local specialties, the "galette", a delicious pancake at the nearby pancake house La Locoaline. Basil or ham and cheese ? Apple and toffee or lemon ?
High tide, we get ready for a kayak ride to the lovely Saint Cado peninsula . And how about stopping off on the way for a swim on the island of Fandouillec ?
On our way back, a little well deserved nap on the beach just down from the house and a sand castle competition for the kids.
Dinner is ready !
A nice platter full of oysters from Pierre Yvon, the oyster farmer close to the house, some good organic bread from Regine at Lapaul and a big plate of organic cheeses and yoghurts from the Kervihan farm. (Tomorrow, we’ll go and have the best mussels and French fries around, from Le Creff on the opposite shore at Sainte Hélène !)
What about the following days ?
Tomorrow is Monday. It's market day at Auray, 12 km from here. The opportunity to visit the nice city and the historical port of Saint Goustan.
Western wind will blow in the afternoon, just perfect to attend a nice show : the waves crashing against the cliffs of the Côte Sauvage !
Let’s save some time for a day out to Houat or Hoëdic, the wild islands off the coast of Quiberon, a morning to visit the old city of Vannes, go for a walk to the megalithic site of Carnac and keep some spare time to play tennis or golf while the kids ride poneys…
Do you think we’ll have enough time to do everything ?
So, what's the weather like right now ?
(watch the web cam located et Etel a few kilometers from the house)
Your holiday cottage !
- THE HOUSE -
With a surface of 80 square meters, it sleeps 4
+ an extra couch in the living room
Vue on the inlet - Direct access to the beach
Living room with 2 sofas and a fireplace
Kitchen and dining area (oven, micro-wave, sink, fridge/freezer, washing machine, expresso coffee machine) - Wifi
Books, magazines, screen for DVD (no TV), wifi
Big bedroom (2 single beds or one double), storage space + mezzanine (double bed) in a separated room with desk
Bathroom with bathtub + separated toilet
Outiside courtyard exclusively reserved to tenants,
and safe for children. Deckchairs, BBQ...
View on the bay - Beach at a 100 m - Kayak for two - 2 bicycles (adults)
Things to know about the rental
Pushchair, portacot and high chair for kids available on demand
Non smoking house - Pets not admitted
Not accessible for wheelchairs
The rental is adjoining our house but has its own entrance, courtyard and privacy.
- Is the rain coming ?
- Oh no, it never rains in Britanny !
- PRATICTAL LIFE & LEISURE ACTIVITIES -
Halfway between Vannes and Lorient, not far from Carnac, la Trinité-sur-Mer or even Quiberon.
Around the house you will find :
a lovely beach where to swim without danger, paddle or kayak and send the children play alone, an excellent creperie (pancake house), friendly oyster farmers, some walking paths, lovely gardens, a bird watching site and a small XVIII th century church.
In the village of Mendon at 3,5 km :
Several small stores : supermarket/butcher/press shop/petrol station, post office, bakery, cash dispenser, doctors (general practitioner, paediatrician, nurses, physiotherapist), chemist, flower shop, hairdressers, library, pizzeria, vegetable and fruit shops, bars, tobacconist, church.
Free use of the tennis courts.
Not too far :
Main road at 6 km which leads to Lorient or Vannes.
Supermarkets, petrol station, organic shop, markets, fishmonger's shop are just at 8 km at Belz and Etel.
A golf course (10 km), hiking and cycllist trails, horse clubs...
The wide ocean beaches at Erdeven, La Trinité-sur-Mer, Carnac, or even the bay and peninsula of Quiberon are only 15 km away !
Fancy a city trip ?
Go up to Auray (12 km), Vannes, Lorient or the town of Quiberon at 30 km...
You can discover our place by watching this short documentary. La Ria d'Etel, starting precisely at 28:20
Distances from :
Paris center : 495 Km
Rennes : 145 km
Nantes : 145 km
Brest : 160 km
With a GPS
You don't have a GPS ?
Airports at :
Lorient, 35 km
Nantes, 145 km
TGV station :
Auray, 12 km
(Directs TGV from de Lyon/Paris/Lille)
Paris/Auray : 2h40 by TGV
- RENTAL -
The house can be rented from Easter holidays to the end of September, for a week or for a fortnight, only from Saturday to Saturday.
Check-in starts from 4 : 30 pm and chek-out until 11 : 00 am.
A 30% down payment will be remited at the booking and signature of the contract. Payment can be made by bank transfer (paypal also).
Balance due upon arrival in cash or 72h ahead by transfer.
RENTING RATES for 2020 :
from 530 to 790 €/week - Bed sheets and housekeeping included
April : 650 €
May - June : 530 €
July - August : 790 €
September : 530 €
Payment secured by paypal
Rates including bed linen, made up beds, housekeeping,
wifi, a sea kayak.
Two bicycles for adults can be rented for 20€/bike/week.
Reduced rates for a fortnight, contact us
- AVAILABILITY FOR 2020 -
Updated at each booking made
week 15 : from 04 to 11 april - NO VACANCIES
week 16 : from 11 to 18 - NO VACANCIES
week 17 : from 18 to 25 - VACANCY
week 18 : from April 25 th to May the 2nd - VACANCY
week 19 : from May the 2nd to May the 09 - VACANCY
week 20 : from 09 to 16 - NO VACANCIES
week 21 : from 16 to 23 - NO VACANCIES
week 22 : from 23 to 30 - NO VACANCIES
week 23 : from May the 30th to June the 6th - VACANCY
week 24 : from 06 to 13 - VACANCY
week 25 : from 13 to 20 - VACANCY
week 26 : from 20 to 27 - VACANCY
week 27 : from 27/06 to 04/07 - VACANCY
week 28 : from 04 to 11 - NO VANCANCIES
week 29 : from 11 to 18 - VACANCY
week 30 : from 18 to 25 - NO VANCANCIES
week 31 : from July the 25th to august the 1st - NO VANCANCIES
week 32 : from 01 to 08/08 - NO VANCANCIES
week 33 : from 08 to 15 - NO VANCANCIES
week 34 : from 15 to 22 - NO VANCANCIES
week 35 : from 22 to 29 - NO VANCANCIES
week 36 : du August the 29 au the 5th - VACANCY
week 37 : du 05 au 12/09 - VACANCY
week 38 : du 12 au 19/09 - VACANCY
Night walk on the beach...
To contact us,
book the cottage,
make a request,
We will answer
as quick as possible.
(English fluently spoken)
- LA MAISON DE LA RIA -
Presqu'île de Locoal
9, Rue Hermely
56 550 Locoal-Mendon
Who are we ?
Writer, illustrator and photographer, and also travellers, we work for magazines and publishers from home in front of this beautiful inlet where we like to come back to after each journey.
Living in the adjoining house, we'll be available to help you if needed, give you tips about the region, without disturbing the peace of your holidays.
See you soon !
Claire & Reno Marca
To discover our work :