Detached House | Cottage | Gite Lake Guerledan Central Brittany

Nestling on the edge of a forest just 500 metres from Lake Guerledan in central Brittany, Lake Guerledan Gite will be available commencing May 2017. Set in glorious and peaceful countryside just outside the picturesque village of Saint Aignan, the detached fully renovated cottage is particularly well suited for nature lovers, fishing, hiking, boating and wildlife photography enthusiasts. The borders of Morbihan and Cotes d'Armor pass through the centre of the lake, and the cottage is situated on the Morbihan side. The property sits on an acre of land therefore guaranteeing privacy.

Renovated detached cottage for sale on 1.25 acres next to Lake Guerledan
Just across the shore of the 988 acre lake, the largest in Brittany, sits the ancient Abbey of Bon Repos which plays host to the Sound and Light show of Brittany (Son et Lumiere) each year in August. The show depicts Bon Repos through the ages including a full-scale replica of an iron age village and ancient battle re-enactments supported by 21st century technology which is quite simply mind-blowing. Click the video tab above for more information.

Saint Aignan, Brittany | Detached Fishing Cottage
The Merlin Restaurant Overlooking Lake Guerledan

There are plenty of tourist attractions in central Brittany and some great places to dine including the popular Restaurant Merlin pictured above which has great views over the lake. Lake Guerledan has an on-site sailing school with water ski and pedal boat hire, and large glass sided canal boats known as 'vedettes' are also available to take visitors along the 13km of waterways which were created when the valley was flooded. There are also several sandy beaches for bathers, one being just around the corner at Anse de Sordan.

If Golf is your game you can play a round at one of the local 18-hole championship courses, and the surrounding tracks and bridle paths of the Argoat Forest are perfect for horse riding, cycling, hiking, or finding the idyllic place for a spot of fishing. For a less extreme cycle ride, the towpaths of the Nantes - Brest Canal which pass through the village are perfect.

Maison Vacance A Vendre Lac Guerledan

The gite is perfectly situated for exploring all of Brittany, not just the central Brittany areas including both north and south coastlines, each of which are just a 60 minute drive.

The Lost Village of Guerledan

Beneath the waterline of the lake itself lies an ancient village which is revealed just once every 3 decades or so when the lake is drained for maintenance of the barrage, and visitors travel from far and wide to view the spectacle. In 2015 the lake was drained which drew almost 2 million visitors to the area.  This year, the village is once again tranquil without the heavy footfall, however early reservation is still advised.

The creation of the lake (and especially that of the dam) cut the through the Nantes-Brest Canal, and from this location the course of the River Blavet flows. Seventeen of the old locks on the canal along with several houses, cottages and a Napoleonic bridge were submerged beneath the newly created Lake.  

Detached Fishing Cottage Gite in Saint Aignan Brittany
Lac du Guerledan Central Brittany

The cottage has undergone a full scheme of renovation including a newly fitted kitchen, a large granite fireplace with log-burner and a complete re-decoration. The 2-storey detached cottage / gite is bright and airy with that home away from home feel.  The owner/ management has over a decade of experience in letting 5 star holiday accommodation in France. Contact us now for more details or to secure your reservation. If you'd like to read some customer reviews of our other gites in south central Brittany, please click here

Saint Aignan Village Church
Lake Guerledan | Lac de Guerledan | Fishing Holiday
A 1.29m 17kg Pike Caught at Lake Guerledan