3BR House Vacation Rental in Rostrenen, Brittany

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Updated on Aug 4, 2019

Brittany Groundhouse is a Spectacular Grand Designs Eco House

Located in: Rostrenen
Brittany Ground house is a spectacular eco house located in the heart of rural Brittany. Made using rammed earth, old tyres, recycled bottles and salvaged timber, the house was featured on Channel 4's Grand Designs and ended up as one of Kevin McClouds top 5 designs from 10 years of Grand Designs. The house is set in its own acre of organic garden, surrounded by mature oak and chestnut trees. Each room has a glazed front and faces onto the outside south facing terrace. The house is fully furnished with a tasteful mix of vintage French furniture and bespoke one off pieces made from natural and reclaimed materials. The luxury bathroom features a huge stone bath with a magnificent over-head shower and is a magical place to enjoy a sensual bath after a long day on the go. A large solar panel that runs along the roof provides the house with all of its hot water and the house uses Swedish dry toilet technology to ensure that it lives up to it’s high eco credentials. There is no conventional heating at the Ground house as its south facing position, glazed front and passive underfloor heating keep the house lovely and warm, but there are 2 wood-burning stoves in the house should you want to take the nip off of any cooler nights. Each of the 3 bedrooms at the Brittany Ground house have glazed tri-folding full height windows that overlook the wonderful organic garden and the same applies to the kitchen/lounge and round room. In the summer the house becomes at one with the garden and provides a truly stunning secluded retreat, balancing perfectly with its serene surroundings. Outside, there is a lovely patio area with outside dining table and BBQ. There are various secluded spots around the house that are perfect for lazy afternoons reading a good book or enjoying a glass of wine. The gravel area right outside the Ground house is perfect for a typically French game of Boules, whilst the children will be ecstatic once they discover the various swings, climbing trees and dens located throughout the gardens. Located in a beautiful, peaceful environment surrounded by woodland, streams, mossy boulders and ancient ruins, Brittany Groundhouse provides a wonderful, relaxing holiday destination perfect for nature lovers, walkers, families, children and is an ideal romantic getaway for couples. Situated in the heart of rural Brittany, The Brittany Groundhouse is perfectly positioned for exploring the entire Breton region. The roads in Brittany are a real pleasure to drive and The Brittany Groundhouse is perfectly located to access all the best areas of Brittany leaving you seriously spoilt for choice. Just 20 minutes away from the house you also have the famous Lac de Guerlédan, a 22 km lake which has activities for every member of the family. Its rustic landscape and forests are a haven for walkers, ramblers, mountain bikers and horse riders, whilst its all year round water sports centre includes kayaks, rowing boats, water skiing and pleasure cruises. In the summer, the lake offers superb swimming with several small sandy beaches which are perfect for children and offer a great location for a summer picnic. If you’re looking for something more cultured however, the local area offers a fantastic choice of medieval towns, megaliths, châteaus and museums whilst food lovers will be mesmerized by the diversity of Breton cuisine, famous for its legendary seafood, crepes and galettes, lamb and cheeses. Locally, the area is famed for its organic and bio-dynamic produce much of which can be found at the local Tuesday market in nearby Rostrenen. Locally you could always indulge in a spot of fishing on the nearby Nantes Brest Canal, take a leisurely ride along the canal tow path, enjoy some scenic horse riding or visit the amazing Quénécan forest or Abbaye de Bon Repos. Whatever your preference, Brittany Groundhouse offers the perfect base to explore the fabulous towns, countryside and coasts of Brittany.
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