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Coet-Stival, 15mn to Guerledan lake
Coet-Stival, 15mn to Guerledan lake

8 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

8 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

2 baths

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About this listing

Coet-Stival is where we spend time, when we get tired of overdigital green, it's humid, it's refreshing, it's lost , it's addictive. Living most of the time in Asia, we long for a peaceful retreat, to re-energize. Coet is the place..


Cleaning Fee: $56
Security Deposit: $336
Weekly Discount: 20%


The space

Coet-Stival is a typical 2 storey Longere (a brittany farmhouse), in the heart of Brittany, located at the edge of a huge 55 acres property (forests and pastures) . It comes with a big living room and kitchen on the ground floor (RDC in france), and 3 bedrooms+ 2 bathrooms on the second floor (first floor for french).
The kitchen is fully equipped with gaz owen, gaz stove, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, dryer, steam iron and ironboard, simple coffee machine, electric kettle, and all the cuttlery needed to fully host 8 people.
The bottom of our fridge is a freezer.

The table is 180x90 and fits 8 people .

The fire place is fitted with a cast iron stove and stock of dry wood is available in a shack, near the carpark.

The living room comes with 2 armchairs , 1 coffee table, and 2 sofas : a fix 2.5 seaters in natural fibers (abaca) and a convertible fabric 2 seater sofa that transforms into a bed 140x190.
We have a flat 40" TV with sattellite channel (english and european), and an old PS2.
Our wifi is excellent, and the wireless reception is good in all the parts of the house. However the maximum download speed is 2mb/2. While it is enough for a conversation and emails, it is too slow to streamline movies.

All the bedrooms are on the second floor, and are equipped with a full bed, 140x190. We do not have wardrobes in the rooms, but each bed comes with 6 drawers underneath and there is ample space to put clothes.

Our place is very good to get away from the hassles of cities : before we set our internet connection, we were in an internet desert. Don't worry, if you want to live in a very reclusive way, our livebox can be switched off easily and you can diseappear for a while from and blackberry shackles.

The center of Britanny, is remarkable for several matters :
1-the road system is excellent. There are high speed (toll free) roads that can take you easily on the coast of brittany : we are 60 km from Vannes, 100 km from Concarneau, 60 km from cotes d'armor, and if you want to dash to Rennes, it's 120 km away.
2-the countryside is very relaxing : a very good way to visit it is to ride your bike. The roads are very pleasant, and the traffic is very low.

Access : the best is to come by car.
Otherwise, you need to get to Vannes, or Rennes by train (TGV) and get to pontivy by bus.
From Pontivy, we can arrange a pick up at the bus station, to bring you to Coet stival.
There are several airports aroud our place :
Dinard (deserved by Ryan air) is 1.5 hours away
Nantes (deserved by easyjet) is 2 hours away
Our favorite is to arrive in PARIS CDG, to rent a car from there upon our arrival (we use KK services) and drive all the way to Coet stival .
There are several airports around 2 hours away from Coet-Stival : Dinard, Nantes, or Rennes. You have to check the various airlines that deserve these cities, but Dinard is a good entry point for the ones that fly Ryanair.

Guest access

you have access to 55 acres of land. Everything in the house is at your disposal.

The neighborhood

Coet is lost in the nature, but in less than 10 mn, you can be in the center of Pontivy ( 5 km away) , a bustling small city of 15,000 people, with all the retail shops you can dream about. For the one who want to leave in a reclusive place, but can't be to far from the civilisation, Coet Stival is a good choice.

Getting around

The only convenient transport, is the car, or at least a motorbike. If you are a foreigner, we advise that you take the train until Rennes and rent a car at the train station. There are direct trains from Rennes to Paris CDG, and it takes only 2 hours and half .
In Rennes, all the major car dealers are available.

Other things to note

In 2015, there is a unique attraction, at Guerledan lake, 15 mn away from Coet Stival : the artificial lake was created 30 years ago, and in the process, a village was submerged. The lake will be emptied in 2015, and during 6 months, the ghost village will be revealed again. It seems that this will draw important crowds, (4 millions people). Coet is ideally located to visit this site. Far enough from the crowd, but just 15 mn away from the lake. Be careful to book soon enough, as the hotels and B&B will be saturated.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We would suggest our guests to take off their shoes when they come in the house. It's much easier to maintain it clean.
Re. the garbage bags : there is no pick up for them. You need to take them until the nearest bin, in Porhors.
Wood Stove : please note not to use wood longer than 40cm. Do not spray water inside the combustion chamber to kill the fire, to avoid "explosion " and cracks in the inner walls. Thanks to clean the ashes upon your departure.

The washing machine, the dryer, the fridge are under a 5 years garantee from But . Anyl repairs is "free" site.
In case there is something wrong, thanks to give them a call first. In the mean time, email us to let us know what's the problem.

In greeting, and out greeting, are organised by Justine Hunt. She'll welcome you upon your arrival, and will check the place with you at your departure.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

6 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Monica User Profile
August 2016
The house was fantastic, at a very quiet location. There are even some hiking routes just leaving the house, passing trough a fairy forest! The kitchen is fantastic, wide and completely equipped. And all the house is nicely decorated. What to say about the fantastic showers at the bathrooms! Really nice. Xavier has been in touch in every moment, even if he was not at the house. Every thing has been perfectly arranged with his friends on site, Justine and Jamie. Perfect communication with all of them, and quick answers for any question. The only improvement area is that the wifi was very slow and sometimes it was even difficult to connect. Definitively, I would recommend this place and I would come back!

Samantha User Profile
August 2016
Wonderful place! Much bigger than expected. Very clean. Would totally stay there again.

Lauren User Profile
July 2016
This is a truly unique, gorgeous property. The house is set in a little forested area, yet is only a five minute drive from the nearest town; you can enjoy the quiet and privacy of the beautiful forest and remain close to amenities. I would absolutely recommend this stunning vacation spot. Xavier was very helpful and responsive, and Justine was also a huge help and very welcoming when we arrived. Amazing place with terrific hosts!

Suzanne User Profile
August 2015
This was the second time we stayed at Elisa and Xavier's place, Coet-Stival, and it's not for no reason! Xavier and Elisa have been thoughtful, warm and friendly as usual, we were really happy to see them again. The house is even more beautiful and cosy than in our souvenirs, and we spent great family time in and out around. It's really a nice place to stay and we could as usual wander accross Britanny. And also, big thanks to Justine and Jamie for being always on-call and available. We will sure come back to Coet-Stival if we plan our next holidays in Britanny!

Olivia User Profile
August 2014
Coet-Stival was a beautiful place to stay. The house was clean, comfortable and roomy. The surrounding area was lovely for walks and beautiful views over the countryside. I would highly recommend staying here!

Suzanne User Profile
August 2014
What a nice time we spent in Coet-Stival! Everything is as described, the rooms are nice and cosy, the bathrooms are clean and new, the kitchen has everything you need and the living is comfortable. The environment is very calm and really perfect for some family time together. Coet-Stival is far from nothing, so we could visit the north of French Brittany as well as the south, and we enjoyed discovering this beautiful part of France. A supermarket is just barely 7 minutes drive away, and the crêperie in Stival is indeed a good restaurant. Pontivy is such a nice small town; one nice thing to do is to rent bikes at the local "Office the Tourisme" and go for a ride along the "Canal de Nantes à Brest". Justine was very kind and her warm welcome was perfect when we arrived. We had the chance to met Xavier and Elisa who are great people to befriend with. Everybody was very reactive, caring and thoughtful. This address is a keeper : we highly recommend, and will surely come back for our next stay in Bretagne!

Ebba User Profile
June 2013
Xavier was a very gracious and helpful host and we got great help from Justine as well! We were the first guest that rented Coet-Stival and it was a wonderful experience. The house is in a beautiful location with access to woods, trails and fields that makes the stay even better. The house is in good condition and well furnished. Two nice bathrooms and showers so it's no problem to rent as two couples or a family. Some minor things can be sorted for the next guests such as fixing the dishwasher, providing a barbecue and some patio furniture. From my experience of Xavier those things will be fixed for the next guests. I can highly recommend renting Coet-Stival for a chance to experience all of Bretagne. The woods, fields, beaches and sea. The village Pontivy is close by with market on Mondays, supermarkets and restaurants. In Stival there is a great local bakery and creperie. Chances are we'll go back for another stay!

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Xavier And Elisa User ProfileXavier And Elisa is a superhost.

We are a French/Taiwanese couple , living in Asia since 1989, and in Singapore since 1994, married to each other for more than 20 years.
We work too much, drink too much coffee (but good one), and I travel too often while Elisa is stationed in Singapore. We became Airbnb addicts, and try now to book as much as possible via Airbnb, when travelling for business or pleasure : you get to know very nice people, and some of the rooms are just (URL HIDDEN) much different from an hotel room...

We added a very cute 2 bedrooms apartment in central KL, and got some simple renovation to bring it up to standard. Kl is a great city, suffering from traffic jams, but very compact. It's fun to walk around, as the apartment is well located.

2 years ago, we started the painfully long renovation of a 150 years old longere in Brittany. It's coming to an end, it's really nicely made, and we will update pictures very soon. The longere (a long house) is divided in two distinct houses. If you want to unplug yourself for a while, just take a digital break and spend 2 weeks in a laid back place, with a huge property....

23rd of March 2015 is one of the saddest day in our life. We are mourning the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. We will never forget how Singapore has welcome us when we arrived in 1994. Mr LKY has shaped this place and probably has influenced the mindset of the people that live here, in a good manner. Respect to him, RIP LKY.

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