About Us

Carl & Belinda Foster

We, Carl and Belinda, purchased Couetilliec cottages in 2012 and embarked on an extensive building renovation programme in April 2013. The open land and woodland have also been brought back into active management. We live on site (50 metres from the nearest cottage) and maintain the cottages, pool and grounds; available if you need us, invisible when you don’t.

We have a well-trained working Cocker Spaniel called Jazz and a Chocolate Labrador called Otta. There are two farm cats, a few chickens and a ravenous rooting permaculture pig. Guest’s children are welcome to help collect eggs and feed the chickens. Choupette, the pig, relishes any kitchen waste.

Carl’s previous professional career includes, forestry, sustainable land management and scientific research into environmental, forestry and remediation of contaminated land issues. Carl also has a keen interest in green woodworking, traditional woodland products, woodland management, Oak timber-framing and C17th French building techniques and cycling.

Belinda moved to Couetilliec permanently in January 2017. Prior to that Belinda worked for a global insurer and spent her time flitting to and from England.

Why we chose to live in the Morbihan, Brittany

We simply adore the rolling Morbihan countryside, its beautiful meandering rivers set in verdant valleys. As well as its glorious coastline with the right blend of long sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, beautiful estuaries and quaint harbours.

The gastronomic delights of Brittany are on your doorstep: crepes, galetts, beurre moule, cidre, beer (the wine’s not bad either) and an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. Boulangeries with their array of breads and mouth-watering patisseries. Combined with a sense of space, peace and tranquillity has led to a more relaxed way of life.

What makes Couetilliec Cottages unique?

The sense of space, peace and quiet – there are 30 acres to explore, comprising sweeping lawns, mixed woodland, a meadow and a stream. The cottages have been renovated to a high standard, whenever possible period features have been retained; each cottage is a fully equipped home. At Couetilliec Cottages you will find lots to see and do at the many local attractions or sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity in extensive lawns, woodland and meadow or, take a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool.

Couetilliec is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic and absolutely no road noise so everybody can relax and unwind.

The shared heated swimming pool is open May to September inclusive.

All the cottages have a quality set of Teak garden furniture, parasol and BBQ – ideal for a spot of al fresco dining.

We also offer our guests a 20% saving on Brittany Ferries Channel crossings and discounts with Brittany Cycle Tours which is based on site for your enjoyment.

Couetilliec Cottages is a great place if you like an abundance of fauna and flora. We have seen deer, pine martins, red squirrels, badgers, foxes, hedgehogs, buzzards, owls and woodpeckers. There are many ancient pollarded trees most are smothered in an array of mosses, lichens and ferns. With zero light pollution it’s also a great place for a spot of star gazing. If you are keen photographer and or artist the opportunities are endless! Check out our Brittany Cycle Tours website if you enjoy cycling.

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