Merlin cottage, at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite with swimming pool for up to 7 people, located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomene Cotes-D'Armor.The house dates from 1790 and has been tastefully modernised whilst retaining its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls.It offers spacious high quality accommodation in a tranquil countryside position , set in over an acre of stunning gardens and surrounded by fields and woodland. Family friendly .
The accomodation is on two floors and consists of a downstairs large open plan kitchen living and dining area from where you take a spiral stair case to the landing giving access to three large comfortable bedrooms with large shower room & WC. The master bedroom, with 4-poster double bed, has views over the courtyard and gardens the second bedroom has a double bed and great views over fields and the woodlands beyond.The third bedroom has a single bed and set of single bunks ( three single beds in all) and also overlooks the courtyard and gardens.Downstairs is a woodburner and in addition all rooms have electric heating.A cot ,high chair and baby bath are also available on request. Immediately outside the gite is a private seating , dining and BBQ area and in addition you have access to over an acre of gardens and a covered outdoor entertainments and BBQ area.
We are located in the heart of central Brittany ,an ideal location to see all many of the sites that Brittany offers to be expolred.This property is in a beautiful rural setting but has the advantage of being only 10 minutes drive from the National Routeway N164 that opens up travel to all the sights and delights of Brittany. We are 1h15 and 2h25 respectively from St. Malo and Caen ferries and 1h20 and 50 minutes respectively from Dinard and Rennes airports. The village of Gomene has a Pub tabac and Sunday market and the neighbouring village of Meneac ( 2 minutes drive away ) has a village store , Boulagerie for your bread , cakes and fresh croissants , Tabac bar , Pub .Pizzeria and Tuesday market.
Come and stay this attractive cottage and experience the sights , gourmet food , fine wine , markets and beauty of central Brittany. Pets not accepted.
You will have
. Self Catering spacious cottage with private BBQ and outdoor seating area with table , chairs and parasol.
.use of a SWIMMING POOL (***open 1st June to end September only***)
.ENGLISH AND FRENCH TV, DVD , Stereo
.Use of over an acre of stunning LANDSCAPED GARDENS laid out for your enjoyment. Including , Boules court , Badminton , Childrens slide and swing activity frame, croquet , table tennis, darts and other outdoor games
.Covered OUTDOOR DINING AREA suitable for activities
.Use of AMENITIES BARN where guests WASHING MACHINE , outdoor games , board games , books , leaflets maps and guide books , DVDs , magazines , and toys can be found.
. All linens and towels are provided inclusive in the price except for pool / beach towels that are available for hire at a small fee.
.Heating , Gas , Electric included in price
. Fridge /freezer & separate freezer
. Oven and microwave .
. Iron , Ironing board , Airing frame
. Outdoor table and chairs , parasol , BBQ
.Washing machine located in the amenities barn
.Owners living on site and available to help you as much or as little as you require
THE SWIMMING POOL GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Swim in our pool or relax on the sun loungers. Positioned in the gardens and not overlooked ,the pool benefits from a heat dome that is removable on sunny days but left in place if you are unlucky with the weather so that swimming can continue on less agreeable days. It is salt filtered so no chlorine odour. Sun-loungers and pool furniture in place. Open Summer Season Only - from 1st June to end of September subject to water temperatures.
The gite is within the grounds of our former farmhouse and bakery and you will have full access to over an acre of stunning landscaped gardens with countryside and forest views . The grounds are set up for your enjoyment and you are welcome to stay on site all day to take advantage of the facilities if you wish. Your gite benefits from its own private seating and BBQ area but there is also a large covered BBQ and entertainments area in the grounds. Set amongst the boarders, pathways and orchard you will find numerous seating areas, a boule court, swing and slide activity frame , badminton, goal net, and numerous outdoor games are available including table tennis, croquet, darts, skittles and cricket. Adult bikes are available for local use.
If you're looking for a restful place to spend the day or return to at the end of a days sightseeing or activities for a family or larger group we could be the place for you.
We are happy to accommodate you for celebrations but this is not a suitable venue for loud drinking parties and we do not accept bookings for hen /stag parties or similar.
Sorry not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties.
Ideal location for sightseeing, birdwatching, walking, cycling, or just relaxing.
We are within easy reach of
.A range of local produce markets including a Sunday artisan market in the village of Gomene and regular antique / flea markets in nearby towns and villages
.Historic towns such as Josselin, Vannes, Dinard and Moncontour
.Brocéliande the legendary Arthurian forest at Paimpont
.Rochfort en Terre and La Gacilly
. Numerous beaches and coastal attractions such as Cap Frehel and Fort la latte - 3 coastlines within 1 hour.
. Branfare zoological gardens ,
.Standing stones of Carnac
.Watersports and golfing and the hydrangea walk at Lac au Duc
.Nature reserves at Sene – ideal for birdwatchers. The owners are keen birdwarchers and happy accompany guests to this and other destinations.
.Themepark of Kingoland at Locmine / Plumelin
.Mont Saint Michel
.The area has over 43kms of marked countryside walks and cycle routes and there are walks immediately from the gites. We have adult bikes available for local use.
. The sculpture park at Domaine de Kerguehennec
. Fishing locally and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.
. Pool on site plus Aquatides complex at Loudeac
Beautiful rural setting but easily accessible from St. Malo and Caen ferries (1h15 and 2h25 respectively) and Dinard and Rennes airports (1h20 and 50 minutes respectively).