Our recently renovated farmhouse (5 bed, 3 bath) & gite (2 bed, 2 bath) are extremely spacious and offer home comforts throughout. Private pool. Games room. Both have large family kitchens & spacious lounges. Tranquil & secluded location in over an acre of wonderful grounds. Perfect for exploring whole of Brittany.
THE PROPERTY: This peaceful retreat is the perfect location to relax, unwind and enjoy the unspoilt, traditional Breton countryside. Our Farmhouse and Gite are on the same site, both are detached and are completely private surrounded by lawns, terraces and woodlands. The properties have sole use of the pool, games room and laundry room and are therefore ideal for a large/extended family, families holidaying together or a group of friends.
With large rooms, high ceilings and plenty of light, the properties date back to 1850. The ground floors in both are perfect for socialising with large yet cosy lounges complete with original fireplaces, wood burners, beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. In addition to English TV and DVD players, there is are X-box 360 and Wii consoles with games, radio/CD player with free WiFi in the farmhouse. Both fitted kitchens are extremely well equipped in terms of crockery and cooking utensils and have dishwasher and microwave . Both properties also have a bathroom downstairs.
Upstairs the farmhouse has 2 double bedrooms both with king size beds (one with cot), a bedroom with single bunk beds and family bathroom with bath and shower over on the first floor and double bedroom with king size bed, twin bedroom and third bathroom complete with shower on the second floor.
Upstairs in the gite there is 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with plenty of space in either for cots if needs be. A travel cot can be provided upon request. There is also a sizeable contemporary family bathroom with bath and shower over.
Both properties are a harmonious blend of modern practicality and traditional features. There is even a separate laundry room attached to the farmhouse with washing machine, drying facilities, iron and ironing board ... if you have the urge to do your laundry whilst away!
The grounds are equally spacious and secluded with plenty to do for adults and children alike - all ages! With a private, fully fenced above ground pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.3m - summer months only), boules pitch, large climbing frame, swings, outdoor toys for toddlers and plenty of lawn for football, badminton or a game of cricket - there's plenty to keep everyone amused.
Attached to the farmhouse there is also a games room with table tennis, pool, air hockey and darts on offer. When you've had enough of the action, there's always the large terrace, outdoor furniture & BBQs to enjoy.
Facilities across farmhouse & gite include:
. Free Wi-Fi internet access (farmhouse only)
. English TV, DVD player, Radio/CD player
. X-box 360 console & selection of games (farmhouse)
. Wii console & selection of games (gite)
. Electric oven, gas hob
. Microwave, kettle & toaster
. Washing Machine
. Iron, ironing board & airers
. Large fridge/freezer
. Highchair, cot & portable stairgate
. Oil fired central heating & wood burner
. Bed linen & towels (beach towels not provided)
. Private above ground pool (summer months only)
. Games room
. Selection of books, DVDs and board games
. Outdoor furniture
. Parking for 6+ cars
THE LOCATION: Quiet and peaceful. The hamlet is made up of half a dozen properties with beautiful walks along the river and in the woods nearby . However, within a couple of minutes drive you can be in the quiet yet friendly village of Lanrivain, less than 10mins in St Nicolas du Pelem with its many amenities and within 15mins in the larger towns of Rostrenen and Bourbriac. With numerous quiet lanes and the Nantes-Brest canal nearby, it's a fantastic place for cycling and walking.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Only 25mins drive away is the stunning Lake Guerledan with its pedalos, kayaking, boat trips, fishing, horse riding, small beach, cafes and restaurants. Equi-distance heading North is Guingamp with its restaurants, bars, traditional buildings with period facades, whisky distillery and lively festivals in July and August and only a little further afield there are numerous beaches, coves and boat trips to chose from.
There really is something for everyone - markets are regularly held in many of the local towns and villages nearby selling fresh produce and Breton specialities. Festivals and events celebrating Breizh (Breton) culture often take place during summer months to which visitors are always welcome . Being centrally located it's easy to explore the coastal areas and stunning beaches of Northern, Western and Southern Brittany as well as the larger attractions the area has to offer such as aquariums, castles, historic towns, water and adventure parks - each one a perfect day trip. We have plenty of visitor leaflets in the property as well as a comprehensive information pack to get the most out of your stay.
GETTING THERE: The port of St Malo is the closest and approx. 1hr 40mins away. The crossings to Cherbourg and Caen are quicker but the drive to the property is further (Caen 2hrs 50mins & Cherbourg 3hrs 10mins). The nearest airport is Dinard which is approx 1hr 30mins away. There are also airports in Rennes and Nantes. The tunnel is another option, however the drive from Calais is approx. 6hrs.
OTHER USEFUL INFO: We don't live close by so you won't need to worry about us popping around - however, we can be contacted via phone or email and are more than happy to help in any way we can. We also have superb help living locally who can be called upon if you have any issues or need any assistance.
Our WiFi supports functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sadly, due to factors beyond our control, occasionally reliability can be affected.
Due to its rural location, a car is essential. The hamlet is only a few minutes drive from national routes providing easy access to all parts of Brittany. Taxi firm in St Nicolas. Plenty of parking space for 6+ cars. Cost of cleaning and all linens and towels included. Beach towels are not included.
Whilst we request that you arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am, we appreciate that this can sometimes be a bit tricky especially if there are young children. If there is an issue with this please contact us and if we can accommodate you, we will.
Everything in the farmhouse and gite is set up for our visits but also with you in mind. No smoking. No pets. We should also point out that using equipment on site such as the pool, climbing frame, swings and games room is done so at guests' own risk. Please be kind and respectful and leave the properties as you find them. If anything should get broken or damaged, please do let us know so that we can fix/replace for future visits.... or if you think of anything that we could improve, please let us know that too.
Guests who book with us can take advantage of a discount with Brittany Ferries. Please ask for details when ready to book your travel arrangements.