The pretty stone and cob cottage offers comfortable accommodation for two. For the best night’s sleep, the double bed has an organic cotton double mattress from Alpha Beds. A Jøtul stove will keep you cosy, all the logs you need are supplied for no charge from our 11 acre woodland, to which you will have exclusive access. A veranda, with table and chairs, looks out onto a private garden, which has seating under a living willow arbour, a small chamomile lawn and herbs and flowers for you to pick freely. Guests can wander around our 3-acre smallholding with its free-range chickens, runner ducks in the veg patch, small flock of Breton sheep, bee hives and, during the summer, a pair of pigs. Our produce is available to buy, for example, fresh eggs, homemade sausages, freshly-picked salads. We offer short courses: sausage-making and handmade soap being the most popular. Please note that the cottage is not suitable for children or pets, and smoking is not permitted inside the gite.
There is a shop and bar in the next village to us, just five minutes drive away. The shop, run by Mme Catherine Omari, sells a decent range of produce, including wine and beer, fresh fruit and vegetables and some organic ('bio' in French) products. It is a "dépôt de pain" which means that a bakery delivers fresh bread each day. You can buy croissants but is is best to order; we are happy to ring and arrange this for you.
If you just want fresh bread, there is a novel machine in our village, in front of the school, which will, at any time of day or night, dispense a warm baguette.
If you fancy a freshly cooked pizza, Gianni's van equipped with its own wood oven is in St Juvat on a Monday evening and St Maden on a Tuesday evening. It's a good idea to pre-order and we're happy to phone on your behalf. There is also a bar next to the entrance to our woodland which serves food at midday.