Built circa 1670 and formerly a communal bread oven for the nearby properties (no longer in existence) the property was completely renovated and converted (to include all modern amenities including wifi) in 2013 and is now a unique and magical 'gingerbread' cottage. We have renovated the cottage as sympathetically as possible bearing in mind the limitations and restrictions because of the property's age and close proximity to a 13th century chapel. The roof is tiled in the traditional Breton 'reducing' fashion with local slate which we chose from the quarry at Pleven, and each tile is hand-cut and nailed. The exterior of the cottage has been re-pointed with lime mortar and the interior is insulated with sheeps' wool. All wooden doors, windows, shutters and the staircase are bespoke and crafted from local chestnut wood. Regretably the bread oven is no longer functioning (we were worried about the safety aspect) but remains as a decorative feature of the lounge. The cottage is situated in rural countryside and surrounded by green fields, there are no immediate neighbours apart from wildlife including a plethora of birds and a pair of squirrels who play tag in the garden. Relax in the privacy of the lovely little garden (bottle of wine optional!), take a stroll to the river or canal which are only minutes away or get on our/your bikes and cycle for miles and miles and miles.......you get the picture! We can provide a delightful wicker picnic hamper and blanket and supply you with a delicious picnic lunch (price on application) with your choice of Champagne/wine or cider so that you don't have to worry about finding somewhere to stop for lunch along the way. Our most enthusiastic cycling guests last year attempted to cycle 100k in one day and only just fell short of achieving their target! Can you do better?
The Cottage is ideally situated to access all the the Gulf of Morbhian has to offer, be it leave and quiet, sight-seeing or shopping in nearby Rennes, Pontivy or Vannes. Nowhere is more than a short drive in the car or, for the more adventurous, a relaxing bike ride along the canal. Our typical guests like to spend their days getting out and about and then relax in the garden with an apéro (or two) before heading out to dinner at one of the numerous nearby restaurants. Whether your choice is a simple galette or pizza, or a full-on 10 course taster Menu, there’s a restaurant just for you! Prices are much cheaper than the UK too with a simple ‘plat du jour’ (dish of the day) costing as little as €10 at lunchtime! Oh and just one more thing....absolutely no children or other people staying nearby so you don’t have to share the peace and tranquility with anyone else but the birds!