|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The gîte is part of the ancient Manoir de la Boissière and is situated adjacent to the owners' property. The downstairs living area is approximately 45 square metres in size and has comfortable seating for six with flat-screen satellite TV , DVD player, CD Player and BOSE sound dock for an ipod. There is a broadband connection with WiFi.. The fitted kitchen is fully equipped, including electric oven and ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and a very quiet Miele washing machine. In addition to the wood-burning stove, heating is provided by two electric radiators. The kitchen cupboards provide plenty of storage and an under-sink water heater provides instant hot water. A selection of board games is available.
Upstairs, the main bedroom features a super king-size (i.e. 6-ft wide) bed, with bedside tables, a wardrobe and two chests of drawers; in the second bedroom there are twin beds, a chest of drawers and bedside table. Both bedrooms are fitted with electric radiators. The shower room is fully tiled with a 90cm quadrant shower cubicle, a large wash basin and heated towel rail. Hot water for washing and showering is provided by a large-capacity immersion heater.
Outside, there is a courtyard and terrace at the front equipped with outdoor dining furniture. At the rear, there is a large field for children to play, while parents relax on the sun-loungers that are provided and enjoy the view over open countryside. There is plenty of parking space.
Situated in a small hamlet in the commune of Plusquellec, this pretty cottage is just a mile-and-a-half outside the market town of Callac. Here, as well as the popular weekly market each Wednesday morning, you will find two supermarkets, two bakers, a post office, three banks, a butchery/charcuterie, a patisserie, a newsagent, a wine merchant, two florists and a pharmacy as well as several bars, restaurants and petrol stations and a very nice gift shop.
In common with the greater part of rural France, most shops close on Mondays, but are open throughout the rest of the week, including Sunday mornings. The supermarkets are open seven days a week (mornings only on Sundays). Callac also has its own railway station, from where the train to Guingamp connects with the TGV line between Paris and Brest. And if you fall in love with the area and decide you want a holiday home of your own, there are three estate agents to help you make the choice!
Thank you so much Bryn and Val. You seem to have thought of everything. (Loved woodburner, hot water bottle and cafetière as welcome touches!) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.
From the lovely welcome to the easy departure, this was a wonderful stay. The cottage (gite) is sensitively modernized, with all of the conveniences and facilities that we could want - and a few more besides. The accommodation is light and airy and set in a rural area. Val and Bryn were wonderful hosts, available, informative and welcoming and yet not intrusive - an excellent balance and one that we appreciated.
We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage very highly and hope that we have an excuse to return sometime soon.
The gite is very impressive; comfortable, clean and very well equipped. The owners are very welcoming and helpful though fortunately we didn't have any problems for them to deal with! They made us a lovely brew on arrival after a long drive and provided a welcome pack which was appreciated.
Highlights are a very refreshing power shower, wifi and a fully equipped kitchen. The back garden is very spacious and great for kids to run around and play in; despite having days out, we had a lot of great family time in the garden.
The gite is central for a large range of outdoor attractions in all directions although we went mostly to the North. Highlights being Ploumanac'h, Huelgoat, Chateau de la Roche Jagu and Mael-Carhaix, all of which the kids (girls aged 2 and 5) loved. My favourite was Fort La Latte which we visited on the way back to Calais though again, we all enjoyed it.
The weather was good which always helps and overall we had a wonderful family holiday with many fond memories. The gite is great, the owners are great and I would highly recommend a stay here to anyone.
It’s hard to see how anyone could go wrong with this delightful property that melds old world charm and splendor with all the comfort and amenities of modern life!
This refurbished manor home is a wonderful base from which to explore or to simply unwind and relax on those days you’d rather just rest and savor the peace and tranquility of a quiet vacation. We found the property exactly as described . . . clean, well appointed, and tastefully furnished. It offers spacious, well furnished sitting and dining room, modern and well-equipped kitchen facilities, very pleasant sleeping quarters upstairs, with delightful grounds to enjoy outside . . . truly a cosy and comfortable place to come home to at the end of a busy day touring and savoring the charm and delight of Brittany.
It is a quiet property indeed for a soothing peaceful getaway, and yet close to so much to do. On those days we wanted to be on the move, we particularly enjoyed the Cornouaiile Festival in Quimper, splendid hiking along the Cote Granite Rose and the nearby Gorges du Gorong, market day in Calac, while day trips to Le Mont St-Michel and nearby St Malo were a must. On other days, it was a delight to simply succumb to the comfort of this quiet haven of peace and tranquility . . . the perfect spot to rest, to read, to cook or to just get out and explore the surrounding countryside. All in all, we wrapped up a delightful, relaxing week very much aware that there was still so much left unseen!
The information and documentation was very helpful, while the on-site hosts (Val and Bryn) were out of sight yet always near and available for help, information and suggestions when sought (help with the Wifi, extra tongs for when we lit up the BBQ, baking soda for smelly sneakers etc). Their thoughtfulness with the little details were a big plus indeed in making our stay most pleasant and memorable . . . true hospitality with a capital H!
Conveniently situated for all the attractions of Brittany – coast, lakes, medieval castles and abbeys, markets and a host of quality restaurants. Equally well served by local facilities including an excellent “Cave” in nearby town. We did our best to explore all the possibilities during our week long stay – but failed miserably to do so!
What made our visit to Brittany even more memorable was our stay at Le Gite Au Manoir. It is unquestionably of the highest quality and a real home from home. The owners have done everything possible to make the house welcoming and comfortable. The accommodation is spacious and very attractively furnished throughout. The downstairs embraces sitting, dining and kitchen facilities. The sitting area is built around extremely comfortable furniture, wood burner, SKY TV and a choice of stereo systems. The dining area accommodates 6 adults - as we proved when visited by friends! The kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, dish washer and washing machine – plus all the crockery and utensils one could possibly need. WiFi is available throughout the house. All the equipment appeared to be new and worked well – instructions for use produced by the owners were both comprehensive and easy to follow – as were the owners recommendations on local facilities including emergencies, attractions, restaurants and nearby markets.
The bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor were both spacious and extremely comfortable – with plenty of hot water as required. The entire house was furnished to an extremely high standard and in excellent taste.
However, what made the Gite even more special was the welcoming by the owners and their personal attention to the detail and ensuring that we had everything we needed for an extremely pleasant and relaxing stay. We will certainly be returning and recommending the Gite to our friends.
In diesem geschmackvoll eingerichteten Ferienhaus haben wir wunderbare drei Wochen verbracht. Von hier konnte man die Bretagne sehr gut erkunden. Erwähnen möchten wir noch die Freundlichkeit der Vermieter Bryn und Val die uns einen herzlichen Empfang bereitet haben.
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Hervorragende Küche und einen wundervollen Ausblick aufs Meer.
E. u. A. Holm, Berlin
Das Haus ist sauber, groß, geschmackvoll eingerichtet und perfekt ausgestattet. Wir hatten zu viert zwei tolle Wochen. Bryn und Val sind die freundlichsten Vermieter, die man sich denken kann, und das Haus ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt, um die Bretagne in alle Richtungen zu erkunden.
Callac is at the heart of the Argoat region of Central Brittany and is therefore within striking distance of the highly contrasting Breton coastlines to the north, west and south as well as providing an ideal base for walking and cycling. The coastline offers a wide range of seashores, from small sandy or pebbly coves to sand dunes and broad sandy beaches and a wealth of inlets and harbours as well as massive Atlantic breakers bursting over defiant granite rocks.
Callac is considered the capital of the Breton Spaniel and the 'Maison de l'Epagneul', a museum dedicated to the history of the breed, opened in 2007 and is located near the main square. The town also boasts its own lake (le Plan d'Eau de la Verte Vallée) which provides lovely walks along its perimeter as well as the possibility of fishing. Slightly further afield are other lakes where it is possible to enjoy water sports. The nearest swimming pool and golf course are at Carhaix-Plouguer, about 20 minutes away by car. The nearby village of Carnoet is home to the 'Vallée des Saintes', a park of tall stone figures of Breton saints that can be seen for miles around; it is intended that there will eventually be as many as a thousand figures gazing out over the countryside.
In July each year (14th - 17th in 2016), Carhaix-Plougeur plays host to the ' Vieilles Charrues' , France's biggest and reputedly best music festival. The festival nurtures a wide variety of musical styles in a relaxed atmosphere, bringing together both legendary groups and legends in the making. With five stages, 80 artists and 230,000 spectators, the Vieilles Charrues has over the last few years become one of the largest and most important European music festivals.
Each year in August sees the Festival de la Danse Bretonne take place in nearby Guingamp. Interrupted only by the two World Wars, this festival of Breton traditions and dance has taken place every year since the nineteenth century and attracts participants from Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as the Bretons themselves.
Callac itself is host in June each year to the Pierre Le Bigaut, Europe's 3rd largest cycling event, which draws more than 7000 cyclists from all over Europe. In 2016, the event takes place on Saturday 25th June.
Also worth visiting are the autumn horse fairs at Bulat Pestivien and Kerien as well as the many 'all-the-year-round' places of interest such as the Roman bridge in Callac itself or the 'enchanted forest' in Huelgoat, with its amazing gigantic mossy boulders and sparkling clear pools. Throughout the summer months, the Amoripark at Begard (40 minutes away by car) provides a host of activities for the whole family. For the lover of art, a visit to Pont-Aven, where Émile Bernard, Paul Gauguin and Paul Sérusier did much of their work, is a must. For a day trip, it could be combined with a visit to the fishing port of Concarneau, where a stroll through the fortified Ville Close will take you back through time.
No holiday in France would be complete without visiting one or two local markets. Breton markets are lively and atmospheric affairs, and take place locally seven mornings a week throughout the year. The dedicated market-goer could visit Plestin-les-Grèves on a Sunday (highly recommended), Guerlesquin on a Monday (taking the opportunity to see its ancient prison, the Praesidium, and have lunch at the excellent creperie), Rostrenen on a Tuesday, Callac itself on a Wednesday, Lannion (along the riverside and up the narrow streets) on a Thursday, beautiful Guingamp on a Friday and spectacular Morlaix to round off the week on the Saturday! A visit to the market followed by lunch before exploring the countryside or going down to the beach certainly makes for a great day out!
And to complete the perfect holiday, why not visit one of the area's Michelin-starred restaurants? There are a dozen or more such establishments within striking distance of the gîte. We have tried several and can recommend them with confidence!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$186|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.