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High Quality Traditional Breton Gite in Gomene - Swimming Pool , Wi-Fi , Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,065 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms. Sleeps 7.Tranquil Rural Location in Central Brittany.Swimming pool

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***)



.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 .

. Dishwasher

. Iron , Ironing board , Airing frame

. Hairdryer

. 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


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).

More Details
Registration Number : Siret 80511234900016

Donna Thain
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Donna Thain

Our names are Donna and George Thain. We are a husband and wife team who have given up our careers as a chef and a nurse in the UK to live in France and run this high quality gite complex. We are both keen birdwatchers and passionate gardeners. Donna is an artist and potter. We take great pride and enjoyment in making sure our guests have the best holiday they can.

Donna Thain purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Donna Thain chose Gomené

After many years of holidaying in Brittany we decided to give up our careers in the UK to 'live the dream'. We love the tranquillity of this rural area and the French culture. There is so much to be discovered in this area .

What makes this cottage unique

This gite has access to over an acre of stunning gardens to explore and use for recreation and you are welcome to stay on site all day.We have been told by many that the gardens are an attration in their own right. Set in the garden is a swimming pool.


Gomené Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1065 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All renters will need to sign a rental contract on or before arrival
  • OUTSIDE NOISE - No outside noise after 10pm
  • SWIMMING POOL - The swimming pool is closed from end of September and re-opens on 1st June and cannot be used between these dates
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • large spacious modern bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 single bed and set of single bunks
  • All bedrooms are spacious with views over the gardens or surrounding farm and woodland. Wardrobes , bedside cabinets and draws in all rooms. Heating by electric wall heaters. Cots available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We are here to make your holiday the best we can and are happy to help as much or as little as you need. We live on site. Arrival is after 4pm , departure before 10am unless by prior arrangement. At the very least we will allow bag drop earlier than normal arrival time. The gite is one of three on site ( another sleeps maximum of 4 and another maximum of 2)


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic property in the heart of the Breton countryside

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic comfortable well equipped property. Beautiful grounds and swimming pool. Owners hospitable and friendly always ready to help and guide. Suitable for all ages.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I can't believe this property is ever available

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We booked a bit later than we normally do and that meant a much smaller choices of houses to look at. The Old Bakery looked lovely in the photos so we were hopeful, but the owners need to post more photos. This place is postcard stunning.

The house, the gardens, the residence - the adjoining fields.

Having rented a number of places over the years, you arrive and expect the odd pot and pan, but this place was so well equipped. You didn't need to think if something was there, you just opened the drawers and cupboards and it was. It wasn't all cheap and cheerful from the pound shop either. The furniture was comfortable and the indoor and outdoor eating areas lovely. The shower doesn't drizzle and the water is piping hot.

Plus so much to do for the kids - bikes, badminton, boules court, swimming pool, darts, ping pong, croquet, Frisbee with all of the equipment plus a number of areas in the garden to sit in or escape to and various chairs and loungers a plenty. We had lovely weather but still used a couple of the many boards games and DVD's available.

The owners are lovely too, daily smiles and welcomes, nothing they can't help with or advise on. Local markets, everything reachable for a day trip and village close enough for a cycle for the Sunday market.

I can't understand how this property was still available for us, but I thank you fellow HomeAwayers for leaving it to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic gite set in lovely grounds in the beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent 2 week stay in the Merlin Cottage gite. It was very well appointed and we had everything we needed in the gite. The pool was a firm hit with the children. There is also an amenities barn with games, DVD's, badminton sets, boules sets etc to keep you entertained in the beautiful gardens. You can even have use of the bicycles should you want to explore the countryside by bike. The gite was very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. The location is tranquil however you can get to the supermarket within 15 mins by car. The owners Donna and George are English and were brilliant and very helpful. We would highly recommend this for a family holiday or one if the other 2 smaller gates for couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb gite in an enchanting tranquil setting .

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a tranquil relaxing and enchanting stay in France then your stay with George and Donna will be one you won't regret . We were a family of 3 adults and 4 children . The fire was extremely spacious and comfortable . The gardens and pool were magical . George and Donna were very friendly and obliging . The surrounding areas were so quiet and the villages were beautiful with lots of markets to visit . Thank you George and Donna 😄

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Village of Gomene
Nearest Ferry
92 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf Blue Green Lac au Duc Ploermel
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Village of Gomene
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
St. Brieuc
Car: necessary

There is a range of local produce markets near by and regular antique / flea markets. The village has an Artisan produce market every Sunday morning. The village bar hosts regular live music events and the village has a Jazz festival in June.

Countryside walks and cycling - over 43kms of marked routes in the local area and walking can / cycling commence directly outside the gites. Adult bikes for local use available.

Places to visit include,

Medieval historic towns with castles including Josselin ,Dinan ,Rohan , Vannes and pontivy.

Beautiful coastlines.3 coastlines within 1 hour.

Forte La Latte and Cap Friehel

Carnac beaches, marina and amazing standing stones .There are guided road train and bus tours around the sites of the stones that are reasonably priced.

Beaches of Suscinio, chateau and wildlife reserve approx 1 hours drive will take you to these beautiful long beaches and wildlife reserve.

Kingoland at Locmine / Plumelin - 30 minute drive away - newly opened theme park.

The sculpture park at Domaine de Kerguehennec - modern art sculpture park set in 350acres with magnificent chateau, 2 lakes and forest walks - free entry.

Golf courses within 30 minutes.

Fishing localy and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.

Birdwatching .

Ile d Arz - Golfe du Morbihan and tour du Golfe - 50 minute drive will take you to the Parc du Golfe in Vannes where you can take a ferry to the island Ile d Arz.

Pool on site plus ( open 1st June to end September subject to water temperatures) and .Aquatides pool complex at Loudeac

Boule courts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $210

Linen and towels for in gite use provided, additional pool towels available to hire .
We expect guests to leave the gite clean and tidy, if an additional cleaning service is required, or if you wish us to do so, this will be charged at 35 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund