3 Bedrooms. Sleeps 7.Tranquil Rural Location in Central Brittany.Swimming pool
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
no smoking or vapeing in the gites
only by prior agreement
Minimum age of primary renter:18
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
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very peaceful place to stay
Very good but too far to walk into Gomene
Beautiful peaceful place
A lovely relaxing holiday in amazing surroundings. Donna and George were available for any questions/support. Beautiful gardens with loads of games and activities for kids. A good location- v quiet rural area but well situated for exploring Brittany- we visited both the north and south coast approx 1 hr drive. Well appointed comfortable gite. Thank you!
Fantastic property in the heart of the Breton countryside
Fantastic comfortable well equipped property. Beautiful grounds and swimming pool. Owners hospitable and friendly always ready to help and guide. Suitable for all ages.
I can't believe this property is ever available
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.
Fantastic gite set in lovely grounds in the beautiful countryside
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.
Superb gite in an enchanting tranquil setting .
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 😄
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.
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