|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Wren cottage is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for 2 people located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomené, Côtes-d'Armor. This charming little gite dates from 1790 and has been tastefully modernised whilst retaining its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls. It offers tranquil high quality accommodation in a rural setting, with swimming pool. The accomodation is on two levels and consists of a downstairs open plan kitchen living dining area and upstairs bedroom with double french sleigh bed and ensuite shower room and toilet. The bedroom has views over the gardens.Set in over an acre of stunning gardens and surrounded by fields and woodland. 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.
The gite is self catering but as an optional extra (prices on enquiry) the proprietor, who is a qualified chef, can cook your evening meal and deliver to your gite or you may like to have breakfast in our traditional farmhouse kitchen . Details on enquiry.
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.
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***)
.ENGLISH AND FRENCH TV, DVD , Stereo
.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
. Oven and microwave .
. Iron , Ironing board , Airing frame
. 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
THE SWIMMING POOL GARDENS AND GROUNDS
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 nights.
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).
TWO NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY .
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
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 .
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.
We also offer an additional catering service so you can relax in the comfort of your own gite while the proprietor , who is a qualified chef cooks for you , ideal if you want a drink ( no driving)
Donna and George are wonderful hosts; welcoming and helpful, yet discrete. George cooked a delicious meal for us to enjoy for the evening of our arrival.
The Gites have been tastefully restored, retaining the original features and are full of character. They are comfortable and well-equipped. Outside, are the beautiful gardens and covered swimming pool, where you can wander and relax.
The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking on way marked paths and bikes are available for excursions along the quiet country lanes. The coast and other places of interest are within an hour's drive.
A haven of peace and tranquility.
bon séjour dans ce p'tit coin de verdure avec tout ce qu'il faut pour les enfants accueil sympathique gîte agréable
C'est l'endroit idéal pour décompresser et se ressourcer dans la sérénité.
Les prestations sont satisfaisantes
Les propriétaires sont très discrets, mais il vaut mieux connaître l'anglais car ils ne parlent que très peu le français !
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)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
EASTER - JULY
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$129.36|
Arrival day is after 4pm - luggage drop off earlier may be possible on arrangement
Departure day is before 10am
The cottage must be left in a clean and tidy condition - if you require a cleaning service or we feel the gite is not in an acceptable clean condition this will cost £30 and will be deducted from your security deposit.
No outside noise after 10pm .
Only those clients named on the booking agreement will be allowed to stay in the gite and or use the grounds and facilities.
The property is one of 3 gites on site