If you like beautiful scenery, peace, quiet, and relaxing comfort, within easy reach of numerous places of interest, you will find your holiday haven right here. While away an hour or two with a fishing rod by our private lake. Relax and enjoy an hour or two within the grounds, reading, painting or whatever is your thing. The Gite stays cool in the summer, snug and warm in the winter, and this area of Brittany is renowned for excellent weather. This detached, and self-contained, holiday cottage, is very well equipped (especially the kitchen), to help ensure a relaxing stay and has it's own private entrance and parking area. The lounge/diner is well furnished, and has French Doors, which open to a garden patio including an inflatable 2 person jacuzzi. There is a three piece suite, making for total comfort whilst watching TV or DVD, or whilst reading from the extensive range of books upon the shelves. There is a dining table and chairs. The kitchen has fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, slow-cooker, washing machine, and abundant kitchen utensils and table-ware. we believe you won't want for anything in our kitchen. There are two double bedrooms, one on the ground floor, which has period furniture in the French style, with a comfortable double bed, and a window view over the lake. The ground floor shower-room and toilet, has a heated towel rail, and there is always an abundant supply of hot water. Upstairs, there is a second double bedroom, with a King size double and a single bed in the same room. This upper room does have cross beams, so if you are 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) and over, then it is "Duck or Grouse". We aim to make your stay as pleasant an experience as possible. You will find the cottage clean and welcoming, and there will be milk, butter, orange juice and white wine in the fridge, with a loaf of bread, eggs, biscuits, jam, coffee, tea and a bottle of red wine on the side, all with our compliments. Should you wish us to "shop in" for you, simply email us a list, and it will be done, and you can settle the cost when you arrive. All bedding and towels are provided, and changed mid-term if you are staying for a fortnight. Beach towels or towels for sunbathing are available upon request. On the bookshelves in the cottage, there is information about local attractions, together with books and DVD's. The satellite TV is programmed for English channels reception, and has an inbuilt DVD player. You will be on holiday, but we know you might want to 'stay in touch' so WiFi Broadband is available. There is a barbecue for you to use on the adjacent patio, and a relaxing two person Inflatable Hot Tub.
Ian & Frances Woollard
- english, french, We have a little French and trying to improve.
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 14, 2019
About Ian & Frances Woollard
We are a "young" retired couple and moved to France September 2015 from the Somerset area. We enjoy meeting new people and new challenges. We chose to make this area our home after visiting friends here over a period of time and found it peaceful and enjoyable.
Ian & Frances Woollard purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Ian & Frances Woollard chose Saint-Gonnery
We chose this property because we fell in love with it at first site. The location is tranquil and peaceful yet within easy reach of all amenities with the towns of Loudeac about 5 miles away and Pontivy 8 miles away with a number of smaller towns and villages nearby. We could happily just sit and look at the lake and grounds with the birds and squirrels all day. We provide a welcome pack which includes a bottle of both red & white wines, water, fruit juice, milk, sugar tea, coffee, biscuits, eggs, salt & pepper, a loaf of bread, butter and jam. Our kitchen is supplied with as many utensils as we can think of including a set of kitchen knives. We also supply foil, cling film, paper towels, a selection of spices, bin & dustbin bags and toilet rolls. so you don't have to worry.
What makes this Cottage unique
Unique is not how I would describe our place because very little "is unique". We do however have a peaceful setting to offer for those that want "to get away from it all". If you are inclined you are welcome to fish our lake which has Roach, Rudd, Bream & Carp. You may just want to sit in the sun and read, do photography, paint or enjoy a host of other pastimes. Whatever your choice you can be sure of a peaceful time (local farmers permitting). The gite is suitable for the partially disabled (not wheelchair bound) as it has both a downstairs bedroom and shower room/toilet.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
relaxing and private accommodation
Very well presented and equipped property. The welcome pack was really comprehensive and appreciated. Ian and Frances were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Our own off-road parking was very useful for loading/unloading. Good central location for easy travel to many sites and towns and beaches. Enjoyed watching the wildlife including squirrels and variety of birds. Plenty of space in the gite with second bedroom on first floor. Ideal for couples or families but note that small children would need supervision in the grounds because of the lake.(clearly detailed in the property description). Easy walk to village centre for morning bread and croissants!!.Thankyou Ian and Frances for a terrific stay
très beau gite
Gite excellent. Ian et Frances sont très accueillants.
Le panier de bienvenue est vraiment bien et tellement rare.
Merci à eux
Philippe, Vivienne and their son were lovely friendly people we would welcome back any time, we're glad they enjoyed their stay.
ALOJAMIENTO PERFECTO/PERFECT ACCOMMODATION
Este alojamiento se encuentra en el corazón de la Bretaña, en un emplazamiento perfecto para visitar las maravillas de la zona. Es tranquilo y dispone de un entorno privilegiado para disfrutar de la naturaleza. Está muy limpio, las camas son cómodas, sobre todo la grande del piso superior, y está muy bien equipado. Los dueños son muy simpáticos y atentos, y te dejan un sinfín de detalles (vino, leche, huevos, pan...). Sin duda, lo recomendamos 100%.
This accommodation is located in the heart of Brittany, in a perfect location to visit the wonders of the area. It is quiet and it has a privileged environment to enjoy the nature. It is very clean, the beds are comfortable, especially the large one on the top floor, and it is very well equipped. The owners are very friendly and attentive, and they leave you endless details (wine, milk, eggs, bread ...). We certainly recommend it 100%.
Thank you Irene for your very kind review, it is much appreciated.
We would like to thank you also for leaving the Gite in such a lovely condition, especially washing some towels, that was a bonus.
I (Frances) apologise for not having said goodbye. We are both so happy you had such a good time.
With our best wishes to you all
Frances & Ian.
Sehr schönes Anwesen mit ebenso netten Vermietern vor Ort
Das Grundstück in Hanglage hat einen großen Garten mit einem schönen Teich und verschiedenen Bäumen. Die Vermieter wohnen in einem separaten Gebäude getrennt durch eine Hecke/Sichtschutz. Durch die Lage in der Mitte der Bretagne ist es ein idealer Startpunkt für Ausflüge mit dem Auto in alle Richtungen. Direkt vor Ort kann man schön wandern, Wald und Kanal bieten schattige Wanderwege, u.a. auch einen Ableger des Jakobswegs.
Das Haus selbst ist gemütlich und gut ausgestattet und entspricht den Fotos und der Beschreibung, es gibt allerdings nur eine Toilette im Bad. Es gibt eine Waschmaschine (und Wäschespinne im Freien), aber keine Spülmaschine. Für Kochfreunde gibt es Gasherd und Elektrobackofen. Kühlschrank und separates Gefrierabteil sind groß für eine Ferienwohnung.
Durch den Teich auf dem Grundstück und die teilweise antike Möblierung eignet sich die Unterkunft weniger für kleine Kinder ist aber gut geeignet für Familien mit Schulkindern.
Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Besonders haben wir uns über den Begrüßungskorb mit Lebensmitteln gefreut, was den Start erleichtert, zumal typisch für Frankreich Montags die örtlichen Geschäfte geschlossen haben - dafür am Sonntag geöffnet sind. Großmärkte sind nur mit dem Auto zu erreichen.
Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Bewertung Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben. Für jüngere Familien haben wir ein Kinderbett und Hochstuhl auf Anfrage.
Lieu très agréable et bucolique. Le petit panier d'accueil est très plaisant ,les hôtes très gentils
La maison est pleine de charme, avec un équipement complet pour le séjour. Lieu calme et paisible, situé au carrefour de la Bretagne. Les propriétaires sont sympathiques et disponibles. Le seul petit bémol est que la télévision, livres et DVD sont uniquement en anglais.
Thank-you for your review and constructive comments. We haven't had many non-English guests till now. We will certainly look at what we can provide for future guests, however, this will need careful thought as following your visit we have had German guests and currently Spanish so providing for all nationalities will be a problem.
We are very centrally situated in Brittany therefore there are many things to see less than one and a half hours away.
Rates & Availability
Guests MUST BE AWARE the grounds include an unfenced lake. If your party includes younger people their care whilst on the property is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Age of all guests under 21 is required at time of booking.