Maria and Tony Conlan
- english, french
About Maria and Tony Conlan
We came here to stay and loved it so much we bought it! We had searched for many years throughout France for a rural idyll to call home and had never quite found the right one until we visited La Cour. We were instantly captivated by the wonderful old cottages and barns which still enchant us even now after enjoying many happy years here. We knew that La Cour would always be a very special place to stay. Thankfully the previous owners were looking to retire and so our dreams became a reality.
Maria and Tony Conlan purchased this Barn in 2004
Why Maria and Tony Conlan chose Massérac
The things we love about La Cour are it's a wonderful place for a rural escape and is still within very easy reach of all the beaches, swimming lakes and other attractions on offer in Southern Brittany. The local village is only a short stroll with its boulangerie and Café Bar and the surrounding area offers picturesque countryside and is designated as a protected area of natural beauty.
What makes this Barn unique
We make every effort to ensure that each cottage offers a charming home from home and that you enjoy a carefree and relaxing holiday. We live close by for all the help or advice you may need during your stay. We feel privileged to have welcomed many guests and always feel rewarded to have helped create lots of happy, holiday memories.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful barn in a lovely location
We enjoyed a marvellous stay in Woodland View Barn. This is such a beautiful area of France with too much to explore in the time we had. The accommodation was excellent, very well presented, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We wiled away many hours on the fabulous balcony, enjoying croissants for breakfast, lounging around reading books, listening to the birds and taking in the starry night skies. It was a joy to wander into the local village for our bread and croissants in the mornings. We even managed a few short cycle rides (despite getting on in years!) to the beautiful river on the bikes supplied. We had a superb holiday and will be recommending it to all our family and friends. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and we very much hope to return soon.
A wonderful family holiday!
I’m not normally one to write a review but after such a wonderful holiday I feel compelled to share our experience! I currently live in France and we wanted to have a big family holiday together with our relatives from the UK and as our own house isn’t nearly big enough we decided to rent some holiday cottages together. La Cour was everything and more than we had hoped for. We stayed in Jasmine Cottage, Wisteria Barn and Woodland View Barn. Each of the properties were so very special, each has been tastefully renovated, really well-presented, very comfortable for our large group and spotlessly clean. They are all really well-equipped and offer everything needed for a family holiday, they were a perfect base for our stay. Maria and Tony have made such a good job or thinking of all the things you need. The gardens were amazing with pergolas and plenty of space for the children run around and play. The bikes were such a lovely addition, we spent a couple of days as a family on the bikes meandering around the lanes and we particularly loved the path alongside the river. The glorious weather meant lots of time at the lovely swimming lakes as well as the outdoor pools which the children loved. The area is lovely with so much to do, we did not have nearly enough time to explore everything. Thankyou Maria and Tony you were the perfect hosts, very warm and welcoming. We will certainly be back and definitely for 2 weeks next time!
Spotlessly clean and excellent facilities. The gite is set in beautiful countryside and yet close to a small village so does not feel isolated, very peaceful. Plenty to do in surrounding areas for all ages . Hosts very welcoming but not intrusive. Each gite has own private garden and facilities. Would highly recommend.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means a great deal to us to receive positive feedback – when our guests are happy so are we! It was a pleasure to have had you stay and are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday.
Most relaxed and comfortable holiday ever!
Beautifully furnished and equipped accommodation. Very comfortable and spotlesslessly clean. The attention to detail was amazing. The quality of information prior to and on arrival, was accurate and excellent. Tony & Maria were wonderful hosts, always available but never intrusive. Would highly reccommend this accommodation to everyone. It is suitable for all age groups, couples and and families with children. The large private garden was much appreciated too. We look forward to returning!
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave your wonderful review, your comments really do mean a great deal to us. We are delighted that you enjoyed a relaxing holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Wonderful family accommodation
We stayed for a week at Valley view barn and we loved every minute of our stay, the accommodation is spotlessly clean , plenty of room for the family, well equipped even has a dishwasher a definite bonus.very comfortable beds and plenty of bathrooms, one family bathroom with bath and shower and two ensuites , Maria and Tony the English owners are there to welcome you with excellent knowledge of the area.the hamlet of paimbu is very pretty and quant , this is our third stay at valley view and we will definitely be coming back.
The bikes all sizes are kept in excellent condition even a trailer so we could tow our three year old who is disabled, she was delighted to have her go to seat and could have the experience of a bike ride, this is almost impossible in the UK as roads so busy, but here hardly any traffic and beautiful bike rides to the nearby river and villages.
The large private sunny garden is a bonus with lawned area and huge table under shade for those relaxing lunches , and in evening the decking is ideal for evening sun while enjoying a glass of wine.
A fabulous relaxing stay with lots of local attractions Maria and Tony have many easy to reference books with suggestions of day trips .
Paimbu is a great find and Maria and Tony are excellent hosts comes highly recommended .
Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. It’s great to know that the child bicycle trailers were a hit. It was a pleasure to have welcomed you back to La Cour and hope very much to see you all again soon.
Praise for Valley View Barn
Valley view barn was exactly as described on the website, the standard of the accommodation was high and exceptionally clean. The barn was well equipped for 10 people. The barn was easily accessible downstairs for our daughter who uses a wheelchair.
The hosts were very pleasant and amenable, they were very helpful and responded immediately to our requests for information or help with the practicalities of the barn (I.e when we needed a bulb changing in our daughters bedroom). The hosts provided useful written information about local attractions & places to visits and also came to discuss these with us as we had to consider accessibility as our daughter uses a wheelchair. Valley View Barn offers comfortable family accommodation, with beautiful scenery and an experience of traditional French village life.
We would recommend Valley View Barn to friends and relatives with no hesitation.
There were a selection of peddle bikes to use to explore the local villages and places of interest. There are bikes of all sizes which is excellent.
We cannot speak highly enough of Valley View Barn and the hosts.
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday, it was a real pleasure to have met you all and a fantastic way to end our 2013 season.
Begin your day by taking a gentle 5-minute stroll to the friendly local boulangerie to buy your fresh bread and croissants for breakfast. The village also offers a cafe bar and a grocery shop. Another 10 minutes away are the lively towns of Redon and Guemene-Penfao where you will find supermarkets, outdoor/indoor swimming pools, canoe hire for paddling along the River Don and pony trekking. You will enjoy wandering through local markets and the ambience of historic towns and villages. The stunning beaches of South West Brittany are within easy reach or you may prefer to enjoy the many beautiful natural swimming lakes with beaches close by. For the more energetic, the area is a walking and cycling paradise, there is also plenty of opportunity to fish or play a round of golf. For families there are many fun attraction parks, animal parks and aquariums or why not plan a day out on one of the large range of bicycles from child to adult sizes which are available free of charge, there are even child bicycle trailers and child seats for any younger members of the family. The wonderful situation of La Cour allows you to easily discover many attractions or just relax and enjoy the rural tranquility.
How to get to La Cour:
We are within easy reach of the ferry ports of St Malo, Cherbourg, Caen and Roscoff (approx 1-2 hours drive). Both Nantes and Rennes are within an hour both offering flights from the UK on low cost airlines. We are able to offer 20% discount on Brittany Ferries crossings.