Le Grand Moineaux sleeps 8
Mrs Shelagh Dean
About Mrs Shelagh Dean
We are in our sixties and bought the property several years ago. Peter is a photographer specializing in agriculture and I am a foster carer. We live in lovely Devon so we are lucky to enjoy some of the the best of France and England.
Mrs Shelagh Dean purchased this Farmhouse in 1998
Why Mrs Shelagh Dean chose Lanouée
The property is about 300 years old and built of typical Breton stone. We purchased the cottage and longere in 1998 and enjoyed many lovely holidays in the cottage. The adjoining longere was in need of renovation and starting to fall into disrepair so we decided to renovate this 14 years ago. This proved to be a much bigger project than we first anticipated. My Father was very disabled with a large wheelchair and often found access very difficult. This seemed an ideal opportunity as we were starting from scratch to make the downstairs level access with extra wide doors.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house is situated in a very peaceful hamlet but is not isolated and ideal if a member of your party has mobility problems. It is close to the lovely historical town of Josselin and the whole area is packed with beautiful historic towns to visit. We are close to a lake with beaches for swimming and not too far from the coast and beaches. There are many walks, often themed, in the area.
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Joy and Miki Trifunovski May 2017
We had a great stay. Lots to do and loads of room in the house and garden for the children. The children enjoyed Lac au Duc and played on the bouncy castles all afternoon and then went swimming in the lake.
We enjoyed good weather and had barbeques late into the evening. We walked with the dog along the canal and the castle is beautiful.
Glad you had a good holiday!!
Amazing location and house perfect for our needs. Great service provided by owner and caretakers
The town of josselin was beautiful and the people very friendly. We didn't feel the need to travel far because there was so much to offer including the woods and castle. The house was great for our young children and the owner had provided all essentials such as cots, stair gates etc which meant we felt it was a safe environment. My mum also felt comfortable as the house was well equipped for her needs as she often needs to use a wheel chair. I would highly recommend this property to families but also those that want some quiet time as the surrounding area is just lovely. The owner and caretaker were very accommodating to our needs. Thank you very much for a great holiday. We would happily look to return next year
Thank you for finding the time to write a review and thank you for your comments. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Our second holiday in Brittany at Le Moineaux. We did a lot more exploring this time. Visiting Vannes, which is a must for any visitor.
Lin and Shelagh are very accommodating and the ramp is an excellent new addition.
Thanks for the review and we are glad you were all able to go exploring. We hope you return another year.
A large family house
A wonderful large house that had everything you required including disabled facilities. Our two small dogs went hunting each day in the large garden. Keep very clean and tidy. Would recommend this property to everyone
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
A month in Brittany
A lovely house with all we needed for a month's stay, including disabled facilities for one of our party, which was much appreciated. It was also perfect for our little dog. Lots of grass to run about on. We very much enjoyed walking, cycling and 'mobility scootering' along the banks of the canal and found we could reach the canal path from many different access points. The town of Josselin is a treat - not too big but very picturesque and full of restaurants, cafes and creperies. We loved the Saturday market - one of the best we have been to in France. Our favourite day trip was 3 hours on a self drive boat from 'DayBoats' in La Gacilly. Dont be afraid to phone Mike who is English and book one. We would recommend at least half a day so you can reach the lake and stop for a picnic. Thanks to Sheila and Peter, our stay was memorable. When the weather was good we spent most of the time in the garden - when not so good, or in the evening, we had the luxury of the wood burning stove. We would recommend Les Moineaux to anyone. PS don't forget to feed the sparrows!
Thank you so much for finding the time to write a review. We agree Josselin is a lovely old town. We envy your stay of one month - the longest we have stayed is two weeks because of work commitments.
Lovely spacious property
I spent a week here with my wife and two children (15 & 11). The longere is perfect - loads of space and very well equipped. It is also very tastefully furnished. Josselin is a pleasant 25 minute walk away and we walked in most evenings. It is a lovely place full of character with a marvellous chateau.
There is plenty to do and see in this part of Brittany - in particular we enjoyed visiting Vannes and La Gacily - both very easy to reach. We also hired bikes and cycled along the canal - it's a real must do. We would certainly recommend this property and a holiday in this part of France.
Josselin is a beautiful historical town of character situated on the Nantes Brest Canal. From this central location it is possible to enjoy the varied attractions the region has to offer. Josselin is famous for its magnificent château situated by the canal and lovely town centre with medieval 17th century timber framed buildings. The Saturday morning market brings the otherwise sleepy town to life and there are many open air cafes and restaurants. A climb up the bell tower of the Basilica will afford you a view of the whole town and surrounding area. Situated inland in the Morbihan region where the roads are quiet for exploring the countryside and neighbouring towns but still within easy reach of Carnac and Quiberron for fantastic beaches.
Ploermel and Pontivy also have interesting attractions and a great variety of shops.Ten minutes drive from the house is the Lac au Duc which is a large lake with man made beaches,water activities, walks and also a golf course. This is very popular for families with younger children as the water tends to be warmer than the sea and there are no big waves.
There are walks around the house and it is possible to walk down to the canal and into Josselin. I have made a PDF describing different local walks and there are local maps in the house for those wanting to venture further on foot. It is possible to hire bikes in Josselin in the main season and to hire a boat for the canal.