Farmouse Locmaria (Sleeps 4/6. 2 Bedrooms)
Locmaria - rural tranquility
- english, french
About Nadine Mason
We're David and Nadine Mason and bought what was a ruined farm over 15 years ago and have enjoyed bringing these beautiful buildings back to life. We set out to create gites that are as we would want them to be if we were coming here on holiday. That's why we have furnished them with high quality furniture, generous amounts of crockery, glassware and cutlery and kitchen knives that get sharpened regularly! Locmaria is a haven of peace and we love to share it with our guests - many of whom have come back several times as they now love it as much as we do. We are always happy to go the extra mile to make sure you have a great stay - recommendations for places to visit, restaurant bookings or even sticking your bikes on the top of the Landrover so that you can start further afield.
Nadine Mason purchased this Farmhouse in 1998
Why Nadine Mason chose Langoëlan
We chose the area because it had lots of green-edged roads on the Michelin map - and the scenery and empty roads do not disappoint whether you are travelling by car, motorbike or bicycle. We can recommend some great routes for rides out in the car and some of the best motorbiking roads in France - often with some great recommendations for attractions and of course lunch along the way. Our location in the centre of Brittany means you really can make the most of all that the region has to offer - but is still accessible for a weekend visit. We love the peace and quiet but also quick and easy access to bustling towns, great restaurants and beautiful beaches. Nowhere is more than 90mins drive through beautiful countryside on empty roads but there's loads to do in the local area too.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
A real home from home that allows you to relax from day one so you get the best from your holiday - however long you spend with us. We take pride in providing you with great quality furnishings and a brilliantly equipped kitchen - including a block full of sharp knives and a stack of cook books just in case the local food inspires you to start cooking. The property is surrounded by fields and so you can find your own quiet spot to sit and read or just enjoy the views across the countryside - or you can have a swim in the heated pool or take a run around the local lake if you fancy a bit of exercise. We have two lovely and very friendly french spaniels and we are happy to consider requests for our visitors to bring their dogs to stay too. There are lots of fantastic walks to enj
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Cot, high chair and stair gate free of charge.Cot, high chair and stair gate free of charge.
Pets allowed - £50 extra damage deposit. No pets on furniture. £50 extra damage deposit. No pets on furniture.
No smoking - No smoking in gites or at the pool. OK outside.No smoking in gites or at the pool. OK outside.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Best hosts ever
Not only is the house beautiful and perfectly located, the owners are really great people. Not only very accommodating and friendly. We even got a (still warm) bread, fresh from the baker :D. They know their way around Brittany and give very good tips for outings. We wouldn't have known about the Valley of Saints without their tip.
The house is very nice, with big bedrooms and a very impressive second floor. There also a large collection of movies and games to play.
And while we are not dog-people, the three dogs were very fun and friendly - and bouncy (especially Maya, who decided to spend an evening with us, until called home).
We would definitely return to Nadine and David's house when we go back to Brittany.
Thank you for your lovely comments - we enjoyed sharing Locmaria with you and would love to welcome you back sometime in the future! Really pleased that you enjoyed La Vallee des Saints - you had a perfect clear day for it.
A la prochaine ... (sorry, dont know how to say look forward to seeing you again in Dutch!)
A beautiful and peaceful holiday home.
A perfectly appointed house with super friendly and attentive hosts. A wonderful place to relax and base yourselves whilst exploring Brittany.
Thanks Alex, it was great to meet you and the family and we hope you'll bring your spaniels with you next time you visit!
We have just spent the most relaxing two week vacation at Locmaria! If you seek tranquility, opportunities to connect with a place and its historic culture, seemingly idyllic and removed from the hustle and bustle, then this is one such place. The location is ideal for visiting much of Brittany and its coasts, its old communities, and its fabulous fly fishing locations. We rented bikes for the two weeks, there are infinity beautiful rides around Langoelan. We hired fly fishing guides (Philippe Dolivet and Jean-Baptiste Vidal) for days on the Elorn and the Scorff (respectively) and will fell in love with the charcuterie in Goemene and the boulangerie in Lignol. Dinard, Pointe de Raz, Vannes, Mont St. Michel, and the Normandy beaches are all wonderful trips (and we only saw a smidgen of the interesting things there). Most importantly, Nadine and David Mason are the nicest, warmest, most accommodating and helpful hosts we have ever encountered. Their property is lovely, the Farmhouse is warm and accessible, and their knowledge of Brittany and things to do is infinite. If you are dog lovers, their three spaniels Fy (Effie), Islay and Maya (the happiest dog in Brittany) are marvelous companions. We can't emphasize enough how peaceful, pastoral, and genuine the whole experience was for us... time seems to have stood still in central Brittany and it all was perfect. Thank you Nadine, David, and the three pups!
Thank you Taylor and Peggy for your kind words. We loved having you to stay at Locmaria and getting to know you both and are thrilled that you had such a relaxing time and enjoyed exploring some of what Brittany has to offer. We know there are a lot of rivers in a lot of other countries to fish yet, but we (and the dogs too) would love to see you again if you come back to Brittany in the future.
Fabulous property offering an ideal base to explore Brittany
We (family of 4, plus dog) have returned from a wonderful holiday in Brittany and can highly recommend Locmaria.
The farmhouse has real character and is well equipped to provide a 'home from home'. For rainy days there are numerous DVDs to choose from, not to mention the 'bar billiards' and plentiful games to keep the younger members of the family happy. Outside, there is plenty of space to roam around and the well-kept swimming pool and boules court add to a fun holiday.
Locmaria is ideally situated to explore Brittany. There is plenty to see and do nearby with beautiful medieval towns, beaches, cycle paths and dog walks all within easy reach.
Nadine and David's kind hospitality was a real highlight of our holiday. They really know how to spoil their guests and offer the best advice ranging from where to go, best routes to get there to the best patisserie for the morning croissant run.
We hope to be back!
Perfect holiday stay!
Our family of 6 (2 adults, 3 kids and one dog) just returned from a fabulous week at the farmhouse at Locmaria and I can truly say it is an ideal holiday stay!
The farmhouse has been lovingly restored by the owners to retain many original features but is also equipped with the modern conveniences (wifi, full kitchen, laundry facilities) that make the stay feel like home. The location is perfect; rural and quiet, but also easy access to many towns, the coasts and forest hikes. The swimming pool and 4 acres to explore were the highlight for the kids and or dog loved being able to roam with the host pooches!
Nadine and David both truly went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and to enjoy the 'off the beaten tracks' delights that Brittany has to offer and have so many helpful suggestions to really explore the region.
Many thanks to Nadine and David for the memorable holiday, we are looking forward to our next visit!
Thank you, Sara, for your lovely review of your stay at Locmaria. David and I enjoyed sharing our little corner of Brittany with you and are delighted that you all loved it as much as we do. Our dogs were thrilled to have Frau join them for walks and swimming too. We would love to welcome you all back to Locmaria for another holiday. A bientôt!
Locmaria's central location means that we can recommend quiet and unspoiled beaches on the north and south coasts less than 1hr away (1hr30 for the west coast) - whether you want a gently sloping sandy beach with rockpools for the family or wide open beaches with atlantic rollers for surfing/kite-surfing. We know some great restaurants if you fancy enjoying some fresh Breton seafood. The Lac de Guerlendan 20mins drive away has beaches, watersports, walking, horse-riding and restaurants.
Ferry Ports: Roscoff 1hr15, St Malo 1hr45, Caen 3hrs, Cherbourg 4hrs, Le Havre 4 hr 30 Calais 6-7 hrs.
Airports: Dinard, Brest and Rennes are all approximately 1hr30 from Locmaria.
You will need a car during your stay (or bicycle if you are very keen - and fit!).
The village of Langoelan (1 mile) has boulangerie, bar, 2 restaurants and petrol station. The charming town of Guemene sur Scorff (5 miles) has supermarket and other shopping amenities, banks, bars & restaurants, doctor, dentist and vet. We are happy to make suggestions for visits to local towns and attractions - there's plenty to do within 30mins to 1hr of Locmaria, whether you are looking for activities, culture, history, scenery, things to keep the children entertained or a cracking meal.
We are happy to consider dogs - at our discretion following a conversation with you - and we will ask for a higher deposit. However we are happy to share our Picardy spaniel Islay and our Picardy Blue spaniel Fy with you for the week if you prefer to leave your dog at home.