|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The living area has comfortable sofa (+ sofa bed) and leather armchairs , dining area to seat 4 and then leads onto the generously equipped kitchen.
The large and luxurious bathroom has a double-ended roll-top bath - even better with a glass of something fizzy!
Up the spiral staircase you'll find the spacious gallery bedroom, with views in 4 directions.
Great for honeymoons, romantic holidays and also brilliant if you have very young children (cot/high chair available). A real haven of peace.
Welcome to Locmaria - two sympathetically renovated and beautifully presented 18th Century stone farmhouses set in 4 acres with fantastic views over the peaceful Breton countryside, just outside the village of Langoelan. A real home from home and a great base for discovering all that Brittany has to offer - or if you prefer, you can simply relax by the pool, explore the fantastic countryside around the farm and enjoy some of our local restaurants. Farmhouse sleeps 4-6 and Grange sleeps 2/3.
We have worked hard to ensure that both cottages are furnished to a very high standard and are presented as we would wish them to be if we were coming here for our holiday.
Whether you are looking to relax by the pool with a book or need a comfortable base to explore Brittany, Locmaria is the perfect choice. We are happy to make recommendations for days out, restaurants, walks in the forest or by the Nantes-Brest canal. In 2015 Brittany's largest lake, the Lac de Guerledan is being emptied for repairs to the dam and you will be able to see the villages that were submerged 50 years ago as they emerge from the water - there will be special events and exhibitions throughout the year.
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 barn in 1998
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.
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
Booking deposit 10% or min £50. Full payment 2 months prior to your arrival. Payment by cheque or electronic transfer.
Saturday. Happy to flex outside of core season - please discuss with us.
Notes on prices:
Prices stated are per week and are fully inclusive of utilities (no hidden costs), bedroom linen, kitchen linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels).
We are happy to consider shorter breaks, part weeks or extended stay out of high season - please give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Leaving the city to linger in the space of Locmaria is profound. If you sit on a rug under a tree somewhere near the deliciously refreshing (heated) swimming pool to read a book or contemplate the universe you can hear your own heart recalibrating. The owners, Nadine and David’s flair in styling the renovation and furnishing of the wonderful original farm buildings at Locmaria is exceptional. The Grange, The Farmhouse and Bis. All offer home-from-home comfort, excellent functionality and endearing charm.
The hospitality of David and Nadine is a mixture between the best hotels and staying with the warmest of family – requests agreeably met, information given, assistance supplied and adventurous ideas explored. And More. Space to breathe is guaranteed, (with the best morning croissants fetched to your front door on days the boulanger makes them)
Locmaria is living centre to all sides and departments of Brittany. Vannes is attractive and bustling with a wonderful market - and the boats and beaches to the south in beautiful Morbihan are one hour away. 25 minutes north is Lake Guerledan with long walks and paddling adventures. The Nantes to Brest canal is close with great cycling paths. There are enough pretty villages to explore to keep you busy for a few years. I discovered that most guests return, there is no greater recommendation.
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.