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Country House Surrounded By Fruit Orchard And Quiet Wooded Valleys

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Ploerdut, Morbihan, Pontivy Area, Brittany, France - Quiet Country Location Conveniently Located To Shops And Services

Mika-Gale is situated in a peaceful, rural setting near the villages of Ploerdut and Lignol and Guemene sur Scroff. It is surrounded by rolling, green hills and quiet, wooded valleys that have been carved out by the area’s three rivers, Ellé, Scorff and Aer. There is an extensive network of footpaths in the surrounding countryside which transverse across open countryside, and also densely wooded hills/river valleys. It is an ideal location for walking, running and cycling, bird-watching, photography, drawing and painting. The local area abounds in monuments, churches, chapels and historic, Medieval villages where time seems to have stood still. Ploerdut village is situated around a beautiful Medieval Church and it is a handy stop for essentials. It boasts its own Boulangerie, crêperie, friendly bar, and a self-service shop, all within a 3km walk of the house.

Garry Dobbie and Karen Dobbie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2017

About Garry Dobbie and Karen Dobbie

Mika-Gale is the holiday home of Michael, Karen, Garry and Lenore. Our first two initials make up the name of this home away from home. We live in the Netherlands and Australia respectively and enjoy staying at Mika-Gale with family and friends.

Garry Dobbie and Karen Dobbie purchased this house in 2010

Why Garry Dobbie and Karen Dobbie chose Ploërdut

Whilst the four of us and our family were travelling around the Britanny district in 2009 we stayed in a country house and thought how wonderful it would be to have our own house. With all four of us having similar interests in history, travel and the beautiful French countryside we explored what opportunities are available to own our own country house. We hope you enjoy Mika-Gale just as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

MiKa-GaLe is a single, private and secluded property. You will have the entire house, garden and open field to yourself. No sharing facilities or space with other guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Mika-Gale for two weeks over the Christmas break of 2010. It was the ideal location for us to escape to and to get away from the fast paced city life of London. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only a few minutes away from the local village which has everything you need - fantastic crepes! Our children loved exploring the property and endless games of hide and seek. We will be back! (The Doyle Family, London, UK)

Our Summer vacation of 2012 at Mika Gale was one of the most relaxing we have ever had. We had planned to travel to lots of places and use it as a base. Instead, we were so taken with the beautiful surroundings that we spent most of our time in the garden enjoying picnics, reading, BBQs and special family time. (The van Hoek family, Amsterdam, NL)

We have stayed at Mika Gale three times and each time it is like coming home. (The Handler Family, Kent, UK)
Dec 2010
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Ploërdut House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor, there are three bedrooms all decorated and equipped to a high standard. Two bedrooms have double beds, while the third bedroom has two single beds. Each bedroom has magnificent views across the garden and surrounding countryside. All bedrooms are carpeted and have central heating.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Please note the prices listed are for a stay of 6 people. Though the house can accommodated more there will be additional charges for heating, linen/towels and cleaning if more than 6 people are staying. Outside: The large garden has separate areas, with quiet lawned areas under old apple trees and areas for the perfect summer BBQ. The extensive and enclosed garden is ideal for children with plenty of safe and open areas to run, play and explore. The property has an orchard of apple, pear, plum and apricot trees and you are more than welcome to enjoy the delicious fruits. You can even try roasting the chestnuts and crack the plentiful supply of wallnuts. The property also allows for on-site private parking in the circular driveway. Utility Room: The ground floor also provides a laundry area with modern washing machine and dryer. There is a utilities room (vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, clothes hanger) and a toilet also located on the ground floor. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Included in your stay is a welcome basket of local goodies, all linen and towels, heating, gas, electrics, logs for wood-burner (in Winter Season), ‘meet and greet’ by property manager, and end of stay cleaning. Other: Dining Room The dining room includes dining table with places for six people and extra chairs for more guests. There is a hutch which includes everything you need for serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Car: necessary


The Morbihan coast is a pleasant 40km drive from Mika-Gale. This area offers many attractions including swimming beaches, neolithic sites at Carnac, the Golfe du Morbihan and the cobbled city of Vannes.


Airports in Brittany (in order of proximity) are Lorient (50kms), St. Brieuc (90kms), Brest (119kms), Dinard (146kms), Rennes (146kms) then drive to the house. Trains from Paris to Rennes (3 hours), Vannes (4.75 hours) & Lorient (5.25 hours) then drive to the house. Approximately 5.5 hour drive from Paris Airports on motorway (toll approximately 25 Euros, 525kms). Nearest ferry port is Roscoff (1.5 hours), St. Malo (2 hours), Caen (3 hours), Cherbourg (4 hours). Enter Poulmarvezen in GPS.


Ploerdut village 3km, Lignol village 4km, Gumene sur Scroff town 8km, Pontivy city 18km

Further Details:

There is a multitude of interesting places to visit within half an hours drive, including the mysterious Chapelle St. Barbe (ring the massive bell), St. Fiacre, Le Faouet market hall, Les Rochers Du Diable (white water kayaking), the pretty Vallee-du-Scorff (picnic here), the Lac de Guerladan (boating from a tree-shaded beach), and many local street markets, notably Hennebont, Rostrenen, and further afield Vannes on a Wednesday. The nearest town is Guemene Sur Scorff (10 mins away) and it offers a pretty historic centre with a weekly market (Thursday mornings), bars, restaurants, pizza place, florist, butcher, newsagent, banks, a post office, cinema, traditional small shops, gas station, and two supermarkets. A fresh seafood truck comes to town twice a week. Guémené-sur-Scorff sits on the river Scorff which meanders through unspoilt rolling farmland, and is close to the ancient Fôret de Quenecan (8 km).The town was once the seat of the Dukes of Rohan from the 13th to 15th century and it is valued for its ancient buildings and has one of Brittany's oldest taverns, Les Trois Marchands, that has been serving customers since the mid 1600s.The larger historic city of Pontivy is a 20 minute drive away, and sits on the Nantes-Brest Canal. The renovated tow-paths of the Nantes-Brest canal provide miles of beautiful walking and cycling. Nearby cities/towns of interest include: Vannes, Josselin, Pont-Aven, Concarneau, Quimper, Auray, St. Goustan, Baud. Further afield are the picturesque villages and towns of Rennes, Rochforte en Terre, Malstrot and many many more.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are preferred on a weekly basis but shorter stays are possible by special arrangement with the owners. 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance of payment and a security/damage deposit are due one month before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day. The property manager will meet and greet to settle you in and familiarise you with the house and facilities.

Notes on prices:
Please note the prices listed are for a stay of 6 people. Though the house can accommodate more there will be additional charges for heating, linen/towels and cleaning if more than 6 people are staying. Special price for Easter/Spring break - book now and save!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.