|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Annexe is located within 6 acres of land and entirely enclosed.
NOTE: We have changed the name of this cottage to 'The Annexe'. It used to be called 'The Retreat'.
The Annexe is an original stone-built cottage attached to the owner’s house but is completely private. It still possesses quirky features such as the original wooden beams and Breton granite fireplace of days long ago. Private Patio Area includes a stone barbecue, table with 6 chairs and a parasol. Private parking.
Light and airy. Spacious open plan; Breton traditional fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, etc. 1 bathroom with shower and WC upstairs. Spiral staircase (stair gates available). Free WiFi and Internet. TV (in English, French and German) + Blu-ray DVD player.
Parc de Lutin consists of the owners’ home with “The Annexe” attached and a separate cottage “The Owl Cottage” with its own private drive. The cottages are located in the heart of the countryside yet close to all important local facilities (supermarket, bakeries, medical centre, vet). Set in six acres (2.3 ha) of enclosed and fenced grounds, Parc de Lutin has a 8m x 4m x 1.3m above ground heated swimming pool, a small pond and its own secluded and private “Bramble Lane” circling the property. Relax and listen to melodies of chirping birds in the mornings and evenings. The sound of crickets will make you think you are in the tropics...
Janine and Ekkehard Muller are passionate about France and particularly about living in Brittany. They love reading and have an avid interest in history and French literature and culture. Their interests have extended to technology, gardening and travel since owning 2 gites. Janine (Freelance English Teacher Trainer) also loves her painting hobbies (silk and watercolours). She loves cooking and writes books and articles for her website for freelance language teachers. Ekkehard (Dpl.-Kfm) is semi-retired from his consulting business (Auditing and Financial Controlling Services) and temporary management services for American, German, and French companies.
Ekkehard and Janine Muller purchased this cottage in 2012
We thoroughly recommend the Annex at Parc de Lutin to any family in particular those with toddles to early teenagers, looking for a great, worry free and relaxing holiday in the peaceful Brittanny countryside.
The Annex is a beautiful gite and the facilities outside are excellent. The swimming pool has been this weeks highlight with us in it everyday.
The owners nextdoor are the perfect hosts and ensure that guests lack nothing. The excellent comprehensive information folder makes interesting reading and most useful.
Thank you for seven lazy hazy days!!
Lovely owners who do everything they can to make sure you have everything you need for your holiday. Brilliant garden especially for children with pool, water slide, swings and trampoline. Lots of extras to keep children happy.
We stayed for a week in the Annexe with our two girls aged 6 and 8. There was plenty of space and the property was modern and very clean throughout with a very well equipped kitchen (we cooked quite a lot) and generally everything you could want was provided- the owners were keen to make sure this was the case. The visitors information book provided us with everything we needed to know as well as good ideas for trips and recommendations. Outside is great especially for children- there is loads of space and every activity you could think of for all ages, all safely enclosed so the children explored and played freely. The outside eating area and surrounding garden is very pleasant, there are different areas to relax and the pool was enjoyed by the children at least once a day. The owners were friendly, thoughtful and helpful, giving us some useful ideas for trips. It is a quiet rural location, but around 10-15 mins drive from two interesting towns- Josselin with its chateau is particularly lovely and we all enjoyed cycling along the canal there (miles of flat, wide paths).
Where do I start? We have just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks stay at the Annexe. It was quite simply the most perfect location for a break from our busy lives at home. The location is ideal to allow you to explore Morbihan and beyond - with somewhere new to visit every time we wanted an adventure. Equally we enjoyed some days of pure relaxation, with our three kids (9,7 and 4) enjoying all the amenities on site - more space than they could ever use, trampoline, swings set, various volleyball, and swing sets...and of course the fabulous little pool, which they used everyday. We also discovered a family love for table tennis and had great fun identifying the family champion over the 2 week break!
The accommodation is superb, spacious, spotlessly clean, fully equipped with things you didn't even know you might need! Janine is just lovely and incredibly helpful - always available on site but very discrete. I was able to easily feed my family of fussy eaters - choosing to cook most evenings in the fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher - hurrah!) - Reguiny is only a 4 minute drive away so the intermarche there allowed me to keep the fridge stocked and I popped out to the boulangerie every morning for fresh bread.
We ate most meals outdoors in the sunshine - at the beautiful large table and chairs on our doorstep, with our huge parasol sheltering us when necessary.
I cannot recommend this property highly enough - if you are looking for a real break away from it all where your kids will have the freedom to enjoy the French sunshine whilst being completely safe - and you want the space and luxury of the good life - book now!
The Retreat provides excellent holiday accommodation. The gites has been beautifully renovated and tastefully decorated providing really comfortable accommodation with all modern conveniences. Surrounded by lovely gardens, with a small swimming pool and swings/play area for young children. An excellent place for a relaxing holiday with lots of interesting places to visit in the surrounding area. The owners live on site and were extremely welcoming and very helpful.
Ca. 40 car minutes to the Brittany coasts.
Times are approximates!
Distance From Ferry Ports:
St Malo: 1.5 hrs
Roscoff: 2 hrs
Caen: 3 hrs
Cherbourg: 3.5 hrs
Le Havre: 4 hrs
Boulogne: 6 hrs
Calais: 7 hrs
Distance From Airports in Brittany:
Lorient: 1 hour
Rennes: 1 hour
Dinard: 1.5 hours
Nantes: 2 hours
Brest: 2+ hours
Inland by car:
Paris via Caen: 4.5 hrs
Strasbourg: 9 hrs
Lille: 6 hrs
Lyon: 8 hrs
Brussels: 8 hrs
Liège: 8 hrs
Toulouse: 7 hrs
Réguiny: 2 miles/3 km
Pleugriffet: 3 miles/5 km
Nantes/Brest Canal: a few minutes
Josselin: 10.5 miles/17 km
Pontivy: 12.5 miles/20 km
Ploermel: 15.5 miles/25 km
Auray: 35.4 miles/57 km
Vannes: 28 miles/45 km
Quiberon: 51 miles/82 km
Carnac: 43 miles/69 km
Lorient: 44.5 miles/71.5 km
Rennes: 100 miles/160 km
Many popular holiday attractions can be undertaken as short one-day trips: Brittany coasts (40 mins); historical and leisure interests such as medieval castles and museums; botanical gardens, zoos, a monkey forest, go-carting, adventure forests, adventure parks...