|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Originally the hayloft. this character beamed gite has a single, a double and a treble bedroom comfortably sleeping up to six. with family bathroom. The large private terrace with table, parasol, seating, bbq and sunbathing space. Situated next to the main house. The terrace can be gated if required for tiny tots or dogs.
Beautiful house and gites with heated pool, set in a large tranquil garden leading down to the river, including hammocks, picnic tables, badminton net and table tennis by the pool. We are 2 mins walk away from the prettiest village in Brittany with 3 restaurants, 2 bars (1 serving pizzas) and creperie, all with riverside terraces. The village also has a canoe/kayak centre (including training), picnic areas and children's playground both alongside the house. The several spectacular south coast beaches are only 35 mins drive away as are museums, war museums, zoo and aquarium. Their are so many historic and prehistoric sites to visit, you will be lost for choice. Peaceful and picturesque walks and cycle rides along one of the best fishing rivers in France. Golf. go-carting, horse riding, archery and a very safe forest activity park (like go ape) are all within a short drive. Brittany is a modern and historic experience waiting to happen.
Jenny and Jack have owned Maison Magique since 2014, and have many repeat guests. We endeavour to improve and update the accommodation as much as possible whilst keeping the French character. We live on-site and are at hand to help and give advice, but we do value our clients privacy.
We had a great stay at Cockatoo court. The location is great, with restaurants, bars, canoeing and pedaloes within a couple of minutes' walk. The owners are very helpful, and always available to offer friendly advice. The cottage is pretty and well equipped for a family. The gardens are lovely with a badminton net and hammocks, and lead to the river. There is a small pool in the garden and a larger one next door. We found it very peaceful and relaxing, with plenty of freedom for the children to wander safely round the grounds.
We are located in central Brittany with most south coast beaches within 35 mins driving distance, most have free parking and facilities close at hand. Carnac and Lamour Plage have children's play/rides areas and entertainment, while La Trinite Sur Mare and Erdeven offer tranquil, sandy escapes but both within easy reach of numerous bars and restaurants.
For ferry passengers we are 2 hours from St Malo and Rosscoff (head towards Lorient) and 5 hours from Cherbourg and Caan, head to St Briuic en-route you will see signs for Lorient. The nearest main airport is Rennes approx 2 hours away again head towards Lorient, Lorient has a small airport serviced from Ireland and is only 45 mins away.
The village has a small local shop, tabac and several bars and restaurants. Plumeliau (5 mins drive) has 2 small supermarkets, 2 pharmacies, 2 banks a post office and several bars and restaurants. Pontivy (15 mins drive) has several large supermarkets which offer a various range of products (mainly local). Our welcome pack gives so much information about the local amenities. Brittany has so much to offer for all visitors, the ancient with the standing stones at Carnac and dolmen and menhier scattered all over the area. The historic with many churches, chateau, war and resistance museums, and the modern with a Zoo at Pont Scorff, an aquarium at Vannes and many indoor swimming pools with slides and water features. For more active types there is a forest adventure park within 20 mins with two aerial obstacle courses (like go ape and as we are told safer), one for teenagers and the more agile elders, and one for youngsters (height restrictions apply). Even closer is Per St Nicolas which is an eco friendly theme park with a miniature train, pedal go-carts and medieval games, also animals. The park has a bar which sells drinks, crepes and ice creams (all organic). A motor go-cart circuit, horse riding and archery are all 5 mins away. The numerous restaurants in the area range from the ouvrier (lunchtime only worker's lunch but visitors always welcome), most ranging between 10 to 12 euros per head for 3 to 5 courses all including wine or cider. To formula and al-la carte to the highest standard, sea food is a speciality and a must, Brittany is all coastline. The area caters for most tastes, Italian, Chinese and Indian but crepes are a Breton speciality with many fillings sweet and savory, if you don't like what is on the menu please ask for something you prefer, most will be happy to oblige. Brittany is many things to many people, peace, excitement, wonder, but most of all an experience waiting to happen.