High quality well appointed spacious Breton stone gite located in central Brittany .Rural , tranquil location yet only 10 minutes drive from the national routeway N164 that allows easy access to 3 coastlines & many major attractions and sights of Brittany. Over an acre of stunning gardens to explore. Swimming pool(pool closed October - June 1st) , private BBQ & seating area plus large covered BBQ and entertainment area. Family friendly. Ideal for walking, cycling ,sightseeing, birdwatching.
MERLIN COTTAGE, at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for up to 7 people located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomené, Côtes-d'Armor. It offers tranquil high quality accommodation set in over an acre of stunning gardens with swimming pool ( open 1st June to end September dependant on water temperatures). The cottage maintains its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls. Beautiful rural setting but accessible from St. Malo and Caen ferries (1h15 and 2h25 respectively) and Dinard and Rennes airports (1h20 and 50 minutes respectively). The gite is self catering.
THE ACCOMODATION consists of a spacious downstairs open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that is well equipped. There is a wood burner downstairs as well as electric heating.A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs which consists of three spacious bedrooms , and a spacious shower room with toilet. Bedroom one has a four poster double bed and views over the gardens. Bedroom two has a double bed and views over farmland and forest. Bedroom 3 has a single bed and a set of single bunks ( 3 beds in all). All bedrooms and the bathroom have electric heating .A cot , high chair and baby bath are also available on request. All linens and towels are provided except for pool / beach towels that are available for hire .
THE SWIMMING POOL GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Swim in our pool or relax on the sun loungers. Positioned in the gardens and not overlooked ,the pool benefits from a heat dome that is removable on sunny days but left in place if you are unlucky with the weather so that swimming can continue on less agreeable days. It is salt filtered so no chlorine odour. Sun-loungers and pool furniture in place. Open Summer Season Only - from 1st June to end of September subject to water temperatures.
The gite is within the grounds of our former farmhouse and bakery and you will have full access to over an acre of stunning landscaped gardens with countryside and forest views . The grounds are set up for your enjoyment and you are welcome to stay on site all day to take advantage of the facilities if you wish. Your gite benefits from its own private seating and BBQ area but there is also a large covered BBQ and entertainments area in the grounds. Set amongst the boarders, pathways and orchard you will find numerous seating areas, a boule court, swing and slide activity frame , badminton, goal net, and numerous outdoor games are available including table tennis, croquet, darts, skittles and cricket. Adult bikes are available for local use.
If you're looking for a restful place to spend the day or return to at the end of a days sightseeing or activities for a family or larger group we could be the place for you.
Come and stay this attractive cottage and experience the sights , gourmet food , fine wine , markets and beauty of central Brittany.
You will have - Self Catering spacious cottage with private BBQ and outdoor seating area with table , chairs and parasol of a S, use of our SWIMMING POOL (***open 1st June to end September only***)
.ENGLISH AND FRENCH TV, DVD , Stereo
.Use of over an acre of stunning LANDSCAPED GARDENS laid out for your enjoyment. Including , Boules court , Badminton , Childrens slide and swing activity frame, croquet , table tennis, darts and other outdoor games
.Covered OUTDOOR DINING AREA suitable for activities
.Use of AMENITIES BARN where guests WASHING MACHINE , outdoor games , board games , books , leaflets maps and guide books , DVDs , magazines , and toys can be found.
. All linens and towels are provided inclusive in the price except for pool / beach towels that are available for hire at a small fee.
.Heating , Gas , Electric included in price
. Fridge /freezer & separate freezer
. Oven and microwave .
. Iron , Ironing board , Airing frame
.Washing machine located in the amenities barn
.Owners living on site and available to help you as much or as little as you require
We are located in the heart of central Brittany ,an ideal location to see all many of the sites that Brittany offers to be expolred.This property is in a beautiful rural setting but has the advantage of being only 10 minutes drive from the National Routeway N164 that opens up travel to all the sights and delights of Brittany. We are 1h15 and 2h25 respectively from St. Malo and Caen ferries and 1h20 and 50 minutes respectively from Dinard and Rennes airports. The village of Gomene has a Pub tabac and Sunday market and the neighbouring village of Meneac ( 2 minutes drive away ) has a village store , Boulagerie for your bread , cakes and fresh croissants , Tabac bar , Pub .Pizzeria and Tuesday market.
Ideal location for sightseeing, birdwatching, walking, cycling, or just relaxing.
We are within easy reach of
.Historic towns such as Josselin, Vannes, Dinard and Moncontour
.Brocéliande the legendary Arthurian forest at Paimpont
.Rochfort en Terre and La Gacilly
. Numerous beaches and coastal attractions such as Cap Frehel and Fort la latte - 3 coastlines within 1 hour.
. Branfare zoological gardens ,
.Standing stones of Carnac
.Watersports and golfing and the hydrangea walk at Lac au Duc
.Nature reserves at Sene – ideal for birdwatchers. The owners are keen birdwarchers and happy accompany guests to this and other destinations.
.Themepark of Kingoland at Locmine / Plumelin
.Mont Saint Michel
.The area has over 43kms of marked countryside walks and cycle routes and there are walks immediately from the gites. We have adult bikes available for local use.
. The sculpture park at Domaine de Kerguehennec
. Fishing locally and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.
. Pool on site plus Aquatides complex at Loudeacby and regular antique / flea markets.
.Golf courses within 30 mins
.3 coastlines within 1 hour.
We are happy to accommodate you for celebrations but this is not a suitable venue for loud drinking parties and we do not accept bookings for hen /stag parties or similar.
Sorry not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties.
The gite has a private seating and BBQ area for your own use but you have the freedom to use our gardens and swimming pool.PLEASE NOTE THE POOL IS CLOSED OCTOBER TO JUNE 1ST.
Interaction with guests
Your gite is located adjacent to a courtyard onto which our home , an old farmhouse and former bakery is located. We will be on site for your arrival and the majority of the time you are with us. We are happy to help you with advice and help whenever you need it.
Other things to note
The gite is one of three located on the site . It is a quiet tranquil location.
A booking agreement including the following rules will be given to you and all members of the party over 15 years will need to sign it.
.Unless by prior agreement arrival is after 4pm and departure is by 10am.
.Only the persons named on this agreement may use the property , grounds and facilities unless otherwise agreed by the owners.
.You must keep the property, furniture, fittings, facilities and equipment in the same state of repair & condition as at the commencement of the rental period.On departure the property must be in a clean and generally tidy order.
.You will be responsible for payment for any breakages, loss or damage to property, fixtures and equipment caused by you ( we recommend that you take out insurance to cover this).
.Noise should be kept to a reasonable level that is not intrusive to other guests. WE REQUEST NO OUTSIDE NOISE AFTER 10PM.
.Linen and towels for in Gite use are included in your rental - gite towels are not to be used for the pool or beach.
.SWIMMING POOL AND GROUNDS
THE POOL IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON ONLY – opens 1st June closes end September. Pool safety is of the utmost importance. You and your party agree to take full responsibility of all members of your party and your behaviour in and use of the pool will be in such a manner as to protect the safety of others.Children using the pool or in the pool area must be supervised by an adult at all times. DIVING IN THE POOL is not permitted.
No glass or china to be used in the pool or pool area.The pool must be left secured after use.We cannot be responsible for low water temperatures at any period.Young children must not be allowed to wander unaccompanied in the grounds of the property.
.SANITATION AND REFUSE
The property, as with most of rural France, is not served by mains drainage and an Eco friendly fosse is in operation. It is important that no sanitary or baby items be flushed down the toilet & only French toilet paper is used (paper produced for the British market cannot be broken down by the system.)
.You are responsible for hygienic management and disposal of your refuse (disposal details will be advised in the gite manual)
.Pets are only accepted if agreed by the owners prior to booking.
.We operate a NO SMOKING policy inside the gites.
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