This was a lovely restful place to stay. The pool was a great focus for the kids. There are about 4 other gites alongside so a few other kids to keep ours company. Its set in a lovely 30a wood and this makes a magical walk which has a different feel to it at different times of the day.
Best of all the owner Carl is always on hand to give suggestions for outings, whatever your interests are
We had a super stay at Oak Cottage. The first time that we have stayed at a cottage owner by English people, and did so, thinking that the bathroom and kitchen would be good - and we were so right! The cottage was so pretty, and had been so well restored by Carl. The cottages were very pretty indeed outside and in their location, perfect. The open lawns and beautiful woodland made a setting where it was impossible not to relax and feel happy! The added attraction of Choupette (the large white pig) and the chickens in the woodland, were very nice to have. I shall long cherish the look in Choupette's eye when banana skins were on the menu!
The small village was indeed small, and we went to the super boulangerie each morning in the car, which was a pleasant short trip and no hardship.
Lots of beautiful places in Southern Brittany to visit and the location was very good for touring.
Carl and Belinda made our holiday memorable. It was a cold week, and Carl was absolutely marvelous in ferrying a load of logs to our door each evening for the log burner, which was great, as we are a bit long in the tooth!
The equipment in the cottage was very good indeed, dishwasher etc included and lots of china, glass and knives and forks to keep us going for a few days between dishwashes. Loads of hanging and cupboard space upstairs, very well equipped indeed.
We are already planning a return trip in September.
We have stayed in a number of gites in France and whilst charm goes a long way most of them have really uncomfortable chairs/sofas/difficult kitchens/bathrooms etc. Not here - there are 2 fabulously large sofas, 6 comfy dining chairs so you can play games around the table, lovely bathroom and an amazing kitchen with everything you could wish for (fridge, freezer, cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Even the outside furniture was solid and comfortable. Our boys were in heaven with the UK TV!
Carl and Belinda were really helpful with our booking and there is a great folder of things to do including hiring bikes from them. A perfect place for lazing round the pool or getting out and about walking/cycling etc. Plenty of room for kids to run around and burn off some energy.
The complex is a couple of miles outside the nearest town so a car is necessary but easy to go out for the day and come back for a bbq or an evening stroll in the woods (we were too early in the season for an evening dip in the pool but that would be great!).
Wonderful time had by all the family - location wonderful for country walks, and bikes rides, the coast only 30-40 minutes drive away. Local town well stocked for necessities, short distance to major supermarket. Quiet, calm relaxing, and well appointment cottage with all mod cons......great VfM. Owners friendly and helpful and go the extra mile - renting the bikes a great bonus point - loved it