Cottage in Tanouedou, Bourbriac, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, France - A pleasant rural location set amongst farmland
A stone barn conversion with original features and rustic country feel. In a small hamlet, with working local farms with varying livestock. Chickens and ducks on site. Swings, slide, haystack and various ride on toys for the children to play on, collect fresh eggs. 5 minutes drive visit the town of Bourbriac, with a Surgery, Chemists, Bars, Restaurants and a Supermarket which caters for most things. Visit the local sites la tourelle, roch ar boc, forest of coat liou. About 10km away is the town of guingamp, with plenty of shops and cafes. Take a walk around the weekly market, visit the traditional french Boutiques, Restaurants and cafés, regular festivals celebrating local culture, street performers and a swimming pool with a slide.
Top Traveller Review
An excellent property to explore Brittany
About the Owner
About Rob Rivett
We moved to Brittany in 2008. We spent the first 18 Months renovating our house and the barn conversion, which we now holiday let. We love this part of France with its amazing coastline, wonderful restaurants, forests and meadows, not forgetting the warmth of the people and relaxed pace of life. We of course now enjoy being able to share this with others. Rob and Shirley.
Rob Rivett purchased this cottage in 2008
(8 traveller reviews)
An excellent property to explore Brittany
Accommodation was a very good standard, well equipped with everything and much more than you would expect from a holiday home. The grounds are kept immaculate and totally safe for young children, we had full use of the Summer House and our children made good use of the garden swing and slide. The owners Rob and Shirley live nearby and made our family very welcome, we would certainly stay again and recommend the accommodation to anyone visiting France . Brian and Vanessa
Immaculate, character gite with attentive hosts
By far the best gite we have stayed in, in France. The owners have exceeded expectations of them by providing lots of little extras for the guests - milk, eggs, bread, wine, beer, toys! Rob and Shirley being on site have got the balance just right - their garden is yours throughout the stay and if you see them, they are friendly and accommodating but they also give you your space.
The gite was exceptionally clean and comfortable. Shirley even provided bed sheets to appeal to the various ages and gender of our children.
The resident pets added to the experience with the friendly Max the dog, as star of the show.
Smashing location too - lovely, typical French towns and beaches nearby.
When we left at 5.30 this morning, my four year old hesitated to step out of the front door and asked, 'we will come again, won't we?'
perfect place for a family holiday
We recently stayed for a week with baby and toddler in tow. The accommodation and setting were perfect for us and it was really well equipped for children. We had lovely from welcome from Rob and Shirley who were great hosts. Lots to do in the accommodation and lovely garden but also nearby to lots of beautiful coast and towns. We would love to stay again and have recommended to friends.
A great family cottage
We had a great time here, the cottage is characterful and thoughtfully set up and attractive and there are lots of things for kids to play with.
The farm/ grounds outside are good, with a slide for kids and various chickens etc to look at.
Bourbriac close by is an attractive town with supermarket and boulangeries.
Rob and Shirley were very welcoming and helpful and have made a really good job of setting the place up.
I would definitely recommend it!
We stayed here for 10 days this summer and absolutely loved it. Our children adored the garden and the field. Rob and Shirley (and Max the dog) were fantastic hosts- very welcoming and helpful and the house was extremely well equipped. It's a great place for families- the outdoor space is fantastic- safe and huge and the house is packed full of toys and games for all ages. Our boys used the single beds but there is also a toddler bed and a cot which I would have greatly appreciated when they were younger. It's about half an hour to lots of great beaches, the local town, Bourbriac has everything you need and there are lots of other facilities, like swimming nearby. We would recommend the Indian Forest nearby- brilliant tree climbing for children from 5 years and up.
Great Family Holiday
We have enjoyed a wonderful week at this property. The Barn itself is a lovely recent conversion and had everything we needed. The grounds were amazing, with lots of space for the children to play and explore in a safe fenced in area. The owners are on the site and were very obliging and helpful and a highlight was the children helping them to feed their chickens. The area itself was lovely, within a short drive of lots of lovely beaches and the Armoripark centre which the children loved. We highly recommend this accommodation.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
This property is perfect for enjoying the life outside, there are lots of tracks for walking or cycling. A good place for bird watching with many song birds and birds of prey. Or relax and gaze the stars, brittany is renowned for its unpolluted skies. An ideal base for house hunting. Also in the area there are marvelous shops and award winning restaurants.
The stunning coastline is only thirty minutes away, beautiful sandy beaches, some quiet and secluded others offering a vast range of water sports. Explore the rock pools, or experience the stunning beauty of a coastal walk, or drive. There are many harbours to visit and of course mouth watering sea food restaurants, as well as creperies and cafés.
Dinard airport 1 hr 15 min. Brest airport 1 hr 10 min. Roscoff port 1 hr. St malo port1 hr 20 min. Caen port 3 hrs. A car is essential for this property.
Bourbriac 5 minutes drive, guingamp 15 minutes drive, st brieuc and the coast 30 min drive. Visit the ruined abbaye de bon repos, about an hour away. Picturesquely set on the banks of a canal, visit on a sunday when there is a traditional market selling local produce.
The area also offers horse riding and pony trekking, fresh water lake for swimming and water sports and children's theme parks all within an hours drive, aquairiums, monoliths, zoo, chateaux, antique fairs. Local music festivals include the world famous binic blues festival and carhaix music festival as well as many traditional music and folk fest noz events. Visit the churches and monuments spilling over with ancient stories.
maybe you would like to just take a more relaxed pace, enjoy superb food and drink and appreciate the finer points of life. Stroll around the local markets and select the freshest of produce or unwind at a pavement café and watch the world go by.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
8 Feb 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Changeover day is flexible, it can be any day of the week. Check-in after 3pm and check-out before 10am.
Notes on prices & cancellation terms.
All Rental prices are in Pound sterling. Minimum stay for 3 Nights. Wood for burner are in euros. We do offer a Brittany ferries discount code. We do not accept Pets.
More than 6 weeks prior to arrival the client forfeits deposit
Between 6 & 4 weeks prior to arrival the client forfeits the deposit and 25% of paid balance.
Within 4 weeks of arrival the client forfeits all monies paid.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- 78 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room with shower Cabin, Toilet and Hand Basin. Heated towel rail.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 5 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double Bed and Cot. Single Bed. Electric wall heater. Bedroom 2 with two single Beds plus 1 child's Bed. Electric wall heater.
- Bicycles ...
- 3 bicycles
- Notes on accommodation: Prices include the cost of electricity, gas and water. Logs for the burner if required, are charged for at 10 euros per load, about two evening's burn. Owners live on site to supply key and give general information. Outside: A large garden with garden furniture and seating area. A large open meadow plenty of space for family fun. Bbq supplied, ample parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price (excludes beach towels) spare linen and towels provided.