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Rural converted stable with garden



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cottage in Plelauff, Gouarec, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Peaceful Rural Location. Close To The Nantes-brest Canal And 10min Drive From Lac De Guerledan

Situated in central Brittany is our converted stable with garden, in a small rural hamlet between the villages of Plelauff and Gouarec. Tranquil location with a well equiped 'home from home' cottage. Close to the Nantes-Brest canal and 10min drive from the scenic Lac de Guerledan. Fabulous base for exploring the beautiful areas of Brittany. Coastal beaches are within 1hr 15min. Perfect base for walks and bike riding or just relaxing. There are local stables for horse riding; canoe and bike hire are available near by.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I live in the South of England with our Springer Spaniel Alfie. We first purchased our 'French idyll' as a 'project' when our children were growing up and no longer took up all of our time! We worked hard during our holidays in Brittany to turn the property from a basic, 'rustic', stable conversion into a comfortable home from home. We have left some of the original stable features and the Bretagne fireplace intact. When we are not working, we love to spend our time in Brittany. The house is set in a peaceful hamlet with the Nantes-Brest canal at the bottom of the lane. Whether you are in need of complete relaxation or a base from which to explore Brittany, our 'stable' is the perfect place.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have had three fabulous holidays here. The accommodation is clean, warm and very comfortable and has a very relaxing feel to it too. The local area is quiet and beautiful but with plenty to entertain us. The Lac which is a short drive away has beaches, boat, pedalo and canoe hire as well as bike hire to explore the local bike trails. The lac also features the best French creperie I've been to, Well worth a visit." The Cave family - Hereford
Jun 2014
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Quiet and Peaceful, but not isolated.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing 2 week stay in September in this Lovely, renovated barn. Very comfortable with every convenience, I can't think of anything where we thought, " I wish there was a.....". We were lucky enough to have some sunshine , so it was lovely to have a garden to relax in, but a warning to dog owners, the garden isn't enclosed, so dogs on a lead in the garden. Not that this was an issue, as the hamlet sees very little traffic.

We lost the TVs signal at the beginning of our stay, but this quickly sorted by the very helpful neighbours.

Lots of lovely walks along the canal, and the local small town, Gouarec has most you would need.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have passed on your positive feedback to Gilly and Stewart, who do a fabulous job in looking after our guests. Your comment about the garden was really useful as we hadn't considered that some dogs may like to wonder off :-/ We have updated our listing for future guests. We do hope you will visit again soon. Thank you Terry and Tina
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Absolutely brilliant

  • 5 of 5

From booking to arrival everything was excellent with open communication and details about location and expectations of what to expect on arrival.

The cottage was beautiful, extremely clean and stunningly renovated and maintained with exceptional attention to homely details.

On arrival we were greeted with tea, coffee a local biscuits. There was a stack of information about the area which was really helpful in deciding where we were going to go to do all of our activities.

Definitely visit the lake beach at Lac de Guerlédan, a ten minute drive from he cottage, it's stunning. Plenty for all to do with water sports which were very reasonably priced and a selection of restaurants overlooking the lake.

I'd recommend hiring a car to visit some of the other beautiful villages and historic sites. Hiring a bike is also a great idea to cycle along the flats of the canal tow paths.

We had such a relaxing time drinking wine and star gazing in the courtyard garden we didn't want to leave!

I cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home from home in the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to find that the house was a real 'home from home'. Unlike many holiday lets, this is a proper home, fitted with all the furniture and appliances that one could hope for to make one's stay comfortable. The building has been carefully and lovingly restored and the interior has been tastefully decorated and furnished. Tina certainly has a great eye for detail! The garden is a sun-trap and an ideal spot for a summer bbq among the collection of old chimney pots.

Local walks beside the nearby canal afford wonderful views.

The house is situated in central Brittany and there are endless opportunities for days out to the medieval towns and coasts that make this such a pretty part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! Our aim is to make everyone feel right at home as soon as they step in the front door. There are fabulous places to visit in Brittany but it's always good to have somewhere comfortable to 'come home' to! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Good luck in NZ! Terry
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Great find

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was everything the advert described it as being. It was clean and very well equipped. A lovely garden with seating and BBQ. Ample parking.

The cottage is about a 5 minute drive into Gouarec and a lovely 20 minute walk along the canal.

The cottage is on a quiet road and whilst a few cars passed by each day, the peace was never interrupted. The English speaking neighbours were very helpful and any questions we had they were happy to help with.

A great little find and would definitely recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our French home. It's really good to know that you enjoyed your stay and it was all you had hoped it would be. We will certainly pass on your kind words to our 'caretaker' neighbours. Regards Terry
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Charming, tasteful and well-situated

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented and well-equipped, this gite was all it promised. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the location. It was the best gite we'd stayed in during our frequent visits to France. The welcome basket was greatly appreciated, and having friendly and helpful caretakers next door was "the icing on the cake"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for finding the time to write a review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and love the area as much as we do. You are welcome back anytime!
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

This would have to be the best equipped gite of all the places we have stayed in during our nearly 6 weeks in France. It really was a home away from home and the managers were right next door if there was a problem--which there wasn't. We didn't do the place justice by only staying two nights. You would need a week to really explore the area--and another week to recover from the exploring. Definitely a wonderful place for a couple to stay in and Terry was always very quick with his responses to my inquiries.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We had looked at many houses to renovate in Brittany, but when we 'stumbled' across the stable, we fell in love with it's rural and peaceful setting. The fact that it was only 10mins from Lac de Guerledan, Brittany's largest lake, clinched the deal!

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


Lake beaches are 10min drive away. Coastal beaches are within 1hr 15min driving distance.


1hr 40min drive from St Malo ferry port

3hrs from Caen Ferry Port

3hrs 30min from Cherbourg ferry port

1hr 15min from Brest airport

1hr 20min from Renne airport

1hr 15min from Dinnan airport

Due to the rural location a car or bicycle is recommended


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Please email us to book. 25% To be paid at booking by bank transfer or via Paypal.
Remainder to be paid 1 month prior to arrival date

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Whilst the property is set in a rural location, a short walk/cycle down the canal path will find you in the village of Gouarec. There is a small convenience store as well as a bakery, bars, banks and our favourite pizzeria. The nearby villages have weekly markets selling local products.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over and WC


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 bedroom. Sleeps up to 5 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and single bed. Double sofa bed, with sprung mattress, in lounge


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Graveled terraced garden with outside table, chairs and umbrella. BBQ available. Utility Room: Washing machine. Extra freezer in utility room. Wood burner Visitors should provide their own logs/eco logs. We can organise this for you in advance by request. Linen Linen and towels (inc.beach towels and tea towels) included. We have a caretaker service who will take care of linen/towels but would ask that you to leave the premises clean and tidy as found. Other: Large entrance hall which can also be used as a bedroom

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