Brittany holiday cottage in converted barn - BM005352

Carentoir (6km from La Gacilly), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM005352 Advertiser since: 28 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
The Barn Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Sofabed sleeps 2

About this property

Romantic Getaway. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Barn at Hotel Orio is a converted Barn originally built (we think) in the 17th Century. Now fully refurbished it contains many of the original features both internally and externally. It adjoins our own house and is set in our 5,000 square metres of land on which we grow organic vegetables.

The Barn provides a large lounge, diner, kitchen with separate bedroom and shower/wc.

Outside there is a small garden and terrace facing south with outdoor furniture and a bbq for guests use

There is ample parking for our guests cars and for those travelling by motorcycle or cycle we have undercover areas where they can be secured.

We can, on request fire up our pizza oven for that authentic wood cooked pizza!

We regret that because of the nature of the property and our own animals we cannot accept dogs.



Kitchen and dining

Our kitchen is fully equipped with fridge-freezer, large gas range and oven and a full selection of utensils and cookware. There is a washing machine and guests are able to use our tumbledryer if the weather is not conducive to line drying.

The dining table is in the lounge and comfortably seats 4.

Living rooms

The lounge area is furnished with a comfortable bed settee, rocking chair and footstool and for those cool evenings a substantial wood burning stove (starter pack of logs included).


The bedroom has a king size double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. We use duvets of appropriate TOG rating for the season. All linen is provided.


The bathroom is compact and houses a shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Heating is by the electric towel rail. Towels are provided.


If required there is a large wood burning stove in the lounge area. we also provide portable electric heaters if the weather dictates.


There is UK and French satellite television, a dvd Player with a selection of films and plenty of books.

Garden and outside

The garden faces south and is fenced for safety. There is a small patio area and we provide a table and chairs and a bbq for guests to use.

Parking and garages

Parking is available for guests vehicles on the hardstanding in the courtyard. For those arriving by motorcycle or cycle we have undercover areas where they can be secured.

Visitor suitability

We regret that because of the stepped access to the front door and the size of the bathroom The Barn may not be appropriate for guests with restricted mobility.

We do not provide any baby/toddler specific items.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen



Distance: 15 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various Coarse
Name of nearest fishing location: St Martin sur Oust
Distance: 8.7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Caden
Distance: 23.2 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Carentoir route de Tréal 56910 CARENTOIR
Distance: 9.4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR 347


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Charles Knight

Semi retired commercial property manager and part-time harbourmaster for the National Trust, I moved to France with my wife and dog in 2016 to scratch a long-term itch by living in a new country with all of the challenges that arise!

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Hotel Orio is well located in Brittany for access to St Malo and Jersey (where we have family). The proximity of Rennes and Nantes airports is an advantage along with the TGV service from Redon. The countryside is open and rolling, the sea is 30 minutes away.
Unique benefits of property The Barn is a small, cosy property set in 5,000 square metres of grounds. Whilst it is rural and not overshadowed by neighbours there is very easy access to the towns of La Gacilly, Carentoir and St Martin sur Oust. The regional centre of Redon is 25 minutes distant and Rennes about 50 minutes.

The Owner Recommends

Places to Visit

Foleux - this little port on the Vilaine is tucked away at the bottom of a hill. Lovely Restaurant for lunch. Market & Live Music on Thursdays in July/August.

Questembert - A wonderful medieval Market Hall

La Gacilly

We are ideally placed for a visit to the annual Photo Festival which starts on the 3rd June and runs to the end of September -

Golfe de Morbihan

The Golfe de Morbihan is about an hours drive away. Visit the village & port at Arradon or take the ferry to Isle au Moines. Boat trips run from the port at Vannes to the islands in the Golfe and also out to Belle Isle