|Mika-Gale||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||3||Double futon and 2 single pullout beds|
Mika-Gale is a beautiful, restored longere situated in a peaceful, rural setting near the villages of Ploerdut, Lignol and Guemene-sur-Scorff.
Whether you just want to get away from it all, enjoy beautiful scenery, relax on golden beaches, visit the many historical towns around the area, or wish to have a full activity holiday, Mika-Gale is the ideal base.
It is surrounded by rolling green hills and quiet wooded valleys that have been carved out by the areas three rivers, the Ellé, the Scorff and the Aer.
There is an extensive network of footpaths in the local area which traverse across open countryside and densly wooded hills and valleys.
It's an ideal location for walking, running, cycling, bird watching, photography, drawing, painting and relaxing.
The local area abounds with monuments, churches, chapels and historic medieval villages where time seems to have stood still.
Ploerdut village is 3 km away and is situated around a beautiful 15th century church. It has a boulangerie, pizzeria, two bars, one with a lunch time restaurant, and a small grocery store. Here is also the local doctors, dentist and pharmacy.
Your nearest large supermarket is situated in Guemene-sur-Scorff which is 7 km away.
The property owners live and work abroad permanently but this is their French country home and they visit regularly at holiday time to wind down and escape from the busy lives they lead. Because it's their home you can expect it to be furnished and appointed to a high standard.
You enter the property the spacious entrance porch at Mika-Gale and there's the beautiful open plan kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen is very well equipped with a range oven and extractor hood, dish washer, washing machine, tumble dryer, two fridge freezers and all the usual electrical appliances you would expect. There are also hot-plates, a fondue set, electric whisks and mixers and plenty of saucepans, casserole dishes and utensils.
At the center of the kitchen is an attractive island for food preparation. There is also a toaster and microwave.
To your right is a cloak room with clothes line and airer.
As you walk through into the dining area you will find a large pine dining table and chairs. A high chair is available for babies.
There's a dresser in this room which holds all the house hold crockery.
In the dining area there are picnic baskets, thermos flasks and cool boxes
for our guests to use. There are plenty of ice blocks in the freezer.
The spacious living room has a very efficient wood burner, large coffee table, side tables and two very comfy sofas one armchair. There's also a fully reclining electric armchair for extra relaxation available.
There are two large, well stocked book cases which also has some games and lots of DVD's and CD's.
There are two desks, a TV, DVD and Sky box with all the free UK freeveiw channels and free WiFi.
Double patio doors lead into the garden.
The room is very comfortable with beamed ceilings and is tastefully decorated.
There are two large double bedrooms at either end of the house. In the middle is our twin bedroom.
All three bedrooms are bright and have beamed, vaulted ceilings and have plenty of wardrobes and drawers.
All three bedrooms has its own en-suite shower room with toilet and wash basin.
All the bedrooms has its own en suite all with shower, toilet and wash basin.
There is also and one downstairs toilet with wash basin at the end of the kitchen
There is full central heating throughout the house and a very efficient wood burner in the lounge to cosy up in front of during colder months
TV and DVD
Free WiFi Internet connection
UK freeview channels via Sky satellite
Book and DVD library
The property sits in three acres of private, secluded gardens. The large garden is ideal for children with plenty of safe and open ares to run, play and explore .It also has a small orchard with apple and pear trees. There are also hazel-nut sweet chestnut and walnut trees for our Autumn guests to enjoy the windfall produce.
The lawn and seating area at the front of the property is a real sun trap and there are sun loungers at your disposal and a large wooden table and chairs with parasol.
There's also a Weber BBQ with utensils provided for alfresco dining.
From the well kept gardens and lawns at the front of the property there's a large meadow leading to a small woodland and a stream for you to explore.
Private on site parking
The gite is not wheel chair accessible
For those guests bringing their own bikes or kayaks we can offer a secure storage area on site.
We also have one double futon and one fold-up single bed so could accommodate extra guests if required.
Mika-Gale is a beautiful, restored longere owned by Michael and Karen Dobbie-Hunter who are global citizens and love rural France. Their work means that they live abroad permanently but use their holiday time to re-charge energy levels and relax when they come home to their beautiful house in Brittany. Mika-Gale has been managed for the last 5 years by Jerry and Gina Isaacs who take great pride in the presentation of the house and look after the property as if it were their own.
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||It's a beautiful rural, tranquil part of Brittany but centrally located and near to many interesting places with beautiful quiet beaches to swim, sunbathe, surf or just relax and build sandcastles just 40 minutes away. You can use it as a base to explore the fantastic tourist sites, towns and cites of Brittany, take walks or cycle the canals, walk in and around the forests and many lakes all across this superb region of France.|
|Unique benefits of property||Privacy, seclusion and quietness are very important to us but also the opportunity to visit the historic towns and the amazing beaches. The house is not just a holiday gite, it is our home and is furnished and equipped to a high standard.|
Within a short drive lies the pretty town of Guemene sur Scorff famous for it's connection to the Rohan families
We have provided an information pack with recommendations of restaurants, markets, places of interest. As there are far to many others to list the tourist information office in Guemene and Pontivy have additional information
Brittany is a land of festivals, legends, myths, and megaliths. Enjoy the wonderful variety of foods, and the Breton speciality seafood. The Morbihan region is one of the most varied departments in France, with prehistoric monuments and historical towns, beautiful estuaries, creeks and little fishing ports.
It boasts fine old chateaux, glorious sandy beaches and islands along the coast and around the Gulf of Morbihan.
So many charming towns to explore! Auray and Vannes are a must with their medieval timber frame houses, cobbled streets, water front restaurants and bars.
Josselin is a splendid fortified town which sits astride the canal. Its medieval castle is still lived in by members of the legendary Rohan family.
Le Faouët is named after the beech trees that mark the pretty, rural, hilly area around it. Its centre piece is its beautiful 17thC covered market place. Its glorious outlying chapels also made painters flock to it, as is recalled in the museum.
Pont-Aven down on the coast is best known for its association with the post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. This attractive town also has some lovely riverside walks.
We often go to Pontivy, Napoleonville, with its medieval old quarter well worth wandering through and along its canal. Quimperle is a delightful old town, also on a river, in fact the confluence of three rivers! Inland and only 30 mins is the beautiful Lac du Guerledan. Lovely walks and picnic spots and a restaurant. if you have a canoe or small boat, you can launch it here.
This region of southern Brittany offers a warmer sunnier climate than the north and is definitely a department with something for everyone.
The coast is only 45 mins away and there are numerous small sandy beaches to explore, long expanses of golden sand stretching from Larmor Plage to Guidel Plage, and many smaller beaches and inlets. A few of our favourites are Le Poldou, Raguennes, and Carnac with its world famous standing stones
We had a lovely 2 week stay at Mika-Gale. The house was very comfortable, spacious, clean and relaxing. The garden is absolutely huge with plenty of space and our children really enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny!
Jerry and Gina are very helpful and accommodating hosts without being intrusive and the welcome basket and fresh eggs from their chickens were a lovely touch.
The property is very remote with only a few properties nearby, which adds to the peace and quiet we were looking forward to. The nearest village is a 5 minute drive but we were more than happy to discover Brittany and drive further afield to explore more. Within an hours drive you would be at the beach or a big French town.
At the cottage there is an accurate information book providing the days for the French markets nearby and recommended restaurants, which was helpful.
All in all, I would not hesitate in recommending Mika-Gale. We have been holidaying in France for the last 5 years and this cottage has by far been the best. Merci beaucoup!
We loved and would recommend it to everyone. We all had a wonderful time.