Holiday Gites to let in rural Brittany - BM006042

Lignol (32km from Pontivy), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM006042 Advertiser since: 23 January 2018
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La Maison du Calme Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2 single Z-bed for 1 person

About this property

Little Piece Of Paradise. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A warm welcome awaits you at La Maison du Calme with two beautiful self-contained gites, each having 2 en suite bedrooms and ground floor cloakrooms, set in a pretty rural setting that offers peace and tranquillity for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For your comfort both our gites have oil fired central heating (low seasons only), double glazing and electric window shutters in the bedrooms, meaning we can offer comfortable accommodation all year round.

To ensure your privacy, only Gite 1 will be available per booking, if you wish to share your holiday with extended family/friends, providing accommodation for up to 8 people + babies, you can book both gites together. See our own website (link to our website located under 'About the Owner/Advertiser') for details, photos and rates for Gite 2

You can enjoy lovely walks, cycling and bird watching or just laze in the peaceful garden which overlooks the bottom field, pond and river Ruisseau de Kerustang, the choice is yours! We are 3km from Kernascledan with church, small restaurant and home to the La Maison de la Chauve-souris (Bat Discovery Centre, unique to France). 4km from Lignol with 2 restaurants one also does takeaway pizzas (opening hours variable for both), artisan bakers and post office. 6km from the medieval village of Guemene-sur-Scorff with bakers, shops, cafe’s, bars, banks, and large supermarket. 35km from Pontivy, a town rich in history and named after the English monk ‘Ivy’, with plenty of shops, café’s, restaurants and most of the major supermarkets. 36km from Lanester/Lorient with large Geant shopping gallery, surrounded by various shops in the Z.C (Zone Commercial) Our location means we are within easy reach of lovely beaches, zoos, ports and lakes. Please view our own website for more details, photos and links to surrounding areas of interest.

We provide all luxury linen, fluffy towels and cotton waffle bathrobes, hairdryers in all bedrooms, initial supply of hand wash, shower wash and hand cream, Internet/wi-fi, heating in the low season only, an initial large basket of logs available on request with additional logs charged at 10€ per basket. A generous welcome pack is supplied to enable you to start your holiday with ease, at no extra cost.



Kitchen and dining

Lovely ‘home from home’ two bedroomed gite sleeping up to 5 + baby, perfect for both families and couples. Open plan living with tiled floor and rugs with a separate utility area housing the freezer, microwave, washing machine and hot water tank and separate cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. Kitchen area with gas hob, electric oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge, choice of coffee making with Dolce Gusto coffee pods or Cafetiere. Plenty of quality cooking utensils, cutlery (including children’s cutlery and plates), crockery and glasses etc. Dining area for 6 (child’s booster seat and highchair available on request at no extra cost).

Living rooms

The living area has large comfy seating, 32” LCD tv with Freesat (English channels only), cd player with USB, Xbox Kinect console and games, dvd player and large selection of dvds (as there are too many to place in the gites a list is available in the gite book that you can make your free selections from) books adults/children’s, large selection of board games, large log burner for those cooler evenings (initial basket of logs supplied on request at no extra cost, additional logs supplied at a cost of 10€ per basket).


Upstairs are two beautiful en suite bedrooms with electric window shutters for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Bedroom 1 is large and airy with built in wardrobes, pretty French style dressing table, chest of drawers and bedside tables, lovely wooden floors and rug and a large king size bed, all decorated in subtle creams, there is also a single Z-bed with mattress topper housed in one of the wardrobes that can be used in either bedroom.

Bedroom 2 has built in wardrobes, two 3’ beds with storage under, dressing table, bedside tables and lights, decorated in pale lilac and pretty bird wallpaper.


Bedroom 1 en suite bathroom has a walk in tiled shower, wash hand basin, toilet and electric shaver socket and plenty of storage space in the blue painted french furniture.

Bedroom 2 en suite bathroom has a bath with shower over and glass shower screen, toilet, wash hand basin and electric shaver socket and plenty of storage space.


Oil fired central heating in both gites, only available in the low season, and a log burner in gite 1, initial supply of logs available on request, additional logs at a cost of 10€ per basket.


A 32” LCD tv with Freesat (English channels only) Xbox Kinect console and games, dvd player (List of dvd’s in the gite book), CD player with USB port, WiFi, large selection of board games (for example: Monopoly, Connect 4, Jenga, Chess, Rummikub and card games) books - adults/children’s/cookery and colouring pencils.

Garden and outside

The garden has several areas where you can sit with a glass or two and enjoy listening to the birds, cicadas, the flowing river, the breeze in the trees and the call of the buzzards. There is a seating area outside the gites for that morning coffee and croissant, large covered deck area with table and chairs for 8 people, bbq area close to the deck. Additional seating around the garden. Children’s table and chairs, loungers + cushions, pop up tents & various outside games (for example: 2 small football goals and balls, badminton net, racquets and shuttlecock, Boules, water pistols etc.) a large paddling pool is available on request.


Parking and garages

There is secure parking available for two cars directly in front of the gites and additional parking available to the side of the property.

Visitor suitability

The gites are suitable for families, friends or couples looking to escape the excesses of everyday life and enjoy a calm and relaxing vacation. Both gites can be rented together to provide accommodation for up to 8 people + babies.

PLEASE NOTE: We do have open water on the property (pond in the bottom field and river, only accessible via a large 5 bar gate) therefore we would request that small children are supervised whilst in the garden.

Dogs may be accepted subject only with prior agreement with the owners (please note: that we are frequently visited by the local farm cats). We have no objection to smoking but it is ONLY permitted outside, using the supplied ashtrays.

Information about any additional facilities

Babies/Toddlers & beach items available on request, at no extra cost:

Graco travel cot with mattress, bassinet & changing mat (suitable for newborn)
2nd Travel cot with mattress
Cot bedding, blankets, cot quilts & pillows & cot mosquito nets
Highchairs x 2
Chair booster seats x 2
Pushchair with hood, rain cover, under basket and sun shade x 1
Several stair gates
Baby monitors x 2
Bath seats (babies & toddlers)
Large playpen/fireguard x 1
Baby walker x 1

Beach towels, Beach bags, Buckets & spades, Beach brollies with screw in spikes, cool bags, picnic plates, bowls, cups, cutlery & ice packs, Anti UV pop up beach tent (large enough for two babies/toddlers)


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Guemene-sur-Scorff
Distance: 7 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch and trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Ruisseau de Kerustang - bordering our property

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf du Rimaison, Bieuzy les Eaux, Pontivy
Distance: 28 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Ecuries des Trois Allures, Maneglau 56540 Kernescladen
Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: various walks


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Scott & Jayne McGowan

We are from Hampshire and have been holidaying in France for 37 years. Following redundancy we decided to make the long held dream a reality and buy a home that we could share with people who wanted to escape their busy working lives and enjoy the beautiful Brittany countryside. Apart from the odd tractor, it is away from the noise but within easy reach of all that beautiful Brittany has to offer.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We were lucky to find and move into our beautiful home in March 2016. It provided us with our home and 2 lovely gites with central heating and double glazing meaning we can offer accommodation all year round. The location is central and gives us the peace, tranquillity and the way of life that we were hankering after. The roads around the area are quiet and there is an abundance of wildlife. What more is there to say...... except please join us, you will be very welcome!
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquillity and away from city noise, but within easy reach of Brittany's historical towns, beautiful beaches and countryside. Central heating and double glazing allowing all year round availabilty.

The Owner Recommends


Concarneau – In Breton: Konk-Kerne, meaning Bay of Cornwall (47 miles)

France’s 3rd most important fishing port. Visit ‘Ville Close’ the lovely old walled town, with its pretty buildings, café’s, restaurants and shops. Close to Concarneau is the Chateau Keriolet, once the home of a Russian Princess. There are guided tours between June and September. Free parking can be found at the train station at the top of the town. More information on this delightful town is in our gite book.


Vannes – In Breton: Gwened (twinned with Fareham in Hampshire) (55 miles)

The port of Vannes is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shops. Behind the port is the old walled town dating back 2,000 years. Wind your way through the medieval streets which are is full of beautiful half-timbered buildings, café’s and antique shops. Just outside the old walls is Chateau de l’Hermine, previously the home of the Duke of Brittany and now an exhibition centre. The Chateau has lovely well-tended gardens to stroll through and there are morning markets on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.

For Children

Parc de Loisirs le P'tit Delire – Ploemel (45 miles)

Well worth a visit! A great day out for all ages; bouncy castles of all types and sizes (bucking Broncos, human table football, gladiator style and more), go karts, covered assault course/ball park, rope walks in the trees, water play area (summer months, don’t forget to take swimsuits/towels), bikes, two giant slides, trampolines, fitness trail, zip lines, an area where you can pet and feed the goats (don’t forget to take your stale bread!) and plenty of areas to enjoy your picnic (which we would recommend as food on site is limited but picnics are encouraged). We took our grandchildren in the summer of 2017 and 2018 and spent all day there and had a ‘whale of a time’! Average entry price is €13 from ages 2 – 59 with concessions for over 60’s. Extra cost if you choose to ride the ponies of approx. €5.

Too Many to Mention

There are far too many places to mention in Brittany as it has something for everyone, whether it be walking, visiting historical towns or churches, beautiful beaches, cycling or just sitting and enjoying a meal and glass of wine! Above are just a few suggestions, we have plenty more in our gite information book.

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 John Ely 14 September, 2019

We were made to be extremely welcome. The facilities were second to none. We just needed to bring ourselves. Scott and Jane were terrific hosts. The property was very close to many amenities. Many thanks for a lovely holiday.
Kind regards John and Anne xxx

Owner response

Hi John & Anne

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Maison du Calme and that you had everything you needed for a stress free holiday. We enjoyed meeting you both and would love to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards
Jayne & Scott

10 / 10 Nikki & Jim 30 August, 2019

A fantastic fortnight at La Maison du Calme.
The gite was both extremely comfortable and well equipped. The welcome pack was more than generous and as someone has previously said you could literally turn up with your clothes and have just about everything you needed.
The setting is beautiful, well maintained and tranquil.
Scott and Jayne were great hosts, helpful and very informative. Nothing was to much trouble.
Hope to return and would highly recommend.

Owner response

Hi Nikki & Jim

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Maison du Calme and found it relaxing.. We were delighted to meet you both and we thoroughly enjoyed your company. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best wishes
Jayne & Scott

10 / 10 KateandDan 17 August, 2019

Extremely clean, comfortable and surprisingly spacious gite - definitely the best quality and value for money accommodation we have stayed in having holidayed in Brittany as a family for the past 5 years. Booking process was simple and communication excellent both prior to our arrival and throughout our stay. The owners have thought of every last thing you could possibly ever want or need whilst away from home! The toys provided for outside especially, were a bit hit with our little ones. As were the regular sightings of farm vehicles and the adorable kittens! We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful location, which is rural yet just a few minutes’ drive from a decent supermarket, bakery, restaurants etc in Guémené-sur-Scorff. The larger, attractive riverside town of Pontivy (20 minutes away) has a range of shops and restaurants as well as indoor swimming pool and soft play centre for the inevitable rainy day or two! The nearest beaches are approximately 45 minutes’ drive away but well worth the trip. Highly recommended a stay here.

Owner response

Hi Kate, Dan, Connie & Joe. Thank you for your lovely review and also for leaving the gite so clean and tidy. It was so nice to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Maison du Calme. We loved hearing the childrens laughter in the garden whilst they splashed about in the paddling pool and played with the toys. Thank you also for the review in our visitor book, especially to Connie for writing her lovely message. We hope we see you all again.

With our very best wishes
Jayne & Scott

10 / 10 A Charters 6 June, 2019

We enjoyed our stay at La maison du calne our hoswts Jayn and Sdott were wonderful
hosts The property is absolutely fabulous the decor , , cleanliness was of a very high standard
and really value for money. , Thankyou Jayne and Scott for making our stay so relaxing ,
The area is so relaxiing plenty to see and do .
we will be back next year

kind regards Alice and Andrew

Owner response

Dear Alice & Andrew thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again next year and wish you both good health.

With our best wishes
Jayne & Scott