Spacious 2 bed Holiday Gite in rural Brittany - BM006045_A

Ruffiac (9km from Malestroit), Morbihan, Brittany Reference: BM006045_A Advertiser since: 23 January 2018

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Vieille Ferme Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1 1 Cot

About this property

A Spacious 2 Bedroom Traditional Breton Gite. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A bright and spacious 2 bedroom traditional Breton cottage, Le Grenier is located at the end of our stone longere. It has a stylish, comfortable interior and overlooks a charming 18th century stone porcherie and original bread oven at the front. It has a private, enclosed garden to the rear, with its own bbq and outdoor dining area. Situated at the heart of our 7 acres of wildflower meadows, fields and woodland, it enjoys views and the tranquility of beautiful countryside.

The cottage can sleep 4, and has an airy open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge on the ground floor, with a wood-burning stove for those chillier evenings; upstairs a romantic double room with Juliet balcony, a generous twin-bedded room, and a family shower room.

A perfect couples retreat, but also ideal for small families (cot, high chair and stairgate available on request).

Le Grenier shares an entrance hall with our other cottage, La petite grange, and has its own parking space to the side.



Kitchen and dining

The modern kitchen situated in our open-plan living area. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetiere, toaster and washing machine. There is also an iron and ironing board.

The dining table seats 4, and can be extended. There is a selection of cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and utensils.

We also provide practical products such as:
Tea towels, washing up liquid, washing up brush & sponge, condiments, cooking oil, kitchen roll, toilet rolls, tin foil, cling film, washing machine tablets and handwash.

Living rooms

The comfortable lounge has a modern 3-seater sofa, plus rocking chair.
There is a tv/dvd player with satellite English channels and French terrestrial channels, plus a small selection of dvds. Wi-fi is included.

The open lounge also features a lovely woodburning stove, which is perfect for chilly winter evenings. A large basket of logs is included in the price of the gite. There are also a selection of books, and a few games.


Le Grenier has 2 bedrooms: a romantic double room with Juliet balcony, which overlooks our stone porcherie and the lovely countryside at the front of the house. This has a double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, plus full length mirror.

The generous twin-bedded room, overlooking the fields at the back of the house, also has a wardrobe with interior shelving, bedside drawers, plus vanity mirror and extra shelves.


One family shower room, with shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin, plus heated towel rail.
Hairdryer also provided.


Electric radiators, plus woodburning stove.


Television with some satellite English channels and terrestrial French channels, and integral dvd player.
Books, indoor games, dvds.
Outdoor games (including boules, swingball, pallets, badminton rackets).

Garden and outside

Enclosed private garden with access to the rest of the property.
Bbq and outdoor furniture - table, chairs, sunloungers and parasol.
Clothes airer.
Use of 4 adult bikes (please bring your own helmet).
Two swings plus a rope swing.
Small woodland with circular walk.

Parking and garages

Plenty of onsite parking, own space next to gite.

Visitor suitability

Perfect for romantic couples, but also for small families.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed in Le Grenier, but those wishing to bring animals can rent La petite grange, next door.
Due to the layout of the property, Le grenier is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Information about any additional facilities

We are happy to provide a home-cooked meal (vegetarian options available) for you on the first evening of your holiday, to save you having to cook or find a restaurant. Contact us and we can provide you with our menu.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante in Malestroit, plenty of markets nearby
Distance: 9 km


Distance: 17 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, tench, roach
Name of nearest fishing location: Nantes Brest canal
Distance: 6 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Blue Green, Impasse Lancelot du Lac, 56800 Ploërmel
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Etrier du Val Chevrier
Distance: 17 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Nantes Brest canal


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Alan Forbes

We both wanted to change our lifestyle, and could not think of a more perfect place than here in beautiful Brittany.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? We are surrounded by many small cities of character, theme parks, lakes (some with beaches), forests and standing stones, and yet only 45 minutes from the sea.
​With its own microclimate, Morbihan (little sea in Breton) regularly enjoys a warmer and drier climate than the rest of Brittany.
Unique benefits of property La Vieille Ferme (The Old Farmhouse) at Gayon, was once a working farm, and is now a tastefully renovated traditional stone longere, offering holidays in Morbihan, Southern Brittany. We live at the far end of the property, so are on hand to help with any enquiries or suggestions.
With UK flights which could take as little as an hour, and plenty of ferries, we are very easily accessible.
Our nearest village, Ruffiac, is only 2 minutes drive away, or a 25 minute stroll, with a baker for morning croissants, a butcher for delicious local meat, a well-stocked supermarket, a church, two welcoming bars and a restaurant.
​We are only 10 minutes from picturesque Malestroit and La Gacilly, close to Josselin and Rochefort-en-Terre, not far from the Nantes-Brest canal, and not forgetting the wonderful coastline of the Gulf of Morbihan.

The Owner Recommends


Malestroit is our nearest town, with charming medieval houses and the Nantes-Brest canal running through it. It has a vibrant music scene, live music on the canal in summer, and is home to festival Au Pont du Rock in July. With 4 supermarkets, restaurants, bars, banks/ATMs and many shops, its cobbled streets are a joy to walk round.


Beautiful Rochfort-en-Terre, classed as 2016 Village Préféré des Français, is a delight to visit in summer, but even more stunning in winter, with all its twinkling fairy lights throughout the picturesque cobbled town. It is only 40 minutes away and well worth a visit.

La Gacilly

A few minutes’ drive away is La Gacilly, well-known thanks to the family of Yves Rocher, and home of the annual photographic exhibition, displaying amazing giant canvases throughout the town, between June and September.

Lac au Duc

There are many lovely nearby lakes, including the Lac au Duc at Ploërmel, which not only has a fabulous hyrangea walk, but boasts a huge array of watersports, fishing, inland beach, and a golf course, and is only 20 minutes away.


Cyclists will find the quiet roads a pleasure. There are numerous cycle paths and we are close to the Voie Verte from St Malo to Questembert, and of course the wonderful canalside routes. And for the more adventurous, there are mountain bike centres, one particularly near the beautiful Roche Saint Bernard.

Restaurant Au bout du Pont, La Gacilly

Fantastic restaurant, serving delicious food. Highly recommended

Restaurant La Ciboulette, Peillac

Delicious food, charming staff, right next to the Oust river. Don't miss.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Big Boss Forbes 2 July, 2019

The pictures of accomadation did not give credit to the actual top class experiance that we all enjoyed at our vist to La Vielle Ferme. The meadows and woodland that we walked around each day with our Jack Russell were full of bird song, butterflies and fauna which just what any holiday needs.

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that our accommodation exceeded your expectations, and you have enjoyed our surroundings too. We hope to see you again soon.

10 / 10 T Oates 22 July, 2018

Le Grener at La Vieille Ferme is absolutely stunning. Such a tranquil location with wonderful countryside views, yet just a ten minute cycle to the local village to pick up yummy croissants each morning.

Mandy and Alan are fantastic hosts and provide everything you could need. We stayed in and cooked most evenings and all the utensils you could need were there. The gite is beautifully decorated with lots of little touches to make your stay extra special, including toys and outdoor swings which our son loved, secure storage for bikes and lots of outdoor games and beach equipment which you can borrow.

We especially loved the enclosed garden with its lavender edged patio, we spent many evenings with a glass of wine soaking in the peace and views.

There are lots of towns to explore near by, we particularly like Jossline. It's also only an hours drive to the coast.

We will definitely return one day and haven't stopped talking about our amazing holiday since we returned.

Owner response

It was absolutely delightful having you all here. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

10 / 10 Linda and Steve 20 June, 2018

We found the Gite very clean and comfortable and in a lovely quiet location.

The provision of essentials such as toilet rolls, washing up liquid etc, etc, was very good.

We found lots of lovely villages and towns to explore in the surrounding area.

Mandy and Alan were excellent hosts and provided lots of useful information and were available if needed.

We would certainly recommend this property to family and friends and hope to return for another holiday.

Owner response

Thanks very much, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you both in the future.
Mandy and Alan

10 / 10 Sara Hack 10 May, 2018

A beautiful gîte in a peaceful rural setting with views across fields and woodland. The owners are so welcoming and make you feel at home, providing everything that you might need. It was exactly as described on the website, clean and beautifully decorated and very good value for money. The nearby village of Ruffiac is within walking or cycling distance with bikes available at the gîte and you can buy morning croissants there. Malestroit, a sweet town with the Nantes to Brest canal running through it, is a short drive away. And towns like Rochfort en Terre are a joy to visit with it's many artisan shops. The mediaeval walled town of Vannes and the Morbihan gulf are less than an hour away with many interesting sites to visit and beautiful sandy beaches. I would highly recommend it and I hope to visit again next year.

Owner response

Many thanks you for leaving such a positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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