Holiday rural gite, shared pool, near Gomene - BN004658

Gomene (32km from Josselin), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004658 Advertiser since: 7 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Merlin Gite at The Old Bakery Gites Self Catering Saturday 3 7 1

About this property

High QualityTraditional Breton Stone Gite with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Merlin Gite at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully-renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for up to 7 people located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomené, Côtes-d'Armor. Merlin gite offers tranquil high quality accommodation set in over an acre of stunning gardens with swimming pool (open 1st June to end September dependant on water temperatures) in a rural location yet only 5 minutes drive from the National routeway N164 and the road network that reaches many of the sights and adventures that Brittany has to offer. The cottage maintains its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls. Beautiful rural setting but accessible from St. Malo and Caen ferries (1h15 and 2h 25 respectively) and Dinard and Rennes airports (1h20 and 50 minutes respectively). The gite is self catering
The accomodation consists of a spacious downstairs open plan kitchen, living and dining area that is well equipped and includes a fridge-freezer, freezer, oven, microwave and is well stocked with all manner of cutlery, crockery, glassware and cookware. There is a woodburner downstairs as well as electric heating. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs which consists of 3 spacious bedrooms, and a spacious shower room with toilet.

Bedroom 1 has a four poster double bed and views over the gardens.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and views over farmland and forest.
Bedroom 3 has a single bed and a set of single bunks (3 single beds in all).
All bedrooms and the bathroom have electric heating. A cot, highchair and babybath are also available on request.
All linens and towels are provided except towels for pool / beach use that are available for hire.

The swimming pool, gardens and grounds.
Swim in our pool or relax on the sunloungers. Positioned in the gardens and not overlooked, the pool benefits from a heat dome that is removable on sunny days but left in place if you are unlucky with the weather so that swimming can continue on less agreeable days. It is salt filtered so no chlorine odour. Sunloungers and pool furniture in place. Open summer season only - from 1st June to end of September subject to water temperatures.
The gite is within the grounds of our former farmhouse and bakery and you will have full access to over an acre of stunning landscaped gardens with countryside and forest views .We are told by many that the gardens should be open to the public. The grounds are set up for your enjoyment and you are welcome to stay on site all day to take advantage of the facilities if you wish. Your gite benefits from its own private seating and bbq area but there is also a large covered bbq and entertainments area in the grounds. Set amongst the borders, pathways and orchard you will find numerous seating areas, a boules court, swing and slide activity frame, badminton, goal net, and numerous outdoor games are available including table tennis, croquet, darts, skittles and cricket. Adult bikes are available for local use.
If you're looking for a restful place to spend the day or return to at the end of a days sightseeing or activities for a family or larger group we could be the place for you.

Come and stay this attractive cottage and experience the sights, gourmet food, fine wine, markets and beauty of central Brittany.
You will have:
A self catering spacious cottage with private bbq and outdoor seating area with table, chairs and parasol.
Use of a swimming pool (*open 1st June to end September only*)
Free wi-fi, English and French tv, dvd, stereo.
Use of over an acre of stunning landscaped gardens laid out for your enjoyment. Including boules court, badminton, childrens slide and swing activity frame, croquet, table tennis, darts and other outdoor games.
Covered outdoor dining area suitable for activities
Use of amenities bar where guests washing machine, outdoor games, boardgames, books, leaflets maps and guide books, dvds, magazines and toys can be found.
All linens and towels are provided inclusive in the price except for pool/beach towels that are available for hire at a small fee.
Heating, gas, electric included in price.
Fridge-freezer and separate freezer, oven and microwave, dishwasher, iron, ironing board, airing frame.
Washing machine located in the amenities barn.
Owners living on site and available to help you as much or as little as you require

The area
We are located in the heart of central Brittany, an ideal location to see all many of the sites that Brittany offers to be explored. This property is in a beautiful rural setting but has the advantage of being only 10 minutes drive from the National Routeway N164 that opens up travel to all the sights and delights of Brittany. We are 1h15 and 2h25 respectively from St. Malo and Caen ferries and 1h20 and 50 minutes respectively from Dinard and Rennes airports. The village of Gomene has a Pub tabac and Sunday market and the neighbouring village of Meneac (2 minutes drive away) has a village store, Boulangerie for your bread, cakes and fresh croissants, Tabac bar, pub. Pizzeria and Tuesday market.
Ideal location for sightseeing, birdwatching, walking, cycling, or just relaxing.
We are within easy reach of:
Historic towns such as Josselin, Vannes, Dinard and Moncontour
Brocéliande the legendary Arthurian forest at Paimpont
Rochfort en Terre and La Gacilly
Numerous beaches and coastal attractions such as Cap Frehel and Fort la latte - 3 coastlines within 1 hour.
Branfare zoological gardens ,
Standing stones of Carnac
Watersports and golfing and the hydrangea walk at Lac au Duc
Nature reserves at Sene – ideal for birdwatchers. The owners are keen birdwarchers and happy accompany guests to this and other destinations.
Themepark of Kingoland at Locmine / Plumelin
Mont Saint Michel
The area has over 43kms of marked countryside walks and cycle routes and there are walks immediately from the gites. We have adult bikes available for local use.
The sculpture park at Domaine de Kerguehennec
Fishing locally and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.
Pool on site plus Aquatides complex at Loudeacby and regular antique / flea markets.
Golf courses within 30 mins
3 coastlines within 1 hour.


We are happy to accommodate you for celebrations but this is not a suitable venue for loud drinking parties and we do not accept bookings for hen/stag parties or similar.
Sorry not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties.



Kitchen and dining

Spacious open plan kitchen, dining, living area on the ground floor. Well stocked with all manner of cutlery, crockery, glassware, and cookware. Oven with hob, fridge-freezer, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Large dining table and 8 chairs. Patio doors opening onto private outdoor seating, dining and bbq area.

Living rooms

Spacious open plan kitchen, dining, living area on the ground floor.


Master bedroom - double four poster bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, full length mirror, chest of draws .
Bedroom 2 - double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, tall draw unit, full length mirror.
Bedroom 3 - 1 set single bunks and further single bed ( 3 single beds in all) , wardrobe , bedside table.


Spacious family bathroom consisting of shower unit , toilet , sink


Electric heating and woodburner. Electric and wood are inclusive in the price.

Garden and outside

Gite has its own private outdoor seating and bbq area. There is also a large covered bbq, outdoor dining and entertainments area. Guests have full access to over an acre of stunning gardens and swimming pool. Table tennis, boule court, badminton, outdoor games available.

Parking and garages

Parking on-site

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.
Hen and stag parties not accepted.

Information about any additional facilities

Swimming pool open June to end September - shared with 2 other gites on site. Not open to the public.
Pets may be accepted - arrangements must be made with owners prior to booking.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: various locations
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Gomene village
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac au duc - Blue Green Golf
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Korrigans Josselin
Distance: 29 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 45 kms of trails in local area


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Donna Thain

Hello, I'm Donna. I run the Old Bakery Gites with my husband George. After many years of holidaying in France we final gave up our jobs as a Chef and Nurse in 2014 and escaped the UK to live the dream in beautiful rural Brittany. Apart from running the gites we are passionate gardeners and keen birdwatchers. I am also an Artist and Potter. We love the living here and would love to share a bit of France with you and help you have a wonderful holiday.

Year property purchased 2014
Why this location? We choose this little piece of heaven in rural Brittany because of the charm of the granite buildings, the beauty of the space and the tranquil setting. It has all the benefits of peace and quiet yet only 10 minutes drive away from the National Routeway N164 it has fast access to towns, cities and many of the sights and attractions that Brittany has to offer.
Unique benefits of property This property offers the best of both worlds, on one hand we are a quiet restful rural location where you can unwind but on the other we benefit from being 10 minutes drive from the National Routeway N164 that allows easy access to many of the sights and attractions of Brittany. Unlike many locations we allow guests to stay on site all day if they wish. The gite has its own private outdoor seating & bbq area but you will have access to over an acre of stunning gardens that have been set out for your enjoyment, including swimming pool, boule court, covered entertainment area, table tennis, swings, slide, football goal, quiet seating areas & much more. Your gite is self catering but the proprietor who is a qualified chef, also offers a catering service (at additional cost) for one or several meals. You can have an evening meal served in your gite with your family or a meal for 2 once the kids are in bed with no need for a babysitter or you could take breakfast in our farmhouse kitchen.

The Owner Recommends

Central Brittany

This area has so much to offer we cant list it all in this advert - we have a multitude of books, maps and recommendations on site and in the main details of this property listing is a list of possible places to visit.