Cottage in Brittany with shared pool to let - BN004721

Gomene (32km from Josselin), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004721 Advertiser since: 7 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Nightingale Gite at The Old Bakery Gites Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

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

Nightingdale Cottage, at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for 4 people located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomené, Côtes d'Armor. Only 1 hour 15 mins from Saint Malo ferry port.

The Accommodation
This cottage offers tranquil high quality accommodation consisting of a downstairs open plan kitchen-living area, upstairs is one double bedroom and a second bedroom with single bunk beds, and a shower room with toilet. It maintains its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls. A cot, highchair and babybath are also available on request. All linens and towels are provided except for pool/beach towels 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 . 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:
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-fii
English and French tv, dvd, stereo
Use of over an acre of stunning landscaped gardens laid out for your enjoyment. Including boules court, badminton, children's slide and swing activity frame, croquet , table tennis, darts and other outdoor games.
Covered outdoor dining area suitable for activities
Use of amenities barn 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 and electric included in price
Oven and microwave .
Iron, ironing board and 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 1h 15 and 2h 25 respectively from St Malo and Caen ferries and 1h 20 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 birdwatchers and happy accompany guests to this and other destinations.
Themepark of Kingoland at Locmine/Plumelin
Mont Saint Michel
The area has over 43km 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
Three coastlines within 1 hour.

Please note:
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

The gite has a downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and living area. It is well stocked with all manner of cookware, glassware, cutlery, crockery and equipment. Gas cooker and hob, fridge-freezer, dining table and chairs, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster.

Living rooms

The gite has a downstairs open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The living area is comfortable with a 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs. Tv (French and English channels available), free wi-fi, music system, coffee-table, side table.


The bedrooms are located off an upstairs landing. The master has a window tucked under the eves which gives a romantic feel to this room. - it overlooks the gardens and has a comfortable double bed, bedside cabinets with lamps and wardrobe. The second bedroom has a bunk bed consisting of 2 single beds, chest of draws, full length mirror ,and clothes hanging rail.


A very light room with large shower cubicle, toilet and sink.


Heaters provided in lounge area, bathroom and both bedrooms. Heating costs are included in the price.


There is plenty to do in this area and with us being only a 10 minute drive to the national routeway N164 the whole of brittany is easily accessible - There is a wealth of guidebooks, maps and information provided to plan your fun.

Garden and outside

The gite (one of 3 on-site) is set in over an acre of stunning gardens. Each gite has its own private outdoor seating and bbq area but guests are allowed to make full use of our grounds and swimming pool (pool closed end September to end May). There is also a large covered bbq and entertainment area in the garden. The grounds have views across farmlands to woodland and forests. There are walks through the woodland accessible from the just outside the grounds. Within the grounds you will find a boules court, swimming pool, table tennis, badminton, children's slide and swing frame, darts, cricket, goals and numerous outside games. The pool benefits from a retractable heating dome which can be slid back on fine days but can remain in place to allow swimming even if you should be unlucky with the weather.

Parking and garages

Parking on-site.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for people with disbilities, sorry.

Information about any additional facilities

Some adult bikes available for guest use.
The gites are self catering


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several throughout the area
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: 2km - in the village or Lac du Duc at Ploermel
Distance: 30 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: 1


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, boules 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


Countryside walks and cycling - over 43kms of marked routes
Medieval historic towns with castles mincluding Josselin ,Dinan ,Rohan , Vannes and pontivy.
Arthurian forest of Brocéliande.
Carnac beaches, marina and amazing standing stones .There are guided road train and bus tours around the sites of the stones that are reasonably priced.
Beaches of Suscinio, chateau and wildlife reserve approx 1 hours drive will take you to these beautiful long beaches and wildlife reserve.
Kingoland at Locmine / Plumelin - 30 minute drive away - newly opened theme park.
The sculpture park at Domaine de Kerguehennec - modern art sculpture park set in 350acres with magnificent chateau, 2 lakes and forest walks - free entry.
Golf courses within 30 minutes.
Fishing localy and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.
Birdwatching .
3 coastlines within 1 hour.
Ile d Arz - Golfe du Morbihan and tour du Golfe - 50 minute drive will take you to the Parc du Golfe in Vannes where you can take a ferry to the island Ile d Arz - great day
Pool on site plus multi pool complex at Pontivy. Water sports at Ploermel Lac du duc.

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.