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 Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

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

PLEASE NOTE - DURING JULY AND AUGUST we can usually only accept bookings of 7 days with arrival and departure on a Saturday - please enquire before trying to book if alternative days are required.

Nightingale cottage, at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for up to 4 people set in over an acre of stunning gardens with swimming pool. This characterful former hay barn retains many of its original features and traditional charm, including exposed beams and granite walls yet has been modernised to make a cozy comfortable home from home.On a quiet country lane located in the heart of Brittany in the village of Gomené , Côtes d'Armor the gite is surrounded by fields and woodland. It offers high quality accommodation in a tranquil rural setting. It consists of a downstairs open plan kitchen-living-dining area from where stairs lead to the second floor landing off of which are located a double bedroom , a second bedroom with single bunk beds, and a shower room with toilet. The gite is within the grounds of our former farmhouse and bakery and whilst you will have full access to over an acre of stunning gardens with countryside and forest views your gite also benefits from its own private seating and bbq area. The grounds are set out for your enjoyment and you are welcome to stay on site all day to take advantage of the facilities if you wish. Our swimming pool is available for your use from 1st June to end September and is positioned in an area of the garden that is 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. Sunloungers and pool furniture in place. Feel free to wander and enjoy our grounds. Set amongst the borders, pathways and orchard you will find numerous seating areas, childrens activity frame with slide, swings, seesaw, trampoline, boules court. Table tennis, badminton, croquet.You will also have access to the lavender barn , which offers a covered entertainment and dining area with tble tennis , table football and darts, and The amenities barn with washing machine , indoor and outdoor games , guidebooks , books , dvds etc. The price is inclusive of bed linen and towels for in gite use (swimming pool towels can be hired). We are fully registered - Siret 80511234900016 .
If you're looking for a fun family destination ,restful base at the end of a days sightseeing , birdwatching, cycling or walking base , or just somewhere to stop at the end of a business trip we could be the place for you. Why not come and experience the sights, gourmet food, fine wine, markets and beauty of central Brittany ?

Accessible from St Malo and Caen ferries (1h 15 and 2h 25 respectively) and Dinard and Rennes airports (1h 20 and 50 minutes respectively)

We are located in the heart of central Brittany, an ideal location to see 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 within easy reach of historic towns such as Josselin, Dinan and Moncontour, Brocéliande the legendary Arthurian forest and beaches are within an hours drive. Ideal location for sightseeing, birdwatching, walking, cycling, or just relaxing.Birds and wildlife visit the garden and surronding area including Deer , Badgers, pine martens, Red Squirrels and occasionally wild boar are seen on the lane. George is happy to be your birdwatching buddy and share his local knowledge,The village of Gomene has a pub tabac that hosts regular live music events, meals on request , and bread delivery most mornings.The village also has a Sunday produce market. The neighbouring village of Meneac (2 minutes drive away) has a village store, boulangerie for your bread, cakes and fresh croissants, tabac bar, pub,Pizza service Thursday evenings and Tuesday market. The nearsest supermarket is 10 minutes drive away in the village of Merdrignac where you will also find , a boulangerie , butchers , traiteur, bank, resturants, doctors , dentist , pharmacy and shops,

Swimming Pool ( open 1st June to end September)
Private outdoor seating and BBQ area.
Wi-Fi available
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 , trampoline and other outdoor games.
Covered outdoor dining area suitable for activities
Use of amenities barn where washing machine, outdoor games, boardgames, books, leaflets maps and guide books, dvds, magazines, and toys can be found.
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 ( charging of electric cars is not allowed) included in price
Fridge, oven with extracteur hood, microwave, iron, ironing board and airing frame
Kitchen well stocked with all manner of crockery , glassware, and cutlery. Cafetiere.Kettle.Toaster.
Washing machine located in the amenities barn
Cot , highchair and stairgate available on request.
Owners living on-site to help as much or as littleas you need

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 reservations for hen or stag nights.
Property not suitable for disabled, sorry.
Property is one of three.
Refundable damages deposit of £150 will be requested.
Pets sometimes accepted byprior arrangement.



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), 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, and wardrobe..


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 disabilities, sorry.

Ideal location for families.
Rural area ideal for Birdwatchers, Walkers, Cyclists.

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

We are Donna & George propriators of the Old Bakery Gites at Quehujean in Gomene central Brittany. After many years of holidaying in France we finally gave up our UK jobs as a Chef & a Nurse in 2014 to live in beautiful rural Brittany. Apart from running the gites we are passionate gardeners & keen birdwatchers.. I am also an Artist and Potter. We love living here and would love to share our 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.