Pretty gite for couples holidays in Gomene - BN004802

Gomene (10km from Merdrignac), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004802 Advertiser since: 7 March 2016
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Wren Cottage at The Old Bakery Gites Gomene Brittany Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Romantic Breton Stone Gite for 2 with Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Please note during July and August it is only possible to accomodate 7 night stays arriving and departing on a Saturday.

Pretty little Wren cottage, at the Old Bakery gites, is a fully renovated well appointed traditional Breton stone gite for 2 people set in over an acre of stunning gardens with swimming pool. 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 consisting of a downstairs open plan kitchen-living-dining area and upstairs bedroom with antique French sleigh bed and en suite toilet shower room. It maintains its traditional charm with exposed beams and character stone walls. Downstairs benefits from a wood burning stove to make this gite warm and cosy and there is also additional electric and gas heating. 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. Our swimming pool is available for your use (Pool open Summer Season ONLY - closed END SEPTEMBER to 1ST JUNE subject to water temperatures).The pool benifits from being covered by a heat retaining dome that opens in fine weather but remains covered to allow swimming even if you were unlucky enough to have rain. Feel free to wander and enjoy our grounds - boules court on site. Table tennis, badminton, croquet. 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 .The gite is self catering.
If you're looking for a romantic bolthole ,restful base at the end of a days sightseeing or activities 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 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.

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 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, dvd's, 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
Fridge, oven and microwave, iron, ironing board and airing frame
Kitchen well stocked with all manner of crockery, glassware, and cutlery. Cafetiere, kettle and toaster.
Washing machine located in the amenities barn
Owners living on-site

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 expolred. 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 with morning bread and pastries delivery and Sunday produce market, The neighbouring village of Meneac (2 minutes drive away) has a village store, boulagerie for your bread, cakes and fresh croissants, tabac bar, pub, pizza service on Thursday evenings and Tuesday market.
The nearest supermarket is 10 minutes drive away a Merdrignac where you will also find a weekly market, boulangeries, mini mart, take away kebab shop, Pizzeria, resturants, bar, doctor, dentist, pharmacie and shops.
There are many good resturants in the area.

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 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.

Please note:
We are happy to accommodate you for celebrations but this is not a suitable venue for loud drinking parties.
Sorry not suitable for persons with mobility difficulties.
The gite is one of three.
A damages deposit will be required.
Pets are not accepted unless by prior agreement.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan downstairs consisting of kitchen, dining and living area. Fridge, gas oven and hob, microwave, toaster and a kettle. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchenware, glassware, cutlery and crockery. Heated by wood burner . There is a dining table with chairs.

Living rooms

Open plan downstairs consisting of kitchen, dining and living area. Two seater sofa and armchair, music system, TV with uk and french channels , DVD ,coffee-table, dining table and chairs.


The bedroom is located upstairs and has views over the gardens. Large double French sleigh bed. En suite bathroom.


En suite shower and toilet room.


Electric heating upstairs, woodburner downstairs. There is additional gas heating if required. This is a very warm and cosy gite.


The is much to see and do in this area and we provide endless information , leaflets and maps to help you find what you are looking for. The local pub often has live music. In the grounds is a large barn set out for dining and entertainment. There is a table tennis table , table football and darts. Within the barn , set in the old fireplace is a BBQ .

Garden and outside

The gite has its own private outdoor seating and BBQ area but guests have open access to over an acre of stunning gardens, boules court and swimming pool. Numerous seating areas around the garden with pathways to explore. Gardening is our passion and we love to share this space.There is a covered BBQ and entertainment area in the garden. 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.

Parking and garages

Parking on site.

Visitor suitability

Sorry no disabled access.

Information about any additional facilities

Adult bikes available for use to explore the local area or nip to fetch your daily bread and morning croissants.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Most Sundays and Bank Holidays in different locations around the local area
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Gomene Village
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lac au duc - Blue Green Golf
Distance: 28 km

Horse riding

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

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km



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, 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

Carnac and Suscino

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.


Fishing locally and sea fishing also available at the Golfe du Morbihan.

Ile d'Arz

Golfe du Morbihan and tour du Golfe - 50 minutes 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 multi pool complex at Pontivy.

Kingoland and Locmine/Plumelin

30 minutes drive away. Newly opened theme park.


There are a range of local produce markets nearby and regular antique/flea markets.

Medieval historic towns

Medieval historic towns with castles including Josselin, Dinan, Rohan, Vannes and Pontivy. Arthurian forest of Brocéliande.

Sculpture Park at Domaine de Kerguehennec

Modern art sculpture park set in 350 acres with magnificent chateau, 2 lakes and forest walks - free entry.


Pool on site plus Aquatides complex at Loudeac.

Walking and Cycling

Countryside walks and cycling - over 43km of marked routes.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.3
7.8 / 10 L & P 2 September, 2019

Donna and George the owners very friendly and welcoming to their Gites. The gardens and swimming pool were lovely and well maintained. The property was a little to remote for our taste and it was to far to any of the attractions and places we wanted to visit. We did enjoy our stay at the old bakery gites

9.2 / 10 Paul Fletcher 29 June, 2019

Superb host's went the extra 10 miles for us
Beautiful cottage and gardens in a perfect setting up a very quiet country lane, if you like seclusion this is it

BIG BIG thanks to George and Donna

Regards Paul & Jan

Owner response

Thanks so much - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

10 / 10 Michael R 30 July, 2018

Wren Cottage adequately accommodated my small family.

The cottage was just beautiful, remote enough to find tranquility and calm yet easily within reach of Brittany’s historic towns. If you didn’t fancy a day out there was more than enough to occupy yourself and the children.. from woodland walks to lounging by the pool; games for activities and even chickens for the children to become acquainted with. I found myself at the top of the beautiful garden each morning, reading a book during sunrise.

There are three gites at the site and all seemed very well equipped to accommodate families. That said, the way the garden areas are designed there is sufficient screening for privacy and quiet.

The hosts were truly magnificent, genuine and sincere. They left you to your break yet somehow managed to provide a secure reassurance that if you needed anything at any time they were on hand.

We have travelled to northern France for several years now and this holiday home was just perfect for us. I without any reservation recommend this to all families who wish to find a balanced break where you manage to chill whilst seeing some of the sites.

10 / 10 kathyl 21 August, 2017

It was a fantastic holiday with nothing I can think to criticise! Welcoming and helpful hosts, lovely walks on the doorstep and endless places to visit and explore.