The perfect spot for cycletouring, walking in the woods or just relaxing...

Out Gite in Central Brittany - FranceThis, our smaller is just 500m from Gouarec (see yellow 'house' on the bottom right of the Google Map which allows you to see street view and pictures...) and so a 5 minute walk will get you to the baker, supermarkets and restaurants. But unlike 17 Rue D'Eglise, rather than being in the centre of the village this cottage is tucked away down a little quiet lane just 100m from the canal and also at the start of one of the lovely marked walks through the 'Foret de Quenican' . With the gite comes all equipment and a wide range of  cycling routes


Small Gite

Being so close to a village is a big advantage because it means you never need a car, and Gouarec is a village unique in Brittany. Not only is it right on the canal towpath/cyclepath, but also at the start of the V6 "voie verte", the cyclepath converted from the old railway line running through the centre of Brittany. Being placed at this crossroads would be enough in itself, but Gouarec is also a compact village - everything is within 200m of the centre. By "everything" I mean the canal, a superb pizzaria complete with oak fired oven, a traditional creperie and one other lunch time restaurant. If you are making your own food then within that 200m are two bakers, and a small supermarket.  500m away is our campsite where you have free access to our  hire canoes (lovely on the canal) and horse riding is but 3 kms away. You need never get in your car and with our taxi service from local stations and airports why bring a car at all? In fact if you do want to drive out for the day then why not make it a real adventure and hire our 2CV?

Sitting room The Cottage itself is over 100 years old, stone and slate built in the traditional 'longere' style. It has a flower garden full of roses and a large paved area with barbecue, garden furnature and a large cabin for those summer showers... It is smaller than 17 Rue D'Eglise and better suited to a couple or smaller family - the main bedroom havinf a traditional Breton double bed and a small bed can be used downstairs. Behind the building is a wooden cabin with two bunk beds for those with teenagers looking for their own 'pad'... On the other hand it is particularly cosy with a wood fire so it is the first choice out of season when evenings get colder, but it is also a south-facing sun-trap so very light and airy -


Sitting room 2The Cottage comprises a large and well equipped kitchen/diner and a large living room with wood fire and full height windows open directly onto the patio outside.. Behind this is a large bathroom/laundry with a shower. The loft space has been converted into a large bedroom. The main bedroom is large enough to take a cot if needed,

quarry kitchenThere are also books, comics. For grown-ups there's a portable stereo radio/cd/cassette player. There's a wide selection of games too. But there is no TV or internet - this is a screen free holiday, though there is internet access just down the road at the campsite.

The house is well equipped and all linen including towels is provided. In addition to personal items and clothes all you need bring are wash kits.



For full details see the pricing page in Euro - but costs are per person and nicely split the difference between camping or hotels at 375€ per adult. This means you get all the Breton Bikes equipment, back-up, maps routes etc. You also get full access to our facilities at the campsite (500m away) which include free canoe/boat hire.).


Out of Season Holidays

Brittany is simply gorgeous in the spring and autumn (Christmas/New Year in France anyone?) but because campsite and some hotels close we cannot run our normal bike tours. But during this period the gite is available as for the summer. This will include bikes maps and routes etc, but not the complete level of 'call-out' back-up of our normal holidays - if you have problems there will be people around but not the usual 24/7 cover and spare bikes will be left for you in case of problems. .

Bunk beds

Lastly, unlike most gites we don't charge cleaning deposits or the like, but we'd appreciate it if you could leave the house as clean as you found it (linen etc excepted). If you like (and we quite understand!), we can organise our 'chalet maid' to clean after you have left for the sum of 50e, especially useful if you have to make a run for it early in the morning, please let us know which during your stay - we're trusting types..