Le Gîte Au Manoir, Plusquellec, Côtes-d'Armor
. . . the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in Central Brittany
Thank you so much, your hospitality is second to none, from the rescheduled arrival times to the lovely evening spent with you during our week's stay, nothing was too much trouble.
As for the gîte, what can we say, more than we could have hoped for, and a very comfortable home from home. Michael will miss the woodburner! We have already had friends asking for details and we will have no hesitation passing them on and recommending the gîte highly.
As for those visiting after us, a visit to the Rose Granite Coast is a must but also try to make time to go to Pont Aven and Concarneau which are also beautiful. A trip to Pen Hir near Crozon is also highly recommended for spectacular scenery. On the way, try also to stop at Morgat which has a lovely beach and fabulous restaurants.
We are so jealous that you have all this to explore!!!
Helen & Michael, Kettering - March 2013
Many thanks for your kindness during our visit. Despite the weather being far from tropical that week, we had a lovely stay assisted greatly by the woodburner, quite the best I have ever used. A very cosy few days and as another log went on the woodburner the rain was soon forgotten.
Will have no hesitation in recommending your gîte to our friends and will return one day to further explore this lovely area.
Chris & Susan, Essex - April 2013
We are a couple with a 4 year old boy, we would agree with all the recommendations given so far and reiterate a recommendation to visit Dinan, Ploumanach, (Côte de Granite Rose), Josselin, le Mont St Michel, St Malo, Oceanopolis, Huelgoat, Treguier and Guerlesquin. We love gardening and if you are like minded you will love both Le Château de la Roche-Jagu and Le Grand Launay. The latter is a private garden and you need to call for an appointment; don't let that put you off, the owner speaks good English. We have probably taken more photos of this garden than we have of our own son!
Bryn & Val are very welcoming and lovely people; they are full of information and happy to have their door knocked.
Having a 4 year old we haven't had many restaurant meals, but the Creperies are good value and we did have a fabulous lunch at Josselin at La Table d'O on rue Glatinier; the plat de jour at €16,50 was very good value for the quality of the food. It is situated with a view of the river and of the château - it is off the main square but is sign-posted. We purchased very interesting watercolours from William Pasquiet in Josselin - you will either love or hate his work - his shop is situated on the route from the town to the river.
We hope you enjoy this region of France as much as we have.
Mark, Pamela & Archie (Stirling, Scotland) - June 2013
Had a lovely time in your very comfortable gîte. Would recommend to friends as a well equipped base in easy reach of the ferry and lots of sights of Brittany.
We particularly enjoyed trips to the chateaux of Kerjean and Trévarez. The rocks at Huelgoat are also worth a visit.
The boys had a great time exploring, and Bryn even found a Scrabble game for them.
John, Katrin, Connor & Theo, Somerset - June 2013
What a very relaxing week exploring Brittany and a lovely gîte to come home to in the evening. Thank you Bryn and Val for making us so welcome and comfortable.
We particularly enjoyed visits to Morlaix on market day, the Rose Granite Coast, Lannion and Huelgoat.
Thank you again for all your hospitality.
Owen, Jo & Jenny (Essex) - July 2013
As with those who have written before, we had a fabulous time here. We all loved the gîte (and the boys wanted to move in!) - it was so well equipped. Literally there was nothing we needed that wasn't provided. Thank you for thinking of everything!
We explored mainly to the north (leaving the west and the south for another time). We loved Paimpol and Morlaix - both of which we visited on market day. The beach at St guirec lived up to its reputation - it was stunning! We fould another smaller, more sandy beach on round the coast which the boys enjoyed for sandcastles etc. Guingamp was super for boutiques (which mummy liked). Another highlight enjoyed by all was Le Village Gaulois at Parc du Radôme - a lot of fun was had in pirate boats and walking on skis … Having said all that, some of our greatest times were had right here - playing in the garden - cricket, shooting bow & arrows and den-building amongst the boys' favourites.
Thank you, thank you. We're all sad to leave and already planning a return. Au revoir.
The Hydon family (Bucks) - August 2013
After a long journey we were met with a nice welcome and a glass of wine which was lovely. The gîte is very well equipped and makes a nice base from which to explore the region.
We visited Morlaix, which is a nice town to have a look around, the Rose Granite Coast (Perros-Guirec) which is great, with a really nice beach for a sunnier day and Armori Park, which the children enjoyed (though note - no swimming shorts allowed, trunks/speedos only).
Mark, Lindsey, Isabelle & Ben (Hull) - August 2013
GUEST BOOK - 2013
Many thanks for your warm welcome.
Lovely location, nice area.
All the kind things allocated in the cottage.
Nikki, Ian, Kal & Tony, Worcester - May 2013
We have had a lovely week's stay here. The gîte is extremely comfortable and we have felt very relaxed (well as relaxed as you can be with 3 young children!). Thank you Val and Bryn for your warm welcome and hospitality - we will definitely recommend the gîte to all our friends and family.
We have been to a number of the places mentioned by previous visitors and would also recommend La Vallée des Saints and the Parc du Radôme (a quaint traditional game theme park in Pleumeur-Bodou - hard to describe but had lots of activities for families, including boating, stilt walking, giant wooden games and a creperie. The kids loved it. It cost €18 for 2 adults and 2 children over 3. The site also has a planetarium and another attraction, apparently similar to the science museum activities so might be good in wet weather, at an extra cost). We also had a couple of wonderful days near Perros-Guirec, one on the beach of Trestrignel (had everything inc golden sands, rock pooling, toilets and restaurant) and the Plage de Saint Guirec (Absolutely breathtaking! Not the sandy beach of Trestrignel, but stunning. The beach had toilets nearby, numerous shops and restaurants and parking - but be warned, we struggled to find a parking space.)
We hope that all future visitors have as lovely a break as us.
Rebecca, Keith, Ella, Tommy & Sam (Bucks) - August 2013