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“Honeysuckle Cottage - as sweet as it sounds”

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Manoir de Guervihan
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Honeysuckle Cottage - as sweet as it sounds”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family and I booked the converted "Honeysuckle cottage" in Kergrist just outside Pontivy during August 2012 after reveiwing & booking online. There are two on site, we stayed in the smaller two-bedroomed cottage that was very welcoming and dominated by a huge fireplace which our youngest Daughter thought was a great 'cubby hole'. Both bedrooms were upstairs, cozy and comfortable with a toilet/shower downstairs.

We were received warmly by Fay and Trevor who own the cottages and the impressive 'Manoir de Guervihan', all reached down a wooded, gravel driveway. Their dog "Digger" also made an instant impact and was much loved and played with for the whole week.

A welcome pack was also much appreciated as we arrived on a Sunday when the shops were closed, it included everything that we needed to tie us over until a visit to the local bakery and shops.

The swimming pool was secure, if not heated. That wasn't a problem for our daughters, but we awaited the sun to shine before taking the plunge. The pool, like the accomodation was very clean and inviting.There were also various inflatables and games (table tennis, volley ball) to keep us entertained and several sunbeds to rest and read in afterwards.

There was a large enclosed garden to the rear of the property with plenty of space for the children to enjoy themselves and a bbq for those sunny evenings.

We ventured out to Pontivy (picturesque town square) and Trevor recommeded a few restaurants, one of which was the excellent L´Auberge de L'île over-looking the river. We also had a couple of days on the sandy beaches of Carnac (allow an hours drive) and having crepes quayside at the mini-Monaco port that is Auray.

We also had a pleasant afternoon in Roscoff on our way home and would recommend this as the best route to and from Brittany.

The whole visit was relaxing and very peaceful. We would definitely recommend it and have already booked the larger four bedroomed 'Oak Tree Cottage' for next summer.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stayed here for 2 weeks during August 2012 after booking it online. There are 2 cottages, we stayed in the larger of the two which was named Oak Tree Cottage. It is just outside Pontivy - approx 5 minute drive.

The cottage itself has 4 bedrooms so we were able to spread out and a bathroom both upstairs and downstairs. The welcome pack was much appreciated as we arrived Sunday evening when the shops were closed, it included juice, wine, jams, bread, pasta and sauce - everything that we needed until we could get to the supermarket the next day.

The swimming pool was not heated but that wasn't a problem for us after the initial dip in and there were some pool toys provided. The grounds were amazing - a large paddock at the back of the properties with plenty of outdoor toys provided for the children to enjoy themselves. The boys were especially taken with the table football and often had a quick game whilst we got ready to go out for the day.

We visited the chateaus at Pontivy and Josselin. We had a couple of days near Carnac (about an hours drive) - one at the beach and another looking at the stones at Erdeven. On a rainy day we went to the Aquarium and Butterfly Farm at Vannes, both were excellent but very busy due to the rain. We had a day at Branfere (about 90 mins drive) which was amazing - its an animal park - don't miss the bird display at about 3pm.

It was our first trip abroad with both our boys (aged 7 and 4) and they had the time of their lives and want to go back as soon as possible. The owners were wonderful and very approachable and were happy to help in any way.Our eldest son would have moved in if he could and since meeting their dog (Digger), he desperately wants one of he own and has a photo of Digger on his wall.

There were some nice places to eat in Pontivy - the Rivoli which is a very nice cafe, our picky 4 year old fell in love with their croque madams and we also visited La Petite Bretonne for some very nice crepes. There is a lovely creperie in Josselin in the square near the church with small rooms and low ceilings called creperie du Centre, its a bit of a squash but worth it. Our favourite creperie was just outside Les Forges (between Pontivy and Josselin), follow the signs when you get to the village and its just over 1 km towards the canal. Its a converted mill on the river and you can eat inside or out. Part of one of the restaurants rooms is partitioned off to make a childrens play area which went down well with our two boys.

I would definitely recommend it for a family and would go back again.

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Doozledog, Owner at Manoir de Guervihan, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Kath
Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor and all you lovely comments.
Very much appreciated.
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Additional Information about Manoir de Guervihan

Property: Manoir de Guervihan
Address: Manoir de Guervihan | Kergrist, 56300 Pontivy, France
Location: France > Brittany > Morbihan > Pontivy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Pontivy
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two beautiful self catering cottages set in the heart of rural Brittany. We have a swimming pool, on site activities and a big field for family games. ... more   less 

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