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.
- 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