Holidays in Brittany

Beautiful Brittany holiday Gites and cottages with heated swimming pools.

Kermarch farmhouse Lustruyen Swimming pool Lustruyen cottage

Guest Book / Reviews

Kermarch Farmhouse & Cottage

A Fabulous place for all the family to unwind 5*

Our party of seven adults, five children and the dog had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at Kermarch. The sheer size of the property and grounds make it an ideal place for children and pets in that they are safe to be given full range of the site. The children had a fabulous week of swimming and playing with plenty to occupy them. They barely had time to even use the wi-fi or TV with Sky. The Farmhouse is generously proportioned with a well equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Outside, the grounds are well kept with a large lawn area for barbecues and al fresco dining. A lovely, relaxing holiday.

Louisa F.

Well appointed, easily accessible, green and leafy 4*

We have just returned from a lovely, relaxing holiday in Kermarch - we were a family group of 19, ranging in age from 4 months to 60+ and accompanied by one large dog. The Kermarch properties are comfortable and well appointed and though deep in the heart of Brittany and surrounded by lush, green countryside and farmland, are still only about 1.5 hrs from St Malo ferry port and Dinard airport. The village of St Nicolas du Pelem is an easy cycle and if the local markets cannot cater for your needs, there is a SuperU very close by. The children in the group had endless fun on the trampoline and swings and loved having the freedom to play and explore the grounds, while we all enjoyed the facilities for boules, table tennis and the safe, clean and well maintained swimming pool. Nearby Quingamp, Quintin, Mur de Bretagne and the Abbey de Bon Repos all boast markets on various days. Mur a Pizzas in Mur de Bretagne served up freshly made, knock out pizzas and a warm welcome for 15 of us when we arrived unannounced one evening not long before closing and the lake at Mur de Bretagne has great kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. For the most part, we made our own entertainment and catered for ourselves in the leafy peace of Kermarch but we rounded off our holiday with a really 1st class meal at the nearby Auberge de Pelenic. Excellent! Very good value for money.


Thank you Aiofe for your lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your large family and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Kermarch. Hope we may see you all again in the future.

Carolyn & David

Ideal for a large family holiday. 5*

Great location, peaceful and relaxing. Spacious, interesting and well-equipped accommodation. The gardens, play areas and pool were fantastic - perfect for our family holiday with children and grandchildren. David and Carolyn were very welcoming and helpful. All our family of nine agreed we had a brilliant holiday and would happily return.


Thanks Chris for your kind review.It was a pleasure meeting you and all your family and hope to see you again in the future.

Carolyn & David

Maison Madeleine

Relaxing holiday 5*

Had a tremendous time on the property, which fully matched with the description and our expectations. Very helpfull owners. I definitely would recommend this property especially if you want to step away from the daily hectic. Point of attention is the availability of restaurants in the direct neighborhood. Closed due to vacation.(August) Want to mention especially the pool. The pool was very clean, the water temperature was lovely and there were sufficient beds available.

Anita Jos & family

Thank you Anita & family for your kind review. It was lovely welcoming our first Dutch guests to Kermarch this year, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry you were unlucky with the restaurant/s, but there are 2 or 3 open in Saint Nicolas du Pelem and others nearby open 7 days midday & evening that we would have been happy to recommend. I will make sure we have a list in each house so there's never a problem. Hope to see you again in the future,

Carolyn & David

Had a great holiday thanks 5*

Great gites and a lovely large pool. Had a lovely time and plenty to see and do near by and lovely restaurants just down the road from the gite

Adam P

Just a short note to say that we were definitely lucky and had wonderful weather for a pleasant week. We have enjoyed ourselves a lot.

Mike van Meera and the Hegdahl family from Norway

Fantastic holiday, unfortunately the weather wasn’t great but cheap wine and great local produce helped soften the blow.!!
The local markets were really good fun and the locals very friendly.
The facilities in the cottages are very well equipped & the UK TV was a welcome addition for “small people” We have had some really lovely days at the coast, if you are not sure where to go David & Carolyn (the owners) know some nice places.

The Holding and Green family

Absolutely beautiful place 5*

Beautiful peacefull and spacious property in the Brittany country side. You are far enough away but not to far to go and explore your surroundings area. Supermarket 5 to 10 mins away. You have everything you need in your home. We throughly enjoyed our stay. We loved to explore and we also like to relax and staying here definitely was ideal for us. We had 3 small kids every thing is child friendly and they loved it. Pool is fantastic grounds around are fantastic Carolyn and David where lovely people who where there if you needed them but give you free course off the area. Highly recommend to anyone looking to just get away from it all but still not to far from places to go see and explore.

Ashley J

Thank you Ashley, Louise and family for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family.

Carolyn & David

Perfect Oasis in the depths of Brittany 5*

What a fantastic place for our family to stay in the school hols!... About an hour into the depths of the beautiful French countryside from any major attraction or coastline, was this perfect Oasis of converted farm buildings with their own swimming pool, table tennis, boules, badminton, more than enough to keep our brats entertained for the duration of our stay. The hosts, David & Carolyn were attentive in every way and we were all sad to leave. We are very reluctant to divulge this hidden gem as I am sure everyone that has the pleasure of staying here will be booking immediately for the next season to avoid the rush!.... A+A+A+

Tara C

Best holiday ever !! 5*

We had the best and relaxing holiday as a family. This cottage is amazing in every aspect . Quite clean and well equipped , had lots of books n DVDs for adults n children. This cottage is well located. Pharmacy and super market is nearby. Also many local markets are close by. Play area is quite spread out still we could watch our children playing sitting in our cottage . Pool is good sized and well maintained and can be locked when not in use, quite safe with small children. Can't end this review without writing about our wonderful hosts David & Carolyn. Always ready to help with anything. They were very helpful. Couldn't have asked for anything more on a holiday. We had a wonderful ,relaxing holiday. Our 10 year old and 6 year old too enjoyed a lot . They still talk about this holiday and my little one has started writing about this :)

Bindu K

Hi Mahesh,Bindu & family Thank you for allowing us to welcome you to Brittany We are so happy that you booked to stay with us it was a pleasure meeting you and your family Hope to see you again Kind regards

Carolyn & David

Second visit to Maison Madeleine 5*

As the title suggests this was our 2nd visit to Maison Madeleine and we thoroughly enjoyed it.The facilities in the house were everything we needed and more. Ideally positioned in the centre of Brittany to visit the lovely towns of Saint Brieuc, Guingamp and Pontivy

Mincher H

Fabulous House, terrific location! 5*

Well, having just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to France all I can say is 'I want to come back!'. The location of the house was perfect (straight forward to find after getting into Roscoff.. Especially for a first time driver on the continent). David and Carolyn were on hand if any problems arose (which they didn't of course), both so friendly and welcoming! The house itself was lovely, fully equipped and all ready for my tribe. Beautiful gardens and pool, and David and Carolyn were there with plenty of local knowledge to share with you. Absolutely lovely place and fully intend to return next year.

Sarah W

A little Jewel...with a Pool! 5*

Kermarch is a little Jewel in the Brittany countryside! You can spend all day in the wonderful surroundings with lots to do and plenty of things to keep you entertained. So much space and the pool...well WOW! What fun we had. So much for the kids to do plus the wifi! The kids made the most of that! We ventured out a few times, mainly on the 2 rainy days we had, but also took a walk on a hot day into the local town where we ate and were very well looked after. This was an 5 mile round trip and with 7 kids under 12 we didn't think we'd make it. But we did and a lovely walk it was too! The pool totally made up for the blisters at the end. We visited lake Guerledan and took a trip into Saint Brieuc.. both were stunning and very quick and easy to get to. All in all a fabulous week which we shall all remember fondly. We would definitely revisit and 100% recommend. Thank you Carolyn and David for having us. You have a wonderful place!

Sarah D

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure welcoming your family & friends and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Carolyn & David

Outstanding Standard & Location 5*

Our party of 15 thoroughly enjoyed a 2week family break, staying in both the MARIE and MADELEINE cottages. The quality of the accommodation was outstanding, the extremely large garden was beautifully landscaped and incorporated plenty of activities for the kids, the large heated pool was kept at the perfect temperature and extremely well maintained. The owners Dave & Carolyn were great, striking the perfect balance of being attentive and helpful whilst keeping a respectful distance, leaving you to enjoy the PERFECT HOLIDAY... The countryside location was ideal for relaxing but only a short drive away from larger towns. Overall quality and comfort was fantastic.

Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.


Fantastic property and pool. Superb!! 5*

We were looking for a relaxing family holiday and were so lucky to have found Maison Marie and Maison Madeleine! David and Carolyn work extremely hard to ensure the pool and property are maintained to the highest standard. We enjoyed the pool every day and the property has a wonderful space where our children could play (swings, slide, play house, trampoline), all where we could see them. We spent two weeks at the property - one in Maison Marie and one in Maison Madeleine. Both properties are very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The furniture is simply beautiful. We enjoyed the cycle paths which were easily accessible and the supermarket shopping is very close by. For a family with young children, we found this property ideal. Thank you Carolyn and David! We would highly recommend!!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.


Maison Marie

Lovely holiday 5*

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maison Marie. It is in a peaceful rural location with beautiful night skies and the sound of owls to set you off to sleep. Maison Marie is very well equipped with everything you could need including a washing machine and dishwasher. The garden has everything for kids and grown ups. We enjoyed playing table tennis and swimming in the lovely 12m pool each afternoon. Our dog had a fab time sniffing around and sleeping in the sunshine. Great Auberge restaurant a short drive away. A big thank you to David for being so helpful. Fab.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway.


Relaxing holiday 5*

Had a tremendous time on the property, which fully matched with the description and our expectations. Very helpfull owners. I definately would recomment this property especially ifyou want to step away from the daily hectic. Point of attention oud the avialabilty of restaurants in the direct neighbourhood.Closed due to vacation.(August) Want to mention especially the pool. The pool was very clean, the water temperature was lovely and there were sufficiënt beds available.

Anita Jos & family

Thank you Anita & family for your kind review.It was lovely welcoming our first Dutch guests to Kermarch this year,so glad you enjoyed your stay.Sorry you were unlucky with the restaurant/s, but there are 2 or 3 open in Saint Nicolas du Pelem and others nearby open 7 days midday & evening that we would have been happy to recommend. I will make sure we have a list in each house so there's never a problem. Hope to see you again in the future

Carolyn & David

Lustruyen Cottage

Full of character and well equipped 5*

Very well equipped cottage in a quiet rural location but with easy access to local villages / town and the wider Brittany area. The owners are very easy to deal with, helping with not only ferries, but also local directions to help find the cottage, and a kind offer of shopping in advance. Cottage is set in its own grounds alongside another cottage owner by the same people and share a nice well furnished and heated pool which is positioned to make the absolute best of the great sunshine with plenty of open space around for games. Inside there is a well equipped kitchen space and two nicely appointed bedrooms. In short heart place to stay for exploring Brittany and a place we would definitely go back to if in this area again.


Brilliant time had by all 5*

Loved the peaceful location surrounded by lovely countryside. Our children adored the swimming pool and all the things for them to do ( boules ,table tennis and trampoline) Everything you could want here. Close to local market town and Lac Guerledan is a must to visit


Thank you so much for your kind review.It was a pleasure meeting you and all your family and hope to see you again sometime

Carolyn & David

Perfect hideaway 5*

Surprisingly spacious cottage set in lovely mature grounds. Having a swimming pool aswell and a supermarket 10 minutes away, what more could you want. We spent more time outside playing table tennis and swimming than indoors and enjoyed a few barbecues. Lovely and peaceful in the evenings and we all slept very well. Overall one of the best holidays we've had with the children.


Paradise in the country 5*

Lustruyen Cottage is an idyllic hide away in the French countryside. The description of the cottage online did not do it justice. The cottage has been very tastefully refurbished inside, retaining many of it's original features. It has vast grounds which are very well maintained and a shared swimming pool which is cleaned on a regular basis. It was clean and tidy throughout and the kitchen was very well equipped. The owners were extremely welcoming and were on hand if required yet unobtrusive. The nearest town was 5 minutes away and had a few very nice eating places. 30 minutes drive took you to several larger towns such as Pontivy which contained restaurants and a vast array of shops. I would most certainly recommend Lustruyen Cottage and hope to return in the not too distant future.

Nuala H

Thank you Nuala & Philip for such lovely comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we would like to say how much we appreciated your care and consideration you showed to our property, When you left the cottage it was immaculate. Thank you once again and hope to see you all in the not too distant future.

Best regards Carolyn & David Jarman

great cottage5*

We had a fabulous stay at the cottage photographs do not do it justice. we very fortunate to have the property to our selves which allowed our dog to explore all round the gardens. nothing was too much trouble to David or Carolyn who organised the vet and booked a local restaurant for us. The cottage and pool area was spotless I would recommend this property for anyone who requires a peacefully relaxing holiday is this area. We would definitely return another year.

Recommended for: Pet-friendly.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lustruyen, despite some slightly unseasonal weather. The cottage has everything you need, and our kids loved the heated pool (as well as the English freeview channels!). The cottage is excellently located - we visited beaches on both the south and north coast. And the local Lac de Guerledan was fantastic for cycling, canoeing, kayaking, and walking - perfect for an activity-based holiday for families with young(ish) children.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

Charlie M 4*

Great for kids 5*

With two young children, we were really pleased to see so much space, great facilities, and most importantly a fenced off pool (as neither can swim yet). The pool was clean and heated to a perfect temperature for a hot day seeing the local area. The choice of play equipment was perfect, including a large trampoline, which they loved. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed, and the garden area to the rear of the cottage was spacious and well looked after. Close to supermarkets, Rostrenen and the main routes to the other main towns, lakes and an hour from the beach. We had a great stay, and would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for the same relaxing holdiay.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.


Lustruyen Farmhouse

A very nice well kept property complete with pool. 5*

Had a great stay at this lovely property. The children had a fantastic time in the grounds and in the nice sized swimming pool. Large super market close by. I would definitely recommend this property.

Martyn C

As good as it gets 5*

Lustruyen Farmhouse and its grounds provided the ideal environment for our 3-generation family holiday. The accommodation was delightful, clean and comfortable, very adequately equipped, and the peaceful environment was broken only by the lowing of the cattle next door, and even that paled into insignificance against the sounds of 4 grand-children enjoying themselves. The heated pool was an absolute winner, and the other equipment, all of which was in excellent condition, meant there was little time for boredom to set in. Our own needs for a tranquil (as tranquil as 4 children will allow!) restful break were more than well met by the property. We were not looking for much by way of off-site excursions, but there appears to be plenty in the area for those prepared to seek it out. We will definitely be back.

Kay & Jerry Freestone, Christine & Charlie Elder, Jessica, George & Niamh, Alex Freestone & Tom Spencer & Hannah

Many thanks for your kind words its so nice when someone appreciates everything we are trying to do. Thank you for respecting the property and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime in the future.

Carolyn & David

Brilliant for a quiet, relaxing holiday 5*

Lustruyen farmhouse is a substantial stone building which has been converted into good quality modern accommodation. Comfortably furnished and equipped, it had plenty of space for our party of 6 adults and 4 children. The outside facilities, and especially the large heated swimming pool in the grounds, were perfect for family relaxation in a private rural setting, and safe enough to allow even the toddlers to play with minimal supervision. Owners David and Carolyn maintain the property to a high standard, and are always available in the event of any problems. Although in a completely rural setting, Lustruyen is only a short drive from the substantial town of Rostrenen, and several supermarkets. This was our second stay at Lustruyen, and it more than lived up to our memories of the previous year. For anyone looking for a relaxing do-nothing break, or as a base for exploring the many delights of central Brittany, Lustruyen fits the bill perfectly.

Jerry F

Great for Families 4*

A great family friendly cottage in a lovely quiet rural location in the middle of farming country. The location is good, being only a 10 minute drive from a town with supermarkets and shops and to a main road. The property was clean and had good basic equipment, including a TV with a good selection of English channels and a DVD player. But the real attraction is the beautiful garden and swimming pool, perfect for children, with a nice selection of garden toys and facilities such as swings and trampoline. A lovely apple orchard too! We'd certainly recommend this for families with pre-teen children who are looking for something peaceful yet full of fun.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children.


Lovely idyllic stay 4*

Had a brilliant stay here at the start of the summer holidays. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool and play area. Baby was containable. Property suited our needs - equipped with microwave and washing machine - essential for use with baby and children. Away from main roads so children could enjoy facilities. Close enough to cycle to town.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Tourists without a Car.


Maisons Madeleine & Marie

Dear David & Carolyn Thank you for a wonderful holiday, Ideal for all our needs. We will recommend you and hope to return ourselves.

The Palmer/Gittins/Rogers family

Great Family Holiday 5*

We arranged a family holiday with 6 Adults and 5 grandchildren and our first impression of the place was very good David & Carolyn welcomed us and explained all the facilities to us and were available in support during our stay. The accommodation was very suitable and met all of our needs. The living space was good with both dining and sitting areas that were used extensively Wi Fi and TV were good and range of games and DVD's helpful. The outside games areas were ideal with all of the children and some adults using the trampoline while the pool area was great being both clean and secure for all the family. The local farmer was very friendly and welcomed us allowing to walk around and even invited us to visit his dairy and see the new born calves. We spent most of our time on site as it catered for all our needs. local supermarket is near and well stocked so easy to use for self catering needs. BBQ worked well with outside seating making it easy to watch over the children. We would be happy to visit again and will recommend this property to friends and family. All in all good value for money.

Norman A