From the St Brieuc direction,  as you enter Corlay on D790 you will see a road signposted ‘autre directions’ on your left which you take. Then take the second road on your right signposted D44 Gouarec. Follow this road through Laniscat still towards Gouarec – the road number changes to D76.  After about 2 kms you will come to a roundabout where you go left towards Gouarec, next roundabout go straight on again signposted towards Gouarec, then take the first road on the left and then the second on your right. You go pass a large stone crucifix and Les Hirondelles is the first property on your left. Drive into our courtyard – you have arrived and now you can relax and unwind in your rural idyll.

How to get to our Gites

The following links show maps and directions to us from the relevant ports and airports using www.viamichelin.com which will also tell you where the speed cameras are and how much you’ll pay in tolls on your chosen route.

Sail – Portsmouth to St Malo (about ninety minutes to our Gîtes in Brittany )

Sail – Plymouth to Roscoff (about ninety minutes to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Portsmouth to Caen (about three hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Portsmouth to Le Havre (about four hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Poole to Cherbourg (about three and a half hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Dover to Calais (about six and a half hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Cork to Roscoff and Rosslare to Roscoff or Cherbourg (about an hour and a half to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Sail – Newhaven to Dieppe (about four and a half hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Eurotunnel – Folkestone to Calais (about six and a half hours to our Gîtes in Brittany)

Fly - London (Luton/Stansted) or East Midlands or Leeds/Bradford to  Dinard with www.ryanair.com, or to Brest or Rennes with www.flybe.com (UK regional airports eg. Newcastle link with Flybe flights via Southampton).  These airports are all about one and a quarter hours from our Gîtes in Brittany.  You can hire a car at the airport – or ring us to discuss getting about without a car.


You could break your journey staying overnight en route in one of the Accor chain of hotels (www.accor.fr) – Ibis, Etap, Formule 1 – which are all reasonably priced.

Testimonials

What our guests say...

"What a fantastic place to stay!  The pictures do not do justice to the houses or surroundings - they are beautiful and characterful.  Pauline and Geof gave us a warm welcome and were great hosts throughout the week, helpful and attentive but not intrusive.  The starting groceries were much appreciated as were the fresh vegetables from the garden.  The pool was a great hit but the play barn is the winner for anyone with under sevens, a vast selection of toys in a safe playroom within earshot but far enough away to feel like you are having child free time!  We would all return another year.'

  • The Eves and Chambers families, 4 adults 4 children aged 2 - 6

 

"The service you provided was excellent and you always went the extra mile to help us where you could.

The gite had everything we could have needed and was very clean and comfortable and worked well for us when we shared with our friends (9 in total) and when we were on our own (down to 4!).

The swimming pool is safe, large and warm and was kept lovely and clean as the children spent days playing in and out of the pool.

We are looking forward to coming back and seeing you all again soon!"

  • The Kelly family of Bristol

 

"Breathtaking scenery, friendly atmosphere, very relaxing, almost like stepping back in time - so stress free"

  • The Clarkes and Galbraiths of Inverness

 

"Lovely relaxing holiday despite a toddler and a baby!  Nice accommodation, superb swimming pool and very friendly hosts.  Beautiful area with so many little lanes to explore - and we must have done most of them!"

  • The Jardine Family of Suffolk

 

"Thank you so much for making us feel very welcome.   It was so nice at the end of a long journey to arrive and find that we had butter and milk in the fridge and bread and wine.  It's little things like that, that make all the difference.  You both obviously care a lot about making people feel at home.  We have all had a very enjoyable holiday and we have discovered another area of France not explored before.  Thank you again"

  • The Lee Family of Clitheroe

 

"We have thoroughly enjoyed staying in your house.  It has everything we wanted or needed and the pool has been a superb entertainment for the children (and a very pleasurable experience for the adults).  You have both been the most welcoming and helpful hosts."

  • The Gethyn Family from Anglesey

 

"Had a great week - cycling by the canal and lake. kayaking, bbq-ing and relaxing by the lovely warm pool.  Lovely gite, lovely area and great hosts... thanks for a great holiday."

  • The Jone Family of Reading

 

"After a late start and arriving in pouring rain the days and weeks got only better.  The area is great, the lake is very nice.  Cycling and walking along the canal and old railway line was fun.  The kids enjoyed playing outside and in the pool.  The seaside, waves, rockpooling and climbing - what more do you need?  Thanks very much, we had a great time."

  • The Jones Family of Northampton

 

"We have had a super week here - we have enjoyed the house, pool and surroundings and feel as though we have had a proper holiday (not always the case with 5 children!)  This is a delightful spot, a part of France we've not visited before, and we have had lots of lovely days out."

  • The Mathers of Bristol

 

"We have had a fantastic 2 weeks so thank you for being such good hosts...  Visit to the Sunday Bon Repos Market was great.  Cycling and canoeing from Gourec camp site both excellent and great fun!  Visit Pontivy - pleasant town, great chateau.  Carnac has a beautiful beach with fab rock pools."

  • The Glews and friends of Nottingham

 

"What a lovely relaxing welcoming place to stay.  The accommodation is delightful and the pool a real asset especially for the children.  Highlights: a fabulous day with a cloudless sky at Les Rosaires; swimming in the lake; dinner at the Abbey.  Thank you for a lovely holiday."

  • The Morris and Sullivan families of London

 

"We had a great time in Brittany - everything we needed, especially for the kids was provided.  The pool is a great facility, the area is really beautiful and quiet.  We had a really relaxing time - no pressure."

  • The O'Brien Family of Ireland

 

"After a long journey it was a welcoming sight to see Les Rossignols.  What a fantstic place.  Our week was very enjoyable and we now have water babies for children, the pool was a big hit with them.  Beautiful area, only wish we had another week here.  Many thanks."

  • The Barretts from Cardiff

 

"Fantastic holiday ...  would recommend a visit to Pontivy, the shopping street, cafes and castle.  Châteauneuf-du-Faou is also nearby and a beautiful walk by the river.  Canoes and cycles are available for hire.  A 'must' is a walk or cycle down the Nantes-Brest canal in either direction!  The scenery is stunning.  A massive thank you for making us so comfortable and welcome.  We would definitely recommend one of your 'eat-in' meals.  Brilliant when you have young children - the two we had made our holiday.  The pool speaks for itself!"

  • The Guest Family of Nottignham

 

"Beautiful weather and a beautiful area.  Far too much local cider, wine and brie!  The pool is great and kept our boys happy for hours.  Enjoyed local markets, fetes, fireworks, the Abbey, fishing, the beach, canoeing and being able to watch the Ashes."

  • The Barnetts from Yorkshire

 

"Wonderful week! Such a beautiful setting, the gardens, particularly fabulous location to explore Brittany from. Even with a little rain we spent most of our time outdoors. Pool was fab - warm enough to swim every day, though sometimes a BIT cold getting out!!  Absolutely the highlight of our stay was the warmth of Pauline & Geof's hospitality - the daily cakes, the bread delivery, and babysitting - thankyou so much - the (essential) larder with our fresh daily eggs - quite above and beyond.  And we can't not mention the hens - Flora's best friend in the world, Fifi, was a constant source of entertainment - awesome!  Will recommend lots and be back with more (one more!) children! x "

  • Matt, Jo, Flora (2), and Bump (due in October)

 

"We have had a great time.  Lovely area and nice local walks.  Hosts very informative and friendly.  Stopped here at the same time as my sister and her family next door.  Both families enjoyed the stay immensely. "

  • The Danson family, Staffs - "PS - liked the welcoming wine, etc, left by the hosts, very nice touch!"