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Had a lovely week here at the cottage with the last few days providing  glorious sunshine.

Lovely little cottage in a peaceful location with everything you need to make it home from home.  Morlaix is well worth a visit as is Dinan.  Just be aware of market days on Thursday – spent a lot of time in traffic.

Would love to have stayed another week as only just got into the swing of things but hopefully we can come back for another time.

Melissa and John, Kent

Lovely cottage, lovely location – “deafened” by the lovely silence.

Accommodation and all accoutrements in the cottage of an excellent standard.  Spoilt for choice where to visit north or south – so many places easily accessible.

Thoroughly enjoyed walks along several parts of the Nantes – Brest canal – indeed we enjoyed the whole week.

Mike and Joan Savage, Guildford.

Wonderful cottage – peaceful and quiet.  Rained a for but it had no effect on the enjoyment.  Bed comfortable. Went  to parts of Brittany we had not seen before. A downside for future visitors with pets - the vets at Carhaix has to be the most expensive ever visited !! EUR 45 for a worming table and passport stamp. Our travelling was severely extended by a strike by Brittany Ferries. Instead of a one and a half hour drive to Roscoff we had to go via Calais – twice – and we live in Devon.  Still we would definitely come again. Shame it was only a week.

David and Rosemary

Lovely cottage.  Great location. Lots of places to visit and weather was very good.  Excellent  standard of accommodation.  Loved every minute of the time we have spent here. Jasolin was a great place everyone should visit.  It’s nice to have things around the cottage, it makes it homely.

Sandra and Peter Kent, Staffordshire.  Thank you.

The weather was not too kind during our first week but has not prevented us from enjoying the delight of Brittany.  Its beautiful countryside and coastline and medieval towns with fabulous buildings.  The camera has been well used and even managed to do some sketching and the dog has had a daily swim!

We have covered many miles both in the car and on foot, doing several walks around Crozon, Huelgoat, Morlaix, Carnac, Quimperle and Chateauneuf-au-Faou, enhanced by the weather being good for the last 3 days.

Great to come back to this lovely cottage at the end of each day and relax in comfortable, homely surroundings.  Our only disappointment was the internet connection not working, which was one of the attractions of the cottage. We hope this can be resolved as we would very much like to come again!

Vanessa and Richard, Bristol

Big thanks to Charles and Natalie for the use of their lovely cottage this week. After a few changeable days at the start of the week we’ve had 5 days of sunshine, perfect for exploring the area.  We also particularly enjoyed the Crozan peninsula, beautiful beaches (Cameret-sur-Mer – very relaxing stop for a beer) and great views from Pointe de Per-Lier.  Locranan charming place to visit, Quimpere lovely city and enhjoyed the Ville Close at Concarneau.  Struggled a bit with French, opening times (we found the Cote de Mer restaurant a find when everywhere was closed!) and failed miserably to find the Merlin restaurant but did enjoy the sunshine and scenery at Lac de Guerdelan instead.

Cottage beautiful and tranquil, perfect for star gazing  (even saw a shooting star!).  Have thoroughly enjyhed our week.  Thanks again.

Cecliara and Bany (Ongar, Essex)

Thank you! We enjoyed your lovely cottage too, very much.  A mixed week weather wise but we had plenty of options to explore – the canal walk and forest of Huelgoat were great for the not so bright days, Concarneau and Quimper were both charming as was Pont Aven and Locarnon.  All in all a really pleasant stay. Many thanks.

Russell and Vanessa

A huge thank you to Charles and Natalie for their lovely holiday gite.  We have had a wonderful time here. The gite had everything and more – it has made returning home everyday a pleasure.

The weather has been kind to us and only one wet day (Avatar!).  We went to Quimpere and Concarneu both very pretty and interesting (1 hour 30 mins) towns.

We found a good beach at St Nic towards the Crozan peninsular. Always quiet until 3 pm – then the French arrived!

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this charming place to friends or return in the future.

Laura and Paul. The New Forest, Hampshire.

Well equipped cottage in a peaceful location and plenty of wildlife.  We saw a fox, several buzzards, a hare and a woodpecker.  Cycled along  parts of the Nantes-Brest canal as well as some of the Voies Vertes which follow the old railway lines – still some old station buildings to be seen.

Stunning coastline in the Crozon region, especially Pointe de Penhir and we enjoyed Quimper, Concarneau and the Pink Granite coast. So much to see so little time!

Dave and Louise, Dundee, Scotland.

We arrived Saturday 9th July and found the gite to be wonderful, very clean and well furnished.   Watched some of the DVDs – Ghost town and Taears for Fears.  Went to watch Kill Bill but the disc was not in the case – gutted.

Went to a few beaches and visited Concarneau.  It was a castle full of shops.

I think we toured every L’Eclerc supermarket in search of Duff beer.  We found it today (our final day).

Off to pack the car now.  Au revoir.

John and Vicki

Weather started out wonderful very hot but changed to sunshine and heavy showers after first couple of days. We travelled north and south. Quimpere is a very nice city and the granite coast to the north is pretty. The cottage is lovely and peaceful and a good central location.

Thanks to Ian for his help and recommendations.  We ate at the Rotunde in Carhaix and it was very nice. We actually saw the Tour de France twice – once by accident in the rain at the side of a main road and the second time in Carhaix which we did not plan and had a great atmosphere.

Dawn and Davem Pocklingotn, East Yorkshire

Interminable rain. Torrents, storms, fearsome winds.  Ceaseless weather! Walking Brest-Nantes canal – great.  Beautiful, tranquil.  But we went too far, missed lunch and got knackered.  Always, however, we would return to the peace and comfort of the cottage – romantic, well equipped, warm.  Perfect in fact.  Thanks.

Catherine Colvin, Jon Leckey, Worcestershire

Bonjour Charles.  I was amazed to find the first entry in you comment book was written by a couple from my home town of Wallington.  This was quickly followed by fiancé noticing that the painting on the wall downstairs cloak room was signed by ‘J MacWhirter’ – a derivative of his surname McWhir…! There’s fate for you, ah!

The peaceful setting, exuberant  birdsong, passing cows, wild hare, church chimes echoing from Trebrivan village add to the personality to life here at Kermarc.

We have covered many miles of the Brittany countryside and coastline but by far the most enjoyable day was spent visiting Tregeasao on the Cote do Granit Rose  - waking childhood memories of holidays on the island of Jersey.

Our one mistake was the long drive from the Eurotunnel in Calais.

Thank you for sharing you home with us both - a real transformation from the original photographs.

Bonne chance!

Sue Teamer, Wallington, Colin McWhir, Epsom.

We really enjoyed our weeks stay. The weather was really sunny so we didn venture very far from the house. The cottage is beautifully furnished, decorated and equipped. We were very impressed with the region. The lake at Etang des Sources is very beautiful and an ideal spot for a picnic.

Mike and Julia, Walton-on-Thames

The cottage is beautiful, well decorated and exceptionally equipped “ we love it. Its so peaceful and rural. Concarneau (ville-close) is well worth the one and a quarter hours drive. The weather has been lovely until Friday. We have watered the flowers and herb garden. We have cut back the tree branches that were over hanging satellite dish “ now have good reception for mens semi-final at Wimbledon! Thank you for enabling us to enjoy your lovely home.

Jane and Patrick, Oxfordshire

Great location, most relaxing. Out every day at a different place on the coast each time The cottage is an excellent base and welcoming at the end of each day.

Dina and Angus, Buckinghamshire

We had such a lovely time here at your cottage. Its been very cosy and we appreciated all the small touches that made it homely. The location is so calm and serene. Except for the cows being herded in for milking, we have hardly seen a soul. Its so nice to have such greenery and birdsong outside.
We would have liked to have known more about the cottages history (we were surprised by the stain glassed window).
The places we have visited this week included Dinan (they have a big market on Thursday am, which was great and has some fab shops) and Jardin Bohain is so beautiful (which is on the way to Mur de Bretagne) “ a real fairytale garden that doesnt open until 2pm each day. Cote du Mur restaurant in Rostrenen is handy for yummy food on a Sunday when other places are shut.

Claire and Daniel, Bristol

After a long journey (which we should have planned better as it was our first time in France) we were so relieved to arrive at this beautiful cottage. We have had an amazing two weeks here and had the pleasure of visiting a number of stunning places. The two that stood out the most for us were Locquirec and Concarneau. We really appreciated being able to stop here. Thanks very much.

Gareth, Emma and baby Emily, Greater Manchester

We have really enjoyed our two weeks here and are going home thoroughly refreshed and relaxed. It took a few days to get used to everywhere closing for a couple of hours at lunchtime, but is something we'll definitely suggest to our bosses when we get home!!
Spent a fair bit of time chilling around the cottage but did visit Concarneau, Mont-St-Michel, Rennes and Dinan. Weather-wise it has rained for England but there have also been some very un November-like days as well.
The cottage is a great base, the roaring log stove in the evening is a must  toasted marshmallows just make it perfect.

Dan and Emma, Kent