Beautiful gite, tranquil but not isolated location

Lovely converted longere, sleeps 4/5 with all creature comforts plus some. Idyllic rural location, peace, quiet and tranquility but only 5 mins to town with bars, restaurants, shops and 3 minutes to the river Don for walks, canoeing and fishing. Easy driving distance to Sea, Loire valley, Nantes, Rennes and great countryside in between. Not so much a question of what to do but will you have enough time to do it all in?

Sleeps: 5 - Bedrooms: 2 - Bathrooms: 2

La glycine is in Les quatre cles, a longere off a quiet country lane in the Don valley. The restored and renovated gite provides all creature comforts for a wonderfully relaxed self-catering holiday in a tranquil but not isolated location. It is set in a large garden with plenty of grassed area for sunbathing. Outside each gite there is a paved patio area separated by planted trellis fencing for privacy with a BBQ and a wooden picnic table with parasol. The gites benefit from a large library of DVDs, books and indoor games for less clement weather as well as outdoor games. These are all available for guests free of charge. We also have 2, 21 gear all terrain bikes (1 man’s & 1 woman’s), available for hire at a daily or weekly rate. Also a couple of Ladies shoppers free for quick trips to get groceries etc.
La glycine (Wisteria) contains a living/dining room with a wood burning stove and a kitchen area. Comfortably furnished with a large sofa, bouncy armchair, coffee table, rug and TV (DVD player only), CD player, dining table and chairs to seat 4. The kitchen corner contains an electric cooker, toaster, microwave, electric kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine and all necessary pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and utensils.

The spacious master bedroom is on a mezzanine floor in the converted loft (grenier) and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed ancient oak beams, bedside tables with lamps, a set of drawers, clothes hanging area and, an ensuite shower room with wc and basin. The twin bedded room is downstairs, accessed by a couple of steps down from the living room. It has a set of drawers with bedside lamps, a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with shower, wc, basin and bidet.

The Area
Guemene Penfao lies almost in the centre of the Pays de 3 Rivieres. The town is on the river Don but the Isac and Brivet rivers are not far away. It is a magical area with beautiful scenery and so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to begin. There is something for everyone; wonderful walks through forests, ancient chateaux, chapels and churches to visit, water sports of every kind including the town’s indoor pool with spa and Jacuzzi and a lake with a safe beach area in nearby Plesse, 4 riding stables to suit all abilities, and then of course there’s food. There are over 18 restaurants listed in the local area guide book and plenty more besides. There are 10 bars and restaurants in Guemene Penafo alone. Les quatre cles is about a 3 minute drive from the town centre or easily reached on foot in about 15 minutes. The swimming pool can also be reached by a footpath across a field, the river Don, with a very stimulating climb up steps on the other side.

For those with golfing instincts, there are 2 wonderful 18 hole championship courses at Savenay and Missillac (Golf de la Bretche) both 20 miles away and 2 9 hole courses at Caden – 24 miles and Treffiex – 15 miles.
Even though the area itself has so much to offer, there are many other places worth visiting within easy reach, such as Josselin with its magnificent chateau, or for car enthusiasts there’s Loheac which is home to the largest motor museum in France. The French national rallycross championships are held there with opportunities to have lessons in saloon car and go-cart racing. Or how about spending a day in Paris, under 3 hours away direct from Redon Station which is only a 15 minute drive away.

Approximate 45 minute drive leads you to the banks of the river Loire, deep in the heart of the wine growing area situated around Nantes. Many kilometres of sign posted scenic drives around the wine growing areas of Muscadet and Anjou for you to explore the vineyards whose owners extend a friendly welcome and advice whilst inviting you to taste the wine at their local "caves". Delve deeper into the lush valley, and discover the sumptuous Châteaux and ornamental gardens, glorious relics of France's regal past, situated in the vicinity of Angers and Saumur.

Fishing enthusiasts can take advantage of a holiday permit and enjoy fishing for a variety of species including carp, trout and pike in the well stocked public lakes.

Cyclists looking for empty country lanes need look no further. For the more serious why not enquire about using our local velodrome track at Chateaubriant and Guemene Penfao and watch out for the "Tour de France" passing somewhere nearby every July.


All bedding is provided as well as tea towels, wash towels are available if requested. A selection of older towels are also available for sea/pool outings.


Well behaved dogs are welcome, safe open country for doggy dos only a minute away.


A non refundable deposit of 25% secures a booking, the outstanding balance to be paid by 6 weeks prior to holiday start date. A refundable security deposit of £100 is required to be paid and cleared prior to start of the holiday. This is refunded by internet banking within a week of return minus any possible damage deductions.

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