Hibou

Brittany, France
8
2
3
Sleeps up to 8 in total plus 2 infants in cots in 3 bedrooms
Price
£681 - £1716 per week
This is one of 2 properties at Breton Gites - click here for the others visited and approved by us

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
Restored 16th century Breton farm building
2
Large heated swimming pool with sun loungers and pool toys
3
Outdoor play room with toys and games
4
Free evening of babysitting
5
Lovely lawned gardens with outdoor toys
6
Three charming rustic eaves bedrooms
7
Private outdoor dining facilities and barbecue
8
Fresh daily bakery deliveries, free on your first morning
9
Easy amble to nearby village with mini-golf
10
Nearby family fun lake with water sports and beaches

Guest Reviews

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Features

Pool protected by separate enclosed outdoor space with lockable gates

The Property

Double bedrooms Two
Twin bedrooms One with two sets of bunk beds
Bathrooms One ensuite shower room and one further shower room
Living room Open plan living and kitchen area

Local Information

Nearest village/town Gouarec - 5 mins by car, 20 mins walk
Nearest supermarket Gouarec - 5 mins by car, 20 mins walk
Nearest doctor Gouarec - 5 mins by car, 20 mins walk
Nearest A&E Pontivy - 25 minutes by car
Nearest beach Lac de Guerledan (lake beach) - 8kms
Nearest restaurant Gouarec - 5 mins by car, 20 mins walk

Services

Home cooked food Yes, home baking available on honesty larder Supper platter can be arranged for late arrival meal(order in advance) Special occasion baskets available for pre order, celebration, Breton, pamper etc
Babysitting Yes-can be arranged
Swimming Towels available Yes, available at an additional cost
Bikes Yes, adults bikes to borrow
Local Bike hire Yes in Gouarec including baby buggy and tag along
Local assistance/housekeeper English owners live onsite
Welcome pack Yes, Starter supply of wash up liquid, dishwasher tablets, dish cloth, tin foil, cling film,kitchen roll,bin bags,cleaning supplies and toilet rolls Tea, coffee, sugar milk, juice and biscuits for refreshments on arrival
Internet access Yes included
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating No
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden No
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food No
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally No
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots 4 available
Highchairs Two available
Booster seat 2 available
Bed guards One available
Potty Two
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes and toddler cot duvet

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.
As this is a cluster property, not all the equipment is in all the gites all the time. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested before arrival so that the items can be placed in your gite prior to arrival.

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

Hibou is a spacious period property and the bedroom design makes it ideal for two families to share.

The family-friendly living space, with tiled floors and exposed wooden beams, comprises a relaxing living room, dining area and well-equipped kitchen.

The living room has plenty of seating and a wood burner set in an original granite fireplace, perfect for cooler evenings.  For entertainment there's an satellite television with Sky Freesat, a DVD and video player, music centre and WiFi.

The modern fitted kitchen is kitted out with everything needed to make a tasty snack or sumptuous family meal and includes an oven/hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. 

The stairs, with a child gate at the top and bottom, lead to three charming rustic eaves bedrooms - all with pine floor boards, and electric heating if required.

The master bedroom, with a king size bed, benefits from an en-suite shower room and there is a second double bedroom both with velux skylights.

A third bedroom is ideal for several children to share as it has two sets of bunk beds and charming views over the courtyard. 

All the bedrooms provide space for a cot.

There is also a separate modern shower room on this floor.

Parent point:

  • The internal stairs are open tread so little ones will need supervision when climbing or descending
  • There is no bath in this property, but a baby bath can be provided if required

Outdoors

The outside area at Hibou is spacious and well-designed with young families firmly in mind.

At the front of the gite, off the courtyard, there is a private garden with a table, chairs and parasol - perfect for dining al fresco - as well as a barbecue and lawned area with swings. 

This leads, through a secure gate, to the swimming pool and lawned play area, shared with one smaller gite.

The large, heated 11m x 4.5m swimming pool is open every day during the summer..

It is ideally situated in a sunny spot and there are plenty of loungers and parasols for relaxing with a good book while the children play. 

There is also an inflatable paddling pool especially for the very little ones and a selection of pool toys.

While there's also an outdoor play room, an Aladdin's cave for the children and home to a selection of quality toys from a wooden dolls' house, cooker and garage to a dressing up chest and building blocks.  An extensive collection of DVDs and books for all ages are stored in this building along with buckets, spades and fishing nets.

There is also an honesty larder, in the old wood store off the central courtyard, where store cupboard essentials and fresh products, including a courtyard herb garden, as well as homemade preserves and baked items are available.

Guests can also help themselves to herbs growing in the kitchen garden - while the children can help collect eggs provided by the resident hens.

To make life even easier, fresh baguettes and croissants can be delivered to the gite daily - and are free on the first morning of your holiday.  And there is also a selection of themed baskets of edible goodies that you can pre-order to be in the gite on your arrival.

Parent point:

  • There are a couple of steps at the entrance of the gite so wobbly walkers may need a hand

What's Around?

Away from the peace and relaxation of Hibou, you'll discover the local area offers lots of attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Hibou is situated in the centre of the historic hamlet of Rosquelfen. There are no amenities in the village apart from the early 16th Century Chapel and some lovely leafy walks round the lanes

A five minute drive down leafy lanes takes you to the nearest village of Gouarec, where there is a wider selection of eateries, cafes and shops, a Friday market and, for the children and young at heart, mini-golf.

There is also a full-length indoor swimming pool, open all through the summer.

The village is built on the banks of the Nante-Brest Canal and the towpath is perfect for walking and cycling.  Why not pack a picnic as there are plenty of picturesque spots to enjoy a bite to eat?  The canal is also a haven for bird watching, so keep an eye out for kingfishers, herons and other waterfowl.

The scenery around Gouarec is said to be among the most beautiful in inland Brittany, with acres of woodlands and pretty pastures attracting fascinating flora and fauna.

And, after exploring, if you fancy a romantic evening in one of the local restaurants then Hibou's Hosts are more than happy to babysit free of charge.

Lac de Guerledan - a superb leisure lake and the largest in Brittany - is just a few minutes' drive from Hibou, where you can swim, fish, sail, windsurf, water ski, hire a canoe, kayak or pedalo, enjoy a lake cruise...or simply laze on the safe, sandy beaches.  And if that isn't enough to keep the family busy, there's also an outdoor sports centre on the lakeside.

The local area is steeped in history and tradition and the restored 12th century Bon Repos Abbey, a short drive away in Saint-Gelven, is a popular attraction.  The abbey hosts exhibitions of contemporary art, a sound and light show in August and a market in the grounds on Sundays between March and October with wonderful Breton produce and delicacies.

If you feel like travelling further afield, then the beautiful Pink Granite Coast - so-called because of the colour of its rocks - is well worth a visit.  One of the most beautiful stretches of Brittany's coastline, it is renowned for its pretty bays and rock pools - perfect youngsters to try their hand at crabbing.

While the medieval town of Dinan, less than an hour-and-a-half from Hibou, is reputed to be one of the most attractive and best preserved in the region.  It's cobbled streets are filled with half-timbered houses, art galleries and craft shops and there is also a 13th century castle, housing the town museum, and an attractive port with lots of waterside restaurants.

 


Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Price Includes:

Linen, cottage towels, electricity and gas.

Additional Charges:

  • Swimming towels can be provided at a charge of 5€ per towel per week, payable locally
  • All guests are asked to leave the gites clean and tidy however an optional end of stay/walk out clean can be arranged at 65€ - advance booking required and payable locally 

Swimming Pool:

Swimming pool is open and heated from end of May to end of September. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Security Deposit:

There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


Travel Info

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