More About La Garenne Gites
Our stunning location in Brittany and quartet of holiday cottages will leave you bedazzled by their beauty. The cottages are over 200 years old and date back to 1784. Up until only 40 or 50 years ago, it was a self-sufficient ‘petit hameau’, or little hamlet, home to one farming family and its workers.
When you visit us for your holiday in Brittany you will find its best features in much the same state as they were when they were built all those years ago - the original cider press, well, bread ovens and stone walls. The cottages and items have all been meticulously restored and maintained. Inside each gite you will find photos from the 1970s, which show this historic hamlet still alive with the Breton farmers wearing their wooden clogs!
These special cottages in Brittany are an undoubtedly irresistible choice for your next vacation. Untainted by the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives, it will provide you with a true, inimitable escape, in short, an out-of-this-world experience.
Relaxing accommodation and location for your holiday in Brittany.
The location sits still in its serenity allowing you to savour and appreciate every moment of your stay in our luxurious accommodation in Brittany. Some of our guests choose not to leave the cottages and simply spend their holidays by the swimming pool, relaxing in the gardens, walking or biking along the towpath by the river, then barbequing in the evenings.
Breton gites with extensive grounds and a private, heated swimming pool
We have four acres of gardens in addition to our private heated swimming pool and we have plenty of activities to keep you amused; challenge the others in your party to a game of football, badminton, table tennis, cricket or boules or let the kids play on the swings. You can also hire bikes locally and have them delivered to the cottages. The towpath along the river goes on for miles so you can explore the valley endlessly in either direction, before heading back for a refreshing dip in the pool!
Things to see and do close to our cottages in Morbihan
If you are inclined to head out and about, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to see and do. To name a few of our favourites…Brittany and the Gulf du Morbihan has an attractive coastline with bounteous sandy beaches, so make sure to spend a day by the sea! The region is also famous for its cuisine, so indulge yourself in the superb selection of seafood, French wines, crepes and galettes that it has to offer. There are markets in abundance, with several taking place nearby, one for practically every day of the week - you will be spoilt for choice as to which one to visit and can easily stock up on your week’s groceries with the fine array of local produce that they present. Please take a look at our ‘Things to see and do’ page as well as our Brittany Gallery for lots more recommendations and details of how best to explore the area.
Group Accommodation in Southern Brittany
If you are a large party visiting Southern Brittany, sleeping between 7 and 12, why not rent both La Grange and La Chaumiere. These two gites are separated by two doors, which we can give you access to so that you can easily accommodate your whole party and spread yourselves through the entire space of both cottages. Inside La Grange, there is plenty of room to seat all of you for dinner or you can enjoy a BBQ outside together.
If your party is greater than 12 and you are looking for striking accommodation to celebrate a reunion, a big birthday or any other special occasion, then our cottages will provide you with the perfect location! In total, all four properties can sleep a maximum of 22 guests. Many a happy memory has been made in this enchanting setting.
Romantic holiday cottages in Brittany
Our Brittany holiday cottages La Chaumiere, Le Fournil and Le Pressoir are all favourite choices for newlyweds, those celebrating wedding anniversaries or simply seeking an exquisite getaway. These two bedroom holiday cottages are peaceful and private, exuding grace and charm. You can easily pass the time of day either taking a gentle stroll along the footpath beside the River Blavet, piecing together a picnic from one of the many French markets before heading to the beach, wining and dining yourselves with the menu du jour in a quaint Breton town, or enjoying a quiet glass of Rose in the evening beneath the stars.
Book your dream holiday in Brittany now!
Don’t just take our word for it, come and see our holiday cottages and the peaceful surrounds for yourself! Take yourself back in time into rural Brittany, which has a unique past and place in antiquity, separate to that of the rest of France. Lucinda Franks of the New York Times, elegantly outlines the extent to which this historical undertone pervades the region, with the following words - "The apple-growing provinces of Normandy and Brittany are so rich with history that they seem to have settled dreamily back into it." So come and make the dream your reality and rent one of our quintessentially charming Breton holiday gites!