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“Perfectly located, space, comfort and super hosts”
Gite 2 Front, patio overlooking the Douffine valley
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27 reviews
Gite 2 Front, patio overlooking the Douffine valley
Gite 2 Living Area
Gite 2 Bedroom
Gite 2 Kitchen/Dining Room
Gite 2 Shower Room
River valley from gite
Gite 1 Living area
Gite 1 Living/ Dining and Kitchen Area
Gite 1 Shower room and Bedroom
Wood burner, fitted in each gite
Woodland walk down to the river
The river Douffine a short walk
The Douffine valley
Christmas lights at Chateaulin near us.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chateaulin, Finistere, Brittany

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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Will K
Cologne, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfectly located, space, comfort and super hosts”
Reviewed August 7, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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My girlfriend booked for us here. Booking for a gite remotely always comes with surprise. In that case the surprise was excellent!

What you read in other reviews is true, the welcome is very nice, with a bunch of presents to ensure you start your vacation right :)

The spot is really well located in the 'middle' of Bretagne which means you are never more than an hour area from any coast. Parking is no problem at all. You find also all the stores you need 5-10 min away by car.

We got the chance to be hosted in both gites. Both are VERY roomy. They are perfect for a couple with no kids.

The gites are HUGE, everything is perfectly clean and the hosts are really making sure you will miss nothing to enjoy your stay. As much as I like to review bad places to make sure the owners get what they deserve, I *really* want to report this place as a great one.

Native english speakers, you will have no problem in english with the owners.
You will not find much plastic there, things are made of stone and wood. However, you WILL find WIFI access if you wish and the comfort of a microwave, TV and satellite.

The beds are very good and the showers simply awesome. During our stay, we got a few nice surprises thinking "Did they think about providing this or that?", well, we checked out the drawers and it was all there.

The hosts told us they want to make a place where we would feel home, They succeeded very well. Not only we adopted our home for the week very quick but we enjoy our neighbours, present when we needed without being too intrusive.

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Liked best: Size and friendlyness of the hosts
Liked least: Hard to say...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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HamiltonK...
Saint-Chinian, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The return visit was just as delightful as the first.”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

After a two year hiatus, we returned to France, Finistre, and Penland Gites; each was as rewarding as it was two years ago. Richard is the consummate host, providing transitional needs such as jams, wine, bread for the first night along with his ability and willingness to listen to what one might enjoy and providing information enabling one to do so. The gite is quite comfortable, fully equipped, set in a rural environment that provides peace without compromising ready access to all one might want to do in Western Finistre. We are already laying plans to return with friends for more coastal hikes at some point in the future.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sam-Cross...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely French countryside holiday”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Everything promised in the advert. Lovely scenery and good space for a couple. In easy reach of Crozon Peninsula, interesting rural towns and villages to explore. Good value. All in very pleased with accommodation and holiday.

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Liked best: wonderful scenic countryside location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Santa Cruz
Reviewed September 2, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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HamiltonK...
Saint-Chinian, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation with knowledgeable and gracious hosts”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My wife and I stayed two delightful weeks at Penland Gites. We were greeted with a warm smile, homemade jams and fresh eggs, a bottle of Brittany cider, and helpful suggestions based upon questions we asked about proposed sites to visit and activities of interest to us. This pattern of gracious assistance continued throughout our two weeks; Richard and Claire were always available but never intrusive. The Gite is nicely situated for visiting all points of interest in Finistere; that said, an auto is essential; furthermore, it is nicely appointed for self-catering--morning coffee and evening drinks on the patio are strongly recommended! Brittany itself is a compelling destination with varied attractions and points of interest; Penland Gites provide the ideal accommodations to see them all.

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Liked best: See above: The hosts were superb; the accommodation clean and comfortable; the rural setting beautiful beyond words.
Liked least: We have no complaints or suggestion for improvement.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Norwich
Reviewed June 21, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Marjorie...
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A lovely Gite so relaxing”
Reviewed June 24, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Thank you to Claire and Richard for there warm hospitality. The gite was as described lovely and comfortable everything you need for a nice break away from all the stresses of life. Lovely area for cycling and walking. Coast just a short drive away.
Shame the weather was not as good.
But we will definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.

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Liked best: peace and quiet and the Gite itself definitely 5 star
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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