Visitor Comments - 2017
Le Grange Gites
20th to 25th September 2017 – Cider House Gite
Another wonderful few days at our home form home. Weather not too bad after the first day, we did the markets at Locmine and Josselin and had a couple of days fishing.
Bill had a couple of good carp one day while Yolanda had a Rudd so both quite pleased
As usual we enjoyed our food, now it’s back to normality for another winter
Martyn, Yolanda and Bill, Saltash, Cornwall, September 2017
2nd to 23rd September 2017 – Willow Gite
A very enjoyable 5th visit to Le Grange Gites
Trevor really enjoyed the swimming pool which has been beautifully done
We also enjoyed all the fresh eggs, honey and home grown vegetables, such a tranquil setting
We look forward to another return visit
Thank you for such a warm welcome
Valerie and Trevor, Torquay, Devon, September 2017
9th to 23rd September 2017 - Ivy Gite
This was our first time in this area of Morbihan, Brittany, France. We have covered a lot of Brittany over time either in Gites or with friends on the canal cruisers.
We enjoyed our time and the well heated and clean swimming pool
We visited a fair few of the lakes around and loved the walks around them.
The walk from the fishing lake to Josselin was lovely and a meal at “Rive Gauche” near Josselin was great.
We also enjoyed meals at Moreac in the café there
Many thanks Simon and Lesley for your friendship and hospitality
Carol and Mike, Ilminster, Somerset, September 2017
14th to 21st September 2017 – Bramble Gite
We’ve had a lovely holiday, Bramble Gite has been great for our needs, we have enjoyed travelling around Morbihan, at least a small part of it, on the bike.
Thank you so much Simon and Lesley
Andrew and Jane, Dorset, September 2017
9th to 15th September 2017 – Cider House Gite
We have had a lovely stay at the Cider House, which has come to an end too quickly.
We have been made to feel very welcome, and our boys (3 & 1) have really enjoyed the garden and feeding the chickens / rabbit on a daily basis!
The weather has been mixed, but we had a great day at Carnac on the beach, and enjoyed visiting the chateau / creperie at Suscinio.
We also recommend the Dan Ewan creperie in Vannes.
All in all a great stay and we hope to return, thanks!
Liz, Tom, Rogan and Henry, Sheffield, September 2017
19th to 26th August 2017 – Willow Gite
Thanks again Lesley and Simon. We have had an excellent week at the Gite (Willow).
The new pool and sun bathing area is fabulous!!
All the best, Kathryn, Michael, Holy and James, Woodley, Stockport, August 2017
12th to 26th August 2017 – Bramble Gite
Thank you Lesley and Simon another great holiday here
Places to visit review, these are our choices and were aimed at keeping two boys (four and six) active and happy :)
La Ballade du Pere St Nicholas – well worth a visit, especially for kids 7+ (for Go Carts)
Kingoland – Great day out - Bring swimming kit.
Branfére – as good as any Zoo we have been too. Highly Recommended
Damgan Beach – Very pleasant beach trip
Naizin Village – lake facilities shut on some days, check the website for open days as we should have!, good for a picnic, swings, animal park, rope barge etc., 2-3 hrs (when the facilities are open you can get a beer, coffee, rent a paddle boat and play mini-golf)
Ile aux Moines – Stunning island trip, five min ferry from Baden (port Blanc) easy to do and park and the highlight of our visit.
Josselin – beautiful town – ideal for last day trip
Le Petit Delire – Very different kind of Fun Park to Kingoland but well worth a full day out
Had a fabulous fortnight and the new pool is a fantastic addition to an already great place to stay.
Thank for looking after us so well. xxx
Riche, Anne-Marie, Liam and Rory, Liverpool, August 2017
12th to 26th August 2017 – Cider House Gite
We have had an excellent holiday here. The children loved the pool and the odd game of badminton.
Lesley and Simon are terrific – always at hand with advice regarding places to visit and where to park etc. and always very helpful and friendly.
There are some beautiful places to visit around here. The Carnac Megaliths were fabulous and the beaches there were excellent too.
Would have liked much more time to explore Vannes and a few more of the towns
If you go to Quiberon take the train as Simon and Lesley suggest, avoiding the car traffic as this is a popular tourist beach and town.
Thank you very much, Christine, Peter, Daniel, Amy and Helen xx, Ipswich, Suffolk, August 2017
12th to 19th August 2017 – Willow Gite
We’ve had a lovely week, thank you very much and would have no hesitation recommending to our friends in Suffolk.
Disappointed we are missing the cycle race in Moreac tomorrow. (Under 23’s tour de France).
The new pool is lovely for swimming and relaxing
Sandra, Steve, Ryan and Holly, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, August 2017
To Simon and Lesley
Thank you for our fabulous Gite, the beds were very comfortable and the pool was amazing and fun
Thank you for a lovey stay
From Sarah, Thomas and Jenna xxxxxxxxxxxx
To Simon and Lesley
Lovely to catch up and see you
Thank you for a lovely stay
We all had a great time
The area where you live is so peaceful and the boys liked seeing all the farms
The pool is great and the Gite was perfect
Good evening out with you both and the crazy barman!
See you soon
Tim, Rosie, Sarah, Thomas and Jenna xxxx
5th to 12th August 2017 – Bramble Gite
This was our first visit to the Gites and definitely will not be the last.
Simon and Lesley are perfect hosts and extremely helpful with providing information about the best local places to visit.
Our favourite days have been the beach at Damgan and Kingoland.
Simon and Lesley’s lake is beautiful
The pool and garden facilities are fantastic for children and it was great that Teddy could run around and play safely.
The swimming pool was always clean and warm and Teddy grew in confidence each day.
There are lots of beautiful parks and lakes nearby. Moreac park and Locmine park are worth a visit
Luke and Teddy caught a beautiful 27lb carp at Locmine on Teddy’s first fishing trip.
Luke also enjoyed a day fishing at Radenac Lake
We have had a wonderful week!
We will hopefully see you next year!
Sophie, Luke and Teddy (2) and bump, Walsall, West Midlands, August 2017
5th to 12th August 2017 – Ivy Gite
We’ve had a very enjoyable week at the Gite
Great hosts and informative and helpful
So many places to explore followed by a relaxing chill in the pool.
Our week has gone so quickly, we’re sad to be leaving.
We hope to return one day
Many many thanks
The Jones family, Berkhamsted, Herts, August 2017
5th to 12th August 2017 - Cider House
We had a lovely holiday here, places we visited were:
Naizin – Lovely Lake and play area
Vannes – Le Petit Train tour around – a good way to see everything. Lovely Port area and Market was on when we went on Wednesday
Pontivy Pool Complex – good if weather rainy – 2 flumes and really warm pool. (NB no board shorts!)
Moreac Park – was lovely – play area and lake
Ile aux Moines – probably our favourite day out – we took the ferry across and hired bikes – beautiful island
Cider house was perfect for us and the pool a big hit with the kids
Thank you very much x x x
Rosie, Tim, Sarah, Tom and Jenna, Bude, Cornwall, August 2017
5th to 9th August 2017 – Willow Gite
Thank you Lesley and Simon for giving us such a good time – great hosts!
I really liked the fishing because I helped Josh get his carp. From Ben W age 8
The swimming pool was great fun, although I loved fishing even more! From George age 10
The Wainwright family, St Pol de Leon and Shoscombe, August 2017
29th July to 5th August 2017 – Willow Gite
We had a Lovely Holiday - Many thanks for all your help and making us feel so welcome
All the best
Lucy, Ben, Emily and Harry, Southville, Bristol, July – August 2017
22nd July to 5th August 2017 – Bramble Gite
Yet another wonderful fortnight here!
Relaxed – absolutely perfect for families, Kids have loved the new pool and the space to run around, as well as feeding the rabbit and chickens
Lesley and Simon are perfect hosts, with a ready supply of fresh picked veg as well as milk etc., not to mention baby sitting and taxi service which enabled us to have a “grown up” meal out (a rare luxury!)
Favourite days out have been the beach Damgan (fine sand, free parking and restaurants close by), The chateau at Suscino, Pere St Nicolas, as well as Foret adrenaline (fab for kids and adults of all ages) Petit Delire (another favourite with the kids)
We have especially loved using Simons and Lesley’s fishing lake for Picnics before an easy cycle to Josselin.
Simon and Lesley what can we say?? It’s been fab!! Again!! Look forward to return.
Liz, Nick, Joseph (8) and Thomas (5), Westhoughton, Bolton, July – August 2017
15th to 22nd July 2017 – Willow Gite
Lesley and Simon, thank you for being such helpful and discrete hosts, it’s a wonderful combination
Willow Gite had all we required for a very relaxing stay.
Being from Ireland any dry day is a good day, with the exception of a French “spectacular” storm, which our daughter took as a form of entertainment, we were fortunate with the Sunny Breton weather.
We enjoyed the Sculpture Park for an interesting afternoon and a very short drive
Rochefort en Terre whilst a bit twee was most enjoyable and the NAIA museum (Musée des Arts de l'imaginaire fantastique et visionnaire) is both fascinating and quirky
Breda, Jack and Maireann, Bracken, Dublin, Ireland, July 2017
8th to 22nd July 2017 – Bramble Gite
This was our first visit to the Gites and definitely won't be our last!
Our hosts, Lesley and Simon were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, including finding the cost of a stamp to China!
The Pool was fantastic and Elena grew in confidence every day.
The whole place is very child friendly and we felt reassured knowing Elena would be safe.
We visited lots of places:
Carnac was great
Damgan very pretty and the beaches really sandy and great for kids.
Vannes excellent for shopping
Auray and Josselin well worth a visit or two!
We found Poete Ferrailleur on our last day (Nr Josselin and Lizio) and it's a fantastic place to go if you have kids – magical – just 35 minutes, drive at Lizio
Hope to be back soon
Sallie, Steve, Matt and Elena (4), Guestling Nr Hastings, East Sussex, July 2017
01-07-17 to 15-07-17 – Cider House Gite
Our second 2 week visit has sadly come to an end. Another fantastic holiday and we have already booked again for 2018!
The new Pool is great addition – our eldest girl learnt to swim while here
Looking forward to returning
Ian, Julie, Grace, Ellen and James
Co Armagh N. Ireland, July 2017
26-06-17 to 07-07-17 – Ivy Gite
We have all enjoyed ourselves very much, at your Gite; you are fantastic hosts and have made us extremely welcomed, from our arrival to departure!
It was a real Bonus to have the facility of a lovely pool; much needed in the hot weather!!
The extra facility of having produce from your garden was also very welcome
Super hosts – good luck to both of you for the future
Mike, Caroline, Tricia and Roger, Devon and the New Forest, June – July 2017
24th June to 1st July – Willow Gite
The new pool has been a great addition to what was already a good holiday experience.
We enjoyed it enough to come back again this year and that is a first for us.
If you really want to improve the experience for your guests can I suggest unlimited free beer!!
John and Tessa, Barnsley, June – July 2017
10th June to 1st July – Cider House Gite
How can 3 weeks go so quickly!!
As always Simon and Lesley have been great (try Simon’s Honey) the pool is fantastic, have used it most days to cool off as weather has been so hot.
The Gite as always is lovely and the shower is to die for.
The fishing at the lake has been good and for Bill and I the best was on our last day fishing when we (me) Landed a Mirror Carp about 7 or 8 lbs in weight (ok not big on Simons and Josh’s Standards) but we were thrilled (Easily Pleased!)
Josselin is lovely to visit we also went to Carnac and went on the little train to see the Neolithic Stones, beaches and harbours, worth doing it if a lot of walking is too much for you and you can set off and on again on a later train, also we did the train at Quiberon as well.
We went to the car museum at Loheac which is well worth a visit with a good creperie at the end of the road.
One day we spent the morning driving around the local villages Naizin was a nice surprise and a lovely walk around the lake
Must go to Reguiny to the war museum the lady there is so passionate about it she brings it to life, a very moving visit.
We also discovered “Les Forges Des Salles” an old iron working village about an hour’s drive from the Gites, kept as it was when the forge closed in 1877 it is a journey back from the past; a guide book is given to you in English to explain what is what
Rochefort-en-terre is also worth a visit, nice different shops a lovely medieval town and nice places to eat.
We are going to book again for next year before we go home.
Thanks again Simon and Lesley
Martyn, Yolanda and Bill, Cornwall, June – July 2017
Many thanks Simon & Lesley
We had a great weeks stay in your Gite (Willow) 17-06-17 to 26-06-17
We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone, the outside facilities especially the new swimming pool was great.
We found the surrounding area had many places of interest to visit! VANNES, JOSSELIN & PONTIVY Unfortunately I did not manage to go fishing this time but hope to on a future visit
Graham & Jackie, Lancashire, June 2017
Ivy Gite 03-06-17 to 10-06-17
Le Grange Gites is perfect for a relaxing family stay. Lesley and Simon couldn't be more willing to help with everything we needed and we were made to feel welcome and comfortable.
The Gites are in a fab location for exploring Brittany with many wonderful day trips just a short drive away.
Our favourites were the lovely town of Vannes on market day and the ferry across to Ile aux Monies which is absolutely charming.
The Gites themselves provide a safe and enclosed garden area to let the little ones run free, and a lovely clean and warm pool. We will definitely be back next year!
Jo, Tim, Sarah and Jacob (1), Reading, June 2017
27th May to 3rd June 2017 – Willow, Ivy and Cider House Gites
We had 3 Gites this year for our family
Another Lovely stay, hope to see you again soon
The new Pool was great and we all enjoyed the warm pool and sun loungers (Darren)
Paul , Angie and families, Nottingham, May-June 2017
17th to 31st May 2017 – Bramble Gite
This is our first visit to the Gite. We were met with an extremely warm welcome from Lesley and Simon.
Their friendship and hospitality during our stay made us feel relaxed and nothing was too much trouble for them.
We are coming back in 2018 and are looking forward to it already
Carol and Kevin, Leigh, Nr Manchester, May 2017
29th April 2017 to 6th May 2017 – Ivy Gite
We have had a lovely time here –it is a great base for visiting local towns, lakes, parks and it has lots to do nearby for young children.
The swimming pool and garden toys are great to entertain children and enjoy in good weather
Thank you Lesley and Simon for a very enjoyable holiday and being great hosts
The Le H Family, Jersey, April / May 2017
“The Princess” – Mid April 2017
Now I look out again and what do I see,
Now it’s Thursday in the evening and we are all dining at ours,
Saturday morning and still frost on the car,
As per usual it was a pure pleasure to visit the Gites.
Many thanks to Simon, Lesley and Josh for doing everything possible to make our holiday a success, for me they succeeded.
Fred, John and Angie, Co Cork and Sainte-Pol-de-Leon, Ireland and France, April 2017
10th March to 13th March 2017 – 3rd stay at Le Grange Gites - Willow Gite
A huge thanks for letting us have the Gite at such short notice (a few hours!) especially as you were going on holiday and had so much on with the new pool, lake and building work for Josh!
We have enjoyed as always our few days away and can’t wait to come back in June for our 3 weeks of fishing.
Thanks again, see you soon, Yolanda and Bill, Saltash, Cornwall, March 2017