Honeymoon Gite

The Gallery



 
The Gallery Gite for 2 people sharing
Comfortable King Size Bed


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The Gallery is one of our nicest gites with a private balcony overlooking the garden and orchard. The new balcony has a pretty bistro table and chairs for dining or just enjoying the sun with an aperitif! It is accessed by a wooden staircase which makes it the most private of our gites. With fresh eggs and bread delivered each morning and complimentary wine each evening for the duration of your stay, why not spoil yourself and choose the Gallery?

It is air-conditioned, newly carpeted and furnished with pretty furniture and a 'french-style' double bed. The accommodation is open plan but does benefit from a well equipped, separate kitchen and spacious shower room.

In the kitchen we provide gas hob/electric oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. An iron, ironing board, hairdryer and air cooler are also provided and there is electric heating in the living area and shower room should the evenings turn chilly. 


If you do not drive or prefer not to drive, when you book this gite we offer a ferry or airport transfer service by prior arrangement. Please inquire at your time of booking if you wish to take advantage of this service.

To view availability and pricing click here. Please note that The Gallery is not suitable for anyone having difficulty with stairs. 


Gites for 2 people sharing in France
Relax in a beautiful location with no passing traffic
The Gallery Reviews

“Tranquility and Romance in Beautiful, Rural Brittany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

"Enjoyed a wonderful week at La Metairie in Morbihan this August. I was visiting from my home in Bermuda, where, without wanting to sound boastful, we enjoy what is reputed to be the highest standard of living in the world. But this delightful, unspoiled province of Southern Brittany could give any paradise isle a run for its money. And it was warm and sunny but sans humidity — what a relief!

Only the most curmudgeonly guest could find fault with the accommodation. Clean, airy and replete with all the facilities necessary for comfortable self-catering — plus speedy wifi. The gites are tastefully appointed throughout, with modern but classy furnishings, fine linens, subtle objets d’art and sturdy, log-burning heaters. These are gites for two (no children) and they exude Romance with a capital ‘R’.

This being August, we routinely dined alfresco on an elevated wooden deck, beside a grassy orchard. A sweet symphony of birdsong at twilight was pierced only by the distant peal of bells from a medieval church across the Blavet Valley, where Julius Caesar once battled local seafarers in 56 BC. Enough to inspire poetry in the most jaded traveller!

La Metairie’s setting is beautiful; a stone farmhouse (it was a cider farm) framed by three acres of rolling lawns, mature trees and colourful blossoms. There’s a lily pond shaded by a sprawling willow tree and close by, rough-hewn timber steps and fluted pillars of sunlight led me through a glade down to a narrow river, where I photographed colourful, darting dragonflies. The woodland is a magnet for birdlife and you might spot goldfinches, cuckoos, woodpeckers or even the occasional kingfisher.

This is a haven for nature lovers. I photographed bumblebees and butterflies and bright-blue bougainvillea — as well as the owners’ pet ducks and chickens (their diverse flock includes spectacular, fluffy-plumed Silkies) and cats. Somehow, they all get along. You could happily park the car for a couple of weeks, sit back and only leave the premises to fetch fresh baguettes, milk and more wine. But within easy reach are postcard-pretty, historic towns and villages that boast all the prerequisites of a classic French rural holiday experience; flower-decked outdoor cafes, aromatic patisseries, gothic churches, arched footbridges over winding rivers — and negligible traffic. This is France so it almost goes without saying that that the food is… ‘magnifique’.

The beaches of Southern Brittany are easily accessible by car and the relatively flat terrain surrounding La Metairie also makes it a terrific base for cyclists and walkers. Within a half-hour drive is Lake Guerledan, Brittany’s largest lake, which features water sports, fishing, boat trips and classy restaurants perched above the water. We enjoyed a leisurely aperitif here as kayakers happily paddled by in the sunshine.

Add to all of the above the genuine bonhomie of my hosts, Irvin and Sally — who were extraordinarily helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable — and you’ll understand why I have already pencilled in a return visit for next September. For couples seeking tranquility, comfort and romance in a setting so bucolic and unspoiled it seems to belong to a different era, this is the real deal. Neither my words, nor online photos, can do it justice; you simply have to experience it for yourself."

Anthony McWilliam
Bermuda 


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