Per weekfrom 700.00 to 1400.00 EUR
In the heart of the Brittany countryside and only 30 minutes from the coast, La Lohuas Gîtes provide a relaxing, stress free setting to revel in the simple pleasures of France. There are five individual stone gites around a central farm courtyard where the British owners offer a slice of rural French life with plenty of family friendly features.
Each day at 10am, little ones can help feed the chickens and collect the eggs, which are available along with other local produce such as pâtés, local homemade jams, cider and organic Camembert. A complimentary welcome pack of breakfast basics is provided for the first morning and the owners can also supply homemade ready meals and a weekly menu featuring home cooked dishes using local produce which are delivered to your door.
The child-friendly gîtes are set in four acres of grounds which provide plenty of places and space for children to run free. The safely enclosed grassy play area is fab, with 14ft trampoline, slide, swings and more plus if the weather isn’t great there’s a big play barn full of ride ons, lots of toys, a sandpit and table tennis. A leafy ‘grotto garden’ and orchard are pretty places to play hide and seek or find a secluded spot with a book and the new UV treated glass covered pool, heated to 28°c, is luxury whatever the weather, with a retractable roof for hot sunny days.
The gîtes are built in traditional Breton style, with stone walls and slate roofs, then extensively modernised, comfortably furnished and well equipped - from flat screen Freesat TV’s, DVD players and stereos with USB sockets to newly fitted kitchens and helpful baby-friendly holiday essentials. Each one also has its own south facing patio with garden furniture and bbq. There are children’s books in all the gîtes and the owners offer tailored toy boxes to amuse babies, toddlers and older children. The gîtes share a communal laundry area with free use of washing machines, washing lines and pegs so it’s perfectly possible to leave space in the suitcase for fine French wines, ciders and other indulgences!
Accommodation Overview – Poire
Le Lohuas Gîtes comprise two 2-bedroom gîtes for four people, two 3-bedroom gîtes for 6 people and one 3-bedroom gite for 7 people.
Poire - Poire is a 2-bedroom gîte for a family of four, with space for a baby in a travel cot which can be provided. The gîte faces south and overlooks the raised water feature in the courtyard to the front and fields and woodlands to the rear.
The spacious lounge features high natural oak beamed ceilings and is furnished with two leather sofas and two leather armchairs. Leading off the living room is the kitchen/dining area with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and fridge/freezer. Upstairs, Poire has a double room with a four poster bed and a twin bedded room, both with ensuite shower rooms. The patio is surrounded by flower beds and has a table, chairs and bbq.
La Lohuas Gîtes are located in the Cote D’Armor corner of Brittany, where traditional farming countryside meets a magnificent coastline of beaches, coves and pink granite cliffs. The gites are surrounded by rolling fields and woodlands near the villages of Les Champs Geraux and Evran (2 miles), with the beautiful medieval town of Dinan only 7 miles away.
The historic little port of Dinan on the River Rance is packed with ancient timber framed buildings and cutesy cobbled streets are lined with tempting little restaurants and interesting shops. Besides sampling savoury Breton galettes and sweet crepes, the Cote D’Armor is renowned for its shellfish and especially scallops, so this is the place to try Coquilles St Jacques, washed down with excellent local ciders.
For days on the beach, there are countless sandy shores and deserted coves to choose from within half an hour’s drive. Dinard is a beautiful seaside resort which attracted the well heeled English and Americans of the Belle Époque at the beginning of the 1900’s and boasts lovely sandy beaches backed by a long, push-chair friendly promenade of palm trees and flowers. Other quieter, unspoilt beaches can be found around the pretty town of Pleneuf Val Andre and at Cancale, St Malo, Erquy, St Cast le Guido and Les Sables d'Or (literally the Golden Sands).
There is so much to see and do within easy reach of the gîtes that the Haycox provide a folder full of ideas in each gite and are always happy to offer personal suggestions. Visiting the colourful markets is a must, to stock up on superb local produce but also pick up bargain antiques or find intriguing brac a brac. The most iconic Brittany attraction is Mont St Michel and Disneyland Paris is 2 hours on the TGV from Rennes. Other family things to do and places to visit include the Cobac waterpark, La Bourbansais chateau zoo and the Aquarium in St Malo.
Getting There: The nearest cross channel ferry port is St Malo (25 minutes drive), with crossings from Portsmouth by Brittany Ferries and fast craft services by Condor Ferries from Poole during the summer months. The other main ferry ports are Cherbourg (2hrs 30 mins), Le Havre (2hrs 40 minutes) and Calais (5hrs). Dinard (25mins) has the nearest airport with low cost Ryanair flights available from Stansted.
Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): English speaking GP in Evran 3km, A&E in Dinan 7km
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 25%
Balance: 56 days prior to arrival
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 25%
Balance: 56 days prior to arrival
Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 15 days of travelling discounted by 10%
Emmanuel and Aude are the friendly French owners of La Lohuas. They are a young couple (both early 30s) with two babies: Ambroise, born in late 2022 and Sibylle born in very early 2024.
We love countryside in Brittany. My family came from Saint Brieuc (1h from our Gites). We have lots of equipment and facilities for families with children and especially with newborns and babies. We really enjoy to offer a friendly and family welcome to the families we receive.
"The children don't want to go out for the day" is what we commonly hear - there are 6 gites, regularly with similar aged children staying - that's a big enough number to find a like-minded playmate, but not too many that you don't know who is around. The pool is a No 1 hit - covered from the suns rays and with windbreaks meaning that children can stay in for longer, playing with all the pool toys. There is also the trampoline, slide, swings, massive football field, table tennis, sandpit and various ride-on toys.
But the highlight for most children is the daily "feeding" rendez-vous in front of the animal enclosure - watch the chickens peck out of your bowl, collect the eggs, stroke the guinea pigs, feed the sheeps.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms comprising 1 x double with ensuite shower room & 1 x twin with en suite bathroom
Beach is a 25 minute drive away to the North Coast of Brittany, where there are beaches to suit all tastes.
The swimming pool is 10m x 5m and is covered with a UV protected dome, which opens up to a large sun terrace in good weather, the water is heated to 28°C. It is safely fenced and open from Easter to Oct half-term (Late Oct/Early Nov).
A dutch barn is packed full of toys allowing inside/outside play even when its raining, or the sun gets a little too hot.
Babysitting can be arranged.
This baby friendly gite has baby monitor, steriliser, baby food blender, potty, stairgates, baby chairs, buggy, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery and cups.
Indoor toys provided include: Childrens Books, General Toys (boxes available - age related)and a DVD Library.
Homemade ready meals are available (pre-arrival orders taken) and a three course weekly menu where home cooked meals are delivered to your door.
This baby friendly gite has bucket and spades, ride-ons and trikes, swings, slide and see-saw, a sandpit, 5m trampoline and beautiful wooden wendy house with kitchen facilities, table tennis, and basket ball.
Stairgate fitted to the stairs
Outside is a patio surrounded with flowerbeds with a table and chairs and a barbecue
Eco Policy:-Low Energy Bulbs, Recycling is obligatory.
Each morning at 10 a.m. the children can help feed the chickens and the ducks, collect the eggs and stroke the guinea pigs
Golf - There are many high quality golf courses nearby where tee-off time and club hire can be arranged (if desired)
Cots are available upon request - wooden cots or travel cots with proper mattresses, washable mattress protectors, choice of linen (sheets and blankets or duvet) highchairs are available, different models to suit different ages.
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The kids had a great time which makes us happy parents :) very relaxed for us too. Caroline was a friendly and accommodating host - we didn't want to leave and the kids are still talking about it. Hope to go back soon!
La Lohaus Gites is a fantastic place to stay, we had an amazing week. Caroline was wonderful and made the experience for our two year old unforgettable. Feeding the animals every morning was a particular highlight along with the ride on toys in the barn and the trampoline. Location is great too, we had fabulous day trips to the beach, St Malo, Dinan and others. Cannot recommend more highly.
brilliant place to stay with kids, so much to do there at the gite and surrounding location. Caroline, the owner was so welcoming, would highly recommend this as a place for your holiday.
Caroline is a very attentive & accommodating hostess. She was in touch couple of times prior to our arrival to ensure all is ready for us. The offer of a home cooked meal on our arrival was much appreciated. The nearby medieval town of Dinan is worth exploring and offers some great food! Location of the Gites is great for exploring the nearby coastal area. Thank you for a lovely holiday!
Caroline was very welcoming and friendly, From the first night meal which was lovely, to recommending a superb beach. My children loved feeding the chickens and the play area. The swimming pool was excellent too.