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Guestbook reviews from our Holiday Houses

Guest reviews Kermaria – Pont Aven

Aug ’21 Claire’s flat in Pont Aven is a dream. Located in the best area with a beautiful view over the town, very comfortable and decorated with great taste. We had the most amazing time. Thank you! Phillip and Melanie, UK, Denmark, France

Oct ’21 What a lovely relaxing stay we have had in Pont Aven. Such amazing weather – who would have believed October could be like this? Stunning walks along the river and coastal paths.

You have created such a beautiful apartment in a very tranquil setting, which is the perfect place to set out exploring from. We can’t think of anywhere we would rather stay and look forward to coming back very soon. Jane and Roger, UK 

Oct ’21 We had another wonderful stay in your care. The apartment is a dream come true, so style fully decorated, like it comes straight from a magazine! But it feels like a home for all four of us. Pont Aven is just as perfect, but that is easy when the weather is so perfect. Evenso even in the rain it is gorgeous. We loved Ty Bistro, what a wonderful place. Thank you so much for this great apartment and your good care. We will be back again! Daniel, Carole, Puck and Remi, Netherlands

Oct ’21 TRUE PERFECTION Some accommodations are equipped with so much taste and feeling of styling, that you would like to move in! Seven years ago we discovered a beautiful pearl on the Breton coast and now she has left for beautiful Pont Aven. Once again beautifully furnished and correct to the smallest detail. Thank you so much for having us againsweet Claire! We adore your style @communicarole Netherlands.

Guest reviews Kistinic Gatehouse – Quimper

Aug 2013 – “Probably  the most beautifully done holiday house we’ve had the good fortune to stay in. Wonderfully well equipped, stunning location, stylish and comfortable. Having the freedom to roam the parc, swim in the glorious pool, watch teenage boys fly through the trees on the tyrolienne and find the secret wells and lovely trees has been bliss. When you add in the delights of surfing at La Torche, the sweet prettiness of Locronan, the splendidly weird calvaire at Tronoen and the even weirder altar peice at Crozon, and boat trips in the bay of Morgat, it’s been a splendid holiday. And that doesn’t include the manifest delights of good food and wine everywhere you go. Nor the kindness of Claire and Andrew, who have been impeccable hosts, and Jasmin for the loan of her guitar. We’d love to come back if you’ll have us. Thank you so much.” – Alex, Georgina, Shaun and Charlie, London SW12

Oct 2015 “Nicest gite we have ever stayed in – and we have stayed in a lot – We can thoroughly recommend an autumn stay as the trees and grounds and just beautiful with all the leaves on the turn. We followed a well worn trail of Quimper, Benodet, Concarneau and Brest Oceanopolis, lovely days and wonderful to come back to such a homely house and logburner. Our boys loved the zipwire and walks in the woods. We hope to return to this beautiful home from hom” – Charlotte, Paul, Samuel & Jacob – Guernsey.

Apr. ’13 “Dear family, It was the best holiday ever, I loved the swings and the lovely walks. Poppy the dog is a funny thing! The beds were really nice too. Did you know my name is Poppy as well. Once again it was the best holiday ever.” – Love from Poppy

“It’s been our 6th year coming here and we still love it, with so many places to visit we never get bored.” – Emily Jones UK

“It is a lovely place to spend time at and relax and the decor and furniture, as well as the layout of the property were 100%. We have to say that you’ve got it right and we couldn’t have wished for better.” – Paul

“There are not enough superlatives to describe this house, grounds and chateaux and best of all hospitality. Andrew even cut the grass to allow us to play golf!! We didn’t find a bad beach (not that we were looking for one) all beautiful, just stick a pin in the map and set off.” – Grandma

” I thought the area was brilliant with all the beaches, interesting cities and great restaurants! In Kistinic the rooms were brilliant, the zip-wire was fast and the pool didn’t give you wrinkles. Poppy is really friendly and always excited to see me. I hope she remembers me in 2 years time. This was the best holiday I have ever had. Thank you so much” – John aged 11.

“A truly magnificent setting. All the family had such a lovely time. Thank you from all of us.”  – Alison and Dennis, Ann and John. UK

“After a week here I can see why there are so many rave reviews. We have had a fabulous week both in the house and the surrounding area. We found some great beaches, lovely towns and really enjoyed being in the grounds. The pool was a big hit with the children as was the zip-wire. Mum’s bravery on that will live forever. Claire and Andrew are perfect hosts, friendly but not imposing at all. The house is wonderful and Poppy the dog has two lifelong admirers. Thank you for a really lovely holiday.” – P, G, H & D Arundel UK.

“We don’t want to leave! The house, the grounds, the pool, the walks, the beaches, have all been amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a better holiday. We are going home relaxed and full of life. We will be back. Our hosts are really lovely, genuine people who have created a luxurious and calming place for people to really unwind and forget about their day to day lives.” – Thank you once again L.C. A &O London UK.

“Having had a wonderful stay at your lovely gatehouse, we thank you for the kind reception and will treasure nothing but the sweetest memories of our holiday. There is no better place  to discover beautiful Brittany than from Thee Gatehouse.” – C&E Netherlands

“Thank you for a lovely week in what is the best, highest standard gite that I have stayed in.” – Colin

“We have stayed in lovely places, but never in one which came anyway near to yours.” – Gill and David

“The accommodation honestly couldn’t have been any better, and the beautiful surroundings and peace and tranquility made for a superb holiday. We felt most at home straight away.” – Claire and family.

“A really enjoyable holiday, the house is very comfortable especially the beds. Superb gardens and great views. Caroline” – Bahrein

“An excellent week was had by all, due in no small part to the standard of accomodation offered by the gatehouse. Top Notch.” – Martin

“Kistinic is a truly wonderful, peaceful retreat in magnificent surroundings. The house is a delight with all home comforts.” – Michael, Irene, Karen, Emma and Oliver

“Another wonderful week! No need to express how we feel about this place as our return in August ot be married says it all.” – Claire and Nick

“Thanks to Andrew and Claire for a wonderful welcome and for their care and attention throughout the week. We had a wonderful time. Highlight of the week was winning a bottle of champagne for beating 8 minutes around the mountain bike circuit (not easy!) A great holiday we will be back.” – Guy, Maria, Luke, Sam, Julie and Harry

“The gatehouse and its surroundings ooze elegance and yet also comfort. The ‘parc’ is magnificent and must take hours and hours of work, incredibly impressive and lovely. Even better are the most welcoming and helpful hosts. Thank you for all making us feel so welcome. We loved Quimper and its cobblestoned streets. Also loved the north coast of the peninsula with its rugged coast and relentless surf. What a glorious part of France. We hope to return soon.” – Jon and Donna Ontario, Canada

“We have had a lovely week, a comfortable home from home, beautiful surroundings, a great pool, kind playmates for our girls, the list is endless.” – Saadia, Kamran, Imaan and Zahra – London

“Once again we have had a wonderful holiday. I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding for Claire and Nicky an exceptionally special day we will remember for ever!” – Margaret, Dave, Dale and Jake

“A really nice break in spectacular surroundings. The cottage has everything we needed for a comfortable stay. And thanks to our hosts who are friendly and welcoming and generously allow guests full use of the ‘parc’ and swimming pool.” – Anne, Bill, Jan and Glen

“Merci pour ce merveilleux sejour a Kistinic et notre chalereux accueil. Nous avons tous beaucoup aime le parc et la richesse automnale. Le trampoline a eu un success phenomenal!” – Jean-Francois, Stephanie et Filles, Paris

“What a wonderful place to spend out honeymoon. A beautiful cottage in such a beautiful setting.” – J&F UK

“Thank you Claire and Andrew for the loan of your beautiful house, countryside, bikes and most importantly dog. We have had an absolute blast in paradise and it is all down to your amazing hospitality and great taste.” – J, M, J&C UK

“Thank you Claire and Andrew for sharing your ‘coin de paradis’ here in Quimper. It was above our expectations. We look forward to coming back.” – O, C, B, A & J

“We have had a perfect week – very comfortable home, beautiful Brittany, Cornuaille is really stunning, lovely walks and idyllic beaches, excellent seafood too. Thank you.” – Annabel and Friends

“Beautiful in a magical setting and wonderful accommodation. It is hard to leave. My 3 yearl old said this morning I want to live here!” – The Harris family Norfolk

Guest reviews Lostmarch, Crozon

“Lostmarc’h: Love at first sight! Stunning views towards Cap de la Chevre and the beaches and a beautiful and tastefully decorated house. Just like we imagined and hoped it would be!” – A + W G, Belgium

“The most wonderful cottage in the most wonderful place. We really enjoyed the unspoilt coast and all that the Atlantic could give – waves, rain, wind and beautiful sunny spell! It all worked fantastically – even lazy afternoons and evenings on the sofa and our evening movies. Thanks for the hospitality and for all the kids kits.” – J, A, A and J R, Wimbledon, London. (We rediscovered cross country running in this fab place)

“A fantastic house in a stunning setting. We spent our days walking, sleeping, reading, EATING! and watching DVD’s – a perfect break. We hope to come back again.” – A, S and E, London.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage and the thought that the beach at Lostmarc’h was stunning. We hope to return again.” – C, B, J and E RW, Sheffield

“Thankyou for sharing with us your wonderful cottage in Lostmarc’h. We really fell in love with the stunning location offering great walks, views and tranquility – yet also within easy driving distance to the shops and restaurants! Your cottage has a ‘home from home’ feeling and the quality throughout far exceeded our expectation. In our experience of staying in rental homes throughout Europe (and even further afield) we would place yours at the top end of the market and we would have no hesitation in recommending Lostmarc’h and your cottage to our friends and family. We look forward to returning to the area and staying in another one of your homes soon. Thanks again and best regards, M, T and J, Bristol, UK.

“We feel really privileged to be among the early guests at this five star property. The external views are breathtaking and the internal decor of the cottage is stunning. What a fantastic fusion of the tradition and modern. So much thought has obviously gone into creating the perfect place to stay. There is certainly a plethora of things to do around the area, so much so that we shall need to return to continue our exploration of this corner of Paradise.” – L. A. & A Newbury, UK

“We have had a fantastic holiday, a beautiful house in a stunning location, what more could we have asked for. You have a fantastic house in piece of paradise.” – R, I, L & J

“5 Stars. The cottage is lovely, comfortable, and fitted with everything one could need. We were two couples and we couldn’t have had a better time. The house is just a few minutes walk from one of the loveliest beaches I have ever seen and even in the first week of October, when we were
there, the water was warm enough for swimming.  There are wonderful walks to take, interesting small ports to visit, and abundant good restaurants in easy reach. Lost Marc’h is a treasure.” – PM, Mass. USA

Guest reviews Ty Traez, Primelin.

“A fabulous house, the best we have stayed in in France. Lister/ Bates High Wycombe.”

“This house has got to be the Relais Chateaux of holiday homes. We rent lots of house in Brittany for my painitng trips and this one has got to be the BEST!” – Hilary Dymond, Lyon.

“Had a really lovely week, very relaxing house is beautiful and comfortable, especially the beds and bedding. Amazingly long lie-ins and how quiet it is in the mornings! Good choice of property, ideal layout for a holiday and very well done. Great location too.” –  P and J, London.

“Ty Traez has also put it’s spell on us. Although the surrounding area is beautiful with magnificent coastal walks, it was the house and garden that truly made our holiday a relaxed and ‘erholsom’ one. Claire and Andrew have provided a 5 star accommodation that is more than just a holiday rental.” –  CH and RS, Switzerland.

“A big thanks for sharing your fantastic house with us, great location, great home, great friends and great food made for a truly phenomenal week. With all the warnings of weather, we were only cautiously optimistic, however have been truly spoiled by day after day of radiant sunshine. Our time here has provided a window into a beautiful slice of the world we will not soon forget. From Pointe du Van to Pont Aven, and Douarnenez to Audierne the landscape of hospitality is truly one of a kind. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from the house, beds worthy of long lie ins and fires burning well into the night, traveling all the way from Canada, this was a home away from home. Wouldn’t change a thing, thanks again.” – Steve, Mary Helen, Marc and Carlie, Toronto, Canada.

“We have had a wonderful time in Ty Traez. According to the children, there is no better place to learn to know Bretagne. A wonderful house, beautiful views, very nice playroom, great garden to play hockey, and breathtaking beaches. Very good beds, we did not sleep so much for a long time. We feel un happy to leave this place and hope to come back very soon.” – Family Bakker, Wassenaan, Holland.

“A wonderful week was had by all in this beautiful house. You have thought of everything from the soothing colours to the fabulous bed-linen to the wonderful kitchen. Everyone loved the garden, and the grown ups had a great time watching a different video every night from the ‘library’.” – Erika, Nino, Greg and Jen, Canada.

“Thanks for all the things that made our stay exceptional. We will come again.” – VB Germany.

“What a lovely house this is, with lots of personal touches from owners who clearly have style and vision. We have enjoyed a wonderful week in this very beautiful unspoilt area and only wish we had another three.” – J May – Truro.

“So often we have been disappointed by so called ‘luxury’ accommodation. On this occasion though we are both absolutely delighted. It was a relief and a joy to find such a lovely holiday home awaiting us after our very long journey. St Tugen is indeed lovely. Strongly recommend watching the fleet return at Guilvinec and purchasing some of the fresh catch to cook and eat within hours.” – The Morgans of Yat Lock, Herefordshire

“Such a beautiful house with such a light and calm feel to it. All the furnishings fit perfectly with the colour schemes. We have had a super week.” – M Bailey St Albans.

“A wonderful and relaxing stay. The house is such a pleasure to be in and we really wish we could stay! All your tasteful decoration, furnishings and colours are superb! Thank you both for the opportunity to share your beautiful house which we have felt this week was ‘home’. We would love to return very soon.” – S. Williams S. Wales.

“As Americans we came a long distance it was well worth it. Rowand” – VA. USA

“We’ve enjoyed the lovely beaches, the rustling trees, fantastic sunsets, wonderful local foods.” – Harnan family.

“We’ve had a very enjoyable and relaxing two weeks. The house is absolutely beautiful. We love the décor – very tasteful. The garden is great too – excellent for children, football, picnics.” – Sue, Chris and family London, UK

“Wonderful two weeks. Very relaxing in such a peaceful house.” – Rob, Mary, and kids Winchester UK

“This is the most charming house, and so beautifully restored and decorated. We have enjoyed every minute of what was too short a stay but look forward to returning next year.” – Jonathan and Dao, Saltash, UK

“It is with great thanks that we write in this book. What an amazing location. We loved walking towards Audierne along the paths above the sea. Being able to hold up in such a beautiful spot has been a wonderful way to have a little break from moving place to place. Your home shows nothing but all the love you have put into it. It truly is a visual delight. We would love to return. Thank you again for the wonderful job you have done in creating such a special home.” – Karen and Paul. Martha’s Vineyard Mass. USA.

“We really loved the house – you are on to a winning strategy there – it was by far the best presented house we have stayed in (and we have stayed in a few…). It is also the first time I have stayed in a house so well kitted out for the things that families actually want and need to do.” – Bill FP.

“We stayed in several places all over La Bretagne, but this charming house in the middle of the beautiful Cap Sizun is one of our favourites. The weather was just fantastic, sunshine every day! We enjoyed walking on the GR34 between the several ‘pointes’ on the north side of the cape as well as the ‘sentier cotier’ at the end of the street leading to Audierne. The sunset at the Baie des Trepasses was breathtaking and the starry sky at night seen from the garden of the house, amazing. I can definitely say that this house did not disappoint. Sometimes all is not as it seems on the internet, but this house more than lives up to the pictures.” – A & W Oost Belgium.

Guest reviews Ty Bili, Primelin

“We have been holidaying in France, particularly Brittany, for 30 years. Ty Bili is the best house we’ve stayed in. Great attention to detail throughout and such a beautiful quiet garden. Having the coastal path on the doorstep has been a bonus.” – 23-30 Aug 2013 – Richard, Karen, Hannah and Sarah.

“Thank you Claire and Andrew and particularly Agnes for presenting the cottage so well – the best self catering cottage we have found in France” – 14th – 28th Aug 2015 C&W, Cardiff

July 2013 – “Just to say thank you for our lovely stay at your cottage. We are sad to be leaving and would have preferred to stay another week. We shall definitely return. It has been a wonderful stay and the renovation of the cottage is first class.” –  Stuart and Veronica

“Thankyou for a very restful week at Ty Bili. We love the renovation and found everything very comfortable. We didn’t venture too far but enjoyed many coastal path walks – St Tugen, La Loch, Pointe du Raz, and Pointe de Brezellec. Gorgeous coast. Enjoyed exploring Audierne and can recommend the Saturday market. With thanks, R, A, R + H, Gloucestershire, UK”

“We enjoyed two wonderful weeks in Ty Bili. The house is very well furnished, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the stove, the kitchen and the hilarious British DVD’s. ‘Happy go Lucky’ taught us something about British humour….! We recommend the oysters from Audierne, (18 for 7 Euros!) and the fish from Leclerc. Besides the ocean, the beautiful air, the sun and the cosy house to come back to.” – D, D, K + D, Munich, Germany.

“Thankyou for a wonderful two weeks at Ty Bili. The house was lovely as was the weather.” – E, S, R, A + L, UK

“We had an amazing week here with some unexpected sunshine thrown in for good measure! Our two little boys loved playing in the garden and it is such an easy house to stay in. We love the soothing nature of the decor and it’s really well equipped, especially with little ones! We will be back again! Thank you.” – G, T H + T Devon, UK

“Lovely place, very nice and cosy house in a wild and pittoresque landscape. We liked it a lot and had two really relaxing weeks. Looking forward to coming again.” – W & K Munich, Germany

“We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ty Bili, a great base for our first time in the area. Despite our worries of forecast rain we were still able to get out and explore and it was lovely to come back to such a comfortable and relaxing house. Recommended jaunts included: Coastal walk to St Tugen, with a  well earned crepe and some cidre on our return at Anse du Loch. Day Trip to Quimper and Concarneau for some retail therapy on historic streets. Pointe du Raz walks, quite dramatic on a windy day. Locronan and Douarnenez – lovely seafood lunch at Le Capitainerie. Hope to come again soon.!” – K&M Edinburgh, Ecosse

All guest comments are 100% genuine and can be seen in the comments books of each property.

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