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“Very nice barn conversion in rural setting”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Scrignac, Finistere, Brittany

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tony_mus...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not too bad at all but the lack of a continuous supply of hot water should be rectified and then we would recommend it”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

At apartment “L’If” we had no hot water in the evening until we complained. Note the power board provided 3 options, “STOP”, “AUTO”, and “MANUAL”.

During the first two days of our stay the setting was on “AUTO” and we had no hot water in the evening. Only freezing water was available for showers and washing. Adding insult to injury it was suggested to us that we might have used too much hot water, eg, by hair-washing or leaving a hot-water tap trickling. There was no disclosure of any economizing in the advertisement.

After we complained Michel showed us how to reset the HWS to start heating again. Each night we had to flick the switch down and let it spring back. Then, on the day four, the day before our departure, Michel came by unannounced around midday and moved the switch to “MANUAL”. This finally assured a continuous supply of hot water. It seems that he must have reset the hot water heater to the continuous supply rate.

I checked the Electricity de France web site http://residential.edf.com/energy-at-home/offers/electricity-56120.html and found that there were indeed two plans on offer, continuous or off-peak (economy) supply for an 8 hour period, usually between 10:00 pm and 06:00 am. This could explain why a Hot Water System (HWS) with 180 litre of hot water storage was able to deliver sufficient hot water for the needs of breakfast-time and of late morning showers but then run cold suddenly after dinner time as water would not be heated until after 10:00 pm.

We are around eighty years of age and just did not need this hassle..

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: the lack of hot water at night and the difficulty in rectifying this
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Nous pratiquons de la location de vacances depuis 25 ans et c'est la première fois que nous accueillons des hôtes si exigeants : appel téléphonique jusqu'à 23 heures pour problème d'eau chaude (au fait ces personnes prennent plusieurs douches par jour et nuit !), chauffage au mois de juin et fenêtre ouverte (quelle économie pour notre planète !). Nous ne les avons pas insultés ni injuriés mais nous nous sommes rendus à 23 h 45 à la location, ce qui n'est pas forcément très agréable.
D'autre part nous leur avons offert le linge de toilette et de table gratuitement, ainsi qu'une bouteille de cidre et des galettes bretonnes en guise de bienvenue : pas un merci !!!
Le mot "ménage" ne fait certainement pas partie de leur vocabulaire : nous avons préféré ne rien dire à leur départ...
Nous envisagions de faire un voyage dans leur pays, destination abandonnée !
C'est bien dommage car habituellement nous rencontrons des gens formidables qui reviennent plusieurs fois dans l'année... et même certains sont devenus des amis de longue date...
Nous étions très contrariés pendant leur séjour, et heureusement actuellement nous accueillons des personnes extraordinaires dans nos gîtes !
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Guy G
1 review
“Very nice barn conversion in rural setting”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Lovely cottage, where we stayed for a week with our dog. Only thing to mention which it doesn't state in the details is that no towels are provided, luckily local supermarket had some for sale! Also for English rental, no English TV, ok if you can speak French!
Otherwise Veronique was very helpful and friendly.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rasor2015
Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Immaculate , spacious and comfortable”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We were pleasantly surprised on our arrival at this beautiful gite where we were going to spent the next 2 weeks. It had every conceivable amenity we could possibly need and a very helpful hostess who explained all the facilities on our arrival. We spent many afternoons and evenings relaxing on the patio where we could enjoy the lovely views.
It was an ideal location for visiting coastal areas such as Locquirec and Carantec in the North and Concarneau towards the south. It took us about 45 minutes to the Channel coast.
We had some lovely walks around Huelgoat and enjoyed finding the 'Mushroom' and the 'Trembler' rock formations. We enjoyed food and drinks at the side of the lake.

We enjoyed many drinks and meals at the local Bar Madison where we enjoyed 'supper nigh' and English fish and chip night.

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Liked best: The scenary viewed from the garden and the excellent facilities.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Sarah W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Pure Escapism in a Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Surrounded by wonderful scenery, this is an idyllic location for all nature lovers, including our dog! Immediately outside the cottage is a walk to the river (downhill) which satisfies dog and owner alike. The cottage is in close proximity to Huelgoat and all the other main, natural and historical, attractions of the area. Even the coast is easily accessible. The cottage itself is comfortable and exceedingly well equipped and provided for all our needs. Lovely garden and setting. I highly recommend it, but must emphasise that you do need a car, as specified, and be reasonably able.

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Liked best: Beautiful setting and tranquility
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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