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“We loved it - relaxing home from home”
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27 reviews
South facing garden and sun terrace
Another view from the pool.
View from the pool
Our comfy lounge at Christmas
Master bedroom
Bedroom 2
Concarneau, about 40 minutes away
Family bathroom
The beach at the lake
Wood fired pizza oven, create your own masterpieces
Quimper, about 40 minutes away
Our favorite beach at Guidel, about 40 minutes away
Bedroom 3
The lake at sunset
The nest, a small bedroom accessed via the master bedroom
The dining area
Lane to the lake and our woodland
Sleep under stars on a comfy double bed in a handmade Yurt.
Festival day in a nearby town.
Yurt interior. if you want to use the Yurt please check it is free when you book the barn.
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Barn -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Langonnet, Morbihan, Brittany

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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L M
2 reviews
“We loved it - relaxing home from home”
Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Stayed with Niki and Miles for a fantastically relaxing week in July.

Our kids (12 & 15), and us, thoroughly recommend holidaying at the Ancient Dwelling especially if you are a family that likes to just chill out, enjoy the pool and enjoy the beautiful French countryside. The nearby village has enough amenities to mean you don't have to travel far if you don't want to but the house is also a great location to use as a base to explore this part of Brittany .

We loved the rustic and easy charm of the house, and the owners - Niki and Miles - couldn't be more helpful.

Spent several relaxing days at the house just wandering down to the lake, and using the pool and other days we had trips to Brest for the Maritime Festival, Vannes and went canoeing on the Brest/Nantes canal. By the end of a week we were fully relaxed and felt so welcome our family fully intends to return.

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Liked best: The rustic and relaxing envirnoment (and the pool!)
Liked least: Should have stayed for two weeks not just one!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thanks very much. We thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay and hope to see you all again. Your children are an absolute credit to you...and your assistance in the minor medical emergency was very much appreciated.
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Cathlehan...
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2 reviews
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“Beautiful gite in Brittany”
Reviewed 21 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We've stayed in the ancient dwelling twice now, both times with big groups of friends. The house is lovely - the kitchen/ living room is a brilliant communal space. The outside space is even better - pool and lovely garden. Our group included two babies this time and the house had everything we needed - cots, highchair, microwave etc.... Niki and Miles were really helpful with suggestions of places to go and things to see.

I'm sure we'll be visiting again!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to see you all again and your daughter is a delight! We really look forward to seeing her, and you all, again.
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Kindofaki...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We six adults had a great week in a beautiful part of rural Brittany ! We throughly enjoyed the space and character of this converted barn with its lovely large main room, complete with large dining table and three comfy sofas arranged around a big log- burning stove. Outside there is an excellent shaded sitting out area and purpose-built raised barbeque and wood fired pizza oven for some creative outdoor cooking. The heated pool was a delight for both a quiet swim and more raucous games. And when it rained, there was some serious table tennis in the old barn, accompanied occasionally by a few chickens and geese and a couple of friendly dogs.
Hosts Miles and Niki were there to welcome us and always available next door for any queries or assistance, without being at all intrusive. We were particularly grateful for their generous help when we had a sudden and unexpected problem with our car. Miles spent several hours helping arrange for a mechanic in another village to do an excellent and not at all expensive welding job on the exhaust.
The Ancient Dwelling offers a delightful rural retreat and is well-placed for short trips to local towns and only an hour or two weeks from either coast. It was a wonderful place to stay for a week and we really look forward to returning one day.

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Liked best: Outdoor pizza oven
Liked least: Cloudy days
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Next time you come I will insist on sampling one of your special pizzas! And please send baby photos when he/she arrives.

Kind regards, Niki and Miles
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Chris W
1 review
“A fantastic relaxing break in a tranquil well equipped location”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just got back after a week staying at the 'Ancient Dwelling'.

From the moment we booked to the moment we left Niki and Miles did everything they could to ensure we had a relaxing and stress free holiday. Both making us feel so welcome.

The accommodation is a fantastic and sympathetic farmhouse conversion. Downstairs is a large open plan living room, then up a spiral staircase to the good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. More than enough room for the 6 of us..

Outside is a lovely large mainly lawned garden where the kids loved playing boules and badminton, a raised eating area, bbq and a traditional pizza oven.

Alongside the garden is a beautiful heated pool. We all loved going in it or laying on the loungers enjoying the sun. I think that our kids would happily have spent the whole week playing in the pool with the inflatable killer whale!

It is a lovely tranquil place, as stated in the previous review not far by car to some nice towns. We had a few days out, Quimper, a day at a beach and a visit to Oceanopolis in Brest.

We hope to go back again some day.

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay in the Dwelling. Your children were quite delightful and I hope to play more games of Piggy in the Middle in the pool when you return.
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Chris P
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Getaway!”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed here with my wife and family last week and would highly recommend to anybody in urgent need of relaxation. The house is a beautiful barn conversion with fantastic social space downstairs and outside. The farmhouse is around a mile from the nearest village (Langonnet) which has all the basics and only about 20 mins drive from a larger town (Gourin) which has supermarkets and a range of shops/restaurants etc. The owners of the property who live on the farmhouse were incredibly welcoming! On our first night we were looking for something special and they booked us into a restaurant in Gourin which was easily one of the best meals we've ever had. They also kindly showed us how to use the pizza oven talked us through things to do. There is plenty to do onsite with the large social space, table tennis, garden and of the lovely swimming pool. I would highly recommend this place to anybody looking to unwind and relax.

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Liked best: The swimming pool!
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
30 Jul 2015
Thanks so much for your kind review.
It was an absolute pleasure having you here.
We look forward to seeing you all again plus the babe.
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