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“An amazing place with creative friendly hosts”
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30 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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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Langonnet, Morbihan, Brittany

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Catherine...
Devon
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An amazing place with creative friendly hosts”
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a fabulous stay at the the Ancient dwelling. It has so much charm and displays the affection shown to it by its lovely owners. Nikki could not do enough for us. I was astounded to see how creative they both were and loved the fact that they shared there talents and the love for the area. Together they have created the ideal haven for those who love nature.
My daughters loved the pool, chickens and countryside.
we enjoyed regular visits to the local tabac and boulangerie which were not far away from the house.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay xxxxx

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Liked best: the bedrooms/pool and surroundings
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
25 Nov 2016
Thanks so much Catherine. We thoroughly enjoyed having your family to stay and hope we meet you all again.
Regards to your parents and big hugs to your delightful children.
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Chris R
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing week in the Ancient Dwelling”
Reviewed 2 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week in the Ancient Dwelling. The rural setting provided a wonderful contrast to our first week where we were based in a coastal town.

From the earliest communication with Niki we knew we were onto a good thing. She and Miles have created a stunning holiday home packed with French charm. They are based on-site and provided help with many things such as pizza oven lighting, directions or a chat around the pool. However they are completely unobtrusive and made us feel like the Ancient Dwelling was our home for the week.

The Ancient Dwelling is perfect for families, with enough rooms for everyone to have their own space. A lovely safe gated garden provides ample play space this connects to the stunning pool which overlooks the fields and cattle beyond. An idyllic setting if ever we've seen one.

Our children we're hardly ever out of the pool. But when they were we explored the local towns
and drove out to a wonderful beach at Guidel (45mins away). There were too many places to visit in the week and we'd love to return and explore some more.

Breakfast and any provisions are available from the Boulangerie, Charcuterie and general shop/grocery which are only a 5 minute drive away.

Thank you Niki and Miles for a lovely week and for being such wonderful hosts

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Liked best: Such a relaxing rural location, great hosts and great facilities
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
4 Sep 2016
Thanks for your kind review. We loved meeting you and your children.
We will spend the winter investigating new, beautiful places in Brittany for you to visit.
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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.
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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...
N/A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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
  • 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
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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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