It all started with Liz wanting to offer her Irish relatives a nice place to stay when they came to visit them in Brittany. So she renovated one of the cottages that belonged to her French husband's grandfather's farm. If there was no visitor at the moment, it was rented. It was fun and they renovated another hut, and then another and another. The initial guest cottage became a life's work: Liz and Mann gave up their permanent positions to devote themselves entirely to the rental of the eight cottages and the development of the farm. Luckily!
Because the eight holiday homes are real soul-flatterers: each cottage can accommodate two to six people, is tastefully and individually furnished and has its own garden. The surrounding area is very rural, green and classically rough Brittany. Here you live in constant contact with animals and the elements of nature. Always in view: the gardens, the meadows and the fruit trees. In the morning you are woken up by the singing birds - otherwise you can hardly hear a sound. If it is warm enough, you can have breakfast right in front of the cottage. Bread rolls, cakes and all kinds of other regional delicacies are placed in a basket outside the door early in the morning. You can enjoy all of this in the fresh air while the baby calves are running around in the fields. Whether a romantic couple's vacation or a vacation with the children - everyone can feel comfortable here. Children are more than welcome and can look forward to lots of outdoor games, a giant slide, bowling and a sandpit.
The Côtes' Armor coast is just ten minutes away by car. There you can relax on the beach or enjoy the spectacular view of the Atlantic from one of the many cliffs. The surrounding area is ideal for hiking and cycling excursions, and those interested in culture will find beautiful excursions in the numerous castles and fortresses.
ArchitectureAs is typical of the region, the cottages are made of stone. The renovation used almost exclusively natural materials and above all existing building materials: solid wood floors, some terracotta tiles and concrete floors that have burst over the years and thus create their own look characterize the picture. Some walls are covered with hemp plaster, others with wood, red brick, or concrete. Many building materials would be recycled for the renovation of the huts, and many of the old furniture was reused. The name of each hut corresponds to the name of the person who originally lived there. When decorating, Liz tried to take into account what, according to her research, the original residents Rose, Louise, Marie, Josephine, Florence, Jeanne and Anne might have liked. The result is an individual, beautiful mix of old and new from all sorts of vintage furniture. The bathrooms and kitchens, on the other hand, are modern and comfortable. The colors are bright and close to nature. Bed linen and towels are made of linen.
FoodBreakfast is available for a surcharge and delivered to the hut in a basket. The range of fresh bread, pastries and cakes from the local bakery varies daily. There are also homemade delicacies such as scones, shortcake, crumbles or pancakes. The jam is homemade with fruit from the garden and a local fruit farm, and the apple juice is homemade. The milk, yoghurt and tea are certified organic and the coffee is ground and roasted in Brittany. Only three kilometers away is the family's farm restaurant called: Le Char à Bancs. Here you can try the famous "Potée" or the "Pot au Feu" made with pork and vegetables, delicious sweet and savory pancakes, Louise's homemade desserts, Corentin's cider, homemade apple juice, jam, honey and much more.
EnvironmentSustainability is very important to the operators because they have inherited the farm and its cottages and want to pass it on to the next generation in good condition. Therefore, great care is taken to preserve nature and resources. A climate-neutral wood chip system for heating (including hot water) the houses is operated. The wood comes from the farm and the surrounding valleys.
The Maisons dans la Prairie can be reached from Rennes in just over an hour (118 km). Nantes is just under 2.5 hours away (221 km) and Paris is around 4.5 hours away (466 km).
The next train station (with TGV connection) is in Saint-Brieuc, from there it is about 15 km to the Maisons de la Prairie. You can either take a taxi or rent a car there.
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