About Us

We fell in love with France many years ago and in particular the beautiful department of the Cote d’Armor. Some twelve years ago, we decided to buy a holiday home in France. We knew that we would be taking early retirement, and looked for a property that would enable us to embark on a second career. As one of our favourite things is to meet new people and old friends we wanted to find somewhere suited to creating gites in France, and share it with friends new and old. Our intention was to create a peaceful and luxurious environment where couples, friends or families could have a great self catering holiday in France and like us, fall in love with this lovely part of Brittany. We wanted to create self catering holiday cottages, which we felt would be great for family friendly holidays in Brittany.
We found Lec’h Pouder which is the name of the original farm. We discovered that the property, with some parts dating back to the 16th century was a building of historic importance and listed as a ‘Batiment de France’. The property is built around a large courtyard. The holiday cottages are renovated from an old barn and longere opposite the main house. Located near to the 'Pink Granite Coast', charming villages and beautiful countryside makes 'Gites du Manoir and ideal place for gites to rent in Brittany.  
Two years ago we retired and moved to France to start our new adventure. It has been a wonderful experience and found the Breton people to be warm and welcoming, especially when trying to decipher the endless forms and paperwork involved in renovating a listed building.
Lec’h Pouder sits in three acres of land. There is a small apple orchard and ancient cider press. It therefore seemed appropriate to name our gites after types of Breton cider apples.

We look forward to welcoming you.





 

News & Offers

Spring Getaway Offer 2014


Enjoy a spring break in Brittany! Or getaway for Easter!
£100 off rental for each 7 night stay booked and

taken until 31st May 2014. 



We had a great first season our gite 'Le Villeberry'. All our guests were wonderful and we think we have made some lasting friendships and we have bookings for guests returning for summer 2014. Our guests have been a mixture of families, couples and friends and thank you to you all for some lovely reviews.
Our second gite 'Le Petit Damelot' is now ready to welcome guests. 'Le Petit Damelot' is a one bedroom gite. Additional guests can be accommodated on the downstairs sofa bed and there is plenty of room for a cot in the bedroom. It is light and airy and decorated in a relaxing modern country style.  
We are busy working on our third gite, which we hope will be ready for guests in 2014 (subject to builders!).  

Evening Meals Delivered to Your Door!

New Menu for Summer 2014 (see it here soon)


Why not take the evening off and let us deliver a lovely meal to you in your gite, at a reasonable price. We are delighted to announce a revised menu for 2014! We use as much local and organic produce as possible. We try to use food in season and our  garden supplies a range of fresh organic produce. 

We have a childrens menu too.
We will email you the menu near to your arrival date. We ask you to give 24 hour notice if you would like a meal.
Thanks!
 

Out & About

Activities
Self catering holidays in France provide you with opportunity to enjoy the many activities in the area (too many to mention them all here!). Please ask us and we will help you if we can. The tourist office in Pontrieux is worth a visit (if only to admire the beautiful medieval building!). Here are some ideas and useful addresses;
Beaches
Explore the ‘Pink Granite Coast’ (25 minutes). The amazing rock formations (best seen at sunset when all glows pink), sandy beaches and private coves coupled with fabulous cliff walks make a lovely day out. One of our favourite beaches is Port Blanc (20 minutes) near Penvenon. Gorgeous sandy beach, great swimming and stunning rocks.
Golf – Golf de Begard (20 minutes) Lieu-dit Koulz Bihan, 22140 Begard. 9 holes for all handicaps. Well kept and friendly. Offers equipment hire, billiards, clubhouse with bar.
Kayaking – Can be found at ‘Club Nautique Pontrivien’ on the quay at Pontrieux.
Fishing - A permit to fish the river Trieux can be obtained from the harbour Master at the quay in Pontrieux.   
Amoripark – Begard (20 minutes). A fun day out for all the family! Includes a small zoo, pedalo boating. Fantastic indoor/outdoor swimming with water slides, mini golf, football, bouncy castles etc. etc. Lots of places to have a picnic and a bistro/bar onsite. (note: when using public swimming pools no Bermuda shorts are allowed! Tight fitting costumes must be warn apparently for hygiene purposes!)  
Walking – there are many approved routes for all levels. Organised walks are also available and can be booked according to the dates you are staying. Please let us know if you are interested.
Paintball – Begard (20 minutes). Well organised, secure site with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tel: 02 96 95 06 18 (English spoken).
Breton Country Dancing and Music – Held every Wednesday evening in the main square. A real experience where you can join in or sit with a tasse de cidre (cup of cider) and enjoy the proceedings. Starts about 9pm.
This is just a taste of what is on offer in the local vicinity, please ask if there is something you would like to do and we will do our best to help.
 
Places to Visit  
Le Cotes d’Armor in Brittany provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in its historic past. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty of the architecture and the fascinating stories of times gone by.  Here are a couple of ideas:
The Church at Runan – The Church of our Lady of Mercy. Located in the centre of Runan this historic church is a must see.
Le Chateau de la Roche Jagu – 15th century chateau with beautiful gardens ideal for a picnic. Child friendly too
Cathedral Saint-Tugdual – Treguier  14th century architectural gem. Enjoy a coffee or a galette in the square overlooking this historic building.                                              
Eating Out
One of the joys of France is of course its food and wine, renowned the world over. Each region has its own particular ‘speciality’ and in Brittany it is the ‘galette’, a savoury pancake filled with just about whatever you like. Brittany is also famous for its fantastic seafood and cider. There are literally hundreds of choices for eating out in this area and they range from simple creperies to michelin starred restaurants.  We have selected a few restaurants in the locality which you may like to try – we have tried them and have been happy with the experience. These choices will suit a range of budgets and tastes and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we have! This is only a tiny selection and it is great fun to explore and find a little gem of your own.
Pontrieux – La Piazza. 18 Place de Yves Trocquer. Tel: 02 96 11 81 29. Really friendly team who won’t make you feel stupid if you can’t speak French! Italian food with a French influence. Attractive décor quite quirky, and a lively atmosphere. Small terrace for outside eating overlooking the square (handily next door to the tourist office!). Serves mainly pasta and pizzas which are very good. A ‘plat du jour’ (dish of the day) is available at lunchtimes and is very reasonable (c10 euros). We would recommend booking in high season as it gets very busy!
Lannion – Le Moulin Vert. 15 Rue de Duguesclin. Tel: 02  96 37 91 20. Probably the best creperie we have found in the area. You can sit outside on the street in the summer months. There is good choice of galettes all reasonably priced. Their puddings are very good but quite expensive. It can get very busy so arrive early for lunch or dinner (or book)
Paimpol – if you love fish then the port at Paimpol has numerous restaurants overlooking the busy harbour. All have large terraces so it is usually possible to dine outside during the summer months. We have tried most of them and they are all of similar price. The service in all is not bad but sometimes can be slow. However the fish is generally great – try moules frites (c 10 euros) or for a special treat the plat de fruit de mer (expensive). We wouldn’t recommend the galettes in these restaurants.  
Lannion – La Ville Blanche. Route Lannion Tel: 02 96 37 04 28. French fine dining. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent surroundings but very expensive. A la carte up to 89 euros per person. They do a menu of the week 3 courses a glass of wine and a coffee for 39 euros per person. Great for a special treat or celebration.
    
 
 

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