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Owner from Masserac, France

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Couple from Crawley, United Kingdom


Couple from Crawley, United Kingdom · June 2017
Delightful property with good facilities and level of comfort. Access to bicycles was a plus as the local terrain was easy. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Being at the eastern edge of Brittany, some of the region's attractions were some distance away, but those that were easily accessible were varied and attractive.


August 2017
A friend who had stayed at La Cour last year recommended it to us as a great base for our family. In fact, we were so pleased to have found it and it looked so lovely the rest of the family came too! We stayed in both barns, Wisteria and Woodland View and we loved every minute. I can understand now why it was so highly recommended. The converted barns were wonderful, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and every last detail has been thought of. They were both very child friendly (important when you have toddlers in tow!) and the free WiFi was very welcomed by the older kids. The big private gardens were great for the children to play games and us grown ups to sit and relax, we had lots of enjoyable BBQ’s. The amazingly helpful information guides were used to plan ourselves a fun filled week, it was definitely not long enough so we are now discussing dates to come in 2018. We all loved our trips out on the bicycles (there are so many to choose from!) the little ones were so excited to ride in the child trailers, the lanes are so quiet and the towpath along the river was great, we absolutely loved the playground and the great little café bar alongside the river. Now we have found La Cour I thought we had better share this marvellous gem (sorry it has taken so long to do it!) with those looking for a relaxing, family friendly holiday in a great area with plenty to do. Thanks again, looking forward to our holiday next year already!


May 2017
This location is for you if you enjoy peace and quiet, countryside and wildlife whilst enjoying a comfortable place to stay with great hosts. Owners Maria and Tony (English but speak French too) have lived in the area for a long while and are two of the nicest people you could hope to meet. They have accommodation away from the gites but are close at hand if you need them and they can give lots of advice on the area - where to walk, eat, etc. Do ask to go and see their delightful pygmy goats and the chickens! The cottage has free wi-fi and British TV channels - the kitchen is well-equipped and the seating and beds are very comfortable. It was spotlessly clean. There are four gites of differing sizes but each has its own substantial and private garden space with outdoor seating and barbecue. There are lawns for each gite large enough for children to play. Cycles are provided for all ages and there are lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage including the local marais (marshland) with coypu and bird-life such as harriers and kingfishers. Nearby there are lots of attractions: La Gacilly with its summer outdoor photography exhibition is a must, along with a trip to the 'Vegetarium' cafe at the Yves Rocher centre (some vegetarian meals, but also meat and fish). There is a fascinating Museum of the Breton Resistance in World War Two at St Marcel, near Malestroit. Rochefort-en-terre is a scenic little medieval village with shops and cafes in abundance. A little further afield La Grande Briere - nearly 100,000 acres of wetland - is a protected area where you can learn about the history of the people living there - their flat punts which they used to hunt and to move livestock around the marshes - the orange blossom waxing industry which made bridal head-dresses for a lot of European brides - the little houses thatched with reeds from the Marais. You can ride a horse or take a trip in a punt or walk out on to the Marais. You will almost certainly see Marsh Harriers and Hen Harriers and other water and wading birds. If you are lucky (as we were) you'll see an otter. Guerande is a medieval walled town with walkable ramparts, but more interesting are the sea salt marshes nearby. The visitors centre has a fascinating film of how the salt is made (English subtitles) and an exhibition. There is also a shop of local produce and you can buy any quantity of this exceptional sea salt to take home. Again, there is a lot of birdlife on the marshes including black-winged stilts and avocets. The beaches on the Atlantic coast are some of the cleanest we have come across. We recommend La Turballe for beach-combing, but we loved Piriac-sur-Mer too which also has plenty of choice for eating (Le Keroman gallettes are great!). For a wet day - or somewhere different, especially for children - the Ocearium (aquarium) at Le Croisic is great - make sure you see the sharks being fed. All of the places mentioned above are with an hour's drive from the cottage. We could have gone further afield to Vannes or Nantes, but there was plenty to do and see locally. This is a delightfully undiscovered area and we highly recommend it and La Cour Cottages are the perfect base.


April 2017
We have been holidaying at Paimbu for over 20 years now, and never tire of the peace and quiet of the place. The fires are in a really rural part of Brittany, yet close to so many places to visit - beaches, restaurants etc etc Maria and Tony, the friendly owners, live on site so are always available to give advice on places to visit, things to do etc Having bikes to rent allows you to explore the beautiful local area. The nearby river has a cycle path alongside, the roads are very quiet compared to the UK, and there are so many cafes and small restaurants (check out the 'menu ouvrier' which is just incredible value at lunchtime) that you'll be hard pressed to run out of things to do and places to go. We would recommend La Cour without hesitation. Once you've stayed you'll want to keep coming back.

Martin Wilson

September 2016
We enjoyed a marvellous stay in Woodland View Barn. This is such a beautiful area of France with too much to explore in the time we had. The accommodation was excellent, very well presented, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We wiled away many hours on the fabulous balcony, enjoying croissants for breakfast, lounging around reading books, listening to the birds and taking in the starry night skies. It was a joy to wander into the local village for our bread and croissants in the mornings. We even managed a few short cycle rides (despite getting on in years!) to the beautiful river on the bikes supplied. We had a superb holiday and will be recommending it to all our family and friends. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and we very much hope to return soon.


August 2016
I’m not normally one to write a review but after such a wonderful holiday I feel compelled to share our experience! I currently live in France and we wanted to have a big family holiday together with our relatives from the UK and as our own house isn’t nearly big enough we decided to rent some holiday cottages together. La Cour was everything and more than we had hoped for. We stayed in Jasmine Cottage, Wisteria Barn and Woodland View Barn. Each of the properties were so very special, each has been tastefully renovated, really well-presented, very comfortable for our large group and spotlessly clean. They are all really well-equipped and offer everything needed for a family holiday, they were a perfect base for our stay. Maria and Tony have made such a good job or thinking of all the things you need. The gardens were amazing with pergolas and plenty of space for the children run around and play. The bikes were such a lovely addition, we spent a couple of days as a family on the bikes meandering around the lanes and we particularly loved the path alongside the river. The glorious weather meant lots of time at the lovely swimming lakes as well as the outdoor pools which the children loved. The area is lovely with so much to do, we did not have nearly enough time to explore everything. Thankyou Maria and Tony you were the perfect hosts, very warm and welcoming. We will certainly be back and definitely for 2 weeks next time!


August 2016
We spent a week in Jasmine Cottage and loved every minute. The gite is beautiful and so well equipped with a lovely big garden, perfect for eating outside and for the children to play. Having the bikes at the gites was a fabulous addition to our holiday - we loved exploring the quiet country lanes and cycling to the village in the mornings for fresh croissants! Our son even learnt to ride without stabilisers! Maria and Tony were absolutely perfect hosts and gave us such a lovely warm welcome. Their information packs about the area were invaluable and we loved exploring the beautiful lakes with beaches, rivers, nearby towns and beaches. We are already planning our return visit and would highly recommend Jasmine Cottage for a fabulous family holiday.

“A real gem!” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014 We booked Jasmine Cottage based on the recommendation of my parents who had stayed in Walnut Cottage last year and loved it. We too now feel like we have discovered a real gem. The cottage was full of charm and character, very clean and comfortable, well-presented and equipped and perfect for our family holiday. The garden was great for our young children to play in and one of the highlights of our stay was our trips out on the bicycles with our youngest in one of the child trailers available (there were loads of bikes to choose from and free to use!) The area offers plenty to do, we particularly loved the lakes. The owners were really welcoming and very helpful. We would have no hesitation recommending it and hope ourselves to return again soon. Liked best: Superb cottage, great location Liked least: Having to leave to come home! Traveling group: Young Children Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.

"Lovely Property" Fantastic property everything was perfect. The area was beautiful the owners accommodating and helpful. On taking the property over it was very clean and well equipped. Bikes are provided free of charge but a car is desirable to see further afield. This area of Brittany is very picturesque. Four adults stayed in this property and was very spacious and comfortable. I cant fault this property even the weather was great. Robin, UK. Review submitted to another site 14th August 2013, date of stay July 2013.

"Wonderful Gite In A Great Area" We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Valley View Barn this summer where the owners were very welcoming and helpful. As a group of two families with younger and older children, the barn offered great accommodation to suit our needs. We loved the big raised deck and have lots of memories of taking in the incredible night skies with a glass of wine. The barn was very clean and well-presented, with everything on hand that we could have needed. The huge garden was perfect for outdoor games for the whole group. We made great use of the free bikes, enjoying trips out along the river and around the quiet country lanes. Our morning trips to the boulangerie on the bikes were a highlight, the local village being only a short walk or cycle. The children loved the lakes with beaches which were very safe. There are certainly plenty of things to do and see in this lovely area. We would love to return and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending this property to others. Franco Phil, UK. Review submitted to another site September 2013, date of stay July 2013.