Escape to Brittany

A lovely little getaway in Berrien, in the heart of the 'Parc Régional D'Amorique'.This lovely little house used to be a shop! Now rescued from more than thirty years in derelict condition it awaits your stay!....contact me for details and prices

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Val and her husband and sons aged 18 and 8 live on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset with 2 dogs a variety of hens and lots of sheep!We grow all our own meat, eggs and 60% of our veg and fruit. We make wine, beer and cider too!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Can you believe it! I have not posted an update from Berrien for a year!!!! Well the house is still standing, in fact it now has nice new curtains, the pointing is finished, the main bedroom i being painted with some nice Farrow & Ball blue paint......will post pics when finished.
I am also going to cultivate a little patch of unused land belonging to a friend down the road to make a log store, an orchard and somewhere to chill.........and keep a bike!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Thought you might like to see a moving post of Berrien!! My first go at moving pictures!! My little house is just up the road where it starts from. As you can see and hear its very quiet.....My other half who took it was standing in the middle of the road at the time! The noise at the end is a car....but not him being run over!!
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Saturday, November 10, 2007




New pointing well underway!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

We will be going over to Berrien in July for a week..............really looking forward to going! The highlight as far as I am concerned will be meeting up with some of the wonderful people I have met on 2 forums where people can chat and/or get help and advice about living in Brittany!
These forums are Anglo Info Bretagne and the amazing and very funny Brittany Friends
Some of the advice I have received and help offered has saved me a fortune in money and also made me laugh so much when a bit down. Check it out and smile!

Friday, March 23, 2007





Cannot wait to get over to Berrien soon! I paid a flying visit with my daughter in January to take delivery of a cupboard. We had an exciting ferry crossing as it was a bit rough but the food in the restauraunt on board was fabulous!
Thought I'd post some more pictures of Berrien to give an idea of the village, which as you can see is very quiet and lacking in traffic!
I hope to take advantage of the fact that it is possible to cycle all the way to Berrien either on off road cycle tracks or very quiet lanes all the way from Roscoff!
There is a wonderful old railwayline that has been made into a cyclepath and it goes for miles from Morlaix, connecting with the canal towpath on the Brest-Nantes canal. It was once used to transport lime from the kilns at Scrignac, long defunct.
Scrignac, has an amazingly good restaurant La Senechelle.......I can reccommend it!
Don't forget to contact me if you want to rent the cottage too!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy New Year everybody! We had a great time at Berrien, where the whole village was adorned with Christmas trees provided by the commune that people whose house they were near decorated.
We had lights across the road too and by our cottage a rather strange flashing ladder.......!
We entertained friends and had a jolly good time, swapping one of Stuart Andersons oven ready geese for a home produced lambskin, learning how to cook on a gas cooker..............I have to admit I had never used one before as we have an old rayburn at home! The house had its shutters fitted while we were there and more finishing touched added. The woodburner keeps the whole place toasty and warm and it is just about finished! The kitchen is looking good and so is the rest!
We also went on a long walk to the local standing stone that is a fertility symbol........I do not need to tell you why the picture tells all!
The walking in this area is amazing with miles of tracks to walk, ride and cycle on. In fact the keen cyclist could cycle from the house off road to Carhaix, Morlaix and beyond!
We also noticed that all the routes locally were very well signposted and easy to follow.............there are at least 10 circular walks locally too, and that is just the ones we have discovered, there are plenty more we haven't! I will be going back sheep permitting for a bit more painting at the end of Jan but then will not be back for a while as we start lambing in early March. Pete will be going for a week to do the pointing and make the house look even smarter.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Here is one of the fantastic rock formations in Huelgoat
and a picture of the lake. This is 4km down the road from the house and the best place to park is the supermarket cap park or down by the lake as in the photo.

The house is now ready to book your holiday! £20 per day other than when its Easter or Summer when it will be £250 and £300 per week per party!
We are spending new year there putting on the finishing touches so do get in touch if you want a bargain. The only thing you have to bring is bedlinen (duvet covers, sheets & pillowcases), towels and teatowels.Everything else is peovided, you do have to leave it as you find it as there is no cleaner!!
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blog readers!!