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! me for details and prices

Location: United Kingdom

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!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lots of things to take to Berrien to make life comfortable for us and any guests.We have already a big walnut French antique bed for the main bedroom and 2 antique single beds for the childrens/twin room. A lovely big sofa for downstairs and an old dresser that I have had for many years that originally came from a rectory in Wookey near Wells! This will be for the kitchen end of the big room that makes up down stairs.
Next week we will visit the house for 5 days to paint the walls, wax the floors and doors upstairs, buy all the electrical appliances and generally sort things out! I am so looking forward to seeing what Arthur, our amazing builder friend has done with the walls etc.
When I first met this house there was no floor, just mud, a few rotten joists upstairs but no floor or ceilings and damp plaster on the it has some stairs, a new roof, new ceiling and floor joists upstairs, new rooms upstairs, plastered walls, pine floors up and tiled floors downstairs, a huge old rebuilt Breton fireplace with woodburner and a belfast sink!
Berrien itself is a very pretty village and I have added a few pictures (one showing the cute upstairs fireplace, one the downstairs one waiting to be restored) to whet your appetite!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hello and welcome to this site set up specially to follow the renovation, decoration and life of my cottage in Brittany. Where is it? Well its 40 mins leisurely drive south from the ferry port of Roscoff on the northern coast of Brittany in North West France. It is in the heart of the very sleepy national park village of Berrien 50m from the boulangerie and about 200m from a bar/restauraunt!
Just 5km down the road is the historic small town of Huelgoat with its giant odd shaped boulders and lovely lake.
Follow this blog to find out how the work is progressing and importantly when you can rent this wonderful little house! Hopefully from January this little treasure will be available for bookings at £20 per night and will sleep up to 4 persons in double and twin rooms.