18th December 2018 

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Reviews for Jasmine Cottage

“ Fantastic Holiday!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Norma and John (Scotland) October 2018
" In the last year " fake news" has hit the headlines. We were also warned to be wary about fake customer reviews. When we found Brittany Spa Cottages online the reviews by guests seemed too good to be true. However, I can assure everybody that the reviews are indeed true. We are just about to leave after a 2 week stay and it's been fantastic! The cottages are well equipped, very clean and comfortable. Simon and Penny have been great hosts. Although the cottages face onto the courtyard, they don't overlook each other and have their own private gardens. Simon and Penny work very hard to ensure their guests have a good stay. They respect that some people may want their privacy but are happy to chat and recommend places to visit. Penny is a good cook and baker. We ordered an arrival meal which was delicious and throughout our stay presented us with an array of her cakes!
If I write anymore I will only be repeating all the great reviews that have been left previously. We hope to come back. I have a feeling that there will be many returning guests. Great location, great holiday. Penny and Simon are fantastic!

“ Nothing short of wonderful!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Lindsay and friends (Essex) September 2018
" Our stay, the first in this area of France for all of us, has been nothing short of wonderful. The Gite is beautifully presented and the welcoming touches of chocolates, wine and treats were enjoyed immensely! The cottage was warm and welcoming and the beds divine! It is situated in the perfect spot for exploring the pretty little towns, markets and villages, the roads make exploring a pleasure.
The Bennetts are the most convivial hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We can certainly recommend the Beef Bourguignon - simply delicious. The ambience of Brittany Spa Cottages is one of relaxation and tranquility and none of us want to return to the hum drum of "the rat race".
Thank you Penny and Simon, we have enjoyed the most wonderful time here and will be back! In fact, we are planning our next trip already!

“ Best Gite we have ever stayed in!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Mike and Jane (Suffolk) September 2018
" Jasmine Cottage is the best Gite we have ever stayed in and Penny and Simon the perfect hosts. It is perfectly equipped and as comfortable as home. There is something quite magical about the main bedroom, as unusually , we slept well every night we spent here. Brittany itself has been a delight and we are only sorry we spent so much time previously in the South of France. Penny thank you so much for your wonderful cakes and treats! You are a superb baker! Our stay was Bliss!"

“ A lovely relaxing Stay” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Paul, Wei and Sam ( London) September 2018
" A lovely and relaxing stay in the cottage in this charming, rural retreat in the Morbihan. Some super days out to La Boule, Vannes, Concarneau and more local visits to Pontivy and the lake. Some lovely meals from Penny and the area is rich in produce and things to do with the family. Our 3 year old had a great time. Well located for St. Malo port. Thank you.

“ Really lovely stay” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Lucy, Seth, Jess and Joshua ( Windsor) August 2018
“ Thank you so much for a really lovely stay and welcoming us to your beautiful cottage. We have had a great time. Thanks for making our children so welcome and for the little touches and added extras. Best wishes”

“ We will definitely visit again ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Oliver, Jo, Elodie and Maisie (Newbury) August 2018
" We had a wonderful holiday and will be sure to visit again! Jasmine Cottage has been an excellent place to base ourselves, with plenty of toys to entertain our children and things to do. So many thoughtful touches have made our stay so special. The highlight being Penny's baked treats!
We wish you all the best for your new adventure in France and will be sure to recommend you to our family and friends. Thank You!"

“ Amazing Stay ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Jan, Duncan, Amber and Sophie (Yorkshire) August 2018
" Thank you for such an amazing stay! We loved the cottage, it had everything you needed and all works perfectly. Not to mention the little touches like the wide selection of DVD's, garden games and even the candles were greatly appreciated. The area is great too, with everything no more than an hour away. We spent days at Bon Repos, Le Pouldu, Lac de Guerledan, Ty Nadan, Vannes, Etang du Dordu and Pontivy. Penny and Simon were lovely hosts and we really enjoyed the baked goodies. Thank You"

“Really Comfortable ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Matt, Alison, Miranda and Claudia(London) August 2018
"I loved the hot tub and picking blackberries with Penny and the kittens" - Miranda aged 6
" We have loved exploring this part of Brittany - had day trips to Huelgoat, Lac de Guerlendan and the beach at La Pouldu. And then so nice to come back here to have a quiet base, especially the hot tub! The cottage is very comfortable and plenty to keep the children occupied (plus kittens). Thank you for a wonderful week"

“Wonderful Holiday ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Judy and Matt (Norwich) July 2018
" What a wonderful holiday we had. Beautiful holiday home and surrounding grounds. Lovely hot tub which was an added bonus! Great setting, peaceful and quiet and close to lots of areas for days out (less than an hour drive). A perfect couple and perfect hosts, very warm welcome and child friendly. Very accommodating and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Great recommendations for things to do and places to see. We visited Carnac, Vannes, Foret Favesnant and Auray - all beautiful!
Fantastic treats supplied by Penny, Chocolate Fondant cake, Victoria sponge and a superb first night meal all made our holiday extra special. Our 4 year old daughter Olivia kept saying how lovely Simon and Penny were and how lovely it would be if we could live with them forever! Thank You!

“A Delight! ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Sarah and Ian (Worcestershire) June 2018
"Thank you so much Penny and Simon for making our stay at Jasmine Cottage so comfortable and trouble free. We thought it was the perfect base to venture out from into such fabulous areas. It was a delight to stay in the cottage and perfect to relax in after a day out (including the hot tub!!!).
Penny and Simon were brilliant hosts, a lovely couple and we were totally spoilt with culinary delights too. Warm wishes. We will return"

“Perfect Hosts” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by David and Sylvia (Dudley) in May 2018
" We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Jasmine Cottage. It is so peaceful here and such a tranquil location. Everything we hoped it would be and the reason we renewed our passports! Penny and Simon are the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. The welcome basket and meal and all the cakes during our stay were lovely, not to mention the Cheese Straws!! Thank you. We would happily recommend Jasmine Cottage to our family and friends. We wish you both all the best for the future"

" Immaculately Presented" 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Janet and Anthony (London) in May 2018
“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Jasmine cottage, so cosy and immaculately presented. Simon and Penny are very friendly and welcoming and are the perfect hosts. We appreciated the generous welcome basket and other supplies in the fridge, not to mention samples of Penny's baking and cooking, lovely! We will happily recommend a stay here to everyone we know. Best wishes for the future.”

“Wonderful Stay ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by John and Melissa/ John and Christine
(Australia) in May 2018
" Well, what a wonderful stay! Comfortable, relaxing and tranquil. Great set up. Simon and Penny are the consummate hosts"

“Lovely stay!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Beth, Tom and Rose (London) in May 2018
Many thanks for our lovely stay. Rose's first holiday. The cottage was lovely and light and so comfortable. We really enjoyed our visit to local spots recommended by you - Vannes, lakes etc. The welcome basket was very generous - much appreciated. All the best with your life in France. We will definitely recommend the cottages

Fantastic - Celebrating 1st Wedding Anniversary 5 out of 5 stars. Review by Tom for a stay in Apr 2018
"Chose to return to Jasmine Cottage for a second visit. We had an absolutely fantastic time and really enjoyed ourselves! You two were fantastic hosts and we would recommend it to anyone and we'll definitely be back next year"

“Great place to stay!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Gill and Brett (Dorset) in April 2018
We had a very relaxing time here, a great place to stay. Already planning our next visit. See you soon

Fabulous! - 5 out of 5 stars. Review by David and Claire (Nottingham) for a stay in Apr 2018
"Our stay in Jasmine Cottage was relaxing from start to end, the setting is peaceful and the hot tub is wonderful. The cottage is beautifully appointed and very comfortable, the beds especially meant we left relaxed. Simon and Penny are the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble, they made us feel very at home and went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect stay. The location is perfect for exploring; we were able to get to lots of different places on the coast in about 1 hour. Quimper, Vannes and Concarneau were also lovely and well worth a visit. There are lots of places nearby to eat and we were impressed by the choice in Gueneme Sur Scorff. We would definitely recommend a stay with Penny and Simon and are hoping to return"




Reviews for Orchid Barn

“ Fantastic Stay” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Zoe, Alex and George (London) in September 2018
" We had a fantastic stay at Orchid Barn. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and Penny and Simon provided everything we needed and more throughout our stay. We were particularly impressed with the attention to detail given to our babies needs, he even had his own little spa dressing gown! Plenty to do in the area, lots of lovely spots for relaxed lunches and walks but equally the garden at Orchid Barn is fantastic to chill out in, a real afternoon sun trap. Penny and Simon are brilliant hosts and we would definitely visit again.

“ Simply Perfect” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Gary and Jan ( Yorkshire) in September 2018
“ Simply perfect in every way. Thank you for exceeding our expectations. The greatest compliment we can give you....... We are booking for next year! “

“ Amazing Adventure” 5 out of 5 stars.Reviewed by Byron and Terena ( Australia) in August 2018
“ G’day . What an amazing adventure we have had here in Brittany! Great place to base ourselves to discover what this stunning part of France has to offer. And as for Penny and Simon and their absolutely gorgeous spa cottages, our stay was amazing. They are the most honest and informative, beautiful hosts anyone could ask for.
Thank you Penny and Simon for making out stay outstanding. Best wishes for a fabulous future 😊

“ Smashing Holiday ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Elaine and Peter (Bath) in July 2018
" This is actually our second visit to Orchid Barn and we are sure it wont be our last! We enjoyed our 10 day stay tremendously and are sorry to leave. Orchid Barn itself is the nicest holiday rental we have stayed in. We particularly like the garden as it is so wonderfully private and sunny and great for relaxing in. It is so therapeutic to listen to birdsong and watch the bees and butterflies, lovely to experience proper quiet and proper darkness. Amazingly comfy bed, the hot tub and the welcome hamper - the list of superlatives goes on.
Plenty to see and do in Brittany, all within easy reach of the cottage. We enjoyed eating out in Guemene at the Trois Marchand for lunch and the Sabot Rouge in the evening. Kumquat in Rostrenen, which is only 20 minutes away, does super crisp and tasty pizza- very affordable too. We would also recommend trips out to the local markets - Auray and Vannes. Concarneau is also a very picturesque seaport.
Our hosts Penny and Simon are what has made this an exceptional holiday. They have been friendly and attentive, making sure that we had the nicest experience possible, offering tips for days out and things to see. Penny is a BRILLIANT cook and an exceptional baker - Victoria sponge to die for Grrr! I can feel the extra pounds setting on the waistline already. Order a welcome meal!
We have had a smashing holiday, we DO NOT want to go back home. Thank goodness there is a saying from my part of the country: Haste Ye Back! We certainly intend coming back for another visit. Thank you for a lovely stay"

“ Wild Life Haven” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Shelagh and John (Woking) in July 2018
" We had a week of very hot and sunny weather, what more could you ask for and Orchid Barn was a cool refuge for the heat. The cottage is very well appointed and everything has been thoughtfully thought through and the dressing robes were a nice touch. Penny and Simon were great and came up with many suggestions on places to go, towns to visit etc. There is good walking around the Lac de Guerledan. Quiberon is worth a visit- lovely beach, lots of bars and restaurants. We are bird watchers and went to Golfe du Morbihan on an arranged trip with a very good guide (English).
The garden around the Barn is a wildlife haven and well looked after by Simon- lots of birds to see.
Thanks again Penny and Simon and good luck for the future.

“ Consummate Hosts” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Moira and Keith (Wales) in June 2018
" It is with sadness that we write this review on the last day of our idyllic stay at Orchid Barn. We have been here for 4 weeks and could easily stay for 4 more! We have visited this area before but we have still managed to find new places to visit apart from our old favourites.
Orchid Barn is very comfortable and perfect for easy living all on one level. Penny and Simon have been the consummate hosts, available when required but never intrusive. We have been to so many beautiful places and eaten at so many wonderful restaurants, it is difficult to pin down our favourite. However, do try the local Bistro in Langoelan (only open Thurs-Sun), wonderful food and hospitality. A real taste of France. Trois Marchant in Guemene provides a great lunch time "experience". A little further afield is la Auberge d' Lsle and L'aiglan in Pontivy which are both great. A bientot!

“Wonderful Stay” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Phil and Liz (Warwickshire) in May 2018
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Orchid Barn. The property is one of the most comfortable that we have ever stayed in. The welcome pack was much appreciated and thoughtfully put together.
The cottage was beautifully presented. It really is a 'home from home'
We enjoyed our trips out to Vannes, Concarneau, St Quay Portrieux and Josselin, all within easy reach.
We hope to see you some time in the future and of course not forgetting Bonnie."

“Beautiful cottage” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Terry and Jill (Devon) in May 2018
A beautiful cottage in a ' tranquil' and peaceful place. We had a most enjoyable and restful time. The cottage is comfortable and homely with everything we needed and some extras.
We had several trips to explore the surrounding countryside which is exceptional. we would particularly recommend Pont Aven, as a place to visit and L' Atelier restaurant in the village. Penny and Simon are wonderful hosts. Thank you.

“Fantastic stay!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Rosemary and Vaughan (Nottingham) in May 2018
"We had a fantastic stay here, it's such a beautiful and peaceful place. There's so much to see and visit and all very varied - countryside, rivers, coast and forests. The cottage is lovely, so well equipped and clean with very generous extras. Penny and Simon are great, kind and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. We ca highly recommend Penny's cooking and Reflexology sessions. Good Luck in this new adventure, we will spread the word"

Marvellous! 5 out of 5 stars. Review by Julie and Lionel (Devon) April 2018
"Our first stay to Brittany Spa Cottages - Absolutely outstanding: Very nicely situated being such that one can visit the local towns easily, the larger cities and the coast without difficulty. There are so many places to visit and by on the smaller roads (most of which have road numbers) enabling the countryside to be seen and appreciated (how lovely not to have hedges to prevent enjoyment of such lovely views.
The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The welcome pack is amazing - packed with essentials and goodies.
AND our hosts Penny and Simon are marvellous - nothing is too much trouble and we wish to thank them very much for their hospitality. Thank you so much"

“Warm and welcoming!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Lauren (Hampshire) April 2018
"We had a lovely time visiting the local area - so many beautiful places to discover. Also not too far from the local amenities. We really enjoyed our stay at Brittany Spa Cottages. It is well kept and beautifully decorated. The welcome pack, towels, spa robes etc. were a really nice touch. As well as having a private garden to enjoy the sunshine.
Penny and Simon were amazing hosts - very warm and welcoming. Always happy to help - very comfortable atmosphere. Also amazing cooking by Penny for our welcome meal, much appreciated after our day travelling ( and a lovely soak in the hot tub!)
We would like to thank Penny and Simon for a lovely holiday at their cottage. Very much looking forward to returning"





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