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Reviews for Jasmine Cottage

A fabulous retreat! 5 out of 5 stars. review by Geoff for a stay in Apr 2017
Denise really made us feel welcome and at home in this beautiful cottage. The cottage is very well equipped, so for those of us who really do like to self cater there is everything you need, but if you want to eat out Denise will give you lots of excellent advice. The welcome basket was full of delicious goodies and really set us up for the stay. We would also recommend that you take advantage of one Denise's beautiful home-cooked meals and her own very special Tarte Tatin! A real gem in a gorgeous location with wonderful hosts.

Idyllic - wonderful place for a honeymoon! 5 out of 5 stars. review by Tomas for a stay in Apr 2017
We chose Jasmine Cottage for our honeymoon as we love Brittany and wanted to stay somewhere that felt special - we were not disappointed. The gite is set in beautiful, tranquil countryside and is perfect for relaxing but also provides a great base to explore Brittany from. We visited some of the local attractions; the Lac de Guerledan is a great place to go walking, but we were also pleasantly surprised by how accessible it was. Attractions further afield felt easily in reach and we had great days out and the hot tub was great, a fantastic way to unwind at the end of the day. The garden is really secluded and private, it also works as a suntrap making it pleasant to sit out even on colder days or as the evening draws in. The gite itself is charming and comfortable and extremely well-appointed - Denise and Julie really have thought of everything. Denise and Julie were very welcoming and helpful without being in the least intrusive. We ordered the Moroccan tagine, the vegetable lasagne and the tarte tatin which were all absolutely delicious. There is nothing we would have changed about our stay, no improvements we can suggest. We absolutely loved it, would recommend it to anyone and definitely intend to return!

“A little bit of paradise!” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Amanda for a stay in September 2016
I knew when we booked that we'd found somewhere special- not least because Denise was so lovely and helpful in all correspondence before we even arrived! On arriving, I almost immediately fell in love with the place. The outdoor grounds were stunning as we drove in and then when we set foot into the cottage it was evident that the website pictures were good, but unlike many places you go, I'd say the pictures just didn't fully show Jasmine Cottage in its full glory. The welcome basket, fresh flowers and supper made it feel even more special (highly recommend ordering the Pork Provencal and Tarte Tatin).
Denise is close by and really helpful and friendly should you need her, but not intrusive in any way. The cottage is so very well (and tastefully) equipped. I'm the sort of person that usually brings the kitchen sink as like my own things, but I didn't feel the need having read all the information on the website and I was not disappointed with anything at all.
We went out and about everyday and visited lots of lovely places as recommended in the visitor guide. We ate out at some lovely places, most notably and special was L'Atelier Bistro in Langoelan village just a 3 minute drive away.
This was our first experience of France and we loved it. I was personally a bit concerned about being a bit remote, but I needn't have been as I was so happy to go out in the day and then return home to the cottage in the evening. It is an idyllic location and Denise and Julie have created a little piece of paradise and work very hard to maintain it.

“Luxurious break in Brittany ” 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Robert for a stay in August 2016
Just returned from a relaxing luxurious break in Brittany. It's not very often you arrive at your holiday destination to be truly satisfied that you have made the right choice for your family holiday. Choosing the right holiday is not an easy task & we were amazed. We stayed in Jasmine Cottage & we can honestly say the pictures on the website didn't do it justice. A beautiful cottage, a beautiful setting! If you are looking for a holiday in Brittany, look know further you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to return very soon.

Stunning and peaceful Review by Linda A for a stay in Jul 2016.
The cottage is truly stunning and it exceeded all of our expectations. We were given a very warm welcome by the owners Denise and Julie who are on hand if you should have any issues. Arriving at the cottage we were greeted by the most generous and thoughtful welcome pack. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. The area has an abundance of lovely villages with really nice restaurants. If your looking for peace and quiet in gorgeous surroundings then this is the place for you......highly recommended!!

So good, we delayed our return trip! Review by Lynn M for a stay in Apr 2016.
Jasmine Cottage is in a peaceful setting - a very pretty property, tastefully renovated and furnished. The friendly owners, Denise and Julie, work hard to maintain their high standards, and have created a fabulous place. It is immaculately clean, equipped with everything you require, and with a thoughtfully well-stocked welcome basket. We loved it so much we amended our return ferry crossing, staying on for an extra 4 days. We followed their recommendations for restaurants and places to visit and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We will definitely return and highly recommend it to you.

"Perfect Country Retreat” Reviewed by C & C V for a stay in October 2015.
We wholeheartedly agree with everything said in previous reviews, as we found our week in Jasmine Cottage to be perfect in every way. In fact, although the pictures on the website were attractive enough to make us want to stay there, they almost did not do the cottage justice. How lovely to drive into that beautiful courtyard after a long drive, and be met by Denise, who showed us around and then delivered our dinner for our first night. Everything in the cottage is of high quality, specially chosen with care and consideration by the owners to provide a real home from home. It took us five minutes to feel 'at home' and before long were enjoying the absolutely delicious Bouef Bourguenon and amazing Tart Tatin, accompanied by an excellent bottle of wine, with a fire in the woodburner. What a start to our week!
You will want for nothing if you stay here. As said previously, the starter hamper is generous with some home grown delicacies so much appreciated. Added to that, the bonus of a hot tub was great after a day out sightseeing. The garden was so private, as was the whole layout of the cottage.
We would highly recomment the Bistro in the village where we had two dinners. An excellent chef, with front of house managed by his wife. Fabulous rustic French cooking, but do book as its very small.
But most of all we loved coming back to the little hamlet and just putting our feet up, reading and relaxing. I would say to anyone thinking of booking up, do not miss out on the excellent dinners provided by Denise, truly exceptional.
Denise and Julie have gone the extra mile, and some. We have stayed in self catering cottages all over France and in our experience this is definitely the best. It was hard to leave, but hope to return.

Brittany Spa Cottages is a ‘cut above the rest’ Reviewed by Linda L for a stay in September 2015. The owners work very hard to provide guests with everything for the perfect stay, they are wonderful hosts, very helpful and welcoming. Jasmine Cottage was ‘chocolate box’ gorgeous, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished, well equipped and cosy. The beds were amazing, providing the comfort for a restful sleep. On lazy, warm afternoons, we enjoyed the very private garden at the rear of the cottage. The hot tub was fun, relaxing and private. The use of bikes was also a bonus for cycling around the quiet lanes and the beautiful lake, Etang du Dordu. For anyone who wants to unwind and relax, yet be able to visit the sights within a short distance, this is the ideal place. The welcome pack was more than generous, including home-grown produce and would have to be seen to be believed. A lovely gesture. Brittany Spa Cottages has to be the best accommodation we have rented in Brittany. One week was not enough and we would not hesitate to return.

"Jasmine Cottage is a real gem and a credit to its owners" Review by Mark & Helen for a stay in August 2015
There are sometimes when you come home from a holiday and can't wait to sleep in the comfort of your own bed again...this time wasn't one of them and leaving on Saturday morning was one of the hardest things we had to do.
Nestled down a single track, you turn into Brittany Spa Cottages and are greeted by beautiful gardens, a gorgeous gravelled courtyard and stunning cottages which invite you to come in, relax and unwind.
Met by Denise we were given a warm welcome and shown everything we needed to know....for our children this was most definitely a guide on how the Hot Tub worked (a joy to relax in each day).
Settling into Jasmine cottage could not have been easier, all the creature comforts of home, with a chic/boutique feel, super soft towels and lovely little touches; lavender scent bags, bath/shower soaps and a welcoming kitchen hamper with all you need to settle into the 'French' way....bread, cheese, wine and beautifully fresh fruit and veg (grown by our wonderful hosts).

As a family of 4 (children 11 & 9yrs) we had all the space we needed, including our own garden with covered BBQ area, outside table/chairs and sun loungers.
Inside the cottage was immaculate, rooms beautifully presented and beds to absolutely die for...what a fantastic nights sleep! To be honest there wasn't a day we didn't get up before 9.30am (including the children)...
Set in the Scorff Valley, Jasmine Cottage is well situated for exploring each day and Denise and Julie provide loads of info on the local area and further afield, our favourites were definitely Concarneau (beautiful moated castle) and Le Pouldu (great for a bit of beach bathing and a swimming).

Summing up Jasmine Cottage in a word is difficult; for total relaxation with only the sounds of birds and crickets to listen to it can't be beaten......'Heavenly'

“Fabulous find in the peaceful Brittany countryside” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed by Kat for a stay in March 2015
We booked Jasmine Cottage for a last minute get away before baby number 2 arrives and were delighted to have found such a fantastic place!
On arrival we were greeted with a welcome hamper of local food and wine and a roaring fire in the log burner. The cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished and absolutely immaculate. There's a detailed guest info pack with some superb restaurant and market recommendations. Set in countryside near to a small town, there was lots to explore in the local area, and most other parts of Brittany (including the coast) are well within driving distance for a day trip. We also had a few lazy days at the cottage, making the most of afternoon naps in the very comfortable bed and going in the hot tub (which our 2 year old absolutely loved).
Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday and we would have no hesitation in recommending Jasmine Cottage as a fantastic place to stay.

"Beautifully kept cottage in fantastic rural setting” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
My wife and I stayed at Jasmine Cottage in November, wanting a quiet week away in a relaxing location but within reach of the various towns and sights of Brittany - this is exactly what we got. The setting is fantastic! The cottage we stayed in was beautifully clean and tidy and tastefully decorated with all the practicalities you would want and need.... Basically from the cottage, all of Brittany is within a 2 hour drive so it's a great base if you want a few days out. The weather can be pretty cold in November but the walls of the cottage are thick and the electric heating and wood burner provide plenty of heat to keep warm. All in all we got exactly what we wanted from this trip, would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing trip to Brittany, and hope to stay again in the future.

"Absolutely lovely cottage" Reviewed by Adam & Carol August 2014. We stayed in Jasmine Cottage for a week in August 2014. The cottage is beautiful - it's in a wonderfully peaceful location, and the owners could not have been more welcoming hosts. The hot tub was very popular with my teenage boys, and the garden - in full bloom - was gorgeous. Definitely highly recommended for a relaxing, high quality break in Brittany. We found plenty for two teenage boys to do in the local area, including lake swimming and a tree top adventure course.

"Perfect in every way!" 5 out of 5 stars Tracey & Mark UK August 2013
What a lovely place.. even better than our expectations! We wanted a relaxing, peaceful break in beautiful surroundings and that is exactly what we got! Immaculately kept cottage and gardens, the cottage was well equipped with everything you needed and the garden was large with comfortable outside loungers and seating area and a big BBQ! Also the owners very obviously take a lot of pride in their accommodation which was very tastefully done and they added lots of lovely touches like the very generous welcome hamper, spa goodies and general everyday supplies.. just made our arrival so much easier and was like home from home! The owners were extremely welcoming and were on hand if needed to help or give recommendations, nothing was too much trouble. Well worth every penny and would definitely recommend these cottages to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful area!
Please also click on the link for Jasmine Cottage reviews on Tripadvisor.


Reviews for Orchid Barn

Beautiful Gite in Brittany 5 out of 5 stars. Review by Jeanne for a stay in Jul 2017
Orchid Barn is such a lovely place to stay and cannot recommend it enough. You'll receive a warm welcome from the owners Julie & Denise who are on hand if you need anything but happy to leave you to it if not. The Gite itself is fully equipped, with pretty much everything you could possibly need. With books, board games, puzzles and Sky should the weather turn. Outside is a beautiful private garden, where the only noise is the sound of birds playing above. You can enjoy the use of a bbq -fully equipped, sit, and eat outside watching the sun go down. There is the use of the Hot Tub which you get you own times for private use which is great. There is so much to do around the area and further afield, which makes the Gite a great base to explore Brittany from. The two restaurants in the village are good and friendly places to eat, and you can have a lovely welcome dinner on arrival at the Gite (an extra but definitely worth it!) Last but not least the welcome hamper is so jam packed with goodies, complete with fresh produce from the garden. If you want a relaxing weeks holiday, this is the place to stay!

Perfect peaceful stay 5 out 5 stars reviewed by Julian H for a stay in April 2017
After a few months of hectic work we wanted to relax and explore some of what Brittany had to offer. We found the right place to do just that. The cottage is excellent, surprisingly big but very homely and the smallish but perfectly formed kitchen is ideal and something we used quite a lot. The whole place feels very calm and relaxing and has pretty much everything you need. We like to spend a lot of time outdoors and so the patio and garden were a bit draw for us. We did wonder how private things would be since the other cottage and owners house are in the same little hamlet - something in other places we have found a little claustrophobic. Denise and Julie have thought about that however and taken a lot of effort to balance privacy and open space and as such we were enable to easily relax in the garden and take advantage of open views to the adjacent fields. Combined with your own screened off parking area and private access to the cottage it means you feel very independent but if you need to ask anything then help is on hand too. The hot tub is a great bonus. The welcome pack is excellent, had much more than I expected and is a very nice touch. Communications during booking was very good too and Denise and Julie are very friendly and helpful. In terms of locations we found it was pretty easy to see a lot of what we wanted on day trips to the coast plus we took advantage of a few local walks in the Spring sunshine. We also had lunch at the local bistro which like others we found to be excellent. We didn't take advantage of the free bikes but that is a nice touch. Overall an excellent stay and highly recommended.

“Peaceful and relaxing stay” 5 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Vicky for a stay in September 2016
We had such a lovely week at Orchid Barn and couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed, particularly in the small but perfectly formed kitchen which made a really welcome change! We asked Denise to make us a meal for our first night which was absolutely delicious and well worth the lack of hassle trying to pull something together after a long drive.
The private garden was huge an really tranquil- a lovely spot for reading and/or naps! And of course the hot tub which we took full advantage of.
We loved exploring the local area and would really recommend the market at Auray, Concarneau, Pont Aven, Vannes and Carnac amongst many others. We hope to return very soon!!

Idyllic Review by L Thomas for a stay in Jun 2016.
If you would like somewhere to stay that offers you that home from home feeling? then Orchid Barn is the place for you. We have stayed at a few places in France this is the best, Julie and Denise are wonderful hosts . A Fabulous welcome hamper on arrival plus all the comforts you need when on holiday. The cottage is just lovely . You have your own very private garden and the Fabulous Hot Tub which we used daily . Do try the local restaurants nearby they were fabulous. Total relaxation is what you get here. We saw some very beautiful wildlife and a very strange dog. We will definitely return to this holiday haven, Rob & Lorraine

Guest review for our one bedroom luxury cottage in Brittany, by Alan & Heather 2016 "Back Again - Better Than Ever!" Back again this time for a 2 week break in this beautiful cottage. Our review last year really said it all - but there have been more subtle changes that make it even better. It is clear that this is a place where the owners genuinely want to provide the best possible gite experience. Everything has been superbly maintained. Great accommodation, a fantastic bed and warm comfortable living area and kitchen. The most obvious change is a massive upgrade in the wifi - now very fast - and the garden seems to have matured and developed. It remains a great location and the owners could not be more helpful in recommendation to local restaurants, markets etc. There is little more we can say - its as damn near perfect as you can make it!

"Perfect” Reviewed by Kevin & Anne for a stay in August 2015 We have recently returned from two weeks in Orchid Barn and had a wonderful time. This was our second visit but last year we were only able to stay for a week. Our reasons for returning were the excellent standard of the accommodation, which is maintained to a very high standard, and the location which is great for touring (last year we explored the south coast but this year headed up to the north coast which is beautiful and well worth a visit or two). The owners, Julie and Denise ,who live next door are very discreet but really helpful if needed. We can honesty say they do everything they can to make your holiday perfect. We recommend you book as you will not be disappointed.

Review for Orchid Barn, by Alan & Heather April 2015 "The best cottage we have ever rented and we have rented scores of them down the years!" This place is simply superb in every single way we can think of. Very modern kitchen with all mod cons... large living room has a very comfy 3 seat sofa and large TV with a decent range of British Channels, a DVD player and a large stock of DVDs and books & broadband wifi. There is a large modern bathroom with a fantastic shower and a towel rail that could heat the property on its own. An ample supply of big fluffy towels and high quality toiletries are all included.
Then one large bedroom with a huge sleigh bed that is one of the most comfortable we have ever found in a holiday home anywhere. Location wise the cottages are very central and you can easily strike out for the North or South Coasts. The local roads are very quiet with beautiful walks and cycling on the roads and paths around many lakes canals etc.

What more can we add ...... well not much except that we came for a week this year and, before we left, booked two weeks next year!! Believe us - it IS that good.

“Every Bit as Good as the First Stay!” Review by Robin & Joyce October 2014 We Stayed in 2013 and had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay so we returned in 2014 and weren't disappointed in any way. We again found a very warm welcome, cleanliness and comfort and the most generous welcome pack around! Orchid Barn is set in a most lovely rural area, tranquil set in rolling countryside yet the nearest friendly village is only minutes away. We found lots to see and do even on our second visit, Brittany is really stunning, the markets are a must. Brittany Spa Cottages are ideally placed for touring by car or cycling and there's good walking too. The owners who live on site are very friendly and helpful but also very discrete, they really want you to enjoy your holiday to the full. Aside from the setting of beautiful traditional farm buildings the large on-site hot tub is fantastic and not to be missed; a perfect end to the day. We'll stay again.

"fantastic!" Review by Kevin & Anne August 2014 We can honestly say that Orchid Barn rates as the best self catering accommodation that we have ever experienced in France and over the years we have rented a considerable number of properties! Orchid Barn has been furnished to a high spec including a fabulous king size bed (just like being at home) down to quality garden furniture. The owners, who live next door, are the perfect hosts and happy to assist when needed but are not intrusive in any way. They also provide their guests with an incredibly generous welcome hamper, including fresh produce from their own garden which was most appreciated. There is a private garden at the rear of the garden which has the sun all day and is perfect for al fresco dining. We enjoyed breakfast and late suppers in the garden. There is also a hot tub available to guests and whilst it looked very inviting we did not get time to use it during our stay as we were too busy sightseeing! We had such a wonderful time it is our intention to return next year which is the best recommendation we can offer.

“Exceeded all our expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed by Claire & Greg UK for a stay in July 2013
We chose Orchid Barn hoping for a peaceful location away from it all, with the opportunity for some good mountain biking. All our expectations were exceeded. The cottage was perfect, very clean, the kitchen with everything you need, a comfortable bed, powerful shower, generous welcome back and an absolutely lovely private terrace with garden for BBQ's in the evening sunshine. The hot tub was an added bonus. The mountain biking was fabulous with some very nearby VTT routes clearly marked providing good trails and views along the way. Julie and Denise were excellent hosts and available to answer any questions we had and provide advice re the local area. We will be definitely returning and we thoroughly recommend a visit.

“We are missing the peace and quiet already”
Nigel J Gillingham UK Reviewed July 8, 2012
We have just returned from a week at Orchid Barn and what a pleasure it was. We expected it to be good as we stayed at the owners' previous property in the Lot et Garonne, but it exceeded those expectations.

We normally book cottages larger than we actually need, and as far away from neighbours as possible. So we did have concerns that we were staying in a one bedroom gite and sharing the location with one other gite and the owners. No need to worry, once welcomed on arrival, including a well stocked welcome pack, the owners were there if needed, and we 'bumped into' our neighbours just the once.
The gite itself was plenty big enough, in fact we were pleasantly surprised by the space available, the bedroom was a good size with a large and comfy bed, the living dining area was more than big enough for our needs, as was the bathroom. Everything was done to a very high standard and is a credit to the owners, with the icing on the cake being the hot tub!

Most of Brittany is within easy reach of Brittany Spa Cottages and the information provided ensures that you can plan your stay efficiently.

Plus points:
1) Total peace and quiet
2) High quality, spacious accommodation
3) Fantastic welcome
4) Friendly and helpful owners who are there when/if you need them
5) Hot tub
6) Location

Negative points.
1) We didn't book for two weeks!

Please also click on the link for Orchid Barn reviews on Tripadvisor.


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