The house comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen / dining room, downstairs loo, stairs to second floor with two double bedrooms and bathroom, stairs to third floor with large double bedroom and bathroom.
The house is rented as a whole on a self catering basis and is ideal for a large family or group of friends. It accommodates up to 6 people in three double bedrooms, one of which has its own en-suite.
Located in the Côtes d'Armor department, Gouarec is a charming village typical of inland Brittany,
in a valley at the confluence of Gilded and the Nantes-Brest canal. Its houses with characteristic architecture,
almost medieval, leave visitors inspired. We can find traces of the existence of Gouarec from
the twelfth century, but the village name has changed. First Gwareg spelled his name might evoke in Breton "arc",
referring to the Blavet River that curves in the town or Welsh "protector" in reference to the now disappeared Rohan castle.
Because of its location, the village became the seat of shows and a real village in the seventeenth century.
The village was a thriving linen centre in the middle-ages and then benefitted from both the railway and the canal. In fact it is one of the very few villages in Brittany that is built on the banks of the Nante-Brest Canal. This most beautiful of France's canals teems with fish and wildlife and has a cyclepath running 172 miles along its length. Although the original railway has long since gone, a new private line is being built to link to the Bon Repos Abbey.
The jewel in the crown of Gouarec is the Nantes-Brest canal which flows through the village. The towpath is pretty flat and the surface made up of cinder, ideal for cycling. You can cycle either way, East takes you to stunning 'Bon Repos' - the perfect picnic spot with a ruined abbey, restaurants, bar and play area, and a lovely little Sunday morning market. A short climb up from Bon Repos takes you to some of the covered tombs at Liscuis. Then on to the 'Lac de Guerledan', a large 'estuary like' lake where at Beau Rivage you'll find a beach where even small children can play in safety and there are bars, restaurants and creperies. Also within easy riding is Forge Des Salles the Buddist monestry and the Forest de Quenican and much, much more. Going west takes you through forgotten French countryside that has to be seen to be believed - ultimately all the way to the town of Carhaix if you feel like a longer ride (20 miles each way). As if that isn't enough there's a cyclepath from Gouarec that follows the old railway line. This is an easy ride to the town of Rostrenen where on Tuesday there is a wonderful street market, then on the lake at Mael Carhaix. Besides this totally car free cycling there are a mass of little quiet lanes where you can meander for hours and arrive at tiny creperies hidden in the wood, or cycle to another little market town - there really is so much to do.
Gouarec offers visitors the best sights to discover.
The village of Gouarec houses two monuments that are listed on the inventory of historical monuments. The former go hunting Dukes of Rohan date of 1634. At that time the Dukes enjoyed a right to justice Gouarec. Today, the house serves as a point of information. It is located in the town center, opposite the covered market. Do not miss Gouarec without admiring the Saint-Gilles chapel. It also listed as a historic monument since 1926, it dates from the late fifteenth century. It is built on the hills west of Gouarec. The halls of the city are noteworthy and date back to the early nineteenth century. Discover the former rectory of the city, which now houses the town hall of the municipality, and the ossuary of St. John chapel dating back to the sixteenth century.
In May, a plant market is organized by the town hall, and every year in June, is Gouarec Theatre Festival hay and not war. A festival that mixes with good humor, music, theater and storytelling. In July and August, a night hike is organized every year. An original way to discover the historical heritage of night in the city. In August always, the Halles of the city become the scene of a dinner-concert. As for the traditional garage sale organized by the city, it is held every summer in late August. Dining, theater, walking balls and also races throughout the year in this small town in Brittany where life is good.
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We look forward to welcoming you to a holiday that you will always remember for its peacefulness and beauty.
Dogs are always welcome.