We are a couple in our early 60's. We have lived in Central Brittany since late 2019. We have a property bordering on the Nantes Brest Canal. We are at the end of a small road but a ten minute walk from the nearest village. There is no light pollution and you can see the stars. Fishing, boules and walking are popular local activities. I speak English and my wife can speak good French. We have a small gite which is available for use.
DIY and building projects
You can learn to speak colloquial English. We are happy to help progress your English or teach basic French if you do not already speak it. A basic knowledge of English would be helpful. My wife is a good cook.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have 9 hectares which need either clearing or preparing for greenhouse building. Trees to chop down. Buildings to maintain. A hanger roof needs replacing for someone who is not scared of heights. If you like outdoor work - chainsaw experience would be good. If you can drive a digger or operate small machinery that would be useful.
We live in the main house on our private road. We have 2 small gites which are self contained a few metres away. Well behaved pets are welcome. We have a medium sized friendly dog and 2 cats.
The nearest train station is either Guingamp or Rennes. Buses are available from there. Tourist attractions include the Lac de Geurledan, the Vallée des Saintes, l'Abbaye de Bon Repos, Huelgoat with its rocks. You would need to access these in a car. The coast is about 60 km away north or south. Or just discover the local walks along the canal, or through the woods outside of hunting season. We have bicycles we can lend to visitors.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our internet connection is basic and occasionally does not work at all. So ok for emails, social media, television, not ok for gaming.
We have a lot of space for your vehicle, no problem. We have gates to the property and the road is private, secluded and quiet.
Well behaved pets ok. We have a friendly medium sized dog who is castrated and submissive. 2 cats who can run fast.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week