Loriais, Farmhouse and Gite,situated in Brittany on the borders of Pays de la Loire and Normandy. An ideal base to explore the beautiful countryside, beaches, chateaux ,forests and megaliths of this extra special part of France. Tranquil farmhouse gite lovingly restored, set in 20 acres with extensive access to glorious countryside, two bedrooms two bathrooms with additional double sofa bed. and folding bed, for children. Cot and high chair availabile. Log burner and underfloor heating making a cosy time in winter (by arrangement). Private heated salt water pool 10m x 5m with beach hut and barbeque. Several seating areas in lovely gardens. Cycling on designated tracks for miles. Glorious walking on signed routes straight out of the door. Fully equipped kitchen, range cooker, also electric cooker and hob plus microwave, washing machine and dishwasher, American style fridge freezer. Well stocked supermarket five minutes away with other large supermarkets fifteen minutes away. Other attractions. water park, riding, walking and cycling. Mont St Michel 40 mins, St Malo one hour, Honfleur and Deauville two hours. Normandy beaches and fabulous coastline of the Cote d'Emeraude easily accessed. Five minutes from the Foret de Fougéres and arboritum, five minutes from the medieval forest of Monthault. Weekly local farmers markets with a good selection of local produce during August, big traditional French market every Wednesday all year round 15 mins away. Pets not accepted.
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2019
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Peace and quiet in beautiful Brittany
We absolutely loved our week in this wonderful gite in gorgeous, rural Brittany.
Well equipped, cool and beautiful with a stunning garden and an awesome pool. There’s also Sky TV and a selection of DVDs if you want a quiet night in.
Barry and Gail are fantastically welcoming hosts who want you to relax and have fun in their magnificent property. They also have a lovely menagerie of animals - including the unforgettable Nanette, the amazing rescued pet goat. You can interact with the dogs, cats, donkeys etc as much or as little as you want.
Louvigné-De-Désert is a good base from which to explore Brittany and Normandie with Fougères, Dinan, St Malo, Avranches etc a leisurely drive away. Louvigné-De-Désert has a few bars and restaurants and a good Super U supermarket.
The weather was wonderful. Warm and relaxing, perfect for a few hours around the pool or exploring some of Brittany’s many medieval villages.
I look forward to my next visit to Brittany and would love to return to Barry and Gail’s gite
We booked this for our honeymoon and couldn’t have asked for better.. Barry and Gail are lovely hosts and their gite and gardens are amazing.. The pool area is secluded very clean and relaxing. Although Barry and Gail live onsite they respect your privacy at all times.. The gite is amazing larger than pics show and spotlessly clean it was a proper home from home.. If you want to stay in somewhere quiet and relaxed away from everyday pressures this is the place we had fantastic honeymoon there and will definitely be going back... I really cannot fault this place and the champagne on arrival and fresh produce was wonderful.. Thank you Barry and Gail for letting us stay in your beautiful gite and gardens and making our honeymoon memorable.. Helen & Simon
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Barry and Gail are the perfect hosts - warm, welcoming and always ready to help. The gite is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, and the grounds are amazing! The super swimming pool sits in gorgeous landscaped gardens with the occasional visit from one of the friendly animals on site, so each day spent relaxing at the gite was such a pleasure.
The local small town, Louvinge du Desert, has a decent supermarket and is just a short drive away. It is also within walking distance along part of a disused railway track, which itself is perfect for walks or cycling. There are plenty of places to visit in the locality: Fougeres was a particular favourite with its stunning views and magnificent castle in the medieval district. We also visited Mont St Michel (a bit touristy, but well worth seeing), Omaha Beach and Bayeux, all within comfortable reach.
Overall this was a fantastic holiday for us, as two adult couples, so we are hoping to return in the future. Read the other reviews and book now!
"Sanctuary" from a busy lifestyle
Thank you Gail and Barry for sharing your beautiful gardens which complimented your lovely property we stayed in. Home grown garden produce was also a lovely gift from you.
The property was beautifully furnished and had its own charm and welcome....... as well as little luxuries. A well equipped kitchen was gratefully appreciated and many happy family mealtimes were had in the dining area. The gardens were our favourite place and many English tea times occurred there as well as coffee with the local patisserie's delicacies. This was our first taste of Lovigne de desert and we were not disappointed. The pool and sun house were very well equipped and complimented the garden setting. The family pets were welcoming and added to the charm. We had a good time in Brittany and there were lots of places to explore nearby as well as local walks. The supermarket nearby was very well stocked and we enjoyed trying out our little bit of French. Barry & Gail were great hosts, both kind and approachable.
Rob Loraine Ted Rachel Yates
A little slice of heaven.
Having spent a few days in Louvigne recently I cannot recommend the property highly enough. It truly is a slice of heaven.
The location is very peaceful and so beautiful, the gardens and the swimming pool are wonderful and a real credit to Gail and Barry, who are great hosts.
The house itself is stunning and has every amenitiy you could possibly wish for. Fully stocked kitchen including a washing machine which is super to have on hand, dishwasher, huge fridge and a choice of cookers. There is a DVD player with DVDs provided, books provided if required. A huge folder is available of local attractions and areas of interest.
The town is within walking distance and is lovely with a supermarket, bakery, restaurants and cafes. Although for us the beautiful house and surroundings were all we needed and didnt want to leave.
Cannot wait to return.
Thanks Gail and Barry.
The house is beautiful, with an amazing garden! It's a great place for a holiday!
We has had a great holiday, our children loved the pool, gardens and animals! The house is beautiful and the owners were so amazingly hospitable! I would recommend this fabulous place to everyone!