Bernadette Devaux Cariou
About Bernadette Devaux Cariou
Restaurant owner in Quimperlé for 25 years
Bernadette Devaux Cariou purchased this House in 2005
What makes this House unique
The architecture and interior of the house very comfortable. The large garden. The SPA. Ideal location for visiting Brittany. (Limit Morbihan-Finistère) Close to the Gulf of Morbihan
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house is extremely well equipped and Bernadette kindly provided us with a cold meal on arrival which was gratefully received. We stayed during the heatwave which meant we didn't make much use of the hot tub or terrace as both were too hot!
The house has lots of beautiful pieces of art and furniture and is very spacious. Unfortunately the extensive seating isn't very comfortable if you just want to relax. There was quite a lot of noise from the quarry behind the property during the day.
Arzano itself is very quiet but the surrounding areas are pretty and there are some excellent beaches not too far away. Quimperle has some interesting buildings, walks along the river and is lively on Market day but still has plenty of places to park and eat.
Elegant, stylish and very welcoming.
We stayed for a week in May with mixed weather. The house was very comfortable and the hostess, Bernadette, couldn't have been more welcoming. Although the owners don't speak English, and our French was very limited, Bernadette's son was there when we arrived and he helped out with all the necessary explanations.
Another thing that we appreciated was the meal that Bernadette had prepared for our arrival and the supplies of milk, bread, butter, jam and cake that were waiting for us.
The house is beautiful, very well-equipped and full of valuable objets d'art from all over the world. The garden was absolutely lovely, though we didn't get to use the hot tub because the weather was a bit too cool and wet while we were there.
Bernadette's son, Jerome, who had helped with the introductions, runs a restaurant in nearby Quimperle which we visited twice as we enjoyed the food so much.
All together a delightful stay. Thank you.
Merci beaucoup Diana.
Nous faisons le maximum pour que vous soyez heureux dans notre maison.
Vous étes des vacanciers trés soigneux. J éspére vous revoir à Arzano.
Perfect location for access to brilliant seascapes and memorable inland features
Apart from the ideal situation for easy access to southwest Brittany, the property boasts its own attractive private garden and superlative house with all the modern conveniences. The rural setting is minutes from the village of Arzano with all necessities and the city of Quimperle with a Sunday market and many restaurants including le Bistro de la Tour for gourmet dining which is owned and managed by the homeowner's son. Several members of th Cariou family are always nearby for any assistance needed. The nearby town of Quimper is a must for the architecture, regional history and fine arts museum.
Beautiful house for a (reasonably) quiet stay
The house is spacious and light, with lots of living space and the outdoor deck leading to the beautiful garden. I never tired of watching the light play on the two stands of bamboo. The house is full of original art- and craft-work, and we kept finding little extra treasures throughout the week. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and we managed to have most of our meals outside (in mid-July). Beds were comfortable although the duvets were too hot for us so we ended up sleeping under sheets only.
You can walk into the village on the flat in 15 minutes (although it is not a particularly inspiring walk). There are two baker's shops in the village; we thought the further one had more choice and it does a range of groceries. But we most enjoyed going to the relatively new village co-op shop across the road, which offers a range of local meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables, as well as some standard grocery items, and is completely staffed by local volunteers. There is a new Super U supermarket on the Lorient side of Pont-Scorff (about 10 minutes drive) that has everything else you might need, including fuel.
There is not much to see in Arzano itself, apart from the church (currently being restored) and the donkey sanctuary. However, it is a good base for exploring the area; we went to lots of local towns with historic centres and half-timbered buildings, as well as the world-famous stone alignments at Carnac, all within one hour's drive. The local tourist offices were unfailingly helpful and provided lots of useful information.
The owners responded promptly to any questions before our arrival and were reassuring about the couple of minor problems that cropped up during our stay. You must be reasonably confident in your French, however, as they have absolutely no English.
Great house, lovely garden, good location
As the other reviews have said, this is a beautiful house, well laid out with two double bedrooms each with its own bathroom. The kitchen is extremely well equipped; the house is well furnished and decorated and with a lot of books for interest (and some great CDs!)
The garden is lovely - a good shade over the main table & patio, and a smaller sitting area down some steps.
The house is all on one level and is easy access for anyone with limited mobility
The hosts are very friendly and helpful - Bernadette provided us with a light dinner on arrival night, and with milk, tea, coffee, butter etc - everything is there that you might need to use. The garden includes a vegetable garden - we had lettuce and raspberries (this week's guests will be snacking on courgettes I think!)
An impressive property with a beautiful fragrant garden
Bernadette is very welcoming and has made the house comfortable and well equipped.
The house is very conveniently located for visits to the cities of Quimper and Lorient and for access to the sandy beaches near Erdeven. We also went to Pont Aven for the galleries and to Quiberon to find some sunshine as it was quite wet during our stay, but that was only about an hour's drive. There are plenty of walks/bike rides in the countryside around the house and of course the hot tub to relax in so there is no need to travel far.
Inside the house is well laid out with bedrooms and bathrooms at each end and a large, central living area that leads out onto a terrace with the spa and barbecue. There are many roses planted around the terrace, which were all in bloom during our stay. As others have mentioned, the owners have an extensive collection of art, paintings, glass sculptures and ceramics etc., so it would not be suitable for young children.
We certainly enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to our friends and relatives. Apart from some rainy days, we were able to relax and enjoy the perfume from the roses and eat fresh strawberries from the kitchen garden. Those staying later in the year will have fresh vegetables to look forward to as well!
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Le Bistro de la Tour in Quimperlé (10 km): a cheerful restaurant with an art-nouveau atmosphere and a genuine cuisine. Excellent value for money.
Vinodiscount wine cave in Quimperlé (10 km). Wine treasures at small prices.
Fast-food restaurant Faim 2 Loup in Quimperlé (10 km): Burgers, hot dogs, Panini sandwiches, French fries, top quality locally produced food.
Arzano Ty Nadan Asineria, Leisure complex with aqua biking, canoeing, horse riding, climbing, Breton games, all-terrain Segway, paint ball, water park, adventure park (tree climbing, canopy: the longest in Bretagne), pool diving, electric quad bikes, and Zumba. Locunolé (3 km).
La Bobine Cinema in Quimperlé.
Pont Scorff's zoo (10 km): one of the best of Bretagne.
The Roches du Diable ("The Devil’s Rocksl" - 5 km), an exceptional site.
Quimperlé, Pont Aven, Concarneau, Quimper, Le Pouldu (beaches) and so on. The Morbihan golf is 40 minutes away.