New Arrivals

Today we had 5 chicks hatch

Mother hen is a “Barbarie” or bantam, who was home bred 8 years ago.  The eggs come from a friend’s flock because I no longer have a cockerel – I gave him away when he started to pick on Peter Paon, the peacock.  Hopefully one of these little ones will be a male and can grow up and get along with Peter.

By |2021-06-27T11:56:38+02:00June 27th, 2021|Blog, Brittany, Family activities, Life at Brittany Gites|Comments Off on New Arrivals

COVID-19 update 18/05/2020

Firstly I want to reassure you that we are preparing hard for a resumption services at La Lohuas.  The closure and lockdown here has enabled us to reflect and put in place a protocol which will ensure that holidays will be possible this year for families to enjoy our countryside and open space. And we are prepared.

The  European Commission issued guidance this week on resuming travel and tourism in 2020. It said the following: Handled correctly, safely and in a coordinated manner, the months to come could offer Europeans the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air, and to catch up with friends and family, in their own Member States or across borders.

La Lohuas Gites are the ideal place to find that : here you are in a safe environment with your own individual space that has been meticulously cleaned and sanitized prior to your arrival.

At the moment, bookings are open to France mainland guests from 2nd June onwards.  Please contact us for more information.

You can order food for click and collect from our local supermarket or farm shop prior to arrival – details will be supplied to you.

Meals can also be ordered for delivery to your gite.

Keep checking these pages for more information, we will be updating this blog regularly as the lock down continues to relax.

Stay safe and I look forward to welcoming you to La Lohuas very soon (at a safe distance!)



By |2020-05-18T10:22:42+02:00May 18th, 2020|Blog, Brittany, Family activities, Life at Brittany Gites, Property updates, Tourism|Comments Off on COVID-19 update 18/05/2020

Dinan Port

Dinan has a river port on the Rance River running inland from St Malo

the port has many restaurants along the quayside, together with a fantastic boulangerie where you can buy the local Kouign-amann (a sticky breton bun, that they once made as the technical challenge on the Bake-off!)

You can hire little motor boats for a river trip or go on an excursion on the Jaman V boat whose commentary explains a little history of the area and finishes off with accordian playing.

The Rue du Jerzual is a pedestrianised cobbled street which takes you up the hill into the town.

Thank you to my good friend Pete Tachauer for the beautiful photos of the port

By |2019-01-29T15:51:06+01:00January 29th, 2019|Blog, Brittany, Family activities, Tourism|Comments Off on Dinan Port

Fraise Gite

Fraise is a gite for 6 people in three bedrooms,

it is also adapted for people with reduced mobility.  There is a kitchen/breakfast room and a large living room with exposed beams and stone walls.  There is a downstairs double bedroom with ensuite shower, wetroom and toilet.  Upstairs are two bedrooms, one large double with ensuite shower room and one twin room with ensuite bathroom.  The outside terrace looks out over the play area and pool complex.

By |2019-01-26T15:48:23+01:00January 26th, 2019|Blog, Brittany, Life at Brittany Gites, Tourism|Comments Off on Fraise Gite

Lait Ribot

Have you ever bought green-top milk in a French supermarket thinking that it was semi-skimmed?

Lait Ribot is either green or gold topped (semi-skimmed is blue) it is a breton speciality fermented milk.  I have had people in the gites tell me that they would not return to the supermarket because the milk is off ! 🙂  If you are not expected a fermented taste, then you would believe that your milk is off – it doesn’t go well with PG Tips!

Traditionally the bretons have their lait ribot in a bowl and drink it with a spoon (like soup) or dunk their galette (buckwheat pancake) into it for their Saturday lunch.

By |2019-01-22T13:32:39+01:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Brittany, Life at Brittany Gites, Tourism|Comments Off on Lait Ribot