Following unexpected redundancy; too young for retirement and wanting new challenges, we agreed a new home in Brittany could...More information +
Following unexpected redundancy; too young for retirement and wanting new challenges, we agreed a new home in Brittany could offer the space and more relaxed country lifestyle we had both enjoyed before the family responsibilities and demanding professions!
We both have links with farming and with some renovating experience, we sold our Hampshire home and moved in to our Breton property ‘Penlan Huella’ Nov 2009 - shortly followed by the animals. We hope to bring new life back to the farm and its 7.5 acres of surrounding fields and woodland.We've converted two traditonal stone farm buildings in to holiday Gites.
With our interests in photography, wildlife, farming, animals, gardening and enjoying time and space with family and friends, our new lifestyle is meeting all our objectives.
We wanted rural but not too isolated. Somewhere our family and friends could visit easily without too much travelling or expense and somewhere to keep us busy but nothing over ambitious.
Left on May 04, 2011 for a stay in August 2010
From the moment you drive up to Penlan Gites, you sense the calm beauty of a rural retreat. Richard and Claire are wonderful hosts, and we arrived to a welcome hamper of cheese, bread,fruit, milk, tea, coffee and olive oil. The Gites are decorated in simple, chic style, with comfortable beds, and fabulous showers, and all necessary items such as cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils are provided…