The Write Retreat Ltd - The Farmhouse B&B at Kerivoa & Creative Writing Holidays
The Farmhouse B&B at Kerivoa
 
Farmhouse B&B in historic Kerivoa, Bourbriac, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany.  Plenty of car parking space and set in the heart of countryside, perfect for circular walks straight from the front door"Lovely welcome, refreshing change from soulless hotels, thanks so much for being so welcoming and accommodating. Very good value for money" Mr Cox, (2010)
 
"A real home from home - thank you so much for everything. I shall recommend you whenever I can" Ms Jones, (2010)
 
"Wonderful, excellent accommodation, ambiance and comfort - Highly recommended"Mr & Mrs Amey (2010) more testimonials
 
 
 
 
breton listed stepsYour home from home in Brittany.
 
Katherine and John's belief is that their customers' needs are of the utmost importance. The entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result,  80% of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Annexe cuisinerie and dining room at the Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Kerivoa, Bourbriac. the perfect holiday accommodation for a relaxing break.
 
On Arrival: you will be greeted by Katherine and served home-made cake with a pot of English Tea or Fresh Ground Coffee
 
"Setting and hospitality that I didn’t think existed anymore" Ms J Gow
 
Farmhouse KitchenThe Rooms:  We have three double bed-rooms and all are provided with Fluffy Dressing Gowns, Slippers, Towel bales, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Drinking Water, Tea, Coffee & Chocolate Making Facilities (replenished regularly) and Fresh Cut Flowers from our garden (in season).  Full use of family lounge with Open Fire, Terrace, Gardens, Stream and Lawn areas.  For winter evenings the rooms have individually controlled central heating, electric blankets & hot water bottles and for balmy summer evenings each room has a ceiling fan.
 
Annexe Bedroom with private ensuite. Welcome pack includes, Dressing gown & slippers, bottle of wine, chocolates, Tea, Coffee & hot chocolate making facilities. Hairdryer, free wi-fi connection
The Annexe: €65.00 per room per night Double-bedroom with ensuite shower, wc and sink. Writing Area, Private Lounge with TV and freeview satellite, DVD player with a selection of DVD's, Stereo & CD's, Games, Dining Area and cuisinerie (small kitchen for self-catering), binoculars and telescope for star-gazing from the terrace.
 
 
 
Bedroom in the Farmhouse B&B at KerivoaThe Farmhouse: €50.00 per room per night.  Double-Bedroom offering views over the Farm courtyard with shared bath-room (Bath with shower, Sink and WC). Pet Friendly Accommodation (sanitised & steam cleaned after every use).
 
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast, with fresh home-baked bread, locally produced jams and preserves (where possible) eggs cooked to your liking from our own hens (if not available substituted with free-range) and a selection of cereals, all served with pots of English tea or fresh ground coffee.  Plenty to set you up for your day ahead.
 
Farmhouse B&B 2"You will be inspired and recharged and you will return" Mr & Mrs Marsh
Lunch: a picnic hamper lunch is available on request and payable locally.
 
Guest LoungeEvening Meal (Table d'Hote): is an optional extra but you are very welcome, by prior arrangement and payable locally, to join the family for a 3-course Evening Meal. (Example Menu: Home-made Soup, Porc in Cidre with Veg and Potatoes, followed by Crepes, or bbq in the summer). We (currently) do not have a licence but you are welcome to bring and drink your own wine. We source as many local ingredients as possible, and most seasonal vegetables and salads are grown on our own small-holding.We will try our best to cater for specific dietary requirements.  However, if you book The Annexe it has it's own fully-equipped cuisnerie (small kitchen) for your convenience.
 
Bedtime Drink: to help you get the best night's sleep possible, we will give you a slumber inducing mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows or night-time tea infusion along with a home-made biscuit.
 
"I was so chilled out I was nearly vertical" Mrs Roberts, (2010)
 
treasure of Kerivoa, now in the Paris Museum.  this historic tresure was found under our barn 100 years ago.  anyone got a metal detector???The historic hamlet of Kerivoa: is about 10 mins from the small market town of Bourbriac.  It is a tiny hamlet with 3 houses in a very rural and tranquil location.  It is classified as a Bronze Age Special Interest Site as we have our very own stream, Dolmen and Menhir and the treasure (pictured) found at Kerivoa is on display at the Paris Museum. It is a beautiful spot for star gazing, bird and animal watching and we have telescope and binoculars available for you. Large decking area for bbq's and sunbathing, hidden garden with hammock by stream, and lots of places to explore and discover.We have plenty of space with our small-holding and have renovated the Farmhouse and it's Annexe to a high standard, we have several barns with permission to convert into gites at a later stage, and also permission for an indoor swimming pool with gym and class-room, making Kerivoa an all-year round destination for your holiday.
The ultimate rock gardenView from the field of the Farmhouse B&B and Writing Retreat.  In the foreground is the Dolmen of Kerivoa, behind the farmhouse is the Menhir.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pet's Welcome in our Farmhouse: 
mum and dad brittany may 2009 027To make your pet feel extra welcome we will provide them with their own WELCOME PACK including bowls, treat and a toy.  This is excellent dog-walking country with fields, gorges, mountains and the coast all within easy reach. We have 2 Westies, a Cat, Horse, Pigs and Chickens and all well behaved pets are welcome.  There is a nominal fee of €5 per pet per day to cover the additional cleaning, and we also ask that any damage or breakages are replaced (excluding fair wear and tear). We will provide special towels, bedspreads and furniture covers for your pet(s) during their stay. To assist you with your Pet Passport admin if you wish we can make the appointment on your behalf at the local vet in Bourbriac and confirm your travel with the ferry for your Pet Passport needs. We understand that some of our visitors might suffer from Pet Allergies and therefore Pets are not allowed into the Annexe of the Farmhouse, but are free to enjoy the farmhouse and the grounds.
 
Free wi-fi: throughout the farmhouse. Don't forget your laptop
 
forget-me-notsSmoking Policy: The Farmhouse and it's Annexe are no-smoking, but there is an undercover area set aside for smoking.
 
Allergies: We understand that people may suffer from allergies or have sensitive skin.  To minimise any potential problems, we only allow pets in the Farmhouse (not The Annexe) all washing powder and softeners are non-biological or environmentally friendly washing nuts, most cleaning products used are "environmentally friendly or "old fashioned home-made recipes" and smoking is not allowed in the house.  However, we are a small-holding located in a rural environment so at certain times of the year there will be dust, pollen, crops, animals, flies and open fires which may aggravate your symptoms.  Please take whatever common-sense precautions are needed and advise us of your requirements in advance of your stay.
 
Extras available (payable locally)
Farmhouse Lounge 2
  • Packed Lunch
  • Evening Meal
  • Transfers to and from Ferry Port, Airport or Train Station
  • Washing and ironing
  • Creative Writing Tutoring
  • Proof-Reading
  • Typing
  • Secretarial Duties and Admin
 
Bridge over streamCustomer Care and Testimonials: We have a vast selection of testimonials available for you to view.  We pride ourselves on our excellent customer care and if you are pleased with our service please tell others on trip adviser or  fill in the Customer Survey at the end of your stay.  Obviously please tell us immediately if there is a problem so we can work our utmost to reach a speedy and mutually satisfactory conclusion
 
Surrounding Area: Our closest market and shops are 6km away in Bourbriac. We are located in countryside but just 40 mins from the Coast.
 
Wet Weather:  In the annexe lounge there is a TV with satellite TV, DVD player with a large selection of DVD's, various books to read and Games
 
Stream areaCars and Transport: ample Free Car-Parking.  If you are not travelling by car we highly recommend Car Hire but by prior arrangement (and payable locally) we can collect you from Roscoff or St Malo Ferry Port, Guingamp Train Station, Dinard, Nantes or Brest Airport. We are members of the Brittany Ferries Property Owners club and can pass on a 15% ferry saving to all our guests.  For your added enjoyment to discover the local area we have 2 adult bicycles which are available for you to use.
 
View from fieldThings to do: Visit Markets, Explore the area, Mountains, Coast, Rivers, Gorges, Walking/Rambling (many walks start from our own doorstep), Horse riding, Golf, Fishing (according to our fishing friend it is "Excellent")
 
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR LONG-STAY
 
Arrival/Departure: We request that you arrive after 4pm on your day of arrival and depart by 10.30am on your departure day, to offer full flexibility for you other times are available but by prior arrangement.  Prior to your arrival we will send you a direction map and GPS position.
 
 
New drive & B&B in distancePost:  For long stay holidays we are happy for you to have post delivered to our address during the duration of your stay.
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
 
 
Location:The Farmhouse B&B at Kerivoa, Kerivoa, Near Bourbriac, 22390, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, France.
 
Approx distance in time: Dinard and Brest Airport 1.5 hours, Nantes & Rennes Airport 2 hours, Roscoff & St Malo Ferry Ports 1.5 hours, Guingamp Train Station 20 mins.
Nearest Town: Bourbriac 6km
Nearest Large Town : Guingamp 18km
Other Towns nearby: St Brieuc, Morlaix, Callac, Rostrennen,
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