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- 12 févr. 2019
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées ne seront pas remboursées.
Joli coin de verdure
Petit gîte un peu vieillot mais très bien aménagé et fonctionnel (literie très confortable).
Extérieur très agréable et calme. Mes chiens ont adoré courir autour du plan d'eau et se rafraîchir dans le cours d'eau attenant.
Seul bémol : l'absence de clôture avec le gîte attenant. Lorsqu'il y a des chiens des 2 côtés, ça peut être compliqué, surtout s'il y a des aboyeurs.
Ce gîte est très bien placé pour visiter quelques plus beaux villages de France.
The Translated Review (Google Translate): Small cottage a bit old but very well appointed and functional (bedding very comfortable). Exterior very nice and quiet. My dogs loved running around the water and cooling off in the adjoining stream. Only downside: the lack of fence with the adjoining Gîte. When there are dogs on both sides, it can be complicated, especially if there are barkers. This cottage is very well placed to visit some of the most beautiful villages in France.
Merci pour votre rapport Madame que j'ai traduit ci-dessus.
Je suis heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour au Moulin de Griffet. Je note votre exigence pour pouvoir garder les chiens séparés. À l'avenir, je créerai une terrasse séparée à l'arrière du cottage, qui sera un espace privé. Je pense qu'il ne serait pas pratique d'ajouter une clôture car je pense que ce serait à la portée de tous.
Thank you for your review which I have translated above (using Google Translate).
I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Moulin de Griffet. I note your requirement for a fence to separate dogs from the other Gîte. In the future I hope to create a separate terrace at the back of the Cottage which will give a private space. I feel that it would not currently be practical to add a fence as I feel that it would be in everybody's way.
Peaceful Magic Hideaway
Stayed in Kingfisher Cottage - a comfortable well equipped gite in fabulous peaceful rural setting by watermill. Excellent leisure facilities with bikes and canoes. Clear sky at night fabulous star gazing. Perfect gite to stay in to attend Granddaughter's wedding in Pleugriffet. Ann and Mark very helpful and attentive during stay. Wonderful week in this gite I would recommend it for couples or families.
Thank you Nina. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope to be able to welcome you back. Best wishes, Giles
Athentiek maar slecht onderhouden huisje in een rustige waterrijke omgeving.
De directe omgeving is ronduit prachtig, maar het huis zelf (vooral het interieur) is lamentabel. Lampen die niet zijn aangesloten op de elektriciteit, oude springveren matrassen, overal een muffe geur, oude en verroeste keukeninfrastructuur, ramen die niet goed open/dicht gaan, toilet zonder ventilatie, beschikbare fietsen zonder remmen en met krakende kettingen, een tuin met open infrastructuurwerken aan de randen, enz...
Bovendien was het huis niet gekuist toen we toe kwamen. Overal spinnen- en stofwebben, dode insecten, een afwasmachine vol aangekoekte resten, een frigo met roest- en etensvlekken, donzen met vlekken... Ongelofelijk. Gelukkig waren de lakens wél gewassen...
Héél erg jammer eigenlijk, want het zou een absolute toplocatie kunnen zijn. Er zijn kano's en kayaks beschikbaar (dit keer wel in goede staat) waar je de beek en de rivier verderop mee kan bevaren. Er zijn kleine sluisjes die door particuliere sluiswachters handmatig worden bediend. Vlakbij de (vervallen) molen is een kleine waterval waar je in kan spelen en aan kan picknicken. Heel idyllisch allemaal. Langs de rivier en z'n zijtakken zijn overal bewegwijzerde fiets- en wandelroutes. Toeristische toppers zoals het stadje Josselin bevinden zich op amper een kwartier rijden.
Zo vreselijk jammer van de staat van het huis...….
Improvements needed but great location
Property location is beautiful. The lake is stunning and the fact the owner has provided boats and kayaks adds to the experience. The issues however outweigh this. Firstly we were booked into the cottage instead of the Mill House. As this is a review of the property I won't go into further details about this but make sure you clarify which property you are paying for. In terms of the cottage. Downstairs is not great. Kitchen is old and basic. Dishwasher was taped up so it cannot be used and there was a strange smell coming from it. The kitchen was also dirty. Bathroom - Shower head was broken, shower curtain mouldy and they have crammed a washing machine next to the bath which doesn't make for a very homely feel. The lounge/dining room is very small. It would have been better if they made it into to either a dining room or lounge but not both. Sofas were a bit old and uncomfortable. The upstairs rooms were in contrast quite nice.
There is a trampoline outside the cottage (by the dining room window). What they don't mention is that this isn't just for use by those staying in the cottage so be prepared to have kids or adults from the Mill House jumping on it in front of you (or using it to fix their bikes whilst you are sitting at the table in your Pjs eating your breakfast). We had to close the shutters for most of the time because there was no privacy as the bike shed is adjoined to the cottage so people walk past your windows often. Likewise, if you are enjoying time in the garden you are over looking the decking area of the mill house so if people are in the hot tub it makes for an awkward experience. We spent most of our days and evenings away from the property to avoid this. Maybe this isn't an issue for most but for me, I prefer a bit of privacy .
The other issue we had was that the communication with the owner was not great. I appreciate he may work full time but when an issue occurs you cannot wait 3 or 5 days for a reply or for him not to answer or return phone calls.
I think there is a lot of potential to this property. There are small things that could easily be done to make the stay more comfortable and it certainly needs updating and the privacy issue addressing. Unfortunately the communication, the booking issue and all the above issues meant this was not a great experience for us. We certainly will not be returning to this property nor could I recommend it to anyone else based on our experience.
This review was left by a guest who mistakenly booked the wrong property (they wanted the Mill-house but booked the Cottage) despite each property page being clearly labelled with ‘The Mill-house’ or ‘The Cottage’ on the OwnersDirect/Homeaway websites, and only realised their mistake at short notice. I was not willing to give them a refund at short notice – an airline would not reimburse a flight at short notice – so a negative review was inevitable.
I believe that their review is overly critical and simply represents their frustration that they had booked the wrong property.
My advertising of the Cottage is, I believe, very honest and fair in that I clearly state that the Cottage offers 'basic accommodation for those on a limited budget'. The cost of their booking, of the Cottage, should have been an indication to them that they had not booked the correct property.
They also initially tried to suggest that the Cottage had not been cleaned before they arrived which greatly upset the lady who cleans the properties for me and who is very diligent in her work.
In my Information pack, I say that the lawn area with the trampoline is communal space, and one hopes that guests, the children in particular perhaps, will enjoy interacting with one another, but I do ask that those in the Mill-house respect the meal-times of those staying in the Cottage.
I did take a while (a few days) to reply to some messages, but I always replied. I was on holiday myself, from 07 – 23 July, and on a boat off-shore for some of the time, but I was contactable by email for the majority of the time.
In due course I am intending to modernise the Cottage but for the time being it offers affordable holiday accommodation whilst still having access to all the outdoor facilities – the beautiful surroundings, wildlife, kayaks, bicycles, trampoline, etc – and the wonderful surrounding countryside and canal. When modernised, the Cottage will have a private, south-facing, terrace at the back of the property.
Please see the many other reviews on the Owners Direct/Homeaway website which I consider to be much fairer.
I would encourage guests to make bookings directly with owners. Missing out the intermediate third party removes so much complication. I have very little control when bookings are made via Ownersdirect/Homeaway and responses are automated; booked directly with owners I do think that an error when booking, such as this, is more likely to be detected and much earlier.
Rustic charm with modern comforts
This was my fifth visit to the The Old Mill. Very quiet secluded and tucked away. The addition of a hot tub, decking and Jamie Oliver barbecue were great additions this year and all used. Wood-burner is superb.Giles most helpful as always as were Ann and Mark who look after the property. Accommodation was great and with an improved bathroom.Would highly recommend the property and look forward to the sixth visit.
Thank you for your kind and helpful feedback which is very helpful to future guests. I'm glad that you have enjoyed the new facilities and I look forward to adding more. Also looking forward to welcoming you again. Giles
A pearl in Brittany!
We have so many beautiful memories of our stay in The Mill-house of Le Moulin du Griffet! For us it was paradise on earth, especially because of the surroundings, the nature was big in it's simplicity.
We’ve enjoyed everything, the boat on the lake, using the kanoe on the canal, eating blackberries around the lake, driving with the bikes to a creperie near the canal, watching nature, breathing nature, visiting Ile d’Houat, Josselin, Carnac, walking on the cliffs of Pénéstin and the museum Poète Ferrailleur in Lizio (fantastic for kids with imagination!) It was a real adventure for our kids. And in the evening we've really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, a glas of wine, looking at the bats flying from tree to tree, enjoying absolute silence in absolute privacy!
The house, the rooms and the kitchen had everything you'd ever need and are clean and beautifull.
The owner offered a fantastic and correct service, which we've appreciated very much!
Thank you for your very kind review. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great stay at Moulin de Griffet. You will of course be most welcome to return. Regards, Giles Austin
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Rental is Saturday to Saturday during the peak season. Negotiable outside of the peak season. Arrival time: 4pm / 1600hrs Departure time: 10am / 1000hrs (to allow time for cleaning) or both 'by negotiation' (every effort to be flexible will be made when circumstances permit). A booking deposit of £200 is required. The rental cost is to be paid 8 weeks before the booking commmences